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Women and Girls: Asia Pacific Lesbians, Bisexual and Trans Women Left Out in the Cold

Grace Poore | Posted 03.30.2013 | Home
Grace Poore

Lesbians, bisexual women and transgender women experience violence and discrimination as women and as people with nonconforming sexual orientation and gender identity -- from their families, religious groups, employers, police, and general public.

Dear Santa: What I Want For Christmas

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

All I want for Christmas is for the Supreme Court to strike down DOMA and make federally recognized same-sex marriage the law of the land. If it does not strike down DOMA, then I would like heterosexuals to lose the special rights that they have gained through marriage.

Who Will I Be Married To?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lev Raphael

With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear two same-sex marriage cases, I'm wondering, like everyone else, what their decisions will be. I'm also wondering what I'll call the guy I've been with for 28 years, and the question has bedeviled me for as long as we've been together.


Roger Doughty | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Roger Doughty

That's the word that keeps coming to mind. Giant results, and giant efforts that brought those results about. Countless people -- LGBT and allies -- made the calls, knocked on the doors and wrote the checks to bring us another step closer to that day when we are all truly equal and free.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Joan Nestle

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New York native Joan Nestle is an award-winning author and co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, "the world's largest collection of materials b...

One Year Since the Repeal of DADT: No Story at All?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

What did the study -- "the first scholarly effort to assess the accuracy of such predictions about the impact of DADT repeal on military readiness" -- show?

Why President Bush Wasn't Invited to Speak at the Republican Convention

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I want a President who cares more about people than he cares about corporations, even if he claims corporations are people.

Pastor Rick Warren Deletes Tweet Supporting Chick-Fil-A Action

Leah McElrath | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leah McElrath

The tweet immediately following where the Chick-Fil-A related tweet should be is one that says: "Your past is past. It can't hurt you unless you let it." If this is the case, one must wonder why Warren felt the need to delete the tweet supporting Chick-Fil-A.

The AIDS Response Owes a Great Debt to LGBT Communities

Michel Sidibé | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michel Sidibé

The global AIDS response would never have reached where it is today without the courageous, inspiring and consistent action and activism by the LGBT community over the last 30 years. But the AIDS epidemic is still tragic.

Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Kentucky Park After Kissing

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A lesbian couple was ordered to leave a Kentucky park while taking maternity photos on the park's grounds, and the women believe they were ousted beca...

Pride and Persecution: LGBT Global Love

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.

Romney's Mormonism A Tough Sell For Millennials

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Given their broader acceptance of minority religious groups, the discomfort with a Mormon president among the Millennial generation is at first glance somewhat surprising.

Two Men In A Bar: A True Parable About Gay Marriage

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

You can overhear similar conversations in some churches, but not in others. Maybe we should start more of them.

Andrea Stone

Gay Group Issues Do's And Don'ts For Celebrating 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy will become history on Sept. 20, but for active-duty gays and lesbians planning to celebra...

Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Museum For Holding Hands

Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

A lesbian couple was enjoying an art exhibit at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum over the weekend when they were reportedly approached by a ...

All Are God's Children

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.11.2011 | Religion
Desmond Tutu

All over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are persecuted. We treat them as pariahs and make them doubt that they too are children of God -- this must be nearly the ultimate blasphemy.

Andrea Stone

Williams Institute Told Us How Many Gay People There Are In As Data Backed Up Change | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau used its research and sought its help when the Obama administration decided to publicly report same-sex spouses for th...

Gay Marriage Win Upsets Promiscuous Gays

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

"Now I actually need to have the uncomfortable conversation about why I don't want to get married and settle down," said Noah Kalinikos, a 32-year-old in a long-term, same-sex relationship.

Elise Foley

Fighting Prop 8: Lawyers Ask Courts To Lift Order Stopping Gay Marriage | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Obama administration's decision Wednesday to cease its legal defense of a federal ban on gay marriage, gay-rights adv...

Dear Ugandan Christians: Stop Torturing Your Citizens

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Today, many across the world are mourning the loss of David Kato, an outspoken gay rights advocate in Uganda who was brutally beaten with a hammer and murdered in his home.

A Federally Mandated Financial Divorce

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

It's heartbreaking, and it calls into question what it means to be married. I'd venture that most married people pool their money. We don't because we can't.

My Dear Grandson -- What I Wish for You and Your Generation on the Occasion of Your 16th Birthday

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

That it will be more important to assure that there is food in every kitchen rather than a gun in every house. That those who decry the role of the federal government will stop blaming it for not doing enough. That...

Berwyn Looking To Woo Gay And Lesbian Couples

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Marge Paul can sit on the front porch of her Berwyn home, look at the crisscrossing, bungalow-lined streets to the north and south, and smile about so...

Anti-Gay Bullying is Today's Witch-Hunting

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

Due to homophobic bullying some of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) children feel like they are looked upon as today's witches.

Film Review: Stonewall Uprising

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heibroner have filled a cinematic void ignored too long. It took 41 years for the first non-fiction film to examine this innocuous raid that ignited a revolution.