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For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Questions From Readers About Anti-Trans Violence

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Anti-trans violence is not going away anytime soon. My last blog post on anti-trans violence touched on issues that deserve far greater consideration than I'm capable of providing in one post, so this time I'm responding to some comments I've received over the past week.

The 10 Most Scandalous Gay Love Affairs

Allison Hope | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Same-sex love affairs certainly spike the scandal meter with the added layer of gay drama. Whether carried out by politicians, Hollywood stars or religious leaders, secret gay love affairs have shaken the dust right off history books for centuries.

Supreme Court Denies 'Boys Don't Cry' Killer John Lotter's Appeal

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Nebraska death row inmate whose murder case inspired the 1999 film "Boys Don't C...