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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...

Getting Up Close to Homophobia

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

I've started engaging homophobes in deep conversation, looking for the reasons, spoken and unspoken, that they feel this total incomprehension, disgust and dislike when it comes to gay people, especially gay men. My findings have led me to a sort of classification of homophobia into seven (often overlapping) types.

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.

Billy Graham's Son Gives The Most Disturbingly Homophobic Interview We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

In just the first 60 seconds of this interview with Franklin Graham, the son of charismatic preacher Billy Graham, viewers are treated to his condemna...

The Incredibly True Adventures of a Lesbian Bartender: That Time I Met a Homophobic Anti-Semite

Jodi Savitz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

On this night I just can't help but offer my two cents to the asshole whose blatantly anti-Semitic, homophobic slurs begin to radiate throughout the space where I so calmly and coolly am drinking a semi-local brew on my night off.

The Pervasive Heterosexualizing of American Youth

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

The pervasive heterosexualizing of American youth is becoming worse, more severe, and more dangerous. Allow me to explain. More and more, I am readi...

Zach Carter

How An Extreme Anti-Gay Law Could Hurt Straight Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

An extreme anti-gay law that cleared the Kansas state House of Representatives on Wednesday contains language so broad that it could legalize discrimi...

A Look At Anti-Gay Laws Around The World

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

While gay-rights activists celebrate gains in much of the world, their setbacks have been equally far-flung, and often sweeping in scope. In Russia, ...

Sia's Dilemma: Does Working With Eminem Validate His Hate Speech Against Gays?

Keo Nozari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Keo Nozari

I wrote to Sia on Twitter and expressed my disappointment. I wasn't expecting a reply, but, to my surprise, she responded and thoughtfully listened, and we proceeded to have a lengthy (by Twitter standards) conversation.

Desmond Tutu: I'd Choose Hell Over A Homophobic Heaven

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.02.2013 | Religion

Desmond Tutu denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people by making some very strong statements during the United Nations' lau...

The Problem With Political Correctness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

If we can't talk about differences that puzzle us, or things we're curious about, without fear of giving offense, then how can we ever overcome our ignorance about cultures and races -- or even the opposite sex?

WATCH: 'Dear Azealia Banks, Love Don't Hate'

Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Filmmaker, activist and internet personality Ryan James Yezak, who's widely known for his "Second Class Citizens" project, released a new video direct...

WATCH: When Will Homophobic Language Be Unacceptable?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

When will homophobic language be unacceptable? That's the question posed by a new Canadian commercial produced by the University of Albertaʼs Inst...

Chick-Fil-A's Anti-Gay Stance Costs Chain Business In Boston

AP | Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices

BOSTON (AP) — The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publi...

Homophobic People Likely To Be Secretly Attracted To People Of The Same Sex, Study Finds

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A new study has confirmed what many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have suspected for some time: that homophobic attit...

When One Guilty Verdict Distracts Us From the Embedded Nature of Bullying as a Social and Cultural Phenomenon

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.17.2012 | Home
Carol Smaldino

Just yesterday, a New Jersey jury found the spying by Dharun Ravi of Tyler Clementi a hate crime. Many feel this will be a message to youth about how ...

"Probably Gay": The Homophobia Song

Katie Goodman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

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Was Hamlet's Dad Gay?

Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

We've all felt haunted by our sexuality at some point or another, but most of us don't decide to project these frustrations onto one of the great literary masterpieces of all time, while claiming to show "what's really going on."

Let's Face It -- Homophobia Is So Gay

Wayne Besen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

To protect their "dirty" secret, these scoundrels are inciting persecution and passing discriminatory laws that lead to many forms of suicide: career, social, financial, emotional, spiritual, and actual.

Do We Need To Rethink The 'Homophobic' Label?

Loren A. Olson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Loren A. Olson, M.D.

We cannot expect to be accepted by the "homophobic" community until we accept them even though we may disagree with some.

PHOTOS: Winona Ryder Recalls Horrifying Story Of Young, Drunk Mel Gibson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Winona Ryder, featured in the latest issue of GQ, talks about her long past in Hollywood -- and her horrifying run-in with Mel Gibson. She claims that...

Combating Homophobia in the Classroom

Zachary Stockill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Zachary Stockill

Casual homophobia has the potential to do very serious damage to the fragile psyche of an adolescent, and social alienation, isolation, fear and depression are often soon to follow.

Republicans Betray National Security With Impunity

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

This week, Senate Republicans held the US Military and their families hostage to appease their extremist, reactionary fringe. Yet, on Thursday in DC, ...

Scott Baio Files for Legal Separation From Lesbian Hairstyle

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

After over 30 years together, actor Scott Baio and his longtime lesbian hairstyle have decided to call it quits due to what their publicist calls "irreconcilable differences."

Father Of Dead Marine Ordered To Pay Legal Fees Of Westobro Baptist Church Protesters

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Newsmax reports that Bill O'Reilly will pick up the tab for the legal fees, calling the situation an outrage: That is an outrage," he said. "I will...