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Gays and Lesbians

Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note. And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate thei...

Why Gays And Lesbians Should Never Argue Scripture

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

The reason gays and lesbians should never argue over scripture is because, not only does scripture not condemn homosexuality, arguing over it produces nothing but strife, division and hatred.

Remember Our Homeless Gay Youth this Holiday

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

The holiday season is a difficult time of year many of us. Our culture's egregious forms of commercialism always bother me -- and its anemic recognit...

Happy Holidays (And How You Can Help)

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

Even if they are out to their families, an LGBTQ youth still may feel like an outsider, that they don't belong, or that they are somehow wrong for who they are.

Oprah Is Not Gay, Folks!

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

Oprah is known everywhere around the world, and has touched nearly everyone. Her media stardom and public ministry make her omnipresent as well as om...

The Demise of California's Prop. 8? Marriage Equality Fares Well in Appeals Court

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

After a marathon argument lasting more than two hours on Monday, at least one thing seems clear: Prop. 8 will likely not survive its journey through the federal courts in California.

Sexual Obsession And The Fall Of The Religious Right

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Americans need a religious teaching that begins with the premise that sexuality is linked to blessing, commandment and God; that focuses on holiness and self-respect; and that sends the message that each of them is a person of irreducible worth.

It Takes A Movement: The Next Steps

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.

Let's Hear from the Gay Teens for a Change

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

I know we are supposed to prepare them for what lies ahead. But I think we have a responsibility to insure their safety until they are adults.

Mall to Lesbians: No Kissing Allowed. Get Out Now

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Petrow

It's worth remembering that LGBT people (and our allies) exercise our political will not only at the ballot box, but also in the dollars and cents we spend every day.

The Time for Equal Rights for LGBT Americans Is Now!

Fran Drescher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fran Drescher

No group should be singled out by a mob mentality, and no one's rights should ever be compromised. There is no justification for that.

Anti-Gay Bullying is Today's Witch-Hunting

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

Due to homophobic bullying some of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) children feel like they are looked upon as today's witches.

Re-Introducing Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women of African Descent

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

a groundbreaking study in July came out titled "Black Lesbians Matter" examining the unique experiences, perspectives, and priorities of the Black LBT community, and sadly little is known about it.

Christians and Bullying: Standing With Gays and Lesbians

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect anyone created in the image of God.

The messology of Bishop Eddie Long

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

When preachers pontificate too much from on High about the sins of homosexual sex, the cautionary tale is to be careful of what you say, because your ...

What Is the Democratic Party Base?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For many, the Democratic base includes African Americans, Latinos, gays and lesbians, young voters, union members and women. These voters combine for about 70 percent of the electorate, so obviously they are not all the base.

Some Recommended Titles for LGBTQ Young Adults

Sarah McCarry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sarah McCarry

No longer angst-ridden stories of encountering violent homophobia or coming out to a hateful family, plenty of young adult novels allow their queer characters to be teenagers like any other.

Is There Really a "Fight" for Gay Marriage?

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

Before we question whether Democrats and Obama are doing enough for the rights of gays and lesbians, we must first ask if gays and lesbians are doing enough for the rights of gays and lesbians.

Should Gays and Lesbians Boycott Target?

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

First, I acknowledge boycotts are a legitimate form of civil disobedience that do work in some cases. But will a gay and lesbian boycott on Target have a similar effect? Not likely.

Straight Talk: Is It Okay to Use Slang Like "F*g" and "D*ke"?

Steven Petrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

No matter how LGBT-friendly you are you're better off avoiding those terms. Because these words are still extremely offensive when used as epithets, however, they just don't work out of a straight person's mouth.

A Healthy Proposal: Stop Taxing Domestic Partner Health Benefits

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Solmonese

As we all stare down Tax Day, it seems an appropriate time to remind us that there are punitive federal taxes that penalize both corporations and employees who go to work under policies that assert that working families should be treated equally.

The L Word Gets Real

Jamie Wetherbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Wetherbe

It's slim pickings when it comes to lesbians on reality TV. But come June, Ilene Chaiken, executive producer of The L Word, is making her scripted show a reality.

Same Sex Kissing Is Oh So Cool...For Girls

Erica Kennedy | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Kennedy

What does it mean that that Miley's routine will make men happy in, ahem, other ways, but the gay couple on a show that is known for its edginess never kiss because... it might make straight men uncomfortable?

Prom Shocker: Constance McMillan Invited to Fake Prom

Candace Gingrich-Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Gingrich-Jones

We can all learn a lot from Constance McMillan and how she has handled herself -- when we see something that doesn't seem right, it probably isn't. And it is the responsibility of every one of us to take some kind of action on behalf of fairness.

Lesbian Teen Prom Update: Law Fails to Protect Constance From Discrimination Again

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Today we learn that Constance McMillen -- a lesbian banned from the senior class prom -- was directed to a country club on prom night while the rest of her school partied it up.