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Tammy Baldwin, Our Voice of the Future

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Kristen Hotham Carroll

I am so proud of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, our nation's first gay Senator. Her passion, brilliance and fearlessness have made our country stronger.

It's Those Damned Homosexuals Again!

Lynette Mae | Posted 12.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

Have you seen the latest ultra-conservative preacher's assertion that the current storm on record -- Hurricane Sandy -- is our fault? The LGBT community that is.

Putting Your Money Where Your Morals Are?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

It is important that Colleges and Universities know where to draw the line between free speech and hate speech. Kudos to Guilford College for not placing this issue on the back burner and not allowing capitalism to get in the way of the values we embrace as tomorrow's leaders.

An Open Letter to My Adopted Mom

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

There were days that I thought you would kick me out and I ran away. I wanted to give up and you would not let me. You would not accept failure and yet would understand when I made mistakes.

Uganda's First 'Gay Play' Debuts, Amid Government Objections

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts

KAMPALA, Uganda — A play that revolves around the turbulent life of a gay man in Uganda is being staged in the East African nation, where three ...

'Going Stealth': A Complicated and Dynamic Family Decision

Wayne Maines | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

It was a very difficult time in so many ways. Imagine a brother and sister keeping this vital secret at such a young age. Every day we worried that someone might find out and we would have to move again.

The Boy Scouts' Futile Isolationism

Zinnia Jones | Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

If the Boy Scouts don't want to talk about sexuality, they certainly don't have to, but removing so-called "known or avowed homosexuals" isn't going to make anyone forget that they exist.

My Year as a Man

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

Ever wonder what it's like to live as the other gender? No, I am not announcing my upcoming plans to transition. But leaving San Francisco to travel through 16 countries, I discovered how much gender is a binary concept.

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Come Out Against Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion

Members of the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination on Friday voted against a proposal that would have created a path to same-sex marriage cerem...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Gear Up For Gay Marriage, Divestment Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

When thousands of members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) convene in Pittsburgh this week for their denomination's biennial gathering, they will deba...

Father's Day, Family Values and the Hunting Camp

Wayne Maines | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

Maines men don't talk about our feelings. Maybe if we had talked it would have stopped my worrying about the questions they were afraid to ask. Maybe it could have been a start.

Howard Theatre Embraces Capital Pride

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Howard Theatre has been known for helping provide a stage for such legendary performers as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Da...

Gay Baby Boomers Waiting for More Apologies

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Sharlach

Dr. Robert Spitzer, considered by some to be the father of modern psychiatry, just made front page news when he apologized to the gay community, recanting a well-publicized 2003 study he had done supporting the use of reparative therapy to "cure" homosexuality.

WATCH: Stewart Criticizes Homophobic Right Wingers

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 05.03.2012 | Comedy

Now that he's presumably locked in place as the GOP candidate, Mitt Romney has had to pivot his campaign to the center in order to appeal to the great...

Pregnant Man Claims Wife Punched Him In Crotch

TMZ | Posted 06.26.2012 | Weird News

The Pregnant Man claims his estranged wife is a violent alcoholic who once hit him in the "crotch" during a heated argument in front of their kids, ac...

AfterEllen.com's Best Lesbian Week Ever: April 6-13

Trish Bendix | Posted 06.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Trish Bendix

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.

Gay Artist Reschedules Event Scrapped By Villanova

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- A gay performance artist whose planned five-day workshop on personal narrative was scrapped by Villanova University has rescheduled ...

Finally a Homecoming Queen: LiveOutLoud Brings GLBT Community Members Back to Campus

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

For 31 years I ran from the hatred, the anger and the bigotry I got in high school as the out gay boy. Now, I will gladly run back to try and ease that on future generations. So should you, gay or otherwise.

A Video Response To Rick Perry's Anti-Gay Ad

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a Jew. Heck, I'm even a rabbi. But you don't need to be in shul every Shabbos to know that there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but still can't marry each other legally.

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."

Eleanor Goldberg

Nonprofits Find Creative Ways To Expand Despite Tough Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.01.2012 | Impact

Nonprofits are expanding despite the tough economy, but that doesn't mean they aren't being frugal about their money. Twelve percent of nonprofits ...

For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.

Dear Mom, I Love You (P.S. I'm Poly, Kinky and Queer)

Amy Shiner | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I think the saying is true that you will come out more than once in your lifetime if you fall in any range of the GLBT spectrum. I have a triple whammy; I am poly, kinky and queer.

Is It Time to Move the Chicago Pride Parade?

Keith Ecker | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

I'm hardly the first person to point out the fact that the Pride Parade has strayed far from its original intent, which is to honor the rebellious spirits of Stonewall who actively fought to defend their right to convene in peace.

Circumstance and Dangerous Elicitations of Truth

Roya Rastegar | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Roya Rastegar

Circumstance tells a fictional story about a liberal, upper-class family whose love and affection are gradually drowned under the weight of repressive forces that swell their home with sorrow.