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Homosexual Rights

Conversation With a "Gay-Buster"

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

After publishing a recent HuffPost blog post on the rights of gays and lesbians, I received an email from an activist opponent of same-sex marriage and proponent of the notion that homosexuals are defective people who must be "fixed."

Gay Adoption Possibility In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay adoption in the U.S. island territory. Puerto Rico...

Not in our name: African human rights activists reject UK aid conditionality

Mark Canavera | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Mark Canavera

An oft-told African proverb (whose precise culture of origin often changes with the teller) asserts that "When elephants fight, the grass suffers." Pu...

Family Watch International Mangles Families And Rights

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Openness, caring and compassion are absolutely vital ingredients. How could a group that purports to speak for families and family values undermine such efforts?

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Black

If you're religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you. But for the rest of the world, Coming is that bitch-slap that will shock you and leave its impression after you leave.

Ugandan Tragedy, Human Rights, and US Foreign Aid

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

While the U.S. has condemned egregious examples of rights-violating policies in Uganda, it still funds HIV interventions that are inherently anti-LGBT and anti-woman.

Separate but Equal: Gen. Conway's Housing Project and the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

General James Conway's comments last week are illustrative of a push to create a second-class status for gay troops once DADT is repealed.

The History Makers

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Gay troops have fought and died for our country since the Revolutionary War. Soon, they will no longer have to do so while being treated like second-class citizens.

The Bullying Years: A Survival Guide for Gay Kids

Gary Cohan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Cohan

Stay tough, stay hopeful, stay healthy and stay alive because, I promise you -- as a gay man, a medical doctor and, most importantly, as a survivor -- it absolutely does get better.

The Kuchu Beehive

Mark Canavera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Canavera

Despite a penal code that criminalizes homosexual acts with penalties of upwards of 10 years of imprisonment, Uganda has witnessed an astounding flowering of gay and lesbian organizations in recent years.

Italy Debates If Calling Someone Gay Is An Insult

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Stephan Faris ROME, Italy -- Is it an insult to call somebody gay? That is the question Italians are pondering as they await a pivotal court d...

Gay Rabbi Seeks Recognition

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

2010-05-21-HOD.jpg The first time I met Rabbi Ron he was lecturing at a tolerance festival about his life as an orthodox rabbi who is also gay. He is battling against homophobia, and doing so bravely.

Gays Protest Church's Refusal To Give Communion To Gay Man

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Hundreds of worshipers walked out of a Catholic mass in Holland in protest at the practice of denying communion to open homosexuals, according to repo...

Uganda's Gays Fight Back Against Crackdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gregory Branch KAMPALA, Uganda -- Even as Uganda's parliament considers the Anti-Homosexuality Bill -- which calls for the death penalty for som...

Rainbow Planet: The Worldwide Struggle For Gay Rights

globalpost.com | Andrew Meldrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOSTON -- All across the world, countries, cultures, societies and religions are struggling with the issue of gay rights. Over the last year, GlobalP...

Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra Perform the Music of Henry Cowell

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

It's Cowell's biography that pushes this concert into the realm of serious social importance. For four years he was imprisoned in San Quentin for homosexual relations with a consenting man.

Mr Gay China Gives Glimpse Of New Acceptance (VIDEO)

The Guardian | Tania Branigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's a swimwear round and a talent section where contestants can show off their singing and dancing. But organisers insist the contest to be held t...

The Importance Of The Gay Cliche

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Haimoff

Gay stereotypes, in this day and age, are relevant enough to be funny but outdated enough to be innocuous.

Joining Together Those Whose Love Dare Not Speak its Name

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

The irrationality and endurance of the intolerance of homosexuality really defies precise explanation, as does intolerance of Jews.

Wedding Crashers: Two Men Fool City Clerk Into Same-Sex Marriage

New York Post | David Seifman and Stefanie Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city revoked the marriage license of two men who obtained it while one of them was dressed as a woman, officials said today....

Same Sex Marriages: What's the Big Deal?

Brendon Ayanbadejo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendon Ayanbadejo

How could our society grant more rights to a heterosexual one night stand wedding in Vegas than a gay couple that has been together for 3, 5, 10 years of true love?

Premature Emancipation? A Pragmatist's View of the Gay Marriage Struggle

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Civil rights are not won in the war zone of national elections or State referenda but, rather, in a series of small but important evolutionary steps.

California's Top Court Rules Doctors Can't Withhold Care To Gays

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — California's highest court on Monday barred doctors from invoking their religious beliefs as a reason to deny treatment to gays ...

Presbyterian Church's Gay Clergy Ban Overturned

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On the heels of a landmark California Supreme Court ruling that overturned a ban on gay marriage, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has done the same thi...