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Mayors Take Stand Against Their States' Anti-Gay Policies

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

City leaders from several states with gay marriage bans took a stand for marriage equality Monday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Dallas, when the...

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

Lance Bass Hosts Attempt to Break World Record for Wedding Toast (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Planning to be in Atlanta next Monday night? If so, you can stop by the W Hotel Midtown to participate in a toast for a worthy cause. Freedom to Ma...

Amanda Terkel

Rough Day For The Anti-Gay National Organization For Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday was not a good day for the National Organization for Marriage, a group dedicated to fighting same-sex marriage. Gay rights ac...

Former GOP Senator Stars In New Ad Promoting Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) stars in a new ad making the conservative case for the legalization of same-sex marriage, as a federal appeals court...

Marriage: From Movement Building to Victory

Mike Marshall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Marshall

When I took the helm of California's first marriage equality campaign in 2000, winning seemed near impossible. Now, 14 years later, the freedom to marry movement has reached a tipping point, and I may soon be able to marry my boyfriend in our newly-adopted home state of Oregon.

Marriage in Illinois -- The Momentum Continues!

James D. Esseks | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
James D. Esseks

Yesterday the Illinois legislature gave same-sex couples the freedom to marry, making Illinois the 15th state (plus the District of Columbia) to do so. The march towards equality is turning into a stampede!

Light Up the Map: Winning Marriage in All 50 States

Michael Crawford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Crawford

As Freedom to Marry surges forward in its Roadmap to Victory to win marriage in all 50 states, our recent re-launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry...

Volunteer, Find Love, Support a Good Cause

Frank Mastronuzzi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Mastronuzzi

Recently, our company, OneGoodLove, the only online dating site for relationship-minded LGBT singles, partnered with three other LGBT companies -- Wolfe Video, Lesbian.com, and Sweet.com -- to raise money for Freedom to Marry's latest campaign.

The New 13

Fred Karger | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Today marks a historic milestone with two new states officially allowing gay marriage. There are now 13 states that allow the freedom to marry for all Americans. Just like the 13 colonies that declared their independence 237 years ago, a new set of 13 states is leading the way for freedom.

Defining 'Traditional Marriage,' Not Redefining It

Sarah Prager | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

How terms like "traditional marriage" and "redefining marriage" are so consistently misused is outrageous and an outrage, so it's time for a history lesson. What I'm going to say has been said before by others, but not nearly enough.

Lila Shapiro

Conservative Case For Gay Marriage Kept Off The Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The official agenda for the 2013 Young Republican National Convention this week includes several subjects near and dear to the heart of the GOP: the S...

More Republicans Need to Join the Fight for LGBT Equality

Fred Karger | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

The party of Lincoln should once again be the party of equality. More Republicans should join President Obama and so many other Democrats in the fight for the freedom to marry for all LGBT Americans. Ronald Reagan would undoubtedly be championing that fight if he were alive today.

The SCOTUS Decisions on Marriage: What to Do With This New Day

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

Perhaps showing compassion for those who disagree with us can help take us closer to that day when all of us will rejoice at these SCOTUS rulings and the confirmation of every American's inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness.

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.

Young Conservative Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee You might not expect somoene who worked on Governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign to celebrate the Supreme Court decision on s...

Springfield's Lesson for Chief Justice Roberts

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

It is a matter of if and not when the freedom to marry will prevail in Illinois. However, this week Springfield reaffirmed that the country in which we live is a far cry from a place where politicians are "falling over themselves" to stand for same-sex couples' equality.

WATCH: Marriage Equality Now Expanding Out From New England

Matt Baume | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

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WATCH: Olympic Basketball Player's Same-Sex Love Story With Fashion Icon

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices

In 1976, Gail Marquis was playing on the first U.S. women's basketball team to compete in the Olympics. Around that time Audrey Smaltz was knee-deep i...

Impatient for Equality

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

"Which side of history will you choose?" The Supreme Court's answer to that question will be seismic, but the American people's answer is pouring in and they are rushing to choose equal rights over traditional bigotry.

Delaware is Ready to Fight for Marriage Equality

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

This is going to be a big year for equality in this country. As a nation, we're poised to make historic progress, and in Delaware, we have the opportunity to make sure that everyone has the same right to marry the person they love.

Lila Shapiro

Before The Supreme Court Considers Gay Marriage, An American Change Of Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Before his son came out to him, Mike Neubecker had never thought about same-sex marriage. It was 1991; few Americans had. Sodomy was still a crime and...

'I Would Support Same-Sex Marriage... but for the Children!'

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Geoffrey R. Stone

It is those who would deny same-sex couples the right to marry on the premise that same-sex marriage is bad for children who must bear the burden of proof. And it is a heavy burden, indeed.

Lila Shapiro

'Pure Euphoria': LGBT Community Reflects On Momentous Inauguration Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.22.2013 | Gay Voices

During the Inauguration, Meghan Stabler, a transwoman and a member of the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign, was standing on the northw...

Lila Shapiro

Mayors For Gay Marriage More Than Tripled Over Past Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The United States may still be fiercely divided over same-sex marriage in some regions, but over the past year -- among many other signals that the co...