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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.

Poll: Mormonism Still A Factor For 2012 Voters

Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion

A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that a significant segment of voters would still be less likely to vote for a Mormon candida...

Confessions Of A Recovering Homophobe

Deborah Plummer | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Plummer

I've taught classes on the sexual orientation resolution process; I studied the Kinsey Report; I know the current sexual orientation scholarship. Some of my gay friends say I know more about the subject than they do. Yet I am a recovering homophobe.

It Gets Beautiful: One Rabbi's Perspective On Being Jewish And LGBTQ

Rabbi Andrea Myers | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Andrea Myers

The phrase "It Gets Better," essential as it is, leaves me wanting more. It shouldn't just get better. Colds get better. Life should get beautiful

Buying Porn For Bin Laden

Robert Brenner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

COURIER: Uh, I'd like to buy some porn.for a, uh, friend. He lives in a large, walled-off compound in the suburbs of Abbottabad. It's kind of like the Playboy mansion -- minus the Bunnies, of course.

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Effects of LGBT Bullying Can Be Traced Beyond School Years, New Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.15.2011 | Education

“That’s so gay.” Phrases such as this one, used dismissively by teenagers in what is often a casual, offhand way, can impair the health of LG...

NBA Executive Comes Out: 'I'm Gay'

AP | Posted 07.15.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts revealed to the public that he is gay in a story posted on The New York Times' website Sunday, s...

Alumni Rally Around Gay Students At Evangelical College

Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Gay and supportive alumni of Wheaton College have formed a new organization following a recent chap...

Dozens Of 'Gay' Teen Boys Sent To Masculinity Camp In Malaysia

AP | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities have sent 66 Muslim schoolboys identified by teachers as effeminate to a four-day camp where they will...

Who Are The Real Sodomites?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

In Genesis, rape is the means, not the essence, of Sodom's wickedness. Reading the story Sodom as being about homosexuality is like reading the story of an axe-murderer and saying it's about an axe.