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North Korea, Hillsong and the Denial of Denial

Peter Rollins | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Peter Rollins

North Korea never fails to offer up interesting and telling examples of how ideology functions. One such example can be found in their claim that homosexuality doesn't actually exist there.

When I Call Myself Bisexual

Don Weise | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Don Weise

I'd like to be free to consider myself a gay man who's fundamentally bisexual or a bisexual who's primarily gay. I don't know that it matters which I choose, or if I choose. What matters to me is coming to the most authentic expression of who I truly am and living from that place, openly.

Would it Matter If We Weren't Born Gay?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Using the idea that our sexuality is due to nature over nurture in order to validate or justify it inherently suggests that there might be something wrong with it. Why does being gay need to be validated or justified?

Top Ten Q&As About God, Jesus, the Bible & LGBT People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Here's the 2014 version of my annual Pride Month FAQs about God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People -- offered in hopes that together we truly can be the change we want to see in the world, and in rebuttal to the rabid rhetoric of the anti-gay religious right.

How Many People Believe That Gays Are 'Born That Way'? The Answer May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Despite national advances in the fight for same-sex marriage, Americans remain sharply split on the origins of homosexuality, a new Gallup survey has ...

What You've Been Waiting To Hear Your Pastor Say About Homosexuality..

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Ever wondered what Jesus really said about homosexuality and where the Bible stands on gay marriage? Gay marriage has been a contentious issue, par...

BB and Me: Close Calls

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I remember how skinny Charlie was when he took off his clothes to hop into Randy's hot tub. He'd clearly lost weight while he was sick, and his developing man-muscles were much more defined now. His small frame, with its taught skin and toned muscles, both alarmed me and titillated me.

Why Backdoor Play Won't 'Turn Him Gay'

Em & Lo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Style
Em & Lo

We get a lot of advice questions into EMandLO.com around the concern many straight men have with receiving -- and, heaven forbid, enjoying -- a little...

So Here's My Question

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Today I need to take a minute to be sad -- and to count the cost our human family continues to extract from "this fragile earth, our island home" in our blindness, in our bigotry and in our fear of "the other." Kyrie eleison.

Tops and Bottoms: 'Are You the Man or the Woman?'

Donovan Thompson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

I can admit now, after years of "doing the work," that I was terrified of bottoming, because I didn't want to be perceived as anything other than a man. I convinced myself that topping was the only dignified position. Here are my top five "learnings" from my cake-clenching, chastity-belt-wearing days.

How a Conservative Catholic Girl Became a Producer on a Gay Web Series

Kit Williamson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Kit Williamson

I'm still a radical, political queer and Kristyne is still a conservative, Catholic girl, and I am so happy that we were able to work together, despite our differences, to produce EastSiders.

Protesters Of Mississippi Anti-Gay Law Plan To Disrupt Governor's Speech

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At a leafy college campus in north Mississippi and an upscale dinner club in New York, groups are protesting a Mississippi law...

Whither the Culture War?

Glen Browder | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

A prominent political scientist suggests that the politics of values may have settled into a state of lessened conflict and volatility. The debate runs on; but terms like "acceptance" and "stability" figure centrally in his depiction of cultural struggle in this country.

This STD Has Had A Troubling Surge Among Gay And Bisexual Men

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Beasley ATLANTA, May 8 (Reuters) - Syphilis, a sexually transmitted venereal disease, is rising among gay and bisexual men af...

Lesbian Author Tackles Edmund White, Gains a Deeper Understanding of the Gay Icon, the Writer, the Human Being

Janet Mason | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.

Former Bush Official Compares Gays To Murderers In New Interview

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Robert R. Reilly, who served as the Senior Advisor for Information Strategy for the U.S. Secretary of Defense during the George W. Bush administration...

Emily Thomas

93 Percent Of Straight Men In This Study Admitted To Doing This In Bed Together

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Yes, straight men sleep together. That’s according to a new study out of Britain on the changing social habits of heterosexual males. Published i...

Pope Francis Best Thing to Happen to Catholic Church

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Steve Siebold

Religious or not, one can't help but be drawn to how the Pope has humanized his role as the leader of the Catholic Church, one of the most powerful organizations in the world.

'A Letter to My Congregation': An Evangelical Pastor Addresses the LGBTQ Question

Greg Carey | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Somehow folks have turned human sexuality into the litmus test for faithful Christianity. Speaking as a pastor, Ken Wilson reminds us that our church conversations involve not abstract principles, but people.

You Won't Believe What This Southern Baptist Preacher Said

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

The Southern Baptist Convention hosted a summit last night on Ethics and Religious Liberty, and Twitter was lighting up with the #erlcsummit hashtag. ...

America Cleans Up Its Homophobic Lexicon

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.

The Gay Community's 'Dirty Little Secret,' According To This Conservative Pundit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Richard Land, formerly of the Southern Baptist Convention, offered up some eyebrow-raising remarks about the gay community while filling in for Washin...

Southern Fried Sex Ed

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.11.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

There's been oodles of talk lately about women in America! Aren't they better off (as some conservatives suggest) seeking a rich husband than a good job? Do they deserve equal pay?

The Uncomfor(ming)table Middle in the #UMC

Joel L. Watts | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

Many of us believe that Scripture is primary and as such, our authority in guiding the Church and the Christian. We just disagree, given new facts (via Reason), with the previous interpretation that homosexuality is a sin.

Archbishop of Canterbury chooses pathetic over prophetic

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

My reaction: Sad but sadly not surprising. The sad part is, how can our hearts not break when members of our human family fall victim to the scourge of sectarian violence?