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What About Libya: Or How the U.S. Prioritizes One Suffering Nation Over Another

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The U.S. is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country we were so focused on three years ago?

The Reykjavik International Film Festival Is the Tectonic Meeting Point of European and American Indie Cinema

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Whether you are looking to write, scout or shoot (the Icelandic Film Centre offers a 20 percent rebate if you meet certain "cultural criteria"), put Reykjavik and RIFF in your filmmaking bucket list.

Numinous Market -- Women of Color Creating a Healing Space in Pittsburgh

Sue Kerr | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Sue Kerr

A friend in Pittsburgh has put together the first Numinous Magic Market and Healing Workshops -- an event created by people of color for people of color, featuring an array of workshops and vendors focused on a healing space.

Ryan Kristobak

Allies Makes Rock Music Sexy Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

While radio stations and stages today are dominated by pop, hip-hop and EDM, bands like Heavy English, Closure in Moscow and Dorothy prove rock music ...

PG&E, ConAgra, and Edison Set a New Standard for LGBT Workplace Inclusion

Joanne Sprague | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

Corporate America has come a long way in creating LGBT-inclusive policy (as has the government, just this week), but as Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign says, "The inclusive policies coming from the boardroom have not fully made it into the everyday culture of the American workplace."

Pittsburgh Museum Faces Backlash for Supporting PrideFest, LGBTQ Community

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Earlier this week, Executive Director Joe Wos received an email from a member informing him that they were cancelling their membership because of the ToonSeum's affiliation with Pittsburgh's PrideFest.

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

Too Bad Ukraine Didn't Keep Its 2,000 Nuclear Weapons

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The U.S. should tone down the rhetoric and concentrate on the core issues for worldwide peace and accept the Crimean reality. The solution will evolve slowly, if we let it.

Monuments Men Adjacent, The Roses Underneath

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Melanie Chartoff

In The Roses Underneath, a confident first novel by C.F. Yetmen, the details of one German female's wily survival skills are in the forefront against the backdrop of the Monuments Men cataloguing fine art stolen, sold and hidden during the Holocaust.

America Is Not in Decline, Its Foreign Policy Is... But It Can (Still) Surprise the World

András Simonyi | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
András Simonyi

When America fails to lead, the world becomes messy, at times even dangerous. Washington therefore needs a broader, more strategic, more determined and clearly more courageous vision of its global role.

LOOK: How These Incredible Straight People Earned Our Love In 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.27.2013 | Gay Voices

2013 has been an incredible year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. From massive political victories to increased positi...

Over the Line: Allies in the LGBT Sports Movement

Patrick Burke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick Burke

There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?

Obama Still Seeking Support Overseas

AP | JULIE PACE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack Obama candidly acknowledged deep challenges Friday in pursuing ...

8 Steps to Being a Good Ally

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Yirssi Bergman

June is long gone, but pride is something to have year round. The fight for equality doesn't end, and as allies, we have to keep in mind how to best do our part. Allies are essential to any human rights movement, as they help bring more voices and momentum to the issue at hand.

Be Ready for BECAUSE 2013

A.J. Walkley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will host the 21st Annual BECAUSE (Bisexual Empowerment Conference: A Uniting Supportive Experience) June ...

WATCH: What Do Cher, Sally Field And Kathy Bates Think About Gay Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Marriage equality is definitely a serious issue, but who would have thought reactions to it could be so hilarious? Queer media outlet LGBT Hollywo...

Kathy Najimy On Being A Gay Rights Activist

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Actress Kathy Najimy, beloved for her turns in "Sister Act" and "Hocus Pocus," recently discussed her longtime lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

'L Word' And 'Booty Call' Stars Join Gay Advocacy Fight

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

GLAAD recently propelled its "Coming Out For Equality" public service announcement series in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LG...

Rapper And Singer T-Pain Tweets Message To Homophobes

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Singer, rapper and producer T-Pain had a few words for homophobes on Twitter this week. The "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" artist sounded off as follows: ...

La La Anthony Attends Gay Wedding, Talks Marriage Equality On Reality Show

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

It’s no secret that La La Anthony is an ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The television host, reality star, ...

The Second Battle of Marathon

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In 490 BCE, Athenians and Plataeans defeated a vastly larger invading Persian army, thus keeping Greece and Europe free from Persian occupation and slavery. The war and resistance of Greece to Italians and Germans in WWII also saved Europe from Nazi German occupation and slavery.

What Can We Do Now, After Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2012 Has Come To A Close?

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

What can we do to help bring an end to the vicious cycle of murders of transgender and gender-nonconforming people? We need allies to interrupt the language and actions of people that feed transphobia. We must tell our own stories so that others will come to know our humanity.

The Allies

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

When one goes into war, one never wants to battle alone, one person does not an army make, an army is formed by friends and allies. There is no doubt that the battle for equal rights is most definitely a war.

Our Afghan Allies

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.