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Modern Day Pharisees Make Jesus an Idol

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

My last HuffPost piece, Refrocked and Ready: Franklyn Schaefer, LGBTQ Faith Hero, provoked debate on a Facebook Christian Blogger group, which isn't m...

The 25 Best and Worst Sex Moments From 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.

If It's Hard to Picture Legal Anti-Gay Witchunts, Watch This Movie About Cameroon

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.

Christmas Isn't for Queers

NOTCHES | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
NOTCHES

With the emergence of gay liberation such expressions of sadness and loss faded from view, replaced, at least publicly, with more politically "useful" feelings of righteous anger and pride. But the queer holiday blues have persisted.

Forgiveness -- the Oil That Heals Personal Relationships

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

I would go as far as to say that forgiveness is the oil of personal relationships; in our most successful relationships we probably (unwittingly) do it many times a day. And just as with the bigger and more extreme stories on The Forgiveness Project website, forgiveness in daily life is an extraordinarily useful tool that has the ability to repair broken relationships.

Mom, I Always Knew You Were a Lesbian

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

It had been six years since I delicately disclosed to my teenage son that I was dating a woman for the very first time. But my surprise announcement was quickly eclipsed by his sardonic response. "Mom, I always knew you were a lesbian!" he quipped, without a hint of surprise.

Unzipped Dallas: Single or Taken?

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Curry

In the premiere episode of Unzipped Dallas, get to know the all new cast as they discuss their relationship status, their turn ons, and the qualities they look for in a potential match.

Marked for Death: A Homosexual's Rant to His Would Be Executioners

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm a person. I'm someone's child, someone's brother, someone's uncle. I'm a cousin, a nephew, a friend. I'm a human being. I deserve to live my life to the fullest just like anybody else.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?

Is 50 Cent Gay? Did Vivica Lick His Crack? Is Anything Wrong That?

Yolanda Young | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Yolanda Young

Fox was irresponsible in trying to use the suggestion of gayness to insult a black man. It is this kind of subtle homophobia juxtaposed with the glorification of hypermasculinity that convinces some black men to stay in the closet. Sex between two consenting single adults is never a bad thing or anyone else's business.

After 13 Years, I'm Leaving Christianity

Keay Nigel | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Keay Nigel

Dear Christians, do know that just because you think you're right doesn't mean that everyone else is wrong. Though I no longer consider myself a Christian, I'm still keeping a space for God in my heart. I didn't lose my religion. Instead, I'm creating my own.

"I Hated Hating People"

Rodney Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rodney Wilson

Recently, I had the opportunity to engage with nearly 1,600 ex-Christians who completed an extensive survey about their Christian background and the whys behind their deconversion--rejection of faith for agnosticism or atheism.

Our Gay Anniversary: 20 Years and Counting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

When I was younger, I could not tell my mother that a fulfilling life was in store because I did not know what the future would hold for me. But I am older now, and I have a 20-year (and counting) relationship from which to draw.

Was the First Gay Rights Movement Run By Nazis?

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Scott Lively, an infamous fundamentalist bigot, is one of those obsessed with hating gays. He has gone so far as to twist history in an attempt to prove, in long, tedious manuscripts, that Nazism was a homosexual movement and that gays were responsible for the Holocaust.

Your 3 Biggest Questions About Lesbian Dating, Answered

Alison Nicole | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alison Nicole

No one ever taught us the rules about how to relate to women on a romantic level. We have to struggle through the process of trial and error to figure out where to meet new people in the gay community, or what to say to start up a conversation with someone we like.

Making Gay Okay at the Vatican Synod

Dr. Anne Hendershott | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion
Dr. Anne Hendershott

No one -- including Catholic leaders -- want to return to the days when homosexuals were feared and stigmatized. It was a time when homosexuality was viewed as a problem so profound that it affected the total personality.

Women's Right to Vote as the Downfall of Democracy

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Surely every American knows that women have the same decision-making capacity as men, and that our right to participate in elections was long overdue. Don't they?

Killing God

Rodney Wilson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

Time is running out on conservative Christianity in America. It must change. If its adherents don't "put their swords away," they will kill God in America. And this time there won't be a resurrection.

The 10 Stages of Coming Out to My Conservative Chinese Father

Keay Nigel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

For a moment after I finished, I felt this sense of confidence rising inside of me. I presumed that my father was going to say, 'OK, fine,' and then just accept the situation like it was no big deal. But when he finally spoke his mind, I realized that I wasn't ready for what was to come.

What if Kim Davis Had Been a Private Baker, and Not an Elected Clerk?

Ash Murthy | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Ash Murthy

The religious views of some may make our blood boil, but allowing these views in the free marketplace of ideas is the price we pay for a vibrant secular democracy that we all desire. If we yield to the temptation of censoring the views that offends us, we risk being censored by those who may find our views offensive.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.

What the Bible Really Teaches About Marriage Equality

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

The notion that there is one "traditional" type of biblical marriage is not supported by the Bible.

Catholicism, Marriage and Family in the Modern World

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Pope Francis has inaugurated the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. The three-week gathering of bishops from around will focus on married couples, parents and family.

"Cloud Nine:" A Mental Challenge for the Theatergoer

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As you approach the Linda Gross Theater, you're struck by the imposing quiet of it. Sealed doors keep out the faint of heart; the Church-like building sleeps, bathed in the light of an October moon. Could this be your destination, or have you made a mistake?

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.