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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 | 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.

Jaweed Kaleem

After Gay Clergy Vote, Presbyterians Talk Defection | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion

Less than four months after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made a historic and controversial move to ordain noncelibate, openly gay and lesbian cler...

Therapy for Marcus Bachmann

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Anti-gay activists, including the Bachmanns, have spent enormous energy and resources doing everything they can to obfuscate the data, confuse the debate, and put scientists such as myself on the defensive.

Gender Diversity and Kids: Happiness Matters, not Nail Polish

Stephanie Brill | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Brill

It all begins at home. Should you allow your son to wear nail polish out of the house? If he likes it, why not? It won't make him gay; it won't make him transgender. It just may make him happy.

Colo. Springs Mayor Criticized For Inaction In Possible Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Denver

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has rejected a call to sign a resolution condemning a savage beating of five gay men, two of whom have been identifi...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church Will Start Ordaining Gay Clergy | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

An historic change will take place in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Sunday when a measure takes effect allowing openly gay men and women in sam...

Traffic on the LIE? That's Because the Road to Marriage Equality Goes Through Long Island

Ted Hesson | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

The New York state senators from Long Island have the power to make marriage equality a reality, but instead they're stalling. Why are state senators from Nassau and Suffolk so important to this vote?

PHOTOS: PrideFest Fashion Show

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.27.2011 | Denver

Clothes have the duplicitous habit of expressing personality to the world without ever really saying anything about who the people wearing them really...

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...

Jaweed Kaleem

In Historic Shift, Presbyterian Church Will Allow Gay Clergy | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) passed a historic measure Tuesday evening allowing openly gay men and women in same-sex relationships to be ordained ...

Who Opens the Door? Coming Out in the Age of Social Media

Serena Yuan Volpp, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Serena Yuan Volpp, M.D.

As the tragedy of Tyler Clementi has shown, as adolescents go through a process of coming to terms with their sexuality, not knowing the distinction between public and private can have serious effects.

Homophobia Starts at Home

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

When anti-gay bigotry and hatred is a commonplace and accepted feature of conservative and religious broadcasting is it any wonder that we continue to see LGBT lives ruined?

The Trojan Horse Republican Congress

James Wagoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

Republicans have held a major press conference to introduce the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." But, wait a minute! Didn't they run a campaign based on the economy?

What's Marriage got to do with it? (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Until Proposition 8 and all the other laws that limit marriage to opposite-sex couples are repealed, LGBT people will not be full people in the eyes of the law or of society.

HIV Prevention Drug: Thanks, But No Thanks

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Karel Bouley

We need a cure for HIV and AIDS. We've always had a way to prevent it, it's called common sense and responsibility.

Thanksgiving 2010 on the Island of Misfit Toys

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

Happy Holidays to all families, blessed by God or not, approved by Man or no. Cherish the ties that bind, honor those that love, and hold those that are dear. These days more than ever, it truly is all we've got.

DADT Must End This Congress -- National Security Has Been Hurt

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

As the U.S. continues to face dangerous enemies from all corners of the globe, it makes no sense to turn away from service qualified, able and willing volunteers for our nation's military.