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First Nighter: Ivo van Hove's Strong Take on 'Angels in America'

David Finkle | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Since Tony Kushner could be considered to know best, why not quote what he says he admired after seeing Ivo van Hove's revival of the playwright's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: "It had this feeling of being stripped to its absolute bare bones."

1,000 Strong for Marriage Equality at the ERLC Conference

Brandan Robertson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

This week, evangelical Christians will converge in Tennessee to attend a conference in opposition of marriage equality. I'll be there as a representative of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, to present the signatures of hundreds of evangelicals -- one thousand, in fact -- who disagree.

On Gays, the Vatican and the Episcopal Church

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

In terms of God's justice, we may have moved too slow and too late but we kept moving. And it's taken us nearly 40 years. Forty years of steps forward and steps back. But we've kept on moving ... and after nearly 40 years in the wilderness I do believe we can see the Promised Land of full inclusion on the horizon.

The Third Way: A Response to the Southern Baptist Convention

Danny Cortez | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion
Danny Cortez

The past few months and years, the church has become increasingly polarized on the LGBT debate. We have neglected to see the importance of what Jesus prayed. Our churches have become dysfunctional and our witness has diminished.

Stunning 85% Of Young Catholics Support Gay Equality

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion

While the Vatican vacillates over whether to welcome gays into the church, the new kids in the flock seem to have no qualms about the subject. Clos...

Why Coming Out on Coming Out Day Still Matters

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Break down some myths. Destroy some lies and distortions. And if we do it long enough and loud enough and together enough eventually we will be done.

Should Incest Between Consenting Adult Siblings Be Legalized?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Responding to a German ethics panel's suggestion of de-criminalizing sex between adult siblings, a group of psychologists and experts joined HuffPost ...

Celebrating Marriage Equality Monday

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As a priest and pastor, I am grateful that bogus arguments distorting Christian values and deploying them as weapons of mass discrimination have been rejected by the highest court in the land.

Greg Walloch, the Gay Comedian with Cerebral Palsy, Talks About Howard Stern

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

What's the difference between an actor, comedian, writer and storyteller? I'm still figuring that one out, so I'm looking forward to your comments with the explanation.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Your Bogeyman: Whether You Stalk Him or Face Him...Defeat Him

Michael Rohrer | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I recently saw a production of Stalking the Bogeyman at New World Stages in NYC. The play tells the true story of David Holthouse: the rape he endured in 1978 as a 7-year old, and his plan, as an adult, to murder his rapist.

Senator Jim Ferlo Helps Break Down Those Closet Doors

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

What started out as a routine press conference today for one state senator turned into something a bit more personal.

Is "Coming Out" All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Michael Solis | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

I nearly shook my computer to death upon reading Noah Michelson's article on Jonathan Bennet, which advocates for the obligatory "coming out" among in...

Faggots and Pot in State Washington

Will Bower | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Will Bower

Looking to Start Anew, We Faggots Traveled to the State of Washington.

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

The Cause of Homosexuality Is Irrelevant

Mark Baer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Baer

Many people seem fixated on the fact that the actual cause of homosexuality has not yet been established with any degree of certainty. As someone who likes to understand the reasons things occur, I respect and appreciate the curiosity. However, the ultimate result remains the same, regardless of whether the cause is genetic, environmental, or some combination of the two.

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming Out as Gay

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
John Paul Brammer

Coming out was the best thing I've ever done for myself. That being said, coming out came with its fair share of struggles that I felt I had to navigate alone. To all the gay men who have just come out or are in the process of coming out, I hope this list helps make your experience a little easier.

"Sucking Strelkov," or the Erotics of Russian Invasion

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Eliot Borenstein

"Sucking Strelkov" reminds us that pornography has its roots in satire, particularly political satire. What better way to humiliate an opponent than to portray him in an embarrassing sexual encounter?

Need More Proof Being Gay Isn't a Choice? Here It Is!

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

If more people have the courage and mental toughness of Daniel Pearce to stand up for who they really are, more rights, freedoms and opportunities will continue to come to those who identify as LGBT.

Catholic Leader Says Members Of His Church Are Being Forced To Live Under A Pro-Gay 'Sharia Law' In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

An Illinois-based Catholic leader is making headlines after penning a column arguing that members of his church are now being forced to live under a p...

The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information

Mark Baer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'

Dispute Over Decency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

The Time I Outed Myself on AIM

Shawn Binder | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Shawn Binder

At the time, I thought these incidents would ruin my life. I thought they would completely destroy my relationships with friends and family and that I would be cast out. When you're in high school the mistake of divulging information to the wrong person can seem disastrous.

Just Shut Up!

Neal Wooten | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

Phil Robertson simply can't let it go. He keeps trying to explain his homophobic rant to GQ magazine, which might be partly to blame for the falling ratings for the hit reality show, Duck Dynasty.

Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 09.03.2014 | San Francisco
Sarah Gladstone

I am what I like to call a "Professional Child." I work with kids, and I take the business of play pretty seriously. I'm in the business of fun, but that doesn't mean all I do is giggle and supervise. When working with such raw flows of imagination, shit can get real.