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BREAKING: Gay Man Arrested on New York Beach For Slipped Towel

Allison Hope | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

Artist and photographer Krys Fox was enjoying his July 4th alongside many of his queers friends and beach dwellers at Riis Park in Queens, New York, a...

Oops! North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law Also Hurts Veterans

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed HB 2 into law in March, with the swish of a pen, he overturned all of the state's local ...

Republicans Kill Spending Bill Over Its LGBT Protections

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unexpectedly sunk their own $37.4 billion water and energy spending bill on Thursday because it included a provision e...

Dem Lawmakers Shout "Shame!" As GOP Scrambles To Save Anti-LGBT Provision

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpectedly dramatic scene unfolded on the House floor Thursday as lawmakers clashed over stripping language out of a bill that allo...

Fear and Loathing in Bathroom Bills

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The bill is about all public accommodations. This bill seeks to protect transgender people from discrimination in public spaces. This bill is about civil rights. Most of the opposition to the bill comes in the form of fear mongering.

Protest North Carolina’s 'Bathroom Bill' With Bathroom Graffiti

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 04.26.2016 | Comedy

It was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, "One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." And now it is I, who say unto you, "Let's write s...

Tennessee Votes for Prejudice and Discrimination

Karen L Pollock | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen L Pollock

Being unable to offer non judgmental therapy makes someone unable to offer counseling. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that a therapist who refuses to work with LGBTQ+ clients on religious grounds is not safe for anyone to work with.

Target Says Transgender People Can Use The Bathroom That Fits Their Gender Identity

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

In defiance of a recent wave of anti-transgender proposals in state legislatures across the nation, Target announced Tuesday that its transgender empl...

Everything You Need To Know About The 100+ Anti-LGBT Bills Pending In States

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been almost a year since the Supreme Court's historic ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. And in that time, there's been an ugly ...

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Paul Ryan's Hometown Bans LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

The city of Janesville, Wisconsin, approved an ordinance Monday night that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimina...

Missouri Democrats Filibuster GOP-Backed LGBT Discrimination Amendment

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - Democratic senators in Missouri were in the 20th hour of filibuster on Tuesday, trying to block a Republican-proposed amendment to the sta...

After Eli Apple, The NFL Must Kick Homophobia Out Of Football

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 03.05.2016 | Sports

The National Football League has explicitly told its teams not to ask about the sexual orientation of a player or potential player. Yet one Atlanta Fa...

HB 1008 South Dakota Anti LGBT Bill Targets K-12 Students Veto it Governor Daugaard

Mike Spradley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Mike Spradley

The passing of Bill HB1008 sends a sad and dangerous message to trans students in South Dakota. All students deserve a safe and welcoming learning environment, and having access to the restroom that matches your gender identity is mandatory.

The Lesbian Employment Gap: Why It's Still Hard to Be Queer in the Workplace

Nico Lang | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nico Lang

Queer women continue to be disadvantaged in an environment that often doesn't even let them in the door.

Washington, D.C., Police Unit Changes Name To Be More Inclusive Of LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Washington, D.C., police department is changing the name of its Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit to include the words "bisexual" and "tr...

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Trans Woman Asks: 'You Really Want Me In The Same Bathroom As Your Husband?'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One trans woman in Chicago, Illinois, is making a bold, tongue-in-cheek statement in response to Houston, Texas, voters striking down proposed legisla...

Hillary Clinton Endorses LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday came out in favor of new legislation that would provide comprehensive civi...

Here's The Next Major Fight For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples can finally get married everywhere in the country, thanks to the Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling last month. A coup...

Let's Talk About (Gay) Sex

Janson Wu | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer 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 gro...

B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer 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...