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The Latest Assault on the Affordable Care Act: An HIV-Positive, 34-Year-Old Man's Perspective

Jeremy Markman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Markman

I would not be here today if it wasn't for the free, quality health care I was given in the form of Medicaid. I support the ACA and I advocate for a single payer national health insurance system. This is what we all need in order to be a society in which our ideals are realized rather than sold off. We can't go backwards, there's just too much at stake.

Gabriel Arana

Gov. Mike Pence Invokes Selma In Defending Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.31.2015 | Media

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) went on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning to defend the “religious liberty” bill he recently signed, which critic...

Igor Bobic

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Rise To Defend Indiana Law That Many See As Anti-Gay

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls are lining up in defense of Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law, which critics warn w...

Gabriel Arana

Fox Host Debunks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's Main Talking Point On Anti-LGBT Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.31.2015 | Media

Even Fox News is backing away from Indiana’s anti-LGBT law. Fox anchor Bret Baier told “Happening Now” host Eric Shawn that the Indiana law is f...

Barney Frank: The Man, The Myth, The Legend... and Why He's Voting Hillary

Sarah Toce | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Having been at the forefront of American politics for over five decades, there's little that still surprises Frank... except the Tea Party.

Open Letter to the Youth of Indiana

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

As a depressed and isolated queer young person, I never thought I would one day have a husband, be living in the gayest city in the world, and be writing a letter like this to people like you.

Religious Freedom Restoration Acts Restore Bigotry and Repression

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We must, thus, restore Indiana and other states contemplating similar legislation to a path of understanding and support for people different from ourselves. We must work to rescind Indian's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act."

What You Need to Know About Indiana's RFRA

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The bill's supporters clearly meant to target LGBT people, and it didn't help that Governor Pence's surrounded himself with anti-LGBT activists when he signed the bill.

Real Religious Leaders Must Stand Up for Real Freedom

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Al Sharpton

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, is one of the most biased pieces of state legislation we've seen in our modern era. The fact that it is cloaked in the name of religious freedom is particularly offensive to me as a member of the clergy who has been engaged in ministry and social justice work my entire life.

The (Genderqueer) Kid I Never Expected

Julie Tarney | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Julie Tarney

When Harry told me at age 2 that "inside" his head he was a girl, I have to admit it was an unexpected moment. And it took me awhile to realize that the awareness he'd had of his outer world as an infant applied also to his inner self as a toddler and growing boy.

No Vacancy

David Gorshein | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
David Gorshein

Years ago, in a post on HuffPo Gay Voices, I lamented the championing of gay marriage fatigue as part and parcel of the mobilization of "same sex marriage." While we are all exhausted, there is still no rest for the weary. As the Eagles sang, "We are all just prisoners here of our own device."

Christian Paranoia Makes for Awful Legislation

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Christians across the country are paranoid. In their minds, there is an unmitigated war on Christianity, where Christians are becoming the most ostrac...

Don't Enshrine Inequality in Indiana -- Repeal SB101

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

SB 101 is based on hate; no matter how Governor Pence tries to sell it, he is teaching discrimination, he is enshrining inequality into Indiana law, and he is justifying segregation under a false flag in which liberty would have no part.

Let Your Yes Be Yes

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Maybe Governor Pence missed it in Sunday School, but Jesus -- who said absolutely nothing about LGBT people anywhere ever -- actually had an opinion on answering yes or no questions. It's in Matthew 5:37 and it's really very simple. Jesus said, "Let your yes be yes and your no be no."

'Looking' for More

Oscar G. Lopez | Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Oscar G. Lopez

I liked the show because it finally presented a world I could relate to. It was refreshing to see a show that dealt with the issues that concern me and my community: being gay in America, dealing with questions of monogamy and infidelity, Grindr, Truvada, drugs, orgies, cruising.

Here's Some Good LGBT News About Indiana

Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

Angie's List Halts Expansion Over Indiana Law Seen Targeting Gays

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb March 28 (Reuters) - The company behind the Angie's List business-rating website on Saturday put on hold a planned ex...

Fierce Backlash Mounts Over Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

A new "religious freedom" law in Indiana touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country Friday, after opponents warned that it could lead to ...

What's It Like to Be Deaf and Gay? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

What's it like to navigate the gay world when you're deaf? Richard Mesich shares his story, beginning with his coming-out experience.

Religious Liberty vs. LGBT Rights: How the Church Is Missing the Point, Ignoring the Gospel, and Losing a Generation

Rod Snyder | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion
Rod Snyder

Earlier today a bill was signed into law in Indiana that will allow business owners to deny services to LGBT people based on religious objections. This comes on the heels of legislation enacted in Arkansas last month that prohibits local communities from implementing non-discrimination policies for LGBT people.

Mentors: We Need You More Than Ever in the LGBT Movement

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

If togetherness is the key to unlocking the potential of our ever more equal and empowered community, how do we connect? By mentoring one another.

Here Is The Beautiful Story Of One Lesbian's Journey From The Pentecostal Church To Motherhood

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series tells the true story of one woman’s jo...

The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion

The last time these two women walked down the aisle together, they said, “I do.” This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and...

Hollywood Speaks Out Against Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.27.2015 | Media

A chorus of voices from Hollywood has denounced Indiana’s newly passed anti-LGBT law, which would make businesses and individuals immune from lawsui...

A Christian Oligarchy to Call Our Own

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The disparity in power between a corporation and its employees is huge, and only widening. Now imagine they have both the ability to enforce their religious beliefs on its employees and control the government.