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Jesus' Sex Life on the 'Down Low'

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I just find it hard to believe that this wandering rabbi and his gang of 12 surely horny men were unmarried and celibate.

On the "A" w/Souleo: "Taboo...Yardies" Doc Challenges Homophobia in Jamaica

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

These days when Selena Blake thinks about her native land, Jamaica, there are no images of pristine beaches and sunny skies that come to mind. Instead, she sees the ugly face of homophobia and transphobia that continues to stain Jamaica's image.

America Cleans Up Its Homophobic Lexicon

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.

The People Christians Are Allowed to Hate

Angela Jamene | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

It's hard. It takes work, and it takes a lot of practice. Loving everyone is no small goal. It's a priority though, it has to be.

The Church Is a Whore, but God Loves Her Wounded, Resurrected Body Faithfully: A Queer Holy Week Meditation

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Why are our religious communities today divided by "the gay issue"? God seems to give us a clear answer through the little prophetic book of Hosea.

Hope for Future Fathers of Gay Sons

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

When I read in February about the harsh reaction college football star Michael Sam's father had to his son's coming out, I was reminded of the difficu...

Westboro Baptist Church: They're Baaaaack!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Fred Phelps, until his death in March this year, and his Westboro Baptist Church -- composed mainly of family members -- travel around the country pro...

This Is What Can Happen When Your Family and Church Aren't Accepting of LGBTQ People (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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WATCH: Frat Brothers And Sorority Sisters Stand Up For Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices

In this incredible video, student at Canada's Western University sit down to talk about homophobia in the Greek community and their intolerance for an...

A Child Is Listening: Your Homophobia's Real Impact

Jarrett Hill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

To the ladies who felt the man was "a waste" and a "damn shame" for possibly being gay, I pray that there isn't a child who will read your words online or hear them from your mouth.

Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors Are Slipping Through the System

Michael Munson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Munson

A system that excludes the diversity of gender expressions literally kills trans people.

Why Do Progressive Religious Institutions Support Conservative Muslims? Part 1

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

Where are the progressive/moderate Muslim voices? That is a question progressive Muslims often hear. We are present and have been speaking up for years but first a brief description what makes one a progressive versus a conservative Muslim community.

Attention All Interns: NYT Book Review Should Give Big Breaks to Recent College Grads

Robert Hofler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Books
Robert Hofler

I must apologize to the hundreds of interns whom I so badly advised over the forty years I worked as a magazine and newspaper editor. I recently exper...

I Was Broken, and Matt Bomer Put Me Back Together

Rance Collins | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Rance Collins

I live in Los Angeles, work in the entertainment industry, have watched as 17 states legalized gay marriage, and still, in this day in age, found myself crushed by my family's rejection.

How I Went Undercover Inside Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church

Jamie Leo | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Leo

As you would expect, he was a braggart, but he mainly wanted to demonstrate to us what an efficient operation he led. Like a company marketeer, he proudly walked us around, Vanna Whiteing the number of printers and fax machines.

The Myth of Christian Discrimination in the LGBT Rights Movement

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Within the Christian community, there are those who believe we are being discriminated against. However, no one is pushing legislation that excludes Christians from basic legal rights in the U.S.

Calpernia Addams Responds To Trans Advocate.com Writer Who Misgendered Her

Calpernia Addams | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Calpernia Addams

A few weeks ago Parker Marie Molloy purposefully misgendered me and called into question my identity as female in an op-ed for Advocate.com by calling me a "drag queen" and saying I "[refer] to [myself] as 'a transsexual.'" Apparently she's expressed similar sentiments about Carmen Carrera and others.

The End. I Am No Longer Mentoring the 8-Year-Old Who Told Me "I Hate Homos"

Robbie Romu | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

My duty to Sam was to keep him safe and to be a positive role model, both of which I did. I did not sign up to be abused or to tolerate homophobia.

Like Father, Like Son: Billy Graham's Advice to a Lesbian

Michael G. Long | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion
Michael G. Long

While Franklin Graham is deeply misinformed about countless matters, including gay adoption, he's absolutely right about his father: Like his son, Billy Graham cannot accept gays and lesbians just as they are.

Race and Sex at HBCUs

Marcus Lee | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Marcus Lee

These questions -- and many more -- complicate simplistic narratives of sexuality and help to debunk the idea that one can quantify LGBT friendliness.

Franklin Graham: Making Jesus Look Bad One Interview at a Time

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I'm tired of having to explain that I'm "not that kind of Christian" to people who assume that Franklin Graham speaks for all of us. Because he does not.

(Second) Thoughts on Fred Phelps

Greg Louganis | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

Often it is my second thought that is best, and that was true when it came to Fred Phelps.

Lessons Learned From Kissing a Straight Boy

Mark S. King | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Last night, I kissed a straight guy full on the lips. Then he tenderly put his arms around me and kissed me back. Tonight, I'm going to do it again.

Be Grateful to Homophobic Preacher

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Many seem to be rejoicing over Phelps death, but we should be mourning because Phelps and his vile ideology helped shine a light on the true evil of bigotry and homophobia. The WBC has spurred people to sympathize with and rally behind the LGBT movement.

Why I Don't Grieve For Fred Phelps

Walker Bristol | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Walker Bristol

My spirituality demands that I be critical of my ego and critical of my anger. It is suspiciously easy to react to the elimination of a hateful force like Fred Phelps with love, rather than mockery and resentment. But there is so much space between.