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Who -- Or What -- Is Being Saved?

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

About a year ago, I began a new ministry in a nearby neighborhood. Not wanting to muscle in on anyone else's turf and hoping to perhaps network with others in the area, I researched what else was going on around me.

You Can Vote for Black or Latino Candidates and Still Be Racist

Lauren Horn Griffin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Lauren Horn Griffin

Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.

Coming Out in a Stadium Near You

Chris Kyle | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Chris Kyle

I grew up near Boston, so I root for the New England Patriots. I can tell you all about the Ideal Gas Law because I pretty much have a PhD in Deflategate, but I can't tell you when the NFL will welcome more gay players, including its first gay superstar. Hopefully soon.

I'm the World's Worst Mother... and I Don't Plan to Change

Debra Richardson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Debra Richardson

I refuse to hinder his fondness for certain colors, prevent him from innocently wearing certain clothing or narrowing his creativity because society doesn't deem it proper or fitting for his gender.

Gay Rights May Permanently Break the Anglican Communion

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Stan Chu Ilo

As the leaders of the global Anglican Communion converge in Canterbury this week for a week-long meeting, the number one concern for 80 million Anglicans worldwide is whether the church will have a major schism over same-sex unions.

Viva Viva!: Irish Director, Cuban Drag Queens, Oscars Short List

Brandon Judell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Judell

Héctor Medina in VIVA. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. "Why is everyone on this fucking island addicted to drama?" the all-knowing Mama (a...

How A NYC Gay Couple Came To Forgive The Man Who Attacked Them

DNAinfo | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SOHO — Daniel Lennox-Choate and Larry Lennox-Choate III were shopping in SoHo with a friend last summer when they were attacked. Thomas Cl...

Welcome to Samaria

Louie Clay | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louie Clay

There are people who are dying who may never know that God loves them unless they can see that God loves a tired old queen like me. And She does!

Tolerance Terrifies Terrorists

Adam Neiman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Adam Neiman

Tolerance Terrifies Terrorists. It should. Tolerance is what made the West strong. It started with religious tolerance after a couple of exhaustin...

Eradicating Machismo And Bringing Equality Is The Only Way To Install Peace And Coexistence

Miguel Lorente | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Miguel Lorente

Culture at large is nothing but machismo in disguise. It is a series of values and ideas imposed from a male perspective, which are considered to be universal truths in every social context.

Here Are 15 Of The Biggest Anti-LGBT Villains Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

2015 was, without a doubt, a milestone year for mainstream lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Still, social and political advances ...

Homeless for the Holidays

Carl Siciliano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

This is not a problem that will be solved by doing LGBT sensitivity trainings and hanging rainbow flags in warehouse shelters; we need to be advocates for smaller, more humane models of shelter where LGBT youth will be safer.

Top 10 Sexist Media Moments of 2015

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Women's achievements are constantly overlooked by mainstream media. We're usually much more updated on the happenings of celebrities.

Dining Out: Sometimes You Have to Wonder

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

The ample number of times I have dined in restaurants has made me privy to a somewhat shocking fact: both outright and insidious homophobia still appear to be alive and well even though it is 2015 and marriage equality is the law of the land.

World Boxing Champ Says Anti-Gay, Sexist Remarks Are 'Tongue In Cheek'

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Dear Activist. Dear Politician. Dear Poet.

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

What is poetry if not the site where the seemingly impossible contradictions -- the exquisite beauty and the devastating horror -- live together as one whole being.

"These White Gay Guys Are Coming to Take All Our Jobs." Workplace Discrimination in the Mayor's Office

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

James Felton Keith went back to his hometown of Detroit to help rebuild the city after it went bankrupt. On his first day working in the new mayor's office, a colleague was giving him a tour of the office when two gay men walked by and were introduced. After they left, James was shocked at what he heard from his colleague:

Wrecked Lives, Corporate Losses and Sluggish Growth: the Real Cost of Discrimination (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people doesn't just hurt people; it hurts corporate profits and costs countries tens of billions of dollars in lost economic output.

On World AIDS Day report on black community still grim

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! And international theme for 2015 is "Getting to zero; end Aids by 2030." The national theme for this year is "The time to...

The Dirtying of the Queer Body

Joel Alcaraz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joel Alcaraz

Queer bodies are stigmatized to the point where we cannot sustain healthy relationships. Stigma prevents access to appropriate resources such as health care and counseling. Queer people are afraid of talking about their sexual behavior with their own doctors and therapists.

Gay Men Fear Vicious Persecution And Death Under ISIS

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.01.2015 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the ...

Abolishing Homophobia Would Uphold Islamic And Moroccan Values

Farhat Othman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Farhat Othman

The criminalization of same-sex marriages violates the traditions of tolerance of the Kingdom, and Islamic values.

Holiday Homophobia Hurts

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

Should you be asked when you're going to find a nice girl, respond that you've already found a nice guy. Feel free to make introductions yourself -- or clarify them -- if Cousin Susan oh-so-tactfully forgets to say "boyfriend" when introducing him to some far flung relation.

Gay Drama Teacher Has An Epic Response To Homophobic Parent

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An openly gay drama teacher in the United Kingdom had the best response this week to a homophobic parent who sought to withdraw her children from his ...

13 Ways to Protest the New Policy for Active Mormons

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I feel that those who remain within the church can respectfully protest this policy and in doing so, can help LGBT members who are still in the pews, some of them out and some of them not.