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The Associated Press' Refusal To Treat Gay And Straight Marriages Equally

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Last week the AP decided in an internal memo on style that reporters should not refer to individuals in legal same-sex marriages as "husbands" or "wives" as they'd refer to individuals in legal heterosexual marriages. That's completely misguided.

Westboro Baptists: Christians Are To Blame For 'Fag Marriage'

Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay Voices

The Westboro Baptist Church, an organization known for its anti-gay and anti-Semitic rhetoric, appears to be setting itself apart even from those who ...

High School Allows Same-Sex Valentines After Controversy

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A Utah high school has reversed course this week, after controversy arose over a potential ban on same-sex Valentine's Day messages. The issue at C...

Are They Laughing With Us or At Us?

Justin Hernandez | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Reflecting upon society's views of the humor they find in homosexuality; I wonder if this serves as an indicator of an acceptance of gays and lesbians, or if we are the butt of jokes that mask a level of uncomfortability with our growing equality.

Pope Benedict's Successor: Why He Will Be Even More Anti-Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's no question that Pope Benedict XVI"s resignation is a reflection of a crisis occurring in the Catholic Church. But to those Catholics, gay and non-gay alike, who have hopes that the change will be positive, I'd offer up the old expression, "Better the devil you know."

AP Says 'Husband' And 'Wife' Not To Be Used For Gay Men, Lesbians

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The foremost authority on journalistic style and standards has released a memo that appears to set different standards for gay and heterosexual couple...

WATCH: Teacher Seeking 'Straight Prom' Mocked In Amazing Parody Video

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

"Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to you..." An interview with an anti-gay, special education teacher in Indiana has prompte...

'My So Called Life' Star On Coming Out In Hollywood

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

With increasing support and acceptance of LGBT rights, students, leaders, and members of the LGBT community are more open to coming out in public. Huf...

Lila Shapiro

Gay 'Cure' Proponents Defend Practice In New Jersey

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A first-of-its kind lawsuit challenging the practice of gay "conversion therapy" is winding its way through the New Jersey legal system. On Monday, la...

'Don't Say Gay' Bill's Sponsor Appears To Debate Critics In Comments Section

Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

The state politician responsible for Tennessee's controversial and recently revived "Don't Say Gay" bill apparently responded to some of his critics M...

Ed Koch And The Corruption Of The Gay Closet

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At this very moment there are closeted gay politicians in Washington and across the country voting against gay rights in part to cover for themselves, driven by personal ambition. They are dangerous individuals.

Why The NFL Must Suspend San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver For His Anti-Gay Remarks

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Thanks to players like Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo and their pro-gay advocacy, we're seeing a shift among NFL players, but the leadership needs to take strong stand against Culliver's kind of bigotry if that shift is to continue.

Transgender Politician To Get Highly Influential Government Position?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

The first openly transgender member of the Polish parliament may soon occupy one of the governing body's top positions. Anna Grodzka, 58, was elec...

49ers' Chris Culliver Says He's Not OK With Gays In NFL

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices

A player for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers gave a controversial, anti-gay interview just days ahead of the NFL's championship game. Spea...

State's Controversial 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Is Back, Now Requires Teachers To Out Students

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A controversial Tennessee bill that would stop teachers from discussing sexuality with their students has been resurrected in the state legislature, a...

Catholic Leader Compares Gay Marriage To Male Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices

During a recent interview, a Catholic leader made an unusual comparison between gay marriage and male breastfeeding. Speaking with the United Kingd...

The Obama Inauguration, Immigration Reform, Poetry and the Cantor Twitch

Janet Mason | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

Like many LGBT Americans, I was profoundly moved by President Obama's recognition of gays and lesbians in his inaugural speech.

'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter Says LGBT Equality Will Signal End Of Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A controversial evangelical currently on trial for crimes against humanity has written a new online column in which he claims that same-sex marriage a...

If Manti Te'o Is Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If the Notre Dame linebacker at the center of the "girlfriend hoax" story indeed constructed an elaborate cover story for his gay closet, as so many gay men do in worlds that demand they be heterosexual, the emotional jolt of humiliation and embarrassment at being exposed will be overwhelming.

'Not Born This Way:' Group Pays Plane To Fly Anti-Gay Banner Above Gaga Tailgate

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Lady Gaga kicked off the much anticipated North American leg of her Born This Way Ball tour last week, but the Florida Family Association welcomed th...

Thousands Rally Against Gay Marriage In France

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — Holding aloft ancient flags and young children, hundreds of thousands of people converged Sunday on the Eiffel Tower to protest the Fren...

Transgender Miss California Contestant Set To Make History

Posted 01.11.2013 | Gay Voices

When Kylan Arianna Wenzel takes the stage Saturday for the preliminary round of the Miss California USA pageant, the tall knockout will be representin...

Chuck Hagel And Rev. Louie Giglio: When Homophobia Comes Back To Haunt

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The controversies surrounding former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and Rev. Louie Giglio of Passion City Church underscore two facts of American life in 2013: The LGBT rights movement has advanced at a rapid pace, and anything you said 20 years ago is available in a click for the world to see.

Noah's Flood Caused By Wedding Songs For Homosexuals, Says Scott Lively

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Scott Lively, the embattled evangelist currently on trial for inciting human rights abuses against the LGBT community in Uganda, has doubled down on h...

Paid Official Takes 'Unprecedented' Move Of Rejecting Teen's Eagle Scout Approval, Outraging Review Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

In a disappointing conclusion to a struggle that has galvanized Americans across the country, a Boy Scout was told he would not be receiving his covet...