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Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week August

Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our "Something To Celebrate" series -- or, as you'll see...

Announcing The Church Of The Homosexual

Mark Olmsted | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

I mean, really, if Scientology can call itself a Church, why can't we? I don't know about you, but I could use some tax-exempt status when I bang the old headboard. And we could finally use protections afforded freedom of religion by the Constitution.

Todd Akin on Gay Rights: 'No Civilization That Has Condoned Homosexual Marriage Has Survived'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Missouri GOP Senate candidate who's become infamous for his "legitimate rape" comment not-so-shockingly has some pretty whackadoodle and frightening ideas about homosexuality, too.

Arab Words for 'Gay' Need to Be Better Than 'Pervert' or 'Deviant'

Steve Clemons | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Clemons

There are lots of struggles inside Arab terrain today -- about human rights, about the role of women, about gay people, religion, education, about modernity in general -- but inclusive language that buttresses society's evolution and advancement seems important.

A Good Blubbering

Waldo Mellon | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

I don't think your pal Duke is about to cry any time soon Chester, and he'll probably keep swatting you every time you do. But don't let that stop you, whenever you got a real beauty of a lump going in your throat, from blubbering away.

Men Can't Compete in Synchronized Swimming? Really?

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Irene Monroe

From its showcase in 1952 to the present, Olympic synchronized swimming has been a female- dominated sport. Male synchronized swimmers, unfortunately, are barred from competing in the Olympics.

A Global Movement for Equality

Andre Banks | Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Andre Banks

In almost 80 countries around the world gay people are outlawed -- to be themselves is a crime. Imagine a world where anyone, anywhere can be who they are and love who they choose. That's the world that AllOut.org is building.

WATCH: The Latest From Chick-Fil-A's New Mascot

Posted 07.31.2012 | Comedy

Late last week, Conan O'Brien unveiled Chaz the Intolerant Chicken, a new mascot for fast food company Chick-Fil-A to use after sponsor The Jim Henson...

WATCH: Gay Mormon Father On His 'Real, Vibrant' Marriage To A Woman

Posted 07.19.2012 | Gay Voices

A decade after tying the knot and starting a family, one devout Mormon father of three is opening up about his sexuality in a sure-to-be-controversial...

The Inns and Outs of Jamaica

Kevin Childs | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Violence against local gay men and lesbians continues unchecked, with three incidents in as many weeks recently, including a double murder. And why is this so? Tradition? Christ? A misplaced morality that is in fact immoral?

Anderson Cooper's Sexual Orientation Shouldn't Cause National Media Frenzy

The Crimson White | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
The Crimson White

When Anderson Cooper announced in a short and precisely worded email that he is, in fact, homosexual, it immediately became a national news item. ABC News, Fox News and even CNN ran stories about Cooper's sexuality. We should not be proud of this.

Anti-Gay Pundit Claims Gays Motivated By 'Heterophobic,' 'Christophobic,' 'Dark, Venomous, Demonic Hatred'

Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices

The American Family Assocation's (AFA) Bryan Fischer, one of the world's most prolific anti-gay pundits, is back again with new outrageous claims abou...

Gay Couple Sues Health Club Claiming It Won't Recognize Them As A Family

Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Two Virginia-based gay men are suing an area health club after denying their son access to a swimming pool and stripping them of a family membership a...

Gay Marriage: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Kevin Childs | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Seventy-five years ago, another king couldn't take up the job because he wanted to wed a divorcée; no one's challenging Prince Charles' right of succession for doing the same. So if gay Christians want to borrow some traditions of marriage, why should the fuddy-duddy bishops stop them?

Gay Conversion Therapy Devastated My Family

Chana Wilson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

She moved from the suburbs into New York's Greenwich Village, where she found a vibrant lesbian community, and reclaimed joy. The mother who had been so profoundly depressed throughout my childhood wrote me, "I wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and am so happy to be alive."

Homophibia

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

No, it's not a typo. It's a new word, meaning the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia. My friend Giles Fraser, an extraordinarily clever English clergyman, invented it. And so he inspired me to start a list of the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia.

What Gay Marriage Will (Not) Lead To

Marten Weber | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

The whole "leads to" reasoning seems to spring from a dearth of convincing arguments against marriage itself. Denying people the right to legally structure their lives around a loving relationship doesn't make good copy.

The Importance of Pride

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We have built a safe space, financially and professionally and emotionally. But we are the lucky ones. It's easy for gays like us to say, "We don't need parades anymore. We don't need Pride." We aren't the ones still trying to survive.

New Research Points To Genetic Basis Of Male Gayness

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/12/2012 12:59 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries While female sexuality appears to be more fluid, research sug...

The Time Has Come for Gay Athletes

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

I love sports because it teaches values like self-respect, self-discipline, teamwork and resilience. Adding tolerance to that list only enhances the character building opportunities for athletes.

Change.org Founder On The Impact Of Online Activism

Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact

Ben Rattray was set on being an investment banker until his senior year of undergrad at Stanford University when one of his younger brothers came out ...

What Peter LaBarbera Will Never Understand

Zinnia Jones | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

Wildly hateful confabulations may serve to rile up the anti-gay base, but they are utterly repulsive to anyone who knows us.

Gay Rights as Told by Obama and Romney

Gideon Resnick | Posted 07.15.2012 | College
Gideon Resnick

If gay rights truly is one of my generation's biggest issues, shouldn't our political predilections in some way reflect this?

Homophobia And Suppressed Desire

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.07.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, N.C. gives "dads" special dispensation to punch their gender-nonconforming kids and snap their limp wrists. The reason I bring this hateful bile to your attention is that it brings to mind a recent study.

What Causes Gay Guilt And Sexual Shame? Explanations From Carlin Ross

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 07.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Lately I have really been deconstructing my views on sexuality to get to the bottom of why women are treated unfairly. I've invited back the gorgeous sex educator Carlin Ross to help me break down my issues.