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The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

'If Danny Boy Were Gay, Would He Be Welcome' On St. Patrick's Day?

AP | MEGHAN BARR and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A weekend of St. Patrick's Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations culminated Monday in New ...

Bakery Turns Away Gay Couple Because 'We Want To Be Right With Our God'

Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices

An Indianapolis-based gay couple is crying foul after a local bakery turned down their request for a cake for their forthcoming commitment ceremony. ...

The Olympic Oversight

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

Medals were won, friendships were made, and the Games were largely dubbed a success. But during more than two weeks of competition, not one athlete or IOC member made a statement to advance the educational arm of the Olympic movement.

'Don't Act, Don't Tell' Is in Effect

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

It's one thing to be denied a wedding cake by a baker who can't think outside the Bible. It's quite another to be physically attacked for simply walking down the street.

Bigotry for Me, But Not for Thee: The Religious Right and Its Selective Use of Anti-Discrimination Law

James Peron | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

One of the lies of the religious right is that its opposition to gays being protected by anti-discrimination laws stems from a desire for liberty. Claims of a defense of individual liberty are often made by religious right front groups that themselves pursue anti-discrimination lawsuits.

Why Legal Equality Isn't Real Equality

Brian Stone | Posted 05.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Despite all of the recent progress on gay marriage, we are still living in a country that is deeply, deeply ignorant. The fact we have to live in a system where our skill as parents is even a question should tell all of us how far we are from equality.

Gay Vice Principal Sues Seattle Archdiocese

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsui...

Gay Vice Principal Files Lawsuit Against School, Church

Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The Washington-based gay vice principal who was forced to resign after Catholic school officials learned he'd married another man announced plans to f...

Texas Dentist Makes Awesome Move For Victim Of Gay Pride Attack

Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A Texas dentist is being praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates nationwide after providing free dental care to the ...

Alleged NYC Subway Attack Could Be An Anti-Gay Hate Crime: Report

Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices

New York police are on the search for a suspect after an alleged attack in a Manhattan subway station which may have been an anti-gay hate crime. ...

LOOK: Minneapolis Man Has Jaw Wired Shut After Possible Anti-Gay Attack

Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Details are scarce in an alleged attack on a 30-year-old Minneapolis man, who remains hospitalized after reportedly being beaten after leaving a popul...

Money Talks and Bigotry Walks

Tom Carpenter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

Does anyone really think they were back peddling because they finally understood that these proposed bills were going to discriminate against their fellow LGBT citizens?

The 7 Horrifying Effects Of Homophobia

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

By Amanda Chatel for Despite the great strides made both socially and legally in regards to how the LGBT community is accepted and tr...

Arizona: Home o' Phobia

Jonathan Richards | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


To Young Christians Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Discrimination: Thank You

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Differing theological views on important issues of sexuality will need time, patience, deep biblical reflection, respectful discourse, and religious liberty to be worked out in the churches. But the perception of Christian faith is in grave danger when Christians try to use the law to publicly discriminate against those who don't adhere to their point of view.

What If Jesus Had Been More Like the Arizona House of Representatives?

Zack Hunt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

In the minds of those who supported this bill, their Christian faith demands that they refuse service to people they believe to be sinners. Well, what if refusing to serve sinners were in fact a Christian ethic? Would that change the teaching and actions of Jesus? And if so, how?

How Big a Win Is Jan Brewer's Veto in Arizona, Honestly?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Let's not forget that in Arizona, it's still legal to refuse to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in your bakery or your photo studio for religious or any other reasons, due in no small part to Jan Brewer's hostility to LGBT rights throughout her tenure.

This Is What Discrimination Feels Like

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

There have been a mere handful of legal cases against a baker or a photographer who did not want to provide services for gay weddings. Compare that to the hundreds or thousands of people in the LGBT community that are bullied, humiliated, belittled on a daily basis.

Kerry Compares International Anti-Gay Laws To Nazi's Stance On Jews

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secreta...

Days In the Lives of the Von Bs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

I have to ask myself what the hell is there about my life and my desire to marry the man I love that causes these people to act, well, crazy, for the lack of a better word?

Help!: I Feel Overwhelmed By Arizona

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

What lies at the root of my anxiety is what I now understand to be a deadly combination of extreme information sharing and ambiguous calls to action.

Gay Bar's BRILLIANT Response To Homophobic Legislators

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

A popular gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif. is giving homophobic politicians a taste of their own intolerance. The Abbey announced Monday that it i...

My Grandma Is Usually Right

Marina Gomberg | Posted 04.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

My grandma called last week. She'd been clipping news stories about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* (LGBT) movement's progress all over the country and had some questions for me.

'Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs' and the Fraying of America

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Bills that encourage communities to rip apart the fabric of America should be seen for what they are: discriminatory and deeply un-American. That is my sincerely held religious belief.