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'That Is So #Gay'

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Michele

I can't quite shake the magnitude of what happened between these two boys. I have empathy for both of them because I realize that extreme actions are byproducts of extreme longing.

Praying With Gratitude for the Love Between Same-Sex Partners

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The love between partners who love like this is not to be hidden or denied, as some who pray would claim. Rather, such love is the fulfillment of divine promise and thus is to be celebrated as a love through which all on Earth may bless themselves.

Debating Sexual Behavior Vs. Attraction...Among Straight Men

Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live tackled the ongoing debate over perceptions of straight men who have sex with other men in an Oct. 11 segment. "I don't it necessari...

Christian Campuses on the Front Lines of Gay Debates

Eliel Cruz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

Although Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education do not suspend or expel LGBT students like some religiously affiliated institutions do, there is still little to no official support for this community. Why is that?

WATCH: Are You A 'Try Sexual?' (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Are you DTT (Down to Try)? That's what Lauren Devine wants to know in her new single and video, "Try Sexual." The video's setting is a steamy nigh...

U.S. Catholic Women at Crossroads as Gender Gap Disappears: Will Pope Francis Make a Difference?

David Briggs | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

The day of reckoning for a church that excludes women from the priesthood and has alienated many with its emphasis on rules governing sexual morality may finally have come.

Methodist Ministers Openly Defy Church Law, Prompt Rulings Review

Religion News Service | Katherine Burgess | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Facing a wave of open defiance to church law, the top court of the United Methodist Church is set to consider rulings challenging chu...

Pope Francis: The Church Has Many Obsessions

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Instead of asking, however, why people are running away from churches faster than a squirrel will cross a busy street, most fundamentalist Christian leaders point to those leaving as if something were wrong with them.

LGBT: What Does It Really Mean?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

LGBT. These letters stand for "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender." They also stand for "love, grace, beauty, and truth." The challenges of, and the solutions to, creating a different world are intertwined in these two representations of these four letters.

The Significance of the Pope's Interview: Christianity Doesn't Compel Homophobia

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 11.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

What's critical to realize -- lest we believe that Christian doctrine actually compels its adherents to condemn gay people -- is that anti-gay religious sentiment has always been a matter of tone and focus, so a change here is both the best we're likely to get and possibly all that's really needed.

Thanks for Keeping It Real, DJ Mister Cee

Ariel Chesler | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Ariel Chesler

Public figures, especially in traditionally hypermasculine or homphobic arenas like hip-hop or professional basketball, such as Mister Cee and Jason Collins, have a tremendous impact when they are honest about their sexuality. This is because, as Cee remarked, "the truth will set you free."

When a Redneck Loved a Queer

Eliel Cruz | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

In the courtroom in Collegedale, Tenn., our audience was sorry for things that they had never even done to me personally; they understood. They were sorry for a culture that has perpetuated homophobia, and in that moment nothing from the past mattered, and all was now forgiven.

Are You A 'Recovering Heterosexual'?

Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Coming out is a monumental event in most people's lives, whether you're actually the person 'coming out' or a me...

Should I Pay for a Date Simply Because I Am the Stud?

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

When I go out on a date, I always have the same dilemma: pay for the dinner or go dutch? Because I am a masculine-identified woman, I usually end up p...

Mr. Rogers Can Still Teach Us (About Biblical Context)

Joel L. Watts | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

Fred Rogers is still teaching today. Context matters. Don't "gif" the New Testament.

We Cannot Be Silent

Linda Robertson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

When those of us who call ourselves Christians stand by in silence as someone, speaking with the authority granted to pastors entrusted with teaching the Word of God, uses the Word to cultivate disgust toward individuals made in the image of God, we tacitly concur with his conclusions.

Cavan Sieczkowski

Surprising Factor Could Increase Chances A Man Is Gay

HuffingtonPost.com | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Seven years ago a study made headlines for finding that men with older brothers are more likely to be gay. Today the study has resurfaced as researche...

From 'No Homo' to 'Yeah, Bro': How Gen-Y Became So Cool With 'the Whole Gay Thing'

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 10.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

You know you know gay people. You realize by now that they're all around. You've been on baseball teams and in locker rooms and rushed frats together. We, as the impossible to define bunch known as Gen-Y, have become increasingly cool with our gay brothers and friends.

#GagReflex

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.22.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Oops, they did it again. The Gospel Coalition, that is. This time, it's a post from Thabiti Anyabwile going above and beyond in confirming my perspective on the politicization of the neo-reformed around gay marriage legislation, creating something of a new religious right.

Telling Stories That Don't Follow The Lines

Justine Valinotti | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

For a young man to report that his sergeant or an officer raped him is to not only to submit himself to having his masculinity questioned, but also to make himself vulnerable to the charge of insubordination which, in the military, is subversion.

REVEALED: Surprising Reasons Bugs Have Gay Sex

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 08.16.2013 | Science

Insect sex may seem fairly simple: fluttering dances, clasping abdomens, a quick mount on a forest floor. But a new review of homosexual insect encou...

A New Jackson-Vanik

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

This disturbing similar oppression of the LGBT community in Russia and that of Soviet Jewry should instruct us in how to respond.

Why I Am Banning Tchaikovsky

Albert Imperato | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
Albert Imperato

My apologies for my lapse in posting. For this week, though, a guest blogger with an important announcement: Dear People of Russia, Our country has ...

LOOK: This Is America's First Sex Manual

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women

On the internet, there are seemingly endless resources for information about sex -- for better and for worse. But where did Americans get their sex ed...

Doctor Diagnoses Man With 'Homosexual Behavior'

Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay California man says he is "dumbfounded" after receiving a "homosexual behavior" diagnosis after visiting a new doctor for a routine physical. ...