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An International Love Story Proves #LoveWins

Caroline Hart | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

This month my wife Laurie and I celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary and that has made me reflect on how far we have come, and how much we have had to overcome being a bi-national lesbian couple.

A Year Ago, Love Won. Here's Proof That It Still Has.

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

“They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” It’s been one year since Justice Anthony Kennedy w...

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

Of an Invisible Rabbit and an Unbelievable Resurrection (Ode to Jesus and Elwood P. Dowd)

Bert Montgomery | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say ... 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart...

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Why Love Trumps Terrorism

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

When your goal is to be a conduit to the apocalypse, love is nowhere on your radar. But that doesn't mean that it's not in the air.

Support Grows for 'Love Wins' Project

Buster Ross | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Buster Ross

Powerful portraits and stories to make LGBTQ relationships visible, normal, and accepted.

...Unless You're Gay and Overdrawn.

Steve Austin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Austin

I pulled into the gas station across the street. I got out, slid my debit card, and was filling up the tank when a black two-door car pulled up beside me.

Homosexuality vs. Christianity

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

I have made the choice to fight for my relationship with God despite the efforts of extremists who yearn to replace love with hate.

An Open Letter to Manny Pacquiao and Straight People: The Next Time You Hate on LGBT People

Jan Albert Suing | Posted 02.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Jan Albert Suing

The next time you hate on LGBT people, remember how easy it is for you to leave your house, walk the streets, be yourself and never for once feel that your life is at risk. LGBT people die everyday.

What It Was Like Coming Out To My Small English Village

Caroline Hart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

Having waited 42 years to "come out" to close family and friends, the experience of finally taking the full plunge and publicly coming out couldn't have been more incredible.

You Don't Own Marriage: An Open Letter to Bishop Thomas

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Shannon Deep

I got an email from a cousin of mine last week. "Shannon, Your dad wanted me to send you this horrible letter from our church- also sending you wha...

#LoveWins: A Historic Moment for LGBT Rights

Jason Tengco | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Tengco

As the son of immigrants from the Philippines, an oftentimes traditional and predominantly Catholic nation, it wasn't always easy being fully open and honest about my sexuality. And so, coming out to my parents the summer after graduating high school was one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

THRILLERS Are The Epitome Of Summer Love With Debut EP 'Cotton Candy Kisses'

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 07.09.2016 | Entertainment
Myrlaun Walker

Los Angeles' newest music sensation and blood-brother duo, THRILLERS, are taking the hipster culture by storm with their debut EP, "Cotton Candy Kisses."

On SCOTUS, the Bible, and "Love Wins!" Language

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

As a hetero woman, who has never (ever) dreamt of a wedding day, I was still profoundly moved and delighted by the second SCOTUS ruling on June 26th.

RENT in Twain: Division in a Small Town

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 07.03.2016 | Arts
Sharon Kay Edwards

When walking into South Jackson Civic Center, the unmistakable old schoolhouse smell of ancient hardwood and teenage dreams wafts around you. A former high school turned performing arts center, South Jackson is now center stage in its very own drama.

#LoveWins?

Summer McLane | Posted 06.29.2016 | Weddings
Summer McLane

I didn't get into this business to plan Black weddings, Asian weddings, White weddings, Gay weddings, etc. I got into this business to plan the most beautiful day of two people's lives.

Marriage Equality, the Supreme Court and American Civil Rights Advocacy

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

We have reached this point, as we often do in the American civil rights tradition, thanks first to individuals who took great personal risks, facing down hostility and daring to demand fair treatment and basic rights.

Cops Stop Church From Handing Out Food

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

Members of a North Carolina church that were on a mission to feed the homeless claim police threatened them with arrest. Love Wins Ministries, a R...

Please Don't Hurry Them Along

Carissa K | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

For me, life is still forever defined by The Before and The After, as I suspect it may be for the grieving families in Connecticut.

Pastor Fired For Doubting Hell Now Believes In Hell Again

John Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Chad has eliminated all online traces possible of his former self. I would be surprised if he hasn't already signed to write at least one book with a Christian publisher in the evergreen "He was lost to the sin of sexual addiction, but now he's found genre.

Hello, Rob Bell - The Interview

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.

Love Loses: Barnes and Noble's Big Fat Bell Book Fail

John Shore | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books
John Shore

If you happened to have read John Wins: When Rob Bell's Editor Calls, you know I'm thinking about doing a book with an actual, real book publisher. I'...

Karmic Relief For A Post-Hell World

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Anecdotal evidence suggests that karma has become a ubiquitous shorthand for reap-what-you-sow justice. The term crops up increasingly in song lyrics, sitcoms, news and casual conversation.

Book Review Roundup: Obama's Mom's Bio And A Book About Heaven And Hell

Posted 07.03.2011 | Books

"The Summer Without Men" by Siri Hustvedt New York Times Hustvedt’s novels tend to be as somber as they are intellectually invigorating. Her g...

Who WIll Go To Hell?

ABC News | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Literal hell is a gruesome place, a worm-infested trash heap where children are sacrificed to the flames, according to the Bible, and for those who do...