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10 Hours of Catcalling Straight Men in NYC as a Gay Man: How to Get Fag-Bashed

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If catcalling is just about how men are "hardwired" and therefore should be accepted, surely straight men should have no problem with gay men paying them compliments on their bodies and offering greetings on the street, right? Wrong. I don't even have to make the video to know what would happen. And that exposes the fallacy of catcallers who say that they're "just being men."

Philadelphia's Recent Flash Mob Gay Bashing

Thom Nickels | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Nickels

Anti-gay prejudice used to be called the last acceptable prejudice, but that has changed. Despite societal advances, many still believe that being gay is a major sin. Although one can believe this and still be respectful of gays as persons, the concept can become twisted.

Is Everybody Gay? (It's So In)

Quincy LeNear Gossfield | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Quincy LeNear Gossfield

How many times have you heard someone ask, "Is everybody choosing to be gay these days?" Why, now that you mention it, my dear keen observer of universal truth, yes! And because of that, I now quit being gay! That's right, y'all. The jig is up.

Duck Dynasty, the Bible and Justification of Hatred

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 03.04.2014 | TV
Bruce Tenenbaum

Feel free to disagree, as I'm sure many who "stand with Phil" will, but if you think believing and saying hateful things about entire groups of people is okay because of some alleged word of God, then my wish is that someday you truly see the light.

The Hypocrisy of Homophobia: A Call for Us to Stop Majoring in Minors

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

I love my barber and have been with him for five years. When he moves shop, I move with him, because finding a barber is like finding a mate or a church. You've got to click. And we do -- which is why what happened this morning caused me great personal conflict and grief.

Should Eminem's Talent Cover Up His Homophobia?

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jack Rattenbury

When I thought hip hop was becoming a more accepting place with Frank Ocean coming out as bi-sexual, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis releasing 'Same Love' and both becoming commercially successful. 'Rap God' was just a gunshot taking us back in time making us realise that we've got a long way to go.

Rick Perry and GOP Gay-Bashing in 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

So if Perry is stepping down to focus on a presidential run, as some observers contend, what will that mean for GOP political gay-bashing in 2016 race? Judging from Perry's most recent rants, 2016 will be 2012 redux, no matter what any autopsy of the 2012 election by the RNC or GOP strategists might reveal.

Dinosaurs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Times are changing, but unfortunately, that change is coming at a price. The hate crimes in New York made national news, and this past weekend two gay...

Pink Rainbow

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

This past weekend, three members of the Columbus, Ohio, LGBT community were attacked. To show these cowardly attackers that we stand together, a movement has been started to wear pink on Friday, because one of the victims was wearing pink when the attack occurred.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

WATCH: Gay Protest Turns Into Fashion Show

Posted 07.25.2013 | Comedy

"Totally Biased" sent two correspondents, comedians Guy Branum and Aparna Nancherla, to Madison Square Garden to interview people protesting gay-bashi...

A Tale of Two Birthdays: LGBTQ Violence

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

What will you do to push back? Will you sign a petition about the Boy Scouts or challenging the use of the word "tranny" at 7-Eleven? Will you march? Will you join an email list? Volunteer?

Standing Against Hatred and Violence

Yetta Kurland | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

Our community rightfully prides ourselves on being one of the most tolerant in the world, and these attacks have shaken us. The recent murder of Marc Carson exposes just how vulnerable we remain even in 2013 and even in the West Village in Manhattan.

Remembering the Victims of Gay Hate Crimes Until Justice Comes

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Had Ryan Keith Skipper (1981-2007) not been murdered in one of the most heinous anti-gay hate crimes in the history of Florida, he would be celebrating his 32nd birthday today.

I Will Not Date a Bigot

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

I made it my mission to find and date black men who were open and accepting of gay people -- and I found them.

Margaret Cho Sounds Off On Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Comments

Margaret Cho | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Cho

Hatred and homophobia can never be underestimated. And the effect of someone saying "God hates fags" can never be underestimated either. It's a license to kill. It's a death sentence. It's not funny. It's not OK. It's not something I can let go easily, because I know what it truly means.

How 60 Seconds of Violence Last Two Years

Kyle Bella | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Kyle Bella

Though I am better, I must still confront the idea that what has happened is never really gone forever, even though I wish I could scrub that memory away forever. I wish there was a way to get rid of those punches and the feel of asphalt against my bleeding knees.

Ezra Miller On 'Madame Bovary,' Beauty's Privilege (And Peril) And Being Gay-Bashed Twice

Tomas Mournian | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

Today, I spoke from Los Angeles with Miller about violence in America and gun control, a topic that's less than two months after Adam Lanza's killing spree and former LAPD cop, Christopher Dorner, accused of hunting fellow officers.

Sketches Released In Murder Of Gay Activist

| Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

By Jeanmarie Evelly, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer SUNNYSIDE — Family and friends of Lou Rispoli, a gay activist and longtime Queens resident who was...

I Was Attacked For Being Gay

Richie Covington | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Richie Covington

I always thought hate crimes were much more serious, but I found out later that my state's hate crime laws do not apply to crimes committed against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In Alabama? Go figure.

Gay Bashing By Churches Is Why A New Pew Poll Shows America Losing Its Religion

Wayne Besen | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

A new poll reveals that a record number of Americans now consider themselves unaffiliated with any particular religion. If you want to understand the reasons behind this trend, read the letter that Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt sent to the mother of a gay son.

Expelled Gay Student Sues District For Failure To Stop 'Relentless, Severe Harassment'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

A bullied teen who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school for protection is suing Indianapolis Public Schools, WISH-TV reports. Darnell “...

Memphis Lesbian Brutally Assaulted At Local Bar

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

In the second act of extreme violence allegedly aimed at lesbians this week, following the double shooting at a Texas park that left one lesbian teen ...

'L&O: SVU': Fin's Son's Fiance Victim Of A Hate Crime

Posted 05.10.2012 | TV

It was with plenty of twists and turns and hate crimes against homosexuals that Fin got to meet his son's fiance, Alejandro, on "Law & Order: Special ...

Cleveland Gay Couple Allegedly Told “Faggots Don’t Deserve To Wear Pants" In Jail

Posted 02.03.2012 | Gay Voices

An Ohio-based gay couple has alleged they were subjected to horrific abuse by Cleveland police officers, including being denied pants, because of thei...