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Jodie Foster Comes Out While Accepting Golden Globe Award

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Jodie Foster came out without really coming out, and suggested she was retiring from acting without exactly saying so, in a l...

Catherine New

Lesbian Couple Alleges Bank Of America Discriminated Based On Sexual Orientation

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.10.2013 | Business

In the early spring of 2012, Patty Snyder and her partner Shelley (who asked to use only her first name) went house hunting in South Daytona, Fla. The...

Homo For The Holidays

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

With the holidays approaching, I ask people in my therapy office what they are doing. They tell me about going to visit each other's families and friends together. However, my lesbian and gay couples often tell me how each goes to his or her own family gatherings and not to the other's.

Homosexuality Is Caused By Sex With Demons, Former Stripper Claims

Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A former stripper turned ministry leader who claims she once considered becoming a lesbian has offered up a rather unusual explanation for homosexuali...

Why Calling Rachel Maddow An 'Angry Young Man' Could Be Devastating

YourTango | Biz Hurst | Posted 11.17.2012 | Gay Voices

It seems like a million years ago that I was an introverted, closeted lesbian, forced to spend every day in a suffocating classroom, in a rural farm c...

Modern Family 'Yard Sale': Do TV Writers Still Have a Social and Cultural Responsibility?

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Taylor Cole Miller

It used to be that we, as a public, could hold networks accountable and responsible for the ways in which they represent minority characters. But can we still do that? Are writers of our current television fare no longer held accountable for the characters they create?

Why This Liberal Woman Is Voting for Mitt Romney

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Brett Blumenthal

Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.

The Deliciously Queer World of American Horror Story

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 12.23.2012 | TV
Taylor Cole Miller

As children of television, we are wont to believe that what we see on TV accurately reflects what's happening in the era. When you think of the 1950s, you might call up images of I Love Lucy or The Honeymooners to color in what you might never know -- what life was actually like in the 1950s.

The Gay Soccer Dad and Lesbian Costco Mom Vote

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Karl Frisch

With so much at stake for LGBT people and numerous historic electoral wins on the horizon this fall, shouldn't President Obama and Mitt Romney have a frank discussion about issues important to LGBT Americans and their families?

Radio Host's Offer To 'Change' Lesbians Willing To Date Him Backfires

Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A nationally-syndicated radio host has reportedly apologized after allegedly promising to "change" any "hot lesbians" willing to go out on a date with...

Keeping Austin Weird -- One Proud Moment at a Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As in any state of the Union, good and bad things happen in Texas. As in any city or town in our country, things happen in our state's beautiful capital, Austin, that can make one feel ashamed and that can make one feel proud.

'Real L Word' Women Talk Sex, Nude Photos And Secret Crushes

Posted 08.31.2012 | Gay Voices

What better way to wrap up the summer than with a spirited game of "Never Have I Ever"? At least that's how "The Real L Word" cast member Somer Bin...

Announcing The Church Of The Homosexual

Mark Olmsted | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

I mean, really, if Scientology can call itself a Church, why can't we? I don't know about you, but I could use some tax-exempt status when I bang the old headboard. And we could finally use protections afforded freedom of religion by the Constitution.

Alleged Anti-Gay Crime Victim Charged With Making False Report

Posted 08.23.2012 | Gay Voices

A Nebraska-based woman who claimed to have been the victim of an anti-gay hate crime last month has been charged with making a false report. The L...

The Military Asks, and I Will Tell

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Believe it or not, many therapists still think many of these myths are true.

WATCH: Bikinis, Beer And Butch Lesbians

Posted 08.10.2012 | Gay Voices

On this week's installment of "Somer Fridays," Somer Bingham of Showtime's "The Real L Word" offers fans her tips on how to prep for the Dinah Shore W...

WATCH: Get A Sneak Peek At The New 'Real L Word' Episode

Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices

It's time for the largest lesbian party in the world -- and the girls of Showtime's "The L Word" wouldn't be missing it for the world. In this exc...

'Real L Word' Star On Beauty And Appearance In The Lesbian Community

Posted 08.03.2012 | Gay Voices

On today's edition of "Somer Fridays," Somer Bingham of "The Real L Word" offers up her take on women's preoccupation with beauty and appearance, and ...

Pastor Rick Warren Deletes Tweet Supporting Chick-Fil-A Action

Leah McElrath | Posted 10.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Leah McElrath

The tweet immediately following where the Chick-Fil-A related tweet should be is one that says: "Your past is past. It can't hurt you unless you let it." If this is the case, one must wonder why Warren felt the need to delete the tweet supporting Chick-Fil-A.

South African Archer Comes Out At Olympics

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Karen Hultzer, who is taking part in the London Olympics as an archer for South Africa, has made her first public statement regarding her sexuality to...

Should Sally Ride Have Publicly Come Out?

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 07.26.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, who relished privacy as much as she did adventure, chose an appropriately discreet manner of coming out. ...

Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Kentucky Park After Kissing

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A lesbian couple was ordered to leave a Kentucky park while taking maternity photos on the park's grounds, and the women believe they were ousted beca...

Top Five Misconceptions About Lesbians, As Told By 'Real L Word' Cast Member

Posted 07.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The season three premiere of "The Real L Word" might still be a week away, but Showtime is offering The Huffington Post a sneak peek with this exclusi...

Top 10 Misconceptions About Gay People: YourTango

YourTango | Sinclair Institute | Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices

By Sinclair Institute YourTango It's time to clear up these ridiculous myths about same-sex couples! It's Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, so, what b...

Pride and Persecution: LGBT Global Love

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.