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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.

New Poll Reveals Acceptance Levels Of Homosexuality Around The World

Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The fight for marriage equality continues to dominate global headlines, but a new survey reveals a surprising divide on the acceptance of homosexualit...

Is Homosexuality a 'Handicap'?

Rob Watson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

In the file was a letter from my mother to her cousin, written in November 1992. She stated, "We are now convinced that Rob was born with a handicap and all we can do is love and support him in the same way we would with any other kind of handicap." Handicap? Really?

So What If Homosexuality Were a Choice?

Cindy Zelman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

If it were a choice, it shouldn't matter. It would not be a sin unless you choose to believe in such things, and it would not make the relationships any less valid unless you choose to view them as less valid.

Lutherans Step Up; Illinois Strikes Out

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

May 31, 2013 will be remembered as the day the Southwest Lutheran Synod made history by electing the first openly gay bishop in the Lutheran Church an...

The Boy Scouts: Demonizing Gay Men, Empowering Bashers on the Streets

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Continuing to ban lesbian den mothers and gay scoutmasters is sending a horrible message to American youth, including the scouts, gay and straight. The Boy Scouts of America made this change to take some of the heat off, and no matter what equality advocates hope for, that will happen.

WATCH: Catholic Priest: Why I Came Out Of The Closet

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Fr. Gary M. Meier, the formerly anonymous author of the book "Hidden Voices, Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest," discussed his decision to come ou...

NYC Anti-Gay Hate Crime Suspect Charged

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head appeared in court Sund...

MTV Legend Recalls Heavy Metal Frontman's Anti-Gay T-Shirt Controversy

Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices

MTV veteran Kurt Loder recalled an infamous 1989 controversy involving Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. ...

Bad News For Georgia's Gay Community

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

TBILISI, Georgia -- Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some thr...

WATCH: Gay Woman's Judgmental Sister Gets Smacked Down

OWN | Posted 05.17.2013 | OWN

The Pace sisters are a religious bunch. They were raised in a strict Pentecostal family, sing gospel professionally and have traveled the country for ...

Hide Your Kids! Gay Blogs Trick Children Into Homosexuality, Radio Host Says

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Oh, no! According to anti-gay, conservative Christian radio host Linda Harvey, even looking at blogs that cover "the gay agenda as news" can manipu...