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Turbo Taxing My Last Gay Nerve

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

Why do some marriages need to be qualified and explained?

'Stations Of The Cross: The Struggle For LGBT Equality' Paintings Movingly Show Shared Sufferings

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Every year, artist Mary Button makes a series of paintings depicting the Stations of the Cross that relate the story of Jesus' sufferings to people cu...

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

Post-DOMA: Honoring The Work Of An Incredible Leader

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been one year since the United States Supreme Court heard the landmark federal marriage equality case of United States v. Windsor. Now, Roberta K...

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

Gay Couples Redefine 'Golden Years'

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Wm. Scott Page

Paying for retirement isn't typically on the gay couple's radar. Gays approaching their "Golden Years" represent a unique segment of the financial marketplace.

Michigan Stumbles In Court Defending Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

By Rachel Jackson DETROIT, March 3 (Reuters) - The Michigan defense of its same-sex marriage ban got off to a rough start on Monday wh...

Luke Johnson

Senator Makes Push On Rights For Gay Vets

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is set to introduce an amendment Wednesday to sweeping veterans benefits legislation that would extend fede...

A Gathering Storm of Bigotry and Discrimination

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

The claim by fundamentalists to be protecting "religious liberty" is true-these proposed laws and restrictions are indeed their attempt to create special rights to advance their religious beliefs at the expense of others who disagree with them.

American Heroes

Lynette Mae | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

For those who remained in the military, the ever-present fear kept them firmly entrenched in the closet, unable to speak openly or acknowledge their own families in public. That was just the way it was. Then history shifted.

Eric Holder To State AGs: You Don't Have To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged his state-level counterparts to recognize that they're not required to defend any state ban on same-sex marria...

Doma Restaurant Is Better Than Ever!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Executive Chef Dustin J. Trani. All photos by Jay. It was about a year ago that...

Judge Certifies Class Action Status For Virginia Gay Marriage Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., Feb 1 (Reuters) - A federal judge in western Virginia has certified as a class action a lawsuit filed...

The Myth of Allyship: Complacency of Small Victories

Jay Dodd | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jay Dodd

Self-proclaimed "allies" terrify me. If a part of your claimed identity relies on a struggle you have no or little access to -- I am given pause. It is easy to speak positively about marginalized groups, but as soon as you take credit or praise for it, only your success will be remembered.

An Open Letter: From a Gay, to America

Tré Easton | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Tré Easton

Honorable mention: Asking me my opinion on the Lady Gaga v. Katy Perry debate. If you're a friend of mine, you know it. If not, it's both presumptuous and none of your damn business.

Luke Johnson

GOP Congressman Tries To Limit Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the growing number of states allowing gay marriage, one Republican congressman filed legislation Thursday to limit the federal g...

What Ping the Duck, Duck Dynasty, Same-Sex Marriage in Utah, and Most of the Rest of Us Have in Common

Janet Mason | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.

13 Ways We Made Serious Progress On Issues That Matter In 2013

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois and Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Sometimes, it's easy to focus on the fact that society may, in fact, be regressing. var _giphy = _giphy || []; _giphy.push({id: 'mhH8d0sBkMczS',w...

A Look Back at a Monumental Year for Equality and Hope for an Even Better Tomorrow

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

Personally, 2013 has been a landmark year, but more importantly, it has been been a year that hosted some of the most ground-breaking LGBTQ events in American and world history. Before we charge into 2014, we should reflect on these significant occurrences.

Pope Francis, Man of the Year? Not Yet

Michele Somerville | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Pope Francis may well be what he seems but it can not be denied that this pope is made-to-order. It is only by cutting through the 'spin' that we can know how genuine Francis and the change with which he being credited actually are.

Why 2013 Was A Really, Really Queer Year

Posted 12.20.2013 | Gay Voices

From the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA and Prop 8 rulings to a series of transgender student victories, 2013 was truly an incredible year for the lesbian,...

5 Reasons You Should Care About the New Mexico Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

John Culhane | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
John Culhane

Yesterday's decision was just the latest in a heady string of wins for the marriage equality movement. But the court's decision is worth pausing to note for a few reasons

Feds Ease Rules On Same-Sex Health Care Tax Breaks

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is letting legally married same-sex couples claim some health care tax benefits for this year. A notice ...

What the DOMA Ruling Means for Same-Sex Couples 2013 and Amended Taxes

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 02.12.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

As a part of this ruling, couples have the option to go back and amend their last three years tax returns, if they would have received larger tax refunds by filing a joint tax return.

This Same-Sex Love Story Is One For The Ages

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Edith Windsor -- the Defense of Marriage Act plaintiff -- has had a big year. In June 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in her favor, declaring DOMA u...