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Holding Out for a Hero? Meet the LGBTQ Batman

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

Clearly, the LGBTQ community needs a superhero that everyone knows about -- our own Batman, as it were. But here's the good news: I have someone! And, like Batman, he's rich and on a mission to use his powers for good.

Christians Do Not Need an Olive Branch From the LGBTQ Community

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

Bruce Barron, a Pittsburgh resident and former staffer for Rick Santorum, penned a loathsome piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette requesting that the LGBTQ community offer Christians an olive branch. So let me break down the absurdity of this piece. Discrimination is discrimination.

USAID Leads as the United States Strengthens Its Commitment to the LGBT Community

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

While this is only a beginning in studying this issue, it seems clear that giving people their rights and allowing them to participate fully in society, particularly economic society, is beneficial to countries.

Are Gays Really More Affluent And Fashionable Than Straights?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Williams Institute recently released an update on their 2009 report on poverty within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community....

Lawrence v. Texas: When LGBT Americans Became Recognized as Second Class Citizens

Ariel Wengroff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariel Wengroff

While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.

Andrea Stone

Williams Institute Told Us How Many Gay People There Are In As Data Backed Up Change | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau used its research and sought its help when the Obama administration decided to publicly report same-sex spouses for th...

Study: Civil Unions Bill Would Save Colorado Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to a new study, Colorado stands to add up to $5 million to its coffers over the next three years if the Legislature passes a bill that recog...

Be the Math

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Clinton

My dear girlfriend cheerfully admits she is a numbers nerd. She can read, remember and interpret a pie chart or a power point graph like nobody's bus...

Tax Day Reminds Same-Sex Couples of Inequality

Naomi G. Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi G. Goldberg

Candidate Obama promised equality for same-sex couples under federal law. We encourage President Obama to fulfill that promise before 2010 tax returns come due.

Tavis Smiley's Big Day

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Ocamb

Gay and bisexual black men in California have household incomes that are 44 percent lower than their heterosexual counterparts.