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Despite Gov. Jan Brewer's Veto, Most Arizona Businesses Still Have a 'License to Discriminate' Against LGBT People

Crosby Burns | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Crosby Burns

Even today, without S.B. 1062, businesses can still turn away LGBT customers in the 86 Arizona municipalities that do not have any LGBT protections on the books. Nevertheless, this fact seems lost in the media and among LGBT activists.

Why Jimmy LaSalvia Has Become a Welcome Independent Voice in the U.S.

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

On Monday last, Jimmy LaSalvia, who co-founded the U.S. Republican LGBT group, GOProud, announced on his website that he has left the Republican Party, and has become independent.

Revolution v. Reform: Marriage, Floats, and Rose Parades

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort and concern when watching the Rose Parade marriage ceremony stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an overridingly oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.

Michelangelo Signorile

22 Biggest Queer Political Stories Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Sure, 2013 will go down as a another huge year in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victories, with marriage equality surging forward in t...

Why I Never Want To Be Just Like Straight People (And Why You Shouldn't Either)

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

What's got me so despondent (and dramatic)? A couple of recent blog posts that appeared on HuffPost Gay Voices, lamenting, worrying about or lashing out at queers (like me) who don't want to live a heteronormative life.

Forget Political Correctness -- Lesbian Fox News Talking Head Wants 'Emotional Correctness'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Political differences can be hard to overcome. However, is there more you could be doing to see the human part of the people who politically disagree ...

Meet Luxembourg's First Gay Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

LUXEMBOURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Luxembourg swore in Xavier Bettel as its first openly gay prime minister on Wednesday, paving the way for the introduc...

WATCH: Meghan McCain's Thoughts On Being Gay In America

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Meghan McCain's new show, "Raising McCain," which is carried on the recently launched millenial-geared network Pivot, features McCain traveling around...

The Man Who Paved The Way For Harvey Milk Passes Away

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The first openly gay man to run for political office, Jose Julio Sarria, passed away today, August 19, at the age of 90. Sarria, who was more wide...

Historic Senate Vote Appoints Four Gay Ambassadors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

In a groundbreaking decision by the U.S. Senate, four openly gay Americans were appointed as ambassadors during a voice vote Aug. 1 with no opposition...

Meet Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed ...

Will America See Its First Gay President In The Next 25 Years?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Following the Supreme Court's historic ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, President Obama tweeted: Today's DOMA ruling is a historic...

WATCH: Gay County Commissioner Makes Passionate Speech To Overturn Gay Pride Publicity Ban

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Yesterday, June 5, Kevin Beckner, the Commissioner for Florida's Hillsborough County, passionately spoke out against a ban that forbid any public prom...

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin Addresses GOP Senator's Gay Marriage Reversal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

LOOK: Newspaper Defends Running Lawmaker's Gay Kiss On Front Page

Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A photograph of Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino is the subject of local debate. The shot, which appeared in The Denver Post, shows Ferrandi...

Ex-Polish President's Anti-Gay Remarks Prompt Emphasis On LGBT Lawmakers

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's first gay and transgender lawmakers will sit on the front bench in Parliament this week in reaction to hostile remarks by f...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay California Congressman Is 'Optimistic' Obama Will File Prop 8 Brief

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

With less than a day before the deadline runs out, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano again urged President Obama to file an amicus brief with the U.S...

Meet Canada's First Openly Gay Premier

AP | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices

TORONTO -- Canada's most populous province is getting its first female premier and the country's first openly gay premier after the provincial Liberal...

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Defends Westboro's Right To Protest, Labels Antonin Scalia A 'Flat Out Bigot'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.21.2012 | Gay Voices

In one of his last interviews before leaving Congress, Rep. Barney Frank gave a preview of the kind of no-holds-barred pundit he will be as he moves o...

Transgender Woman Makes History In Cuba

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 11.17.2012 | Gay Voices

HAVANA -- Adela Hernandez, a biologically male Cuban who has lived as a female since childhood, served two years in prison in the 1980s for "dangerous...

HuffPost Gay Voices Readers Share What Is Next For Them In the Fight For Equality

Posted 11.09.2012 | Gay Voices

This week has been a pretty huge week for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and for LGBT people in politics. Tuesday night brought us a nu...

LOOK: LGBT Election Night Victories Across The Nation

Posted 11.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Tammy Baldwin's groundbreaking Election Night victory has already been praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates, who ...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Annise Parker's win in her 2009 mayoral race makes Houston the largest city in the U.S. to have a gay mayor, even though the red state has a history o...

12 Openly LGBT Candidates Involved In Groundbreaking Runs For Office

Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced its annual "Races to Watch" list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 12 candidates involved in gro...

Romney Reaffirms Position On Boy Scouts Gay Ban

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of y...