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A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Michelangelo Signorile

Family Group President Doubles Down On Claim Of Link Between Homosexuality And Pedophilia

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

At the Values Voters Summit over the weekend, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, had two words for LGBT and progressive groups wh...

Igor Bobic

Gay Marriage Finds Scant Mention Among Republicans At Values Voter Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The need to preserve "traditional" marriage was on the minds of many at the opening day of Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of r...

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

Why Do Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Other GOP Politicians Continue Bowing to Anti-LGBT Extremists?

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Why do politicians like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still think it's OK to speak to groups that vilify the LGBT community with outrageous propaganda and demonizing falsehoods? If racism is anathema to the GOP, why isn't overt anti-LGBT bigotry equally repellent?

'Family' Pundit Makes Bizarre And Offensive Link Between Robin Williams' Death And 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg makes a bizarre link between Robin Williams' death and "ex-gay" therapy in a blog post. Sprigg, who is...

Evangelism as Therapy

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Encountering the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg in the D.C. Council Chambers on June 27 took me back five years to our battles over the District's marriage equality bill. This time it was a hearing on a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for minors.

'Family' Group Representative Advises Mom To Pursue 'Ex-Gay' Group For Daughter Who Came Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

No stranger to anti-gay declarations, the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg advised a mother to pursue organizations which advocate for reparativ...

SF Archbishop Defends Plan To Speak At Anti-Gay Event Because 'Love Is The Answer'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has come under fire from a wide swath of groups for his decision to speak at the March for Marriage on T...

How to Build a Better Murderer

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!

Lydia O'Connor

San Francisco Archbishop Prompts Outrage With Plans To Join Anti-Gay Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion

The archbishop of America’s most liberal city is scheduled to speak at a massive anti-gay rally later this month, prompting more than 80 political a...

Sending Harvey Milk Throughout the Planet

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As marginalized people, we are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo. In coalition with other disenfranchised groups and allies, we are refusing to buckle under and to assimilate into a corrupt system.

Pundit Believes Bakery's Gay Discrimination Case Has Holocaust Implications

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

No stranger to eyebrow-raising declarations, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins compared a Colorado court's anti-gay discrimination ruling...

Franklin Graham Is the Worst Thing to Happen to God in a While

Derek Penwell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Speaking as a Christian pastor, I attest that following Jesus is difficult enough without having to live down the advanced billing from folks like Franklin Graham, who are convinced that God has nothing better to do than to figure out new categories of people to despise.

'Family' Association Member Links Deadly Isla Vista Attacks To Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.30.2014 | Gay Voices

The Family Research Council's (FRC) Ken Blackwell has sparked the ire of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates by linking the...

Phil Robertson Is A Modern-Day Prophet, Says Robertson's Son

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion

According to Alan Robertson, son of 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson, his father is a "prophet" and a "culture-changer." Addressing an audience a...

Is Megyn Kelly Homophobia's Best Ally at Fox?

Equality Matters | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Equality Matters

Megyn Kelly was supposed to be a harbinger of Fox News' "gay rights revolution," but she's used her primetime spot to enable some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT activists.

The Gay Community Is Fighting Godzilla With a Slinky Toy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

A good army doesn't fight each other. They zero in on the enemy who is keeping them outside the gate. And right now, the lgbt community isn't acting like the good army we need to be.

Conservatives Fume Over Rand Paul's Abortion Comments

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have alienated some of his socially conservative supporters this week after he sounded surprisingly ambivalent on the issue...

Why New Polling Shows Both the GOP and LGBT Groups Are Out of Touch

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sure, LGBT groups are operating within a political environment in which a small band of extremists have a lock on the GOP. But better to get nothing passed right now and continue to embarrass the GOP and watch it implode than to compromise our rights and pander to those extremists.

Former General: Jesus Will Be Armed With An AR-15 Assault Rifle

Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion

Jesus is coming-- and he'll be carrying a really big gun when he does. That's what former U.S. Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin thinks,...

Tony Perkins Hints At Potential Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, suggested Wednesday that he may run for David Vitter's Senate seat should the Republican senat...

The Ugly Collusion Between 'Religious Faith' and Bigotry

Alvin McEwen | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

There is no need to rehash this Duck Dynasty mess. We have all said our bits and pieces about Phil Robertson's racism and homophobia. And it will cont...

Why Does Jesus Have to Be Such a Lousy Role Model?

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

So, Jesus is exactly the wrong guy to appeal to as the inspiration for a 21st century version of the personal morality police. And it's kind of sad, really. For a large segment of Christianity, Jesus' lack of moralistic rigor cannot but appear embarrassing.

Rep. Fleming: NDAA Religious Freedom Language Not a 'Touchdown' -- New Talking Points Needed

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) so-called "religious freedom" amendment.