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LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Laverne Cox

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Laverne Cox initially got our attention when she appeared on VH1's "I Want to Work for Diddy," making her the first African-American transgender woman...

Today Is Spirit Day. Stand Up Against Bullying!

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Today marks a relatively young, but nonetheless important, annual event: Spirit Day, a day dedicated for standing up against bullying and supporting L...

Facebook Is 'Going Purple'... And So Can You

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

Is the web looking a little... purple? This October 19, prominent tech companies are taking their third annual stand against bullying by "going pur...

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.

LGBT Television Characters At Record High, Report Finds

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV is at its highest-ever level in the season ahead, accordin...

Will Your Catholic Parish Stand Up Against Bullying?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

This request is not political; rather, this is a request for displayed compassion that will allow LGBT youth to know they are loved and created in the image of God.

J.C. Penney's Gay Dads, GM And Lexus Honored In NYC

Posted 10.03.2012 | Gay Voices

J.C. Penney, Lexus and General Motors were among the many honorees at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) Amplifier Awards in Ne...

GLAAD Will Make Sure Utah Residents Get To See 'The New Normal'

Posted 08.31.2012 | TV

GLAAD may be making some progress toward tolerance in Utah, but the organization is having a hard time cracking conservative TV station KSL. GLAAD...

The Most LGBT-Inclusive TV Network Is...

Posted 08.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Great news for "America's Next Top Model" fans: the CW was deemed TV's top broadcast network for LGBT-inclusive programming for the third year in a ro...

Anti-gay Organizations Exploit and Fundraise in Wake of Attack

Herndon Graddick | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Herndon Graddick

The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.

How Nielsen Puts Its Research and Insights to Work to Foster Awareness, Diversity and Respect

Louis Chesney | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Chesney

Nielsen supports many diverse local and national groups and ethnic organizations to ensure it is providing its clients with a thorough understanding of what consumers watch and buy.

Righting Our Lightly-Breaded Wrong: Why We Created Chickfilaconfessional.com

Natalie Taylor | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Natalie Taylor

So, into Chick-fil-A I walked, placing my order and diving into my nuggets and fries. Although I'd be lying if I said my lunch didn't taste delicious (seriously, how do they get that chicken so juicy?), the tinge of guilt I felt earlier grew with every chew.

Chick-fil-A: Were the Protests a Big Fail? And Where Do We Go From Here?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Our enemies distorted our message and reframed the story. And we allowed them to do it. How did we allow it to happen? Because there was no coordinated effort on our side.

Why Sally Ride's Sexual Orientation Matters

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Ride didn't hide the fact of her sexual orientation from her family and friends during her lifetime, anyway, nor did she want it hidden from from the public in her death.

Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Become Political Symbol

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA -- All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement. Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting...

Voice To Voice: Transgender Model Lauren Foster And Transgender Musician Alex Davis Chat

Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices

Since launching our Voice to Voice conversation series in January, we've tackled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature, Black History Mont...

The Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week

Karman Kregloe | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Karman Kregloe

We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.

10 Inspiring High School Gay-Straight Alliances

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.22.2012 | Teen

LGBT teens are twice as likely as straight teens to report incidences of physical assault at school, according to a recent survey of more than 10,000 ...

GLAAD, Athlete Ally To Train 153 Major-League Sports Teams

Hudson Taylor | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Hudson Taylor

Through our partnership with GLAAD, we will work with professional sports in ways that focus less on specific issues like marriage and more on building successful sports programs through respectful and inclusive dialogues, policies, and practices.

'Seventeen' Chooses 5 Girls Who Are Changing The World

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen

We all know that teenage girls can accomplish some pretty impressive feats -- from winning the Google Science Fair to writing books on feminism -- tha...

Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Breeds Intolerance

Dr. Frank Spinelli | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Dr. Frank Spinelli

For the BSA to refuse to take a stand against anti-gay bullying of scouts and instead insinuate that banning gay people from serving as leaders will protect boys from being molested is ridiculous. To equate gay people with child molesters is scientifically and culturally inaccurate.

LOOK: Isis King Becomes American Apparel's First Transgender Model

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Today the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that it will be partnering with American Apparel to release a new line of equa...

Stars Come Out For GLAAD Awards In San Francisco

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- GLAAD likes Facebook. The social networking site won the Special Recognition Award at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamatio...

Fighting Back Against the Bullies

George Heymont | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Despite the tendency of many Americans to think that the whole world revolves around them, the phenomenon of bullying takes place in any society where power games lead to one person attempting to dominate another.

Eres Que?! You’re What?!

Monica Trasandes | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

You say to yourself, 'sure they love me now, but that's only because they don't know yet. And when they find out, they'll stop caring.'