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Gay Discrimination

Virginia Spa Admits Its Policy Forbids 'Abnormal' Gay, Transgender Patrons

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Spa World manager James Lee said reports his business had admitted to refusing gay and transgender customers was inaccurate. Though he did not...

Anti-Gay Group Leader: LGBT-Friendly School Officials Like Nazi Prison Guards

Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The leader of an anti-gay advocacy group in Massachusetts has compared LGBT-friendly school administrators to prison guards presiding over Nazi concen...

Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Inspires Petition Calling For Organization's Tax Exempt Status To End

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A former scout's petition to end tax-exempt status for the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization's reaffirmed anti-gay stance is picki...

I, Too, Am America

Genevieve Jessee McCall | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Genevieve Jessee McCall

After the devastation of 9/11 a young woman decided to heed the call of her nation to protect and serve. She put her life on the line, so that we might all be a little safer at home. That soldier is my wife. Yes, we are two wives.

'Gay-Free' Prom Frenzy Sparks Backlash At Indiana High School

Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Students and staff at an Indiana-based high school are trying to quickly distance themselves from the international media frenzy over one local group'...

Restauranteur Compares Gay Group To KKK, Nazis Before Canceling Event

Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Members of an Arkansas-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights group are outraged after a local restaurateur canceled their event, ...

Not an Easy Decision

Judge Kemp | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

I am at a personal crossroads. I still whole-heartedly disagree with the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy. I was involved in scouting for the life experiences, skill development, character building, and friendships. These are things that no one can take back from me.

Oregon Baker Would Rather Shutter His Business Than Make Cake For Gay Couple

Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

An Oregon baker could face legal action after turning away a lesbian couple who sought a cake for their forthcoming wedding. As KATU first reporte...

Religious Right, Anti-Gay Pundits Slam Boy Scouts' Potential Policy Shift

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

It seems not everyone is pleased by the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to re-consider its controversial ban on gay participants. A number ...

New Bill Could End Anti-Gay Discrimination In Jury Selection Process

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Three U.S. senators have re-introduced legislation in hopes of abolishing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizen...

Tiny Kentucky Town Becomes America's Smallest To Make Big LGBT Move

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

On the heels of a statewide push for Kentucky to its protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens, one of the smallest towns in the ...

Was This Coach Fired For Being Gay?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

A college volleyball coach has come forth with allegations of workplace discrimination, claiming he was fired for being gay. James Finley, former V...

Setting It Straight: Why Gays Won't Win

Michael Solis | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

How did it come to be that lesbians and gays still have to contort themselves to fit into some straight mold? An undeniable factor is leadership. The LGBT community lives in a world that has been designed by and for straight people -- or straight white males.

Defense of Marriage Act: It's No Secret That Lesbians and Gay Men Are Treated Like Second-Class Citizens

David J. Brunell | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
David J. Brunell

Even if your state recognizes gay marriage, your secrets aren't safe. You can't keep your partner's secrets in a court of law. That sounds like second-class citizenship to me.

Overlapping Stereotypes Of LGBT People And Jews As Developmentally Immature

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.

Whites Only, Heterosexuals Only: What's the Difference Again?

Jackie Gardina | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

I thought our country had had this conversation. There was a time in our not too distant past that we allowed businesses to hang signs on their doors that said "Whites Only," where businesses were free to refuse service to individuals based solely on the color of their skin.

Expelled Gay Student Sues District For Failure To Stop 'Relentless, Severe Harassment'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

A bullied teen who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school for protection is suing Indianapolis Public Schools, WISH-TV reports. Darnell “...

Dear Vandal

Erin Davies | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Erin Davies

My life changed because of another person's decision to write "fAg" and "u r gAy" on my 2002 Volkswagen Beetle. Rather than remove the graffiti, I decided to leave it on my car for 365 days and make a documentary titled, Fagbug about the adventure.

Wendy's Wades Into Chick-Fil-A Firestorm

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices

A major Wendy's franchise owner wants Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chicken chain embroiled in an blowup over its CEO's anti-gay comments, to know it's n...

School Rejects Student Because Parents Are Gay

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Hope Christian School, a partially publicly funded religion-based institution in Albuquerque, N.M., has garnered local media attention after denying a...

B&B Owners Fined $4,500 For Refusing To Accomodate Gay Couple

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.19.2012 | Small Business

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has fined the owners of a now-closed bed and breakfast $4,500 for refusing to grant a gay couple a reservat...

WATCH: Mississippi Gay Couple Fears For Safety After Being Targeted With Homophobic Vandalism

Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices

A Mississippi-based gay couple say they fear for their safety after being targeted on several instances by homophobic vandals. As local ABC affili...

Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Kentucky Park After Kissing

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay 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...

New Homophobic Low? Italian Facebook Page Urges Aborting 'Gay' Unborn Child

La Repubblica/Worldcruch | La Repubblica | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Online homophobia has reached a new low in Italy where a Facebook page circulated this month with the declaration: "Aborting a gay (fetus) is an act o...

Sizzler Must Pay New York Woman After Violent Anti-Gay Attack Inside Franchise

Posted 06.13.2012 | Gay Voices

A Sizzler franchise has been ordered to pay a New York woman $25,000 after a court ruled she had been violently attacked by staff and diners and hence...