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Bring it, Skunk!

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 02.22.2017 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Zeng

The day after our fateful presidential election, I posted this on Facebook: I was hoping it was a dream... :-( My heart is heavy. If you voted for Tr...

Three books to ponder: is religion becoming "queer"?

Janet Mason | Posted 02.14.2017 | Religion
Janet Mason

Just when I was starting to think that well, maybe religion gets a bad rap, I was jolted back into reality by reading three recent books on the theme ...

Save the Unicorn! LGBTQ responses to climate change

Peterson Toscano | Posted 02.09.2017 | Queer Voices
Peterson Toscano

I am not an environmentalist in the traditional sense, yet I am very concerned about climate change. I see global warming as an LGBTQ issue, one that ...

9-Year-Old Becomes First Openly Transgender Boy Scout

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.08.2017 | Queer Voices

Joe Maldonado officially became the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts on Tuesday. The nine-year-old joined a New Jersey pack a week af...

Despite Shocking Inequality, Policy Attacks On Transgender People Increase

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2017 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

If the first two weeks of the Trump administration are any indication, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement is in for a long four years.

Facing A Mixed Orientation Marriage With Gratitude And Hope

Rick Clemons | Posted 02.04.2017 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

Many little girls, often daydream of walking down the aisle, on the most joyous day of their life – their wedding day. Heart racing, nervous smile p...

Texas, It's Time For An Equality Audible

Ashland Johnson | Posted 02.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Ashland Johnson

This Sunday, all eyes will be on Texas, where Houston is hosting the Super Bowl featuring the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Most of the action will be on the field. But this year's match-up also highlights an important behind-the-scenes equality battle in Texas.

Why LGBT Americans Should Stay Put In The Red States

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.31.2017 | Queer Voices
Tyler Curry

Today, we still need to be steadfast in our commitment to LGBT rights across the country, and that means staying put in our red states and demanding respect.

8-Year-Old Boy Claims He Was Axed From Cub Scouts For Being Trans

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.31.2017 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Shortly after this story was published on Jan. 30, the Boy Scouts of America announced they would allow transgender children who identify as b...

Restaurant Patron Allegedly Deems Waiter A 'Faggot' In Lieu Of A Tip

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.26.2017 | Queer Voices

WDRB 41 Louisville News A server at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Kentucky said he was “crushed” after a pair of customers left behind ...

A Hard, But Simply Truth For Non-Affirming Christians

Zack Hunt | Posted 01.19.2017 | Religion
Zack Hunt

This isn't a call for religious freedom. We already have that in the United States and have ever since the Constitution was ratified in 1788.

'Teaching Back' In The Trump Years: An Offer Of Support For Teachers

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 01.17.2017 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Americans have been talking about bullying and its negative consequences in recent years more than ever before, but the popular discourse on bullying reflects a number of incorrect assumptions about who bullies are and whom they target.

Billy Eichner Boogied With Obama And Ellen Got All The Details

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.11.2017 | Queer Voices

Billy Eichner was ready to dish about President Barack Obama’s farewell party when he sat down for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday. ...

North Dakota Doesn't Seem Fully On Board With Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.11.2017 | Queer Voices

North Dakota officials still seem reluctant to accept same-sex marriage as the law of the land, if the failure of a proposed measure that would’ve a...

Kim Burrell Reminds Us How The Black Church Uses, Abuses Gay Christians

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

One of black gospel’s darling and Pentecostal preacher Kim Burrell was ousted from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, sending shock waves throughout the Afri...

Where Do You Draw the Line With Anti-LGBT Businesses?

Allison Hope | Posted 01.16.2017 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

A recent controversy surrounding the seemingly lovely Chip and Jo from HGTV's Fixer Upper has caused a rift among even the most progressive and LGBT p...

English Soccer Chairman Wants Gay Players To Come Out Together

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.09.2017 | Queer Voices

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The chairman of the English FA says he has spoken to gay players about providing more support and helping them to come out a...

Treading Water In A Sea Of Anxiety

Michael Rohrer | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

“We should be celebrating everyone as much as we can. There’s so much darkness that it’s hard to keep your head above water sometimes.” Christ...

Dolce & Gabbana Designer's Melania Trump Remark Angers Gay Fans

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Melania Trump’s decision to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress to a New Year’s Eve celebration has sparked a firestorm of controversy. A number of high...

Incoming Trump Administration Causes Spike In Mixed Orientation Marriages

Rick Clemons | Posted 12.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

For all the broken and unbroken promises that surround the incoming Trump administration - trade agreements, tax changes, keeping jobs at home, immigr...

Here’s What Happened When I Said I Couldn’t Be ‘Friends’ With A Trump Supporter

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.02.2017 | Queer Voices

Two weeks ago I published an open letter here to a long-time, long-distance friend after I learned she had voted for Donald Trump. I stated that I rea...

Preparing For An Emergency: Protecting Homeless LGBT Youth During The Trump Presidency

Carl Siciliano | Posted 12.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

It is urgently clear that with this new administration, homeless LGBT youths will need the support of our community and our allies more than ever before.

This Couple's Beyoncé Flash Mob Proposal Will Give You Life Goals

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.20.2016 | Queer Voices

When Nico Martina decided to propose to his boyfriend, Michael Sinclair, he opted to make the occasion a full-circle moment. Martina says he met Sinc...

Fake news also hurts the lgbt community

Alvin McEwen | Posted 12.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

With attention focused on the dangers of fake news and how much damage it causes in a general sense, it wouldn’t be fair for the lgbt community to b...

Should The Mormon Church Pay Taxes?

Fred Karger | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Fred Karger

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) committing tax fraud by hiding its global business empire, massive financial holdings and worldwide political machine behind the mask of religion?