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If LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights, Why Don't We Teach LGBT History In Schools?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost 50 years after the famous Stonewall riots in New York City, public school children still often go through school without ever once learning abo...

Six Gay Men Attacked After Honoring Orlando Victims

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six gay men in Ivory Coast were abused and forced to flee their homes after they were pictured signing a condolen...

New York's Stonewall Inn Becomes National Monument To LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

History was made once again at New York’s Stonewall Inn on Monday, when the popular gay bar was officially designated as a national monument to LGBT...

Jesse Eisenberg Needed Just 3 Words To Tell Off Anti-Queer Protesters

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.27.2016 | Queer Voices

Jesse Eisenberg didn't hold back when he encountered a group of anti-gay protesters at London's Pride festivities over the weekend. As seen in the vi...

Here's Why Same-Sex Weddings Are Looking Different Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.18.2016 | Queer Voices

The Supreme Court's historic 2015 ruling made it legal for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states, and those planning to tie the knot are now choo...

This Video Of Men Kissing Turns Homophobia Into Something Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices

A new video campaign launched in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida is targeting homophobia in a clever and uni...

Most Older Americans Now Say They Support Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court's historical ruling on marriage equality, support for same-sex marriage among Americans age 65 and older is at a...

Why Mother's Day Is So Important To These Lesbian Moms

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.07.2016 | Queer Voices

The best parts of my day are the mommy moments. I collect them, holding the treasures close. Hearing "I love you" out of my daughter’s tiny, high-pi...

Sex Workers Open Up About What Their Lives Are Really Like

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices

A powerful new video is bringing together a group of sex workers to have an open, honest and candid conversation about the stereotypes they constantly...

From One Queer To Another: A Message To Those I Left Behind In North Carolina

JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices
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I encourage all of my friends, especially those still in North Carolina, to use your voices, platforms and anger to speak out about the impact of this bill on the lives of queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people navigating social and political life in the state -- and outside of it, too.

Antarctica Was Just Declared 'The World's First LGBT-Friendly Continent'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Antarctica is known for frigid temperatures, parading penguins and now... being "the world's first LGBT-friendly continent"? That's right -- at least ...

Arkansas Church Kicks Out Young Gay Man For ‘Choosing A Sinful Lifestyle’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A young gay man is going public about his Arkansas church's decision to kick him out for "choosing a sinful lifestyle." Dylan Settles posted a letter ...

Westboro Baptist Just Messed With The Wrong Group Of Students

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A crowd of high school students drove Westboro Baptist Church protestors away from their school in Kansas City, Missouri last week where the hate grou...

BLgT USA Reflects On Its 50-State LGBTQ Equality Food Tour

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the seventh post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be sha...

BLgT USA's Latest Pit Stop On Its LGBTQ Equality Tour Is The South

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the sixth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...

BLgT USA's Latest Pit Stop On Its LGBTQ Equality Tour Is Washington, D.C.

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the fifth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...

BLgT USA's Latest Pit Stop On Its LGBTQ Equality Tour Is The South

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the fifth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...

The First Ever 50-State Food Tour For LGBT Equality Hits The Midwest

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the fifth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...

The First Ever 50-State Food Tour For LGBT Equality Hits The Mid-Atlantic

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the fourth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shar...

5 Things Learned During The First 3 Weeks Of This 50-State LGBT Equality Food Tour

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the third post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food tour. Each week, we'll be sharing update...

The First 50-State Food Tour For LGBT Equality Pulls Up To The Stonewall Inn

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the second post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50 state food tour. Each week, we'll be sharing updat...

The First 50 State Food Tour For Equality Is Here!

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The following is the first post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50 state food tour. Each week, we'll be sharing update...

10 Countries Unite To Support Queer Rights In South Korea

HuffPost Korea | Dohoon Kim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On May 17th, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the embassies of 10 European countries in South Korea declared their su...

Meet The First U.S. Diplomat For LGBT Rights

Religion News Service | Oren Dorell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(RNS) WASHINGTON — Becoming a father was a prime motivator for Randy Berry to accept what’s sure to be a controversial new role at the State Depar...

Relive 17 Of The Biggest LGBT Political Stories Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The year 2014 saw enormous gains on LGBT rights as well as the pushback by the determined enemies of equality. Marriage equality moved at its fastest ...