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Tyler Kingkade

Education Department Reminds Schools They Can't Ignore LGBT Harassment

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Education released guidance on Friday to remind schools that they must respond to reports of harassment based on gender identit...

New Campaign Is Turning Anti-LGBT Pizza Bigotry Into Something Amazing

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

In an inspiring example of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community uniting against discrimination, one man has helped to raise alm...

Bill Maher On Anti-Gay Christian Views: 'They Literally Believe This Stuff'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy

Bill Maher slammed fundamentalists for their anti-gay views and adherence to Scripture on Friday night. During "Real Time With Bill Maher," the ho...

Social Security Continues Discriminating Against Same Sex Married Couples By Making Them Pay Thousands of Dollars for Agency Mistake

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Prindiville

It's really pretty simple: "The victims of that discrimination should not be the ones to pay for the agency's mistake," said Gerald McIntyre, one of the Justice in Aging attorneys on the case.

Can Religious Freedom Be Used to Discriminate?

Stephen Seufert | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

Individuals and groups discriminating based off perceived threats to their religious freedoms due to the lifestyle and beliefs of others signal a return to a period in human history where prejudice, hatred and violence reigned supreme.

The Texas Wins Campaign Is a Winner

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

Like the RFRA situation in Indiana, these bills in Texas would allow LGBT people to be discriminated against by anyone claiming a religious objection.

Connecticut Governor: Mike Pence Was 'Incredibly Stupid' To Sign Indiana Religious Freedom Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D), whose state was the first to boycott Indiana over a law many say allows businesses to discriminate against the LGBT c...

Dana Liebelson

Indiana Governor Either Confused Or Misleading Everyone About His Controversial Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) repeatedly compared the controversial religious freedom law he signed last week to an existing f...

Igor Bobic

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Rise To Defend Indiana Law That Many See As Anti-Gay

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls are lining up in defense of Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law, which critics warn w...

Lila Shapiro

Good Things Are Happening In The Wake Of Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2015 | Gay Voices

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called it "dangerous." Ashton Kutcher has tweeted his outrage. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce deemed it "entirely unnecessary....

San Francisco Is First Major City To Boycott Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

San Francisco will not use taxpayer money to fund any city employees' trips to Indiana in light of the state's new law allowing discrimination against...

Amanda Terkel

NCAA Troubled By Indiana's New Anti-Gay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association expressed concern Thursday with a new "religious freedom" law in Indiana that could open th...

Amanda Terkel

Civil Rights Bill Top Priority For LGBT Voters, According To New Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Wake Up, Facebook! You Are Not a Community of 'Authentic Identities.'

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Philadelphia drag queens have been raptured. Last week, one by one, queens disappeared without notice, without a trace. They disappeared from Facebook, that is. I know because I am one of those queens.

Utah Passed LGBT Rights Bill, But There's More To The Story

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

It was undoubtedly a victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Utah. After long negotiation, the state legislature on Wednesday pas...

Walmart Comes Out Against Anti-LGBT Bill

AP | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business

Opponents say the proposal authorizes discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Judge: Florist Illegally Refused To Provide Flowers For Same-Sex Wedding

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

A judge in Washington state ruled Wednesday that a florist's refusal to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding violated the state anti-discrimination law...

Arkansas House Votes In Favor Of LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

On Friday, the Arkansas House of Representatives voted 57-20 in favor of a bill that would bar cities and counties from sanctioning LGBT anti-discrimi...

Sam Levine

Kansas Governor Tosses Protections For LGBT State Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday unilaterally rescinded rules that had protected state workers from discrimination based on gender identity an...

Amanda Terkel

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because th...

Lila Shapiro

Were Thousands Of Signatures Forged On Petition To Overturn Equal Rights Ordinance?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2015 | Gay Voices

A campaign to overturn Houston's just-passed equal rights ordinance hit a roadblock last year when the city said it had found "irregularities" in a pe...

The 2014 Best and Worst Sex List

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

A lack of robust and healthy sex education is a set-up for the worst sexual issues we can imagine in society. We need to celebrate the fact that sex comes in every style, and experts agree that there's a wide range of sexual feelings and acts worthy of exploration, as long as they're consensual and don't harm anyone.

Don't Let Seoul's Mayor Buckle to Homophobia and Transphobia

Andy Marra | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

As mayor, Mr. Park halted the enactment of Seoul's Charter of Human Rights for the city's upcoming observance of Human Rights Day. Why? The Charter included a provision stating support for non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Christian Activist: Social Media Can Protect Gay Rights Better Than A Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices

During a hearing on Michigan legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals, the leader of a Christian advocacy group...

Shadee Ashtari

GOP Official: Anti-Bullying Legislation Will Teach Students 'Perverted Sex Acts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R) warned supporters in a fundraising email Thursday that the advancement of gay rights may force business...