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Correcting Legalized Bias: India and its Struggle to Decriminalize Homosexuality

Jyoti Puri | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Jyoti Puri

The last chapter of the legal campaign to decriminalize homosexuality is unfolding in the Indian Supreme Court.

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

The Conversation US | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.

Tracey Gold Addresses That Gay-Marriage Twitter 'Feud' With Kirk Cameron

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.29.2016 | OWN

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Coming Out in a Stadium Near You

Chris Kyle | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Chris Kyle

I grew up near Boston, so I root for the New England Patriots. I can tell you all about the Ideal Gas Law because I pretty much have a PhD in Deflategate, but I can't tell you when the NFL will welcome more gay players, including its first gay superstar. Hopefully soon.

Island of Hope -- Sri Lanka's Last Chance for Equality

Aritha Wickramasinghe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aritha Wickramasinghe

As an out gay teenager in Sri Lanka, I witnessed the fear that everyone like me lived in: the fear of a system that was never going to be on your side because your mere existence is treated with contempt. In 2016, we have the opportunity to change this.

Why This Middle-Aged Prude Became A Sex Podcaster

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 01.18.2016 | Fifty
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

I'm an unlikely sex podcaster. Wildly unqualified. I've never been in a sex shop. I have no degree in sexology. I'm a middle-aged married mom of two whose work and hobbies generally bore fellow dinner guests, if I were invited to dinner parties, which I haven't been, of late.

How David Bowie Saved Me From Upper Class Iranian Society

Setareh Sabety | Posted 01.12.2016 | Women
Setareh Sabety

Rock and roll in general, and David Bowie, in particular, helped me transition out of the hypocritical society where my parents dwelled. I got into Bowie around the same time I started questioning the upper class Iranian society of the seventies.

I'm Brave Enough To Embrace The Woman (And Man) In Me

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

My courage grew three sizes that day on the subway platform. I'm now less worried about other people's reactions to my trying on women's shoes or testing nude lipsticks. What does any of it really matter? It's my life. I own it.

A Tribute to Robert Spitzer, the Most Influential Psychiatrist of His Time

Allen Frances | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allen Frances

There is an ongoing debate whether the flow of history is pushed forward more by ineluctable forces or by the prominent people who represent them. I u...

Iran, Assassinations, and Hypocrisy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.

Modern Day Pharisees Make Jesus an Idol

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

My last HuffPost piece, Refrocked and Ready: Franklyn Schaefer, LGBTQ Faith Hero, provoked debate on a Facebook Christian Blogger group, which isn't...

The 25 Best and Worst Sex Moments From 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.

If It's Hard to Picture Legal Anti-Gay Witchunts, Watch This Movie About Cameroon

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.

Christmas Isn't for Queers

NOTCHES | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
NOTCHES

With the emergence of gay liberation such expressions of sadness and loss faded from view, replaced, at least publicly, with more politically "useful" feelings of righteous anger and pride. But the queer holiday blues have persisted.

Forgiveness -- the Oil That Heals Personal Relationships

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

I would go as far as to say that forgiveness is the oil of personal relationships; in our most successful relationships we probably (unwittingly) do it many times a day. And just as with the bigger and more extreme stories on The Forgiveness Project website, forgiveness in daily life is an extraordinarily useful tool that has the ability to repair broken relationships.

Mom, I Always Knew You Were a Lesbian

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

It had been six years since I delicately disclosed to my teenage son that I was dating a woman for the very first time. But my surprise announcement was quickly eclipsed by his sardonic response. "Mom, I always knew you were a lesbian!" he quipped, without a hint of surprise.

Unzipped Dallas: Single or Taken?

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Curry

In the premiere episode of Unzipped Dallas, get to know the all new cast as they discuss their relationship status, their turn ons, and the qualities they look for in a potential match.

Marked for Death: A Homosexual's Rant to His Would Be Executioners

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm a person. I'm someone's child, someone's brother, someone's uncle. I'm a cousin, a nephew, a friend. I'm a human being. I deserve to live my life to the fullest just like anybody else.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?

Is 50 Cent Gay? Did Vivica Lick His Crack? Is Anything Wrong That?

Yolanda Young | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Yolanda Young

Fox was irresponsible in trying to use the suggestion of gayness to insult a black man. It is this kind of subtle homophobia juxtaposed with the glorification of hypermasculinity that convinces some black men to stay in the closet. Sex between two consenting single adults is never a bad thing or anyone else's business.

After 13 Years, I'm Leaving Christianity

Keay Nigel | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Keay Nigel

Dear Christians, do know that just because you think you're right doesn't mean that everyone else is wrong. Though I no longer consider myself a Christian, I'm still keeping a space for God in my heart. I didn't lose my religion. Instead, I'm creating my own.

"I Hated Hating People"

Rodney Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rodney Wilson

Recently, I had the opportunity to engage with nearly 1,600 ex-Christians who completed an extensive survey about their Christian background and the whys behind their deconversion--rejection of faith for agnosticism or atheism.

Our Gay Anniversary: 20 Years and Counting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

When I was younger, I could not tell my mother that a fulfilling life was in store because I did not know what the future would hold for me. But I am older now, and I have a 20-year (and counting) relationship from which to draw.

Was the First Gay Rights Movement Run By Nazis?

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Scott Lively, an infamous fundamentalist bigot, is one of those obsessed with hating gays. He has gone so far as to twist history in an attempt to prove, in long, tedious manuscripts, that Nazism was a homosexual movement and that gays were responsible for the Holocaust.

Your 3 Biggest Questions About Lesbian Dating, Answered

Alison Nicole | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alison Nicole

No one ever taught us the rules about how to relate to women on a romantic level. We have to struggle through the process of trial and error to figure out where to meet new people in the gay community, or what to say to start up a conversation with someone we like.