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Graphic Novel Captures What It's Like to Be Gay in Iran: Part 4

OutRight Action International | Posted 03.01.2017 | World
OutRight Action International

One gesture, one person, one moment. This is how change happens. In this final installment of "Yousef and Farhad," we hope to reach Iranian families -- and those in other countries -- who are struggling with the sexual orientation of a loved one with an appeal for acceptance and dignity for all.

Graphic Novel Captures What It's Like to Be Gay in Iran: Part 3

OutRight Action International | Posted 02.24.2017 | World
OutRight Action International

When society's rules influence Yousef's family acceptance, it's time for him to find a new home. Daily life for LGBTIQ Iranians, as is true in other countries that criminalize homosexuality, is infinitely more complicated than the laws on the books. In spite of the challenges and risks, they find boyfriends and girlfriends -- and even the most unlikely protectors. But their journey is never easy and not every story ends happily. This is the third installment of "Yousef and Farhad."

Graphic Novel Captures What It's Like to Be Gay in Iran: Part 2

OutRight Action International | Posted 02.18.2017 | World
OutRight Action International

Rejection, loneliness and separation can make for a dangerous combination. In the second installment of the graphic novel "Yousef and Farhad" about two gay men and their struggle for acceptance in Iran, will Yousef survive? Is love possible for them?

Bold Graphic Novel Highlights the Struggle of Gay Love in Iran

OutRight Action International | Posted 02.12.2017 | World
OutRight Action International

Coming out is never easy, especially when there is a real fear of being rejected by your family, or worse, risking violence or harassment. This is the start of Yousef & Farhad's journey -- the first installment in a groundbreaking graphic novel web series created in a partnership between the LGBTIQ human rights organization OutRight Action International and the artists Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib. Though in many ways a classic love story with all of its poetry, challenges and triumphs, the relationship between two gay men in Iran is rarely a simple romance.

What I've Learned By Falling In Love With A Cook

Andy Marra | Posted 02.12.2017 | Women
Andy Marra

I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.

Gay Teens Fall In Love In Dustin Lance Black's Short Film For Coca-Cola

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

A compelling short film by Dustin Lance Black takes a look at young, queer romance and the choices teens have today in responding to those who may be ...

These Photos Show What Love Truly Looks Like (And They're Absolutely Stunning)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It almost seems like a dream but it isn't: last week the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in every single state in this fine country. To ...

This Is What #QueerLoveLooksLike (And It's Freaking Gorgeous!)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Happy Valentine's Day! Sure, mainstream culture has force-fed us a lot of bullshit about what February 14 is supposed to mean but as queer people, ...

Let's All Start Kissing In Public A LOT More!

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

A brilliant new campaign is encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples to show their affection for one another proudly and shar...

This is How Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban Will Affect Me

Peter Monn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Monn

But it sure does feel different when you ask me how I feel about 13 committee members making a decision for my life who have never even met me. It feels a little bit like a jury vote on a murder trial, and I didn't even commit a crime.

LOOK: A Heartbreaking Letter Of Love And Loss Between Two WWII Soldiers

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

A letter of love and loss between two World War II soldiers is making its rounds on the Internet, and the heartbreakingly beautiful story it paints fo...

Mastering in Love: LGBT Dating and the Journey to the Ring

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Marlin

Instead of dating to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, date to learn more about yourself and what makes you happy. Make it less about getting the ring and more about discovering what makes you want to give someone a ring. And use each relationship to hone in on what your ideal life will be like.

'The Devotion Project': The Love You Save May Be Your Own

Antony Osso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Antony Osso

What started out as one short film about a 54-year love story between two men became a series of 10-minute documentary portraits telling six diverse stories of LGBTQ love -- love that's missing from the landscape of stereotypes, comic relief and victims.

What About Love?: Why Judge Walker's Proposition 8 Ruling Is Theologically Correct

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Despite the angry protests of many anti-gay Christian groups, I believe that Judge Walker's ruling is actually rooted in a profound theological truth articulated by St. Paul in Romans 13: "the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."