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Gay Tolerance

A Rare Moment of Good

Allison Hope | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

This was the first time that someone had apologized to me in the face of misjudging my sexuality. It was a tiny blip on the map for LGBT equality, but it felt like much more. It felt indicative of a seismic shift in consciousness that's slowly but surely occurring.

New Poll Reveals Acceptance Levels Of Homosexuality Around The World

Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The fight for marriage equality continues to dominate global headlines, but a new survey reveals a surprising divide on the acceptance of homosexualit...

'Live and Let Live' Isn't Enough Anymore

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

It's no longer sufficient for our straight friends to say, "I have no problem with you being gay," or, "I have gay friends." What we really need is for LGBT people and our allies to stand together and say that enough is enough when it comes to homophobia.

Change Is Not Easy

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Sometimes I think that we gay people forget how long it took some of us, if not the majority of us, to accept our own sexuality. Why is it that we expect our family, friends and the entire country to immediately accept it just because we have?

Accept And Tolerate My Gay Kid? That's Not Good Enough

Amelia | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

With politicians there is a lot talk of "acceptance" and "tolerance" when it comes to homosexuality. I accept the fact that I have to pay taxes. I tolerate the fact that I have to go to the dentist. Why should either of those words apply to how a parent feels about their child?

'My So Called Life' Star On Coming Out In Hollywood

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

With increasing support and acceptance of LGBT rights, students, leaders, and members of the LGBT community are more open to coming out in public. Huf...

LOOK: High School Student Comes Out In Touching English Class Essay

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

When students at an unidentified high school were asked to write about a "weight that [they] carry daily," one teen took the opportunity to make a big...

How Friendly Is 'Gay-Friendly'?

Martin Maidenberg | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Martin Maidenberg

Over the holiday break I spent time with friends, family and other loved ones who have supported and loved me without reservation over the years. However, three separate encounters led me to question what I had come to know about support as opposed to true understanding.

Two Cheers for 'Tolerance'

John Schwartz | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
John Schwartz

Vocabulary alone can't fix our problems. But being mindful of what words do is a great start to making the world the kind of place that will embrace these kids so that they can embrace the world right back.

Let's Make Out In Public!

Marten Weber | Posted 07.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

If we want to make the world a more tolerant place, gays do need to be more visible, and not just in the Castro. There is enough room to challenge people's attitudes without breaking the law or ending up as a censored YouTube clip. A sweet kiss is enough.