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Gen. James Amos, Marines New Leader, Wants 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Kept In Place

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy...

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Takes On Last Shot At Ken Buck

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ken Buck may be out of the national spotlight for the foreseeable future, but he couldn't escape the spotlight without becoming the butt of one more S...

West Point's Gay Culture: Gay, Lesbian Cadets Talk Of Army School's Vibrant Subculture

The New York Times | COREY KILGANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Code words, secret societies, covert meetings, fake identities: these are tools that a certain set of cadets learn here at the Uni...

Christians and Bullying: Standing With Gays and Lesbians

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect anyone created in the image of God.

Meeting the Last Known Pink Triangle

Maxime Donzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maxime Donzel

One aspect of coming to terms with your own homosexuality is learning about gay culture. I recently got a chance to meet someone who reminded me of this again: Rudolph Brazda, the last known survivor of the Pink Triangles.

Saudi Prince Receives Life Sentence After Brutally Murdering His Alleged Homosexual Partner

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

Diplomatic immunity apparently doesn't cover brutal murders, not even for a Saudi prince. This was shown by a London jury's conviction this week of a Saudi King's grandson, arrested for murdering a servant described as his lover.

Between Earth and Heaven: Ode to Tyler Clementi

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Downs

You can define homophobia when you point to the words used to condemn and ridicule gay people. You can see it. You can understand it. And you may even feel it. But do you know what it means to be robbed of an imagination?

Don't Got Milk

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Most experts agree that Milk is the ultimate gateway drug. 99% of all heroin addicts began their descent into substance abuse hell by initially succumbing to the temptations of Milk.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

guardian.co.uk | 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?