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EXCLUSIVE: Pastor Who Advocated Parents 'Punch' Effeminate Kids Defends Sermon, Compares Himself To Jesus | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Listen to the interview here: The North Carolina pastor whose violent anti-gay rant blew up across the blogosphere, said in an interview that hi...

Are You a Friend of Azealia Banks?

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Tomas Mournian

The Los Angeles LGBT Heritage Month Writing Contest encourages queer youth to make a video or write -- poem, essay, short story -- a creative work connecting to their life with a larger history.

How A Gay Iowa Teen Used A Secret Identity to Fight Bullying

Marion Patch | Scott Raynor | Posted 05.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Matt Shankles lost friends and self-esteem and his depression grew when his eighth-grade classmates learned he was gay. They bullied him relentlessly....

LISTEN: Pastor Urges Parents To 'Punch' Their Non-Gender-Conforming Kids, 'Crack' Their Sons' Limp Wrists

Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina pastor's horrific anti-gay tirade is making the blogosphere rounds. Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayett...

WATCH: Texas Rapper Releases 'Gay Is Okay' Single

Posted 05.01.2012 | Gay Voices

"It doesn't just get better, it gets awesome, homie -- what I mean is I just wanna see you blossom, homie." That's the pro-equality message of "Ga...

A Promising Report Card: Surprising Findings On Straight Teen Boys' Views On Homophobia

Yoav Sivan | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Yoav Sivan

What is surprising in The Declining Significance of Homophobia, sociologist Mark McCormack's new book from Oxford University Press, is not that homophobia among 16- to 18-year-old boys in secondary education in the U.K. has declined, but that it has fallen out of fashion.

Radio DJ Apologizes For Shocking Advice To Father Over Daughter's Same-Sex Kiss

Posted 04.30.2012 | Gay Voices

An Ohio-based radio DJ who ignited controversy last week after telling a concerned father he should "get one of your friends to screw your daughter st...

Dan Savage On Speech Controversy: 'I Did Not Attack Christianity. I Attacked Hypocrisy'

Posted 05.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Dan Savage is speaking out after his obscenity-laced speech at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle sparked a national controvers...

Gay Utah Teen Commits Suicide After Allegedly Being Subjected To Bullying In School

Posted 04.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Friends and family are mourning the death of Jack Reese, a gay Utah teen who took his own life last week after allegedly being subjected to anti-gay b...

WATCH: Tennessee Representative Says Bad Parenting, Not Bullying, Leads Teens To Suicide

Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices

A Tennessee-based lawmaker raised more than a few eyebrows this week after suggesting that children who were committing suicide were doing so because ...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Trevor, 20, From Montevallo, Alabama (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


WATCH: Parents And Friends Of Gay Mormons Produce 'It Gets Better' Video

Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices

As part of what seems to be a trend among Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' members, a group of parents and family members of lesbian, gay,...

Anti-Bullying Vigil Held In Response to Gay Iowa Teen's Suicide

Cedar Falls Patch | Kristen Swartley | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices

On Friday evening, people from the community met on the corner of University Avenue and Main Street in Cedar Falls to mourn the death of Kenneth J. We...

An Outreach To Parents Of LGBT Students

Peter DeWitt | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

Schools can play a vital role in the road to acceptance between a parent and their LGBT child. Of course, this is a very sensitive subject among schools and parents. How do educators know when they are overstepping their boundaries with parents?

WATCH: Illinois LGBT Students Address 40-Year-Old Selves In Poignant Video

Posted 04.20.2012 | Gay Voices

A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students from the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance have produced an emotional new video in whic...

'Day Of Silence' Draws Record Number Of Participants, Celebrity Support

Posted 04.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Despite some fierce opposition, the "Day of Silence" is off to a record-breaking start. Organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Hot Sause, 17, From Nyack, New York (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


'Day Of Silence' Likened To Child Abuse, Brainwashing, Acceptance Of Nazis By Critics

Posted 04.19.2012 | Gay Voices

A number of rightwing groups plan to combat a youth-run lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event held in schools across the country with a ...

Heartbreaking Details In Gay Iowa Teen's Suicide Emerge

Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Poignant details about Kenneth Weishuhn, the gay Iowa teen who took his own life after friends and family say his classmates sent him death threats on...

Is The Mormon Church Shifting Its Stance On Homosexuality?

Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Is the Mormon church softening its stance on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community? That's the question CNN's Dan Merica pose...

Male Arizona Teen Aims For Prom Queen In Effort To Stand Up For LGBT Students

Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices

An Arizona teen is crying foul after his high school barred him from running for prom queen. As CBS 5 is reporting, McClintock High School student...

Gay Iowa Teen Commits Suicide After Allegedly Receiving Death Threats

Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices

A gay Iowa teen has taken his own life after friends and family say that classmates sent him death threats on his cell phone and made him the subject ...

'Bully' Question: How One Father Spoke To His Child About Anti-Gay Abuse

HLN TV | Bert Weiss | Posted 04.15.2012 | Gay Voices

"Daddy, I don't want to do recess anymore." Those are the words my then eight-year-old sheepishly uttered to me a year ago. I was baffled. My son i...

Coming Out In School

Peter DeWitt | Posted 06.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

There are many teachers and administrators trying to address the issue of LGBT bullying, but there are many others who still ignore it. The problem stems from the fact that, although there were always gay kids in school, it is relatively new for so many students to come out while in school.

Gay Teen Disqualified From High School Pageant Speaks Out

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I sat down with Kearian Giertz, fellow out teen Blake Danford, and heterosexual, LGBT-supportive Katy Hall, all friends and Fullerton Union High School seniors, to discuss what it is like to be out and gay in school, and the event that propelled them into the headlines.