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Homophobia

A Gay Dad Offers Gov. Rick Perry a 12-Step Recovery Program for His Homophobia Problem

Rob Watson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Homophobia is the thing tearing families apart, inspiring physical abuse, and leading to death. Homophobia is the disease, and it appears to be the one with which you, Governor, are afflicted

Marriage Equality: THE Best Reason to Celebrate on July 4th

Matthew Chapman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

If I had to say what was the best thing that's happened in the entire world in the last 10 years, it would be the arrival of gay marriage in America.

Rick Perry, This Is What Happens When People Are Forced to Live in the Closet

Juliet Jeske | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Juliet Jeske

Rick, do you ever wonder what happens to gay men and women when they try to force themselves to live a lie? Well Rick, I've got news for you. Most mixed orientation marriages end catastrophically, with both partners greatly damaged. I was in one of those marriages.

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

Taking On Conversion Therapy in Texas

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

When Ryan Kendall, a young gay man living in Denver, heard the news back in 2008 that the Califor­nia Supreme Court had ruled in fa­vor of the freedom to marry, he reached out to us, and we soon learned that, as a 14-year-old boy, he had survived brutal so-called "conversion" therapy to change his sexual orientation.

How to Build a Better Murderer

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!

Why I 'Fired' My Radio Co-Host: She Believes Gays Who Have Sex Are Failing God's 'Self-Restraint' Test (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In a recent episode of Nicholas Snow Live, my BFF and volunteer co-host, Helen M. Holdun, expressed opinions that shocked me and listeners. She revealed that she believes that sex is only for heterosexual married couples, and only for the purpose of procreation.

The Blue Angels Spiraled Out of Control

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Sexual harassment was the norm. Pornography was prolific and the giant blue and gold penis painted on a training facility could be seen from space. It finally took a bold whistleblower to come forward to reveal the misogyny and sexism that Capt. Gregory McWherter condoned and encouraged.

Gay College Student Tells Homophobic Counselor to Shove It (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-06-20140604NephiNivensmall.jpgIf you were looking for an example of how to be a horrible college mental-health counselor, look no further.

Would it Matter If We Weren't Born Gay?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Using the idea that our sexuality is due to nature over nurture in order to validate or justify it inherently suggests that there might be something wrong with it. Why does being gay need to be validated or justified?

If You Want to Survive, Then You'll Celebrate Pride!

Michael Carosone | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

Another June. Another reason to celebrate LGBTQ Pride. Last year, I wrote: "It is that time of year again: June, when we celebrate gay pride.

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...

Ever Wondered If You Could Tell The Difference Between Gay And Straight People?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

In this video presented by Berlin-based YouTubers Felix and Marius, we are asked to guess which person is gay or straight based on how they say words ...

Actor Fired After Confronting Anti-Gay Heckler During 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' Performance

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

A theater actor has been fired after confronting an anti-gay heckler during a local production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." Audience member Tim Su...

These Hunks Want Your Help To End Homophobia In Sports

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Two goreous brothers took some time out of their day this week to bring you an important message: it's up to all of us to help end homophobia in sport...

Yes, There Is a War On Women and #YesAllWomen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

We know it is a war because there are battlefields, injuries and casualties. This war has no memorials and no solemn speeches are given to commemorate the victims who have been injured or killed. It is most often an invisible war.

Two Men Kissing in Front of My Kid? Awesome!

Amelia | Posted 07.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My son needs to see kisses like this one, kisses of celebration between two men in love. There are too few of them in front of his eyes, and he needs to be able to see more. He needs to be able to see that his future will one day include kisses between him and a boy he likes, and one day a boy he loves.

The Unfriend-ly Memorial Day Cookout

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

For a few days now, I have been worrying an upcoming social event where I know I'll see the person my wife and I unfriended on Facebook. I am not a fa...

What If Gay Guys Said The Sh*t Straight People Say?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

As queer people, we put up with a lot of shit. And possibly one of the most annoying things we have to deal with is conversations with straight people...

Study Reveals Shocking Influencer Of Homophobic Views

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

The sense of smell is a powerful thing. Olfaction has been linked to motivation, emotion and even homophobia. In a new study, titled "Disgust and t...

So Here's My Question

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Today I need to take a minute to be sad -- and to count the cost our human family continues to extract from "this fragile earth, our island home" in our blindness, in our bigotry and in our fear of "the other." Kyrie eleison.

What Frightens the Russian Hetero Male

Jason Howe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

They used to call the line between east and west the Iron Curtain. As of last week, you could call it the Sequined Curtain.

Freedom of Religion in the Workplace

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

We're already seeing the beginning of the end: Those people who rail about their right to say offensive things about lesbians and gays are becoming increasingly embarrassing to the party.

Over 120 Countries Are Coming Together To Fight Homophobia And Transphobia

Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, May 17th, 2014, marks the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia held in over 120 countries and impacting hundreds of ...

Why Homophobia Is Not Actually a Phobia at All -- and How We Can Combat It

Amy Hubbard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Amy Hubbard

Homophobia is not like having a fear of spiders or heights or the dark. It's significantly less primal or natural (an ultimate irony), and it's really not related to fear at all. Fear is a behavior that makes us retract and cower. Homophobia, of course, does just the opposite.