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Pentagon Adds 'Sexual Orientation' To Military's Anti-Discrimination Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday that the Pentagon has added "sexual orientation" as a protected class under its Milita...

Why Tony Campolo 'Came Out' for Marriage Equality

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Campolo explains why it's taken him this long to go public with this position. For one, he has spent so many years trying to strengthen healthy discourse between the two often disparate groups. 

What You're Really Doing When You Misgender Caitlyn Jenner

Megan Lasher | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Megan Lasher

Caitlyn Jenner is the tip of the iceberg. Insulting Jenner and refusing to accept her identity is insulting every trans person who came before her and who stands beside her.

So Let Me Get This Straight...

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Franklin Graham took to Facebook to announce he is moving his accounts to another bank to protest the Wells Fargo commercial featuring a lesbian couple. He is boycotting Tiffany's because they are selling wedding rings to gay couples. So is it safe to assume that he will be moving his Facebook and Twitter and Google and YouTube accounts to other media? Friendster, maybe?

Franklin Graham Moves Money Out of Wells Fargo Because Of 'Moral Decay'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion

Franklin Graham is calling on Christians everywhere to boycott LGBT-friendly companies after Wells Fargo bank released an ad that clashed with his per...

The Complicated Politics Of The Word 'Lesbian'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.08.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In an era of sweeping progress for gay rights both nationally and internationally, the LGBT community is becoming more free and, therefore, more openl...

For LGBT Pride Month, GMHC's Relaunched AIDS Buddy Program Reminds Us of Our Heroic Legacy of Love in Action

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Comfortable in his various identities -- black man, mental health care provider, father--it took Washington some time to become comfortable revealing other aspects of himself: gay, HIV-positive.

Why I Hate the TSA (But Not All the Agents)

Tristan Higgins | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I am a law-abiding American. As a rule follower, I know I have nothing to fear, but still private rooms in airports have always scared me. They seem like places -- at least in the movies -- where you go in, bad things happen to you, and you stay a long time without any family or counsel.

If You Love the Duggars But Not Caitlyn Jenner, What Credit Is That to You?

Zack Hunt | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

We're quick to love like Jesus when the people who need that love are already one of us, but when the people who need loving are people we don't like, people we're afraid of, or people whose lives we "don't agree with," we quickly and unapologetically exchange that love for wrath.

Unzipped Episode 5: What Scares You About HIV?

Tyler Curry | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

In this fifth episode of Unzipped, the guys talk about what scares them the most about HIV and what they do to protect themselves.

God Loves Caitlyn Jenner

Chris Boeskool | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Chris Boeskool

Life is about learning the lesson of who you are and who the people around you are... But ultimately how you answer those questions depends on who you believe God to be. If you believe God to be the Great Judger, that has an effect on how you treat other people. And yourself. But when you start to see God as the Great Lover, the world changes.

Jennifer Bendery

Hillary Clinton Heading To D.C. For LGBT Fundraiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday night for a fundraiser hosted by and attended by predominantly lesbian supporters...

My Son Died of AIDS 2 Years Ago: I'm Riding 545 Miles So Others Won't

Jim Key | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Key

David Flanagan won't ever forget the HIV/AIDS-related death of his son Josh, complete with bedsores, a collapsed lung, and health care workers who seemed to know little about how to treat him.

New Study Finds Risks For Bisexual Men

Posted 06.08.2015 | 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...

A Love Letter to LGBT Progress

Kent Reiersgaard | Posted 06.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Kent Reiersgaard

I doubt the people who took a stand on a hot summer evening at the Stonewall Inn knew their acts of defiance would usher in a new era of LGBT rights. Oh how I wish we could go back to that day in 1969 to tell all those people what was ahead.

A Trans Response To Christian Conservatives Uncomfortable With Caitlyn Jenner

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Today, post-Jenner, with the surrender of many religious conservatives on the impending "redefinition of marriage," they can no longer afford to treat trans persons as afterthoughts. We must be attacked head-on theologically. That, however, is proving to be rather difficult.

This Photo Series Powerfully Denounces The Pain Caused By Prejudice In Small Towns In Brazil

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 06.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Being gay in a country town in Brazil can be an oppressive experience -- an oppression of feeling, relating and being. In places far from the...

Gay, Straight, or Lesbian - Is It Really A Choice?

LGBT News | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
LGBT News

It is in the literary world, and an important one. There is an ongoing dilemma in the writing world--Should writers write what they feel passionate about or write for the masses? Since first considering crossing genres from contemporary romance into LGBT romance, I learned that this question is driven by much more than sales.

Bravery Is Not a Contest

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This week Caitlin Jenner's picture appeared on the front cover of Vanity Fair. Immediately people online began to juxtapose her photo next to photos of veterans and first responders, saying that "real bravery" looked like the latter, and that Caitlin was not brave.

Snoop Dogg, Mike Huckabee and Timbaland -- Stop Hating on Caitlyn Jenner, Now!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

Snoop, Timbaland and Drake Bell, I'm surprised by your insensitivity to Caitlyn Jenner. But Connor Cruise and Mike Huckabee, your ignorance about transgender people is majorly dismaying.

Levi Chambers Talks New LGBT Millennial Site and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

June marks the beginning of LGBT Pride celebrations throughout the country and this week I talked with Levi Chambers Editor in Chief of Pride.com.

The True Story Of How This Gay Couple Created Their Beautiful Family

Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Today, we introduce Eric, Jason and their son Justin in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits To Married Gay Couples And Their Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate quietly rejected legislation Thursday that would have extended certain veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples and the...

How Ireland Embraced Marriage Equality

Kristi Lowe | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Kristi Lowe

This would be an historic moment for any country, but it is even more so for this bastion of conservative Catholicism. So how did Ireland, one of the last Western democracies to decriminalize homosexuality, become the first country to embrace marriage equality by popular vote? Five factors shaped the outcome.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Art Exhibition and Non-profit Organization Look at LGBT Issues Beyond Marriage Equality

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Critics of the marriage equality campaign -- by far the most high-profile agenda item in the movement -- argue that it has overshadowed other relevant issues such as homelessness. Aiming to literally put a face on this topic in the hopes of raising awareness is the permanent exhibition Untitled.