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Stanley Ely | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

My reaction? Fury, of course, at my classmates!, who felt license to delete a fact central to my life. Was this punishment for deviating from the majority, maybe for not having children?

The Biggest Issue Facing LGBTQ Community Today

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

As Mr. Gay World 2013 says, "When we can all be free then we can rest, but until then we must pay our dues as those who paid their dues for our current liberties." Right you are, Chris!

Looking for Gold? Find the Rainbow

James Harrell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
James Harrell

Students teetered slightly above my knee, scissors were always a little too small, and I had to hunch over to write on the blackboard. Though on parent's night, it wasn't my size that surprised parents, but my gender.

From the NFL to Africa to Next Door: Civil Rights for Gays?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Malcolm Boyd

We've come a long way. We have an even longer way to go. This was illustrated by a seemingly minor or unimportant incident that brushed against my life in the past 24 hours.

Why Global Gay Rights Is NOT a NIMBY Issue

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

For many employees of multinational corporations (MNCs), global gay rights are not a NIMBY issue. It's literally taking place in their backyard. As MNCs expand their operations around the world, they are on the front lines of a confrontation between local cultures and global human rights.

Anti-Gay Restaurant Hilariously Pranked By Gay Rights Supporters

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

We're willing to bet he didn't see this one coming. After Oklahoma restaurant owner Gary James gave an interview to a local news station explainin...

The Surprising Reason This Gay Activist Welcomes The Westboro Baptist Church

Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Author, journalist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate Jonathan Rauch expressed a surprising viewpoint of the Westboro B...

This Restaurant Owner Doesn't Want To Serve Gays

Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

One Oklahoma restaurant owner says he doesn't want to serve gay people. "I really don't want gays around," Gary's Chicaros Club owner Gary James to...

'I Don't Think Homophobia Is Something That Has A Color'

Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Author Rob Smith spoke at length about homophobia in the African-American community in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. Of the perception...

Suspect In Alleged Attack On Gay NYC Journalist Arrested

Posted 01.29.2014 | Gay Voices

A suspect in an alleged Jan. 17 attack on a gay New York journalist just blocks from Times Square has been arrested. The New York Daily News repor...

NYC Theater Journalist Requires Brain Surgery After Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Authorities are investigating an alleged attack on an openly gay journalist just blocks from New York's Times Square as a possible hate crime. Ran...

LOOK: Israel Unveils Memorial To Gay Holocaust Victims

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the f...

Tennessee Man Who Claimed To Be Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Charged With Making False Report

Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Tennessee man who claimed to have been robbed and beaten inside his health food shop has been charged with filing a false report. The Paris ...

Typhoon in the Philippines: Equality Amidst Adversity

Ging Cristobal | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Ging Cristobal

Natural disasters do not affect everyone equally or in the same ways. The burning questions are not just about whether we get adequate nourishment or shelter, but also if it is safe to be who we are. Are shelters open to openly gay/lesbian people or transgender individuals?

The Salvation Army's History of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Zinnia Jones | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

Would-be donors should consider whether "doing the most good" might mean supporting one of the many other effective and reputable charities that provide for the needy without engaging in anti-gay beliefs, policies, or political activities.

Teacher's Gay Marriage Plans Get Him Fired

Philadelphia Daily News | Stephanie Farr | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

MICHAEL GRIFFIN, an openly gay teacher at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, was fired on Friday for obtaining a marriage license with his lon...

Why The Definition Of 'Hate Crime' Angers Turkish Gay Rights Groups

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A Turkish university cancelled a panel on gay rights after it came under harsh criticism from Islamic extremists who branded the event as "immoral", a...

Bad News For The Colorado Bakery That Rejected Gay Grooms-To-Be

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge says a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious ...

Lesbian Couple Claims They Got Kicked Out Of Bar For Being Gay, But Owner Has Another Story

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A Canadian lesbian couple is crying foul, claiming they were kicked out of a Montreal bar for kissing. CBC News reports that Jess Goldberg and Car...

LOOK: Couple's Anniversary Cake Arrives With Shocking Anti-Gay Message

Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A Washington, D.C.-based woman says she was shocked to discover that an anniversary cake she ordered for her genderqueer partner was scrawled with an ...

Health Food Store Owner Beaten Unconscious In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE Dec. 29, 2013: The Paris Post-Intelligencer is reporting that Williams has been arrested and charged with making a false report. Read more a...

Why 'Context Is Everything' With Anti-Gay Language In Comedy

Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Comedian Jim Norton sounded off on the issue of homophobia and anti-gay language in stand-up comedy in a Nov. 19 HuffPost Live appearance. On the ...

How A Former Nazi Skinhead And The Gay Man He Attacked Became Friends

Posted 11.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The subjects of the controversial new documentary "Facing Fear," a former neo-Nazi and the man he gay-bashed in 1980, spoke candidly about their exper...

Man Allegedly Attacked Lesbian Sister With A Crowbar Because She Disgraced Muslim Family

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A 20-year-old Muslim man in Nebraska stands accused of a hate crime after allegedly attacking his sister with a crowbar because she is a lesbian. ...

Pundit Compares Being Gay To Trans Fats: 'A Hazard To Human Health'

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...