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Angry White Men on the Right

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party, as the instrument of the forces of corporatist oligarchy, has had a major hand (more so than the Democrats) in injuring the economic prospects of these men. But the ways these injuries have been inflicted are more hidden than the social revolutions that toppled the old order of automatic superiority.

Dear Family Whisperer: 5 Steps Toward Combating Homophobia in Your OWN Family

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

He asked me recently, "Do you have a husband?" I said, "No," but it bothered me later. I have a life partner whom I've been with for over 20 years, a woman Nicholas calls "Aunt Barbara."

Misogyny and Homophobia in the NFL: Is America's Crisis of Masculinity Playing Out in Its Favorite Sport?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The only way to change professional football is at its foundation, transforming the culture in our schools and what defines masculinity -- and what defines being a girl or a woman or gay or transgender -- and, most importantly, that needs to happen within sports programs, not separate from them.

Why the 'We Can't Teach About LGBT History for Religious Reasons' Argument Makes No Sense Whatsoever

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

As a history teacher, I cherish history and know the importance of all people's history. However, when it comes to teaching LGBT history, many so-called religious people always pull out the religious card.

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

Wednesday's St. Patrick's Day Parade Announcement Isn't Progress -- It's an Insult to New York's Irish LGBT Community

Mary Emily O'Hara | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mary Emily O'Hara

Parade organizers say LGBT groups are "free to apply" to march in 2016. What's missing from this statement is any recognition of the years of shunning, hostility, and even violence we Irish gays have experienced at the hand of the committee.

The Many Ways We All Lose in a Heterosexist Environment

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including heterosexism.

Who Would Jesus Picket?

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

So how about this for a deal. What if the Christians focused on loving their neighbors and let the Cowboys -- including Michael Sam -- focus on playing football. Seriously!

Just Shut Up!

Neal Wooten | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

Phil Robertson simply can't let it go. He keeps trying to explain his homophobic rant to GQ magazine, which might be partly to blame for the falling ratings for the hit reality show, Duck Dynasty.

Laverne Cox's Powerful Response To Street Harassment

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

Leave it to "Orange Is The New Black" actress and advocate Laverne Cox to turn a painful personal story into a poignant teachable moment. In this v...

Jessica Alba: A Teen Crush On A Bisexual Drag Queen Prompted Me To Turn Away From The Church

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Although she was a born-again Christian for four years, Jessica Alba says a teenage crush on a bisexual drag queen prompted her to distance herself fr...

Life After 'L Word Mississippi': The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Brandiilyne Dear | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandiilyne Dear

Since the premiere of L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, Susan and I have been flooded with positive messages and encouragement. We have been swaddled in what seemed to be a warm comforting safety blanket... until seven days later.

The Self Righteous Among Us

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

I try not being judgmental of their behavior but sometimes we just need to call them out for it. Calling one's self a Christian carries with it an expectation that we have a passing understand of what that means, and the bottom line for me is loving one another.

LOOK: Did An Apple Employee Hand This Man An Anti-Gay Receipt?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon man is crying foul after a local Apple Store employee allegedly handed him a receipt printed with an anti-gay slur in place of an email addr...

It's Time to Expel Michele Bachmann From Congress

Walt Hawkins | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Personally, I don't believe my tax dollars should be used to pay the salary of someone who wants to convince the world that my ultimate desire is to be able to legally molest children.

Religious Discrimination 101

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The First Amendment protects your right as an American to the free exercise of your religion. It does not protect your right to use your religion as an excuse to discriminate against other Americans.

Can Telenovelas Put An End To Homophobia?

Roberto Perez | Posted 08.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Roberto Perez

The fact remains that LGBT people are only properly portrayed in a staggeringly few novelas. The majority of the melodramas simply fail the LGBT community and larger Latino community with either two-dimensional, frequently disparaged LGBT characters or a world simply not inhabited by LGBT characters at all.

Sixth Circuit Marriage Arguments: 'It's Personal'

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

"Nervous and excited about this. I think a lot of people forget that this isn't just political posturing and ideological debate -- it's personal, it's my life and the lives of many I love!"

It's Not Just About the Meds

Benjamin Bashein | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Bashein

The HIV epidemic, no matter how close it comes to becoming a medicalized, chronic and manageable illness through the intervention of science will never come to an end unless these parallel social diseases are also defeated.

Cru, Formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, Loudly Trumpeting Troubling Anti-Gay Message Overseas

John Brothers | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
John Brothers

While the idea of "freeing" individuals from homosexuality is offensive to many, this work is happening overseas in the name of Cru.

They're Baaaack! (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Don't mind us. We're just over here fanning ourselves since it's that time of year again -- everyone's favorite naked rowing team is back again. Th...

8 Things Straight People Get Wrong About Gay Men

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Just because someone's heart is in the right place, doesn't mean his or her foot will be, too. Here are eight common straights-on-gays misconceptions that can lead to inserting it directly into one's mouth, which must be as awkward and uncomfortable for them as the gaffes are for us.

False Accusations Of Homophobia And Racism: Are They Libelous?

Clay Calvert | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

In brief, Kenny Kramer may have lost on the facts, but the judge seemed to recognize that, under different circumstances, false accusations of homophobia can indeed be defamatory.

'Bye Sierra': A Slightly Angry Queer Response to the Sierra Mannie Controversy

Anthony Michael D'Agostino | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael D'Agostino

Don't get me wrong, Sierra: Appropriation does happen, but gay men didn't steal "your" shit. They helped draw, color, sew, produce and conceive of it in the first place. So when you see white gay men emulating black women, you should be aware that part of what they are responding to is the expression of gay, queer and feminine men.

Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?