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Assistant Principal Fired For Supporting Gay Marriage: I'm Disappointed But Not Surprised

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The assistant principal who was fired from an Ohio Catholic school after he penned a personal blog in support of same-sex marriage is speaking out abo...

Business Is Booming At Oregon Bakery That Denied Lesbian Couple A Wedding Cake

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Business is reportedly booming at the Oregon-based bakery that sparked a national conversation after its owners turned away a lesbian bride-to-be who ...

DSM-5: Science or Dogma? Even Some Establishment Psychiatrists Embarrassed by Newest Diagnostic Bible

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

The DSM-5 (the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released by the APA in spring 2013.

Police Officers Back Gay Colleague's Claim That Mayor Called Him 'Queer'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Ohio mayor is facing serious allegations after an openly gay police officer charged that she used a series of anti-gay epithets toward him and comp...

A Valentine For My Gay Ex-Husband

Judith Newton | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Judith Newton

Perhaps the story of our love belongs to the 1960s, when everything seemed possible.

Boy Scouts Betray Gay Kids and the Scout Oath

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The announcement that the Boy Scouts of America "need more time" to make a decision about ending discrimination against gay scouts and leaders is deeply disappointing.

Gay Michigan Man Believes He Was Hate Crime Victim

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay Michigan man believes he was the victim of a hate crime after a brutal Feb. 3 attack. Adam Lee Johnson, 29, was allegedly attacked as he was...

Valentine to a Gay Brother

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Maybe not in my lifetime, but maybe in my children's lifetime, homosexuality will be like red hair or brown skin or a preference for cheese: not a good thing or a bad thing, just a thing that people won't have to be afraid to share.

Allowing Gay Boy Scouts Will Create 'Sexual Tension' On Camping Trips, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryan Fischer isn't taking news of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to rethink their longstanding anti-gay policy lightly. The American ...

Two Chicago Gay Men, Female Friend Allegedly Attacked In Hate Crime

Batavia Patch | Ted Schnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two local men and a woman face multiple felony counts as a result of a hate crime investigation police began after an attack on two gay men and a woma...

Tongues Untied: Pro Athletes, Sexuality And Media Hype

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darnell L. Moore

From Kenneth Faried's moving video in support of his lesbian mothers to reports of Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber and Kenny Smith mocking Charles Barkley's "effeminate" behavior, athletes have been the focus of a lot of talk centered on LGBT inclusion and homophobia lately.

Is Gaydar Experiencing Signal Failure?

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

My gaydar should be stronger than ever, but a strange phenomenon is now occurring. As celesbians like Ellen get more glam-dyked out and less butch, and as pink becomes the new black for metrosexual men with their murses, my gaydar is getting blocked by static.

Boy Scouts Consider Dropping Gay Ban: Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Just days after a Maryland-based Cub Scout pack was forced to back down on a non-discriminatory pledge because of a reference to sexual orientation, t...

Virginia Moves One Step Closer To LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Virginia moved one critical step closer to equality Jan. 25 after the state senate passed SB701, a bill granting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

Teen Reveals Why He Identified As 'LGBT' And Not Gay In Viral Coming Out Speech

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The New Jersey teen whose impassioned coming out speech during a high school awards ceremony went viral in the blogosphere is speaking out about that ...

Obama's Second Inaugural Address: Required Reading for the Next Four Years

Jim Downs | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Downs

Those subjects were not part of my high school curriculum in the 1990s. With the exception of black history, women's history and especially gay history remained virtually absent from my graduate training at Columbia in the 2000s.

Would King Support Same-Sex Marriage?

Michael G. Long | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael G. Long

Yes, some good folks point to the presence of the openly gay Bayard Rustin in his inner circle as evidence that King was gay-friendly. But it's a bit more complicated than that.

From Black To Gay: Julian Bond On Civil Rights And Gay Rights

Michael G. Long | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael G. Long

There is an inextricable connection between the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the contemporary movement for LGBTQ rights. So says veteran civil rights leader and former NAACP chair Julian Bond.

Bad News For Westboro Baptist Church

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bad news for the Westboro Baptist Church and other right-wing groups: the percentage of Americans who sincerely believe that homosexuality is a sin ha...

Attorney: 'Kill The Gays' Supporter Deserves Charges

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anti-gay activist Scott Lively had a day in court on Monday, in a pre-trial hearing over charges filed against him for his rhetoric and activism again...

Catherine New

Lesbian Couple Alleges Bank Of America Discriminated Based On Sexual Orientation

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.10.2013 | Business

In the early spring of 2012, Patty Snyder and her partner Shelley (who asked to use only her first name) went house hunting in South Daytona, Fla. The...

Nairobi Police Say Closeted Gays Being Blackmailed And Attacked By Gangs

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Police in Nairobi, Kenya are on the lookout for a gang that has been blackmailing -- and in some cases even raping -- closeted gay men in the African ...

Living in the Wake of a Disease That Never Existed

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

It's all too easy to label as diagnostic any facet of the enormously complicated gamut of human emotion and behavior we do not understand or do not endorse. This is especially true in these days of increased anger and violence and fear. The harm done by these labels wounds us all.

Maybe God Is Mad At You, James Dobson

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

When others of your ilk blame gays for extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, I laugh it off, because it is preposterous. But building a link between the Connecticut killings and homosexuality is malicious. I have had my fill of it.

Dear Maria...

Nate Phelps | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nate Phelps

Of all the people I've met in my life who claim that a god exists, you have come closest to living a life of love, respect and charity. Perhaps this is why I have such a strong reaction when you discuss your position on homosexuality and equality for the LGBT community.