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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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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...

Is This The Craziest GOP Candidate Ever?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Scott Esk, a Republican Tea Party candidate in Oklahoma, got into a debate on Facebook last summer in which he advocated killing homosexuals. “I ...

Gay Detroit Man Says He Was Beaten In Pride Attack Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

An alleged attack on a 20-year-old gay man at Detroit’s Motor City Pride was caught on tape over the weekend. Footage of the violence shows Chri...

Michelangelo Signorile

Houston's Lesbian Mayor On The Gay Community's 'Uphill Battle' For Equal Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S., and also has the distinction of being the largest American city with an openly gay or lesbian mayor. A...

An Open Letter to Florida's Attorney General

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Simply put, we homosexuals are faced with the greatest civil rights battle of our time. Although we have not completely mastered the idea of equal rights among women and minorities, our battle to be recognized as human beings and citizens of this country has just started.

Conchita's Lessons to East European Homophobia

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Sasa Milosevic

What Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst demonstrated at this year's Eurosong has definitely not been seen for years on the stage of the most dominant ...

HGTV and the Benhem Brothers: A Difference of Opinion or Discrimination?

Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D.

Everywhere from college graduation speaker choices to the talking heads on CNN to the blog-o-sphere, people are talking about freedom of speech and the need in the US to nurture healthy debates among people who hold different opinions.

Gay Rugby Group's New Study Aims To 'Challenge Prejudice' In Sports

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY (AP) — Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality ...

Conchita Wurst Rises Like a Phoenix!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Atamian

Bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst's epic victory in this year's Eurovision competition sent a clear and powerful message to all the homophobes, and anti-LGBT factions in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

How a Conservative Catholic Girl Became a Producer on a Gay Web Series

Kit Williamson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Kit Williamson

I'm still a radical, political queer and Kristyne is still a conservative, Catholic girl, and I am so happy that we were able to work together, despite our differences, to produce EastSiders.

Former Bush Official Compares Gays To Murderers In New Interview

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Robert R. Reilly, who served as the Senior Advisor for Information Strategy for the U.S. Secretary of Defense during the George W. Bush administration...

LOOK: Parents Fear For Son's Safety After Their Home Is Allegedly Vandalized With Anti-Gay Graffiti

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The parents of an openly gay Michigan teen say their home was targeted by bullies, who allegedly spray painted a homophobic slur outside of their son'...

Hate the Gays, Hate the Capitalists

James Peron | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Mississippi, a state that tends to be at the bottom of every index of states -- where bottom is not good -- has passed a misnamed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Like most government legislation, the name has nothing to do with its actual intent.