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My Husband's Not Gay and the Dangers of Gay Conversion Therapy

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

TLC has the right to air controversial shows, as adults who feel same sex attraction have the right to live the lifestyle that they deem best for them. But it is critical that we as a society step up and speak out against theories and practices like gay conversion therapy.

Duke Student Athletes Speak Out on the Power of Language

Daniel Kort | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
Daniel Kort

I am proud of my peers for leading by example in challenging marginalizing language and bias both on and off the field, building safer and more inclusive communities, and validating the identities and experiences of people of all backgrounds.

A New Priority: Looking Ahead to College with My Transgender Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Maines

Not long ago, one quote jumped out at me, "I just wish the administration would at least acknowledge our existence." That student's statement reminded me that transgender students are still "separate but equal" at universities across the nation.

2014 for Women: The Good, the Bad, the Ridiculous

Martha Burk | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Well we did it. Made it through another year. Women have had some good news and some bad news with a bit of the ridiculous thrown in. So let's review some items affecting the female sex both here and abroad that didn't make the front pages in 2014.

Gay Men May Soon Be Allowed to Give Blood If They're Celibate

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Toce

According to government figures, men who have had sex with other men represent about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for at least 62 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S.

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

Dear Parents: No, I Won't Run Your Child Over With My Wheelchair

Emily Ladau | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Emily Ladau

But then, you heard your son's questions and you cut him off. You told him "She could run you over!" as you laughed a condescending laugh and pulled him away. It seems you entirely missed the point of what could have been a perfect teachable moment. And it stung.

Trouble in Paradise

Michaela Haas | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Ven. Dr. Pannavati is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. She just returned from South India where she established the first nunnery for "Untouchables," and she told me about the urgent need for support for girls and women.

The 3 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want for Christmas

Natasha Tracy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

This holiday season, try to remember not only to give others something wrapped up beautifully under a Christmas tree, but also to give others who are not as fortunate as you are, with a healthy brain, a bit of your compassion.

Your Own Shoes

Stacey James | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

The older I get the more I realize everyone truly does have their own story. Who they are, where they've been, where they're going, who they are becom...

AIDS In Tunisia Is No Myth, Even If It's Rarely Talked About

HuffPost Tunisia | Sandro Lutyens | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

Ghalia had dressed up for the occasion. The woman, who is homeless and HIV-positive, was participating in a press conference organized by the Tuni...

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

Men and Women Call on Jordan's MP Hind Fayez to Stand Tall

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Nearly six decades after Parks' refusal to heed the "orders" to stand up to give up her seat to a white man, it is time to tell Fayez and all the women of Jordan and the world to stand up in pride and confidence, and that all of us men and women will be supporting you.

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

HuffPost Tunisia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 ...

I Can't Breathe

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

The haunting cry, "I can't breathe" has echoed around the world and its impact grows daily. Eric Garner's dying words have become an eloquent expression of helplessness and frustration at black men dying at the hands of police who walk free.

Reading the Clues From the Supreme Court on Pregnancy Discrimination

Tom Spiggle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

The Supreme Court won't tell us until next year whether it will limit a law intended to help pregnant women at work, but it gave some clues last week.

Volunteers May Have Employee Legal Status

Brad Reid | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

If a volunteer is in fact an employee then employee protection laws such as minimum wage and overtime, as well as Title VII, will frequently apply. Consult experienced legal counsel to review your specific situation.

The Place of the 'Able' in Disability Activism

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

While the voice of the "able" is very welcome in a discussion of disability, those who actually deal with disability and discrimination should not be afraid to speak up and voice their opinions and concerns.

It's Time to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood

Otávio Dias | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Otávio Dias

Why are gays banned from donating blood even if they are not HIV-positive and have safe, protected, judiciously considered sex?

Why Racial Profiling at Airports Is Surrender to Terrorism

Brian Stone | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Brian Stone

You'd think racial profiling was a thing of the past, but recently the Obama administration re-affirmed the right to profile by race and religion at airports, border crossings and immigration checkpoints. It's not just disappointing -- it's part of a long-standing surrender to fear.

WATCH: We Asked New Yorkers One Question...

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

We asked New Yorkers to finish the sentence, I can get married, but I still can't... and here's how some of them responded.

The Second Civil Rights Movement

Michael Yaki | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Yaki

A Second Civil Rights Movement can bring together millions of Americans in unison to protest the inequities that not only divide our society, but are creating deeper, possibly insurmountable rifts in our national fabric.

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

Transgender and Privileged

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am a transsexual woman. I am therefore marginalized and oppressed. Such is the nature of life for transgender people in the home of the brave and the land of the free. I live in a red state. I am therefore pushed further to the margins. However, for me, this is only part of the story.

What Your Black Friend Might Think but Not Say About Ferguson

Kristen Domingue | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Kristen Domingue

I was 21 when I consciously made the choice in my heart and mind: racism doesn't apply to me. My outcomes are my own. I convinced myself that by sheer...