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To The Stranger Who Called Me A 'Fag' For Having Rainbow Hair And Tattoos

Paige Harmes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Paige Harmes

I know you are unlikely to ever read this, but I hope you know that your words matter, that your words have an effect on people, and that your hatred did not go unnoticed.

An Open Letter To The GOP: 'We Are You'

Tim Rymel | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

For years I supported your party and platform. I voted in every election possible and sought out the most conservative candidates who upheld my God-fearing beliefs. But there was a problem. I was gay.

Children Learn What They Live

Lori Axler | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Lori Axler

Children learn what they live. The way we raise our children today will directly impact who they become as adults. We as parents need to help prepare our kids to live, learn, and work in communities that will most likely become even more diverse as they grow up.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

The Bathroom Bogeyman: Policing Trans* Bodies and Protecting Women

Liz Hanssen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Hanssen

Outing the true culprits hiding in the stall: transmisogyny and gender-based violence.

Itzhak Perlman's Giving North Carolina the Silent Treatment

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

When an acclaimed classical musician joins hands with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Ringo Starr, people listen. But it's silence they're getting from this ensemble.

Homophobes and Transphobes Are Destroying America

Ace Robinson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

In the course of a day, nearly all LGBTQIA people in this country must be aware that their identity and even their sole existence may endanger their personal safety.

Harold Washington College and Transgender Discrimination in Chicago

Charlize Veritas | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

The city that claims to be "multicultural" and "thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods" is not that city to the transgender people living there.

Republicans Turn God Upside Down with Their Twisted Version of Religious Liberty

Cody Cain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

God understands the concept of religious freedom. Republicans, on the other hand, just don't get it. The Republican Party is seeking to enact laws a...

When the Roll Is Called Out Yonder in the States that Discriminate

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.20.2016 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

In 1893, James Black wrote the familiar Christian song, When the Roll is Called up Yonder which says: Then when all of life is over, and our work on...

Hurting More Than You Protect: Religious Freedom Takes on the Power to Kill

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 04.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Constance Scharff, Phd

As an addiction researcher, I can report without question that people who suffer discrimination are at increased risk of many different physical, economic, and mental health issues -- addiction included. We cannot allow these laws to stand.

Mississippi Celebrates Its Horrible LGBTQ Discrimination Bill

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 04.07.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS Sketch, a spokesperson for Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant celebrates the passing of a horrible LGBT discrimination bill, by attacking North Carolina.

It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

When Jesus Needs the Facilities, What Will Jesus Do?

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I've been thinking about the devious and devilish demagoguery of the North Carolina legislators and Governor who quickly passed House Bill 2 (HB2) on ...

Enough is Enough: Stop Trying to Legalize Discrimination

Daniel Brewster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Daniel Brewster

We can't afford this type of loss in West Virginia. More importantly we cannot continue to send the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against people in this state as a result of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Let's Stop Pretending That Destructive Nonsense Deserves Airtime

Aaron Ricciardi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Ricciardi

As we start this election year, I think our collective resolution should be to adopt the same attitude as Northwestern did in regards to their Feedback column. Let's stop pretending that destructive nonsense deserves airtime.

How We're Going to Win Equality in 2016

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

With barely a moment to take a deep breath, the LGBTQ community is back in the trenches, ready to fight for equality and justice in a critical legislative year.

A Call For All Global Companies to Come Out for LGBT Inclusion

Cynthia Marshall | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Cynthia Marshall

Now is the time for the private sector to "come out" and come together to improve conditions for the global LGBT workforce, and we invite other companies to partner with us.

Dining Out: Sometimes You Have to Wonder

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

The ample number of times I have dined in restaurants has made me privy to a somewhat shocking fact: both outright and insidious homophobia still appear to be alive and well even though it is 2015 and marriage equality is the law of the land.

Many of Your Assumptions About Mormons Are Untrue

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Many of my non-Mormon friends make assumptions about the Mormon church's Republican leaning, older leadership and the general red-voting trend of Utah. Not all of these assumptions are true.

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

The Hidden History of Gay Purges in Colleges

Margaret A. Nash | Posted 12.13.2015 | College
Margaret A. Nash

The history of gays and lesbians on campuses, as either faculty or students, in the pre-McCarthy years has yet to be written. Our research is beginning to change that.

We Were Turned Away on What Should Have Been Our Happiest Day Because We're Gay

Melisa McCarthy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melisa McCarthy

No one deserves to be treated as a second-class citizen when planning one of the happiest days of your life.