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Anti Lgbt Discrimination

Indiana-Style Attacks Reveal Everything Old Is New Again

Rea Carey | Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

As our opponents try to impose their prejudices and beliefs on the rest of us -- attempting to redefine, beyond recognition, our existing constitutional right of religious liberty -- progressives have reached a crossroads of opportunity.

Man Arrested For Sending 'Anthrax'-Laced Letter To Popular Gay Bar

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices

An Iowa man has been arrested for first-degree harassment after sending a threatening letter to a Des Moines gay bar that he claimed to have laced wit...

San Francisco Is First Major City To Boycott Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

San Francisco will not use taxpayer money to fund any city employees' trips to Indiana in light of the state's new law allowing discrimination against...

Wake Up, Facebook! You Are Not a Community of 'Authentic Identities.'

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Philadelphia drag queens have been raptured. Last week, one by one, queens disappeared without notice, without a trace. They disappeared from Facebook, that is. I know because I am one of those queens.

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...

LGBT Customers On Their Experiences With Anti-Gay Discrimination At Restaurants, Businesses

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

In 2012, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked a media firestorm after arguing in defense of his fast food chain's support of "the biblical definiti...

Iraq Vet Says Kissing His Boyfriend Got Him Kicked Out Of Taxi Cab

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay Iraqi war veteran claims he was kicked out of a taxi cab in Washington state after kissing his boyfriend. Eric Williams told Q13 FOX News th...

It Might Be A 'Great Time To Be Gay,' But Grindr Survey Reveals Discrimination Fears

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Eighty-two percent of gay and bisexual men who use the popular social app Grindr are out and proud, but 18 percent of those users have yet to come out...

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

Michelangelo Signorile

Houston's Lesbian Mayor On The Gay Community's 'Uphill Battle' For Equal Rights | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S., and also has the distinction of being the largest American city with an openly gay or lesbian mayor. A...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Anti-Gay Policy Prompts School To Nix State Money

Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. | Pressley Baird | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Myrtle Grove Christian School will not accept state funding from a new General Assembly school tuition voucher program, the school's headmaster said F...

Lesbian Couple Claims They Got Kicked Out Of Bar For Being Gay, But Owner Has Another Story

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A Canadian lesbian couple is crying foul, claiming they were kicked out of a Montreal bar for kissing. CBC News reports that Jess Goldberg and Car...

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"?

The Right Wing's Winning Argument

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Conservatives are already beginning to chip away at LGBT rights, and they're doing it under the banner of "religious freedom and liberty." This is a tough narrative to beat, and it is tough to argue against because it is so deeply rooted in the American narrative.

City Council Allegedly Removes Mayor From Office For Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The City Council of Porterville, California, removed Mayor Virginia Gurrola from office this week, allegedly due to her declaration that June be regar...

Fired Lesbian Teacher Won't Get Job Back

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | Gay Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A lesbian teacher challenging her firing by a Roman Catholic school in Ohio will not get her job back as part of a settlement reache...

Mississippi Gay Bar Denied License

David Dinielli | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
David Dinielli

Just days after crowds of people in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York took to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court victories, one woman in rural Mississippi took a personal stand against a local form of discrimination.

And Now It's Time to Rebrand ENDA: The Freedom to Work Act

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The marriage equality movement has been a success for a lot of reasons. One of them, no doubt, is branding and framing. And it's time to learn from that and apply it to other battles, like the battle against employment discrimination, which has been a dismal failure.

Born to See Equality for All LGBTs?

Thom Senzee | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Thom Senzee

Let's celebrate our #DoubleRainbow victories today, tomorrow and all through the summer. This is our Summer of Love. But let's also remember the "T" in "LGBT." The fight for their rights has only begun.

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Critical Of GOP Lawmakers' Gay Marriage Support | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices

No longer a member of Congress, Barney Frank is still weighing in with his well-known blunt positions, but "relaxing" while doing so. Responding to Se...

Would a Husband and Wife Be Asked to Sleep in Separate Bedrooms?

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

A recent HUD study shows that same-sex couples experience significantly higher levels of housing discrimination than heterosexual couples. My wife and I found this to be true in New York and Massachusetts -- both states where LGBTQ individuals are considered a protected class.