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Scalia Defends His Writings About Homosexuality

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-ga...

Is Homosexuality A Sin?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, actually contains two different kinds of sin. One is an act considered morally wrong because it's hurtful or dangerous. The second kind of sin is a violation against social conventions. Which kind of sin is homosexuality, according to the Bible?

Poll Reveals Shifting U.S. Stance Towards Gays And Lesbians

Religion News Service | Susan Page | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(RNS) In the wake of historic victories for gay rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA Today/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance ...

Are Social Conservatives Just Being Squeamish?

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The tendencies to adhere to tradition and submit to authority are all part of the socially conservative repertoire. As is a strong tendency to act unwelcomingly toward out-group members. Exactly the kinds of behaviours that would minimize the risks of infection during an epidemic.

California's Gay Conversion Therapy Law Blocked

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — Two federal judges in California have arrived at opposite conclusions on whether the state's first-of-its-kind law prohibiting l...

Gay Voices Readers: When Did You First Realize You Weren't Straight?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This week, blogger Allison Hope shared a great piece asking, "When Did You Know You Weren't Straight?" Her blog got some great reactions and the conv...

Surprise Change For Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda -- The Ugandan lawmaker who originally authored an anti-gay bill proposing death for some homosexual acts said Friday that a new versi...

Homosexuality Is Caused By Sex With Demons, Former Stripper Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A former stripper turned ministry leader who claims she once considered becoming a lesbian has offered up a rather unusual explanation for homosexuali...

Gay Advocacy Groups Decry Controversial 'Dr. Oz' Episode

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A controversial "Dr. Oz Show" episode has sparked the ire of the nation's most high-profile lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy gro...

When Did You First Realize You Weren't Straight?

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

I admit that I was totally clueless until I got hit with the gay stick at age 15. I knew I was different. I knew I didn't want to wear dresses or get married, but I didn't get the memo that the way I liked boys wasn't the way that other girls my age felt.

Gay Man Seeks Straight Wife (But A Lesbian Wife Will Do)

Scott Terry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Terry

Dear fundamentalist Christian readers: As per your advice, I am composing what could potentially become my online dating profile in my search for a wife, but I need your input. I need to know more about the gay people who have chosen to be in opposite-sex relationships.

Muslim Man In France Seeks To Open Mosque For Gays

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mohammed Ludovic Lütfi Zahed wants to open a mosque for gay muslims in France. According to Hurriyet Daily News, Zahed realized he needed to start a ...

The Bible Hates Homosexuality. So What?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

A student recently asked me for some advice about how to defend same-sex marriage biblically to people who insist that the Bible is against it. My basic response to such questions is, "Don't."

I Was Born A Sinner

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

I am a sinner, but it is beyond my control. I was born this way. I can't change it. Believe me: I tried. I knew I was different from an early age, and everyone around me knew, as well. My devoutly Catholic Italian grandmother even attempted to force me to change, but she couldn't.

Their New Normal

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

"I want to get married to B, but she said that two girls can't get married, and that isn't true!" Elana explained. Not wanting to explain equality and justice to a friend's kindergartner, I could only smile proudly.

Is Sexual Orientation Innate?

Dennis McFadden | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Dennis McFadden

Many would argue that discrimination against left-handers or homosexuals is indefensible regardless of the origins of those attributes, but human prejudices are complex, and the simple reality is that many people find it easier to accept a difference that is believed to be innate.

WATCH: Gay Mormon Man Discusses His Sex Life With...A Woman

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A devout Mormon gay man opened up about his controversial, decade-long marriage to a woman on "The Ricki Lake Show" this week, revealing intimate deta...

Study Reveals Staggering Level Of Homophobia in Italy

L'Huffington Post | Marco Pasqua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Seventy-three percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population has experienced some form of discrimination or prejudice, predom...

But The Greatest Of These Is Love

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliel Cruz

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Executive Committee, at the Annual Council, changed their half-page stance on homosexuality. Naturally, there was a buzz in the "Seventh-Gay Adventist" world about this change.

The Bodhisattva's View Of Same-Sex Marriage

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Tenzin Norbu

Bodhisattvas must challenge the conservative ideology that the institution of marriage -- defined as a relationship between a man and a woman -- is unalterable.

Is Homosexuality A Choice? What Science Says

| Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

By Marcia Malory Ask this question, and you will probably receive one of two responses: Yes. People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choi...

The Aspect Of 'Ex-Gay Therapy' That No One Is Talking About... And Should Be

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

What "reparative" or "ex-gay" therapy is and does is bad. But we are not calling out and discussing who is conducting these therapies, or why.

The Layers Of 'The Onion'

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Walt Hawkins

Satirical news outlet The Onion recently featured a piece with the headline "Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama." Satire, to be an effective form of constructive social criticism, has to be based on some truth, and this premise isn't really all that far-fetched.

Is It All About Hormones?

David Morris | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
David Morris

Why do the Boy Scouts fear gay people while Girl Scouts are more welcoming, and Wall Street men risked and lost the economy while Wall Street-related women counseled moderation?

Orlando’s Best Fight Ever

Monica Trasandes | Posted 12.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

On October 11, the LGBT community celebrates National Coming Out Day and this year we have one more newly out person with whom to celebrate--Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz. When the former Olympian said in interviews last week that he is gay, I know he made a world of difference for so many people.