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While Russian Gov't Bigots Seem Steadfast, the Ground Is Shifting Beneath Them

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Thayer

On the eve of two of his court dates and a press conference later today, I had the opportunity to sit down with the city's principal gay organizer, Nikolai Alekseev.

Why I'm Going to Moscow for Gay Rights

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Thayer

Despite the hostility of the authorities, I am proud to be currently traveling to Russia at the invitation of lesbian and gay activists there to participate in a banned gay pride demonstration.

Clyburn: Racist Faxes, Image Of Noose Were Sent To Office (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) received racist faxes Monday in the wake of Sunday's House vote approving health care reform legislation. ...

New Rule: The Republican Leadership in America Must Produce Their Birth Certificates

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

New Rule: The Republican leadership in America must produce their birth certificates! Not because I doubt they're Americans, I just want to make sure they're not eight-years-old.

Gay Rabbi Seeks Recognition

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

2010-05-21-HOD.jpg The first time I met Rabbi Ron he was lecturing at a tolerance festival about his life as an orthodox rabbi who is also gay. He is battling against homophobia, and doing so bravely.

Ask Michael Cohen: Anthony's Secret

Michael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Cohen

I would be worried if I was a heterosexual woman and my boyfriend had an underwear collection that had him traipsing around the house like Giselle. Yeah, its a problem. Plain and simple.

The Fed Up's BIO: "Bring It On!!"

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

OK incumbents, all you defenders of the status quo: as the angry political earthquake shakes your terra unfirma, you can quake behind the gates of yo...

How Glee Is Changing the World, One 12 Year-Old at a Time

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

With singing gay football players, Down Syndrome cheerleaders and dancing wheelchairs, Glee is changing the world, one 12 year-old at a time.

Clergy Support Marriage Equality

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

Oftentimes pastors face great criticism for striving on behalf of the LGBT community, risking their comfortable careers and livelihoods: pastors can be thrown out of their churches or they can endanger their professional status. So why do we do it?

Bill Maher Weighs In On Massa Resignation, 'Closet Cases' In Congress (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Maher unloaded on former Congressman Eric Massa Wednesday night during an appearance on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," telling guest host Lawr...

New York Times Op-ed on Gay Troops Distorts Evidence

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aaron Belkin

Opponents of DADT's repeal set a dangerous precedent when they succeed at encoding prejudice into law and snookering the public into believing that there's a national security rationale for doing so.

Virginia AG, Ken Cuccinelli, Tells Public Colleges To End Protections For Gay Students, Staff

Washington Post | Rosalind S. Helderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

RICHMOND -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has urged the state's public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimina...

HIV Rates In US: Some Places Have Higher Infection Rates Than Africa

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Recent research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected peop...

Gay Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Belkin

The opposition to repealing DADT is based solely in a false argument for morality. And no matter how many sacrifices gay and lesbian troops make defending this country, that's all that matters.

Mullen Finds No Resistance Among Soldiers To Gays Serving Openly In The Military

McClatchy | Nancy A. Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AMMAN, Jordan -- Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was nearing the end of a 25-minute question and answer session w...

Gays and Lesbians or Homosexuals?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

58% of Americans favor allowing "gay men and lesbians" to serve openly in the military, but only 42% favor allowing "homosexuals" to serve openly. Apparently, some 15% of Americans don't know that "gay men and lesbians" are "homosexuals."

"How Do I Celebrate Valentine's Day With My New Beau?"

Steven Petrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

First of all, stop the mind games. Ask yourself how you feel about your new beau. How would you like to express those sentiments? Then follow your intuition.

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Countries Where Gays Do Serve Openly In The Military

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Charles Sennott BOSTON -- In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Care." ...

It's Time to Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Arthur

No one doubts that gays have always served honorably in the military, but up until now they've served in the shadows. This must change.

General Says 'Gays Too Precious To Risk In Combat': The Onion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In light of the recent push to begin repealing, "Don't ask, Don't tell," the law banning gays in the military, the Onion News Network is taking a look...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Even Talk About It

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Maybe popular thinking is wrong. It's entirely possible that when President Obama advocated doing away with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell the other night, th...

Levin: Obama To Discuss Don't Ask, Don't Tell During State Of The Union Speech

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to talk about the "Don't ask, don't tell" rule that bars openly gay Americans from serving i...

What's Really Going on with Evangelical's War on Gays

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Fact: The Ugandan so-called "anti-Homosexuality Bill" by legislator David Bahati forces horrid punishments on gays -- jail terms and/or death. Fact: ...

Venezuela: Gays Attacked, Harassed By Police

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Humberto Márquez CARACAS, Nov 4 (IPS) - One Friday at around midnight, on Villaflor Street, a favourite spot for gays and lesbians in the Venezue...