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Check Out Facebook's New Gay Feature

Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Facebook is adding to its ever-growing list of gay accolades with the introduction of new marriage icons that depict same-sex couples. The Gay and...

Dignity, Justice, Equality: LGBTQ Latinos and Allies Building a Movement for Change

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 09.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Now is the time for our movements to work together to protect LGBTQ health, rights and justice. LGBTQ Latinas have been a part of movements for reproductive justice and sexual liberation for as long as these movements have existed.

Washington Methodist Minister: Gay Marriage Is 'The Right Thing To Do'

Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A Methodist minister is joining the chorus of voices speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage in Washington state. Rev. Melvin Woodworth and his...

State Rep. Greg Harris Talks Illinois LGBT Politics With Gay Chicago TV

Waymon Hudson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

One of the most important things when it comes to making progress for LGBT rights, and perhaps one of the things least talked about in the movement, is getting out the vote.

Protecting Our Rights

Shiyan Koh | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Shiyan Koh

The confusion and complexity for gay couples is largely driven by the discordance between Federal and state marriage recognition. We naively assume that just because we have built lives around each other, the law will recognize our relationships.

Be A Proud Ally Year-Round

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Nancy K. Kaufman

The more your speech and behavior contributes to the general sense that being LGBT is normal, the more LGBT persons will be able to enjoy acceptance and normality in everyday life. And the more others who believe in equality will be empowered to say so.

Losing as the Grand 'Old' Party

Christian Berle | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Christian Berle

As a young Republican, it is important to me to point out that my generation is not inherently loyal to President Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. To be blunt, it's time for the Grand Old Party to get a little bit grander and a lot less old.

So You're Getting Gay Married, But That Doesn't Mean Anyone Is Coming To The Wedding

Allison Hope | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

As we move into the wedding-planning stages, we're beginning to realize that it's not all sunshine and lollipops. We are both lucky to have parents who are accepting of our love, but there's something intangibly different about being gay and getting married.

The Sanctity of Marriage

William Dameron | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I hope that one day words will not be needed to categorize love. That people will recognize the love between Bill and Paul as equal to the love between Courtenay and Matthew.

The Increasingly Monolithic Republican Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Changing demographics and age replacement will eventually force the Republican Party to either modernize its appeal or collapse entirely, but the process over the next few years will be complex and perhaps even destabilizing.

Illinois Reception Hall Won't Host Lesbian Wedding, Refuses To 'Celebrate That Sin'

Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices

An Illinois-based lesbian couple is searching for a new wedding venue after the manager of one historic banquet hall told them she wouldn't help "cele...

Inspired By 'X-Men,' Maryland Gay Couple Renews Vows At Comic Shop

Parkville-Overlea Patch | Nick Gestido | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices

In celebration of the release of "Astonishing X-Men" #51 where Canadian mutant superhero Northstar marries his boyfriend, Kyle, publisher Marvel Comic...

Chief Prop 8 Supporter Changes Stance On Gay Marriage

Posted 06.22.2012 | Gay Voices

In what can only be described as astonishing, the chief witness in favor of California's same-sex marriage ban announced today he has changed his posi...


Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

No, it's not a typo. It's a new word, meaning the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia. My friend Giles Fraser, an extraordinarily clever English clergyman, invented it. And so he inspired me to start a list of the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia.

The Danger Of Using The 'Gay Marriage' Construct: A Prime Example

Robyn Harper | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

Mr. Pierce's equating "gay marriage" with civil partnership at one point and using it to refer to marriage equality at another point highlights the danger of the use of the construct "gay marriage."

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Man Responds To Critics After Marriage Proposal Video Goes Viral | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.22.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- A week after popping the marriage question to his girlfriend at a White House LGBT reception, a transgender man has released a video res...

LGBT Religious Leaders Speak Out On The Spiritual Value Of Gay Marriage

Posted 06.22.2012 | Religion

The debate over the rights of same sex couples to marry most often uses the legal language of equal rights. Religious voices, when they included, are ...

Marriage Equality Through A Sacramental Lens

Rt. Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Rt. Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool

The life of the very Church that I love will be so enriched once it finds a way to publically, respectfully, and intentionally recognize God's grace poured into the lives of gay and lesbian couples.

Gay Marriage And The Buddha's Path To Spiritual Freedom

Larry Yang | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

The act of marriage is a celebration of what two people coming together in this precious lifetime is -- it is a spiritual practice. Intimate relationship is a door into spiritual freedom.

Religion And Gay Marriage

Bishop Yvette Flunder | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Bishop Yvette Flunder

Same-sex marriages should not only be an acceptable practice in the Church but these marriages are essential to the harmony of the community where Same Gender Loving congregants are present.

Gay Marriage Foes Tout Conservative-Backed Parenting Study

Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

By Andy Birkey MINNEAPOLIS -- A dozen groups fighting against marriage equality are touting a controversial study about gay and lesbian parenti...

WATCH: Why Seattle's Space Needle Won't Fly The Rainbow Flag This Pride Weekend

Posted 06.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Noticeably absent from this upcoming weekend's LGBT Pride festivities in Seattle: the Rainbow flag atop the Space Needle. Although the flag has be...

Marriage Equality, State Power and the Bible

Jackie Gardina | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

While I don't agree with the Catholic Church's position on homosexuality, I also don't much care to debate it. Whether the church should grant me the sacrament of marriage is quite a different question from whether the government should legally recognize my marriage.

Obama's Re-Election Playbook Stark Contrast to Clinton's

Paul Hogarth | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Whereas Bill Clinton spent much of 1996 signing Welfare Repeal and the Defense of Marriage Act, Obama's actions will not only help his prospects in November -- but give progressives something to hope for in 2013.

State Prosecutors Refuse To Defend Illinois Gay Marriage Ban

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Twenty-five Illinois couples were prepared for a long legal fight when they joined lawsuits challenging the state's ban on gay marriag...