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Baylor University Quietly Drops 'Homosexual Acts' From Its Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | July 6, 2015 | College
Baylor University, a private Baptist institution in Texas, has removed "homosexual acts" from its sexual misconduct policy but is stopping short of declaring approval for same-sex relationships. The new policy was first endorsed by Baylor's Board of Regents on May 15, but received little notice from the public until a...

Michael Musto On The Future Of The LGBT Movement And Homophobia Within The Community

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | July 6, 2015 | Gay Voices
Journalist Michael Musto has a few predictions for what's in store for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. He explored his thoughts about the "gay future" in a recent piece for The Advocate, and he stopped by HuffPost Live last week to expand on what's to...

Tennessee County Names Interim Clerk After Predecessor Exits Over Gay Marriage

Reuters | Reuters | July 6, 2015 | Politics
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 6 (Reuters) - A Tennessee county on Monday named a temporary county clerk after the person in the position resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses that she said violated her religious beliefs. In Decatur County, 100 miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee, Mayor Mike...

This 1-Minute Ad Shows Just How Fierce The 'American Woman' Is

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 6, 2015 | Women
The American woman is competitive, diligent and never gives up -- basically, she's a straight-up badass. A new Nike commercial puts that badassery on full display, starring the women of the U.S. National Soccer Team who triumphed over Japan in the finals of the World Cup on...

20 Photos That Highlight The Beautiful Diversity Of Plus-Size Bodies

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 6, 2015 | Women
Corissa Enneking is here to remind everyone that there is a lot more diversity in the plus-size community than the few plus-size women we see in magazines and on the runway. In June, the fat-positive writer and fashion blogger created a body-positive campaign...

Kenyan Politician Tells Obama To Leave The 'Gay Agenda' At Home

Reuters | Katie Sola | July 6, 2015 | World
Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said U.S. President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month. Obama has hailed last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage but few share his views...

Rick Santorum: Gay Marriage In The U.S. Will Have 'Profound Consequences' Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | July 6, 2015 | Politics
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) spoke out Sunday against the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, saying it further "put the nail in the coffin" of the nuclear family. During an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Santorum doubled down on earlier comments he'd...

Scott Walker's Sons Disappointed With His Comments After Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | July 6, 2015 | Politics
The sons of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) were disappointed with their father's criticism of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on marriage equality, exemplifying the generational divide within the Republican Party on gay rights. "I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake," Walker said on June...

This Photo Of Abby Wambach Kissing Her Wife Sarah Huffman After World Cup Win Is What Love Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | July 6, 2015 | Gay Voices
 This is what love is.  Soccer star Abby Wambach shared a kiss with wife Sarah Huffman after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 and won the FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday in Vancouver, Canada. Photographers were there to capture the sweet moment between the two, who married in Hawaii in October...

Hillary Clinton Offers Absolutely Beautiful Response To Gay Kid Scared About His Future

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | July 6, 2015 | Gay Voices
  Hillary Clinton had an incredible response for a gay child who expressed fears about what his future might hold.  A photo of a sad-looking young boy sitting on a stoop was shared on the Humans of New York Facebook account on Friday. The boy told photographer Brandon Stanton he was worried...

Ewan Phelan, Photographer, Shares Intimate Queer Boudoir Photos (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | July 6, 2015 | Gay Voices
Note: The images below may not be appropriate for viewing in work or other sensitive environments. For years, photographer Ewan Phelan and his wife Brianna have documented some of the most striking and intimate moments between couples in their bedrooms. The pair are traveling educators and photographers, specifically experts on...

Caitlyn Jenner Shares Inspirational 4th Of July Message On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | July 5, 2015 | Entertainment
Caitlyn Jenner not only celebrated her country's freedom on the Fourth of July, but also reflected on her own. The former Olympian took to Instagram on America's birthday to wish her followers a happy holiday and share a powerful message. Jenner posted a photo of a framed American flag and...

Arielle Scarcella, Vlogger, Explores Self Confidence In The Lesbian Community

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | July 5, 2015 | Gay Voices
Can you tell a woman's sexual orientation just by looking at her photo? YouTube vlogger Arielle Scarcella just released a new video in which queer women are shown pictures of two different women and asked to use their "gaydar" to identify who they think is a lesbian. Scarcella wanted to...

What It's Like To Be A Lesbian In Love With A Man

TIME | JamesMichael Nichols | July 5, 2015 | Gay Voices
When I commit to something, I go all in. I didn’t just become a vegetarian, I became a vegan. I didn’t just cut back on alcohol when it became too much, I got sober for keeps. When I became a runner, I signed up for a half marathon, the most...

Pretty Much Everything We Say Comes From The World Of Drag Queens

Mic | JamesMichael Nichols | July 5, 2015 | Gay Voices
Again finding its origins in black gay culture, "you better werk" has become synonymous with RuPaul. The word by itself has extended to broader use, though its essential meaning is the same: a declaration of support or approval or ambition. There's something to be said of the spelling, or rather,...

Courtney Act, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star, Releases 'Ugly'

JamesMichael Nichols | July 5, 2015 | Gay Voices
Who knew it was possible for Courtney Act could get so "ugly"? The "RuPaul's Drag Race" season six runner-up just dropped the video for her new single "Ugly," in which the singer finds herself in the middle of a gender-bending romance. Act looks stunning -- as always -- and has...

This Tour Highlights The Erotic Gay Art Hiding In Plain Sight At The Vatican

Ryan Buxton | July 5, 2015 | Religion
Here's your chance to have a gay old time at quite the unexpected location -- the Vatican. A new tour from the LGBT-friendly travel company Quikky offers visitors a look at the homoerotic history inside the home of the pope. To get the scoop on this

The Inspiring Faith Journey Of Nicole Garcia, A Transgender Latina And Future Minister

Carol Kuruvilla | July 5, 2015 | Religion
(RNS) Nicole Garcia looks more like a well-heeled church lady than a radical — but her faith journey over the past 55 years reflects a radical shift in mainline Christian denominations’ acceptance of transgender people as leaders in the church. A self-professed church nerd, Garcia says she was “a good...

Polyamorous Attorney Agrees SCOTUS Decision Could Lead To Group Marriage

Kira Brekke | July 5, 2015 | Gay Voices
One of the conservative right's favorite arguments against legalized same-sex marriage nationwide is that it's a slippery slope that could lead to polygamy -- and if you're Justice Anthony Scalia or Ben Carson, it could even lead to bestiality. Others argue that drawing a connection between...

Here's What Happens When 50 Men Give Their Reaction To The Word 'Gay'

JamesMichael Nichols | July 4, 2015 | Gay Voices
How do men respond to the word "gay" in 2015? A new video from Cut Video brings together 50 men ranging in age from 10 to 50-years-old for an experiment in word association in which each participant is asked about his reaction to the word "gay." The results...
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