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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?

What the Christian Right Gets Wrong About Sin

Micah J. Murray | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

In culture war clashes, the word "sin" gets flung around loosely -- many Christians claim to "call a sin a sin," "take a stand against sin," and not "enable or aid sin." If I were to simply observe the issues on which Christians "take a stand," I'd conclude that the entire doctrine of sin is concerned primarily with sexual activity.

Making Homophobia History

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

While the upcoming Olympics have put a spotlight on the increasingly draconian persecution of LGBT people in Russia, it is not breaking news that millions of LGBT people live in literal fear of their lives in many parts of the world.

Out With the Old

Neal Wooten | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

We are all flesh and blood, which means we are weak and will always fall short of the glory of God. But we have to at least make an effort and seek atonement for when we fail.

Nigerian-American Artist and LGBT Activist Ade Addresses Nigeria's President for Criminalizing and Maltreating Gays

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Lia Petridis Maiello

"The same country that just allowed a senator to marry an innocent fourteen year-old girl, has now criminalized homosexuality under the false disguise of same-sex marriage. Whose rights are they planning to go after next?"

An Open Letter to Juan Pablo's Cyber Trolls

Austin Blood | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Austin Blood

Despite his rugged good looks, a six-pack of abs, and legions of lusting women in tow, I wouldn't want to be Juan Pablo right now. No thanks. As a...

Did 'Joking' Teens Skew A Landmark Gay Survey's Results?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 01/17/2014 10:20 AM EST on LiveScience Teenagers who thought it would be funny to fake being gay may have ...

Midnight Cowgirls

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

"We understand any movie about lesbian hookers to be universal, whether or not you've actually seen one," says director Madeleine Olnek. She's temp...

Speculation as Sport: Rumors, Gossip and Outing in the Sports World

Wade Davis, Jr. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
Wade Davis, Jr.

I have been distraught sitting back watching athletes answer unnecessary and inappropriate questions around their sexuality due to our lack of true compassion, dignity and love for all. We now exist in a society where our own obsession with others trumps respect for others' personal lives.

The First Thing My Mom Did When She Learned I Was Gay... and the 'Miracle' That Occurred After

Lance Bass | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Lance Bass

For my family, they still live in ground zero of intolerance for the LGBT community and have the unique pressure of having a well known gay relative. When I came out, they came out.

The Hypocrisy of Homophobia: A Call for Us to Stop Majoring in Minors

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

I love my barber and have been with him for five years. When he moves shop, I move with him, because finding a barber is like finding a mate or a church. You've got to click. And we do -- which is why what happened this morning caused me great personal conflict and grief.

Queer as Folk's Gale Harold

Ilana Rapp | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Ilana Rapp

Gale Harold, best known as Brian Kinney from Showtime's Queer as Folk, weighed in on what was once the most controversial character to portray.

Let's Talk About Sex, Duck Dynasty Style

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

The focus tends to be on the plumbing, if you will, and the procreative outcome. The focus is all too often on the body parts that are involved instead of on what happens within a person when he or she is attracted to another person.

5 Gifts to Get Your Sometimes Homophobic Christian Family

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

Education is key, and when the main contention point in this entire conversation is religion, it's good to put these gifts in your shopping list!

An Open Letter to "Duck Dynasty" and Supporters

Charles Clymer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Charles Clymer

Please take your duck whistles and complaints to the nearest Chick-fil-A and let the rest of us celebrate the triumph of the human spirit and actual bravery in free speech with those folks from Pussy Riot.

Westboro Baptists Are Proud Of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson

Posted 12.20.2013 | Religion

A&E sparked controversy when the network suspended Phil Robertson from the hit show 'Duck Dynasty' after GQ published an interview with his condemnati...

Republican Steams Over Sex Ed Program For Promoting Homosexuality

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Nanea Kalani | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

A state lawmaker suing the state for legalizing same-sex marriages says a controversial sex education program being taught in some public schools is i...

India's Supreme Court Re-Criminalizes Gay Sex

Prerna Lal | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Prerna Lal

Overturning a High Court decision, the Indian Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code 377, an archaic and barbaric law that criminalizes "homosexual" acts, rendering almost 20 percent of the global LGBT population illegal.

The Interview as Cruising Ground (Part 2)

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Hennessy

Explicitly stated or not, all of the interviews with the poets in my book, I believe, are affected or influenced by the many ways in which gay men encounter each other--intimately, antagonistically, as mirrors of each other's social position and history, or just as old friends.

Indian Gay Activists Protest Top Court's Ruling Against Gay Sex

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by...

The Interview as Cruising Ground (Part 1)

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Hennessy

My interview with Koestenbaum can read, at least in some moments, like flirting, or even cruising. There's double entendre; there's performance; there's even a moment in which we cozy up over one of his books, tracing fingers over line after sexual line of poetry.

Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

John Lewis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

Coming out appears to be particularly difficult for many Japanese LGBT people because of the importance of social conformity in Japan. Many college students told us that they had known perhaps only one openly LGBT person in their entire lives.

These Are All The Places Where You Can Get Arrested Just For Being Gay

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

In 76 countries, homosexuality and/or transsexuality are criminalized. In five countries, it is punishable by death. ...

Some of My Best Friends Are Probably Gay

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I'm against gay marriage because the Bible clearly states that a man can live inside a giant fish. But seriously, folks... Same-sex marriage is leg...