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The 58 Percent: Rob Portman, Hillary Clinton And The Future Of Marriage Equality

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Are GOP leaders secretly hoping that the Supreme Court, after it hears arguments on marriage equality next week, rules in favor of equality? The GOP's only hope, it seems, is for the Supreme Court to take the issue off the table entirely.

Church Stops Performing Straight Marriages Until Same-Sex Ceremonies Legal

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A United Methodist church in Winston-Salem, N.C., has vowed to stop performing weddings until same-sex marriage is made legal. Last week, the Green...

Watch: Bill Gates' Awesome Response To Boy Scout Gay Ban Question

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and one of the world's richest men, has a message for the Boy Scouts of America: Lift the gay ban, already. Speak...

Gay Porn's Bad Rap

Tom Judson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Judson

I was acquainted with all of the names that have been in the news recently and worked with several of them and -- to a man -- they were lovely people and it saddens me to learn how unhappy they must have been.

Gay Man Beaten Unconscious In Alleged Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay man is in the hospital this week after being beaten unconscious -- a brutal attack those who were with him say was motivated by homophobia. ...

Gay Guys Consummating Their Marriage Is Gross, Anti-Gay Activist Says

Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A prominent anti-gay activist has boiled his argument against same-sex marriage down to one word: "yuck." Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans ...

The Next Generation: Calling an End to Hate Crimes

Mia Norton | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

Even if you cannot stand up and speak out for gay rights, you can fight the same fight for life. We each hold the ability and carry the obligation of impacting our world for the better.

The Supreme Kiss (Part 3): 'Yes Sir, That's My Baby' (VIDEO)

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

The Supreme Kiss: Let's Kiss Inequality Goodbye is a campaign to raise awareness about equal rights and the Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality.

FRC Fellow: Gay Parents Shouldn't Be Protected From Parental Kidnappings

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A senior fellow for the conservative lobbying group the Family Research Council (FRC) has suggested that gay parents should not be legally protected a...

Big Steps, Little Steps: Change Comes to Rural America

Tom Judson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Judson

iant strides are being made in LGBT rights everywhere, from President Obama's public statements, to Goldman Sachs's amicus brief in the DOMA case, to the Amazon Kindle "Husbands" commercial. But in my neck of the woods progress is more accurately measured in baby steps.

Washington Florist Refuses To Do Gay Wedding Because Of Jesus

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A Richland, Wash. couple is still trying to make sense of what they say were the hurtful, discriminatory actions by their favorite florist. For nea...

Tim Tebow Set To Speak Before Yet Another Controversial Audience

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Tim Tebow is slated to speak at a notoriously conservative private college with an anti-gay reputation on Friday. The openly evangelical Tebow, who...

Christian Teen's Amazingly Homophobic Rap Makes Hate Speech Rhyme

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

T For Tolerance? More like T for Terrible, Terrifying and Tragic. In recently rediscovered YouTube video, posted several months ago by user "Apolog...

Train Boycotts Boy Scouts Performance Until BSA Lifts Gay Ban

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Train has taken a very public stand against the Boy Scouts of America's longstanding ban on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communit...

Cardinal O'Brien And The Vatican: Sex, Power And The Corruption Of The Closet

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While many people are forced to be remain closeted in a still often homophobic society, the closet nonetheless should never be seen as a healthy place. It suffocates its occupants and, when combined with power, has them victimizing many others.

Virginia Spa Admits Its Policy Forbids 'Abnormal' Gay, Transgender Patrons

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Spa World manager James Lee said reports his business had admitted to refusing gay and transgender customers was inaccurate. Though he did not...

Amazing Parody Video Shows The Papal Conclave Having A Kiki To Choose New Pope

Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Everybody wants to have a kiki, even the pope, according to an amazing parody video that "exposes" what really goes on in that super serious, super se...

Anti-Gay Group Leader: LGBT-Friendly School Officials Like Nazi Prison Guards

Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The leader of an anti-gay advocacy group in Massachusetts has compared LGBT-friendly school administrators to prison guards presiding over Nazi concen...

Lila Shapiro

Transgender Student Sues University That Expelled Her For 'Fraud'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Back in early 2011, Domaine Javier was on track to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She had been accepted to California Baptist Univer...

Gay Mormon Comes Out To Family, Records Their Reactions

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

An openly gay Mormon used to be something of a unicorn, but one young man's proud coming out video is a statement to the contrary. Jimmy Lee Hales,...

Anti-Gay Pastor Posts New 'Proof' Obama Is Homosexual

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

An evangelical pastor, famous for his support of Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill, claims to have found further proof that President Obama is s...

Brave Bisexual 8th-Grader Stands Up To Anti-Gay School Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices

A bisexual middle school student has become something of an LGBT celebrity in Florida this week, after her attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance cl...

The Associated Press' Refusal To Treat Gay And Straight Marriages Equally

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Last week the AP decided in an internal memo on style that reporters should not refer to individuals in legal same-sex marriages as "husbands" or "wives" as they'd refer to individuals in legal heterosexual marriages. That's completely misguided.

Westboro Baptists: Christians Are To Blame For 'Fag Marriage'

Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay Voices

The Westboro Baptist Church, an organization known for its anti-gay and anti-Semitic rhetoric, appears to be setting itself apart even from those who ...

High School Allows Same-Sex Valentines After Controversy

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A Utah high school has reversed course this week, after controversy arose over a potential ban on same-sex Valentine's Day messages. The issue at C...