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10 Easy Ways to Reduce Homophobia: A Guide for Straight People

Michael Solis | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

The following are 10 strategies geared toward heterosexual men and women, who are key to dismantling forms of communication that invisibilize LGBT people. The catch is that a few of them require straight people to step outside the heteronormative comfort zone and pretend to be gay.

The Arsenal Is Empty

Jason Howe | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Any Supreme Court victory for backers of Prop 8 and DOMA will be a Pyrrhic one. One by one, their arguments have been exposed as falsehoods and have no power as American society moves toward full acceptance of LGBT rights. Their arsenal is empty.

Myths and Stereotypes That Dehumanize Gay Men Must Be Challenged: Start With These 10!

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

While those who support LGBT equality sometimes innocently engage in stereotyping of gay men, it is ultimately those who promote heterosexist and homophobic agendas who are the most likely to draw on myths and stereotypes in their efforts to rationalize discrimination.

FAQs About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Here's the 2013 version of my annual update to "Frequently Asked Questions About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People," offered in hopes that together we truly can be the change we want to see in the world, and in rebuttal to the rabid rhetoric of the anti-gay religious right.

An Update On The 8-Year-Old I Mentor Who Told Me, 'I Hate Homos'

Robbie Romu | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

It has been over two weeks since Sam, the 8-year-old boy I mentor, told me, "I hate homos." He'd asked if I am married, so I told him the truth, explaining that I am married to a man. His reaction, and my overreaction to his reaction, left us in a state of limbo.

Homophobia Is Real (Ask My Mother)

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

If my own mother didn't know what "homophobia" meant, how many other people didn't know? The sad truth is that there are probably many who don't know what "homophobia" means and perhaps don't even care. Most people don't pay attention to gay issues unless they have to.

Lila Shapiro

Kentucky Cousins Face Life In Anti-Gay Attack, Testing Federal Hate Crime Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Two Kentucky cousins face possible life sentences if convicted of assaulting a gay man in an Appalachian park last year, a case which marks the first ...

What Will the Future of Heterosexism Look Like?

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

Do the increasing acceptance of homosexuality and the recent Supreme Court rulings mean that anti-LGBT prejudice is on the way out? Not exactly. Just like racism and sexism are alive and well in 2013, I suspect the same will be true for heterosexism several decades from now.

When The 8-Year-Old I Mentor Told Me, 'I Hate Homos'

Robbie Romu | Posted 04.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

My initial anger has given way to a tentative willingness to continue on as Sam's mentor. This could be an opportunity to teach him about the fact that we need to respect others and accept that people come in a lot of different packages. And perhaps this is a wakeup call for me, as well.