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Nairobi Police Say Closeted Gays Being Blackmailed And Attacked By Gangs

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Police in Nairobi, Kenya are on the lookout for a gang that has been blackmailing -- and in some cases even raping -- closeted gay men in the African ...

Living in the Wake of a Disease That Never Existed

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

It's all too easy to label as diagnostic any facet of the enormously complicated gamut of human emotion and behavior we do not understand or do not endorse. This is especially true in these days of increased anger and violence and fear. The harm done by these labels wounds us all.

Maybe God Is Mad At You, James Dobson

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

When others of your ilk blame gays for extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, I laugh it off, because it is preposterous. But building a link between the Connecticut killings and homosexuality is malicious. I have had my fill of it.

Dear Maria...

Nate Phelps | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Nate Phelps

Of all the people I've met in my life who claim that a god exists, you have come closest to living a life of love, respect and charity. Perhaps this is why I have such a strong reaction when you discuss your position on homosexuality and equality for the LGBT community.

WATCH: Stateless Gay Man Finds Himself In Limbo In The South Pacific

Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices

An ethnic Armenian gay man has been living what has been described as the real-life version of "The Terminal" in American Samoa. As CNN reports, M...

Sexual Orientation Change Therapy and the First Amendment

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

This line is not always easy to draw, but it is easy in Welch. What the state is regulating in the context of SOCE is not the speech of the therapist as such but the use of a method of therapy.

New Ideas About The Evolution Of Same-Sex Attraction

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The idea is that when the epi-marks on genes that affect sexual orientation get passed from father to daughter, then some traits end up more masculinized. Likewise, mother-son transmission of epi-marks can result in the feminization of some traits.

Gay Marriage And Good Conversations

Harold Ross | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Harold Ross

How will non-gay America learn about our country's gay community? Why not simply have, or at least consider having, a good conversation with a gay person? My enlightenment came at the end of my 17th summer.

Homosexuality May Be A 'Birth Defect' That Could Lead To Rise In Abortions, Anti-Gay Pundit Claims

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A prominent anti-gay pundit claims that homosexuality could be a "birth defect" that could lead expectant parents to abort fetuses. Bryan Fischer ...

Princeton Student 'Isn't Persuaded' By Scalia's Defense Of 'Anti-Gay' Writings

Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices

The gay Princeton student who challenged Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on legal writings which some have deemed anti-gay is speaking out about ...

Scalia Defends His Writings About Homosexuality

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-ga...

Is Homosexuality A Sin?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, actually contains two different kinds of sin. One is an act considered morally wrong because it's hurtful or dangerous. The second kind of sin is a violation against social conventions. Which kind of sin is homosexuality, according to the Bible?

Poll Reveals Shifting U.S. Stance Towards Gays And Lesbians

Religion News Service | Susan Page | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

(RNS) In the wake of historic victories for gay rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA Today/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance ...

Are Social Conservatives Just Being Squeamish?

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The tendencies to adhere to tradition and submit to authority are all part of the socially conservative repertoire. As is a strong tendency to act unwelcomingly toward out-group members. Exactly the kinds of behaviours that would minimize the risks of infection during an epidemic.

California's Gay Conversion Therapy Law Blocked

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — Two federal judges in California have arrived at opposite conclusions on whether the state's first-of-its-kind law prohibiting l...

Gay Voices Readers: When Did You First Realize You Weren't Straight?

Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices

This week, blogger Allison Hope shared a great piece asking, "When Did You Know You Weren't Straight?" Her blog got some great reactions and the conv...

Surprise Change For Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda -- The Ugandan lawmaker who originally authored an anti-gay bill proposing death for some homosexual acts said Friday that a new versi...

Homosexuality Is Caused By Sex With Demons, Former Stripper Claims

Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A former stripper turned ministry leader who claims she once considered becoming a lesbian has offered up a rather unusual explanation for homosexuali...

Gay Advocacy Groups Decry Controversial 'Dr. Oz' Episode

Posted 11.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A controversial "Dr. Oz Show" episode has sparked the ire of the nation's most high-profile lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy gro...

When Did You First Realize You Weren't Straight?

Allison Hope | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

I admit that I was totally clueless until I got hit with the gay stick at age 15. I knew I was different. I knew I didn't want to wear dresses or get married, but I didn't get the memo that the way I liked boys wasn't the way that other girls my age felt.

Gay Man Seeks Straight Wife (But A Lesbian Wife Will Do)

Scott Terry | Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

Dear fundamentalist Christian readers: As per your advice, I am composing what could potentially become my online dating profile in my search for a wife, but I need your input. I need to know more about the gay people who have chosen to be in opposite-sex relationships.

Muslim Man In France Seeks To Open Mosque For Gays

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Mohammed Ludovic Lütfi Zahed wants to open a mosque for gay muslims in France. According to Hurriyet Daily News, Zahed realized he needed to start a ...

The Bible Hates Homosexuality. So What?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

A student recently asked me for some advice about how to defend same-sex marriage biblically to people who insist that the Bible is against it. My basic response to such questions is, "Don't."

I Was Born A Sinner

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

I am a sinner, but it is beyond my control. I was born this way. I can't change it. Believe me: I tried. I knew I was different from an early age, and everyone around me knew, as well. My devoutly Catholic Italian grandmother even attempted to force me to change, but she couldn't.

Their New Normal

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

"I want to get married to B, but she said that two girls can't get married, and that isn't true!" Elana explained. Not wanting to explain equality and justice to a friend's kindergartner, I could only smile proudly.