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To The Stranger Who Called Me A 'Fag' For Having Rainbow Hair And Tattoos

Paige Harmes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Paige Harmes

I know you are unlikely to ever read this, but I hope you know that your words matter, that your words have an effect on people, and that your hatred did not go unnoticed.

Azealia Banks Says She's Never Saying The Word 'Faggot' Again

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Azealiza Banks decided to tell her fans on Facebook Friday that she will no longer use the word "faggot." The rapper also explained her rationale for ...

Azealia Banks Is the Donald Trump of Rap

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Ms. Banks thinks that she is somehow advancing the cause for women of color and bisexual women, so I wanted to be as kind and respectful as possible. But it is difficult to maintain positive thoughts toward someone so mean-spirited.

Is Azealia Banks Right in Her Use of the Word "F*ggot" (No)

Rich Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rich Hawkins

Whatever Banks believes the word 'f*ggot' means, it doesn't. In the context she used it it's only ever a homophobic attack that demeans gay men.

An Open Letter to People Who Still Use 'Faggot' as an Insult

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Casey Cavanagh

Be responsible. Hold yourself accountable. Pay attention to the words you use, the way you articulate yourself, and be aware of how the things you say may affect people around you.

30 Gay Men React To The Word 'Faggot'

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

UPDATE: The video "30 Gay Men React To The Word 'Faggot'" has been removed by Cut Video. This post has been updated to reflect its removal. Gay men ha...

B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.

WATCH: College Kids Respond To The Word 'Faggot'

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

YouTube user Pano T sat down with several peers from his college campus this week for a candid discussion about their opinions regarding the word "fag...

A Few Words From A Real, Live C*cksucking Fag

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

Seeing as I have some practical experience here, I'd like to clear up a few things for those (presumably) non-c*cksucking straight men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used.

WATCH: Rapper Tyler The Creator Defends His Use Of 'Faggot'

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

Tyler The Creator stopped by "The Arsenio Hall Show" last week to offer his perspective on a number of topics -- including straight rappers who use th...

AB SOTO Talks 'Fagging Out,' Hollywood Type Casting and Coming Out in East L.A.

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I recently saw AB SOTO perform and was blown away by his energy and message. His dance moves come from sources as varied as street posturing and Paris Is Burning-style balls. When combined, they ask the questions: What is butch? What is femme? What makes someone sexy?

A Critical Response to 'Faggot'-Calling Culture

Lucas Waldron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lucas Waldron

When I see my cousin asserting his comfort with calling his (presumably straight male) friends "faggots," I do not feel directly afraid of my cousin, but I feel afraid of the culture that both he and I are surrounded by and respond so differently to.

Why Straight Comics Still Cling to the Word 'Faggot' and Why They Shouldn't

Chris Doucette | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Chris Doucette

The only people who can use the word "faggot" based on an incorrect, playground definition are children. Once you grow up and learn what the word really means, you have a moral obligation to change your behavior so that you don't use a word that perpetuates the dehumanization of people whom you claim to respect.

The Other 'F' Word

Asher Huey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Asher Huey

This past weekend I was called a "faggot." Recently I'd realized that nothing like that had happened to me in a while and wondered if or when it would. When it did, it made me realize how much, and how little, has changed.

Why You're A 'Faggot'

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

For over a year I researched the words that people use to describe gay men -- words like "faggot," "pillow biter," "queer," "gym bunny," "bear," "twink," "homosexual" and even "gay" -- to get at the heart of the assumptions that people make about us.

WATCH: Professional Wrestler Slams Fan As 'Faggot' And 'Frickin' Queer' In Shocking Rant

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Professional wrestler Bully Ray is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after footage of him engaging in an anti-gay rant directed at a Chicago fan sur...

WATCH: Gay Man's Altercation With Passerby Who Called Him 'Faggot' Gets Physical

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amateur video footage of a New York-based gay man's altercation with a passerby who called him a "faggot" is making the blogosphere rounds. Astori...

Taking the Taboo Out of 'Fag'

North by Northwestern | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
North by Northwestern

"Faggot," he said under his breath. I wasn't sure if he knew that I could hear him from across the table. A scowl formed on my face. I shot him daggers with my eyes. "What did you just say?"

The 'F' Word

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliel Cruz

I've never been OK with the word "faggot" or its shortened form, "fag." Regardless of the intent behind its use, I've never been able to fully swallow that word and refrain from tensing up when it's used around me. I've always spoken out against its usage.

Dan Savage And The Other, Uglier F-Word

Justin Sedor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Sedor

The context in which he uses the word suggests not only that Savage meant to demean and degrade, but that he meant to demean and degrade by comparing GOProud to a particular set of gay men (bottoms) and all those who enjoy receiving penetrative sex.

DEBATE: Should The LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' And 'Tranny'?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Using words like "faggot," "dyke," and "tranny" to define oneself and other members of the LGBT community has long been a contentious topic. While ...

Should the LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' and 'Tranny'? Yes, Call Me a 'Faggot'

Randall Jenson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randall Jenson

I embrace words like "faggot," "dyke," or "tranny" because they are not just slurs; they are descriptors. They illustrate ways of moving through the world. They portray real people, beautiful people.

Reclaiming the Gay F-Word

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I want to reclaim the word. You have probably heard of other people reclaiming offensive language to remove the sting, and now it is the gays' turn.

Is the NBA Anti-Gay? (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 08.06.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

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