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Catholics Protest Firings Of Openly Gay Teachers

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

(RNS) They taught English, gym, music and fifth grade, and are typically described as “beloved” by their students. But that didn’t stop the C...

Did This Wisconsin Teen Target Her Neighbors' Home Because They Were Gay?

Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A Wisconsin teen has been jailed after allegedly attacking a gay couple in her neighborhood with homophobic slurs and vandalizing their Racine home. ...

My Heterosexual Day

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Being gay is exhausting nowadays. I need a break! I have decided to live one completely heterosexual day to shake off all the gay pressure that I have been under lately. Here is a blow-by-blow -- oops, wrong expression! Here is a log of my day of ardent heterosexuality.

How Successful Will A Barilla Boycott Be?

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | Gay Voices

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. and international gay rights supporters called on Friday for a boycott of Ita...

It's Discrimination, Not Filtration: Russia's Newest Antigay Bill Faces Uphill Battle

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The clubbing of dissent in Russia created an enabling environment for a discriminatory federal law, and just two months after the signing of the "propaganda" law by President Putin, new calls for action against "nontraditional sexual relations" are shaking up the State Duma.

Colorado Floods Are A Result Of 'Decadent Homosexual Activity,' Pastor Claims

Posted 09.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has been previously blamed for Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Isaac and the Sandy Hook element...

God Hates Gays Who Own Chandeliers? The Folks at Ivory & Deene Seem to Think So

John J. Caswell Jr. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
John J. Caswell Jr.

Rather than simply declining our request, as so many companies we have sought sponsorship from have, Ruby decided to do the least Christian thing she could think of: directly and personally judge and shame strangers. She may not have called us "faggots," but she might as well have.

Former Obama Opponent Compares Homosexuality To Incest, Bestiality And Pedophilia

Posted 09.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Alan Keyes, the Republican and conservative who challenged Barack Obama for Illinois's Senate seat in 2004, compared homosexuality to incest, bestiali...

'No One Would Lift A Finger' Against Alleged Sex Offender If He Were Gay, Putin Claims

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices

VALDAI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin rallied behind his old friend Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday, saying the former Italian pri...

City Council Allegedly Removes Mayor From Office For Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The City Council of Porterville, California, removed Mayor Virginia Gurrola from office this week, allegedly due to her declaration that June be regar...

The LGBT Community Desperately Needs to Confront Anti-Gay Propaganda

Alvin McEwen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

We are dealing with a veritable juggernaut of lies. The problem is that we don't take this juggernaut seriously. We laugh at the outrageous lies uttered about us, but we fail to see that by not publicly and forcefully refuting them, we give them a clear field to influence Americans.

Anti-Gay Pundit Says He 'Loves' Gays While Calling Homosexuality 'Perverted' And A 'Disease'

Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

If the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer loves gays as much as he proclaimed on his "Focal Point" radio show this week, he certainly has an ...

Anti-Gay Bakery's Closing Is Evidence Of 'Homosexual Mafia,' Pundit Claims

Posted 09.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer decried the controversial shuttering of an Oregon bakery after its owners refused to prepare a wedding...

Catholic School Teacher Allegedly Fired After Coming Out As Gay

Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A Minnesota-based teacher has allegedly become the second faculty member to part ways with her Catholic school employers after coming out as a lesbian...

Gay and Southern: Discuss

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

We wanted to talk about it. What follows comes from a Gchat conversation between me (raised by two moms in the Northeast) and Todd Dakotah Briscoe, who's gay and from a "red state" and kind enough to share his story.

Anti-Gay Bakers Say Gay Activists Used Mafia-Style Tactics To Close Their Shop

Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

The Oregon bakers who shuttered their business after their decision to turn away two lesbian brides-to-be created a national controversy are speaking ...

Denver Man Needs Reconstructive Surgery After Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Denver man says a brutal attack he endured over the Labor Day holiday was a hate crime. As ABC 7 reports, Jared Olson says he and two friend...

Could Brutal Labor Day Attack Be The Latest In An Anti-Gay Crime Spate In Ohio?

Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man claims he was beaten by a large group of men in Cleveland over Labor Day weekend in what he's described as a hate crime. According to NB...

Bakery That Turned Away Lesbian Brides-To-Be Shutters, But Vows 'The Fight Is Not Over'

Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Oregon bakery which sparked the ire of same-sex marriage advocates nationwide by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has closed u...

Back-to-School Resolution: Let's Stop Firing Gays and Gay-Rights Supporters

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

It seems as if Pope Francis has opened the door, ever so slightly, to a more open policy towards gays in the Catholic Church. If we see this as an effort to accommodate to the Church people with same-sex attractions, then we are entitled to ask Catholic institutions to take the next step.

Anti-Gay Law Isn't Discrimination, Russian Officials Claim

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

LONDON — The Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defend...

A Unanimous Decision for Equality

Louise Melling | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Louise Melling

When a business opens its doors to the public it must comply with anti-discrimination laws, even if doing so offends a business owner's religious beli...

Alleged 'Anti-Gay' Cab Driver Loses Permit

Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices

The Oregon cab driver who made headlines last month after he allegedly ejected a lesbian couple from his taxi on the side of a busy highway has lost h...

A New Jackson-Vanik

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

This disturbing similar oppression of the LGBT community in Russia and that of Soviet Jewry should instruct us in how to respond.

Why Our Straight Wedding Just Got Political

Sarah Hankel-Hoffman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Hankel-Hoffman

It is our lifetime conviction that all people are created equal, and it is our belief that good people subscribe to the "golden rule" that has resulted in our decision to withdraw our reservation to hold our wedding reception at the Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, on Sept. 7, 2013.