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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. ...

'Don't Say Gay': What American Christianity Can Learn From Vladimir Putin

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Whether violence against gay people is an unintended consequence of Putin's law (I think not) or part of his own Machiavellian political gamesmanship (probably), events in his country illustrate the danger of attempting to promote a Christian moral vision through direct legislation.

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

Pope Francis, the Reformer

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Dr. Joe Wenke

The Catholic Church is greatly in need of self-examination and reform, indeed Reformation, on a host of issues. Sadly I see no reason to believe that Pope Francis is the reformer who could lead that change.

The Surprise Effect Coming Out Has On (Platonic) Relationships

Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

By Mary Malia and Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Two of our experts share their personal stories of how coming out changed their lives for the bett...

Why Some Straight Men Are Romantically or Sexually Attracted to Other Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Many men who have sex with men aren't gay or even bisexual. Although their mental and emotional state resembles that of the initial stages of coming out, gay and bisexual men go on to develop a gay or a bisexual identity, whereas these men don't.

Pope Francis's Opportunity to Heal

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We are "gravely disordered," "afflicted with evil tendencies," our relationships constitute a "troubling moral and social phenomenon," and "a destruction of God's work," which "threatens human dignity and the future of humanity itself," but the Church somehow deeply respects us?

WATCH: Openly Gay Priest Sounds Off On Pope's Comments

Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis's comments that the Catholic church "can't marginalize" gay priests could be a turning point in the relationship between the church and t...

Pope Francis and Homosexuality: Progress or More of the Same?

Joe Winkler | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Joe Winkler

If we do choose to praise Pope Francis, we shouldn't see this as a divergence from his previous comments, because much of Pope Francis' teachings preach inclusion for those on the margins, whether the poor, or uneducated, and now the sexually marginalized.

Trayvon Martin, the Voting Rights Act, the Repeal of DOMA and The Sin Warriors: We Are All Connected

Janet Mason | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.

Is the (Online) Sexual Revolution Over?

Mike Stabile | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Stabile

For nearly 20 years we've had almost unlimited access to sexual speech on the Internet -- and a blossoming of communities related to sex and sexuality. Now, in an echo of the anti-obscenity fight that followed the last sexual revolution, safe spaces for discussing sex are in danger of disappearing.

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

Romans 1.26-7: The Bible 'Says' Homosexuality Is a Sin?

Joel L. Watts | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

Jesus may not have spoken directly about homosexuality, but Paul did, we are assured. However, this passage is not about condemning homosexuality, but about condemning those who condemn others.

Behind DOMA Ruling, America Stands Divided on Gay Rights

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Mugambi Jouet

The Supreme Court's decision to strike the Defense of Marriage Act not only reflects progress towards equality, but also the great polarization of American society over gay rights.

Gay Marriage: The Struggle Is Far From Over

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
American Anthropological Association

The argument goes that gay marriage has never existed in any society until recently, that heterosexual marriage has always existed for thousands of years unchanged, and that homosexuality itself is unnatural. But anthropological research disputes all of this.

The Problem of Homophobia in Leviticus, and How Genesis Solves It

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

What if the supposed biblical prohibition of gay sex in Leviticus were in reality an affirmation of honest and loving sexual relationships?