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Is This 'Harlem Shake' Video Anti-Gay?

Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices

The "Harlem Shake" phenomenon continues at full-force across the globe, but one of the latest videos to emerge from the trend is downright disturbing....

Words That Make Us Ugly

Renato Barucco | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

These words will not disappear, but by consciously ignoring them, we reclaim the vastness of human intellect. No n-word. No f-word. No c-word.

Did This School Principal Just Lose His Contract Because He's Gay?

Posted 03.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Many parents believe an Oregon-based elementary school's principal of 10 years will not be returning next year because he's gay. As KATU is report...

Mexico Makes Landmark Move On Anti-Gay Language

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In what's already been hailed as a landmark case, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that anti-gay slurs were not protected under the country's freedom of s...

Washington Florist Refuses To Do Gay Wedding Because Of Jesus

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A Richland, Wash. couple is still trying to make sense of what they say were the hurtful, discriminatory actions by their favorite florist. For nea...

Clive Davis Praises Frank Ocean And Hip Hop For Embracing HIm

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Clive Davis chatted at length about Grammy Award winner Frank Ocean's coming out and the hip-hop community's heartwarming reaction in a new interview ...

Frank Ocean, and Why Blacks Need to Finally Get Over Homophobia

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

While we are celebrating the just the survival of an R&B artist admitting he has had a desire for another man, what we are avoiding is the actual discussion of if we are ready for an actual openly gay black artist in our mainstream world.

Coming Out To My Homophobic Mother As A Straight Ally

Mia Norton | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

Aside from remarks here and there, I had never directly taken up this issue with my mother. I had never had the provocation to do so until just last month, when a gay relative contacted my sibling to share that my mother had written him with a heavy-handed dose of spiritual advice.

WATCH: The Ultimate Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

We've heard it all before: Gay marriage will ruin the institution and sanctity of marriage, right? So in an effort to "keep straight couples from g...

Anti-Gay Group Leader: LGBT-Friendly School Officials Like Nazi Prison Guards

Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The leader of an anti-gay advocacy group in Massachusetts has compared LGBT-friendly school administrators to prison guards presiding over Nazi concen...

The Boy Scouts Made Me Gay

Frank Bua | Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy
Frank Bua

Scouting has provided such an impressive forum for young men to come to terms with their sexual identity that one is left to wonder whether the Boy Scouts are in fact an agent of Sodom, promoting the homosexual agenda with greater fervor than a Broadway Cruise to South Beach.

WATCH: Macklemore And Ryan Lewis' Latest Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Seattle-based hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, known for their same-sex marriage anthem "Same Love," have released a public service announcement...

A Walk to the Store

Mark Zubro | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Zubro

Except for a few blips, I always presumed that the overall reaction to my being an openly gay teacher and a gay author was reasonably benign. Then the following occurred.

London Hotel Denies Gay Couple Pre-Booked Double Room, Offers Them Single Beds Instead

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay British couple claims a London hotel denied them a pre-booked double room because of their sexuality. As the BBC reports, the pair claims th...

Sunday's Oscar Show Wins Awards for Sexism, Homophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Racism

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

It seems as though the Oscar writers think that Hollywood is so liberal that it can get away with making offensive comments because everyone knows that they are "just joking."

Robbie Rogers - Please Come Back and Play

Steve Clare | Posted 04.27.2013 | Sports
Steve Clare

I know you can play our sport and deep down I suspect you still want to. If any player mouths off to you in the locker room about your personal life, let them retire.

Glennisha Morgan

Staceyann Chin: Black Gay Community Needs Straight Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Over a decade ago, Staceyann Chin burst onto the scene with Russell Simmons’ “Def Poetry Jam” on Broadway. Sharing the stage with other prominen...

Anti-Gay Pastor Posts New 'Proof' Obama Is Homosexual

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

An evangelical pastor, famous for his support of Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill, claims to have found further proof that President Obama is s...

Hip-Hop Icon Says Rappers Are Less Homophobic Than Before

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Hip-hop icon, philanthropist and all-around mogul Russell Simmons sat down with Robert Wolf to discuss his business ideals, the U.S. government and so...

To Move Or Not To Move?

Amelia | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

As our children grow, we look around and wonder, "Is this the right place for us to be? Is this where we want our children to grow up? What is the environment we've chosen teaching them?" These questions were heightened after our oldest son started identifying as gay at a young age.

The Associated Press' Refusal To Treat Gay And Straight Marriages Equally

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Last week the AP decided in an internal memo on style that reporters should not refer to individuals in legal same-sex marriages as "husbands" or "wives" as they'd refer to individuals in legal heterosexual marriages. That's completely misguided.

Azealia Banks, Intersectionality And How Her Word Reclaiming Isn't Possible

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

I'm well aware of the misogyny and homophobia of hip-hop as a whole and the fact that Azealia's male counterparts say similar things on wax and outside the studio, but I'm specifically irritated and baffled by Azealia's ignorance, behavior and theories because she's a black bisexual woman.

Does The Beverly Hills Hotel Have Ties To 'State-Sponsored Homophobia'?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Things aren’t looking too bright for the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel. On Feb. 13, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) r...

There's No Biblical Reason To Deny Gay Couple Wedding Cake

Emily Timbol | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Cake is a divisive food: chocolate or vanilla. Cream cheese or butter-cream. Gay or straight. As a fellow Christian, I have some advice for Aaron Klein, who recently refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple because of his religious principles.

Assistant Principal Fired For Supporting Gay Marriage: I'm Disappointed But Not Surprised

Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices

The assistant principal who was fired from an Ohio Catholic school after he penned a personal blog in support of same-sex marriage is speaking out abo...