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11 Ridiculous, Strange, And Terrifying Conversion Therapy Methods For 'Curing' Homosexuality

Posted 12.31.2011 | Gay Voices

For as long as humans have found displeasure with the idea of homosexuality, there have been attempts to "cure" afflicted individuals of their "unnatu...

Can Evangelicals Ever Tolerate Gay Marriage?

Rob Asghar | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

If Christian society can tolerate or rationalize away taboos ranging from usury to horoscope-checking, what keeps it from doing so in the case of gays who seek to make a public vow?

A How-to-Guide for a PC Halloween

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

Since any costume malfunction can end up in tragic social-suicide, I'd like to take the time to list a few do's and don'ts for costume choices in and out of the office.

Mars Hill Church: Instead Of Harassing Worshippers, Try Civility

Harris Zafar | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

If all of us protested each theological disagreement we have, there would be hundreds of protests every day. This is not the way to handle disagreements, as it will lead to chaos and societal disturbance.

For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.

Gay Kiss In School Play Triggers Walkout

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

The media's recent acknowledgment of gay bullying in schools hasn't caught on across the board. This week, during a Connecticut high school's performa...

Driscoll's Portland Church Met By Protesters

Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion

By Steve Beaven Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Black-clad demonstrators gathered outside the Portland satellite branch of a Seattle me...

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly Because of Gays

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.15.2011 | Gay Voices
Karl Frisch

Until the stateside Republican Party can learn from the U.K.'s Conservative Party regarding LGBT equality, there is little hope that it will ever be able to pass itself off as a proper English lady. And we shouldn't treat it like one, either.

The Campaign Against the Campaign Against Health

Rupert Russell | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

This week a few brave politicians stood up to protest the political attacks aimed squarely at women's health.

What Does The Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

David Lose | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
David Lose

There are really only seven passages in the Bible that refer directly to homosexual behavior, and none of them are associated with Jesus.

Religious Leaders Want To Block Ricky Martin From Entering Honduras

Posted 12.03.2011 | Latino Voices

An ecumenical group of religious leaders have demanded that the Honduran government deny a visa to Ricky Martin, arguing that he represents a bad mora...

Twitter Is No Place for #NoHomo

Catherine Ventura | Posted 12.03.2011 | Media
Catherine Ventura

Twitter needs to address homophobic hate speech and acknowledge that by allowing it to be featured in Trending lists, they are in effect endorsing it, adding fuel to the fire, and implicitly inviting users to pile on and repeat the derogatory words or phrases.

Review: Rimbaud in Java, The Lost Voyage

Jan McGirk | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Jan McGirk

Equal parts lit crit, biography, linguistic anthropology and social history, Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage examines the remaining mysteries about Arthur Rimbaud as a fugitive from justice.

The Millionaire Matchmaker Mouths Off

Danny Groner | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Privately, Patti Stanger has free reign to share with her clients generalized observations about particular communities stemming from years of experience. However, when broadcast on TV, those same comments come across as uncalled for -- and unfair -- stereotypes.

The Struggle For Equal Rights In America

Scott Pasfield | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Scott Pasfield

One night four years ago, I became obsessed by the idea that if I could meet a gay man, couple or family from every state, photograph them and tell their stories, I could make a book that would change hearts and minds.

Party Drugs, Perfect Dates, And Showers? Welcome to the Gayborhood in Black Rock City

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

I set out curiously to find out what exactly happens inside the tents of the gay camps at Burning Man. I wondered if I had what it takes to go a week without showering. "What?" Brenden asked. "Trust me, the gays bring showers."

Chaz Bono Joins Dancing With the Stars: Will This Impact the Public's Perception of the Transgender Community?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Will Chaz Bono's gig on Dancing with the Stars offend some people? Most definitely. What's more important is the courage that Chaz lends and will continue to lend to others who haven't yet gained the courage to be themselves.

The Problem With Post-Gay

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

"Professional gay" is in some ways just as restricting as the overarching "gay." Still, I'm not stupid enough to refer to myself as "post-gay." The label comes off ungrateful, at best, and plain ignorant, at worst.

Film Depicting Iranian Teen Lesbians Meets 'Hostile' Reaction

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Iranian filmmaker Maryan Keshavarz's new film, Circumstance, chronicles the lives of two sixteen-year-old girls navigating a lesbian relationship in I...

Conan the Barbarian vs. Marcus Bachmann (in 3D)

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.15.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

CONAN: I was born a barbarian, on the battlefield. BACHMANN: Nobody is born a barbarian. It's a lifestyle choice. You've just been confused by popular culture into thinking being a barbarian is acceptable.

Gay Americans And American Freedom

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

The discourse of "sin" has no place in the political culture of a liberal democracy. Such discourse lends support to the historical fiction of America as a "Christian nation," and limits morality as the special province of the religious.

When LGBT Supporters Get It Wrong

Adam Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Adam Hamilton

This year, change.org had a petition drive to protest Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz' plans to speak on leadership at Willow Creek, which was described as having a "long history of anti-gay persecution."

Because They Are Not Gay! What 'Forcing' Bert And Ernie To Get Married Teaches Us About Homophobia

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

Bert and Ernie are just friends. I know that because the producers of Sesame Street told me so. Does the gay rights movement really want to be seen as forcing two men to get married irrespective of their actual say in the matter?

WATCH: Ricky Martin Speaks About His Sexuality

Entertainment Weekly | Posted 10.11.2011 | Celebrity

Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin sold more than 60 million albums during his run at the top of the charts in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits su...

HuffPost Religion Roundup: July 31 - Aug 7

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.07.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Moral Debt, Prayer, Abortion, Evolution, Homosexuality, Scripture, Wisdom, and Gabby Giffords -- it has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.