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Utah: Talk About Marriage!

Richard Alther | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Alther

Amidst all the ruckus, babies continue to have their diapers changed and kids are scolded and praised. -- one loving straight or gay family at a time, parents and non-parents alike, too preoccupied to read let alone heed every blow-by-blow of the partisan tug-of-war.

Dyed, Fried, and Reaching for the Sky: Mo'Dest Volgare

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

Mo'Dest Volgare first performed at local drag dive Friends on Ponce two years ago and has been part of Nathaniel's life since. Mo'Dest has built a safety net for Nathaniel in the drag community, and he would probably be homeless if it weren't for her.

You Won't Believe What I Learned From Our Black Elders

Bryan Pacheco | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Pacheco

"Being older, it's even worse. People see you as an easy target, like you can't defend yourself because maybe you use a cane and walk a little slower or trust too easily."

Russia: Organized Vigilante Groups Target and Attack LGBT People

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Human Rights Watch

The absence of relevant data makes it impossible to quantify the extent to which such violence and harassment increased during 2013, but all of the victims and LGBT groups who spoke to Human Rights Watch said they experienced an escalation in homophobic attacks starting in late 2012.

WATCH: Drag Queen Gives INCREDIBLE Speech About Homophobia

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

Over the weekend, Rory O’Neill, who is also known as Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, made an impassioned and heartfelt speech about the nature of homo...

Why I Wouldn't Watch the Super Bowl and Won't Support Football: Let Me Count My Reasons

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While I admire the majestic Bald Eagle, and I regard the U.S. Constitution as a stunningly intelligent and inspired document, some people treat me as if I have committed patriotic heresy by challenging the long-established unofficial national game of football.

'I Don't Think Homophobia Is Something That Has A Color'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Author Rob Smith spoke at length about homophobia in the African-American community in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. Of the perception...

Making Homophobia History

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

While the upcoming Olympics have put a spotlight on the increasingly draconian persecution of LGBT people in Russia, it is not breaking news that millions of LGBT people live in literal fear of their lives in many parts of the world.

How Homophobia In African Churches Threatens LGBT Individuals

Religion News Service | Gay Clark Jennings | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

(RNS) In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bis...

On 'Homoignorance' and the Disturbing Novelty of Looking

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
DJ Louie XIV

The first time through, as we reached one of the more sexually explicit scenes in the pilot -- a threesome between one of the leads, his boyfriend and a (male) (gorgeous) third party -- my sister turned to me and marveled, "Whoa, gay guys have threesomes?" I looked at her dumbfounded.

NYC Theater Journalist Requires Brain Surgery After Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Authorities are investigating an alleged attack on an openly gay journalist just blocks from New York's Times Square as a possible hate crime. Ran...

This is How Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban Will Affect Me

Peter Monn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Monn

But it sure does feel different when you ask me how I feel about 13 committee members making a decision for my life who have never even met me. It feels a little bit like a jury vote on a murder trial, and I didn't even commit a crime.

The Challenge of Equality

James Van Praagh | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
James Van Praagh

Recently, the United States celebrated the birth and legacy of one of the most notable leaders in the history of human rights, Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Impolite Society: I'm Offended, He's Offended, They're Offended, We're Offended

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

Are we -- the gay community and our supporters -- appearing weak by fighting every battle of words waged against us? Are we trying so hard to live in a politically correct society that we're creating an environment where no one is allowed to have their own beliefs, let alone speak them publicly?

May a Man Marry a Man? A Medieval Debate

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Even working in a field that seems so old and dry, every so often you have the opportunity to stumble upon a text that is utterly unexpected. I stumbled upon -- and that is the right expression -- a question that seemed to leap off the page.

A Devastating Look At Homophobia In Professional Sports

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We're talking about persecution at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics like it's something foreign. But here's the thing, you don't need to go all the way ...

Kiss Power: The Kiss As Protest and Support

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.17.2014 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" asked critic Henry Finck more than a century ago. Yes it is. And in this extraordinary era of LGBT history, the kiss has become a signature of what is enjoyed by millions of people and denied to millions more.

'View' Co-Host Denies Being Anti-Gay

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd used the "love the sinner, hate the sin" rationale to explain why she is not homophobic. Shepherd sat down with...

Robin Roberts Loosens the Grip of Black Homophobia

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn't have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it. Bl...

The Heartbreaking Story of Two Gay Men Who Were Forced to Flee Russia

Priyanka Gupta | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Priyanka Gupta

They changed their apartment, installed metal doors, but the attacks continued. The police, they say, never came on time, and no one was arrested.

On Being a Disinherited Gay Son

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Murray

With all the complexities of families, of me, of good decisions and poor ones, of other crises and conflicts, how much does the story of my father and me and its missing jigsaw pieces have to do with my being a gay man? I've come to believe quite a lot, actually.

The Ugly Collusion Between 'Religious Faith' and Bigotry

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

There is no need to rehash this Duck Dynasty mess. We have all said our bits and pieces about Phil Robertson's racism and homophobia. And it will cont...

Black or Gay: Choose One

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

The African-American community preaches unity and one love -- except if you're gay. It's almost like we lose our black card when we are LGBT. We are the lepers of the movement even though we have always been an integral part of it. Think Angela Davis. Think Bayard Rustin.

The 3 Percent Make the Rest Uncomfortable? (VIDEO)

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

What happens when an organization such as the Boy Scouts of America allows inclusion? Well, you get Christian extremists such as Dr. Michael Brown calling for gays to keep their sexuality in the closet, because because we gays threaten the heteronormative culture that Dr. Brown and his followers live in.

Religious Homphobia Is Still Homophobia

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliel Cruz

Non-affirming Christians honestly, truly believe they are being loving by attempting to change our orientation, encourage celibacy, or ban us from their pews -- but to name their actions as anything but what they are would be to turn a blind eye to the epidemic of religious homophobia.