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Hidden Heroes: Seven Mormons Who Stand for LGBT Inclusion and Equality

Mitch Mayne | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.

Lindsey Graham Challenger Calls The Senator 'Ambiguously Gay'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Police officer and political novice Dave Feliciano, who is contesting the Republican primary to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said on the steps...

The Geopolitics of Gay Rights in Uganda

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.

Why the World Needs to End Discrimination Now

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

Eliminating discrimination is not only the right thing to do; it's also critical to ensure that we have sustained, balanced and inclusive economic growth in all societies -- whether in developed or developing nations, the North or the South, America or Africa.

With Arizona 'Beau Crow' Law Dead, Time to ENDA Discrimination

Adam Winkler | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Winkler

Although easily lost in the political uproar over the proposed laws in Arizona, Kansas, Georgia and elsewhere, the truth is that most businesses don't need Beau Crow laws to give them legal cover for LGBT discrimination.

God Hearts Queers! (The Bible Tells Me So): A Response to AZ Senate Bill 1062

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As the State Senate and Governor of Arizona consider allowing "religious freedom" to deny goods and services to people who identify as gay or lesbian, why not revisit what the religion of those seeking to legalize discrimination really teaches?

Hook-Up App Stress Disorder

Renato Barucco | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

I've realized that many friends and clients quietly abandoned hook-up apps. While the voluntary withdrawal is justified by slightly different reasons; there seems to be a common complaint: a high level of stress associated with usage.

Jesus' Advice to the 'Turn the Gays Away' Crowd: Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Discrimination

Jay Michaelson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

No one is saying that a church has to host a gay wedding, or that Catholics must ordain women. Religious institutions operate according to religious rules, as our constitution allows. But the free market is different.

Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.26.2014 | Gay Voices

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president on Monday signed a controversial anti-gay bill that has harsh penalties for homosexual sex, saying the bil...

To Russia With Love: 'The Devotion Project' Celebrates the Gay Love Putin Wants to Hide

Antony Osso | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Antony Osso

These films are meant to give hope to LGBTQ youth and adults in Russia. I've held fast to the notion that I'd be feel more gratified if I focused on the variety and specificity of our love, rather than condemning other viewpoints.

Kerry Denounces Gambian Leader's 'Unacceptable' Anti-LGBT Comments

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry responded to harsh, anti-gay comments made by Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh in a Wednesday statement. In a Tuesday ...

Kansas' Anti-Gay Bill 'Is Not Christian,' Say LGBT Advocates

Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates joined HuffPost Live this week to sound off on a controversial new Kansas bill whi...

Young, Gifted, Gay and Proud: Michael Sam

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

I AM GAY. With those three words Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay African American male to possibly be drafted into the ranks of the NFL. I can only imagine that an enormous weight has been lifted from this 24-year-old man's shoulders.

Seventh-day Adventist Youth Conference Presenter Calls LGBT People Demon-Possessed

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

There is absolutely no excuse for this sort of statement. It's wrong. It's damaging. And it promotes the incredibly harmful attitudes that result in physical and spiritual violence.

The Super Gay History of the Olympics

Jason Anthony | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Anthony

I hate to break it to you, Vlad. You've made a poor choice of venue for this one. Cause the Olympics are really, really gay. I'm not talking figure skating, or the two-man luge. I'm talking about the great Olympics of the ancient Greeks.

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.