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B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic Vote has created a video, "Not Alone," in opposition to last week's Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry. On their website, they tell us that the video is about "6 courageous young people" who want to "tell the world" that they are not afraid to express their views against same-sex marriage. This video is offensive. Here's why.

Marriage Equality: Racism on the Side

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

My heart is filled with joy. My heart is filled with pain. My heart is filled with purpose. My heart is filled with hope.

Confederate Flags: A Day Late, a Dollar Short

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Southerners claim a deep allegiance to the good old United States of America, but ironically celebrate their ancestors' efforts to dissolve the very union of states whose flag they now so proudly fly. You cannot simultaneously love the United States and love the idea of dissolving the bond between states that constitute the country.

The NAACP's First Trans-Racial Leader

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Adrian Margaret Brune

If Dolezal felt she might have an easier time of achieving her goals as a woman of mixed race, then cynically, she was likely correct. She need not look further than the example of Walter White.

Southern Baptist Compares Marriage Equality to Nazi Persecution

James Peron | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

To compare their anti-rights campaign to Bonhoeffer's pro-rights campaign is laughable. It merely indicates they are as prone to twisting history, as they do the Bible, to justify their own deep-rooted prejudices.

Accepting and Moving On in Post-racial and Post-tribal Societies

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Without absolving or equivocating on America's hypocrisy on matters of race, racism and abuse of civil rights, it is ironic and equally hypocritical that Africans, who have little compunction about hacking one another to death because of differences, physical or perceived, are some of the loudest decriers of racism and bigotry in America.

The Gay Conspiracy to Destroy Christianity -- Really!

James Peron | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The ancient, bland doyen of the religious Right, Phyllis Schlafly -- an anti-feminist, anti-gay mother of a gay son -- has been wheeled out yet again to pontificate about "Cakegate," that sad attempt by daft conservatives to turn cakes into the last battle of the culture war.

What Stories Help Us Fight Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America?

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The religious community tells a lot of stories. We tell stories from our sacred texts, we tell stories from our history, and we tell stories about what it's like to be a member of our community today.

I Don't Think Bill Maher Is a Bigot; He Just Can't Admit That Our Evolution Made Us Violent So He Blames Religion

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Maher's attempt to put religious belief in its place only reinforces the fact that for most people, one belief system is always replaced by another.

The Anti-gay Right Can't Run Forever From Its History of Bigotry

Alvin McEwen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

The anti-gay right seem to be painting a portrait of victimhood in anticipation of further progress by the LGBT community and the goal is most likely to stop this progress. But I have one question. How in the hell can anyone forget how we got to this point?

Brokenhearted Bahá'is: LGBTs Rejected by Their Faith

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Never before has an openly gay member of the Bahá'í faith granted such a high profile interview, an interview already getting great traction among worldwide members of the faith itself. Above, Sean Rayshel, who has granted Nicholas Snow this exclusive interview.

Indiana's RFRA May Help End Bigotry

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Racism, homophobia, the refusal to regard women as equals -- these beliefs will only end if we keep talking about why and how they're problematic, and force those who hold them to own them -- and face the consequences.

From the Civil War to My Own Youth: The War Against Bigotry Rages On

Nick Desai | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

Eager to champion anyone who speaks out against gays, blacks, women, Hispanics and especially Muslims, these people will point guns at federal officers, write checks to bigoted restaurant owners and vote in extremist politicians who in turn vote for heinous hate legislation like the kind we saw in Indiana.

The Painful Lesson My Little Girl Learned When She Heard The N-Word For The First Time

Shay Stewart-Bouley | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Shay Stewart-Bouley

As a mixed-raced family in a white space, the reality is that anytime we leave our house as a family, we risk incurring the wrath of the ignorant. To partake in the joys of the first treats of spring can turn ugly without notice and, sadly, a visit to Maine's most populous city yesterday was the day when the ugly became personal.

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

Religious Freedom in Practicing the Platinum Rule

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As a university professor of pre-service teacher education students, I raise the distinction between moral convictions and professional ethics when we discuss issues of controversy within the field of education.

Religious Freedom Restoration Acts Restore Bigotry and Repression

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We must, thus, restore Indiana and other states contemplating similar legislation to a path of understanding and support for people different from ourselves. We must work to rescind Indian's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act."

'If You Love Covered Bridges And Discriminating, Book Your Trip To Indiana Today'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

The Internet Action Force (IAF) team is spoofing Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act with this tongue-in-cheek video. Mimick...

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

Already Yesterday's News? 'The Struggle For Justice is Right Now'

Alana Baum | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Alana Baum

The power of speaking out on behalf of others and against prejudice cannot be overstated or forgotten. It's a lesson already known in our schools. Standing up for the bullied is essential to fighting hate. It must be repeated again and again.

You Know You're a Bigot When...

Cenk Uygur | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

You know you're a bigot when you can't take out the word "Muslim" from a sentence you stated and replace it with "Jew" and still have it be socially acceptable. Let's start out nice and easy. A sentence I get with great regularity: "You're a Muslim apologist."

That Time a Famous Stranger Publicly Accused Me of Being a Terrorist -- and When My Mom Feared for My Life

Atif Choudhury | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Atif Choudhury

It's not every day a complete stranger publicly calls you a terrorist. A terrorist propagandist, to be precise. Nor is it every day that the stranger happens to actually be someone famous--or infamous depending on who you ask.

Wedding Vendors Who Don't Want to Service Same-Sex Weddings Should Get Out of the Wedding Business

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Sandy Malone

In the spirit of love and Valentine's Day, I'd like to ask all my colleagues in the wedding planning industry to take a moral inventory of how they're running their businesses.

Damn, Sam: Reaction of a Kansas Activist

Stephanie Mott | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

He does not speak for Kansas. He does not speak for God. Hate is not a Christian value. Hate is not a Kansas value. Hate is not an American value. The greatest possible gift I can give to this world is to be my true, authentic self. Sam Brownback has no power to change that.

Standing in the Courthouse Door

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The chief justice of Alabama's supreme court is making a stand in the courthouse door. This is not literally happening, the way it did in 1963 when Alabama Gov. George Wallace made a similar stand in the schoolhouse door. But in both cases, high Alabama officials are trying to preserve the state's ability to discriminate against a segment of its population.