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Old Is the New Black; BDSM, the New Gay

Eric Schaeffer | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Schaeffer

Blindfolding with a silk scarf? Wrists bound to the bedpost while whip cream or ice is run along the innocent captive? "Rough" sex? A slight squeeze of your lover's throat? Just a soft one?

Georgia Educator Compares Homosexuality To Necrophilia, Voyeurism, Pedophilia

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.24.2012 | Education

Tanya Ditty, a Georgia teacher and the state director of Concerned Women for America of Georgia, spoke against a Georgia bill this week that would ban...

WATCH: Independent Filmmaker Explains 'What Homosexuality Is Not'

Posted 02.16.2012 | Gay Voices

Independent filmmaker Ryan James Yezak's trailer for "Second Class Citizens," a planned documentary about the gay rights movement, went viral almost i...

Stickers, Someday

Todd Clayton | Posted 04.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Todd Clayton

Growing up, I never saw healthy portraits of my sexuality, never caught glimpses of what life could be. "Homosexuality is a perversion and only leads to immorality," I remember one pastor explaining. "There is no healthy expression." My cartoon sticker screamed otherwise, though.

Will Gay Marriage Lead to Polygamy, Incest, and Religious Meltdown?

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Eliyahu Federman

It is especially ironic that Santorum would use polygamy as an example of the erosion of traditional marriage when historically, and biblically, polygamy was a perfectly acceptable traditional form of marriage.

Uganda Government Distances Itself From Anti-Gay Bill

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.09.2012 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's government does not support a parliamentarian's decision to reintroduce a bill that originally proposed the death penalty ...

Advocates Push For Executive Order To Protect LGBT Americans From Discrimination

AOL Jobs | Claire Gordon | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Twenty-three years before the Civil Rights Act, Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order that banned the federal government, including the armed f...

Reading My Way Out Of The Closet

Christopher Bram | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Christopher Bram

I came of age in the 1960s and 1970s. I was a slow learner as a gay man and I used books to show me the way. You might say that I read my way out of the closet.

JONAH And The Netherlands

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Just because I maintain that homosexuality is wrong doesn't mean I have to go beating the drum about it anymore than I might regularly preach against adultery.

Gay Actors Poll: Homosexual Stars Feel Coming Out Causes Discrimination

Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

When Zachary Quinto came out to New York magazine he was shocked to find that his sexual preference had become "global news." While the actor reit...

LISTEN: North Carolina Pastor's Shocking Claims About Gay Sex

Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

A prominent North Carolina pastor just can't seem to stop making claims about gay sex. Having already proclaimed that gay men "have to wear a diape...

Michelangelo Signorile

Tennessee Senator Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Sounds Off On Bullying, AIDS And Homosexual 'Glorification' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

In an often belligerent and sarcastic tone, GOP State Senator Stacey Campfield, the man who spearheaded Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" bill -- which woul...

Joel Osteen's Sin

Monique Ruffin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Monique Ruffin

Recently, Oprah Winfrey sat down with Joel Osteen, the pastor of the largest church in America. When Oprah asked Pastor Osteen if he thought gay people would enter heaven, he answered, "Yes, if they repent for their sins."

Pope On Gay Marriage: 'A Threat to Humanity'

Jeffrey Small | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

So why is someone's sexual orientation a moral issue at all?

Gay Parents Better Than Straight Parents? What Research Shows

Posted 01.16.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/16/2012 08:19 AM EST on LiveScience Gay marriage, and especially gay parent...

Sex Experiments Fqor Jesus?

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Christians can't have it both ways. We can't use quasi-sexual sensationalism to promote our products, while also condemning the culture around us that does exactly the same thing.

Richard Reveals Long-Held Secret On 'Hoarders'

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

People hoard for all different kinds of reasons, but often it is because of emotional trouble or trauma they are suffering. For Richard on the latest ...

Rick Santorum Now Claims He Never Compared Homosexuality with Bestiality

Matt Bieber | Posted 03.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Matt Bieber

I'm pretty sure Rick Santorum lied to my face on Friday. I started to ask Santorum about his quotation comparing loving homosexual relationships with bestiality. He broke in: "Read the quote." He hadn't compared the two, he claimed.

Anal Sex More Popular Than Possibly Expected Among Straight Couples: Report

Posted 01.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Though its practice is frequently assumed to be confined to the gay male population, anal intercourse appears to be more popular than possibly expecte...

OMG You Were a Nun and You're Black?

Deborah Plummer | Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

I spent over four years researching friendship patterns of people from all ages in order to write Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations th...

Not in our name: African human rights activists reject UK aid conditionality

Mark Canavera | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Mark Canavera

An oft-told African proverb (whose precise culture of origin often changes with the teller) asserts that "When elephants fight, the grass suffers." Pu...

The Slippery Slope Of Christendom During Advent

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

It matters not to proclaim Christ has come, that He is with us now, and that He will come again, if we fail to recognize that our beliefs must be the basis for our ethics and for our civility.

Peruvian Mayor Fears Tap Water Will Turn Town's Men Gay

Posted 11.22.2011 | Gay Voices

In one of the most unusual claims about homosexuality to emerge in some time, a Peruvian mayor is blaming the high mineral levels in the area's drinki...

Is The Bible A Reliable Moral Guide

David Lose | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
David Lose

What, then, are those who read the Bible to do? Shall we just pick and choose the laws and commandments that appeal to us and disregard the others? Curiously, I'm tempted to answer a qualified "yes."

Gay Guilt: How I Lost My Virginity And Why It Still Bothers Me

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

All of my formative sexual encounters were with guys. Thanks to a string of boyfriends all over the world from England to Tennessee, I never lacked in male affection. I became very good at faking it.