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Homophobia

Study Reveals Shocking Influencer Of Homophobic Views

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

The sense of smell is a powerful thing. Olfaction has been linked to motivation, emotion and even homophobia. In a new study, titled "Disgust and t...

So Here's My Question

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Today I need to take a minute to be sad -- and to count the cost our human family continues to extract from "this fragile earth, our island home" in our blindness, in our bigotry and in our fear of "the other." Kyrie eleison.

What Frightens the Russian Hetero Male

Jason Howe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

They used to call the line between east and west the Iron Curtain. As of last week, you could call it the Sequined Curtain.

Freedom of Religion in the Workplace

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

We're already seeing the beginning of the end: Those people who rail about their right to say offensive things about lesbians and gays are becoming increasingly embarrassing to the party.

Over 120 Countries Are Coming Together To Fight Homophobia And Transphobia

Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, May 17th, 2014, marks the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia held in over 120 countries and impacting hundreds of ...

Why Homophobia Is Not Actually a Phobia at All -- and How We Can Combat It

Amy Hubbard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Amy Hubbard

Homophobia is not like having a fear of spiders or heights or the dark. It's significantly less primal or natural (an ultimate irony), and it's really not related to fear at all. Fear is a behavior that makes us retract and cower. Homophobia, of course, does just the opposite.

LOOK: Costa Rica Makes An Amazing Move On Behalf Of The LGBT Community

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 16 (Reuters) - Costa Rica hoisted the gay pride flag at the presidential palace on Friday in a landmark act of solidarity ...

Gay Rugby Group's New Study Aims To 'Challenge Prejudice' In Sports

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY (AP) — Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality ...

Standing Up for Human Rights in Brunei

François-Henri Pinault | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
François-Henri Pinault

What is shocking is the extremism of this stance: the scale and absurdity of this attack on human rights. How can the Brunei government turn its back on human dignity in this way?

25 Questions About Michael Sam, the NFL and Homophobia

Etan Thomas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Is there a high level of disgust, criticism, hate, or anger that has been produced by Michael Sam being picked as the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL?

The Joy of Gay Sex, Michael Sam and Biblical Literalism: Let's Not Take It Lying Down

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

For everyone's sake, it's long past time to stop claiming that right-wing Christian revulsion in response to same-sex romantic love has anything to do with the Bible. Nothing in scriptures prohibits a kiss between two men.

Fox News, Michael Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Equality Matters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Equality Matters

Fox's backlash to Sam's kiss is premised on the same stereotypes and stigma about gay sexuality that has motivated more vocal opponents of LGBT equality for decades.

The Bravery of Michael Sam and Those Who Dare to Come Out

Brandon Thomas | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandon Thomas

Sam reminds those individuals that hold on to that nasty tradition of homophobia and racism that their time is almost up. The actions that Sam and people like him take gives hope to those oppressed individuals that are willing and ready to make their mark.

Sissies and Kisses: On Michael Sam and Femmephobia

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

I am all for people appreciating Michael Sam's achievements, but there is no need to denigrate femme gay men and further femmephobia to do it. Femmephobia is a serious problem inside and outside the gay community.

Conchita Wurst Rises Like a Phoenix!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Atamian

Bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst's epic victory in this year's Eurovision competition sent a clear and powerful message to all the homophobes, and anti-LGBT factions in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

Did Someone Call You '-phobic'? Apologize

Emily Timbol | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Who is the person actually being hurt? The one being called a transphobe, or the person outside the gender binary who was offended by their comments? Do people of privilege have any right to cry victim in a discussion relating to gender or sexual minorities?

Getting Up Close to Homophobia

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

I've started engaging homophobes in deep conversation, looking for the reasons, spoken and unspoken, that they feel this total incomprehension, disgust and dislike when it comes to gay people, especially gay men. My findings have led me to a sort of classification of homophobia into seven (often overlapping) types.

Pinkwashing a Despot

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

When asked earlier this week by CBS network news if he condemned the sultan's appalling policies, Cowdray said that he had "no opinion whatsoever," while maintaining in the same breath support for the hotel's employees. Excuse me?

How a Conservative Catholic Girl Became a Producer on a Gay Web Series

Kit Williamson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Kit Williamson

I'm still a radical, political queer and Kristyne is still a conservative, Catholic girl, and I am so happy that we were able to work together, despite our differences, to produce EastSiders.

Sorry Miranda, Gay Doesn't Mean Stupid

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

Gay doesn't actually mean stupid, and attempting to redefine a word that is meant to describe a minority group to mean "stupid" is a micro-aggression towards the LGBT community.

Sympathy for the Christian Bigot

Mark Morford | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Mark Morford

Do you remember Focus on the Family? James Dobson's famously malicious, anti-everything crew from the Bush years? You might.

A Review of Reappearing Act by Kate Fagan

Pat Griffin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Pat Griffin

The Reappearing Act is a gripping memoir written with honesty and wry humor about Kate Fagan's painful, but ultimately triumphant journey to truth and self-acceptance as a lesbian.

Government Hypocrisy

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
SidneyAnne Stone

I understand that politics is a complicated game but, in the spirit of full disclosure and transparency, isn't it better to just say what these things are really all about? Wouldn't we be more trusting of our politicians? I may not like it but, quite frankly, I don't like this either.

LOOK: The Anti-Gay Harlem Church Has A Disgusting New Message For You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.02.2014 | Gay Voices

The ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y. has another homophobic message for the neighborhood. The now notorious anti-gay religious institution h...

Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.