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WATCH: A Touching Video Above Human Love

Posted 07.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Sometimes striping an issue down to its "bare bones" makes it easier to understand. Whether you're straight, gay, lesbian or transgender, you are a hu...

Second Best on Every Fourth of July

William Dameron | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I am asking my country for a gift equal to the one my straight brother got when he was born, a bundle of rights and freedoms. Just make it plus one.

Pursuing Freedom and Happiness

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 09.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Mary Jo Kilroy

I believe that one's pursuit of happiness could take the form of civil marriage between two loving adults, and that its pursuit should not be denied by the state or federal government if the person one loves is of the same gender.

Independence Day Means Giving Everyone the Freedom and Independence to Marry the Person They Love

Steve Litzow | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Steve Litzow

As a Republican, I believe one of the key tenets of governance is a fundamental belief in personal freedom and individual responsibility. Would you like the government telling you whom you could or could not marry?

Downstate Clerks Get OK To Defend State Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Two Illinois county clerks have received permission to defend the state's gay marriage ban in court. Effingham County Clerk Kerry Hirtzel ...

WATCH: What Would Adam Levine Do If He Were President?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Adam Levine has little doubt about what he'd do if he were president of the United States for a day. "First I'd make gay marriage legal, because t...

Bill Gates & Steve Ballmer Write Huge Check For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer are coughing up a bit of cash for marriage equality. According to the Associated Press, Gates, the co-founder of Micro...

How the Right, Not Social 'Elites,' Made Marriage Equality a National Issue

James Peron | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Writer Brendan O'Neill wrote an odd attack on marriage equality. What is revealing, he says, is that gay marriage is "a tool of the elite" which indicates "one's superiority over the hordes, particularly those of a religious or redneck persuasion."

Why I Fired My Mormon Handyman

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

I've done my fair share of welcoming strangers into my home, not knowing how they will react when they see our kiss-the-bride wedding portrait hanging on the wall. For all my nervousness, though, none of these encounters had broken badly. And then we met Dick.

Downstate County Clerks File To Defend State Gay Marriage Ban

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Two county clerks from downstate Illinois have asked a judge for permission to do what Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and ...

Facebook Co-Founder Marries Longtime Boyfriend In New York

Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes can now officially change his status to "married." As Forbes is reporting, the openly gay Hughes, 28, tied the kn...

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.