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Westboro Members Now Live Next To House Painted Colors Of Transgender Flag

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.27.2016 | Queer Voices

The Equality House, the rainbow-colored house across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, just expanded its compound -- with...

With Your Help, A Pro-Trans House Could Move Right Next Door To Westboro Church

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices

Planting Peace, the non-profit organization responsible for the creating the rainbow pro-queer Equality House across the street from the Westboro Bapt...

Westboro Is Planning To Protest Bowie's Memorial Concert But They Probably Didn't See This Coming

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The neighbors of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church are once again about to school the hate group by demonstrating the power of love, support and co...

What The Equality House Can Teach Us About Making Societal Change

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ordinarily, flunking out of college three times is not seen as a stepping stone to success. But it was for Aaron Jackson, the man behind Planting Peac...

Kim Davis Is About To Get A BIG Surprise In Her Hometown

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anti-gay marriage clerk Kim Davis is about to get a rude awakening in her hometown. Non-profit organization Planting Peace just erected the above bill...

'Sweet Equality Cakes' Created As A Counter-Effort To Anti-Gay Bakery

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The same-sex couple who were turned away by Oregon's Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery when they sought a wedding cake are teaming up with the Kansas-base...

Dumbledore And Gandalf To Wed In Front Of Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gandalf the White and Professor Albus Dumbledore are having a wedding -- and you're invited. The two fictional characters will wed this Sunday, Jun...

That Anti-Gay Indiana Pizzeria That Received $840,000? This 'Pizza' Supports The LGBT Community.

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Donating money to support a good cause is much more satisfying than donating money to support bigotry. After an Indiana pizzeria closed shop and r...

Drag Queens Need Your Help Delivering Easter Eggs To Indiana's Governor

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This certainly is one way to get the message to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence! Pence has come under fire this week for signing Indiana's Religious Freedo...

Ex-Westboro Members Take Part In Kiss In For Equality In Front Of Infamous Church

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We can't believe it, but The Equality House turned two years old this month! The Equality House is a structure that sits in direct opposition to th...

Lila Shapiro

This Anti-Gay Group Probably Wishes It Had Used A Different Model For Its Billboard

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In December, Kyle Roux, 37, was surprised to hear from a friend that his image had popped up on a controversial billboard overlooking a major highway ...

LOOK: Bi Teen Symbolically Comes Out To Dead Mother In Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Few things warm our queer little hearts like stories from the Equality House do, and this one is no different. The Equality House is a home painted...

Now THIS Is How You Respond To An Ice Bucket Challenge From The Westboro Baptist Church...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yesterday, Westboro Baptist Church posted this Vine and tweeted it at the Equality House, the house painted the colors of the rainbow flag that sits a...

Westboro Church's Disgusting Plan To Protest Robin Williams' Funeral Thwarted By Love

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Westboro Baptist Church is trying to spread its vile message of intolerance with a disgraceful protest of Robin Williams' funeral, but Planting Pe...

The Incredible Story Of How Some Cookie Kindness Rescued This LGBT Charity

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A little cookie kindness can go a long way. The air conditioning unit at Planting Peace's Equality House, which is located across the street from ...

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past seven days. Check back every Friday ...

Fred Phelps May Have Had A Change Of Heart Toward Gays, Relative Says

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.23.2014 | Religion

Pastor Fred Phelps, the infamous founder of the intolerant, quasi-religious Westboro Baptist Church, apparently had a change of heart before his death...

What City in Kansas Is Getting LGBT in a Major Way?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
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What city in Kansas has passed three LGBT inclusive ordinances in the last 8 months, put on a nationally recognized TDOR event, has a church that declared support for marriage equality, is getting ready to have a Pride Prom, and is planning a Pride Parade & Picnic for September?

Group That Targeted Westboro Baptist Church Makes A Global Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Kansas's Equality House has once again made a powerful statement of solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals on a glo...

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past seven days. Check back every Friday ...

LOOK: 6 Incredible Things That Happened In The Dark Shadow Of Westboro Church

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One year ago today, March 19, Planting Peace, a non-profit organization, launched an incredible initiative that sought to combat the efforts of the no...

Lawn Across From Westboro Baptist Church Plays Host To 'Gay Olympics'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Planting Peace hosted an event over the weekend at its now-famous Equality House in Topeka, Kan. that sought to bring visibility to the plight of the ...

Donor Pulls Funding For Orphanage After He Learns It's Run By Pro-LGBT Group

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Planting Peace, the non-profit organization behind the amazing Equality House across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, sponsors a ...

Group That Took On Westboro Launches Incredible Program To Help Gays In Uganda

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Planting Peace, the organization that brought you the Equality House across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, has embarked on a ne...

LOOK: Westboro's Neighbor Makes Awesome Move To Honor Transgender Day Of Remembrance [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Equality House, the building across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, is making a bold move in honor of the Transgender Day Of Rem...