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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?

The End Goal of the LGBT Movement

George Weinberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
George Weinberg

Let me suggest an answer that would have been unimaginable 50 years ago: Think about a society that views being gay as we now view being left-handed. The goal is for homosexuality to lose all its negative connotations, to become worth mentioning only in special, neutral contexts.

Ex, Allow Me to Show You the Door

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

I use to think that not being friends with your ex meant that you were a horrible person. So horrible that you couldn't even remain friends after the relationship ended. But now I see the light!

Teaching Your Teen Daughters the Social Rules of Dating

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.30.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Dear Dr. G., I am a 17-year-old girl and I'm going into my Senior year of high school. I have a serious problem. At least it's a problem to me. Maybe...

Pride and Gay Apathy: A Deeper Love

Carl Sandler | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

In preparation for the big day, I've been thinking a lot about my disenchantment with Pride and what the day means to me. Surprisingly, like a drag queen putting on heels for the first time, I've readjusted my stance a bit.

Is Unprotected Sex the New Normal?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

Just because more and more gay men are having unprotected (bareback) sex doesn't make it right! It just shows a lack of education and awareness of risk.

Researcher Makes Surprising Suggestion Of How To Figure Out If You're Bisexual

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Sexual orientation can mean many things to many different people, but on a recent segment of HuffPost Live author and researcher Bert Archer made a su...

Christian Holiness and the Gay Marriage Debate

Morgan Guyton | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

If we keep on using God's teachings to justify and elevate ourselves, we will keep on storing up His wrath. What we need to do when we open the Bible is search for Jesus and ask Him to convict us of any sin that keeps us from loving like He loves.

Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

The Exodus of Exodus: Paradigms and Possibility

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

By now, the big news from Exodus International, to the tune that they are sorry and they are shutting down, is old news. Is it a meaningful, important shift -- a step forward in the journey toward a more reasonable and humane understanding of homosexuality within the evangelical community?

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Homophobia: A Guide for Straight People

Michael Solis | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

The following are 10 strategies geared toward heterosexual men and women, who are key to dismantling forms of communication that invisibilize LGBT people. The catch is that a few of them require straight people to step outside the heteronormative comfort zone and pretend to be gay.

The S&M of the Evangelical Church

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Leonard Wrigley

Bondage. From the point of view of some gay men, and perhaps some women too, it may very well not be a bad thing at all. Whatever tickles your pickle, right? But in the evangelical Pentecostal church in which I grew up, a different type of bondage was a very bad thing indeed.

Myths and Stereotypes That Dehumanize Gay Men Must Be Challenged: Start With These 10!

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

While those who support LGBT equality sometimes innocently engage in stereotyping of gay men, it is ultimately those who promote heterosexist and homophobic agendas who are the most likely to draw on myths and stereotypes in their efforts to rationalize discrimination.

WATCH: Dad's Homosexuality Blamed For Son's Tragic Death

OWN | Posted 06.20.2013 | OWN

Jerry, a man married for more than two decades and a father of two, spent years fighting his attraction to other men. He listened to tapes from "ex-ga...

"Oy-Vey." In Circumcision Debate, Mayoral Candidates Hit Below the Belt

Alan Singer | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

It is still early in the campaign for New York City mayor, primary is not scheduled until in September 10, 2013, but the candidates are already pandering to ethnic and religious blocs as they maneuver to scoop up as many votes as possible.

Jaweed Kaleem

Survey Sheds Light On LGBT Views Of Religion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Surveys have repeatedly shown that religious objections are the most popular reason people cite when they say being gay is immoral or that they don't ...

Turning the Tables: Do People 'Choose' to Be Straight? Is Being Straight a 'Lifestyle Choice'?

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Within the context of discrimination, one of the most used "weapons" of those against equality is the notion that people "choose" to have a homosexual orientation. It is important to challenge this myth, because it forms a key part of opposition to equal rights for gay and lesbian people.

The Carnival Is Over

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

Pope Francis allegedly said that the Vatican is filled with gays, with queer networks and with a culture of granting professional favors to each other. Yet the pope has decided to clean up his shop. He is quoted as saying, "the carnival is over."

Is Pope Francis Waving a White Flag on Gay Marriage?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Having railed against gay marriage back when he was in Argentina, only to lose that battle, he may be seeing that the handwriting is on the wall and that he's got better things to do. And that can only be a loss for anti-equality advocates who hoped the pope would loudly lead their crusade.

WATCH: Man Who Touted 'Cure' For Homosexuality Now Has A New Message

OWN | Posted 06.13.2013 | OWN

For almost 40 years, the group called Exodus International, widely considered one of the world's largest "ex-gay" organizations, claimed to offer a "c...

Our Naked Lives: Essays From Gay Italian American Men

Michael Carosone | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

My book is a continuation of my work on giving voices to marginalized peoples, groups, and communities. The theme that stitches all of the essays together to create a colorful tapestry is the intersection of sexuality and ethnicity.

FAQs About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Here's the 2013 version of my annual update to "Frequently Asked Questions About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People," offered in hopes that together we truly can be the change we want to see in the world, and in rebuttal to the rabid rhetoric of the anti-gay religious right.