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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.

Edie Windsor: The Gay Community Is My 'Person Of The Year'

Posted 12.11.2013 | Gay Voices

It's been quite a year for Edie Windsor, and now, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plantiff is capping off her many accomplishments by coming in thi...

Reasons to Be Grateful in 2013: The Women in Politics Edition

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things for which we're grateful. I try to remember this gratitude all year long, but this week is an especially important time to express it. Here, a handful of the many political women and events most deserving of a hearty "thank you."

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...

OUT 100 Includes Wentworth Miller, Jim Parsons And Edie Windsor

Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Marriage equality advocate Edie Windsor, director Lee Daniels and out actors Wentworth Miller and Jim Parsons take top honors on Out Magazine's OUT 10...

How To Make Communities More Welcoming For Aging Gays

John Feather, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

For LGBT people and those who love and care about them, it was a day that will long be remembered and celebrated.

A More Perfect Union: Being Gay in America

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN
Arianna Huffington

In the preamble of the Constitution, we are told that we are constantly moving toward a more perfect union. And while people in every age think they're living in a time of transition, ours truly is an age of transition when it comes to the rights of gay Americans. It's in the zeitgeist -- in the courts, in pop culture, in the business world and in people's voices online and offline. On Sunday, the Oprah Winfrey Network is featuring a lineup of programs about being gay in America. It begins with Oprah's Next Chapter -- with conversations between Oprah and gay celebrities including Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky -- and continues with the premiere of Bridegroom, a documentary from Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.

DOMA Pioneer Receives Top Gay Honor In NYC

Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Marriage equality advocate Edie Windsor took home top honors at the 2013 PFLAG NYC Awards Dinner. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plantiff nabb...

Sam Stein

Treasury Announces Same-Sex Married Couples Get Federal Tax Recognition Regardless Of State

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday that when it comes to taxes, it will recognize same-sex couples' marriages even i...

Sidekicked In Modern Media

Derek Hartley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Derek Hartley

If one more over-processed middle aged lady shouts, "I love my gays," as if we are human accessories, I am going to lose it. It is important to have our stories told, and to not discourage those in media to bother trying, but we should stand with critics in asking for a fresh angle.

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Reflects On Historic Victory

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the historic case that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being overturned, came ...

WATCH: DOMA Lawyer Roberta Kaplan On Her Post-Victory Jewish Celebration

Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

Many are calling attorney Roberta Kaplan a gay hero after she represented Edith Windsor in the trial that led the Supreme Court to rule the Defense of...

Jennifer L. Levi, Director of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project, Talks GLAD's Summer Party With Special Guest Edie Windsor and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jennifer L. Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD, about the Supreme Court's marriage equality decisions, and about GLAD's Summer Party with special guest Edie Windsor, which takes place in Provincetown, Mass., on July 27.

Argle-Bargle: What Justice Scalia Still Doesn't Get About Marriage

Jay Michaelson | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Really? Argle-bargle? The term doesn't appear in my dictionary, but I take it to mean an incoherent ramble, the equivalent of gibberish. And to apply it to the legal arguments that a generation of lawyers and legal scholars have debated for years is, itself, offensive.

After a Court Victory, New York's LGBT Community Reflects

Jacob Combs | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York
Jacob Combs

Edie Windsor, the newly-turned 84-year-old who today won a huge LGBT rights victory in her suit against the U.S. government, was the star -- a heroic figure in the eyes of the crowd, albeit one for whom the mic had to be lowered when she stepped up to speak.

If You Need to Restore Your Faith in New York City, Attend the Pride Parade

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

The Pride Parade has always served the same purpose as the West Indian or the Puerto Rican parades: to bring the city together to celebrate one of its many, many walks of life.

Edie Windsor, the Sixth Daughter of Zelophehad

Rabbi Yael Ridberg | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Edie Windsor represents our modern day daughters of Zelophehad. Before the highest court in the United States, the place of justice and authority, this ruling now enables legally married same-sex couples to receive the same rights as married heterosexual couples.

Diane Sawyer's Big Get

Posted 06.26.2013 | Media

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, sat down with ABC News' Diane Sawyer ...

Ryan Rainey

What It Was Like Outside The Supreme Court, Waiting For LGBT Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vin Testa has a new nickname: "Flag Guy." The 25-year-old Washington resident -- a self-described "proud, out, gay man" -- became a f...

John Celock

What DOMA Decision Means For State Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

State lawmakers around the country who have been involved in the marriage-equality debate see Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marr...

Amanda Terkel

DOMA Decision Means Same-Sex Military Spouses Will Get Equal Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Supreme Court declared the federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announc...

The Catholic Activists Behind Edie Windsor's DOMA Victory

Jamie L. Manson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Jamie L. Manson

DignityUSA is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics that was formally expelled by the Roman Catholic church in 1986 by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

Howard Fineman

John Roberts Is Washington's Most Cold-Blooded Pol

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shrewdest, most manipulative and radical politician in this city isn't the president or a member of Congress. He's the chief justice...

Clintons React To Supreme Court Ruling

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton is welcoming the Supreme Court decision striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, which h...