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Homophobic Slurs

What Jenny McCarthy Needs to Learn From Jonah Hill: How to Say, 'I F'd Up'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Hill's apology was genuine, coming from someone who knew he'd let down his friends, his fans, and himself, and who was ashamed. It came from someone who had thought deeply about what he'd said and what the ramifications were and realized that he couldn't just delete it out of his life.

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.

The LGBTQ Community's Response to Alec Baldwin's Anti-Gay Slurs: A Race-Based Double Standard?

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Baldwin has received numerous passes from the LGBTQ community where others have not. And many in LGBTQ communities of color contest that the reason might be race-based. The case of Tracy Morgan is a glaring example.

A Few Words From A Real, Live C*cksucking Fag

Noah Michelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

Seeing as I have some practical experience here, I'd like to clear up a few things for those (presumably) non-c*cksucking straight men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used.

A Critical Response to 'Faggot'-Calling Culture

Lucas Waldron | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

When I see my cousin asserting his comfort with calling his (presumably straight male) friends "faggots," I do not feel directly afraid of my cousin, but I feel afraid of the culture that both he and I are surrounded by and respond so differently to.

As American as Baseball and Homophobia

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

How do you react to a homophobic slur in front of your parents? Does "Gay-Rod" constitute a homophobic slur? Should I educate the guy about the damaging repercussions of the use of "gay" as an insult? These are questions I did not want to have to consider during my trip to the ballpark.

Are Hateful Words Ever OK?

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

When people -- especially the politically jejune -- see "cool" anarchist groups like Anonymous using language that is the very definition of hate speech, won't the assumption be that it's OK to use it? It's not. And claiming these words aren't offensive is itself offensive.

The Other 'F' Word

Asher Huey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

This past weekend I was called a "faggot." Recently I'd realized that nothing like that had happened to me in a while and wondered if or when it would. When it did, it made me realize how much, and how little, has changed.

Why You're A 'Faggot'

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

For over a year I researched the words that people use to describe gay men -- words like "faggot," "pillow biter," "queer," "gym bunny," "bear," "twink," "homosexual" and even "gay" -- to get at the heart of the assumptions that people make about us.

When Enough Is Enough!

Shari Johnson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Shari Johnson

Many people are parroting what they have heard about the LGBT community and have no idea what they are talking about. I was one of those people. They also tend to fear what they don't understand.

The 'F' Word

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

I've never been OK with the word "faggot" or its shortened form, "fag." Regardless of the intent behind its use, I've never been able to fully swallow that word and refrain from tensing up when it's used around me. I've always spoken out against its usage.

CSU Students Claim They Were Beaten By Football Players

Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver

Police and Colorado State University officials are investigating a fight that sent four freshmen to the hospital after an alleged confrontation by CSU...