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How the Supreme Court Actually Mirrors the American Public on Marriage Equality

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's likely that Justices Thomas and Alito agreed with the basic sentiments Scalia seemed to be expressing -- a sense of pride, even, that passionate religious opposition to same-sex marriage rang out loudly, at the same time that conservatives across the country continue to craft "religious freedom" laws to blunt LGBT equality in the states.

Food Network Star Ted Allen on Coming Out and Dining Out For Life

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I welcome Food Network star and original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast member, Ted Allen, spokesperson for Dining Out For Life, Emmy Award-winner and host of the primetime series Chopped on The Food Network.

So Robert Downey, Jr. Was a Top While in Jail?

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, Leslie Jordan of Will & Grace fame, talks about that time he was in jail with the Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr.

Meet Colin Fallesen, Producer/Presenter of Pinksixty News

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I welcome special guest co-host, London-based Colin Fallesen (via Skype, from London, with cocktail in hand), Producer/Presenter of the five-year-old Pinksixty News -- a daily one-minute news show sourced from websites and journalists throughout the world.

Brokenhearted Bahá'is: LGBTs Rejected by Their Faith

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Never before has an openly gay member of the Bahá'í faith granted such a high profile interview, an interview already getting great traction among worldwide members of the faith itself. Above, Sean Rayshel, who has granted Nicholas Snow this exclusive interview.

Aging in Gayville

Michael Rohrer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm here, I'm queer and really, I'm sexier as a 40-something than I've ever been at any other age in my life.

A Leatherman Exposes Himself! Clifton Tatum: His Heart, Soul & Vision

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Clifton Tatum's winning of Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 in November 2014 was one more step, albeit a very visible one, in a lifelong journey of being of service.

Religion and the LGBT community: 3 Books to Find Faith

Janet Mason | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists edited by Susan A. Gore and Keith Kron was a breath of fresh air. The writers in this collection share their experiences of being amazed at being around straight allies who are genuinely not homophobic.

Mary Lambert: I Thought Singing 'Same Love' Might Get Me Killed

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Mary Lambert isn't just open about being a lesbian. One spin of plucky single "Secrets" lays bare the singer/songwriter's struggles with weight, bipolar disorder, a dysfunctional family and much, much more. Says Lambert with a laugh, "I'm severely out!"

Has the Anti-Gay Right Found Its Gay 'Partial Birth Abortion'?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Whatever the reasons, many LGBT national leaders are nowhere on this terrible and potentially enormously impactful law.

Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

Ian Colvin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Ian Colvin

It's a strange feeling, saying goodbye to the baby phase. We've been in this phase since returning from our honeymoon. We didn't come back from Hawaii pregnant like most couples; we returned knowing it was the right time to pursue our dreams of becoming dads.

LGBT Books to Warm Up With

Janet Mason | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

It's been a cold winter. Very cold. One of the things that I'm doing to keep warm is to take an imaginary LGBT cruise in my head -- through books -- to exotic lands. The first stop was the land of queer history.

Have Insensitive Comments Become the New Normal?

Michael Rohrer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

"I say we give him to ISIS" is, to me, a disturbing comment. One maybe thrown into the commentary as a joke to get a rise. It got one out of me.

Meet Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Who Isn't About to Give Up His Antigay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Some Alabama probate judges, at least for the time being, are defying the United States Supreme Court today, refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while other judges throughout the state are granting those licenses.

Gary Snyder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Media
Gary Snyder

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Jeb Bush: 'Respect' My Opposition to Your Civil Rights Because 'Religious Liberty'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Once again many in the media have fallen for GOP strategists' attempts to make a candidate seem moderate --"soften" and "softening" seem to be the words of choice for CNN and others -- while he's not changed his hardcore right-wing position at all.

Three New Books on the Theme of "It Isn't Easy Being Gay"

Janet Mason | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

I have never been one to complain about my lot -- after all coming out as a lesbian was, for me, a kind of freedom (and I wouldn't trade my life for any other). But I was reminded of the fact that it is still hard to be gay by three new books that I recently read.

Meet the Pastor Who Told Me He Hoped I Got Brain Cancer and Died

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Anderson is the embodiment of hate and makes the late Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church look like Ghandi.

Why Houston Is Forcing Pastors To Turn In Their Sermons

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

Some Houston pastors are being forced to hand their sermons over to the city -- and they're not happy about the government reading over their shoulder...

Living Marriage Equality: Redeeming the Dream and All I Love and Know

Janet Mason | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

I am a new convert to the cause of same-sex marriage. I have been a lesbian for most of my life and a second generation feminist. When I was young, I never dreamed of being married. When I came out (in the early 1980s), I was hugely relieved that I had dodged the matrimonial bullet.

The Right's New Strategy After Gay Marriage Loss: Finding the Gay 'Partial Birth Abortion'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Frank Schubert said that if by chance marriage equality opponents lost at the high court, as pretty much happened yesterday, they would have to go the route they did with abortion after Roe v. Wade. They'd have to seek "incremental" wins, he said, as they did then, chipping away slowly at abortion rights.

Your Bogeyman: Whether You Stalk Him or Face Him...Defeat Him

Michael Rohrer | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I recently saw a production of Stalking the Bogeyman at New World Stages in NYC. The play tells the true story of David Holthouse: the rape he endured in 1978 as a 7-year old, and his plan, as an adult, to murder his rapist.

'The Roosevelts:' Ken Burns Closets Eleanor, Disappears FDR's Gay Sex-Entrapment Scandal in the Navy

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I enjoyed watching Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History last week, keeping in mind that these PBS documentary series are usually a heavy bit of American myth-making. Still, there are a few things just too glaring to hide or treat with discretion in 2014, though Burns arrogantly thinks he can.

BREAKING: Gay Couple Watches Football. Can We Get Back To The Game Now?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices

What at first appears to be two bros horsing around in an ad for DirecTV's NFL coverage turns out to be something else entirely. The two -- one a G...

Michael Sam and the NFL's Virulent Homophobia

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The NFL is a league that tolerates homophobia, the lofty words of its officials notwithstanding. And until LGBT groups and politicians stand up and take it on rather than cowering, homophobia will continue to get a pass.