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Tunisia's War On LGBT People Is Heating Up

HuffPost Tunisia | Zoë Triska | Posted 12.21.2015 | World

  Six teens were handed three-year prison sentences earlier this month by a court in Kairouan, Tunisia, under a draconian law that criminalizes ...

Ben Carson Calls Transgender Military Members A Distraction

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Ben Carson told veterans at an event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday that the military is not the place to deal with the “...

Building LGBT Wealth and Community Through Affinity, Support and Investment

Heidi E. Lehmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Heidi E. Lehmann

Investing is about more than pure profits, spreadsheets and returns. It certainly encompasses that but it is about far more: creating impact, nurturing success, growing community.

Buddhist Priest Invites Same-Sex Couples To Marry At His Temple

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

Same-sex marriages are not legal in Japan. However, there is a Japanese Buddhist temple where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and ...

21 Sexy/Cool Films to Watch at the Frameline Festival in San Francisco

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 06.15.2015 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

San Francisco may not be as diverse, as open-minded nor as bohemian as it once was in the late 70s, when the very first LGBT film festival was put on by Frameline.

HRC Gala Honors Shonda Rhimes and HBO's Michael Lombardo

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles held their black tie Gala Saturday night, honoring two shining stars in media who promote LGBT rights: Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, and Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming.

Doing the Right Thing on Marriage in the Supreme Court

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Even if the country would eventually get to national recognition of marriage equality through the democratic process -- and that is a big "if" -- the Court is doing its duty by stepping in now.

SCOTUS Takes Big Step Toward Giant Step

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As a priest and pastor, I believe in the biblical promise that "the truth will set us free." And the truth is that continuing to discriminate against the marriages of some Americans undermines the liberty of all Americans.

Is It Too Late to Reclaim the Rainbow Pride Flag?

Jonathan Doucette | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Doucette

While other symbols have waxed and waned in popularity, the rainbow flag certainly has staying power. Above and beyond the radical origins of the flag, however, one force more than all others has worked to cement the rainbow flag as the symbol for the gay rights movement: capitalism.

By Limiting Inclusion, NFL Loses On Diversity

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The NFL should recognize that the degrees of separation between overt bigotry and unconscious biases may be few, and the effects equally harmful. If a team failed to draft Sam based on his sexual orientation, the team discriminated against him and should consider the rightness of its actions.

ACT OUT: Enabling the LBGT Actor's Inherent Tendencies

J.W. Harvey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J.W. Harvey

If good acting is dependent on accepting & accessing the quirks, quarrels and quests of a performer's own life, Act Out suggests that there is no greater well to draw from than members of the LBGT community.

Celebrities Show Heart for amfAR's Inspiration Gala (VIDEO)

Daniel Garofali | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Garofali

The Normal Heart may have educated us on how events unfolded when the virus first became known but, as one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, amfAR celebrates its success in funding more than 3,300 grants to researchers around the world working to find a cure.

Book Review: God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kat Katsanis-Semel

I have a dream that one day we will live in a more enlightened nation, in which all will be respectfully treated -- even those who "make us" feel discomfort.I have a dream that one day we will live in a world, in which all will be offered acceptance -- even those whom we do not understand.

Judge Not -- Except Gays

Neal Wooten | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Neal Wooten

Why not start with any of the sins Jesus mentioned in the Sermon on the Mount, like divorce? Over one million people in this country get divorced for non-Biblical reasons and that affects a lot more people than homosexual behavior.

Mike Ryan

It's Impossible To Dislike George Takei | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Writers are supposed to avoid gushing about their interview subjects, and while I've tried to uphold that edict throughout my career, in this case it'...

Top Queer Stories of 2013 With HuffPost Gay Voices Editor Noah Michelson (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

No topic was off-limits, including Duck Dynasty, Robin Roberts, Ricky Martin, the Winter Olympics, Russia, HIV stigma, Jason Collins, coming out, the glass closet, marriage equality and much more!

Ask MISTER CARL: 'How Can I Put His Porno Past Behind Me?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

In this age where sexting is considered foreplay, is there anyone who hasn't snapped a scandalous selfie and sent it out into the Internet ether? Seems to me that the only difference between those people and your boo is that he was smart enough to get paid for it!

Nonprofits Bronx AIDS Services and CitiWide Harm Reduction Merge to Form BOOM!Health

Robert Cordero | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Robert Cordero

The newly merged and rebranded BOOM!Health organization will serve over 8,000 New Yorkers and will become one of the most comprehensive community-based service providers in the United States led by people of color.

Building Memorials While Destroying Each Other

J.W. Harvey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J.W. Harvey

With the increase in homophobic crimes, I sense a rightfully defensive gay community. But let's back off on the offense, especially toward one another. If our hands are busy tearing each other down, how can we link arms and unite as one?

Islamophobia: Fear in Perspective

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

We've heard it everywhere, on every station, every major news outlet, and every talk radio show: Islamophobia is alive and well in the United States.

15 Reasons Romney Lost, According to the Internet

Jane Devin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Jane Devin

Romney didn't lose because of a tropical storm. The great majority of voters had already made up their minds by then. Romney also didn't lose due to a lack of campaign funds, the (mythical) liberal media, or because America just doesn't like rich people.

Being Gay in Tucson Hurts

Jane Devin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jane Devin

The line I saw last night at a Chick-Fil-A in Tucson touched me like a banner of unwelcome, like a vigilante caravan of people who could hardly wait for the opportunity to openly express their belief that I am an enemy to be conquered.

She FINALLY Apologizes!

Posted 09.25.2012 | Miami

Twelve days after telling a reporter she couldn't have engaged in homosexual acts because she doesn't look like a lesbian, Florida Lieutenant Governor...

Rejected Fox Headlines For Obama Backing Gay Marriage

Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy

As soon as President Obama announced that he now backs same-sex marriage, the blog Fox Nation rolled out a headline typically alarmist for the ultra-r...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Say 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Would Prevent Bestiality Education | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Missouri are defending their controversial bill to ban the teaching of sexual orientation in schools as a way to prevent stude...