iOS app Android app

Anti Gay Hate Speech

Faggots and Pot in State Washington

Will Bower | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Will Bower

Looking to Start Anew, We Faggots Traveled to the State of Washington.

Why We Need to Be 'PC' and Call Out Bigots!

Ed Coffin | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

We are not helping bigots promote their cause by calling them out; we are helping defuse it. We are making it known that it's not morally acceptable to say these things. Look at every social justice movement throughout history. We haven't progressed by ignoring hate and staying silent.

Sia's Dilemma: Does Working With Eminem Validate His Hate Speech Against Gays?

Keo Nozari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Keo Nozari

I wrote to Sia on Twitter and expressed my disappointment. I wasn't expecting a reply, but, to my surprise, she responded and thoughtfully listened, and we proceeded to have a lengthy (by Twitter standards) conversation.

When Is It Okay for Me to Call You a Nazi?

Kate Gale | Posted 09.30.2013 | Media
Kate Gale

To call someone a Nazi is to trivialize the world's worst genocide. It is to trivialize the great global tragedy of the last century.

Are Hateful Words Ever OK?

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

When people -- especially the politically jejune -- see "cool" anarchist groups like Anonymous using language that is the very definition of hate speech, won't the assumption be that it's OK to use it? It's not. And claiming these words aren't offensive is itself offensive.

Deciphering Hate Speech: How Coded Words Like 'Family' Breed Contempt

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

Usually hate speech is pretty direct. A good example is the Web address for the Westboro Baptist Church. But sometimes hate speech isn't direct at all. It may even be a little bit involved. Consider, for example, how anti-LGBTQ organizations use the word "family."

LOOK: Smear Campaign Targets Gay Student Candidate In 'Despicable' Flier

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 04.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Kristopher Sharp, a social work major at the University of Houston-Downtown, hoped to be the student body's vice president before a nasty smear campai...

Mexico Makes Landmark Move On Anti-Gay Language

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In what's already been hailed as a landmark case, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that anti-gay slurs were not protected under the country's freedom of s...

When Your Favorite Childhood Films Are A Little More Homophobic Than You Remembered

Amelia | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

As a parent, one of the great joys is exposing my kids to all the stuff I liked when I was little. We have a built-in excuse to buy things like The Goonies or The NeverEnding Story. But a few times that we've gone back to our childhood favorites, we've had a harsh wake-up call.

About Face: Missouri Pastor's Anti-Gay Speech Has Surprise Twist Ending

Posted 10.22.2012 | Gay Voices

At first, this Missouri pastor's anti-gay speech seems akin to those delivered by a number of conservative preachers and other right-wing pundits nati...

Back-To-School Time With A Gay Kid

Amelia | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

We don't have a script to follow, because we are the only ones we know with a gay kid in elementary school. But the fact remains: We are our child's biggest advocates, and we need to be that for him.

The Problem With Understanding Hate

Amelia | Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

Denying basic civil rights is hate. Characterizing an entire group of people as sick is hate. When people express these beliefs or vote for those who do, they are encouraging those who waves signs, throw slurs, and worse. And they are killing children.