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Even Norman Rockwell's Depiction of America Evolved With Changing Times

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Rockwell once gave us an idealized America, but he went on to provide illustrations of the difficult aspects of our nation, as well: racial conflict, civil rights, violence, poverty. Rockwell's America was complex and rich in its diversity. Kim Davis' America is an illusion.

WATCH: Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License In Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices

On June 26, the Supreme Court made the landmark decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide. At the time, the court said it was granting same-sex cou...

A Thank You Note to Straight People

Brent Almond | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

A recent article in the Washington Post repeatedly downplays the significance of 26 million Facebook users changing their profile photos to the colors of the rainbow flag. I disagree. The victory of same-sex marriage can (and should) be shared by the entire country.

Rainbow Fashion Week: Queer Style With a Social Responsibility Message

Anita Dolce Vita | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Anita Dolce Vita

Rainbow Fashion Week recently returned to NYC, kicking off Manhattan's Pride events with eight days of queer style. RFW founder, E. Jaguar Beckford (aka Jag), was intentional about producing a style event that was inclusive and representative of the LGBTQ community's values.

Tough Love (a Sermon on 1 John 4:7-12)

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

There's a big difference between loving people as they are and accepting their lifestyle as approved by the God of Scripture. To love someone is to want God's best for them, even at the risk of your relationship suffering damage.

The Bias Behind Orthodox Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

Ayalon Eliach | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Ayalon Eliach

Tradition does not demand vocally opposing the Supreme Court's decision because it in no way impacts Orthodox religious marriage. Cloaking such bias in religious garb does not make it any less problematic.

Marriage Equality: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Richard Fowler | Posted 07.08.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

We are the generation that can and will change our nation for the better -- we saw it two weeks ago -- but we need to take that momentum and redouble our efforts to not only the fight for LGBTQ equality, but also for racial and gender equality.

Selling Souls for the Price of a Paper

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The print media's comfort with perpetuating the false, mutually exclusive dichotomy of LGBT and Christian is distinctly not journalism. Making choices that sell newspapers, but at the cost of human dignity, are not journalistic choices. It is the disgusting devaluation of human beings for the price of a paper.

What Does It Mean To Be #Free2Love?

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

HIV Equal Online presents #Free2Love, a new video about being empowered to love who you want through the use of Truvada.

A Look At How We Care For LGBT Adults

Posted 07.07.2015 | 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...

Watch This Texas Couple Get A Marriage License From The County Clerk Who Denied Them

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices

 A Texas couple is rejoicing after getting a marriage license from the same county clerk's office that tried to deny them their legal r...

Defending My Son Who Wears Skirts While Fighting Victim Blaming And Sexism

Lee Lee | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

My son isn't hurting anyone. For whatever reason, he is choosing to wear frills and frocks on occasion. Yet the assumption is that he will be teased for dressing "like a girl," and that action should be taken to prevent this from happening.

If We're All About Political Correctness, Why Do We Keep Saying 'Transgendered'?

Casey Hoke | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Casey Hoke

Do you want to be politically correct, up to date, and inoffensive? Here's what you can do: use the term "transgender," not "transgendered."

So Gay Marriage Biblically Offends You? Then You Should Read This...

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Whitney Kay Bacon

As a Christian I wholeheartedly believe that God does not make mistakes and he would not have accidentally made millions of people (and animals) gay by chance. We are all who we are for a reason and no one should ever make you feel bad for that.

Michael Musto: LGBT People Can Be The 'Biggest Homophobes Of All'

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Journalist Michael Musto has a few predictions for what's in store for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. He explored his th...

Stop in the Shame of Love

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Darryl's self-serving relationship with math should have been the first sign of trouble. After all, his snow white comb-over and liver-spotted hands belied the age he claimed in his online dating profile.

Where Are the Faces of Black LGBT MP in British Parliament?

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Adebisi Alimi

The United Kingdom general election dealt the Labour party a big defeat at the polls, but it also broke many important records, including the election of 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer Members of Parliament (MPs).

Dignity Declared, Yet Still Denied

Janson Wu | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

The reality is that while dignity may now be declared by the highest court in our land, it is still denied for too many.

An LGBTQIA+ Woman's Response to the Conservative Christian Marriage Equality Panic

Ember Blizzard | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Ember Blizzard

Since the institution of marriage has been around far longer than Christianity, I feel the first and most obvious point to note here is that marriage does not belong to Christianity.

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights: Can We All Get Along?

Cody Cain | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Even if some people are gay, and even if some of these gay people are married, we can still all get along. The framework is already in place under the principles of freedom of religion in our own Constitution.

Music Will Set Us Free

Reuben M. Reynolds III | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Reuben M. Reynolds III

By sharing stories of our lives through music, particularly in places such as Ein Gedi, Jerusalem and Istanbul -- where it is relatively unusual to see artistic expressions of the LGBT experience -- we are planting seeds of change, not only in our audience but in ourselves.

Married Once (or Twice) And For All

Lesléa Newman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Lesléa Newman

Our ceremony looked like a wedding. It sounded like a wedding. It felt like a wedding. And it was... and wasn't. Despite having to check "single" on our tax returns and lie when one of us was in the hospital ("she's my sister"), we knew who we were: a married couple deserving legal rights.

My Gay Pride Glow Segues to Fireworks of Freedom

Julie Tarney | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

All of the emotions felt and seen at the Pride Parade are still with me. Here are a few of the moments I'll never forget.

Hillary Clinton Offers Absolutely Beautiful Response To Gay Kid Scared About His Future

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

  Hillary Clinton had an incredible response for a gay child who expressed fears about what his future might hold.  A photo of a sad-lo...

10 Social Justice Reasons to Care About Women's Soccer

Daniel Kort | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Daniel Kort

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.