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Carol Kuruvilla

LGBT Christians Speak Out: "Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin" Won't Cut It Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion

After a seven-year hiatus from the music world, Grammy-nominated Christian musician Jennifer Knapp in 2010 took the brave step of telling her fans tha...

10 Things I Learned From Emceeing the 20th Lavender Seniors Gala

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.14.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On Saturday November 8th I had the privilege of emceeing the 20th Lavender Seniors of the East Bay Gala at the North Oakland Senior Center. There were more than 200 folks present.

Man Who Claimed To Be 'Delivered' From Being Gay Insists Viral Testimony Is Legitimate

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

The young man who claimed to have been "delivered" from homosexuality at a Christian event in Missouri insists his viral video testimony was legitimat...

How Personal Barriers Didn't Stop These Gay Dads From Becoming A Family

Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

In today’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, we highlight a culturally-diverse, m...

The Power of a Complex Heritage

Diriye Osman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

One of the great markers of maturity is an appreciation for complexity. Although I'm of Somali descent, I did most of my growing up in Nairobi and London. As the years zipped by, the lens of my identity also zoomed out to encompass my sexuality as an out and proud gay man.

Boycott the World Cup and Demand Equality

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Organizations like FIFA and the country of Qatar take away from the true spirit of the sport through their discrimination. Discriminating over one's sexual preference is uncalled for in any and all circumstances. It's common sense that homosexuals are no better or worse than anyone else, and should be left alone to live life on their own terms.

Binyavanga Wainaina and Me

Diriye Osman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

The award-winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina is many things to many people. For some, including me, he is simply one of the most imaginative and gifted writers at work today. For others, and again I include myself in this list, he is a pan-African cultural hero.

Don Lemon Wants You To 'Let Love Define Family'

Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices

What are you waiting for? Don Lemon, host of "CNN Tonight," is featured in the first of a new three-part series of public service announcements (PS...

A Look At The Changing Faces Of Equality And Family

Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in the Huf...

The Gay Military Hero You've Probably Never Heard Of

Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Bendery

WASHINGTON -- Many people have never heard of Leonard Matlovich. I hadn't until today. But it was his tombstone that I used to jog by a couple of time...

#WeekinLGBT With @robsmithonline -- Democrats' Midterm Woes and HIV Breakthrough

Rob Smith | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

#weekinLGBT with @robsmithonline is a weekly webseries covering the news of the week from an LGBT perspective. Up this week, we tackle the Democrats' Midterm Election woes as well as an exciting new breakthrough in the fight against HIV.

Defrocked Mennonite Pastor Who Officiated Gay Son's Wedding: 'My Conscience Is Clear'

The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A retired Mennonite pastor from Pennsylvania who lost his credentials after officiating at his gay son's wedding says he hopes...

Student Punched In The Face For Kissing His Boyfriend Gets The Last Word

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Late last week, a stranger punched Cole Ledford in the face for kissing his boyfriend on the sidewalk. But the Ohio State University junior has a mess...

Wait for Me Until I Welcome: Further Reflections From an Orthodox Rabbi to His Gay Children

Avi Orlow | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Avi Orlow

If we think our tradition demands we risk our children's lives by not accepting them, like Avraham, maybe we are misreading our tradition. God does not need our defense, and God will most certainly be there when we get back. All our children are angels who are just waiting to be welcomed into the tent.

HIV Testing Kits... From A Bathhouse Vending Machine?

Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Riley, 21, From Philadelphia

Diana Scholl | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawyer Lambastes Anti-Gay Marriage Ruling As 'Fundamentally Misguided'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A federal appeals court ruling in favor of anti-gay marriage laws in four states stunned members of the LGBT community and left hundreds of...

Doing Well in Business by Doing Good

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

As we consider strategies nationwide to expand affirmative health care to all, we should not shy away from making the case that competent care is not just about doing good. It is also about doing good business.

Magazine Names Vladimir Putin 'Person of the Year'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.07.2014 | Media

The Advocate has named Russian president Vladimir Putin its "Person of the Year." "Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gay...

This Single Gay Dad Shares His Family's Beautiful Story

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huffing...

Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out In A Tweet

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs apparently came out of the closet in a single, sunny tweet on Thursday. I proudly announce I'am gay......

Proposition Love Jewelry Designers Talk Subsidizing LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Sam Street and Jonathan Tack about their exquisite jewelry line, Proposition Love Jewelry, which donates 10 to 20 percent of proceeds to LGBT-related causes.

Teachers: Time to Ban Derogatory Language in Your Classroom

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
Dr. Carmen Cruz

October was National Bullying Prevention Month, an annual campaign started in 2006 to illuminate the problem in schools and enhance prevention efforts. However, we still have a ways to go in zero tolerance in schools for bullying.

Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival Moves Downtown This Weekend

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Palm Springs is already huge on the global gaydar screen, but in this journalist's opinion, it's reputation as one of the best cities for LGBTQ residents and tourists alike is about to go through the stratosphere as a dramatic change comes to the Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration.

10 Things I Learned From Having Brunch With Billie Jean King at the 2014 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I attended the 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. There were more than 3,000 attendees from 30 different countries. Billie Jean King spoke at the brunch plenary on election day, Nov. 4. Here are 10 things I learned about Billie Jean King.