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Gays Should Face Job Discrimination, Pundit Claims

Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer pointed to the case of Carla Hale, a Catholic school teacher who was fired after being outed to her co...

'So... Who's The Bride?'

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Luckily, we haven't run into any outright bigotry with any of our wedding vendors, so we feel very fortunate. But every time I see a form or am asked for the name of my soon-to-be wife, it's another conversation to have.

Anti-Gay Violence Rattles France Ahead Of Marriage Equality Bill

AP | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS -- Four people have been detained on suspicion of carrying out an attack at a Lille gay bar, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, amid nationwid...

LOOK: The Pansy Project Beautifully Memorializes Homophobic Incidents On The Streets

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Paul Harfleet began The Pansy Project to mark his encounters with homophobia in Manchester, UK. The artist, 39, plants pansies to memorialize the loca...

Rapper And Singer T-Pain Tweets Message To Homophobes

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Singer, rapper and producer T-Pain had a few words for homophobes on Twitter this week. The "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" artist sounded off as follows: ...

Boy Scouts To End Gay Ban: Spokesperson

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay m...

The Enemy Within

William Dameron | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I watched the news and concentrated on the positive: the outpouring of love, the strangers helping strangers and the marathoners finishing the race and running directly to Mass General Hospital to give blood. This was Boston and her people at their finest. And then I read this tweet.

What I Learned From Gay Sex: Misogyny And Homophobia

Simon Moritz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Simon Moritz

Peter is a gay man I slept with once. When he did come home with me and we were naked in my bed, he kissed my neck, and I moaned, high-pitched and breathy. He stopped, looked me in the eye and said, "Don't do that. It's faggy."

A New Theory That Could Truly Create Change For LGBT People

Travis Lowry | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Travis Lowry

If we can show businesses that equality pays and that homophobia hurts not only their reputation but their pocketbook, we can elicit change. And as businesses change their ways, they will interact with more LGBT people, and they will learn that LGBT people are just like everyone else.

Fundamentalist Christian Monsters: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you of monsters and monstrous wrongs. And let me tell you what these bloody monsters thrive on.

Lesbian Couple Wins Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

HONOLULU -- A judge has ruled a Hawaii bed and breakfast violated the law when two women were denied a room because they're gay. The Hawaii First Cir...

In Support of an "Explicit Material" Prompt on Facebook

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Mariya Yefremova

If Facebook refuses to ban those pages due to freedom of speech concerns which are valid, how can Facebook then ban images of women breastfeeding or breast cancer body paintings or 19th century art for that matter?

Anger Management For A Movement

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This week I had one of those productive conversations on transgender issues with a manager. She confessed that she had deliberately steered away from reading about these issues in the past, though not from squeamishness but because "both sides just seem so angry all the time."

Anti-Gay Pundit: 'Homofacists' Will Force Christians To Wear Nazi-Like ID Patches

Posted 04.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer is no stranger to comparing the gay rights movement to Nazi Germany, but his latest rant might be his most shocking yet. The America...

I Will Not Date a Bigot

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

I made it my mission to find and date black men who were open and accepting of gay people -- and I found them.

NHL Announces Groundbreaking Support For Gay Athletes

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Hockey League (NHL) has offered its support of gay rights with the announcement of a new partnership to combat homophobia in sports. ...

Dave Agema, Michigan Republican National Committeeman, Compares Gays And Lesbians To Alcoholics

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Dave Agema, the Michigan Republican National committeeman who sparked outrage after posting an anti-gay article on his Facebook page in March, took to...

Fighting LGBTQ Street Harassment: Speak Up, Speak Out

Patrick McNeil | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When a heterosexual woman is accompanied by her partner, her chances of being harassed go down. For LGBTQ individuals the opposite happens. I've been harassed for holding hands with a boy. It's not news to anyone that it happens, but it does happen with alarming frequency.

Anti-Gay Attack Victim Becomes French Icon

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — The shocking photo of a homophobic attack victim in Paris that went viral on social media this week and caused the French interior minis...

Dear Opponents Of Equality: No More Mr. Nice Girl

Jessica Gerson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jessica Gerson

I am tired of catching flies with honey. I am tired of being expected to sit up straight, smile pretty, guard my words and "agree to disagree" with those who are actively fighting to deny me full citizenship in my own country, so that I don't offend their delicate sensibilities.

Florist Who Rejected Gay Grooms-To-Be Slapped With State Lawsuit

Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

The Washington state-based florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding is now facing a lawsuit from the state attorney general. The S...

Conversation With a "Gay-Buster"

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

After publishing a recent HuffPost blog post on the rights of gays and lesbians, I received an email from an activist opponent of same-sex marriage and proponent of the notion that homosexuals are defective people who must be "fixed."

A Caveman Evolution

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

About a 3 or 4 million years ago, two young cavemen, Ook and Zowie, fell in love. They hid their love from the rest of their clan by secretly going off to the far, dark corners of the cave to kiss and cuddle.

Family Research Council Defends Republican's Outdated Propaganda Against LGBT Community

Alvin McEwen | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

For the record, Dave Agema was not debating. He was spreading lies and distortions derived from bad sources. With free speech comes responsibilities and the main responsibility is the hope that one doesn't use his or her free speech to spread lies and deceptions.

A Gay-Friendly Church Will 'Destroy' Children In 'Body And Soul And Spirit,' Pundit Claims

Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer minced no words when asked about his stance on gay-friendly churches. Fischer, whose anti-gay rema...