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Iraq Vet Says Kissing His Boyfriend Got Him Kicked Out Of Taxi Cab

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay Iraqi war veteran claims he was kicked out of a taxi cab in Washington state after kissing his boyfriend. Eric Williams told Q13 FOX News th...

It Might Be A 'Great Time To Be Gay,' But Grindr Survey Reveals Discrimination Fears

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Eighty-two percent of gay and bisexual men who use the popular social app Grindr are out and proud, but 18 percent of those users have yet to come out...

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

Michelangelo Signorile

Houston's Lesbian Mayor On The Gay Community's 'Uphill Battle' For Equal Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S., and also has the distinction of being the largest American city with an openly gay or lesbian mayor. A...

The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

Gay Vice Principal Sues Seattle Archdiocese

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsui...

The 7 Horrifying Effects Of Homophobia

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

By Amanda Chatel for YourTango.com Despite the great strides made both socially and legally in regards to how the LGBT community is accepted and tr...

My Grandma Is Usually Right

Marina Gomberg | Posted 04.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

My grandma called last week. She'd been clipping news stories about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* (LGBT) movement's progress all over the country and had some questions for me.

Anti-Gay Policy Prompts School To Nix State Money

Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. | Pressley Baird | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Myrtle Grove Christian School will not accept state funding from a new General Assembly school tuition voucher program, the school's headmaster said F...

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...

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"?

The Right Wing's Winning Argument

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Conservatives are already beginning to chip away at LGBT rights, and they're doing it under the banner of "religious freedom and liberty." This is a tough narrative to beat, and it is tough to argue against because it is so deeply rooted in the American narrative.

City Council Allegedly Removes Mayor From Office For Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The City Council of Porterville, California, removed Mayor Virginia Gurrola from office this week, allegedly due to her declaration that June be regar...

Fired Lesbian Teacher Won't Get Job Back

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | Gay Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A lesbian teacher challenging her firing by a Roman Catholic school in Ohio will not get her job back as part of a settlement reache...

Mississippi Gay Bar Denied License

David Dinielli | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
David Dinielli

Just days after crowds of people in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York took to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court victories, one woman in rural Mississippi took a personal stand against a local form of discrimination.

And Now It's Time to Rebrand ENDA: The Freedom to Work Act

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The marriage equality movement has been a success for a lot of reasons. One of them, no doubt, is branding and framing. And it's time to learn from that and apply it to other battles, like the battle against employment discrimination, which has been a dismal failure.

Born to See Equality for All LGBTs?

Thom Senzee | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Thom Senzee

Let's celebrate our #DoubleRainbow victories today, tomorrow and all through the summer. This is our Summer of Love. But let's also remember the "T" in "LGBT." The fight for their rights has only begun.

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Critical Of GOP Lawmakers' Gay Marriage Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices

No longer a member of Congress, Barney Frank is still weighing in with his well-known blunt positions, but "relaxing" while doing so. Responding to Se...

Would a Husband and Wife Be Asked to Sleep in Separate Bedrooms?

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

A recent HUD study shows that same-sex couples experience significantly higher levels of housing discrimination than heterosexual couples. My wife and I found this to be true in New York and Massachusetts -- both states where LGBTQ individuals are considered a protected class.

What's the Point of Pride Marches?

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlene Obernauer

Pride parades, or "gay liberation protests," as they were first called, have been critical to bringing about LGBT rights all over the world. But we've abandoned their initial purpose as a call for equality. We owe it to ourselves, and to our history, to call upon our rich activist traditions.

Anti-Gay Pundit Refuses To Talk About Whether Or Not He's Had 'Gay Impulses' On Air

Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer doesn't usually find himself tongue-tied. The virulently anti-gay spokesperson for the American Family Association (AFA) has made a care...

Alum Claims High School Canceled Grad Speech Because He's Gay

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In a controversy that has engulfed a small Arkansas town, a graduate of one of the local high schools claims the school canceled his appearance as thi...

Lesbian Teens Cry Foul After Picture Pulled From School Yearbook

Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A pair of lesbian teenagers in Texas have alleged their high school's yearbook staff is discriminating against them because they are gay. Sixteen-y...

WATCH: Gay Boy Scout Leader Comes Out On Camera

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices

After closing his eyes and taking a deep breath, Boy Scout camp leader Derek Nance softly said to himself, "Here we go," introduced himself and said t...

Study Reveals Staggering Level Of Homophobia in Italy

L'Huffington Post | Marco Pasqua | Posted 11.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Seventy-three percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population has experienced some form of discrimination or prejudice, predom...