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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...

Walmart Employee Allegedly Asks Customer To Leave Store Because He's Gay [UPDATED]

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay Oklahoma man is crying foul after he and his boyfriend were allegedly asked to leave a Walmart store because of their sexuality. As The Exp...

Lila Shapiro

5 Cases Of Anti-Gay Workplace Discrimination That Won't Be Covered By ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Four years ago, John Brown University, a private Christian college in Arkansas, forced an assistant professor named Jason Hough to resign after learni...

Halloween Hate Crime? Three Gay Men Say They Were Attacked While In Drag

Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Three Oregon men say they were brutally attacked on Halloween night because they are gay -- and were dressed in drag. As KATU is reporting, Dustin...

Barilla Goes Pro-Gay?

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

* Pasta giant creates advisory board to promote diversity * Says new advertising campaign to be more inclusive * Chairma...

HIV Criminalization and Stigma

Ace Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

We must base prevention and treatment efforts in sustainable endeavors that encourage education about, prevention, and treatment of HIV. Criminalizing those infected by HIV is not one of them. Enough is enough.

Straight Nebraska Man Allegedly Beaten After Defending His Gay Friends

Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A Nebraska man was left bruised and bloody after allegedly being beaten by three men who had initially been harassing his two gay friends. As WOWT...

Gay Couple Sues After Being Told To Leave Taxi For Kissing

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A gay couple filed a human rights complaint on Monday against a Chicago-area taxi compa...

WATCH: Not Allowing Christians To Bully Gays Is A Form Of Bullying, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices

This seems to be some lovely circular conservative logic at its finest. "Coach" Dave Daubenmire uploaded a new rant to the Internet this week -- th...

Waiter Receives SHOCKING Anti-Gay Message Instead Of Tip

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A server at a popular Italian eatery in Kansas was shocked to find that customers had left behind an anti-gay message on their bill in lieu of a tip. ...

UN Campaign Reveals Shocking, Depressing Gay Google Auto-Complete Function (PHOTOS)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Type the words "women should" and you'll discover that the most common ways to complete the phrase are "stay at home," "be slaves" and "be in the kitchen." Now what happens when you repeat the Google search substituting "gays" for "women"?

Virginia Voters, Beware!

Richard Alther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

For every current advance in gay civil rights, another hurdle is constructed in backlash, as in the present Virginia gubernatorial race, with its more hardened, mean-spirited GOP platform. This clinging to ultra-right-wing anti-gay conviction is leaving moderate, sensible conservatives adrift.

Barilla's Not Alone: 7 Other Companies That Don't Support Gay Rights

Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

By Amanda Chatel for YourTango.com You'd think in 2013, with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accep...

Public Couple Fights Anti-Gay Bullying and Alleged Censorship

Renato Barucco | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

On October 7, 2013, Jesse posted on his Facebook page a sweet picture of him and Dirk. They are romantically kissing in gym clothes. The post received thousands of "likes." Sadly, amongst the appreciative comments, there were messages inciting violence.