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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.

Marriage Equality: Racism on the Side

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

My heart is filled with joy. My heart is filled with pain. My heart is filled with purpose. My heart is filled with hope.

Rehoboth Beach: The LGBT Summer Playground

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Ever since Memorial Day, crowds have been coming to the beach and enjoying all Rehoboth has to offer. The one-mile boardwalk and white sandy beaches are ready and waiting.

The Court Didn't Give Us the Right to Marry

Andy Thayer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

One of the many hidden stories of how we got to today involves how some Dems got "turned" on the issue. It wasn't through polite lobbying. Or reasoned argument. It was power politics.

Religious Liberty

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Those who have fought same-gender marriage now express fears that they will be called upon to do things their consciences will not permit and are clamoring for "religious liberty." I can't help but smile at their naïveté.

Look Inside Some Of The Last Remaining All-Female Communes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts

Donning face paint and feathers and furs, the subjects occupy a territory outside of past and present, capturing the sweeping history of the feminist movement.

Meet The Evangelicals Who Cheered The SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion

After the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage last week, the heavyweights of evangelical Christianity -- like Franklin Graham, the pr...

A Pastoral Word to My Conservative Friends After the SCOTUS Decision on Marriage

Derek Penwell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

It's hard for people who've actually experienced persecution to take seriously the cries of persecution from folks who've been riding at the front of the bus for so long.

The Sanctity of (Gay) Marriage

Brandon Wallace | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

Don't get me wrong, if you feel like your current partner is "The One," and you've already been together for a long time, then by all means, slap a ring on that finger and go get hitched. But, I urge all of you LGBT couples, don't get married just because they can

Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.

An Evangelical Minister Explains Marriage To Rick Santorum, Dr. Moore And Mike Huckabee

Adam Phillips | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

When it comes to marriage equality in the United States, the church too often has been on the wrong side of history.

3 Questions With America's First Diplomat for Global LGBT Rights

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
The GroundTruth Project

Berry, who is openly gay, is the first to occupy this newly created position, which he began in April. Berry began his Foreign Service career in 1993. He has held positions in several countries where public opinion is unfavorable toward homosexuality, including Egypt, Bangladesh and Uganda.

You Can Put Your Rings on It, but Haters Gonna Hate

Michael Solis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

Wedding bells will chime, brides will kiss brides, grooms will kiss grooms, rainbows will light the skies of all fifty states, and all will live happily ever after. If it could only be so easy.

Celebrating Marriage Equality

The New York Public Library | Posted 06.29.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

As a librarian at The New York Public Library, I always see my role as pulling things from our archives that challenge ideas of a past that we have inherited, materials that can open political and personal imaginations. The Library's collections of LGBT history never fail to surprise and enlighten me.

6 Tips For A Successful Medical Appointment For LGBT People

Posted 06.29.2015 | 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...

Four LGBT Issues To Focus On Now That We Have Marriage Equality

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Same-sex marriage is a huge victory, but LGBT Americans still face high rates of violence, discrimination and poverty...

Marriage Equality V. Religious Freedom: Ready, Set, Go!

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Knapp

Marriage Equality is now the law of the land. Finally, each marriage in this country will be protected and afforded the equal opportunities, rights and benefits they deserve.

Come abbiamo conquistato il matrimonio: dieci lezioni apprese

Marc Solomon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Italy
Marc Solomon

Lezione numero 8. La priorità più importante per la stragrande maggioranza dei funzionari pubblici è quella di restare funzionari pubblici. Ciò significa che se un funzionario pubblico si convince che sostenendo la tua causa finirà per perdere la propria poltrona, voi finirete per perdere. Quindi dovrete essere implacabili nel vostro impegno in ambito elettorale.

Photographer's Response To Homophobic Client Shows Why #LoveWins

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

A photographer in Florida says he lost a client after he showed his support online for marriage equality. His response to the situation has won him le...

After 54 Years Together, Couple Finally Says 'I Do' In Texas

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

They waited over half a century to say "I do." On Friday, Jack Evans, 85, and George Harris, 82, became the first same-sex couple to wed in Dallas...