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A Gay-Friendly Church Will 'Destroy' Children In 'Body And Soul And Spirit,' Pundit Claims

Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer minced no words when asked about his stance on gay-friendly churches. Fischer, whose anti-gay rema...

Another Tackle in the World of Homophobic Sports

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The African American community desperately needs openly LGBT public role models. We need them to come out and denounce anti-homophobic bullying, vitriol, and discrimination.

Dave Agema Half-Right About 'Risky Lifestyle' (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

By spreading lies about the "homosexual lifestyle," and by teaching kids, and especially vulnerable LGBT youth, that there's something sick, wrong or unnatural about being gay, folks like Rep. Dave Agema increase the suicide risk that they then turn around and use to justify their anti-gay rants.

The Real Madness of Sports Culture

Eliza Byard | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliza Byard

How is it possible that behavior that could lead to arrest in public is tolerated within the culture of sports? How is it that violently homophobic language is decried in school communities yet excused in the private world of teams?

Acceptance Of Gay Lifestyle Is A 'Cancer That Brings Down Societies,' Caused Noah's Flood: Pundit

Posted 04.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is a "cancer that brings down societies," according to one prominent right-wi...

On Tyler, the Creator, and His Favorite Word

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

The debate about Tyler that is raging this week, and the fact that I really like Wolf, has me reflecting on my own complicated relationship with homophobia in hip-hop.

Homophobic Support of Same-Sex Marriage Is Annoying

Tim Young | Posted 05.29.2013 | Comedy
Tim Young

Apparently, in a lot of ignorant people's minds, if you come out in support of same-sex marriage, you're just straight up "coming out," and that's really stupid.

Michelle Shocked's Bizarre Sit-In Outside Venue That Canceled Her Show

Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

The indie-folk singer whose U.S. tour was canceled after she launched into an anti-gay tirade onstage is raising eyebrows yet again. The Associate...

Do 'Gaybros' Divide The LGBT Community?

Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

A recent article on Slate.com about a Reddit subgroup known as "Gaybros" inspired the above conversation on HuffPost Live. Urban Dictionary defines...

Love One Another -- Even Those Who Hate

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Those of us in the Christian tradition are mandated to love one another. Period. But Jesus pushed the issue: "You have heard it said, 'Love your neighbors and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..."

Nirvana in the Supermarket, DOMA on the Line

Emmett Rensin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Emmett Rensin

As oral arguments over California Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act begin before the Supreme Court, I can't help feeling that marriage equality will soon follow indecency and rock and roll into the halls of blasé consensus.

Rapper A$AP Rocky Sounds Off On 'The Gay Thing' In Hip Hop

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Harlem native A$AP Rocky recently sounded off on "the gay thing" in hip hop during an interview with Alexander Wang for Interview Magazine. The "Goldi...

Planting Peace And Shocked Rants

Lynette Mae | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

There will always be people like Fred Phelps who use religion to justify their bigotry and hate, and sadly, there will always be those like Michelle Shocked who internalize the twisted message and lash out as a bizarre defense mechanism. I feel sorry for them, because hate only breeds hate.

WATCH: Professional Wrestler Slams Fan As 'Faggot' And 'Frickin' Queer' In Shocking Rant

Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Professional wrestler Bully Ray is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after footage of him engaging in an anti-gay rant directed at a Chicago fan sur...

Report Reveals Shocking Fact About Cameroon's Gay Community

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Suspected homosexuals in Cameroon say they have been tortured and raped in prison, according to a report released Thursday by ...

Margaret Cho Sounds Off On Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Comments

Margaret Cho | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Cho

Hatred and homophobia can never be underestimated. And the effect of someone saying "God hates fags" can never be underestimated either. It's a license to kill. It's a death sentence. It's not funny. It's not OK. It's not something I can let go easily, because I know what it truly means.

A Republican Discovers His Heart

Mark Morford | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Rob Portman's views on the issues of the day still bode quite ill and ugly for modern culture as a whole. Until now. Until, I'm guessing, just this once.

All But One Of Michelle Shocked's U.S. Concerts Canceled In Wake Of Anti-Gay Tirade

Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Singer Michelle Shocked is still feeling the heat after launching into a homophobic tirade during a performance in San Francisco over the weekend. ...

LGBT People Of Color: Our Lives Are Valuable

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Matthew Shepard. Charles Howard. Teena Brandon. In the LGBT community these are names and tragic stories that made national headlines. But how many of us are familiar with Sakia Gunn? Tiffany Berry? Micheal J. Sandy? Roberto Pancho Duncanson?

Mexico Sets the Tone on Hate Speech

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ communities across Mexico are, no doubt, ecstatic by the ruling that two homophobic slurs are not legally protected as freedom of speech. But as most LGBTQ Latinos know, these two homophobic epithets are so frequently espoused throughout Latin American culture that many are not cognizant of their deleterious effect.

When Enough Is Enough!

Shari Johnson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Shari Johnson

Many people are parroting what they have heard about the LGBT community and have no idea what they are talking about. I was one of those people. They also tend to fear what they don't understand.

'Alfredo's Fire' Sure to Spark Discussion About Religion, Homosexuality and the Deadliness of Intolerance

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Fifteen years ago, on a cold January morning in 1998, one man knelt on the stone pavement outside St. Peter's Basilica, the late Renaissance church that dominates the square. With the flick of his hand, 39-year-old Alfredo Ormando was suddenly aflame.

What My Kids Have Taught Me About Homophobia

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

So as my family progresses across the choppy emotional sea of social change, though I still face resistance every time I meet up with pain, instead of ignoring the hurt, I'm trying to make space for it.

Breaking Through After Coming Out: A Conversation With Spencer Day

Zach Udko | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Zach Udko

I sat down with Spencer Day to discuss The Mystery of You and jazz's slow stride to acceptance of gay artists.

Boy Scouts Ask Members For Input On Gay Ban

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in poli...