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Homophobia Is Itself an Abomination

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

As an orthodox Rabbi who reveres the Bible I do not deny the Biblical prohibition on male same-sex relationships. Rather, I place it in context. Does not the same Bible also say, "It is not good for man to be alone?"

WATCH: 'Dad Dad Mom Mom'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The GalleyCat team at Media Bistro uncovered a unique book trailer today for a picture book that features two gay couples. The "Dad Dad Mom Mom" ser...

The Bullying Years: A Survival Guide for Gay Kids

Gary Cohan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Cohan

Stay tough, stay hopeful, stay healthy and stay alive because, I promise you -- as a gay man, a medical doctor and, most importantly, as a survivor -- it absolutely does get better.

Air Force DADT Enforcement Has Stopped, According To Official's E-Mail

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A gay rights group says the Air Force has told its legal officers to stop enforcing "don't ask, don't tell" because of a judge's ruling T...

Anti-Gay Churches Are Not Holy

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe Mirabella

Spiritual bullying is deadly. Children are listening when religious leaders call gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people sinners. And hate is not a holy virtue.

Pill That Shapes Fetus Genitalia Cuts Chances Of Homosexuality In Girls

LA Times | Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A prenatal pill for congenital adrenal hyperplasia to prevent ambiguous genitalia may reduce the chance that a female with the disorder will be gay. C...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: NY Gubernatorial Nominee Insists He's Not Homophobic | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York's Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino appeared on several morning talk shows on Monday to defend his remarks to Orthodox Jewish le...

When will the homophobic bullying cease?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

When Sirdeaner L. Walker of Springfield spoke at a press conference in Massachusetts last year calling for effective and comprehensive anti-bullying l...

Saudi Prince Allegedly Killed Servant After Gay Sex Attack At London Hotel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Saudi prince accused of beating his manservant to death in a London hotel is now facing rumors the two were involved in a homosexual relationship, a...

The Laramie Project: When Art and Life Intersect

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

For The Laramie Project actor and writer, Greg Perotti, the news of Clementi's death added another pall over a show that, each night, retraces the journey of Matthew Shepard's death.

Anti-Gay Protesters Detained In Moscow

AP | By DAVID NOWAK | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Moscow police on Friday detained several gay rights opponents at the first sanctioned gay rights protest in years, marking a sharp reversal ...

Tyler Clementi and the Eye of the Webcam

Sandip Roy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandip Roy

Ravi and Wei didn't just want to harass and bully Clementi. That they could have done any time, in person, in private. They were not even trying to out him. It's just life in the online world where everything is fair game and privacy is just a Facebook option.

Indonesia Gay Film Festival Attacked By Islamic Protesters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An international film festival celebrating gay cinema was yesterday targeted by masked Islamic hardliners in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta....

Better Muslim Than Gay

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

Just like me, a Muslim American, my gay friend is an American citizen. Unlike me, he doesn't share the same 14th Amendment rights and privileges that said citizenship ought to guarantee.

HIV/AIDS: A New First Impression

Myles Helfand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Myles Helfand

If only HIV/AIDS had made a different first impression. I wonder where we'd be right now if those first few cases of AIDS had been found in straight white guys.

Gay Saudi Diplomat Seeks Asylum In U.S.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A Saudi diplomat in Los Angeles reportedly has asked for political asylum in the United States, claiming his life is in danger if he is...

The Secret Historian and the Silent Film Star: One Was Gay

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Did Samuel Steward, a secret historian of 20th century gay life, and Rudolph Valentino, the legendary silent film star, have a sexual encounter?

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

Proposition 8: Remembering Dr. Sagarin and Mr. Cory

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Goldberg

The intense reactions to the Proposition 8 decision turn my thoughts to the strange, poignant and instructive life of a former professor of mine, the late sociologist Edward Sagarin.

Love in the Age of H8

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Brody

The same groups who now oppose gay marriage not so long ago railed against homosexuals for their promiscuity. Let me put forth a simple theory: You can't please bigots.

Prop 8: What must Fox News' LGBT employees think?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Back in April, I wrote about News Corp and Fox News' love/hate relationship with the LGBT community: It's no secret that Fox News doesn't live up to ...

Anti-Gay Bill In Uganda Stalls After Local And International Opposition

GlobalPost | Gregory Branch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," which raised a worldwide uproar over its death penalty for gay sex, has stalled in parliamentar...

Gay Priests Not Wanted, Catholic Church Tests For Gays To Keep Them Out

New York Times | PAUL VITELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

...Since the abuse crisis erupted in 2002, curtailing the entry of gay men into the priesthood has become one the church's highest priorities. And tha...

Were Sodom and Gomorrah Really Torched for Homosexuality?

John R. Coats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John R. Coats

What if the authors of this fable intended the mob's behavior to be understood as symptomatic of something far more ominous -- that is, a breach in the social contract that could threaten the fabric of desert culture?

Catholic Church Blasts Gay Priests Leading 'Double Life'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — The Catholic Church in Italy, still reeling from the clerical sex abuse scandal, lashed out Friday at gay priests who are leading a double li...