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Zach Wahls

Would a Clinton Presidency End the Boy Scouts’ LGBT Discrimination?

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
DaShanne Stokes

It’s hard to believe that we’re just two weeks away from the first anniversary of the Boy Scouts’ decision to end their century-long blanket ban...

Refocusing Boy Scouts Post-SCOTUS: Making Global Citizens

Stephan Said | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
Stephan Said

With its many millions of youth aspiring to such a forward thinking global citizenship, the potential of Scouting in today's rapidly changing world landscape cannot be underestimated, and should be maximized.

Rebecca Klein

This Gay Straight Alliance Won A Major Award, But It's Still Fighting For Acceptance In Its School | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Nixa High School's Gay Straight Alliance is changing lives. In just two years, the club has lobbied state lawmakers for more LGBT-inclusive anti-bully...

Ryan Grim

Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Huffington Post reporter called the main White House press line earlier this week and heard a familiar-sounding voice, but couldn't qu...

How Social Media Will Help Us Make The World A More Equal Place

Zach Wahls | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Zach Wahls

More than 80 percent of us under the age of 30 support the recognition of same-sex marriage, and that should be no surprise. A powerful byproduct of our connectedness is that the LGBTQ community is more visible than ever.

WATCH: CNN Anchor Takes Down Anti-Gay Activist

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We bet John Stemberger probably didn't know what he was getting into when he joined CNN earlier this week to discuss the Boy Scouts' ban on gay member...

WATCH: Zach Wahls Slams Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy, Right Wing Pundit

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Iowa student whose impassioned marriage equality plea became YouTube's most-watched political video of 2011 after going viral twice sounded off on...

WATCH: Gay Boy Scout Leader Comes Out On Camera

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After closing his eyes and taking a deep breath, Boy Scout camp leader Derek Nance softly said to himself, "Here we go," introduced himself and said t...

The Best LGBT Ally Moments Of 2012

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amid a year full of anti-LGBT rhetoric from people, organizations and businesses (One Million Moms, Chick-fil-A, and Kirk Cameron, among others, sprin...

Straight Out: The Fight For Equality

Derek Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Hartley

This weekend SiriusXM is airing a documentary special I produced that profiles five straight allies and their individual journeys. Some of them are people you may have heard of before, like Zach Wahls. Others may be new to you, but all of them have powerful, compelling stories.

Friday Talking Points -- Convention Talking Points

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Defending free speech is easy when everyone agrees with the speech -- it's defending odious and reprehensible speech that is always the harder path. More on this subject next week.

Ryan Grim

Young Man With Two Moms Inspires Convention | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zach Wahls, who rose to Internet stardom with a moving plea before the Iowa legislature on behalf of gay marriage, spoke Thursday a...

Ryan Grim

Teen With Two Moms To Speak At Convention | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Zach Wahls, an Iowa man with two mothers, was vaulted to Internet stardom in early 2011 with a moving plea to his state legislature ...

From Both Sides Now

Donna Red Wing | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donna Red Wing

I have been fighting for LGBT equality for nearly three decades and this issue has always come up. What do we do with our allies? What role should they play?

Eagles for Equality

David Colarusso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Colarusso

The BSA's current policy is a variant of "don't ask, don't tell." We no longer live in that world. Many things have changed since 2000, not only the sentiments of the American people but the ways in which we organize.

Zach Wahls, Kat Graham Petition Boy Scouts On Behalf Of Ousted Lesbian Den Mom

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy came under scrutiny once again after supporters of an ousted lesbian den mother presented a petition with ...

Jennifer Bendery

Zach Wahls, Iowa Activist With Two Moms, Lobbies Congress To Support Families Like His | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You may not recognize him by name, but Zach Wahls is known by millions as the teenager who gave powerful testimony to an Iowa House comm...

A Mothers' Day Gift

Zach Wahls | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zach Wahls

I've never before known a time when the man in the Oval Office openly supported the union my moms share. Perhaps it's a foolish sentiment buoyed by an impending Mother's Day -- or, in my case, Mothers' Day -- but I can't shake the feeling that it just got a little better.

Zach Wahls Talks About His New Book, 'My Two Moms'

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

I had the chance to sit down on Easter Sunday with Zach, "that kid from YouTube," as he is referred by many, to talk about his life since the viral video, the Boy Scouts, and his new book, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family.

WATCH: College Student Talks LGBT Rights On 'The Daily Show'

Posted 05.01.2012 | College

Zach Wahls' passionate, viral defense of his parents' same-sex marriage is now available in book form. Wahls, then a 19-year-old engineering stude...

Here's To The Luminaries Who Lunch For Mike Nichols!

Liz Smith | Posted 06.24.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I mean, what if "the bomb" dropped and wiped out Barry Diller, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer, Anna Wintour, or the distinguished cast of the current cultural historical Broadway hit "Death of a Salesman"?

WATCH: Zach Wahls Talks Homophobia, Gay Marriage And Bullying On 'Letterman'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Gays messing up the sanctity of marriage? I think Kim Kardashian's doing an alright job of that herself." So joked Zach Wahls during his Tuesday ...

WATCH: Zach Wahls Joins National Gay Parenting Initiative

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Iowa student whose impassioned pro-gay marriage speech to Iowa legislators became the most-watched political clip of 2011 on YouTube after going v...

Teens Raised By Lesbian Parents Just As Happy As Those Raised By Heterosexual Couples, Study Finds

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new Dutch study has confirmed what Zach Wahls has been trying to tell us all along: that the quality of life among teens raised by lesbian parents d...

WATCH: The 11 Best Gay Videos Of The Year

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community will likely look back on 2011 as a banner year, with New York becoming the sixth sta...