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Americans Become More Accepting Of Gays Every Day, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

  Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for...

Lila Shapiro

Before The Marriage Equality Movement, These Lesbians Were Targeting Children In School Yards | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the past week, debate has raged over who should receive the lion's share of the credit for the recent successes of the gay rights movement: unprece...

Inspiring New UN Video Reveals Seismic Shifts in Global LGBT Rights Debate

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Certainly the debate at the United Nations on the rights of LGBT people remains fractious, exposing sharp divisions of opinion among countries and strong opposition from some quarters. But stand back a couple of paces and the longer-term trends appear far more positive.

'No Longer Can Employers Hide Behind DOMA'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The historic Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act showed its colors Monday when a federal judge ruled that a lesbian widow is enti...

Same-Sex Housing Discrimination Is Real, Victim Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Marissa Higgins joins HuffPost Live to talk about experiencing same-sex housing discrimination....

Why You Don't Have to Take It Anymore!

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

We queers are still operating below citizenship status and have a long way to go before we secure our status as protected minority. What we do now have, though, that we never did before, is the official right and privilege to be mad. C'mon, you know you're angry.

Top Five Misconceptions About Lesbians, As Told By 'Real L Word' Cast Member

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The season three premiere of "The Real L Word" might still be a week away, but Showtime is offering The Huffington Post a sneak peek with this exclusi...

Erin Mershon

Senate Hears Testimony From Transgender Person For First Time | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in American history, an openly transgender person testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Kylar Broadus, f...

LISTEN: Robin Schwartz Talks About The Aqua Foundation For Women

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

The Aqua Foundation for Women's annual grant program awards organizations in a variety of areas including wellness, youth empowerment, therapeutic counseling, cultural enrichment, equality and more.

South Africa: LGBT Rights in Name Only?

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.04.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Violence, Discrimination Against Black Lesbians and Transgender Men (Johannesburg) – Black lesbians and transgender men in South African townsh...

WATCH: Colorado Lesbian Couple Fears For Life After Alleged Hate Crime At Condo

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Colorado-based lesbian couple fears for their safety after allegedly becoming targets of a frightening hate crime. As Colorado's KWGN is reporti...

Repeal Of Colo.’s Gay Marriage Ban Dropped

Posted 11.12.2011 | Denver

Efforts to gather approximately 86,000 signatures to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban with a ballot measure has been dropped by gay marriage activ...

Denver Couple Celebrate First-Ever Lesbian Wedding In Nepal

AP | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

DAKSHINKALI, Nepal -- A lawyer and a college professor from the United States celebrated Nepal's first public lesbian wedding ceremony Monday in the H...

Abduction of Syrian-American Blogger Follows Earlier Arrest Attempt By Syrian Govt

Leah McElrath | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Leah McElrath

According to eyewitnesses, Syrian-American blogger Amina Arraf was abducted and physically assaulted by three armed men in Damascus, Syria, Monday.

Lesbian Blogger Reportedly Missing In Syria

Posted 08.06.2011 | World

The half-American lesbian journalist whose blog has made her an unlikely hero of the Syrian uprising has reportedly been arrested. According to ne...