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Gay Men In Africa Have 10 Times Higher HIV Rate Due To Homophobia: Report

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HIV rates among gay men in some African countries are 10 times higher than among the general male population, says research in medical journal the Lan...

A City Approves of Lesbians in Love

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jennifer Vanasco

And we ARE in love - we are wildly, crazily, insanely in love, though it's been more than nine months since we started dating.

Welcome to the Gayby Boom

Johann Hari | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Johann Hari

Under the sheer concrete weight of scientific evidence, anybody who continues to oppose gay parents is letting their prejudice cloud their judgment.

Michael Nazir-Ali, Church Of England Bishop, Says Gays Should 'Repent'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A senior Church of England bishop has angered gay-rights campaigners by saying homosexuals should repent. Archbishop of Rochester Mich...

Muslim Mayor's Gay Rights Drive Fights Homophobia In Conservative Amsterdam Suburb

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ahmed Marcouch, the Muslim mayor of Slotervaart, an uncharacteristically conservative suburb of Amsterdam, is fighting back against a long-lived trend...

The Importance Of The Gay Cliche

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Haimoff

Gay stereotypes, in this day and age, are relevant enough to be funny but outdated enough to be innocuous.

Gay Democrats Targeted for Supporting Bloomberg

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

I'd hate to have both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama wanted for treason, after having said favorable things about Bloomberg in public.

Obama Strains To Win Back Favor Of Gays With LGBT Event At White House

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, under fire from some gay and lesbian groups for what they see as slow movement on two of their most important issues, is taking steps...

Frank Rich: 40 Years Later, Gays Are Still Second-Class Citizens

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like all students caught up in the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s, I was riveted by the violent confrontations between the police and...

Gays In China: Beijing Queer Film Festival Goes Off Without A Hitch

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The first time director and movie buff Cui Zi'en tried to hold a gay and lesbian film festival in 2001, it was shut down by police bef...

Gay Benefits Call With Berry Reveals...Very Little

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Vanasco

"This is a first step, not the final step," Berry said. "It's practicing before preaching." I wish the White House would stop practicing and would start moving on gay civil rights issues for real.

Brazil Gay Pride Parade Bombing Injures 21

Latin American Herald Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 21 people were injured when a homemade bomb exploded at a spot where participants gathered after the gay pride parade in Brazil's largest cit...

The Stain on China's Pro-Democracy Movement: A Final Word About Tiananmen

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

It's been a week since the official 20th anniversary commemoration of the historic Tiananmen Square demonstrations. But before the memory of those ev...

Understanding Domestic Terror USA -- It's About the Twisted Theology Stupid!

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Republican leaders never kill anyone themselves, and they always "deplore" violence. But it is their language, anti-American speech and hate that feeds these individuals.

71% Say Newsom Beating Gallagher in Gay Marriage Debate

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

The California Supreme Court may have just weighed in on gay marriage, but participants in the NOW on PBS gay marriage interactive debate are still having their say.

The Road from Here to Marriage Equality

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Today we must turn anger into action. With five states already on their way to marriage equality, it's our job to make sure history moves faster towards equality here in California.

In Israel, Adam Lambert Would Have Won

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bradley Burston

Many Americans view Kris Allen as holding the fort against the darkness of diversity and/or non-Christianity.

Peru Firing 'Scandalous' Gays From Police Force

AP | ANDREW WHALEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIMA, Peru — Peruvian police officers who "damage the image" of law enforcement by engaging in homosexual behavior can lose their jobs under a n...

Russian Lesbians Marriage License Rejected; First Attempted Application In Country

AP | MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Supporters considered it a historic moment: two radiant women applied for a marriage license in a Moscow government office, claiming to...

Time to Pass HR 1283 and Let Gays Serve in the Military

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

It is hard to believe that this country continues to debate simple issues of discrimination in 2009.

Obama Makes America Sexier to Swedes

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Hegedus

Applications to study in the US are up 30 percent in the Nordic countries, and interest in Sweden has grown by 20 percent. Placement agencies are calling it "Obama fever."

Russian Gay Pride Parade Denied For Eurovision Song Contest

SA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Authorities in Moscow on Thursday renewed their opposition to a public demonstration by gays and lesbians during the upcoming final round of the Eurov...

Don't Be An Adult Bystander

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rosalind Wiseman

We must do better. We must individually and collectively change the definition of masculinity to standing up for social justice so that real men speak out when they see someone being targeted.

Iraqi Gays Suffer Atrocities At The Hands Of Iraqi Militias

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reports of heinous acts against gays continue to trickle out of Iraq this week, with Towelroad reporting on an Alarabiya translation from the Internat...

Israel Battles Iran By Recruiting Gay Community

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel is stepping up its public relations effort to discredit Iran within the international community, and part of its new campaign focuses on Tehran...