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Texas, 10 Other States Sue Obama Admin Over Trans Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and officials in 10 additional states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration after it told school...

The University of North Carolina Flagrantly Violates Federal Law Affirming Transgender Rights

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Neal

Whether out of fear, an abundance of caution or self-interest the fact remains that their schools are violating the legal rights of transgender people.

Being a Queer Femme of Color Magic-Maker

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Sofia Rose Smith

The truth is, I don't fit. And maybe neither do you. Maybe you keep tweezers in your car to pluck the hairs from your chin. Maybe you have no idea how to do this thing called life. Maybe you make it up as you go.

North Carolina's GOP Senator Says State's Anti-LGBT Law Goes 'Too Far'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Tuesday that Republican lawmakers in his state went too far when they passed a sweeping anti-LGBT law th...

Tiger Princess: A Transgender Girl's Space Opera

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

For any child, living inside imaginary lands offers an escape, a place to pass the time. For a transgender girl struggling with questions of identity, the ability to imagine a place where people see her for who she is, treat her as a girl, and loves her as a daughter becomes essential for her survival.

A Snapshot of Contemporary Israel: 'Oriented'

Khader Abu-Seif | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Khader Abu-Seif

While the privileged gays in developed countries fight for surrogates and marriage, as a gay Palestinian living inside of Israel, we're still fighting for the acknowledgement of our nationality, our sexuality and the legitimate right to be called Palestinians while still holding Israeli citizenship.

Where the 'L' Are the Women?

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

Attend any major LGBTQ political rally or hearing where issues affecting the rights of the entire LGBTQ community are debated and decided, for example, and you will find most of its leaders are male. This therefore begs the question, 'Where are the women?'

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.

School Says It Can Kick Students Out For Supporting Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices

A private Christian high school is defending a policy that allows it to deny admission to or expel students who live with lesbian, gay, bisexual or tr...

Los Angeles Furious Over Youth Obsessed "Pride" Week

Martin Luz | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Martin Luz

So not only are mature people invisible, we are also irrelevant. And to Mr. Classen, our absence is a victory for the community.

The Child I Love

Jon Ralston | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Ralston

When she got to high school, she was bullied during her freshman year. High school girls are the worst. They whispered she was a lesbian, and I figured they were right. I didn't care. She was my Maddy. That's all that mattered.

The Internet Wants Captain America To Get A Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices

First Elsa, now Captain America. On the heels of an Internet campaign to get "Frozen's" Queen Elsa a girlfriend in the upcoming sequel, there is a ne...

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.

Unsung Black LGBTQ 'Legends' Land in SoHo for New Leslie-Lohman Exhibition

Christopher Delatorre | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Delatorre

"The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it....

My Big Fat Greek Queer Wedding Wish

Georgia Kolias | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Georgia Kolias

The heterosexual marriage assumption in Greek culture can be suffocating, especially if you grow up realizing that you are Greek and queer.

Diversity Is the Best Gift I Can Give My Daughter

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

I hid who I was for the greater part of my adolescence, and it wounded my soul. I'm a parent now. We are living in different times, and after having gone through it, I make it a point to let my daughter know she can be herself and will not be judged for it.

Idina Menzel Responds To Petition To Get 'Frozen's' Elsa A Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

Idina Menzel is on the side of thousands of "Frozen" fans who want Queen Elsa to get a girlfriend in the much-anticipated sequel of the hit Disney mov...

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

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Remembering Daniel Berrigan, a Forgotten AIDS Hero

Carl Siciliano | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

Dan responded to the suffering and ostracism of people with AIDS with loving kindness, compassion and friendship. A friendship in which there was no place for the pharisaical moral judgement of so many church leaders.

This Was a Bad Week for the GOP

Jack Cahn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Jack Cahn

Next is abortion, and this is a real doozy. This week, the GOP-led Oklahoma legislature literally banned abortion. Now this is interesting from the millennial perspective, because millennials have been called the most pro-life generation in America.

The Rise of Malaysian Religious Tyranny

Tahir Rawther | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Tahir Rawther

Malaysia is slowly embracing religious totalitarianism that soon would engulf not just the political, public dimension but also controls on how people...

As Pride Begins, Some Wonder What It Has Become

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.20.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Photo Kenneth Pearson I've always struggled with Gay Pride events, from my very first in the 1980s to present. In the '80s, the age of AIDS, they ha...

AIDS Walk New York: More Critical Than Ever

Kelsey Louie | Posted 05.20.2016 | New York
Kelsey Louie

This year, AIDS Walk New York also served as an important reminder. We were reminded of the incredible, supportive community we have today. In the earliest, darkest days of the epidemic, AIDS was a death sentence. Our elected officials wouldn't even utter the word.

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...