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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...

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.

Landlord Allegedly Won't Let Bar Become A Gay Bar

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Lulu's -- a Greenpoint, Brooklyn bar known for good music and FREE PIZZA -- has been losing money. So the owner, John McGillion, had an idea: He'd tur...

Why Anti-Gay Sentiment Might Be Hitting 'An Alarming Stage' In This Nation

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

An Ethiopian religious group on Thursday announced plans to stage an anti-gay rally this month to protest what it called "rising incidents" of homosex...

North Carolina's Amendment One May Be Struck Down

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

America's Judiciary is not always the most timely. It took years of civil rights violations before we finally gave people of color rights. Sadly, we...

Elderly Florida Man Slapped With Hate Crime Charges After Allegedly Setting Fire To Lesbians' Home

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A elderly Florida man faces charges of a hate crime, arson and attempted second-degree murder after allegedly trying to burn down the home of his neig...

Oregon's Next Export? Discrimination, the Anti-Gay Ballot Measure That You Will See On the Next Ballot

Mike Marshall | Posted 05.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Marshall

Oregon, once again, is the state where the opposition is focusing its efforts.

The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

'If Danny Boy Were Gay, Would He Be Welcome' On St. Patrick's Day?

AP | MEGHAN BARR and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A weekend of St. Patrick's Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations culminated Monday in New ...

Bakery Turns Away Gay Couple Because 'We Want To Be Right With Our God'

Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices

An Indianapolis-based gay couple is crying foul after a local bakery turned down their request for a cake for their forthcoming commitment ceremony. ...

The Olympic Oversight

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

Medals were won, friendships were made, and the Games were largely dubbed a success. But during more than two weeks of competition, not one athlete or IOC member made a statement to advance the educational arm of the Olympic movement.

'Don't Act, Don't Tell' Is in Effect

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

It's one thing to be denied a wedding cake by a baker who can't think outside the Bible. It's quite another to be physically attacked for simply walking down the street.

Bigotry for Me, But Not for Thee: The Religious Right and Its Selective Use of Anti-Discrimination Law

James Peron | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

One of the lies of the religious right is that its opposition to gays being protected by anti-discrimination laws stems from a desire for liberty. Claims of a defense of individual liberty are often made by religious right front groups that themselves pursue anti-discrimination lawsuits.