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Shame on SHU

Anthony Romeo | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

Organizations like Seton Hall, should they continue to live in an archaic time where it is okay to pretend that the world doesn't look the way it does, that the people in it are less human than others, and that some are less deserving of equality than others, will waste away into the annals of time.

An Open Letter To Mr. Robertson: Come To Jesus

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

You owe the community you bashed more than an old fashioned "kumbaya" that your recent press release tried to sing. You owe me and everyone who has watched your program an apology. This is a chance to make lemons out of lemonade. This is an opportunity for you to do the right thing.

What the Hell Happened to Traditional Values Like Love?

Lydia Nibley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Lydia Nibley

Real transformation within families, groups of friends, communities, corporations, institutions, governments, and communities of faith is an inside job. Change is found in the smallest choices we make every day about how we treat each other.

A Message for Dinosaurs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

A message to all the dinosaurs out there, including Bryan Fischer, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Vladimir Putin, the Westboro Baptist Church, One Million ...

My Interview With Michael Iemma About His Film, Stitch, Part I

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I embrace a title such as this because "Hell Yeah! I am a gay filmmaker who is going to tell my stories about my life." Our community has been denied this freedom for far, far too long.

The Moral Arc of the Universe and Marriage Equality in the United Methodist Church

Christopher H. Evans | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Christopher H. Evans

The question facing the United Methodist Church as it wrestles with its stance on GLBT issues is not to discard a reliance on scripture, but to recognize that scripture can only take us so far.

The Best Part of DOMA's Repeal: Its Impact on Immigration Reform

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlene Obernauer

While I'll certainly benefit from this change in policy, for bi-national GLBT couples, DOMA's repeal not only legalizes their relationships, but also makes them able to legally live in the same country together. Even immigration reform would not have had this impact on GLBT immigrants.

CEDAW Committee: Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against All Women

Grace Poore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Grace Poore

Seeking justice for violations of their rights is difficult, since LBT people often suffer from violence and discrimination at the hands of the very authorities that are supposed to protect them.

Pandering to Latino Voters Won't Help GOP

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 04.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Charlene Obernauer

The values of an out-of-touch, stale, and offensive party are no longer attractive to voters, even if Republicans change their tone on immigration reform in an effort to make nice with Latinos.

Refreshing Tears: Uncontrolled and Welcomed at the Obama Inauguration

Maxim Thorne | Posted 03.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Maxim Thorne

I feel the constant tears today, freezing on my face but not resisting at all. I even cried (embarrassed) when I interviewed the young woman from New ...

A Queer Pastor Prays For The Boy Scouts

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

While the Boy Scouts trust that I have the moral fitness to determine the moral fitness of others, they do not trust that I have the moral fitness to be a Scout leader myself. The reason, simply, is because I am gay.

Time for a Great Orator to Become a Great President

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Thank you, President Barack Hussein (I'm not afraid of his middle name) Obama. You did more today in one speech than most have in a lifetime. Because you made me, for once, feel like an American that should, and will, one day be treated equally under the law.

Former Soccer 'Hooligan' Becomes A Woman

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A self-described soccer hooligan who routinely beat up rival fans is undergoing gender reassignment surgery, the Express&Echo reported. Becci Allen...

Walking the Plank: Out and Proud at the DNC 2012?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 11.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Much like the sit-ins that took place merely an hour away in the little big town of Greensboro, the queer community finds itself having a historic moment -- and we are very aware of this. The democrats are walking the proverbial plank.

Jobriath A.D.: His Time Has Come

Kieran Turner | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Kieran Turner

In this digital age, where younger members of the GLBT community have more information than ever before at their fingertips, there seems to be a distressing lack of interest in our cultural history.

'Dirty Looks' Done Dirt Cheap

Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts

Dirty Looks is a New York-based queer film series headed by Bradford Nordeen which began last year after it received funding via a Kickstarter campaig...

It's More Than a Housing Issue -- It's About Respect

The Oklahoma Daily | Posted 05.15.2012 | College
The Oklahoma Daily

Gender-neutral housing means the choice to live with someone who students know will be supportive of their sexuality or gender identity. It means freedom from discomfort, discrimination, harassment and fear.


Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

United In Anger, a new film by producers Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman, is the first feature-length documentary to present the history of the AIDS Co...

Transcending Boundaries: What Happens Beyond the Binary

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

A trip to transcending boundaries, something that rarely happens in a heterosexual-based society, is a way to push the envelope. Built on a growing community, there is something for everyone who has ever been viewed as "different."

An RX for Better Treatment of LGBT Patients

Dr. Edward S. Goldberg | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Edward S. Goldberg

As health care providers, we must open the door to allow all patients to express their identity. In order for providers to provide competent care, they must know whether patients are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Openly Gay Messiah College Student Leaves School Due To Harassment

Posted 07.11.2011 | College

A student at Messiah College is planning on leaving the school after he was victim to harassment there because he is openly gay. Isaiah Thomas, wh...

Elise Foley

Fighting Prop 8: Lawyers Ask Courts To Lift Order Stopping Gay Marriage | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Obama administration's decision Wednesday to cease its legal defense of a federal ban on gay marriage, gay-rights adv...

Why Jews Should Rejoice at the Overturning of Prop 8

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

The rights of homosexuals are supported by an overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community. That support is not only based on a memory of shared victimhood, but also on the core values of our own Jewish tradition.

More Than 70 Countries Make Being Gay A Crime

The Independent | Emily Dugan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A comprehensive study of global lesbian, bisexual and gay rights, seen by The Independent on Sunday, reveals the brutal - and, in many instances, fata...

Bad Blood: Politics Trumps Science in the Gay Blood Donation Debate

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

The recent debate on Gay Blood Donations does not have science at its core. Instead, it's a debate as to the otherness of GLBT citizens.