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Treatment Can Stop HIV/AIDS in its Tracks

Alicia Keys | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Alicia Keys

Will we end AIDS? Now that we know that treatment can stop the disease, we would be literally getting away with murder if we don't.

Poll: Mormonism Still A Factor For 2012 Voters

Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion

A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that a significant segment of voters would still be less likely to vote for a Mormon candida...

Confessions Of A Recovering Homophobe

Deborah Plummer | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Plummer

I've taught classes on the sexual orientation resolution process; I studied the Kinsey Report; I know the current sexual orientation scholarship. Some of my gay friends say I know more about the subject than they do. Yet I am a recovering homophobe.

It Gets Beautiful: One Rabbi's Perspective On Being Jewish And LGBTQ

Rabbi Andrea Myers | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Andrea Myers

The phrase "It Gets Better," essential as it is, leaves me wanting more. It shouldn't just get better. Colds get better. Life should get beautiful

Buying Porn For Bin Laden

Robert Brenner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

COURIER: Uh, I'd like to buy some porn.for a, uh, friend. He lives in a large, walled-off compound in the suburbs of Abbottabad. It's kind of like the Playboy mansion -- minus the Bunnies, of course.

Joy Resmovits

Effects of LGBT Bullying Can Be Traced Beyond School Years, New Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.15.2011 | Education

“That’s so gay.” Phrases such as this one, used dismissively by teenagers in what is often a casual, offhand way, can impair the health of LG...

NBA Executive Comes Out: 'I'm Gay'

AP | Posted 07.15.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts revealed to the public that he is gay in a story posted on The New York Times' website Sunday, s...

Alumni Rally Around Gay Students At Evangelical College

Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Gay and supportive alumni of Wheaton College have formed a new organization following a recent chap...

Dozens Of 'Gay' Teen Boys Sent To Masculinity Camp In Malaysia

AP | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities have sent 66 Muslim schoolboys identified by teachers as effeminate to a four-day camp where they will...

Who Are The Real Sodomites?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

In Genesis, rape is the means, not the essence, of Sodom's wickedness. Reading the story Sodom as being about homosexuality is like reading the story of an axe-murderer and saying it's about an axe.

Michael McAuliff

Senators Try To Bar Military Funeral Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The controversial, gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church would be restricted from holding its inflammatory protests outside the funerals of...

Getting Your Numbers Straight, So to Speak

Ellyn Ruthstrom | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Ellyn Ruthstrom

Recent headlines about "how many gay people there are" sadly demonstrated once again that no good deed goes unpunished. Once again the bisexual community is completely erased from the coverage.

The Gay Definition Of Marriage

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

During a recent radio show appearance, a conservative pastor told the audience that gays and lesbians are unfit for marriage because "it takes discipline."

Gay Judge Who Struck Down Prop 8 Never Thought About Recusing Himself

Reuters | Dan Levine | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles

April 6, 2011 11:33:59 PM By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. judge who struck down California's gay marriage ban never conside...

Fear And Clothing: Interview With Cintra Wilson

David Coggins | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Hiring Cintra Wilson was perhaps the best thing to happen to the NY Times since they added color photography. Wilson's sociological insight and wicke...

Whose Gandhi Is He Anyway?

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Sandip Roy

I think instead of fighting over Gandhi's "Vaseline and cotton wool memories," India should just levy a Gandhi-tax.

Radical Love: Why Christianity Is A Queer Religion

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

There are many people, both on the right and on the left, who claim that Christianity is incompatible with queerness. I strongly disagree. In fact, I am convinced that Christianity, at its very core, is a queer religion.

Bishops Push Back On Allowing Gay Couples In Housing

Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- U.S. Catholic bishops are urging federal housing officials not to adopt proposed rules that would...

New Bio Reportedly Depicts Gandhi As Bisexual, Racist

Posted 05.28.2011 | World

He is known as a kindly father figure in India, but Mahatma Gandhi was also a racist bisexual who left his wife for a male Jewish bodybuilder, accordi...

The Smith Family Chronicles 5: Betty's Soliloquy

John Shore | Posted 05.27.2011 | Religion
John Shore

And now Betty spends some alone time.

The "Kill the Gays" Bill is Back

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Uganda is one of 83 countries where homosexuality is criminalized. If a proposed bill were to pass, it would become the eighth country where it is punishable by death.

Vatican Says Opponents Of Gays Are Victims, Too

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican official told a United Nations body on Tuesday (March 22) that people who open...

New Report: Catholics More Supportive Of Gay And Lesbian Rights Than General Public, Other Christians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON, DC -- Catholics are more supportive of gay and lesbian rights than the general public and other Christians, according to a new report rele...

Hello, I Am Your Son

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Conservative Evangelical Christian Bob Smith is having one intense day. First he reacted poorly when his daughter Jane revealed to him that she was so...

Crystal Cathedral Founder Says He Doesn't Approve Of Church's Anti-Gay Covenant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller said Wednesday (March 16) he never would have approved a recent...