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Baby Steps

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
American Anthropological Association

Seeing those who seek marriage as entitled to it not only as a general matter of civil rights, or as a marker of full citizenship, but rather as a form of protection for children, may bring us to marriage equality, even if we get there by taking very small baby steps.

Aurora Guerrero on Making Mosquita y Mari & Challenging Hollywood's Lack of Diverse Stories

Vanessa Erazo | Posted 07.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Erazo

As they spend more and more time together their friendship subtly transforms, evoking that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling that only a first crush can. It's a beautifully told almost-love story set to the music of local ska bands, the melancholy vocals of Carla Morrison, and other genre-remixing Latino artists.

How to Be a Good Son When You're Gay

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
David Michael McFarlane

In my mother's mind, I am straight but deluded by the "homosexual agenda," a nefarious term she continues to use, or tweets about, at least, and compares to the Taliban. This is problematic for a number of reasons. The main one being that her son is gay.

I Am Not Broken

Robert Andy Coombs | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Robert Andy Coombs

There seems to be a stigma that equates disability with 'non-functioning' or asexual. But it's just not true. The way in which we live may be different, but we are just as alive. So how do we go about making this topic less taboo? Open dialogue.

Another Gay Man's Reaction To Chris Broussard

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

To all those out there who sometimes act like superior human beings I ask, "Ain't you tired?" I'm tired. I'm tired of conservative, straight Christians like Mr. Broussard saying that they're OK with gay people but think we should constantly fight against our same-sex attraction.

DENIAL: Homosexuality Is a "Choice," Right?

Jonathan Rauch | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Rauch

I am always bitterly amused when I hear people say that homosexuality is a choice. I could only imagine, as a prepubescent boy, the relief I would feel when nature finally flipped that hormone switch, when at last I would begin to slaver and tremble over pictures of boobs in dog-eared copies of Playboy, stashed lovingly under my bed. Truly, I looked forward to it.

WATCH: Right-Wing Kids' Video Claims Being Gay Is 'Three Times More Dangerous' Than Smoking

Posted 05.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A shocking new video produced by an anti-gay Christian organization which compares homosexuality to cigarette smoking is making the blogosphere rounds...

DENIAL: Why Sinbad Was More Than a "Sailor Man" to Me

Jonathan Rauch | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Rauch

My childish, playtime fantasy was freighted with a strange power. This was more than playing Batman and punching invisible enemies in the stomach. I wanted in a deeper, more slavishly yearning way to be Sinbad the Sailor.

DENIAL: My 25 Years Without a Soul

Jonathan Rauch | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Rauch

I have a peculiar memory which must date to when I was 10 or 11 years old. I am sitting daydreaming one afternoon, and it occurs to me that I will never get married. Simultaneously with this realization comes the recognition that I have always understood that marriage was unlikely for me, and that today is merely the first time I have said so, to myself, "aloud."

Millions Feel the Burn of Jason Collins' "Heat"

Jonathan Rauch | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Rauch

When he came out of the closet this week, becoming the first openly gay player the NBA, center Jason Collins said he had "baked for 33 years" in the heat of his secret. Millions of gay Americans have sweated in that same heat. But many of us can go Collins one better.

Where Were You?

Eliel Cruz | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

Where were you in my early teen years as I contemplated suicide for the very first time? After years of taunts and bullying in the name of the Lord, my psyche broke and I was left alone to the darkness of insanity.

But Aren't You A Christian Counselor?

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

"I am a Christian but if your son comes in and tells me he is gay, I wouldn't have any reason to disbelieve him. It wouldn't be my approach to try to change that."

Born This Way? (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Why are some people so quick to latch on to bold claims about the biological origins of homosexuality? I think it's because they believe that we need to show that we're born gay in order to establish that our sexuality is a deep, important and relatively fixed part of who we are.

Justice Scalia, "Originalism" and Homosexuality

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The same reasoning that leads Justice Scalia to conclude that the Framers' ignorance of cell phones and the Internet doesn't resolve questions about "the freedom of speech" should also lead him to the Framers' ignorance about the nature of sexual orientation. If one is going to be an "originalist," at least one should be consistent about it.

On Anal Sex (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Religious conservatives' obsession with anal sex is particularly troubling when it's used to disguise negative visceral reactions as considered moral judgments -- in other words, when our opponents move from "that's yucky" to "that's wrong!" I confront that tendency in this video.

Conversation With a "Gay-Buster"

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

After publishing a recent HuffPost blog post on the rights of gays and lesbians, I received an email from an activist opponent of same-sex marriage and proponent of the notion that homosexuals are defective people who must be "fixed."

Dem Blasts GOP Colleagues For Supporting Law Making It Illegal For Gays To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Thirty-eight legislators in the Montana state House voted on Monday to keep sex between gay people illegal, a fact that elicited a stinging rebuke fro...

Love and Hate in the Jasper Mayoral Race

Bethany Blankley | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Bethany Blankley

A firestorm is burning in Jasper, a small east Texas town 130 miles northeast of Houston, because a gay man, Max Griffin, is running for mayor.

Moral vs. Immoral

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Isn't it arrogant of people to assume you know what God wants for us? Let's be honest, God and his plan is a mystery and maybe all of this is his way of testing us if we truly understand what they are all about.

Acceptance Of Gay Lifestyle Is A 'Cancer That Brings Down Societies,' Caused Noah's Flood: Pundit

Posted 04.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is a "cancer that brings down societies," according to one prominent right-wi...

Why I Support Same-Sex Marriage

Uloop | Posted 06.03.2013 | College

The fact that people still believe that gays and lesbians can't marry is, in my opinion, an elitist discrimination borne of ignorance and who knows what else, perhaps an irrational fear of progress or basic human rights.

Loving the Sinner, Hating the Sin

John Corvino | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Baby steps. That was my reaction to the Easter weekend comments of Cardinal Dolan, the affable Archbishop of New York, about gays and the Church. I give the man credit for taking a more positive and welcoming tone. But it's also a sign of how low the bar is set.

Gay Marriage: WWJD revisited

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

Jesus' kingdom was not of this earth. And yet we Christians continually repeat the mistake of seeking earthly power, glory, and acceptance. But when we do that, those who disagree with us get hurt.

Gay Marriage: I Just Don't Get It

Joe Peacock | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

Give me reasons. Give me plausible, fact-based logical reasons why homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to bond themselves in legal union and share their lives.

Do 'Gaybros' Divide The LGBT Community?

Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

A recent article on about a Reddit subgroup known as "Gaybros" inspired the above conversation on HuffPost Live. Urban Dictionary defines...