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Houston We Have a Real Problem (and It Is Not Just About Bathrooms)

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 11.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Barbra Siperstein

Success requires us to be proactive and to adjust when conditions require and sometimes to fight fire with fire.

How Houston Was Lost: Prop 8 Redux as LGBT Rights Are Put on the Ballot

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

LGBT rights were clobbered, hammered, devastated in the city of Houston by voters, as the Houston Equal Right Ordinance (HERO) was repealed.

Join Basic Rights Oregon for IGNITE -- a Gala Celebration of LGBTQ Progress

Buster Ross | Posted 10.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

The Gala this year promises to be the best yet. Founded in 1996, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) is Oregon's main political advocacy and education organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Local Initiative Makes National Gains: ManDate

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 10.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Sheena C. Howard

ManDate enjoys no fanfare, no budget for advertising and no popular press coverage, however it has been successfully operating and serving the needs of gay Black men since its inception in 2010.

Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Reform Plan Is A Rebuke To The Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Thursday detailed her plans to crack down on risky Wall Street behavior, delivering a sharp rebuke to the Obama admi...

Hillary Clinton Wants To Crack Down On High-Speed Wall Street Computer Trades

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Thursday will propose a new tax on risky high-frequency trading, according to campaign sources familiar with her pla...

Joe Biden Backs Transgender Military Service As U.S. Weighs Policy

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. milit...

Hillary Clinton Promotes Gay Rights As Pillar Of 2016 Bid

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

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State Department Releases Another Batch Of Hillary Clinton's Emails

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

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Hungry for Rights

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

The justices serve up a healthy portion of civil equality for everyone to digest. Some people will complain about having been forcibly fed this meal, while others will swallow and move on with their lives knowing that their well being matters.

The Court Didn't Give Us the Right to Marry

Andy Thayer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

One of the many hidden stories of how we got to today involves how some Dems got "turned" on the issue. It wasn't through polite lobbying. Or reasoned argument. It was power politics.

One Lucky Black Trans Girl

Angelica Ross | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Angelica Ross

I hear words like "lucky" used when people describe my life and all the amazing things that are starting to happen for me. I reject that notion.

10 Things I Learned From Viewing 'Brave Spaces'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The basic question answered in the documentary is "how have faith leaders, LGBT advocates and broader communities been able to find common ground and work together to advance the causes of social justice."

Zach Carter

Hillary Clinton Has 'Real Concerns' With Obama's Trade Agenda | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday that although she has "real concerns" about the major trade pact President Barack Obama ...

Jason Linkins

How LGBT Activists Won The PR Game: Cash, Culture And Community | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

What's the secret of the LGBT community's success, as they've moved toward societal equality? According to our most recent "Drinking & Talking" panel,...

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 06.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

A Spellbinding Week: What Are the Gains and Losses for LGBT Rights, and What Battles Lie Ahead?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Yes, be proud of our work this week. But there's so much more to do. Don't think our opponents aren't already regrouping and calibrating their next attack, moving on to other states. We cannot fool ourselves, dazzled by the events, into thinking that because we won a media battle, we have won the war.

Amanda Terkel

Civil Rights Bill Top Priority For LGBT Voters, According To New Poll | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court set to rule in the coming months on marriage equality, the gay rights community already is gearing up for its nex...

Stop Letting Trans People Die

Mya Adriene Byrne | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Mya Adriene Byrne

I call on all non-trans people: queer allies, straight activists, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, bandmates, soulmates, teens and elders, ministers, doctors and teachers -- let the world know that you care about trans folk, no matter how they identify, and that you stand with us.

Has the Anti-Gay Right Found Its Gay 'Partial Birth Abortion'?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Whatever the reasons, many LGBT national leaders are nowhere on this terrible and potentially enormously impactful law.

Favoring Transphobia?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Unfortunately for the transgender community, their need for rights are only now able to come to the forefront. They have always been there but have been misunderstood by almost everyone with whom they come in contact.

Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Hudson was thrilled to meet her impersonators and happily took selfies with attendees all the while enjoying the dance party that wrapped up the evening.

The Next Move in U.S. and Global LGBT Equality

Todd Fernandez | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

As a movement, we must free LGBT people worldwide and we need all our organizations to work together to make this happen as fast as possible. Lives are at stake.

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Gay List of the "Best Places to Work 2015" Is Full of Corporate Monsters

Jordan Krueger | Posted 02.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Jordan Krueger

Corporations whose legacy is oppression, racism, and environmental degradation do not deserve to be rewarded, and should not be encouraged.