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Country Star Wynonna, Husband Cactus Moser Label Her New Album 'Vintage Modern'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Whether as half of iconic country music duo The Judds -- she and mother Naomi hit No. 1 an impressive 14 times -- or for her chart-topping solo success, Wynonna is an entertainment industry legend. Still, even a consummate professional with more than three decades in the business can get distracted.

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation With Njeri Gateru

Randal Mason | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Randal Mason

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya's LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn't hesitate to answer with the word "visibility." Ms. Gateru is one of 500 fellows taking part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. IREX is pleased to share her story.

Politics May End at the Border, But Equality Does Not Have To: Global Corporate LGBT Inclusion

Deena Fidas | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Deena Fidas

Criminalization of homosexual acts, bans on open military service recognition of married same-sex couples; no nationwide hate crimes or basic employment protections.

Why I Don't Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

LGBT Pride Month has become more about paying lip service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community than it is about addressing the real issues that affect us. It is a token gesture, implying that everyone can ignore our issues for the other 11 months of the year.

What's Next in LGBT Law

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The speed with which court cases are overturning laws and state constitutional amendments limiting marriage equality is breathtaking. All of this progress (and one potential setback) does prompt one essential question, however: What's next for the LGBT community in the legal world?

Judge Strikes Down Kentucky's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that gay couples have the right to marry in the Bluegrass State. "In Am...

Away From Home: Story of a Nigerian Gay Asylee

Priyanka Gupta | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Priyanka Gupta

Michael, who is living with HIV, fled Nigeria two years ago after being beaten up and threatened with his life by anti-gay vigilantes. He was shunned by his family and was forced to live a life of exile in the US.

Drain on My Parade: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

Andrew Miller | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Such is HRC's disdain for our community that they evidently used ringers at the New York City Pride Parade: fresh-faced 20-somethings who work for McCann, one of the largest ad agencies in the world. The largest -- and richest -- LGBT-rights group in the country could not be bothered to field a team for the largest LGBT-pride parade in the country.

LOOK: Scenes From Brooklyn's Radical Queer Pride Fantasy (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Last Friday a group of Brooklyn queers curated a radical Pride party, 'RIOT!', in response to what many decry as the corporatization and homonormatizi...

Confessions of an HRC Canvasser

Francisco J. Tirado | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Francisco J. Tirado

You're walking down the street (perhaps shopping, or on your lunch break), and up ahead you see one of those street activists with the binders. They're trying to make eye contact with you, but you've averted your gaze and pulled out your phone. "Hey! Do you have one minute for gay rights?"

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

7 Stunning Images From What May Be Muslim World's Largest LGBT Celebration

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Amid a sea of rainbow flags, tens of thousands of gay rights supporters and LGBT community members came together to promote equality at Istanbul's gay...

Little Black Gay Boys (VIDEO)

Craig Stewart | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he's preparing an executive order to ban workplace discrimination against federal employees...

Confessions of a Former Pride Grand Marshal

Fiona Dawson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Fiona Dawson

This year I had an unusual lack of desire to celebrate Pride in any way, which is a complete turnaround from the person I used to be. There was a time when I felt Pride was a mandatory birthday that must be honored. So why was I so apathetic this past weekend?

It Is Not a Question of Pride

Maurice Tracy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

"Are Black Gay Men Proud?" That is the titular question asked by Donovan Thompson's June 26 HuffPost blog post. I must admit that it caught me by surprise because I feel the answer is obvious.

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Jennifer Bendery

In Wreckage Of Supreme Court Decision, Gay Rights Groups See Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom was a blow to progressives, but leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender righ...

President Obama: Our Future, Your Legacy

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

President Obama has the opportunity to solidify his legacy by creating a clear vision for full federal LGBTQ equality. LGBTQ people in too many places in the United States live under the overwhelming weight of oppression.

WATCH: This Is How Teens React To Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

When someone uses an anti-gay slur, does it mean they're homophobic? In this video from The Fine Brothers, a group of teens weighed in on this deba...

The Dazzling Story of an Older, Gay, Caribbean Dandy

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

By writing directly in the voice of an older, gay Caribbean man, Bernardine Evaristo, who's British-Nigerian and a woman, has executed an extraordinary act of ventriloquism that crosses gender boundaries as well as racial, cultural, sexual and linguistic differences.

If You Don't Vote, You Get What You Deserve

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

It is crucial for everyone to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot... even in midterm elections like the one coming up in November. After all the ballots are counted, someone is going to win whether you take part or not.

Pride 2014: Family Legacies, Generations, and a Fully Inclusive Global Community

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Today we felt the embrace of a million people in all the diversity of the rainbow as we marched down San Francisco's Market Street and shared our wide-eyed memories of childhood conversations of Uncle Harvey (Milk) in New York and of Mom, "Little Nancy" in Maryland.

Elton John: Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment

Jesus Christ would not only approve of same-sex marriage, he'd even support gay priests tying the knot, Elton John said in an interview this week. ...

16 Moments of Pride for LGBTQ Philanthropy

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

While the work of the LGBTQ movement is far from done, Pride Month is a great opportunity for the LGBTQ community to reflect on just how far we've come in a relatively short period of time.