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WATCH: Stateless Gay Man Finds Himself In Limbo In The South Pacific

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An ethnic Armenian gay man has been living what has been described as the real-life version of "The Terminal" in American Samoa. As CNN reports, M...

Sexual Orientation Change Therapy and the First Amendment

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

This line is not always easy to draw, but it is easy in Welch. What the state is regulating in the context of SOCE is not the speech of the therapist as such but the use of a method of therapy.

New Ideas About The Evolution Of Same-Sex Attraction

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The idea is that when the epi-marks on genes that affect sexual orientation get passed from father to daughter, then some traits end up more masculinized. Likewise, mother-son transmission of epi-marks can result in the feminization of some traits.

Gay Marriage And Good Conversations

Harold Ross | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harold Ross

How will non-gay America learn about our country's gay community? Why not simply have, or at least consider having, a good conversation with a gay person? My enlightenment came at the end of my 17th summer.

Homosexuality May Be A 'Birth Defect' That Could Lead To Rise In Abortions, Anti-Gay Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A prominent anti-gay pundit claims that homosexuality could be a "birth defect" that could lead expectant parents to abort fetuses. Bryan Fischer ...

Princeton Student 'Isn't Persuaded' By Scalia's Defense Of 'Anti-Gay' Writings

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The gay Princeton student who challenged Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on legal writings which some have deemed anti-gay is speaking out about ...

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.

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...

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.