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Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: John Corigliano and David Del Tredici

Daniel Asia | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Why should one care if it is a lesbian or gay, as opposed to a straight man or woman who prefers coffee to tea, who writes a great work? In regards to how music qua music is to be evaluated it shouldn't, and doesn't, matter in the least.

A Year After Windsor: Progress and Pitfalls for Gay Rights

Matt Foreman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Foreman

The good news of the past year has been accompanied by a number of disturbing developments. One is the fact that it is still perfectly legal in the majority of U.S. states to fire people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) or to deny them housing or a loan, simply because they are LGBT.

'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...

Santa Fe Opera to Present New Opera About Oscar Wilde

Rodney Punt | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

As Americans eagerly await decisions within weeks from the Supreme Court on the right of gays and lesbians to marry, the Santa Fe Opera brings Wilde's relevant and tragic story to the stage in Oscar, a new opera.

How LGBT Families Are Expanding Christian Love

Joseph Ward III | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

But what does it say about the conscience of church leadership when it does not support and uphold LGBT families?

Queeries: Guess Whose Views Are Coming to Dinner?

Steven Petrow | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

The fine art of hosting a successful dinner party starts with a smart invite list. Who's likely to get along, which guests have common interests, who can keep a good conversation going?

Pride and Persecution: LGBT Global Love

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.

It Takes a Village (and a Ladder)

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.22.2012 | Good News
Cheryl Dumesnil

B is stuck in a tree. For real. Perched on a winter-bare branch, six feet above the ground, my 7-year-old son looks rather like Dr. Seuss' faithful elephant, Horton, sitting on that abandoned egg.

Friendship Advice: Just Friends or More?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

You need to come to terms with your own desires and motivations before you decide whether to broach the subject with your friend.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up: August 14-21

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.21.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

World Youth Day, Crown Heights, Ramadan Reflections, Women Religious Leaders, Orthodox Gays And Lesbians Marrying Each Other, and Kiddie Preachers.. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Coming Home -- And Coming Out -- For The Holidays

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

Family gatherings have the potential to nourish the soul or inflict the kind of psychological pain that can take months to heal. In other words, big holiday reunions are not for the faint of heart.

Problematic Daily Beast Survey Claims Chicago Isn't Very Gay

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago seemingly got the shaft in a Daily Beast piece published yesterday and misleadingly titled: "America's Top 20 Gayest Cities," but given the pi...

Y-CARE: A Guide to Helping Save a Young Life

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

Because suicide is the third leading cause of death in young people ages 15 to 24 and it is the second leading cause of death among college students, it is vitally important for everyone to learn about suicide in relation to our youth.

Some Recommended Titles for LGBTQ Young Adults

Sarah McCarry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sarah McCarry

No longer angst-ridden stories of encountering violent homophobia or coming out to a hateful family, plenty of young adult novels allow their queer characters to be teenagers like any other.

Lesbian and Gay Musical Ambassadors Play Carnegie Hall

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Big Apple Corps started out as a social organization, and continues today to offer a place where people can make friends -- and even fall in love.

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...

Starbucks Offers Better Same-Sex Medical Benefits Than Obama

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

A gay Starbucks barista's wife gets better medical benefits than if she was married to a female senator.

Prejudice Alive and Well in the 2008 Elections

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Of course people always want to know if the children of LGBT parents are more likely to grow up to become gay or lesbian themselves. The answer is no.