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WATCH: New Film By Gay Students Explores Trials Of LGBT Youth

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

By students, a new documentary takes an in-depth look at the trials of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers in Colorado -- and their path ...

Using Our Voice

Lance Bass | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Lance Bass

Recently I was reading about Lady Gaga and her impactful meeting with President Obama. I met not one but two sitting presidents, and not once did it cross my mind to use those unique occasions to influence a cause or change the world.

Coming Out Is Only the First Step Toward a Better World

Frank J Miles | Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices
Frank J Miles

Our world's worst social ills require all of our attention, and there never will be a unified Earth if we prioritize ourselves over another. At the end of the day, all of this is what we fight for: a more open society, a more free and equal culture.

PHOTO: Photographer Trolls Christian Publisher

Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy

When a Christian publisher happened to come across a beautiful photograph by Shane Gavin, aka Roomic Cube on Flickr, they were clearly struck by the s...

The Problem With Post-Gay

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

"Professional gay" is in some ways just as restricting as the overarching "gay." Still, I'm not stupid enough to refer to myself as "post-gay." The label comes off ungrateful, at best, and plain ignorant, at worst.

Conservative Christian Marriage Seminar Sparks Chick-fil-A Boycott

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Diana Fishlock Religion News Service HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) Amy Goropoulos' stomach and her ethics do not agree on Chick-fil-A. She used to visit t...

Coming Out Spiritually

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christian de la Huerta

We are all needed now -- present, aware, actively participating. It is time to step up as teachers, healers, activists and leaders, into lives of purpose and service.

Prop 8 Decision Expected Today, Chicagoans Plan Rally

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker in the federal trial challenging the constitutionality of California's gay marriage-banning Propos...

Anti-Gay Bill In Uganda Stalls After Local And International Opposition

GlobalPost | Gregory Branch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," which raised a worldwide uproar over its death penalty for gay sex, has stalled in parliamentar...

The Kuchu Beehive

Mark Canavera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Canavera

Despite a penal code that criminalizes homosexual acts with penalties of upwards of 10 years of imprisonment, Uganda has witnessed an astounding flowering of gay and lesbian organizations in recent years.

Gay Couple Plans 'Kiss-In' At Suburban Restaurant After Alleged Homophobia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Frankie Nielson and his boyfriend Danny Hankes decided to share a quiet meal at the LaFiesta Azteca Restaurant in south suburban Alsip a few week...

Pro-Gay Marriage Group, Fight Back New York, Targets Monserrate

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Angered by the defeat last year of a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry, a group of well-financed gay rights advocates has started...

Happy Birthday, Dr. King, From a Gay Fan

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

Marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jeffrey King, Executive Director of In The Meantime Men, says: The world is a better place be...

Ambassador Jim Hormel: "I Don't Have Time to Wait!"

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

"I am as eager as anyone else to have action .. So when I exercise any restraint, it's out of knowledge and awareness of the atmosphere under which the president is operating," says Hormel

In Defense of the White Ribbon

Johnathan Wilber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Johnathan Wilber

Maybe it's not so much Rick Warren I should be directing my protests toward as all the gays and lesbians who titter at the very serious idea of equality.

The Rev. Rick Warren Controversy: A "Blessing" in Disguise?"

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

I have expressed my outrage at Rick Warren's elevation to the national stage. Yet, if the gay community has the courage to take a deep breath, there's another way of viewing this situation.

Increased Visibility Comes With Increased Defamation

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neil G. Giuliano

Rather than serving as platforms for lies and inaccuracies, media outlets should be calling out anti-gay activists when they resort to defamation, lies, and rhetoric that promote homophobia.

Changing Tides in the Fight for LGBT Rights

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil G. Giuliano

Despite the setback of Proposition 8, the LGBT community has seen meaningful progress in recent years, and we need to continue building on that progress.

Scapegoating and Proposition 8

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Katz

I acknowledge that I did little or next to nothing to help. The passage of Prop 8 has galvanized me, though, and I won't make the same mistake twice. I plan to participate now.