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Liberal Nationalism Is Not Only Possible, It's Essential

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There has to be something concrete that makes those of us living in the United States more than just co-residents who share little other than proximity. There has to be something that makes 300 million people into "we" and "us." That something is civic nationalism.

Milk and Chorus; A Night to Remember at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Jason Mannino | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend.

More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

Pride 2014: Family Legacies, Generations, and a Fully Inclusive Global Community

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Today we felt the embrace of a million people in all the diversity of the rainbow as we marched down San Francisco's Market Street and shared our wide-eyed memories of childhood conversations of Uncle Harvey (Milk) in New York and of Mom, "Little Nancy" in Maryland.

Sending Harvey Milk Throughout the Planet

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As marginalized people, we are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo. In coalition with other disenfranchised groups and allies, we are refusing to buckle under and to assimilate into a corrupt system.

Why Hate Defeats Itself

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Along came Anita Bryant with her Save Our Children crusade and enough was enough. This kid, steeped in Bible-believing, conservative fundamentalism, sat down and wrote a letter to the newspaper denouncing Bryant's intolerance. To say the least, it was noticed.

What's the Difference Between Homophobia and Standing Up for "Christian Values"? The Answer Lies in a Postage Stamp

Kristen Howerton | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

Be my guest in proving to me that this is not about homophobia but just about standing up for truth because someone who is perceived as a sinner is depicted on a stamp. I'll wait.

How to Live Wretched and Small

Mark Morford | Posted 06.03.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

There are a number of things you can do. You can walk around the streets looking as though you just smelled something disgusting, your face a permanen...

Anti-Gay Christian Group Refuses To Accept Mail With New Harvey Milk Stamp

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Fundamentalist Christian group American Family Association is urging members not to accept any mail postmarked with the U.S. Postal Service’s newly ...

Doing the Minimum On Minimum Wage

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

We need more leadership from the top, as we had when the President came out for marriage equality and lit a fire under the movement and the party.

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live takes a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Frida...

Post Office Honors Harvey Milk, But Harbors Anti-Gay Past

David K. Johnson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
David K. Johnson

There were many signs of change at this week's ceremony in the Old Executive Office building to roll out the new forever stamp honoring Harvey Milk. But as I watched I thought of another, overlooked sign of change. Fifty years ago, the U.S. Post Office, was actively working to suppress that movement.

Long Beach Kicks Off Season of Pride 2014 - May 17, 18

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

On the morning of June 28, 1969, a raid was tried at the Stonewall Inn. It wasn't a gay bar -- there were none. It was owned by the mafia, and was a place for all outcasts, including drag queens, butch lesbians, feminine boys and male prostitutes.

Jennifer Bendery

Stuart Milk To Attend White House Ceremony Dedicating Harvey Milk Postage Stamp

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nephew of the late Harvey Milk will be among those in attendance next week when the White House hosts a dedication ceremony for the ...

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Jennifer Bendery

U.S. Postal Service Unveils Harvey Milk Stamp Image

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service on Monday unveiled the image for its new stamp honoring Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official to be...

These Vintage Photos Remind Us How Far We've Come In Breaking Down Barriers That Divide Us

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact

The United Nations' World Day of Social Justice is an opportunity to celebrate how far we've come in advancing civil rights. But recognizing the work ...

On MLK Day, Honoring 7 Other Activists Who Gave Their Lives For A Cause

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

As we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to acknowledge some under-appreciated activists who also sacrificed their l...

"Affluenza" -- The New "Twinkie"

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

When defenses like these succeed, they are copycatted. If Ethan Couch can argue that he is the victim of bad parenting, why can't the murderer who was abused by his parents avoid jail time or even conviction ?

Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

John Lewis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

Coming out appears to be particularly difficult for many Japanese LGBT people because of the importance of social conformity in Japan. Many college students told us that they had known perhaps only one openly LGBT person in their entire lives.

Harvey and Me: Harvey Milk on a Stamp and Remembering His Times

Janet Mason | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Now that Harvey Milk is on a stamp, I'll be able to ask for him by name whenever I go to the post office. The announcement was made close to the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay official to hold public office.

The Legacy of 'Seeing' Harvey Milk

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office in California, had held his office for less than a year before he was assassinated. But Milk helped erase some of the invisible boundaries defining who in our country can be elected officials.

Know Your LGBT History: Four Queer Events That Happened On October 21

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Pundit Slams Harvey Milk Postage Stamp As Honoring 'Evil Man' Who Raped Teen Boys

Posted 10.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold political office in California, is set to break new ground once again as the first LGBT official to be f...

Historic Gay Icon To Be Featured On Postage Stamp

The Huffington Post | James NIchols | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The Harvey Milk Foundation confirmed Oct. 10 that the U.S. Postal Service would honor gay rights icon Harvey Milk with a stamp in honor of his memory ...