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Michele Bachmann Counseling Clinic Encouraged Male Seahorses to Go Straight

Spencer Green | Posted 09.14.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The counseling clinic run by Republican Presidential contender Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus, reportedly advised male seahorses to convert from gay to straight.

A Part Of Satan?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Carol Hoenig

When it comes right down to it, we'd all like to have a purpose, a reason for being here. Yet, when some are told that they aren't what God intended, the pain is raw, their purpose ostensibly less so.

PHOTOS: Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

We feared our chosen painting for this week's Guess The Artist was too easy, but yesterday a little less than 40% of you correctly identified the arti...

Gay Dating: Five Things to Consider

Greg Archer | Posted 09.12.2011 | Comedy
Greg Archer

How is it that I came out the other side of Gay Pride month more confused then ever? When you're a professional and 36 -- fine, 40 (alright 43!) -- how do you maneuver through the changing gay dating scene?

WATCH: Sassy Gay Friend Goes Greek

Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy

Sassy Gay Friend is back, and this time he's coming to the rescue of Odysseus from Homer's "The Odyssey." It seems that the book could have been a who...

PHOTO: 'Lost' Michelangelo Found?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

How would you react if someone told you there was a Michelangelo in your dormitory? For at least one clergyman at the University of Oxford, the answer...

Gay People Affirmed To Be Human By United Nations

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I have never been more proud to be an American and a global citizen of the United Nations than on the day the United States and the majority of nation-members of the U.N. issued this declaration.

Clinics Owned By Michele Bachmann's Husband Practice Ex-Gay Therapy

The Nation | Mariah Blake | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

In the summer of 2004, Andrew Ramirez, who was just about to enter his senior year of high school, worked up the nerve to tell his family he was gay. ...

Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Rant Was About Black Manhood

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Monroe

Morgan's homophobic rant is not about LGBTQ people, but rather it's about the tightly constructed hyper-masculinity of black manhood.

Is New York's Gay Marriage Truly Historic?

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Abbott

Gay people have always been around, and in eras when homoeroticism was viewed more matter-of-factly, as in ancient Egypt, various Greek city states, and the Roman Empire, there is evidence of same-sex unions, and perhaps marriage.

WATCH: Disappointing Gay Best Friend

Posted 08.28.2011 | Comedy

'Disappointing Gay Best Friend,' our favorite series of web shorts about holding your friends to unrealistic expectations, is back for its second seas...

Evangelicals And The New Wave Of Gay Acceptance

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Calls for reforming the community's engagement of homosexuality are, I think, having an effect. In my observation, evangelicals increasingly are fed up with the way the Christian church has often spoken to and about gays and lesbians

Stage Door: Unnatural Acts

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Harvard University has its share of shameful secrets -- one is the basis of the play Unnatural Acts, now at the Classic Stage Company. It addresses th...

Confessions Of A Gay Christian Country Singer

Chely Wright | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion
Chely Wright

The very root of who I am and the core of what Country Music seems to be about is honesty, openness and accessibility. But I had to close myself off in order to survive.

When Your Religion Violates Your Moral Sensibilities

Andrew Pessin | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Andrew Pessin

Religions change and evolve. They change and evolve when the human beings who espouse them drive those changes. And such human beings could well include you, with your dissonant moral beliefs.

What's Between New York's State Senate and Marriage Equality? About Fifteen Words

Jay Michaelson | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Jay Michaelson

State senator Greg Ball has articulated three specific concerns with the bill -- concerns which, I believe, can mostly be answered. This gap is eminently bridgeable.

Is Bigotry Worth Fighting?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.17.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

If progress is inevitable, am I wasting my time? Am I like a sports fan, cheering from the sidelines, who thinks his zealous support will actually impact the score of the game? Could you go so far as to call it arrogant to think one can impact progress?

Why We're Still Not Tired of Making Tracy Morgan Apologize

Larry Womack | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Womack

The real problem is that Morgan's diatribe distilled into one vile outburst every fear, frustration and challenge facing LGBT Americans today. He unleashed the homophobic id.

An Open Letter To State Senator Greg Ball About Marriage Equality And Religion

Jay Michaelson | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

By insisting on carve-outs not only for religious organizations but for religious individuals who wish to discriminate against me, you are choosing some religious values over others.

Camp & Political Correctness: The Controversial Art Of Jack Smith

G. Roger Denson | Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

If there's an artist who most reminds us there are multiple art worlds -- each with its own pantheon of artists, fans, aesthetic and ideological concerns and targeted markets -- it's got to be Jack Smith.

Gay Orthodox Jews See Growing Acceptance In Israel

Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin c. 2011 Religion News Service TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) Though never short on spectacle, this year's annual gay pride festival was ...

All Are God's Children

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.11.2011 | Religion
Desmond Tutu

All over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are persecuted. We treat them as pariahs and make them doubt that they too are children of God -- this must be nearly the ultimate blasphemy.

LA Pride Guide 2011

West Hollywood, CA Patch | Danielle Jacoby | Email the Author | 5:00am | Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles

LA PRIDE, Christopher Street West's annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender celebration, is taking place this weekend in West Hollywood. For thr...

Most Americans Disagree With Church Teaching On Homosexuality, Abortion

Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Significant majorities of Americans say it is possible to disagree with their re...

Treatment Can Stop HIV/AIDS in its Tracks

Alicia Keys | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Alicia Keys

Will we end AIDS? Now that we know that treatment can stop the disease, we would be literally getting away with murder if we don't.