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‘The New Black' Opens New Dialogue About LGBT, Religion In The Black Community

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices

(RNS) Is gay marriage a civil right like black equality? Or is it a sin African-Americans should condemn? That’s the question at the heart of “...

Maybe Those Who Say 'Homosexual' Should Not Be Given Media Time

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

The word "homosexual" has become a pejorative term for gays and lesbians. Those who are anti-gay always use the term "homosexual" and never "gay" because they say there is "nothing gay about being a homosexual," and that homosexuality is a choice, which we now know is not true.

Your "Right" Not to Serve Them? An Arizona Veto

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your religious "right" to refuse service to gays and lesbians? Actually, no. ...

Does FOX News Support Guys Marrying 15 Year Old Kids?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

As you might expect, after A&E suspended Phil Robertson for his words, the FOX News Hysteria Machine went into Uber-Hyper-Spasmodic Overdrive. Do they know that Robinson has also advocated for 20 year old guys to marry girls who are 15?

Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, Mitt Romney, Westboro Baptists & Bigfoot

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.

Republicans, Report Cards & Roll Call

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

If they "break" with the master plan of the most conservative factions in their party, they lose. If they don't vote for true equality and justice for all of their constituents, they lose. They have to decide where they want to stand.

A Noted Psychiatrist Said Gay People Can Become Straight. Now He Says He's Wrong. Not Good Enough.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Jesse Kornbluth

In 1999, Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, considered by some to be "the father of modern psychiatry," interviewed 200 men and women who had undergone "conversio...

The People Women Really Count On

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Greenberg

Yes, we women count on our partners, our parents if we are lucky enough to still have them, and, of course, our friends. But let's face it, there is ...

For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.

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...

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Black

If you're religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you. But for the rest of the world, Coming is that bitch-slap that will shock you and leave its impression after you leave.

Louie, Louie, Louie Gohmert: A Big Lie on Palestine and Raging Homosexual Hormones?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Given his backwards statements on Palestinian land issues and gays in the military, one wonders how much of everything else Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert may get backwards as well.

Barcelona's Gays And Lesbians To Stage 'Kissing Flashmob' During Pope's Visit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Barcelona is known as one of Spain's most vibrant cities, but when Pope Benedict XVI touches down there Sunday, he'll be greeted with something extra ...

When will the homophobic bullying cease?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

When Sirdeaner L. Walker of Springfield spoke at a press conference in Massachusetts last year calling for effective and comprehensive anti-bullying l...

San Francisco Values Clarified

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

We have become a nation of lazy thinkers. The unreality of "San Francisco Values" fits the same tone here in that people will choose to believe what a "celebrity" tells them.

There Goes the Neighborhood: Which Groups Make Americans Nervous?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

For the most part, I've been pretty lucky when it comes to my neighbors. I've gotten along with the vast majority of them, and I've never had cross-ya...

Shaking Hands With a Gay Man Can Turn You Gay

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

A world-renowned scientist has made a shocking discovery about heterosexuals who interact with homosexuals: shaking hands with a gay man can turn y...

Census 2010: Gay Task Force Aims To Have Single Gays Counted | By Erica Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jaime Grant was elated when she discovered that the 2010 Census is reporting the number of the country's gay couples - for the first time in history. ...

Marine Corps General James Conway: Marines Would Not Be 'Forced' To Live With Gay Soldiers

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps' commandant said he won't force his troops to bunk with gays on base and would give them separate rooms if Congres...

Bill Maher Weighs In On Massa Resignation, 'Closet Cases' In Congress (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Maher unloaded on former Congressman Eric Massa Wednesday night during an appearance on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," telling guest host Lawr...

Bert And Ernie Come Out in Favor of Same Sex Marriage

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

Bert and Ernie have long been rumored to be gay. Many have speculated that Ernie's international hit, "Rubber Ducky", was actually a coded love song to Bert.

Gays and Lesbians or Homosexuals?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

58% of Americans favor allowing "gay men and lesbians" to serve openly in the military, but only 42% favor allowing "homosexuals" to serve openly. Apparently, some 15% of Americans don't know that "gay men and lesbians" are "homosexuals."

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Rainbow Planet: The Worldwide Struggle For Gay Rights | Andrew Meldrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOSTON -- All across the world, countries, cultures, societies and religions are struggling with the issue of gay rights. Over the last year, GlobalP...

Uganda Must Shelve Draconian Law on Homosexuality

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

If passed, a Ugandan bill on homosexuality will bring the country into a direct collision with established international human rights standards aimed at preventing discrimination.