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New Photo Book By Sam Shahid Chronicles Stonewall [NSFW]

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.16.2017 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Legendary art director (A&F Quarterly, Calvin Klein) and photographer, Sam Shahid, is currently running a Kickstarter Campaign for his new book, And t...

How Will A More Conservative Supreme Court Address LGBTQ Rights? Look To History

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

With the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States instead of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, and with the poss...

LGBTQ Community Protests Trump At New York's Historic Stonewall Inn

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.04.2017 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK ― America refuses to move backward. That was the message from thousands of LGBTQ supporters who took to New York City streets Saturday afte...

Britain's Most LGBTQ-Friendly Employer Might Surprise You

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.19.2017 | Queer Voices

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lloyds Banking Group was named on Thursday as Britain’s best employer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend...

2016: From the Best to the Worst

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Perseverance is the price of freedom. On Sunday morning, June 12, I arrived on Pennsylvania Avenue to set up my group's Capital Pride table and lea...

Take Your Final Vacation in Obama's America

Jim Werner | Posted 12.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

We're one month away from the inauguration. Each day brings it closer to reality, no matter how many secret Facebook groups we join or pantsuits we do...

Mary Lambert Drops By The Stonewall Inn For Heartfelt Performance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Mary Lambert braved chilly temperatures and blustery winds to surprise fans with a pop-up performance outside New York’s Stonewall Inn Monday evenin...

Celebrities are Joining Forces for an Auction That Honors The Stonewall National Monument

Kyle Stevens | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Scott Beale/Laughing Squid Who is ready to party on October 24th? Get ready to show your pride and support at the Stonewall Inn. Afte...

Stonewall National Monument - Celebrating Love Over Hate

Dan Chu | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

On Monday, my teenage daughter and I attended a powerful dedication of our nation's newest addition to the National Park System, the Stonewall Nationa...

Friday Talking Points -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the stream of Republicans fleeing the Donald Trump candidacy becomes a flood, it does seem the appropriate metaphor to use -- the ships are leaving the sinking rat this time, not the other way 'round.

Living Boldly After 40 Years In The Closet

David Rothenberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rothenberg

With the intention of resigning, I gathered our staff - men and women who had all served time - and told them that I was gay, that I was going to open up about my sexuality on Susskind and that I would be resigning from Fortune. Their responses stopped me in my tracks. Jackson asked, "Well, what are you gonna wear on TV?"

In Support Of National Equality Day

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Wozencraft

Three times on this day, the Supreme Court bent the arc of history towards progress and equality. Three times, the highest court in the land validated the love of an entire community, with untold consequences.

Amid Chaos, Don't Count Trump Out

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We cannot change other people's minds. But we must try to help people see the implications of their decision. One candidate is sane and experienced, has a detailed grasp of policy, and knows world leaders. The other is gaspingly ignorant, shoots from the hip, and is openly contemptuous toward women and minorities.

Orlando: Straight America's Stonewall

Tony Varona | Posted 09.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.

Waiting for My José Julio and Sylvia Stamps

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

The mestizo and the queer exist at this time and point on the evolutionary continuum for a purpose. We are a blending that proves that all blood is in...

LGBTQ History Is American History

Will Shafroth | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Will Shafroth

Established last Friday as the 412th national park site, the ground on which we stood bore witness to the events of June 28, 1969 that helped shape the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement.

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...

Judy Garland's Daughter Honors Orlando With 'Over The Rainbow'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Lorna Luft surprised fans at a Wednesday concert in New York with her first-ever live performance of "Over the Rainbow," a song made famous by her mot...

The Power of Place

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Theresa Pierno

There are places in America where events occurred that are so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture--and must never be forgotte...

Roland Emmerich: 'Stonewall Was A White Event, Let’s Be Honest'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Wow. What a time to dredge this up again, Roland. Roland Emmerich, the director of the 2015 box office epic failure "Stonewall," which attempted to br...

In Hope And Defiance, We Dance

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

LGBT folk have been on the receiving end of group blame ourselves. As a community we cross all demographic lines. We must tell the scapegoaters: you will not do this in our name.

New Yorkers Honored The Orlando Victims At Stonewall Inn Vigil

The Huffington Post | Savannah OLeary | Posted 12.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered for a Monday evening vigil to honor the victims of the June 12 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida....

What Stonewall and the First Prides Teach us About Anti-LGBT Attacks Today

Matt Baume | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Forty years ago, queer people needed bars and marches to find each other and be open about who they were. It's because of their courage, and their defiance, that now we can connect openly. To this day, bars remain a special place, a refuge where people are free to be themselves.

Revolution Is A Verb: Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough

Pam Rocker | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Pam Rocker

We pray for change. But this is not a day for thoughts and prayers alone. It is a day of deep mourning, a time for tangible action, for honest self-reflection on what every single one of us are doing to be part of a solution.

We Have A Love Crisis In Our Country

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Latinos/Immigrants/Queers proclaiming pride in who they are, in who God made them to be -- dancing with their hands raised as bullets sprayed, and the pulse faded and was gone. Devastation. Desolation. Grief. At least 50 heartbeats that will never revive. Their beautiful lives now merely ammunition, wood to fuel a destructive fire of recriminations, division and hatred that will consume our nation. We have a love crisis in our country. Our heart isn't beating right. Our arteries are clogged with clots of distrust and hate. The devil smiles as tears scald, burn, and slice. Queer lives are vanquished and points are scored. We have a love crisis in this country. Love is a scarce commodity.