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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...

The World Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Legalization of Gay Marriage

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

While supporters celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision that deemed marriage between people of the same sex to be constitutionally protected nationwide, many outside the U.S. or with a global view cautioned that the struggle for LGBT rights did not end with the right to marry, or within America's borders.

PHOTOS: What Love Looks Like to This Lesbian

Allison Hope | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Love is meeting her for the first time and feeling like you've known her forever. Love is laughing at something only you both understand.

Neon Trees Front Man Shows Pride for the LGBT Community

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

"I'm still searching for my people sometimes, but I just think be honest with yourself, because I wasted a lot of time not being honest."

We Stand Proud With President Obama

Stuart Symington | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Stuart Symington

Today is a historic day for the LGBT community. Thanks to the Supreme Court's decision this morning, marriage equality is now a reality in 50 states. We now have more access to healthcare, more protection from discrimination, and more power in our political process than ever before.

History Has Been Made! Thank you, America!

Brandon Wallace | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

This decision has refreshed within me a sense of patriotism. In the last few years, we've faced so many negatives in this country that it has made people feel like freedom was something this country was losing.

Saving Lives in the Bisexual Community

Ellyn Ruthstrom | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Ellyn Ruthstrom

We were standing at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston streets waiting for our Boston Pride contingent to march through the streets of the city. The two of us had just met and I asked him how he had found out about the bi community.

Fun Home and the Gift of Being Out

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home, begins and ends with a child, Alison, demanding that her father play "airplane" with her. In between those bookending moments we see Alison grow up, come out as a lesbian, and take flight as a lover, while her father sinks into the closet as a gay man.

Filmmakers, Matthew Breen and John Waters Talk LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In the first installment of my exclusive two-part audio montage series, I talked with gay and straight filmmakers at the 17th annual Provincetown International Film Festival.

The Marriage Movement's Secret Weapon: Radical Cooperation

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Thalia Zepatos

There is no doubt in our minds that we would not be where we are today if so many organizations hadn't decided to put aside proprietary rules and treat each other not as competitors for donors, credit, or a scoop but rather as partners in a single mission--one that we could only win by working together.