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Gay Acceptance

Heartwarming Stories Are Great, But Bad Things Still Happen To Gay People In Ohio

Lady Bunny | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lady Bunny

Let's be real: Joel and Ethan's pizza story is heartwarming precisely because it is an exception to what usually happens. And though people's attitudes toward gays are slowly softening, go a few miles outside a city center and you get much less friendly treatment.

Gay Marriage And Good Conversations

Harold Ross | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harold Ross

How will non-gay America learn about our country's gay community? Why not simply have, or at least consider having, a good conversation with a gay person? My enlightenment came at the end of my 17th summer.

The Monster in My Real Life

James Fluhr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Fluhr

I'll never know what went through my father's mind when he found pictures of me dressed up in drag on the Internet, but I know that the phone call that came after changed my life forever.

Let's Make Out In Public!

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

If we want to make the world a more tolerant place, gays do need to be more visible, and not just in the Castro. There is enough room to challenge people's attitudes without breaking the law or ending up as a censored YouTube clip. A sweet kiss is enough.

Does Acceptance Diminish Gay Identity?

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeffrey Sharlach

Today you'll see in any bar, gay or straight, young people of every sexual persuasion being themselves with friends who may or may not share their orientation. I can't help but wonder if we've lost something, namely the joy of walking into a gay bar as the member of an exclusive club.

I Don't Want To Be Straight

John Shore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Shore

Designations like "gay" and "straight" are so useless. They're so toxic. They do nothing but harm. They limit people in crucial, terrible ways that cut to the very heart of the best of who all of us are, or could be.

The Secrets Gay People Want Straight People to Know

Bernard Lansbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bernard Lansbergen

While Brian Moylan's "The Secrets Gay Men Don't Want Straight People to Know" is obviously meant as a comical piece, it felt more like a sad reconfirmation of how the media sees gay people relative to straight people, and how gay people are perceived in general.

Mainline Christianity's PR Problem

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This is not just the result of well-funded and energetic outreach by newer, more fundamentalist, denominations. It is also the result of our own complacency and lukewarmness.

On Evangelical Campuses, Rumblings Of Gay Acceptance

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Some observers now wonder whether a major shift in opinions about homosexuality might be occurring among younger evangelicals.

International House Of Bigotry

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

It is time that anti-gay evangelicals realize that just as we have fought back against bigotry here, we can do so in Uganda.

Gays In The Military Study: Most U.S. Troops, Families Say Gays OK

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don't care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and t...

Repentance Of An Anti-Gay Bigot

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

I am straight, and though everyone gets made fun of for something, I never faced the relentless teasing, bullying and violence that gay and lesbian kids did and do. In fact, I was a bigot. But I got better.