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Anti Lgbt Bigotry

Why Do Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Other GOP Politicians Continue Bowing to Anti-LGBT Extremists?

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Why do politicians like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still think it's OK to speak to groups that vilify the LGBT community with outrageous propaganda and demonizing falsehoods? If racism is anathema to the GOP, why isn't overt anti-LGBT bigotry equally repellent?

"The World Would Be a Better Place Without Religion" -- A Sentiment Common on College Campuses

Nick Sexton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Nick Sexton

It's important to remember that even though someone might identify as part of a certain religion, it does not mean that he or she has to accept everything that the religion's figurehead espouses.

UN Campaign Reveals Shocking, Depressing Gay Google Auto-Complete Function (PHOTOS)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Type the words "women should" and you'll discover that the most common ways to complete the phrase are "stay at home," "be slaves" and "be in the kitchen." Now what happens when you repeat the Google search substituting "gays" for "women"?

15 Years Without Matt, and the Road Forward

Judy Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Judy Shepard

Fifteen years ago we were in Fort Collins, Colo., at the hospital with Matt, praying for a peaceful end to his suffering. At that point we were aware that he would never wake up from the coma he was in as a result of the beating that he'd received at the hands of then-unknown assailants.

Haters of Hate Crime Laws

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What's up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity? Well, here's how.

What's the Point of Pride Marches?

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlene Obernauer

Pride parades, or "gay liberation protests," as they were first called, have been critical to bringing about LGBT rights all over the world. But we've abandoned their initial purpose as a call for equality. We owe it to ourselves, and to our history, to call upon our rich activist traditions.

We Must Target the Origins of Homophobic Violence: Religion, Patriarchy and Heterosexism

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Although the increasing visibility of LGBT people and gains in equality may be associated with short-term rises in homophobic violence, these changes are merely triggers. We must move beyond superficial and individualistic analyses of such heinous events and target their root causes.

Dear Opponents Of Marriage Equality: Here's Why I Call You A Bigot

Jessica Gerson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jessica Gerson

It's not that you disagree with me, and it's not that you're a proud Christian. The reason I call you a bigot, and the reason that we cannot politely agree to disagree, is that you are trying to make me, my life and my family subject to your opinion and/or religious belief.

Is It Right to Call A Bigot A Bigot?

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It really comes down to this: If, based on your religious beliefs, you demonize people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and you deny people the right to have sex and marry, then you are against freedom and equality for those people. You are practicing bigotry.

In Defense Of Bigotry

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Yes, I rise to defend bigotry -- but not to defend acts of bigotry that get in the way of our being that nation "with liberty and justice for all." Rather, I rise to defend the naming of those acts as bigotry.

The Human Agenda

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It's really simple: The homosexual agenda, indeed the LGBTQ agenda, is the human agenda: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If you oppose that, then you are a bigot, even if you believe that the creator of the universe agrees with you.

What Will the Future of Heterosexism Look Like?

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

Do the increasing acceptance of homosexuality and the recent Supreme Court rulings mean that anti-LGBT prejudice is on the way out? Not exactly. Just like racism and sexism are alive and well in 2013, I suspect the same will be true for heterosexism several decades from now.