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UFC Fighter Suspended For Outrageous Gay Slur

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is putting a chokehold on slurs against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The m...

Gay Marriage in Minnesota: Another Milestone Is Reached

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Minnesota's marriage equality win also represents a stinging blow to the anti-gay evangelical right. This is the state that brought us Michele Bachmann, an evangelical Christian who made her political career by pushing boilerplate religious bigotry about gays.

Anti-Gay Pundit Refuses To Talk About Whether Or Not He's Had 'Gay Impulses' On Air

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryan Fischer doesn't usually find himself tongue-tied. The virulently anti-gay spokesperson for the American Family Association (AFA) has made a care...

Two Dads and the Mom Who Changed Everything

Jon Summers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Summers

On Mother's Day, what do you get the 17 year-old mother of your child who you are just beginning to know?

Coming Out Stories and Culture Wars

Mark Ro Beyersdorf | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Ro Beyersdorf

I've been bewildered by the conversations that have unfolded in the comments section of my essay, "Coming Out Across Cultural Barriers: A Mixed-Race Son's Journey with His Korean Immigrant Mother."

Not Just an 'Issue' -- Invisibility in the Immigration Debate Hurts Real People

Brian Pacheco | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Pacheco

Media should stop distracting Americans with coverage about the political games being played around immigration reform, which reduces it to simply an "issue" and as a result divorces it from the people whose lives hang in the balance.

Alum Claims High School Canceled Grad Speech Because He's Gay

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

In a controversy that has engulfed a small Arkansas town, a graduate of one of the local high schools claims the school canceled his appearance as thi...

Anti-Gay Archbishop Calls Marriage Equality Bill 'Serious Injustice'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion

An outspoken and fervently anti-gay Catholic archbishop took the occasion of Rhode Island's marriage equality bill this week to offer a scathing rebuk...

Lila Shapiro

Group Invokes Jerry Sandusky, Claims Proposed 'Gay-Cure' Ban Could Harm Abuse Victims

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

Opponents of proposed state legislation that would ban licensed therapists from offering so-called gay "conversion therapy" to minors are holding a p...

Dallas Mayor Says Publicly Supporting Gay Marriage A 'Misuse' Of Time

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

A Texas politician has made a claim about endorsing gay marriage that might surprise some of his allies. With the Dallas City Council set to vote o...

ESPN Reporter Claims Gays Can Be 'Saved' If They Repent

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

You have to hand it to Chris Broussard: He's not one to back down in the face of controversy. ESPN's embattled NBA reporter incited a firestorm of ...

Meredith Bennett-Smith

Gay Man Says Sick Partner's Sister Forced Them Apart, Kicked Him Out Of Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For more than 30 years, Lon Watts said he shared his life and his love with partner, Jim Heath. But that life came crashing down in 2011 after Watts s...

No Chris Broussard, We Don't Have to Tolerate Bigotry Based in Religion

Ariel Chesler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariel Chesler

Religious tolerance as I see it only means respecting others' right to pray to whomever they choose. It does not mean respecting bigotry.

WATCH: Anti-Gay Televangelist Thinks It's OK To Call Gay NBA Player An 'Abomination'

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

News of NBA basketball player Jason Collins' coming out this week was greeted by support from many Americans, among them President Barack Obama, forme...

LOOK: Beer Brand's Gay Marriage Billboard Causes Outrage

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A beer billboard that refers to New Zealand's legalization of gay marriage is brewing controversy. The Tui beer billboard at the center of the deba...

AMAZING: Bride 'Passes Bouquet' To Gay Sister Unable To Marry

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Sometimes the little gestures speak volumes. Such was the case in Minnesota this week, when newlyweds Natasha Frost and Tony Friesen took a wedding...

Anti-Gay Group Mocks Coming Out, Compares Homosexuality To Adultery

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, the coming out process can be stressful and terrifying. In fact, close to half of LGBT y...

Homophobic 'Death To Gays' Hashtag Trending In France

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

As lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates across France celebrated the country's decision to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, a homopho...

'Please Help Me: I Have Not Come Out, And I'm Not Sure I Want To'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Americans hold dear the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But for gay people trapped in the closet under fear of losing their jobs, life offers anything but liberty and happiness.

Anti-Gay Spokesperson: Gay Marriage An Unnecessary 'Friendship Registry'

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

A leading spokeswoman for conservative, anti-gay lobbying group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) headlined a rally in Minnesota this weekend, ...

Jeremy Irons Flip-Flops On Gay Marriage Remarks

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In an interview with BBC this week, award-winning British actor Jeremy Irons maintained that he doesn't have any problem with gay marriage, despite co...

Joy Resmovits

Polis On LGBT Bullying: 'Hatred Has No Place In The Classroom'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bayli Silberstein, an eighth-grade student in a Florida public school, saw it firsthand. Her friends, she said, were routinely bullied for their s...

Gay P.E. Teacher Fired, After Being 'Outed' In Mother's Obituary

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

Students and supporters are rallying around a gay teacher recently fired from her job at a Catholic school, reportedly after local Catholic officials ...

Evanglical Links Meningitis With God's Punishment For Gay Sex

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Following the meningitis death of a young, gay lawyer in California last week, health officials have been careful to stress that meningitis is not a "...

WATCH: Parliament Singing After New Zealand Legalizes Gay Marriage Will Make You Cry

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The world can be a dark and scary place sometimes, but this video of spectators bursting into song after New Zealand legalized gay marriage has restor...