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How Orlando Brutally Exposed The Backlash – And Indifference – To LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Yes, there’s been an enormous outpouring from many Americans who raised millions for local LGBT groups, victims’ families and survivors of the Orl...

Groundbreaking Program Encourages College And Professional Sports Leaders to be LGBT Inclusive

Eric Lueshen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Lueshen

"The athletic community is ready for a cultural shift as many of us know or love someone who identifies as LGBT."

Author Kirk Frederick Recalls LGBTQ Marvel And 'Male Actress' Charles Pierce In Passionate New Book

Greg Archer | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

This year will be remembered for many things, maniacal political ramblings among them, however as 2016 rolls into its soul-stirring second half, we're...

Pride In Love

Rance Collins | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The LGBT community suffered one of the most heinous displays of hate our country has ever witnessed. Many would react with anger, and justifiably so. It was love, though, that swept over LA on that cool, cloudy June morning.

The Power of Place

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Theresa Pierno

There are places in America where events occurred that are so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture--and must never be forgotte...

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

Naming The Victim Is Also Important

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

The pattern of many GOP politicians muting the identity of the victims is in sharp contrast to their dogged attacks on anyone, particularly President Obama, for not mentioning the "Islamic" identity of the perpetrator.

We Are All Orlando

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

Innocent, vibrant lives were taken far too early. Bright lights of hope for a better, more loving tomorrow snuffed out in the blink of an eye and in the muzzle flash of an AR-15.

It's Hypocrisy When the Religious Right Prays for Orlando

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Save your prayers. The rhetoric and hate that the right spews on a daily basis leads to this kind of violence. It doesn't matter that this particular killer was Muslim. On the same day, a white male from Indiana headed to Pride in Los Angeles to cause the same type of carnage. Spare me that this is about Islam.

The Orlando Massacre's Latino Angle Must Not Be Erased

Tony Varona | Posted 06.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Tony Varona

To these LGBT Latinos/as, gay bars and clubs are sanctuaries of safety, understanding and fellowship with people who look and sound like us, and who live with many of the same challenges that we do.

Our Gay Agenda: Stop Being Jerks

Ace Robinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

It is past time that we shine a light on the shadows by ensuring that LGBTQ adults feel safe at work through passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Your Voice Is Not Harmless; Your Hands Are Not Clean

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

When I first heard about the mass shooting at gay night club Pulse in Orlando on Sunday morning, my reaction was one of stunned horror. I found myself...

Hillary Clinton Is the Queerest Presidential Candidate Ever

Chris Cormier | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Hillary has had a queer fan base for some time now. I admit that I wasn't always part of it.

The Long, Ugly History of Bathroom Segregation

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

North Carolina's "bathroom bill" is both a portal back to my time as a young black girl in the '60s and a reminder of my current status as a lesbian of African descent who wears ties and is sometimes mistaken for a man.

Bathroom Bills Are About Civil Rights, Not Sex Offenders

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

A voyeur may try to dress up as a woman to gain access to a woman's restroom, and they have. However, that is done with or without transgender public accommodation laws.

Rainbow Mormon Initiative

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

On June 5, 2016, a group of Mormons who are allies of their LGBT+ brothers and sisters will be launching an initiative to show their support and love by wearing rainbow ribbons to church (or wearing them on Sundays if they do not attend) and posting photos of themselves online.

Do We Still Need Pride?

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

Let's be realistic, just because laws have changed to make life for LGBT people better, that doesn't mean that homophobia, biphobia and transphobia have been wiped out.

Ambassadors for Rainbow Colors and Equality

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Lars Gert Lose

"And recently, Mr. President, you swept the White House in the rainbow colors. Being the first country on Earth to allow same-sex partnership, Denmark...

Life After the Arab Spring

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Blake Mullins

It speaks to the openness of Tunisia that there exists a gay club, yet it is tucked inside a bourgeois enclave of exclusion.

Roads To Olympia: LGBTQ Equality

Roads To Olympia | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Roads To Olympia

By Aaron Weiss The upcoming narrative feature film Roads to Olympia chronicles the stories of three young athletes in three different countries st...

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

Your Move, NCAA

Ashland Johnson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Sports
Ashland Johnson

It is unclear whether this new measure will disqualify states like North Carolina from hosting NCAA championships. But North Carolina's anti-LGBT law was clearly an impetus for the NCAA's official bidding process amendment.

March To Equality And How It Became One Of The Most Inventive Civil Rights Initiatives Of The Year

Greg Archer | Posted 12.22.2016 | Impact
Greg Archer

How did a campaign to create the largest march for equality in history gain so much momentum, so fast and actually manage to be hip and user-friendly ...

Not in My Name: 6 Reasons This Cisgendered Woman Pastor Stands for Bathroom Justice

Rev. Ashley Harness | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Ashley Harness

I've watched as people have claimed my faith as a tool of harm against my trans* and genderqueer siblings. I've watched as men claimed to protect me, while really using my safety as a pawn in political games. Not in my name -- as a Christian or as a woman.

Why Straight Men Should Care About Gay Superheroes

Bryan Pierce | Posted 05.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Bryan Pierce

With the loss of the only gay male lead in a mainstream comic book series, it leaves a hole in the social consciousness of America. If mainstream studios won't create comic books with gay leading characters, then it's up to independent authors to create them.