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Hillary Clinton Endorses LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Here's The Next Major Fight For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Let's Talk About (Gay) Sex

Janson Wu | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

One of the fundamental reasons why people are prejudiced against gay people is because they are uncomfortable with the idea of two people of the same sex having sex. Psychological studies have shown for decades that we as a society are deeply uncomfortable, and at times disgusted, by same-sex sexuality, and in particular gay male sexuality.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Barred By Existing Law, Federal Commission Rules

BuzzFeed | Marina Fang | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a...

B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic Vote has created a video, "Not Alone," in opposition to last week's Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry. On their website, they tell us that the video is about "6 courageous young people" who want to "tell the world" that they are not afraid to express their views against same-sex marriage. This video is offensive. Here's why.

Ugandan Priest: LGBT People Are Fleeing The Country To Escape Violence

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) A growing number of LGBT Ugandans are fleeing to neighboring Kenya to escape violence and persecution, a Ugandan Catholic priest ...

Mike Huckabee Belittled Transgender People In February Speech

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) belittled efforts to make public facilities more accessible to transgender individuals in a speech earlier this...

Marina Fang

Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse To Serve Gay Weddings | Marina Fang | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that Christian business owners should not have to provide services for gay weddings if it goes ...

Obama: Regardless Of Who They Love, All People Deserve To Live Free Of Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said that LGBT rights "are human rights" in a statement released Saturday to commemorate the International Day Against Homophob...

Michigan Bill Aims To Wipe Out Local LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

The Michigan House of Representatives is considering a bill that would bar local governments from enacting worker protections that are stronger than s...

Tyler Kingkade

Education Department Reminds Schools They Can't Ignore LGBT Harassment | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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...