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Gay Teen To Lose Leg After Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Chilean teen will reportedly lose his leg after being attacked in an alleged hate crime. San Diego Gay & Lesbian News cited a translated ver...

This Man Faces An Anti-Gay Nightmare In Zimbabwe

Erasing 76 Crimes | Colin Stewart | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

He walks with a sturdy strut. Oblivious that this cold winter afternoon thrusts its devilish chill onto his skin, much of it bare. He cannot afford a...

Big-Pig Hypocrisy?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

So the book of Leviticus has often been used to justify denying equality to LGBT Americans, but it can be completely ignored when an anti-gay congregation wants to attend a barbecue? Is that biblical cherry picking, or does it just reek of a big-pig hypocrisy?

California Gay Marriage Opponents Call Restart A 'Disgrace'

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban say a federal appeals court decision that clears the way for gay weddings to resu...

Homophobia and Racism: Similar Methodologies of Dehumanization

Jessica Joseph | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

This is not a "who had/has it worse than whom" or a "which trait is more deserving of equal rights" contest. This exploration is about the systematic tactics employed by racists and homophobes to instill a negative self-perception in others and how strikingly similar they are.

FIERCE Quote Of The Day: Harvey Fierstein Slams Anti-Gay Religious Advocates

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

We generally refrain from using the word fierce, but sometimes it's totally warranted. Case in point: The following sound byte from Harvey Fierste...

In Wake Of Hate Crimes, NYC's LGBT Community Offered Free Unique Way To Protect Itself

Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has responded to a disturbing spate of alleged anti-gay attacks in the area by offering a series of free self...

Did Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Fuel Alleged Hate Crime?

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

* Investigators says man was killed because he was gay * Follows killing of a gay man last month * Activists say bill to...

WATCH: Alleged Victim In NYC Gay Hate Crime Speaks Out

Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The latest victim in what appears to be a spate of violent crimes allegedly targeting New York's gay community is speaking out about the experience. ...

The Top 10 Arguments Against Gay Marriage: All Receive Failing Grades!

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

There is no logical or reasonable basis for denying same-sex couples access to secular marriage laws. Opposing the inevitable (marriage equality) is a waste of time, money and energy.

NYC Activist Attacked In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices

A New York teen has been charged in an alleged attack on a local rights activist in what appears to be the latest in spate of disturbing assaults targ...

Puerto Rico Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Legislators in Puerto Rico on Friday approved a heavily debated bill that outlaws employment discrimination based on gender o...

We Must Target the Origins of Homophobic Violence: Religion, Patriarchy and Heterosexism

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Although the increasing visibility of LGBT people and gains in equality may be associated with short-term rises in homophobic violence, these changes are merely triggers. We must move beyond superficial and individualistic analyses of such heinous events and target their root causes.

Gay Activists Rally Ahead Of Boy Scouts' Ban Vote

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

By Marice Richter GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas t...

Two MORE Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Allegedly Committed In NYC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — Hours after New Yorkers rallied in response to a spate of gay-bashing that's resulted in one death and fueled concern about hate crim...

Westboro Baptist Church Blames Tornado Devastation On Support For Gay Player

Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church is drawing a link between the Oklahoma tornado's devastation and a local team's support for openly g...

'Gay' Obama Should 'Come Out Of The Closet,' Says Pundit

Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices

President Barack Obama's historic embrace of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights has prompted many critics to come forward. But o...

Mission Not Accomplished: The Anti-Gay Murder of Mark Carson Should Be a Wake-Up Call

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Mark Carson's murder highlights the shortcomings of a rights-based, marriage-based approach to LGBT equality, and cries out for deeper, and more difficult, forms of engagement.

LOOK: Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia

Posted 05.17.2013 | Gay Voices

May 17 is the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO). The day will be commemorated in over 100 countries around the wor...

AARP Targeted By Anti-Gay Group For Supporting 'Homosexual Agenda'

Posted 05.16.2013 | Gay Voices

A conservative, notoriously anti-group has its sights set on the AARP. According to ThinkProgress blogger Zack Ford, the American Family Associati...

Gay Man Assaulted Outside Popular NYC Bar: Report

Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man was allegedly attacked outside of a popular New York nightspot in what appears to be a spate of citywide assaults. ABC 7 reports that th...

Hide Your Kids! Gay Blogs Trick Children Into Homosexuality, Radio Host Says

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Oh, no! According to anti-gay, conservative Christian radio host Linda Harvey, even looking at blogs that cover "the gay agenda as news" can manipu...

Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin? A Very Personal Homophobia

Cindy Zelman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

Here I share a story about a friend who loved me but who thought me a sinner. I want to know which kind of homophobia bothers you more: the loud, sign-carrying kind, or the more intimate kind?

Gay Couple Attacked By Basketball Fans In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A New York gay couple attacked near Madison Square Garden over the weekend believes they were targeted because of their sexual orientation. Nick P...

Is Outrage Driving Homophobia Underground?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.