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Old Is the New Black; BDSM, the New Gay

Eric Schaeffer | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Schaeffer

Blindfolding with a silk scarf? Wrists bound to the bedpost while whip cream or ice is run along the innocent captive? "Rough" sex? A slight squeeze of your lover's throat? Just a soft one?

PHOTOS: Best Gay And Lesbian Kisses In Honor Of Valentine's Day

Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices

"Now a soft kiss," beloved English poet John Keats once wrote. "Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss." Indeed, truer words have never been spo...

What Conservatives Give Up When We Turn Our Back on Gay Americans

Eli Lehrer | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

This year, GOProud isn't going to be in attendance at CPAC. To me this is a problem, not so much because of what it says about individual conservatives' attitudes toward gay Americans but because what it says about the direction of the conservative movement.

Ellen DeGeneres' JC Penney Partnership Slammed By Anti-Gay Group

Posted 02.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Ellen DeGeneres' new gig as a spokeswoman for JC Penney is just one component in the retail brand's planned makeover, but not everyone is thrilled by ...

Saving Santana's Storyline

Asher Huey | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

Art, including television comedy, is meant to hold a mirror to society. While holding that mirror, Hollywood should give lesbians the fair and equal consideration they give gay men.

Are Children's Issues Only Important in Attack Videos?

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Adam Pertman

Children are routinely cited as the beneficiaries of the ideas politicians suggest, whether tax cuts or hikes, increased spending or less of it. But it's hard to recall a single instance of a candidate advocating a specific programmatic initiative with children at its core.

New Analysis Reveals Spike In Same-Sex Contact Between Teen Girls

Posted 12.23.2011 | Gay Voices

A new analysis of the U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) has revealed some surprising shifts in the sexual activity of teenage girls over th...

Bring Jesus and the GOP to Thanksgiving! A Music Video Viewing Guide for the Whole Family

Katie Halper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Since the liberal media refused to show the tender face of the Family Leader Thanksgiving GOP debate on national television, most Americans missed out.

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Calls Florida DMV Rejection 'Humiliating'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

A visit to the DMV is rarely a pleasant experience for anyone, but now, a Florida-based lesbian couple says they are humiliated by their driver's lice...

WATCH: Colorado Lesbian Couple Fears For Life After Alleged Hate Crime At Condo

Posted 01.01.2012 | Gay Voices

A Colorado-based lesbian couple fears for their safety after allegedly becoming targets of a frightening hate crime. As Colorado's KWGN is reporti...

Conservative 'Ex-Gay' Candidate Admits Lesbian Affair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Linda Wall, a conservative independent Virginia candidate for the House of Delegates, admitted on Wednesday that she had an affair with a female stude...

WATCH: Vinny Guadaginino, Kristin Chenoweth, Chaz Bono Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying

Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices

A host of celebrities are teaming up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for their new "Amplify Your Voice!" campaign to speak ...

Michigan LGBT Advocates Launch Campaign For Anti-Discrimination Law Amendment

Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices

A coalition of Michigan advocacy groups is launching the new "Don't Change Yourself. Change The Law" campaign in an effort to combat the state's lack ...

Two Men In A Bar: A True Parable About Gay Marriage

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

You can overhear similar conversations in some churches, but not in others. Maybe we should start more of them.

Dan Savage On LGBTQ Bullies: Why The Church Must Change

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

To clergy: make a point to preach on welcome, and don't be afraid to talk about how God made LGBTQ persons in God's own image.

'L Word' Star's Airline Drama Continues

Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

The firestorm surrounding 'L Word' actress Leisha Hailey's removal off of a Southwest Airlines flight after she was allegedly kissing her partner cont...

Smerconish's Friend, My Son and the Bachmann's

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

When I read a recent column by Michael Smerconish at the Philadelphia Enquirer, I said to myself, "Wow, I could have written this myself -- perhaps even better than Smerconish."

Matt Sledge

Kitty Lambert And Cheryle Rudd Aim To Be First Married Under New York Gay Marriage Law, At Rainbow-Lit Niagara Falls

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two Buffalo women plan to be the first to legally wed under the state's new same-sex marriage law, which goes into effect on Sunday, one m...

The Last Police Raid on Gays of Fire Island

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Karl Grossman

In the 1960s, a Suffolk County custom was the annual police raid on the gay communities of Fire Island, a barrier beach on the Atlantic and a diverse summertime haven for New Yorkers.

LGBT Finally Included In U.S. Health Data

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living

For the first time, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations will be included in the National Health Interview Survey -- one of the key sour...

Provincetown's Not Safe for Black Lesbians

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Irene Monroe

At the tip of Cape Cod is the LGBTQ-friendly haven, Provincetown, fondly called P-town, and known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast. But this doesn't mean there is no sexual and homophobic harassment.

'Am I Seeking the Truth Because I Want to Justify My Sin?'

John Shore | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
John Shore

There's Christianity, which is supposed to be founded on the unconditional love of God, breaking and tearing apart a heart. Shredding someone's sense of worth. Devastating her confidence.

Pride Celebrations?... Haven't We Assimilated?

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

Driving forth an assimilationist agenda for LGBTQ pride events would nullify the defining gift of our community: that we are diverse.

Marriage Equality Film Comes to Harlem

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York
Irene Monroe

African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities have always existed in Harlem, residing here since this former Dutch enclave became America's Black Mecca in the 1920s.

Malcolm X Was "Gay-for-Pay," New Book Says

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Irene Monroe

We need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in his life Malcolm X engaged in same-sex relationships.