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(Second) Thoughts on Fred Phelps

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

Often it is my second thought that is best, and that was true when it came to Fred Phelps.

Will Los Angeles Sever 'Sister City' Ties to Anti-Gay St. Petersburg, Russia?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Karen Ocamb

The severing or even suspension of ties to St. Petersburg by the City of Los Angeles would send a resounding message of support for LGBT human rights from the ninth most economically powerful city in the world that other cities could use as cover to also sever ties.

I'm Personally Sending the Westboro Baptist Church to Hell

John J. Caswell Jr. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
John J. Caswell Jr.

In the weeks leading up to Mark Carson's murder, my new play, GOD HATES THIS SHOW, was gaining steam. The piece imagines Shirley Phelps-Roper of Westboro Baptist Church infamy as having been banished to Hell and forced for all eternity to sing a cabaret act for an "evil" gay audience.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

Would You Die For Love?

William Dameron | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I learned some sobering facts while researching this post. One of them is that because I am gay, I am 41 times more likely to become a victim of a hate crime. The question is not whether I would die for love, but whether I will.

This Mother's Day, Let's Stand Together To Protect Our LGBT Children

Elke Kennedy | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Elke Kennedy

I am reaching out to other moms who might or might not accept of the fact that their son or daughter is gay. Most of you do not know what it is like to receive a phone call like I got at 4:30 a.m. telling me that something had happened to my child.

The Problem With Understanding Hate

Amelia | Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

Denying basic civil rights is hate. Characterizing an entire group of people as sick is hate. When people express these beliefs or vote for those who do, they are encouraging those who waves signs, throw slurs, and worse. And they are killing children.

When The 8-Year-Old I Mentor Told Me, 'I Hate Homos'

Robbie Romu | Posted 04.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

My initial anger has given way to a tentative willingness to continue on as Sam's mentor. This could be an opportunity to teach him about the fact that we need to respect others and accept that people come in a lot of different packages. And perhaps this is a wakeup call for me, as well.