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We Have A Love Crisis In Our Country

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Latinos/Immigrants/Queers proclaiming pride in who they are, in who God made them to be -- dancing with their hands raised as bullets sprayed, and the pulse faded and was gone. Devastation. Desolation. Grief. At least 50 heartbeats that will never revive. Their beautiful lives now merely ammunition, wood to fuel a destructive fire of recriminations, division and hatred that will consume our nation. We have a love crisis in our country. Our heart isn't beating right. Our arteries are clogged with clots of distrust and hate. The devil smiles as tears scald, burn, and slice. Queer lives are vanquished and points are scored. We have a love crisis in this country. Love is a scarce commodity.

He Just Needs To Find His People, Then He'll Be Safe

Lori Duron | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Duron

I awoke this morning to news of the shooting in Orlando. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. My brother is not safe. My son is not safe. Even if they find their people. Because monsters can find them there, too.

The Orlando Massacre: A Reminder of the Dangers LGBT People Live With Every Day

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.25.2016 | Queer Voices

A Pride month night of celebration and fun -- the weekly Latin Night at the popular Orlando club, Pulse, focused on Latin music, performances and danc...

Lila Shapiro

Record Number of Reported LGBT Homicides So Far In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the last two years, the transgender community has seen some historic gains. A series of legal victories made it easier for transgender people to re...

Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By 'Well-Dressed' Mob In Hate Crime

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

A Philadelphia gay couple are still reeling after allegedly being attacked and beaten in what's been described as a possible hate crime last week. ...

2014 Transgender Violence Statistics Sobering Thus Far

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

As the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia approaches on May 17, it has been reported that in the first four months of 2014, 102 acts of violence against transgender people have been logged.

WATCH: Exploring The Murder Of A Gender Non-Conforming Teen

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

A new documentary is set to premiere on HBO next week that attempts to examine and unpack the complicated and tragic death of a gender non-conforming ...

Student Receives Disciplinary Letter After Reporting Homophobic Threats From Roommate

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

A University of Central Missouri freshman received a letter of discipline from school officials after he reported receiving multiple violent threats f...

WATCH: Author Makes Shocking Claims About Matthew Shepard's Murder

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

Award-winning journalist Stephen Jimenez is set to release The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard on Oct. 1. His book cla...

WATCH: Jamaican Anti-Gay Violence Gets Grisly After Man's Alleged Murder

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

In the latest instance of Jamaica's dangerously pervasive homophobic climate, a 41-year-old allegedly gay man was reportedly stabbed to death, his car...

Trans Individuals Murdered At A Rate Almost 50 Percent Higher Than Lesbians And Gays In July

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

Transgender murders in North and South America in July occurred at a rate almost 50 percent higher than that of gays and lesbians according to a new s...

'Pope Francis Apologizes to LGBT Youth at World Youth Day Event:' My Prayer for the Church

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

It is inconceivable to me that we as a church are unwilling to connect the dots between the church's teaching on homosexuality and the way it's being implemented by members of the hierarchy and the harm it is causing to our LGBT youth.

In DOMA's Shadow, Panel Highlights Other Challenges To LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days ahead of the Supreme Court's expected ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, advocates for LGBT rights gathered on Capitol Hill Fri...

Hatred, Meet Technology!

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

If Mark Carson was not safe on the streets of Greenwich Village in New York City, then none of us is safe. New York is a city that worships diversity, the "non-normal" and the different.

Equality's Brutal Backlash: The Murder of Mark Carson and the Rise in Violence Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.20.2013 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We sometimes forget that getting laws passed and getting court rulings declared is, comparatively, the easy part. The hate is still out there, however, and the haters are getting more desperate. Our worst enemies right now are complacency and the seductive message that we've "arrived."

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congresswoman: Violence Against Women Act Shouldn't Cover Same-Sex Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the vice chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, said Monday that the Violence Against Women A...

New Award for Youth Activism

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

In partnership with GLSEN, we are launching a new national Award for Youth Activism to honor the courageous young people who are doing groundbreaking and inspiring work in improving the safety and overall well-being of LGBT youth.

Boystown Violence: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Tracy Baim | Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Baim

The recent crime wave in Boystown is not easily categorized. Some are economic crimes. Some are hate crimes. And some seem caused by a class and race warfare. What is not new is our community responding to violence.

NYC Anti-Gay Violence Rises: Report

Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Following a gay pride weekend marked by hate-motivated violence, advocates in New York City plan a press conference on Wednesday morning to ...