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The Supreme Kiss (Part 3): 'Yes Sir, That's My Baby' (VIDEO)

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

The Supreme Kiss: Let's Kiss Inequality Goodbye is a campaign to raise awareness about equal rights and the Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality.

FRC Fellow: Gay Parents Shouldn't Be Protected From Parental Kidnappings

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A senior fellow for the conservative lobbying group the Family Research Council (FRC) has suggested that gay parents should not be legally protected a...

Big Steps, Little Steps: Change Comes to Rural America

Tom Judson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Judson

iant strides are being made in LGBT rights everywhere, from President Obama's public statements, to Goldman Sachs's amicus brief in the DOMA case, to the Amazon Kindle "Husbands" commercial. But in my neck of the woods progress is more accurately measured in baby steps.

Washington Florist Refuses To Do Gay Wedding Because Of Jesus

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Richland, Wash. couple is still trying to make sense of what they say were the hurtful, discriminatory actions by their favorite florist. For nea...

Tim Tebow Set To Speak Before Yet Another Controversial Audience

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tim Tebow is slated to speak at a notoriously conservative private college with an anti-gay reputation on Friday. The openly evangelical Tebow, who...

Christian Teen's Amazingly Homophobic Rap Makes Hate Speech Rhyme

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

T For Tolerance? More like T for Terrible, Terrifying and Tragic. In recently rediscovered YouTube video, posted several months ago by user "Apolog...

Train Boycotts Boy Scouts Performance Until BSA Lifts Gay Ban

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Train has taken a very public stand against the Boy Scouts of America's longstanding ban on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communit...

Cardinal O'Brien And The Vatican: Sex, Power And The Corruption Of The Closet

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While many people are forced to be remain closeted in a still often homophobic society, the closet nonetheless should never be seen as a healthy place. It suffocates its occupants and, when combined with power, has them victimizing many others.

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

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Amazing Parody Video Shows The Papal Conclave Having A Kiki To Choose New Pope

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Everybody wants to have a kiki, even the pope, according to an amazing parody video that "exposes" what really goes on in that super serious, super se...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

Lila Shapiro

Transgender Student Sues University That Expelled Her For 'Fraud'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Back in early 2011, Domaine Javier was on track to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She had been accepted to California Baptist Univer...

Gay Mormon Comes Out To Family, Records Their Reactions

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An openly gay Mormon used to be something of a unicorn, but one young man's proud coming out video is a statement to the contrary. Jimmy Lee Hales,...

Anti-Gay Pastor Posts New 'Proof' Obama Is Homosexual

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An evangelical pastor, famous for his support of Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill, claims to have found further proof that President Obama is s...

Brave Bisexual 8th-Grader Stands Up To Anti-Gay School Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A bisexual middle school student has become something of an LGBT celebrity in Florida this week, after her attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance cl...

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...