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Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.11.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

There's been oodles of talk lately about women in America! Aren't they better off (as some conservatives suggest) seeking a rich husband than a good job? Do they deserve equal pay?

The Uncomfor(ming)table Middle in the #UMC

Joel L. Watts | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

Many of us believe that Scripture is primary and as such, our authority in guiding the Church and the Christian. We just disagree, given new facts (via Reason), with the previous interpretation that homosexuality is a sin.

Archbishop of Canterbury chooses pathetic over prophetic

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

My reaction: Sad but sadly not surprising. The sad part is, how can our hearts not break when members of our human family fall victim to the scourge of sectarian violence?

'The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray', 'Foolish Hearts': Gay Love and Marriage?

Janet Mason | Posted 04.03.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.

The Myth of Christian Discrimination in the LGBT Rights Movement

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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.

Like Father, Like Son: Billy Graham's Advice to a Lesbian

Michael G. Long | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion
Michael G. Long

While Franklin Graham is deeply misinformed about countless matters, including gay adoption, he's absolutely right about his father: Like his son, Billy Graham cannot accept gays and lesbians just as they are.

Franklin Graham: Making Jesus Look Bad One Interview at a Time

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I'm tired of having to explain that I'm "not that kind of Christian" to people who assume that Franklin Graham speaks for all of us. Because he does not.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church Should Remember the Greatest Commandment

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

It's our duty as Christians to communicate that love to the queer community. If the queer community is telling you we're not getting that message -- something needs to be changed.

Hidden Heroes: Seven Mormons Who Stand for LGBT Inclusion and Equality

Mitch Mayne | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.

Lindsey Graham Challenger Calls The Senator 'Ambiguously Gay'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Police officer and political novice Dave Feliciano, who is contesting the Republican primary to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said on the steps...

The Geopolitics of Gay Rights in Uganda

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.

Why the World Needs to End Discrimination Now

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

Eliminating discrimination is not only the right thing to do; it's also critical to ensure that we have sustained, balanced and inclusive economic growth in all societies -- whether in developed or developing nations, the North or the South, America or Africa.

With Arizona 'Beau Crow' Law Dead, Time to ENDA Discrimination

Adam Winkler | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Winkler

Although easily lost in the political uproar over the proposed laws in Arizona, Kansas, Georgia and elsewhere, the truth is that most businesses don't need Beau Crow laws to give them legal cover for LGBT discrimination.

God Hearts Queers! (The Bible Tells Me So): A Response to AZ Senate Bill 1062

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As the State Senate and Governor of Arizona consider allowing "religious freedom" to deny goods and services to people who identify as gay or lesbian, why not revisit what the religion of those seeking to legalize discrimination really teaches?

Hook-Up App Stress Disorder

Renato Barucco | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

I've realized that many friends and clients quietly abandoned hook-up apps. While the voluntary withdrawal is justified by slightly different reasons; there seems to be a common complaint: a high level of stress associated with usage.

Jesus' Advice to the 'Turn the Gays Away' Crowd: Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Discrimination

Jay Michaelson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

No one is saying that a church has to host a gay wedding, or that Catholics must ordain women. Religious institutions operate according to religious rules, as our constitution allows. But the free market is different.

Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president on Monday signed a controversial anti-gay bill that has harsh penalties for homosexual sex, saying the bil...

To Russia With Love: 'The Devotion Project' Celebrates the Gay Love Putin Wants to Hide

Antony Osso | Posted 02.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Antony Osso

These films are meant to give hope to LGBTQ youth and adults in Russia. I've held fast to the notion that I'd be feel more gratified if I focused on the variety and specificity of our love, rather than condemning other viewpoints.

Kerry Denounces Gambian Leader's 'Unacceptable' Anti-LGBT Comments

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry responded to harsh, anti-gay comments made by Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh in a Wednesday statement. In a Tuesday ...

Kansas' Anti-Gay Bill 'Is Not Christian,' Say LGBT Advocates

Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates joined HuffPost Live this week to sound off on a controversial new Kansas bill whi...

Young, Gifted, Gay and Proud: Michael Sam

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

I AM GAY. With those three words Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay African American male to possibly be drafted into the ranks of the NFL. I can only imagine that an enormous weight has been lifted from this 24-year-old man's shoulders.

Seventh-day Adventist Youth Conference Presenter Calls LGBT People Demon-Possessed

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

There is absolutely no excuse for this sort of statement. It's wrong. It's damaging. And it promotes the incredibly harmful attitudes that result in physical and spiritual violence.

The Super Gay History of the Olympics

Jason Anthony | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Anthony

I hate to break it to you, Vlad. You've made a poor choice of venue for this one. Cause the Olympics are really, really gay. I'm not talking figure skating, or the two-man luge. I'm talking about the great Olympics of the ancient Greeks.

UN Issues Scathing Report On Vatican

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades...

A Tale of Two Uncles: Teaching My Kids About Sexual Orientation

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

What's the statute of limitations on bringing up questions that should have, theoretically, been answered years earlier?