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I'm A Nurse's Aide, But I Can't Give Blood--Because I'm Gay

Steven Kuzan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Steven Kuzan

I don't want to have to lie to give blood. I don't want to have to hide who I am to help my kin. I do not need to be embarrassed about who I am to save lives.

More Than 70 Tech Execs Sign 'Historic' Statement Against LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

The tech industry is coming out strong in support of LGBT rights.

Apple CEO: Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Laws Are Dangerous

AP | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad...

New Legislation Has This Nation's Gay Community 'Overwhelmed By Fear'

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices

By Gayatri Suroyo and Charlotte Greenfield BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main ...

Legal Obstacles Can't Beat The Gay Rights Fight In This Nation

HuffPost Tunisia | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices

Under Tunisian law, homosexuality is a crime, punishable by years in prison. But in the past few years, those who oppose the law have found an outlet ...

Another Nation Considering Russian-Style 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | Gay Voices

(Fixes spelling in headline) By Olga Dzyubenko ALMATY, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The United States has condemned Kyrgyzstan fo...

Could Grindr Pose A Serious Threat For Those In Countries With Anti-LGBT Laws?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices

An anonymous user has reportedly been sending messages to Grindr users in countries that have anti-gay legislation or are otherwise known to be hostil...

American Quakers Create 'Underground Railroad' For Ugandans Fleeing Anti-Gay Laws

Buzzfeed | J. Lester Feder | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

A group of American Quakers say they are offering a way out for some desperate Ugandans fleeing the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act. This gr...

U.S. To Announce Measures Against Uganda For Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The United States is set to announce new measures against Uganda on Thursday in response to the signing of a law by ...

Fighting Back Against Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Laws

Katherine Spillar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Katherine Spillar

Much of Hollywood's money goes to the Beverly Hills Hotel as it's a popular spot for conferences, galas, award ceremonies and fundraisers. However, the tony hotel is part of the Dorchester Collection, a hotel group owned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, dictator of the Southeast Asian nation, Brunei.

Mississippi Business Owners Protest State's Anti-Gay Law

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.25.2014 | Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a...

What Do Uganda's Saints Have To Do With Anti-Gay Legislation? | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion

On Monday, thousands of Ugandans rallied in Kampala to celebrate the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, a law targeting Uganda's LGBT commu...

Bad News For Ethiopia's Gay Community

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Lawmakers in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" ...

'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.

U.S. Evangelicals Forced On The Defensive Following Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

(RNS) American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but ...

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...

Student Launches Petition To Cut All American Aid To Uganda

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

A high school student has started a White House petition that calls on President Obama to cut all American aid to Uganda. Isaiah Smith spearheaded ...

It's Bishop vs Bishop On Anti-Gay Laws

Religious News Service | David Gibson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Roman Catholic hierarchy has generally been viewed as a unified bloc in opposition to gay rights, but the emergence of especially punitive m...

The Gayest Olympics Ever

Dave Hollander | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
Dave Hollander

The law Putin established ostensibly to eliminate any external expressions of gayness in Russian society has served to only amplify the issue of gay rights in Russia and is manifesting a cascade of expressions of support for gay rights around the Sochi games.

Indian Gay Activists Protest Top Court's Ruling Against Gay Sex

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by...

WATCH: Russians Speak Out About Putin's 'Gay Witch Hunt'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia's anti-gay laws have been filling headlines this summer, especially with increased visibility due to the Winter Olympics being held there next ...

Study Shows Increasing Evangelical Acceptance Of Gays

Religion News Service | Corrie Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal opposition to homosexuality in favor of ...

This Olympic Athlete Calls Russia's Anti-Gay Laws 'Horrific'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Australia's The Telegraph recently interviewed Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham, who won a gold medal during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, about the ongoing...

The Death Penalty as Punishment for Being Gay - Apparently Uganda Doesn't Know it's 2009

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenny Block

In television and film they call it jumping the shark. In real life we generally call it ridiculous. In this case the only word is appalling. On second thought, disgusting fits too.

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law: Opposition Grounded in Bipartisan Confluence of Human Rights and Public Health

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Mark Dybul

Gay men and women cannot be legislated out of existence. The practical impact of a proposed anti-gay law will be to undermine Uganda's efforts to combat its HIV epidemic.