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'Game of Thrones' S05E06: The Clergy's Suppression of Gay Rights

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Jio F. Deslate

In a real-life parallel to the fantasy series, Ireland gears up for a historic referendum this coming Friday that will determine the fate of same-sex marriage, a fundamental right for the gay community.

Doug Locke's Video For 'King' Provides Inspiration For Kids Struggling With Self-Identity

Julian Mitchell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

For many facing adolescence, the road to developing a true sense of self-identity is paved with an unfavorable amount of pain, pressure, and uncertainty.

Nirvana or the Disenchantment of Love in the Life of a Seminarian

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that day, or consider the thought of grabbing the attention of a cute boy at school. Life is so easy for us then.

LGBT's: Don't Forget Riots Are What Got Us Here

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold. I just want to take this time to remind those LGBT folk that are so quick to condemn the riots in Baltimore that if it were not for rioting, we would not be where we are today.

Slate: The End Of Gayness?

Slate | Bryan Lowder | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices

“You know,” observed a recent dinner guest, glancing around our living room between sips of his digestif, “there are a lot of strong women in th...

This Woman Is Suing All Gay People On Earth On God's Behalf. Yes, Really.

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.08.2015 | Gay Voices

Identifying herself as an ambassador for God and Jesus Christ, a Nebraska woman has filed a federal lawsuit against all homosexual people on the plane...

Why Proof-Texting Is Not Like Other Sins

Zack Hunt | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Proof-texting is an intentionally deceptive practice that offers out of context proof while ignoring the greater witness of scripture and any other evidence that might rufute the desired (and predetermined) theological conclusion.

Gay Men Married to Women: A Wake-up Call in an Indian Tragedy

Sandip Roy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Sandip Roy

In my novel Don't Let Him Know, Romola, a young wife, accidentally opens a letter that was addressed to her husband. She discovers that it's from a fo...

Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...

In Debate Over Gay Rights and Religious Freedom, Who Decides What Is 'Christian'?

Hollis Phelps | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion
Hollis Phelps

The fact of the matter is: the cultural and theological tide has already shifted in many quarters in favor of full equality for LGBT individuals -- and it will continue to shift in that direction. And that's a good thing.

Go Fund Me Too

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

I'm officially announcing to the world that I, Neal Wooten, blogger for the Huffington Post, also do not currently operate a pizza joint, and furthermore, at the risk of angering a lot of fair-minded decent people who stand up for equal rights, I also will not cater to gay weddings. Please set up my Go Fund Me account as soon as possible.

Queer Pride for the Straight Guy

Robin Hall | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Robin Hall

Sexuality isn't a choice, it is a blessing. I'm glad my father came out and I'm proud of him for it. I love that he is gay, it is one of my favorite things about him.

Millennials Leaving Church: But What Explains Their Departure?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Have you noticed that almost everyone has an opinion, including me? The following brief essay offers one perspective that might shed some light on Millennials leaving Church. It is hardly the only answer, however. I offer it only as one possible explanation.

Fostering Love

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

ABC Family has always been at the forefront for groundbreaking and driven young adult programs and they hit the mark once again with their family centered show The Fosters.

A Shift in Rhetoric on LGBTI by Iran

Hossein Alizadeh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Hossein Alizadeh

Years of international campaigning have finally turned the world's attention to Iran's failure to uphold the human rights of LGBTI people, and perhaps Iran realized that their shameful persecution of individuals based on their sexual orientation, or private intimate acts, is nothing to be proud of.

I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I'm Not a Bit Sorry)

S. Bear Bergman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
S. Bear Bergman

All that time I said I wasn't indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie. All 25 years of my career as an LGBTQ activist, I have been on a consistent campaign of trying to change people's minds about us. I want to make them like us.

Dr. Ben Carson: National Malpractice

LGBT News | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
LGBT News

As the reputed Republican Hopeless for the 2016 presidential election, Carson takes every opportunity to congratulate himself on his ability to speak his mind at any cost -- the cost in this case being the reinforcement of an utterly nonsensical and dangerous notion, but the cost in all cases being rationality and someone else's well-being.

Dr. Ben Carson: Congress Shows Stupidity is a Choice

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy
Dorian de Wind

Ben Carson, one of America's top neurosurgeons and a potential Republican candidate for president, said that Congress proves stupidity is a choice.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

Don't Miss The Extraordinary New Movie "An Honest Liar: Truth and Deception in the Life of James 'The Amazing' Randi"!

Ira Israel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

James Randi devised elaborate hoaxes over many years to prove that renowned scientists could be easily fooled by magicians into thinking that such gimmicks as psychokinesis (supposedly moving or influencing objects with one's mind) were real and not optical illusions.

Unearthed Letter From Freud Reveals His Thoughts On Gay People

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In 1935, Sigmund Freud penned a response to a mother who had asked him for help with her gay son. Despite the broader perceptions of homosexuality at ...

The 5 Keys To Great Sex

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Sometimes you might love to gaze into your partner's eyes. But there are going to be moments when the distraction of focusing on the other person takes away from the intensity of the experience for you.

The Baffling Paradox

Shari Johnson | Posted 03.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Shari Johnson

Homosexuality. Abortion. These two unrelated "buzzwords," "hot topics," "controversial issues" evoke strong reactions and emotions whenever and wherever mentioned. It is my belief the day is coming when they will be connected in ways we never thought possible. I have been on both sides of each of these issues.

Growing Up Gay With Britney Spears

Weston Ashley | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Weston Ashley

Britney was there for me when my father and stepmother sent me to rehab for being too gay. Her personal struggles before and after the ensuing years helped me as I readjusted back to school and into college. I didn't care if she shaved her head. I just wanted her to be okay and yes, just wished everyone would leave her alone.