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Anti-LGBT Family Research Council Mimics 'Patriot' Rhetoric

Chip Berlet | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Chip Berlet

This week, less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the federal government cannot discriminate against legally married same-sex couples, the FRC circulated an online fundraising appeal that urges recipients to "Seize this Opportunity to Stop Tyranny in America!"

The Problem of Homophobia in Leviticus, and How Genesis Solves It

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

What if the supposed biblical prohibition of gay sex in Leviticus were in reality an affirmation of honest and loving sexual relationships?

'Tolerate' Your Homophobia? Um, No

John Becker | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The Ender's Game author's hateful beliefs have relegated him so far to the margins of society that it's beginning to threaten his bottom line. So is he publicly recanting his anti-gay views and apologizing? Of course not. Instead, Card has the audacity to beg his pro-LGBT fans for "tolerance."

The End Goal of the LGBT Movement

George Weinberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
George Weinberg

Let me suggest an answer that would have been unimaginable 50 years ago: Think about a society that views being gay as we now view being left-handed. The goal is for homosexuality to lose all its negative connotations, to become worth mentioning only in special, neutral contexts.

Why I Love the Westboro Baptist Church

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Joanna_Montgomery

The Westboro Baptist Church has made it embarrassing to be homophobic. And for that I thank them.

Meredith Bennett-Smith

Study Finds Students Still Scared Gays, Lesbians Will Hit On Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices

The complicated psychology of prejudice is something researchers struggle with continuously. Often, racism or homophobia is understood to be motivated...

Gay Marriage: The Journey to a Promised Land of Inclusion

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

When the Supreme Court declared that part of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, we came a little closer to seeing a promised land. It is a good moment to look back on the journey, and the role that Reform Judaism played along the way.

10 Signs Displayed in the 2013 NYC Pride March That You Should Read and Remember

Murray Lipp | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Despite the fact that full LGBT equality has not yet been achieved, the trend towards achievement of that goal is definitely clear.

Big Brother 15: A Cesspool of Homophobia and Racism

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 09.02.2013 | TV
Evan Ross Katz

"No one's gonna vote for whoever that queer puts up." --Aaryn Gries, 22 The "queer" this Texas college student is referring to is 26-year-old Andy Herren. They're both contestants on the 15th season of CBS' Big Brother.

Clueless in Gay America

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Lew Whittington

After the Supreme Court's rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 last week, the anti-gay crusaders made their grave pronouncements about 'God's law' and 'founding fathers' and the 'sanctity of marriage' on the Sunday talk shows.

My Big Fat Gay Honeymoon

Allison Hope | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Following our Big Fat Gay Wedding, we did what many happy newlyweds do; we took to the skies to our honeymoon destination, Turks & Caicos.

What If Paula Deen Had Called Someone a Fag?

Avery Stone | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

Paula Deen and Alec Baldwin both used offensive language and demeaned whole populations of people. Why is there a vast disparity between how the public and businesses reacted? Why did Baldwin get off the hook while Deen is fighting to hang on to any semblance of dignity?

Heavenly Bodies

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Last week's Supreme Court one-two punch -- Gee, black folks, aren't you over that racism thing yet? Hey, gays, I guess you're kind of like real people...

Homophobia, Jamaica's 'Abominable Crime' And The Coming Storm

Pulitzer Center | Micah Fink | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

By Micah Fink for The Pulitzer Center The repeal of Jamaica’s long-outdated sodomy law, a relic of British imperialism that defines homosexual a...

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Homophobia: A Guide for Straight People

Michael Solis | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

The following are 10 strategies geared toward heterosexual men and women, who are key to dismantling forms of communication that invisibilize LGBT people. The catch is that a few of them require straight people to step outside the heteronormative comfort zone and pretend to be gay.

Same-Sex Housing Discrimination Is Real, Victim Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Marissa Higgins joins HuffPost Live to talk about experiencing same-sex housing discrimination....

The Arsenal Is Empty

Jason Howe | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Any Supreme Court victory for backers of Prop 8 and DOMA will be a Pyrrhic one. One by one, their arguments have been exposed as falsehoods and have no power as American society moves toward full acceptance of LGBT rights. Their arsenal is empty.

Myths and Stereotypes That Dehumanize Gay Men Must Be Challenged: Start With These 10!

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

While those who support LGBT equality sometimes innocently engage in stereotyping of gay men, it is ultimately those who promote heterosexist and homophobic agendas who are the most likely to draw on myths and stereotypes in their efforts to rationalize discrimination.

What's the Point of Pride Marches?

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlene Obernauer

Pride parades, or "gay liberation protests," as they were first called, have been critical to bringing about LGBT rights all over the world. But we've abandoned their initial purpose as a call for equality. We owe it to ourselves, and to our history, to call upon our rich activist traditions.

WATCH: Adults Advise Younger Selves To Avoid 'That's So Gay' In Stunning Video

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Ever wish you could go back in time and give advice to your younger self, and maybe avoid some mistakes or awful things you said as a kid? That's ...

Homophobia and Racism: Similar Methodologies of Dehumanization

Jessica Joseph | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

This is not a "who had/has it worse than whom" or a "which trait is more deserving of equal rights" contest. This exploration is about the systematic tactics employed by racists and homophobes to instill a negative self-perception in others and how strikingly similar they are.

Congress Members Want Military Gays to be Free to Mock Christians

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Yeah, right. Now go back and read this post reversing Christians and gays because that, of course, is what Rep. Fleming's amendment will do.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

Could A Mobile App Combat Homophobia And Sexism?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices

From professional football players and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) allies such as Brendon Ayanbadejo to Chris Kluwe, acceptance and...

Why Do African, Muslim Countries Remain Anti-Gay?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices

The Pew Research Center recently released results of a survey that revealed that tolerance towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) c...