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Christian Paranoia Makes for Awful Legislation

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Christians across the country are paranoid. In their minds, there is an unmitigated war on Christianity, where Christians are becoming the most ostrac...

19 Eggs and Counting: My First IVF Treatment

Sarah Toce | Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

When you consider the science of it all, the art of in-vitro fertilization is quite remarkable. Seriously, nothing about it is a meek undertaking. There are so many variables involved and any one fluctuation can change the whole game in a heartbeat.

Sending Love for the Holidays

Harry Cook | Posted 02.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

The holiday season is upon us and I thought this would be the perfect time to send some love out to my LGBTQ peeps. Christmas is that time of year when the tree goes up and some drunken relative goes down after one too many sauvignon blanc's. But most of all, it's about family.

A Ugandan Parliamentarian's First Gay Wedding

Melanie Nathan | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

Imagine a Ugandan Parliamentarian, fresh from signing a petition to bring back the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), walking down the Castro marveling at all the rainbow flags, awestruck by the notion of a "gay" neighborhood. She has never seen gay people or lesbians show public affection before.

Science Still Unclear on Same-Sex Schooling

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In the 2011 - 2012 school year, more than 500 public schools in America offered single-sex schooling options for students, despite lack of scientific ...

To Russia With Love: 'The Devotion Project' Celebrates the Gay Love Putin Wants to Hide

Antony Osso | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Antony Osso

These films are meant to give hope to LGBTQ youth and adults in Russia. I've held fast to the notion that I'd be feel more gratified if I focused on the variety and specificity of our love, rather than condemning other viewpoints.

Queer as Folk's Gale Harold

Ilana Rapp | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Ilana Rapp

Gale Harold, best known as Brian Kinney from Showtime's Queer as Folk, weighed in on what was once the most controversial character to portray.

End of an Era

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Kathryn Hamm

In the early days, it was a scrappy attempt and heartfelt appeal to get wedding professionals, wholesalers, and the mainstream industry to hear our me...

A Summer of Love

Judge Kemp | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

We are I don't want to go beyond the borders of my citizenship to marry. I want to marry in the state and country where I live, work, and pay taxes. My life aspirations and goals are no different than those in an opposite-sex relationship. Next year I hope that Oregon will become part of a growing change of equality in this country.

The Time Is Now: An Open Letter to a U.S. Senator

Brian Sims | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Sims

Senator, the same people who voted for me, voted for you, and I am so excited to report that a vast majority of them now support LGBT equality. So too do a majority of your Democratic colleagues.

New Poll Reveals Shift In California Latinos' Thinking On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Republicans hoping to appeal to Latino social conservatism may want to avoid the gay marriage issue. Some 56 percent of California Latinos now sup...

Maryland Venue To Sidestep Gay Discrimination Laws By Axing Wedding Ceremonies?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A longtime fixture of the Maryland wedding scene will no longer offer services to couples planning to tie the knot because its owner is opposed to sam...

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

The Paradox of Gay Genes

Simon LeVay | Posted 12.01.2012 | Science
Simon LeVay

One of the commonest questions I get is this: If being gay is genetic, and gay sex doesn't produce children, why don't those genes die out?

Same-Sex Parenting Study Triggers Firestorm

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/11/2012 04:59 PM EDT on LiveScience A new study claiming to find disadvantages for...

New Curriculum Focuses On Positive Boy-Girl Relationships

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Education reform is full of silver bullet ideas. A favorite among some communities is single-gender education. But Richard Fabes, dir...

(Still) The Essential Guide To Same-Sex Weddings

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 06.03.2012 | Weddings
Kathryn Hamm

The love note I penned to my partner inside the first edition copy of "The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings" in December of 1995 was inspired by our engagement, and reveals that I had finally found a source for knowledgeable answers to our questions.

Dustin Lance Black Takes to YouTube for Historic Prop 8 Play (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black stopped by the What's Trending studio to talk about his new play, 8, that premiered live on YouTube and his su...

Obama Memo Gives More Benefits To Federal Workers' Same-Sex Partners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered government agencies Wednesday to extend additional benefits to same-sex partners of federal employee...

Gay Marriage Benefit Seekers Sue CalPERS, IRS

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Three gay couples are suing California's giant public pension fund and the Internal Revenue Service to make long-term care insur...

George Rekers iIs Completely Heterosexual

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Another rabid, virulent anti-gay activist turns out to be gay. The question becomes, "How do you know when a rabid, virulent anti-gay activist is, in fact gay?" And the answer is, "Well, duh!"

Referendum 71: US Supreme Court Judge Blocks Release Of Names In Gay Rights Ballot Fight

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked Washington state officials from releasing the names of people who sig...

Gays To Obama: "If Not Now, When?"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The political reality is that -- especially for contentious issues -- there is a very small window for presidents to get things done.

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...