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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.

Fifty First (J)Dates: Boy Meets Boy

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Here at FFJD, I happen to be a girl looking for a boy. I've surveyed the various dating site options (Match, eHarmony, JDate) for myself. I figure I s...

Gay Teen Asks: I'm 16 and Don't Want To Be Gay, Should I Get Therapy?

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

There's so much in this world that needs to be repaired. Gays and lesbians are not on that list. We're as wonderful, as broken, as perfect, as crazy, as flawed and as caring as each of you.

The White House's Possible Strategy on DADT

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

It's certainly possible that Barack Obama plans to appeal District Judge Virginia Phillips' ruling holding Don't Ask, Don't Tell ("DADT") unconstituti...

'At 13' -- Why We Must Make it Better for LGBT Teens (VIDEO)

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

The epidemic of teen suicides has directed national attention to the severity of homophobic bigotry and harassment, but it has not deterred the religious right from continuing to battle against measures to protect students.

Friends Or Allies Often Hurt More Than Bullies

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It's Not the Bigots That Bully, It's Our Friends That Hurt Us More By Charles Karel Bouley II There's a lot of "gay" in the news these days. It alwa...

Silence Equals Suicide (VIDEO)

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

Last month, Seth Walsh went out to the back yard of his house in the small town of Tehachapi, California, and hung himself. His mother Wendy knew that he was being bullied and harassed because he was gay, but what could she do?

Chicago Stands Up Against Anti-Gay Bullying & LGBT Suicide

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

Statistically, a member of the gay community will attempt suicide every five hours -- with most suicides and attempts resulting because of intolerance, harassment, and bullying. This isn't just a problem, this is an epidemic.

WATCH: Sarah Silverman Points Fingers For Recent Gay Teen Suicides

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

At least five teenage boys have committed suicide in recent weeks after being bullied because they were gay. Comedian Sarah Silverman struck a seriou...

We're All Paris Hilton Now

Anastasia Goodstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anastasia Goodstein

Even with the push towards teaching digital ethics, the reality is this can still happen to you. Someone can photograph or record you without your knowledge and post it online where it can spread like wildfire.

AG's Big Legal Error in Gay Divorce

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

In his rush to intervene in the now nationally famous gay divorce case, the Texas Attorney General has made a big legal mistake. He wrongly challenged...

Challenges to the Privileging of Married People, from Across the Ideological Spectrum

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

[This post is co-authored by Bella DePaulo and Rachel Buddeberg.] Today marks the beginning of Singles Week (or, more formally, National Unmarried an...

Does the Prop 8 Ruling Make the Case for Ending Marital Privilege?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

My question is this: Why should coupled people, but not single people, have greater access to health insurance, employment benefits, or anything else simply because they are coupled?

Why We Are Protesting Against "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality"

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

When mainstream LGBT leaders advise our community to ignore groups like Americans For Truth About Homosexuality or go lightly on them, we are playing right into their hands.

The Sometimes Sordid History of the American Quest for Bliss in Marriage

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

Instead of simply teaching people to have 'healthy' marriages, marriage counseling taught Americans to define marriage itself as a healthy state of being.

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.

With Increased Visibility, Cultural Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians Shift

Eleanor Moonier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eleanor Moonier

A recent poll concludes that as LGBT visibility has improved, so has cultural acceptance of homosexuality. 77% of Americans now say they have friends, relatives and co-workers who are gay.

The Generational Shift in Street Art Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

2010-06-30-FAILE.jpg "The Gender Bender image of the "girl" at the urinal [came] from a place of rawness and just the fun of making imagery."

Know Your 1,138 Marital Privileges, Courtesy of the Feds

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The report also makes it clear that some of the 1,000+ laws identified "may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges" for married people.

The Forgotten Underrepresented Minorities

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Noah Baron

If ten percent of Americans are gay or transgendered, gay or transgendered Americans with a college degree will compose less than five percent of the United States.

LISTEN: Haggard Says GLBT Community Welcome at New Church

Mason Tvert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mason Tvert

In a live radio interview Friday, embattled Evangelical preacher Ted Haggard said he would welcome members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgen...

CNN: America's Most Trusted News Source for Discredited Talking Heads?

Jarrett Barrios | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarrett Barrios

Inexplicably, CNN felt the need to "balance" a non-controversial issue by inviting a so-called "ex-gay" activist, Richard Cohen, onto its Newsroom program.

Germany's First Jewish Cantor Since the Holocaust Finds a New Home in Los Angeles

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sylvia Sukop

The diversity of Jewish life in America is unrivaled anywhere in the world, and Los Angeles has been a hospitable home for Jews across the spectrum. Here, LGBT Jews find a warm reception.