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Black Folks, Let's Talk About Homophobia

Jacob Hood | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Jacob Hood

Is it really possible for such a historically marginalized group to harbor such hatred? With all the tireless social activism efforts spearheaded by the black community, it is easy to forget about this skeleton in the closet.

Here's Why I Support This Hardware Store Owner's 'No Gays Allowed' Sign

C.J. Prince | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
C.J. Prince

On Tuesday, a Tennessee retailer made headlines when he took the whole we-won't-bake-cakes-for-gay-weddings thing to the next level. In response to last week's Supreme Court marriage ruling, Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware, taped a "No Gays Allowed" sign to his storefront window.

Your Three Genders

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Alan Christianson

Even though we see the world through the filter of our own gender combination, we can at least acknowledge that other combinations exist.

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Fight For Marriage Equality Not Over On Navajo Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Alray Nelson grew up with his three sisters in a house with no running water or electricity in Beshbetoh, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Nelson, who w...

UndocuQueers: How the LGBT and Immigrant Rights Movement Progress Together

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.

'We Do!' -- Episcopalians OK Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The Episcopal Church took a giant step forward Wednesday by removing barriers for same-sex couples desiring to be married in the church.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T And Why Queers Don't Quite Have It Yet

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Marches now seem like a distant memory, replaced by fabulous and colorful processions parading through mainly business districts and streets. They are corporate sponsored, very straight-friendly and largely white.

Red, White, Black and Blue: Toward a More Truthful National Narrative

Cynthia Kane | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Kane

A fabulous sense of joy came out at Pride celebrations across the nation last week, following SCOTUS's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that individual states can't legally deny same-sex couples the right to marry.

These People Are Torn Up About Coming Out... As Anti-Gay

Ed Coffin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

In a video released the day before the landmark marriage equality decision by SCOTUS, CatholicVote.org has marriage equality opponents say something they're been "afraid" to speak out about.

This Woman's Epic Anti-Gay Video Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

Ed Coffin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

A woman by the name of Becky Wegner Rommel recently posted an epic anti-gay video to Facebook as a result of the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality.

Beyonce Celebrates Pride In Awesome Remake Of Her '7/11' Video

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

  All hail Queen Bey, Pride and marriage equality!  Beyonce celebrated LGBT pride and SCOTUS's historical ruling for same-sex marr...

Teens React to Caitlyn Jenner and Work Through What It Means to Be Transgender

Carly Steyer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Teen

"That must be so hard," ""She's so beautiful, and she's so happy," "Honestly, queen." These are a few responses from these teens in The Fine Bros n...

Still Against Gay Marriage? Read This!

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

To all my LGBT friends and Americans, this is your time. Congratulations! The bullies and bigots will kick and scream like the small minded manipulators they are, but it hasn't been enough to prevent Americans from doing the right thing.

The Struggle For The Soul Of The Church

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The story of the church and LGBT rights is also my story. I first came back to church as a gay, recovering alcoholic. The church taught me that I was beautifully and wonderfully made; and that to love myself and care for myself was a form of gratitude to my Creator. Years later, after I had been with my partner for 11 years, I was married in the Episcopal church we now attend, and It was one of the most moving events of my life.

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Immigrant Rights Protesters Arrested Near White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six LGBT immigrant rights activists were arrested Tuesday after blocking a street near the White House to protest the Obama administrati...

A Memorable Month of Pride in America

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Valerie Jarrett

Central to celebrating Pride is recognizing the work that is yet to be done. Not until every American -- whether gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender -- is treated equally under the law will we fully realize our potential as a nation.

Love Has Given Unto Love

Yagnaram Ramanuja Dasan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Yagnaram Ramanuja Dasan

Gandharva vivah is a form of marriage that was practiced by third-gender or queer individuals in antiquity. It is especially beautiful because of the prayers that transcend the patriarchal structures of traditional marriage. Love is the giver, love is the receiver.

3 Lessons the LGBT Community Has Taught Me.

swami varadan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
swami varadan

When I was twenty years old, I got a job at a gym in West Hollywood called Crunch Fitness. West Hollywood is gay central with rainbow flags hanging everywhere. I had no clue. None. Zero.

How I Finally Developed Some National Pride

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Being a Third Culture Kid -- someone who spent her developmental years outside her parents' home countries -- I never got the cultural coding that provides for a sense of nationalism or patriotism.

All for Love

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Miriam Ava

When we get to weave the energy of our spirit, which is pure love, into the fabric of our society, true freedom becomes more palpable for all.

This Is What Equality Looks Like

Henry Muñoz | Posted 06.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Henry Muñoz

My father, who organized Mexican immigrants into voting blocs and into citizens that demanded equal pay in South Texas in the 1950s and 60s, taught me that all movements begin when someone takes a single step towards justice. Under President Obama's and Vice President Biden's leadership, our steps became louder.

Family Values

Liza Long | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Liza Long

One thing I have learned from my conservative Christian friends: We shouldn't be afraid to share our values. In the end, no matter what your family looks like -- black, white, gay, straight, or some combination of all of these -- the love you share is what matters. Love wins.

Dear Progressive Philippines

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

If all people of Filipino descent were honest with ourselves, it would be safe to say that we live for contradictions. While Filipinos enjoy their hard fought independence, we also willingly submit to oppressive powers.

Can We Just Celebrate for One Minute Please?

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Pamela Madsen

There was this moment yesterday, when Facebook turned into a sea of rainbows. When the White House turned the color of Pride. When the Gay Men's Chorus sang The National Anthem in front of the Supreme Court after the ruling and people around this country cheered and cried together.

Marriage Equality: A Personal View From the Military

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

The other day was one of those truly great days. When I turned on NPR, the Attorney General of South Dakota was talking about marrying homosexual couples immediately. A wonderful end to an incredible journey.