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Influential Caribbean Country Is Leaning Towards LGBT Rights

Jessica Joseph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

According to a recent UNAIDS survey, Trinidad and Tobago's population is having a radical shift in attitudes towards LGBT Rights. It is not the only survey of its kind that reflects this.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

3 Suspects In Brutal Attack Of Philly Gay Men Turn Themselves In To Police

AP | SEAN CARLIN | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men wer...

You Could Soon Be Caned For Having Gay Sex In This Region

AP | FAKHRURRADZIE GADE and NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — People caught having homosexual sex could be publicly caned in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province if an Islam-inspi...

Faggots and Pot in State Washington

Will Bower | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Will Bower

Looking to Start Anew, We Faggots Traveled to the State of Washington.

The Cause of Homosexuality Is Irrelevant

Mark Baer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Baer

Many people seem fixated on the fact that the actual cause of homosexuality has not yet been established with any degree of certainty. As someone who likes to understand the reasons things occur, I respect and appreciate the curiosity. However, the ultimate result remains the same, regardless of whether the cause is genetic, environmental, or some combination of the two.

Criminalization of LGBT People and Those Living With HIV Threatens Global Progress Against AIDS

Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D.

A decade-long public health partnership between the U.S. and African countries should have clarified, by words, actions and example, that human rights are critical to success in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS throughout the world, particularly in those countries hardest hit by the epidemic. Any new public health partnerships must make this a priority.

LGBT Customers On Their Experiences With Anti-Gay Discrimination At Restaurants, Businesses

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

In 2012, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked a media firestorm after arguing in defense of his fast food chain's support of "the biblical definiti...

"I Haven't Had a Chance to Grieve Since I Got the Phone Call."

Nadine Smith | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

T.W. Jenkins, pastor of Tampa's New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is under fire after he canceled funeral services for Julion Evans-Capers, because parishioners read in his obituary that he was married to a man.

Can Telenovelas Put An End To Homophobia?

Roberto Perez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Roberto Perez

The fact remains that LGBT people are only properly portrayed in a staggeringly few novelas. The majority of the melodramas simply fail the LGBT community and larger Latino community with either two-dimensional, frequently disparaged LGBT characters or a world simply not inhabited by LGBT characters at all.

Openly Lesbian Council Member Heckled, Called 'Filth'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

When a local resident heckled Jovanka Beckles recently, it was nothing new for the first openly lesbian member of the City Council in Richmond, Califo...

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism: What Exactly Is It, And Why Does It Hurt?

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism, or TERF, is a loosely-organized collective with a message of hate and exclusion against transgender women in particular. They have attached themselves to radical feminism as a means to attempt to deny trans women basic access to health care, women's groups, restroom facilities, and more.

Children's Home Fires Gay Employee For 'Presenting A Lifestyle That Is Damaging To Kids'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Texas Tech University student and children’s social worker Casey Stegall was fired earlier this month by the Children’s Home of Lubbock after intr...

LOOK: Bakery That Turned Away Lesbian Couple Preps Cakes For 'Ex-Gay' Group

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.26.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon bakery that sparked national controversy after turning away a pair of lesbian brides-to-be who were seeking a wedding cake is back in the he...

GOP Official Says 'Sexual Perversion' Is Ruining America

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema's remarks about gay people may be routine, but a recent comment suggesting homosexuality is perverse and r...

This Town Is Re-Evaluating The Definition Of 'Family' After Turning Two Lesbian Moms Away For A Pool Pass

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A pair of Ohio-based moms are crying foul after reportedly being turned down for a family swimming pool pass in their community. WBNS Channel 10 r...

Booklet on Anti-Gay Propaganda a Useful Resource in 'Culture War'

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

As LGBTs exist in the midst of all this drama regarding the so-called culture war, I thought I would talk about something near and dear to my heart.

Iraq Vet Says Kissing His Boyfriend Got Him Kicked Out Of Taxi Cab

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay Iraqi war veteran claims he was kicked out of a taxi cab in Washington state after kissing his boyfriend. Eric Williams told Q13 FOX News th...

When Your Own College Wouldn't Want You Because You're Gay: Evangelical Leaders Ask for Right to Discriminate

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, conservative religionists tried seizing the opportunity to exclude people from their midst whose non-heterosexuality troubles them. The president of my own alma mater was one of them.

What the Supreme Court's Birth Control Case Means for Anti-Discrimination Laws

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

Those who care about anti-discrimination laws in general, and the rights of LGBT individuals in particular, have much to be concerned about Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

I'm Using My Prom Queen Title To Take A Stance Against Transphobia

Nasir Fleming | Posted 08.31.2014 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

As youth, we learn from our elders; and if our elders are bigoted, anti­-women, anti-­LGBTQ, anti­-immigrant, anti-anything equality ­based, brutes who harass others with their religiosity, they'll only send messages to the youth that bigotry is tolerable.

Police Chief Fired For Being A Lesbian Is 'Ecstatic' To Return To Work

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

(Removes word 'council' in paragraph six to say the town voted.) By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., June 30 (Reuters) ...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Job Applicants Less Likely To Be Called Back For Interviews With Federal Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees were 23 percent less likely to be called back for interviews with federal contractors w...

Corporations Are People, And They Have More Rights Than You

Adam Winkler | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Adam Winkler

So while a business corporation can't go to church, fast on Yom Kippur, or travel to Mecca for Ramadan, it can still go to court and, on the basis of religious freedom, demand to be exempted from the law that applies to everyone else. Today, women are the victim. Tomorrow, it could be LGBT people. Indeed, after Hobby Lobby, every person is at risk. Everyone, that is, except the corporate person, my friend.

It Might Be A 'Great Time To Be Gay,' But Grindr Survey Reveals Discrimination Fears

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Eighty-two percent of gay and bisexual men who use the popular social app Grindr are out and proud, but 18 percent of those users have yet to come out...