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Anti Gay Slurs

Why 'Puto' Must Go

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

The current controversy over 'puto' boils down to two simple questions: (1) is it a homophobic slur?, and if so, (2) should its use be banned by FIFA?

What Jenny McCarthy Needs to Learn From Jonah Hill: How to Say, 'I F'd Up'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Hill's apology was genuine, coming from someone who knew he'd let down his friends, his fans, and himself, and who was ashamed. It came from someone who had thought deeply about what he'd said and what the ramifications were and realized that he couldn't just delete it out of his life.

The Unfriend-ly Memorial Day Cookout

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

For a few days now, I have been worrying an upcoming social event where I know I'll see the person my wife and I unfriended on Facebook. I am not a fa...

LGBT Parenting: Does Every Moment Have to Be a Teaching Moment?

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

As LGBT youth, adults and families know all too well, bullying isn't confined to just the playground, classroom, or cafeteria -- it can happen to anyone, anywhere. And as my wife and I prepare for the birth of our first child, we have to learn when negative actions become a teaching moment.

WATCH: Did This Kansas Broadcaster Just Drop An Anti-Gay Slur On The Air?

Posted 12.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A Kansas City broadcaster is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after allegedly referring to the University of Kansas' men's basketball team as the "...

The LGBTQ Community's Response to Alec Baldwin's Anti-Gay Slurs: A Race-Based Double Standard?

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Baldwin has received numerous passes from the LGBTQ community where others have not. And many in LGBTQ communities of color contest that the reason might be race-based. The case of Tracy Morgan is a glaring example.

WATCH: College Kids Respond To The Word 'Faggot'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.21.2013 | Gay Voices

YouTube user Pano T sat down with several peers from his college campus this week for a candid discussion about their opinions regarding the word "fag...

A Few Words From A Real, Live C*cksucking Fag

Noah Michelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

Seeing as I have some practical experience here, I'd like to clear up a few things for those (presumably) non-c*cksucking straight men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used.

A Critical Response to 'Faggot'-Calling Culture

Lucas Waldron | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

When I see my cousin asserting his comfort with calling his (presumably straight male) friends "faggots," I do not feel directly afraid of my cousin, but I feel afraid of the culture that both he and I are surrounded by and respond so differently to.

As American as Baseball and Homophobia

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

How do you react to a homophobic slur in front of your parents? Does "Gay-Rod" constitute a homophobic slur? Should I educate the guy about the damaging repercussions of the use of "gay" as an insult? These are questions I did not want to have to consider during my trip to the ballpark.

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.

The Other 'F' Word

Asher Huey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

This past weekend I was called a "faggot." Recently I'd realized that nothing like that had happened to me in a while and wondered if or when it would. When it did, it made me realize how much, and how little, has changed.

Remembering the Victims of Gay Hate Crimes Until Justice Comes

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Had Ryan Keith Skipper (1981-2007) not been murdered in one of the most heinous anti-gay hate crimes in the history of Florida, he would be celebrating his 32nd birthday today.

What I Learned From Gay Sex: Misogyny And Homophobia

Simon Moritz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Simon Moritz

Peter is a gay man I slept with once. When he did come home with me and we were naked in my bed, he kissed my neck, and I moaned, high-pitched and breathy. He stopped, looked me in the eye and said, "Don't do that. It's faggy."

Why You're A 'Faggot'

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

For over a year I researched the words that people use to describe gay men -- words like "faggot," "pillow biter," "queer," "gym bunny," "bear," "twink," "homosexual" and even "gay" -- to get at the heart of the assumptions that people make about us.

WATCH: Professional Wrestler Slams Fan As 'Faggot' And 'Frickin' Queer' In Shocking Rant

Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Professional wrestler Bully Ray is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after footage of him engaging in an anti-gay rant directed at a Chicago fan sur...

WATCH: Gay Man's Altercation With Passerby Who Called Him 'Faggot' Gets Physical

Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Amateur video footage of a New York-based gay man's altercation with a passerby who called him a "faggot" is making the blogosphere rounds. Astori...

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...

Azealia Banks, Intersectionality And How Her Word Reclaiming Isn't Possible

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

I'm well aware of the misogyny and homophobia of hip-hop as a whole and the fact that Azealia's male counterparts say similar things on wax and outside the studio, but I'm specifically irritated and baffled by Azealia's ignorance, behavior and theories because she's a black bisexual woman.

Kobe Bryant Scolds Fans For Using 'Gay' As An Insult

Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant scolded a pair of fans on Twitter over using "gay" as an insult. On Feb. 10, Bryant wrote: The NBA cha...

The 'F' Word

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

I've never been OK with the word "faggot" or its shortened form, "fag." Regardless of the intent behind its use, I've never been able to fully swallow that word and refrain from tensing up when it's used around me. I've always spoken out against its usage.

Why Calling Rachel Maddow An 'Angry Young Man' Could Be Devastating

YourTango | Biz Hurst | Posted 11.17.2012 | Gay Voices

It seems like a million years ago that I was an introverted, closeted lesbian, forced to spend every day in a suffocating classroom, in a rural farm c...

UPDATE: Bristol Palin Refutes Report That Tripp Uttered Gay Slur On Reality Series

Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Bristol Palin has penned a blog in which she refutes the original report, stating that Tripp's censored expletive was actually "f**k it," and ...

Dan Savage And The Other, Uglier F-Word

Justin Sedor | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Sedor

The context in which he uses the word suggests not only that Savage meant to demean and degrade, but that he meant to demean and degrade by comparing GOProud to a particular set of gay men (bottoms) and all those who enjoy receiving penetrative sex.

WATCH: OWS Security Guard Uses Gay Slur Toward Videographer

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

The New York City Police Department's unexpected descent onto Zuccotti Park early this morning has rattled many supporters of the two-month-long Occup...