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WATCH: Does Opposing Gay Marriage Make You Anti-Gay?

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

Things came to a head today on HuffPost Live when HuffPost Gay Voices Editor Noah Michelson sat down with writer Brandon Ambrosino for a face-to-face ...

HuffPost Gay Voices Grabs A Big Honor!

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

MISTER, the popular gay dating and social networking app, announced the winners of their annual "I Am MISTER Awards" today -- and HuffPost Gay Voices ...

The Top 2013 LGBT Stories from the Americas

Javier Corrales | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Javier Corrales

This is our pick for the top LGBT stories -- both positive and negative -- from the Americas in 2013. Separating the two lists should not give the impression that nothing good ever comes out of adversity.

Top 10 LGBT Wins for New York in 2013

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

2013 was a huge year for LGBT equality and justice and we're proud of the Pride Agenda's role in helping to share a more equitable New York and United States.

Celebrating Christmas With A Family Formed Through Fost-Adoption

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Family Fridays installment features Cook-Troynel family, where Christmas is eagerly anticipate...

A Look At 2 Stars Besides Phil Robertson Who Faced Backlash For Anti-Gay Comments

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

When "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's anti-gay views became national news this week because of his GQ profile, the consequences were immediate: A&...

Westboro Baptists Are Proud Of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson

Posted 12.20.2013 | Religion

A&E sparked controversy when the network suspended Phil Robertson from the hit show 'Duck Dynasty' after GQ published an interview with his condemnati...

A Mormon, a Lesbian and Baby Jesus

Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick

Many women facing abortion don't see a choice. They see abortion as their only real option. They don't see the possibility of a real life for their children; so why would they bring them into the world?

Why A&E's Suspension of Phil Robertson Is Something Christians (and All Americans) Should Support

Lori Sanders | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Lori Sanders

While we each bemoan or celebrate A&E's decision, let's pause for a moment and celebrate the fact that we live in a society where we can do that. Let's exercise our First Amendment right and use our speech and our dollars to say what we think.

HRC Makes HUGE Contribution To Russia's LGBT Community

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

The Human Rights Campaign made a huge announcement today about their involvement in aiding members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT...

An Open Letter to Photo Card Companies: LGBT Families Celebrate Christmas, Too

Brent Almond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

As I turned page after page after page, I found myself growing disheartened, searching in vain for a photo of a two-dad or two-mom family. With all of the great strides the LGBT community have made this last year, my hopes had been raised.

Remembering Sex Workers Who Were Murdered In 2013 And Fighting To Make Sex Work Safe

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

On Dec. 17, individuals around the world came together to remember and honor the lives of those in the sex work industry who have lost their lives to ...

To Healthy and Happy Holidays

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

The Affordable Care Act's impact on LGBT Americans is worth attention. For the first time, we can all access affordable health insurance options without discrimination. But, let's be honest, enrollment isn't going viral. Out2Enroll and I took a risk to try and challenge that.

MAJOR Gay Event To Happen At This Year's Rose Parade

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

At this year's Rose Parade, attendees can expect to enjoy the usual array of flowers, floats and marching bands, as well as an unexpected surprise to ...

India's Supreme Court Re-Criminalizes Gay Sex

Prerna Lal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Prerna Lal

Overturning a High Court decision, the Indian Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code 377, an archaic and barbaric law that criminalizes "homosexual" acts, rendering almost 20 percent of the global LGBT population illegal.

Marriage Licenses for Everyone

Paul Harris | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Harris

It's now my one-year anniversary of my marriage to my husband and of marriage winning at the ballot box for the first time. In the time that's passed, I've seen how much difference marriage makes -- and how much more work needs to be done, especially in Oregon, the state right next door to mine.

In Latin America, Chile is 'Making it Better' for LGBTQ Youth

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 02.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Maru Gonzalez

The situation in Chile with regard to LGBTQ youth presents somewhat of a paradox: it has the highest rate of bullying and youth suicide in Latin America yet is one of the only countries taking action to achieve broad-based, systemic social change.

Airline Comes Under Fire For Alleged 'H8GAYS' Confirmation Code

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

A Delta Air Lines customer flying from Pensacola, Fla. to Albany, N.Y. says he was shocked earlier this month to find that the confirmation code on hi...

Cold Weather, Funding Cuts Lead Pittsburgh's LGBTQ Community Center to Launch Emergency Appeal

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

The impact of poverty and homelessness in the LGBTQ community is profound and often misunderstood.

How Indifference Is (One) Sign of LGBT Progress

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

The question has been raised: is the point of the gay rights movement to make us accepted as normal, or to get the larger society to accept what makes us special?

Here's How You Can Support Gay Marriage This Holiday Season

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

Leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization GLAAD is spearheading a new holiday initiative to put pressure on states t...

The Agony of Daycare Drop-off

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Gilbert

She found the bike, looked delighted for a split second, petted the seat a few times and then started to cry. Having a big girl bike meant that she now had all the trappings of a grown-up girl -- underpants, a regular cup and a bike with just two wheels. The signs were all there.

Christianism at Its Worst: Faux Christianity Revealed

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Stephanie Mott

If there were as many Christians in this world as there are people who call themselves Christian, it would be a different world, indeed. But the world is filled with rich men trying to drag their affluence through the eyes of needles, and innocent children dying of starvation.

LOOK: Photo Book Asks You To 'Never Judge A Butch By Her Cover'

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

As the queer community continues to push boundaries outside of narrow definitions of what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)...

When Love Prevails: Latino Families at the Center of Immigrant and LGBT Rights

Dave Montez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dave Montez

GLAAD is among a number of LGBT organizations that stand with the immigrant rights community as part of a broad coalition that is fighting to ensure comprehensive reform and a path to citizenship.