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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.

Andrea Stone

Williams Institute Told Us How Many Gay People There Are In As Data Backed Up Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau used its research and sought its help when the Obama administration decided to publicly report same-sex spouses for th...

The Gandhi None of Us Knew

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Irene Monroe

How did the public get so hoodwinked by the divinity of Gandhi? The deification of Gandhi intentionally eclipsed Gandhi the real man.

The Problem With the Gays: What Happened to Our Style Gene?

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Petrow

Not long ago I was introduced to a few staff members at my publisher's offices as the author of a book on gay and lesbian manners. Without missing a beat, two staffers jumped in: "I thought all gay people have good manners!"

'God, Why Did You Make Me This Way? Why Did You Give Me This Life?'

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

A little while ago someone wrote to ask me why I'm so interested in the "gay issue." I replied that my primary interest isn't in "the gay issue." My primary interest is in the abuse of power.

Queeries: "Spying on My Girlfriend" and "The Bridezilla Mother-in-Law"

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Petrow

"Last week I picked up my girlfriend's cell and read a very intimate text from someone who was no doubt a sexual partner."

Rev. Peter Gomes: The Accidental Gay Advocate

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

Gomes wrote, "To suggest that Sodom and Gomorrah is about homosexual sex is an analysis of about as much worth as suggesting that the story of Jonah and the whale is a treatise on fishing."

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Black

If you're religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you. But for the rest of the world, Coming is that bitch-slap that will shock you and leave its impression after you leave.

Making the L-Word Real After the Big D

Candace Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Candace Walsh

"If only I were a lesbian!" Ever since my teenage years, I remember the refrain. Maybe a female friend got dissed at the junior high dance by the bo...

'Womanist': Saying Who We Are

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

Black History Month is that time of year when the achievements and courage of people of African descent are acknowledged and celebrated.

Creating a Jewish Equality Index

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe Solmonese

Mirroring the old saying about what's most important in real estate, the three most important themes in the national conversation right now are jobs, ...

When Is It Fair To Call Someone A Homophobe?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Homophobes who continue to spread fear because of their sincere conviction that homosexuality is wrong will soon find themselves in the same historical dustbin as racists and misogynists.