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The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

In celebration of Obergefell v. Hodge we went out for drinks at Legal Sea Foods in Harvard Square. While enjoying the evening summer breeze, my spouse said we could have this experience all year if we moved to a milder climate. I snapped back and said, "I ain't moving to Georgia!" And that's what marriage equality looks like.

The Same-Sex Marriage Revolution: The Story Behind the Story

Martin London | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Martin London

How did these three disparate couples spark a change to a culture thousands of years old? Fittingly, it was an act of a mean spirited Republican-led Congress that was the Fort Sumter moment in the Same-Sex Marriage Revolution. The message? Be careful what you wish for.

Legalize Gay, Just Don't Be It!

Jeremy Markman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Markman

Despite the fact that things have gotten so much easier for LGBT people in this country, especially in N.Y.C., there still lingers a dark veil of internalized homophobia that keeps gay men apart and prevents them from experiencing rich, intimate, long-term connections.

Caught in the Act

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 06.27.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

I first saw Beth Malone three years ago in a tiny theater in Hell's Kitchen performing a solo show. The actor, who billed herself as "part dude, part lady... all lesbian," examined her life, delivering a witty and affecting tour of America's family dysfunction with its gay children.

DOMA Pioneer Hits Broadway For 'Fun Home'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Marriage equality pioneer Edie Windsor hit Broadway this week for a performance of the new musical "Fun Home." Written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Te...

Lila Shapiro

Edie Windsor Takes Another Step To Knock Down Final Barriers To Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices

The American people have an opportunity to tell the Supreme Court that they support marriage equality before the court takes up a case this spring tha...

For Edie Windsor, 2014's Gay Marriage Victories Are Only The Beginning

USA Today/Religion News Service | Richard Wolf | Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (RNS) The subject is same-sex marriage, but the vivacious blonde who has come to personify the issue stops her interrogator with a scolding. ...

Revisiting States of Desire

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

His insouciant and poignant travelogue, States of Desire, is a description of gay life in all the major cities of the United States in the late 1970's before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic.

The Colorado Attorney General's Ugly and Wasteful Crusade Against Marriage Equality

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

The backwards ideas of one person should not hold up the freedom to marry for an entire state.

A Year After Windsor, Let's Finish What We Started: The Fight to End HIV/AIDS

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

despite so much progress in terms of the equality of gay people under the law, we have not seem the same kind of improvement in connection with the very issue that provoked the most recent wave of the LGBT movement in the first place -- the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Edie Windsor Looks Back On An Eventful Year Since SCOTUS Ruling

USA Today/RNS | RICHARD WOLF | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices

(RNS) Edie Windsor turned 85 last week, but she was too “overdone” for a party. The woman whose lawsuit forced the federal government to recogn...

Edie Windsor Receives Huge Honor From A Former President

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

What better way to celebrate Pride than honoring one of the most iconic queer figures of the past decade (and probably ever) -- and on the one-year an...

Five (or So) Questions I Put to Superlawyer Ted Olson About Gay Marriage and Prop 8

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since the publication of Jo Becker's controversial Forcing the Spring, it's fair to say that the Prop 8 legal team have been on the defensive. A lot of us have wondered what they thought about the book, so last week I interviewed Ted Olson, a lifelong Republican and former solicitor general under George W. Bush, and put these and other questions to him.

A Senate Campaign Interlude With Friends, Family and the President

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

As for so many of my friends who were present to listen to the president, all the aspects of my life seemed to have come together to help produce positive change. The education, advocacy, community service and political lobbying and maneuvering all have that one goal: to create a better world for the next generation.

Edie Windsor Thinks We Can Expect Marriage Equality Across The 50 States By 2024

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court Defense of Marriage Act case, discussed her hopes for the legalization of gay marriage across al...

Edie Windor Reveals Her Next Goal

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plaintiff Edie Windsor dropped by HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about her history-making legal victory as...

Edie Windsor Was Shocked To Get A Personal Phone Call From Obama After DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act court case, recalled on HuffPost Live Thursday the moments after learning she had won her c...

Edie Windsor Praises Pope Francis' Words On Gays: 'It Thrills Me'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

Edie Windsor achieved a breakthrough victory for the LGBT community when the Supreme Court ruled in her favor and struck down the Defense of Marriage ...

DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor Speaks Out On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Edie Windsor and lawyer Roberta Kaplan, the duo who brought down the the Defense of Marriage Act, join HuffPost Live at 4:30 p.m. on June 5 to discuss...

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

Post-DOMA: Honoring The Work Of An Incredible Leader

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been one year since the United States Supreme Court heard the landmark federal marriage equality case of United States v. Windsor. Now, Roberta K...

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

Edie Windsor: The Gay Community Is My 'Person Of The Year'

Posted 12.11.2013 | Gay Voices

It's been quite a year for Edie Windsor, and now, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plantiff is capping off her many accomplishments by coming in thi...

Reasons to Be Grateful in 2013: The Women in Politics Edition

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things for which we're grateful. I try to remember this gratitude all year long, but this week is an especially important time to express it. Here, a handful of the many political women and events most deserving of a hearty "thank you."

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...