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Gay Rights Activists

Perry Decries Gay Rights Activists As Intolerant

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) stood before conservatives gathered at a Faith and Family Rally in Austin on Tuesday and spoke about what he perceives as a ...

Getting Back In The Activism Game

Corey Scholibo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Scholibo

I stopped being an LGBT activist not because my beliefs changed, but for the same reason that someone who's worked at an ice cream parlor for years eventually can't stomach another scoop. So it was with some surprise that I found myself on the board of the Don Thompson Film Festival.

Being Thankful And Honoring Those Who Made Today Possible

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hundreds and thousands of people have fought for equal rights, and I am thankful to them all. Their hard work, sacrifice and struggle brought us here, to a place where my little boy can know who he is and tell me without shame -- and be unaware that shame could even be a factor.

A 'Bitter' Old Activist Looks Back

Rev. Mel White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Mel White

I admit it. There are times when I am bitter and other times when I am almost overcome by joy. Tomorrow will I wake up singing something cheery from a Broadway musical or find myself still waving my fist at the "holy terrorists" on the Christian right? I have no idea.

Making The Right Choice

Justin Sedor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Sedor

Not everyone can be an "activist" -- that's what I told myself for a long time. But as I continued living my quaint collegiate life, I found it harder and harder to ignore the fact that kids who looked like me and walked and talked like me were killing themselves after being called "faggot."

Mariela Castro Tops U.S. Visit With Transgender Talk

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro is in San Francisco to meet with gay rights activists and to chair a panel at a pres...

Not One But Two (!) Openly-Gay GOPs Running For Mayor In San Diego

AP | By ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 12.08.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- Two leading Republican contenders for mayor of America's eighth-largest city are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed. It doesn't c...

Gay Pride Demonstrators Attacked, Detained In Russia

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.25.2011 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Russian police on Saturday detained 14 gay rights activists trying to hold an unsanctioned demonstration in St. Peters...

The Split-Screen Struggle Over Gay Rights

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

America finds itself at a real turning point in the struggle for gay rights. And, as during all turning points, it's as if we are watching the struggle unfold on a split screen: progress on one side, setbacks on the other.

Utah Legislator Hurls Slur At Gay-Rights Activists

The Daily Utah Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Gay-rights activists gathered in front of the Utah Supreme Court inside the Capitol on Friday to silently rally for gay rights. The activists had piec...