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Two-Faced Thailand: The Ugly Side Of 'Asia’s Gay Capital'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

This is the final part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the region and...

The Ahead-Of-Her-Time Black LGBT Activist You Need To Know About

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Every February during Black History Month, we recognize pioneers like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King who have pushed the civil rights agenda forwar...

Kiss Power: The Kiss As Protest and Support

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.17.2014 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" asked critic Henry Finck more than a century ago. Yes it is. And in this extraordinary era of LGBT history, the kiss has become a signature of what is enjoyed by millions of people and denied to millions more.

An Assault on a Movement: The Killing of Eric Lembembe

Damian Ugwu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Damian Ugwu

One or two said they would 'tone down' their activism or operate from home instead of in public places where they might be associated with the LGBTI movement. Others were fearful that they could be next.

LGBT Activists Stage Non-Discrimination Protest At Texas' State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Members of the Texas-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group GetEQUAL TX were arrested after holding a May 1 sit-in at the ...

Anger Management For A Movement

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This week I had one of those productive conversations on transgender issues with a manager. She confessed that she had deliberately steered away from reading about these issues in the past, though not from squeamishness but because "both sides just seem so angry all the time."

Getting Back In The Activism Game

Corey Scholibo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Scholibo

I stopped being an LGBT activist not because my beliefs changed, but for the same reason that someone who's worked at an ice cream parlor for years eventually can't stomach another scoop. So it was with some surprise that I found myself on the board of the Don Thompson Film Festival.

Making LGBT Great: Michael Crawford

Christopher Dyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Dyer

For the past several years Michael Crawford, Director of Online Programs at Freedom to Marry, has been a nationally recognized activist who has played a significant role in the fight for marriage equality by producing innovative online campaigns and promoting inclusivity in messaging.

Despite Pressure, Nonprofit Wouldn't Cancel Chick-Fil-A-Sponsored Food Drive

Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact

Once everyone from Miss Piggy to Rick Santorum took a stand on the Chick-fil-a gay marriage controversy, it was only a matter of time before the nonpr...

Making The Right Choice

Justin Sedor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Sedor

Not everyone can be an "activist" -- that's what I told myself for a long time. But as I continued living my quaint collegiate life, I found it harder and harder to ignore the fact that kids who looked like me and walked and talked like me were killing themselves after being called "faggot."

LGBT Voices Respond To Frank's Retirement Announcement

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Barney Frank has always been a lightening rod, not only for the right-wing but also within the LGBT community itself. He's spoken out forcefully for g...

Joseph Erbentraut

LGBT Activists Plan To Avoid Chick-Fil-A | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

Fried chicken enthusiasts in Chicago were delighted when Chick-fil-A's first location within city limits opened early Thursday morning. Hundreds lined...

Proposal That Would Essentially Ban Same-Sex Marriage In Illinois Dead, Activists Say

Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

Story by Yasmin Nair, courtesy of the Windy City Times Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment SC0016, which would have amended the Illinois...

Prop 8 Decision Expected Today, Chicagoans Plan Rally

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker in the federal trial challenging the constitutionality of California's gay marriage-banning Propos...