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Sending Harvey Milk Throughout the Planet

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As marginalized people, we are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo. In coalition with other disenfranchised groups and allies, we are refusing to buckle under and to assimilate into a corrupt system.

Why Hate Defeats Itself

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Along came Anita Bryant with her Save Our Children crusade and enough was enough. This kid, steeped in Bible-believing, conservative fundamentalism, sat down and wrote a letter to the newspaper denouncing Bryant's intolerance. To say the least, it was noticed.

Hey, Nancy Grace, Anita Bryant Was No 'Sweet Lady,' and Here's Why

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Nancy, did you minimize the effect of Anita Bryant's hateful crusade against homosexuality? Yes. Did you characterize Anita Bryant as a loving, gracious, innocent person unfairly attacked through no fault of her own? Yes. Was she a "sweet lady" shockingly humiliated for no reason? No way. Let me break it down for you.

Anita Bryant Is A 'Sweet Lady' Who Reminds Me Of My Mom, Controversial Media Figure Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Outspoken HLN host Nancy Grace made some eyebrow-raising remarks about one of the 20th century's most notorious anti-gay activists in a broadcast this...

Exploring the Meaning of CG Gore

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've decided that CG blood absolutely denotes something different than the splatter that comes from exploding blood bags, the old-school method of spraying a fake version of the fluid of life.

Hey Homophobes! You Are So Gay.

Steve Young | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Young

Is there anyone out there over the age of 13 who has not -- I'll be as tactful as possible -- pleasured themselves, sexually? No? Come on. It's just you and me here.

The Ugly Collusion Between 'Religious Faith' and Bigotry

Alvin McEwen | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

There is no need to rehash this Duck Dynasty mess. We have all said our bits and pieces about Phil Robertson's racism and homophobia. And it will cont...

Harvey and Me: Harvey Milk on a Stamp and Remembering His Times

Janet Mason | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Now that Harvey Milk is on a stamp, I'll be able to ask for him by name whenever I go to the post office. The announcement was made close to the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay official to hold public office.

Know Your LGBT History: Anita Bryant Gets A Pie In The Face And 3 Other Queer Events

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

Uma Thurman Cast As Infamous Anti-Gay Activist

Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment

Uma, Anita; Anita, Uma. As reported by THR and other trade outlets, Uma Thurman has been cast as outspoken anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in the upcom...

WATCH: Waymon Hudson Takes On The 'Gays Are A Threat To Children' Argument

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

The latest episode of Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson focuses on the anti-gay myth that has been blocking LGBT equality progress for decades: the vicious and debunked "Save Our Children" argument that gays are somehow dangerous to children.

God And Natural Disasters: It's The Gays' Fault?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Last week ultra-right-wing rabbi Noson Leiter referred to Hurricane Sandy as "divine justice" for the state of New York's 2011 legalization of marriage for same-sex couples. Conservative Christian leaders have long held LGBT people responsible for natural disasters.

Christiana Lilly

LOOK: What The Smithsonian Wants From South Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami

A museum in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has something the Smithsonian in Washington wants: a gavel. Sitting in a glass case at the Stonewall National M...

Catching Up With Bob Green And Anita Bryant's Son

Windy City Times | Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices

In late January, Robert Green Jr. found himself back where he started more than 30 years ago--trying to reconcile the parents he knew with the public ...

Anti-Gay Bigot Dies As Resentful As He Lived

James Peron | Posted 04.28.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Bob Green is dead. Most people have no idea who he was. You can't blame them. He was just a speed bump on the road toward equality of rights. Behind the scenes, however, he played an important role in creating the "culture war" that still plagues this nation.

Anita Bryant Wants A Gay Best Friend

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Here's something you don't hear everyday (or even every century): Anita Bryant wants a gay best friend. E!'s Marc Malkin reports Bryant recently me...

Prop 8 Ruling One Year Later: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Right's Dirty Tricks

Rick Jacobs | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

A year ago today, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker overturned Prop 8. I thought the war had finally been won. We were elated. It was truly justice done. But as with so much else, it was also justice unfinished.

Disco 2.0

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mark Coleman

Apparently we are a nation comfortable with paradox: our increasingly conservative politics coexist with a popular culture more uninhibited than ever. Or are we? Can the center hold?

Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown: the Anita Bryant and John Briggs of 2011

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

I am a Republican with a long and proud Republican History. I worked as a GOP political consultant and advisor for over 30 years. I was a senior c...

The Unreal L Word

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

The Real L Word may reflect today's anything-goes philosophy, but as a meaningful dialogue about gay issues, tolerance, and human rights, it falls way short.

I Saw Elvis in His Coffin

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When Elvis fell off a toilet and straight into rock'n'roll heaven, I was the reporter the paper called to drive up to Memphis to cover it. But I didn't want to go.

Regarding Miss California, At Least Anita Bryant Could Sing

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

Carrie Prejean has become a sort of anti-Susan Boyle. It isn't just that she's a bigot, per se. There is no shortage of bigots. They just usually don't wear tiaras.

When Beauty Queens Turn Ugly

Lady Bunny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lady Bunny

I call for a boycott of all things Fox. It worked on Florida orange juice. Think I'm overreacting? Leave your gay-friendly, big city bubble for a minute.

Anita Bryant HBO Biopic In Development

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HBO is developing a biopic of former beauty queen, singer and celebrity pitchwoman Anita Bryant, who is known mostly for her work as an anti-gay activ...