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Why New Anti-Gay Legal Campaigns Will Fail: They Collide with True American Religious Freedom

Wayne Baker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Wayne Baker

Using religious principles to deny services to a category of people -- such as gays and lesbians -- collides with the true nature of religious freedom in America. I'm referring here to the religious foundation of our economy.

Say It Loud: I'm Gay and I'm proud? Not in 1970s Philadelphia. Enter Doctor Anonymous: Part 1 of 3

Robert Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Gagnier

Although a work of fiction, Doctor Anonymous was inspired by a watershed moment in LGBT history when Doctor John E. Fryer, wearing a mask and using a voice-distorting microphone, declared himself a homosexual

Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

Kevin Jennings | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Jennings

As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.

Group Cancels Event In Phoenix Over Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hispanic National Bar Association says it will cancel its 2015 convention in Phoenix over legislation adding protections for p...

WATCH: An Awesome Musical Response To Arizona Legislators

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay singer-songwriter Eric Himan has released an incredible new track that serves as a response to the recent anti-gay bill passed by the Arizo...

Will Russia's Regressive Law Eclipse Olympics' Social Progress?

Ann Duffy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Sports
Ann Duffy

Who would expect this sort of regressive legislation from a country that decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago, is a member of the G8 and G20 and has sought the world's attention and applause in bidding for and winning the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?

Senator Portman's Epiphany: Commendable or Just 'God-awful Narcissism'?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dorian de Wind

Yes, there is plenty to criticize Portman about, but at least he seems to have made peace with himself and his son -- something that is still so elusive to millions of Americans. Perhaps that should count for something.

Anti-Gay Pastor Posts New 'Proof' Obama Is Homosexual

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

An evangelical pastor, famous for his support of Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill, claims to have found further proof that President Obama is s...

'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter Says LGBT Equality Will Signal End Of Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A controversial evangelical currently on trial for crimes against humanity has written a new online column in which he claims that same-sex marriage a...

Noah's Flood Caused By Wedding Songs For Homosexuals, Says Scott Lively

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Scott Lively, the embattled evangelist currently on trial for inciting human rights abuses against the LGBT community in Uganda, has doubled down on h...

WATCH: Conservative Firebrand Defends 'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion

Bryan Fischer, a controversial mouthpiece for the conservative Christian American Family Association, voiced his support for embattled anti-homosexual...

American Supporter Of Uganda's Anti-Gay Movement On Trial For Crimes Against Humanity

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices

On Monday, Scott Lively will tell a federal court why he supports Uganda's extreme persecution of gays and lesbians. The U.S. evangelist and anti-g...

Married In Spain: An Experience

Pablo Peinado | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Pablo Peinado

I have been with my husband for 16 years, but married only for seven. Those seven years are the same time span it took the Constitutional Court to declare gay marriage constitutional, thereby invalidating the right wing's many demands to ban it.

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...