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Gay Discrimination

8 Things Straight People Get Wrong About Gay Men

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Just because someone's heart is in the right place, doesn't mean his or her foot will be, too. Here are eight common straights-on-gays misconceptions that can lead to inserting it directly into one's mouth, which must be as awkward and uncomfortable for them as the gaffes are for us.

Police Chief Fired For Being A Lesbian Is 'Ecstatic' To Return To Work

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

(Removes word 'council' in paragraph six to say the town voted.) By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., June 30 (Reuters) ...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Job Applicants Less Likely To Be Called Back For Interviews With Federal Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees were 23 percent less likely to be called back for interviews with federal contractors w...

It Might Be A 'Great Time To Be Gay,' But Grindr Survey Reveals Discrimination Fears

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Eighty-two percent of gay and bisexual men who use the popular social app Grindr are out and proud, but 18 percent of those users have yet to come out...

WATCH: How The Criminal Justice System Profiles LGBT People

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

The United States' criminal justice system has a habit of discriminating against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and peopl...

Why Legal Equality Isn't Real Equality

Brian Stone | Posted 05.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Despite all of the recent progress on gay marriage, we are still living in a country that is deeply, deeply ignorant. The fact we have to live in a system where our skill as parents is even a question should tell all of us how far we are from equality.

Gay Vice Principal Files Lawsuit Against School, Church

Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The Washington-based gay vice principal who was forced to resign after Catholic school officials learned he'd married another man announced plans to f...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Oppose Arizona-Style Anti-Gay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Most Americans oppose allowing businesses to legally use religious beliefs as grounds to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers, according to ...

Gay Bar's BRILLIANT Response To Homophobic Legislators

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

A popular gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif. is giving homophobic politicians a taste of their own intolerance. The Abbey announced Monday that it i...

Anti-Gay Restaurant Hilariously Pranked By Gay Rights Supporters

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

We're willing to bet he didn't see this one coming. After Oklahoma restaurant owner Gary James gave an interview to a local news station explainin...

LOOK: Israel Unveils Memorial To Gay Holocaust Victims

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the f...

Teacher's Gay Marriage Plans Get Him Fired

Philadelphia Daily News | Stephanie Farr | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

MICHAEL GRIFFIN, an openly gay teacher at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, was fired on Friday for obtaining a marriage license with his lon...

Lesbian Couple Claims They Got Kicked Out Of Bar For Being Gay, But Owner Has Another Story

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A Canadian lesbian couple is crying foul, claiming they were kicked out of a Montreal bar for kissing. CBC News reports that Jess Goldberg and Car...

LOOK: Couple's Anniversary Cake Arrives With Shocking Anti-Gay Message

Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A Washington, D.C.-based woman says she was shocked to discover that an anniversary cake she ordered for her genderqueer partner was scrawled with an ...

High School Allegedly Fires Football Coach For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

As the Employment Non-Discrimination act passed the Senate and now moves to the House, a story is making its rounds on the Internet that points to cru...

Pundit Compares Being Gay To Trans Fats: 'A Hazard To Human Health'

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...

Walmart Employee Allegedly Asks Customer To Leave Store Because He's Gay [UPDATED]

Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Oklahoma man is crying foul after he and his boyfriend were allegedly asked to leave a Walmart store because of their sexuality. As The Exp...

8 Things LGBT People Couldn't Do In 1985 -- And 7 Things They Still Can't Do

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

From the days of the Stonewall Riots to the current battle for marriage equality across the United States, the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Gay Couple Sues After Being Told To Leave Taxi For Kissing

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A gay couple filed a human rights complaint on Monday against a Chicago-area taxi compa...

Is Hollywood As Gay-Friendly As We Perceive It To Be?

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, ...

Catholic School Teacher Allegedly Fired After Coming Out As Gay

Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A Minnesota-based teacher has allegedly become the second faculty member to part ways with her Catholic school employers after coming out as a lesbian...

Alleged 'Anti-Gay' Cab Driver Loses Permit

Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices

The Oregon cab driver who made headlines last month after he allegedly ejected a lesbian couple from his taxi on the side of a busy highway has lost h...

It's 2013, And It's Still Perfectly Legal To Fire Somebody For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

You read that right. Members of the LGBT community currently have no federal protection against employment discrimination, so anyone living in a state...

Wedding Venue Turns Away Gay Couple, But Staff Members Offer Different Take

Posted 08.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Two Texas grooms-to-be are said to be reeling after being turned away by a local wedding reception venue, allegedly because they're gay. But the busin...

Why This Gay Couple Was Rejected By A Wedding Venue In Iowa

Posted 08.08.2013 | Gay Voices

An Iowa-based gay couple is crying foul after being turned away by a local wedding venue's owners, who cited their religious beliefs in rejecting the ...