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Alabama Gay Rights

Lila Shapiro

Maybe When We're Alive: How Life Is Changing For This Gay Man In Alabama | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last March, I spent time in Alabama interviewing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of all ages about the future of LGBT rights in their st...

George Takei Gives Alabama 'The Finger' Over Gay Marriage Ruling With Surprise Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Star Trek" icon George Takei is lending a hand -- or, rather, a finger -- to the battle for marriage equality in Alabama by helping to launch a socia...

Alabama's First Married Same-Sex Couple: ‘It's Really Bittersweet'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gay marriage in Alabama is legal (even if not everyone thinks so)! After the U.S. Supreme Court said it would not block a ruling by a Federal Dist...

9 Things You Can't Stop From Happening Now That Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal In Alabama

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy

Unbelievable. This is what marriage equality is doing to Alabama and every part of the country where same-sex marriages have been legalized. And th...

Gay in Alabama

Ian Oriol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Oriol

For a while after I came out, everything was OK. The bullies couldn't call me gay as an insult, because I was gay, and I was finally opening up. But I discovered that the moment I stopped acting straight is when people began getting uncomfortable. Once I stopped acting the way they wanted, they stopped treating me the way I wanted.

Michelangelo Signorile

Out Alabama Legislator Says She's Received Death Threats After A Pro-Gay Facebook Pledge | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Alabama’s only openly gay state legislator, Rep. Patricia Todd (D), expanded on the threat she made over the weekend in a Facebook update in which s...

Politician Wants Arrests After Gays Marry

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

There's a big fight underway right now in Alabama, with a Judge overturning a marriage ban and state officials refusing to obey his order to issue licenses. Anti-gay politicians are threatening to ban all marriage licenses if the Supreme Court rules in favor of equality.

A Unique Honor For Apple CEO Tim Cook In His Home State

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Recasts, adds details on Republican majority in state legislature) BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec 3 (Reuters) - Apple Chief Executive Tim Coo...

Gay Widower Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Why He's Suing Alabama

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

No story breaks the heart quite like one about love. In a conversation with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill about whether Alabama is falling behi...

Lila Shapiro

Gays In Alabama Predict Rights Will Arrive In Their State When They're Dead | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

23-year-old queer activist Lauren Jacobs, right, and her girlfriend, Taylor Winfrey, in Birmingham. (Photo by Cary Norton) Ann Huckstep was in ...

Lila Shapiro

Gay Alabama Lawmaker On Passage Of Anti-Gay Resolution: 'S*** Happens' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By the end of the day on Wednesday, the second-to-last day of the legislative session in Alabama, state Rep. Patricia Todd -- Alabama's only openly ga...

Lila Shapiro

Alabama's Openly Gay Lawmaker Discusses Reelection, GOP Colleagues And Why She'd Never Leave Her State | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This winter hasn't been a great one for LGBT rights in the South. Even as public opinion continues to shift toward marriage equality, and as courts ar...

Lila Shapiro

How Alabama Tried To 'Erase' This Gay Man's Marriage | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Paul Hard and Charles David Fancher got married on a Cape Cod beach in May 2011. They wore white suits with boutonnieres made of yellow roses, and dra...

Lila Shapiro

Openly Gay Deep South Lawmaker Sees Uphill But Winnable Fight | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Alabama state Rep. Patricia Todd said she knows that same-sex marriage isn't around the corner in her Deep South state, but believes there are other g...

Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Makes Surprising Claims About Her Attacker

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The victim of an alleged Alabama hate crime is dismissing claims that the attack was somehow motivated by her sexuality. Mallory Owens, 23, told C...

High School Slammed For Displaying Homophobic Sign During Football Game

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Students at an Alabama high school are reportedly facing disciplinary action after displaying a homophobic banner at a nationally-televised football g...