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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.

It's Not Over

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

It's not over. Not by a long shot. Not when conservatives are already looking for ways to chip away at marriage equality the way they whittled down reproductive rights to nothing in many states.

Gay Rights Activist, MLK Mentor To Be Honored In LGBT Celebration

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 07.04.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, an openly gay black activist named Bayard Rustin advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviol...

What Was It Like to Be at the Supreme Court When the Marriage Equality Judgement Was Announced?

Quora | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Quora

I arrived at the Supreme Court building at about 9:25 and waded directly into the crowd. It was a big crowd. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of people. The mood was very festive. Many people had brought their kids and even their little dogs.

Two Gay Fathers Open Up About How They Created Their Destined-To-Be Family

Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment...

Celebrate Love and Equality at Pride Music Festival in San Diego

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The art of change is one that occurs slowly, its early brushstrokes seemingly unclear except to the eyes of its believers. As the painting becomes m...

The Kindness of Strangers

John Ireland | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
John Ireland

I am sure the coming weeks will deliver many reports of the ugliness that is happening in this cultural shift. Those abusing the power of their positions as elected and appointed officials may claim moral high ground, but I expect they will quickly learn they are in the wrong profession.

Black Folks, Let's Talk About Homophobia

Jacob Hood | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Jacob Hood

Is it really possible for such a historically marginalized group to harbor such hatred? With all the tireless social activism efforts spearheaded by the black community, it is easy to forget about this skeleton in the closet.

Here's Why I Support This Hardware Store Owner's 'No Gays Allowed' Sign

C.J. Prince | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
C.J. Prince

On Tuesday, a Tennessee retailer made headlines when he took the whole we-won't-bake-cakes-for-gay-weddings thing to the next level. In response to last week's Supreme Court marriage ruling, Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware, taped a "No Gays Allowed" sign to his storefront window.

Your Three Genders

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Alan Christianson

Even though we see the world through the filter of our own gender combination, we can at least acknowledge that other combinations exist.

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Fight For Marriage Equality Not Over On Navajo Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Alray Nelson grew up with his three sisters in a house with no running water or electricity in Beshbetoh, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Nelson, who w...

UndocuQueers: How the LGBT and Immigrant Rights Movement Progress Together

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.

'We Do!' -- Episcopalians OK Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The Episcopal Church took a giant step forward Wednesday by removing barriers for same-sex couples desiring to be married in the church.