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Government Hypocrisy

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
SidneyAnne Stone

I understand that politics is a complicated game but, in the spirit of full disclosure and transparency, isn't it better to just say what these things are really all about? Wouldn't we be more trusting of our politicians? I may not like it but, quite frankly, I don't like this either.

LOOK: The Anti-Gay Harlem Church Has A Disgusting New Message For You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.02.2014 | Gay Voices

The ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y. has another homophobic message for the neighborhood. The now notorious anti-gay religious institution h...

Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.

I Spent the Entire Day With Lance Bass and Michael Turchin, and Now I'm... (VIDEO)

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

2014-04-29-ferronilancebassturchinsmall.pngYou would be surprised by how many Americans believe that hanging out with or being around gay people can, and will, turn you gay. So I decided to test this myth by hanging out with one of the best-looking and gayest couples on the planet: Lance Bass and his fiancé, Michael Turchin.

LGBT Parenting: Does Every Moment Have to Be a Teaching Moment?

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

As LGBT youth, adults and families know all too well, bullying isn't confined to just the playground, classroom, or cafeteria -- it can happen to anyone, anywhere. And as my wife and I prepare for the birth of our first child, we have to learn when negative actions become a teaching moment.

'He Has Questions'

Terrence McNally | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Terrence McNally

We were good, dutiful visitors -- except when there were too many of us in his hospital room and the mood could become joyful, almost raucous. Zero to 60 in 10 seconds flat. AIDS soon put an end to that. The mood got somber again and then he was gone.

Angel Haze Slams Homophobia In Hip-Hop

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment

Rapper/singer Angel Haze wrote a column for Noisey discussing sexuality, and hip-hop's long-standing homophobia problem. Never afraid to speak her min...

Jesus' Sex Life on the 'Down Low'

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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.