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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.

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.