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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.

Dear Rabbi Shmuley, Can You Leave Dan Savage Alone?

Chaim Levin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Chaim Levin

To compare Savage to people who are filled with such hatred is absurd and reminiscent of the disturbing trend to misrepresent anti-bullying activists as bullies themselves.

WATCH: Joel Osteen's Personal Opinion On Gay People

Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

Houston megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen has said numerous times that he believes being gay is a sin in accordance with his understanding of Christian sc...

LOOK: Vietnam Veteran's Surprising, Powerful Tombstone Inscription

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.15.2012 | Gay Voices

On April 30th, the 37th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the photo of gay Vietnam veteran Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich's powerful to...

What Does Jesus Think About Homosexuality?

Derek Flood | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

If we really do love Jesus, then we need to love like he did, so much so that it seems "scandalous" in the eyes the religious folks of our day, just like it did in his day.

Nathan And Tristan: A Story Of Love, Peace And Understanding

Barb Snelgrove | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Barb Snelgrove

This is the story of Nathan and Tristan. Nathan is that self-professed former "Bible-banging homophobe" who (along with some other like-minded, reformed individuals) decided to attend a local gay pride parade to apologize for the way the church has treated homosexuals.

I Pledge Allegiance...

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

Last fall, just a few months into his tenure, President Don Dowless of Shorter University in Rome, Ga., a school affiliated with the Georgia Baptists,...

Homophobes Need (Gay) Love, Too

Mark Morford | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Perhaps nasty homophobes are, the study gently suggests, to be empathized with, to be offered a modicum of compassion and understanding, due to the abject tragedy of their ignoble fate. And perhaps this offering is one of the most difficult challenges you can name.

Homophobia Study's Surprising New Take On Origin Of Gay Hatred

Posted 04.10.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/09/2012 01:01 PM EDT on LiveScience Homophobics should consider a little self-refle...

Homophobic People Likely To Be Secretly Attracted To People Of The Same Sex, Study Finds

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A new study has confirmed what many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have suspected for some time: that homophobic attit...

Kirk Cameron’s Christian Nationalist Quest

Bill Berkowitz | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Bill Berkowitz

In the trailer for his new documentary Monumental, Kirk Cameron has an 'a-ha!' moment: "So hold on. The United States Congress was commissioning and printing Bibles to be given to all the people because they knew that that's what would... make America flourish and thrive!"

Did Aging Play A Role In Therapist's Tragic Death?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Therapist Bob Bergeron, who committed suicide in December, wrote about aging gracefully. But was he was another one of those people hitting 50, who truly felt an underlying dread of what comes next?