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Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...

The Marriage Equality Debates: The Pastoral in the Political

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

I just want to "put out there" that for all the drama, excitement, enthusiasm and analysis sparked by the political dimension of the debate there is also a pastoral dimension that is easy to overlook.

The Bigger The Lie, The More People Believe It

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It's true: Lies work. They work really well. How's that? Well, people believe them. That's why you tell a lie in the first place, isn't it? So that people will believe it. Here are a few of the biggest lies anybody has ever told.

Report Reveals Shocking Fact About Cameroon's Gay Community

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Suspected homosexuals in Cameroon say they have been tortured and raped in prison, according to a report released Thursday by ...

Mexico Sets the Tone on Hate Speech

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ communities across Mexico are, no doubt, ecstatic by the ruling that two homophobic slurs are not legally protected as freedom of speech. But as most LGBTQ Latinos know, these two homophobic epithets are so frequently espoused throughout Latin American culture that many are not cognizant of their deleterious effect.

Gwissues: Bisexuality

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

In the latest episode of Gwissues, Dr. Loren Olson and John Sylla discuss how bisexuality plays a role in our community, and how its definition differs among younger versus older generations.

'Alfredo's Fire' Sure to Spark Discussion About Religion, Homosexuality and the Deadliness of Intolerance

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Fifteen years ago, on a cold January morning in 1998, one man knelt on the stone pavement outside St. Peter's Basilica, the late Renaissance church that dominates the square. With the flick of his hand, 39-year-old Alfredo Ormando was suddenly aflame.

6 Ways to Tell if Your Hotel Is Gay Friendly

Billy Kolber | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

If you want to appeal to our sense of social justice, we want to see your rainbow flag fly in places where our gay brothers and sisters face intolerance, injustice and violence, like Jamaica, Uganda and Russia. That will impress us.

Words That Make Us Ugly

Renato Barucco | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

These words will not disappear, but by consciously ignoring them, we reclaim the vastness of human intellect. No n-word. No f-word. No c-word.

The Ego in Christianity

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

When a Christian goes out of their way to say Jesus condemns you for your love, they are taking Jesus' name in vain. They are lifting up their own personal views above the Christian message.

Washington Florist Refuses To Do Gay Wedding Because Of Jesus

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A Richland, Wash. couple is still trying to make sense of what they say were the hurtful, discriminatory actions by their favorite florist. For nea...

Homosexuals Don't Reproduce: False!

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

What basic fact about homosexuality do you, your parents, your local evangelical priest, and your science teacher most likely agree about? Try this one: Homosexuals don't reproduce. This verity is beyond obvious: Try as they may, two men or two women together cannot have babies.

He Is a Straight Man... and He Is a Bottom

Renato Barucco | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

They exist. Many gay men might refuse to believe it. Many straight women might refuse to even think about it. But they exist.

10 Straight Myths About Gay Sex

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Whether they be the crazy religious type, Republicans or irrational homeless people in the subway, every straight person seems to have some theory on what happens when two people of the same sex hit the sack together.

Assistant Principal Fired For Supporting Gay Marriage: I'm Disappointed But Not Surprised

Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices

The assistant principal who was fired from an Ohio Catholic school after he penned a personal blog in support of same-sex marriage is speaking out abo...

Business Is Booming At Oregon Bakery That Denied Lesbian Couple A Wedding Cake

Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Business is reportedly booming at the Oregon-based bakery that sparked a national conversation after its owners turned away a lesbian bride-to-be who ...

DSM-5: Science or Dogma? Even Some Establishment Psychiatrists Embarrassed by Newest Diagnostic Bible

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

The DSM-5 (the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released by the APA in spring 2013.

Police Officers Back Gay Colleague's Claim That Mayor Called Him 'Queer'

Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

An Ohio mayor is facing serious allegations after an openly gay police officer charged that she used a series of anti-gay epithets toward him and comp...

A Valentine For My Gay Ex-Husband

Judith Newton | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Judith Newton

Perhaps the story of our love belongs to the 1960s, when everything seemed possible.

Boy Scouts Betray Gay Kids and the Scout Oath

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The announcement that the Boy Scouts of America "need more time" to make a decision about ending discrimination against gay scouts and leaders is deeply disappointing.

Gay Michigan Man Believes He Was Hate Crime Victim

Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Michigan man believes he was the victim of a hate crime after a brutal Feb. 3 attack. Adam Lee Johnson, 29, was allegedly attacked as he was...

Valentine to a Gay Brother

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Maybe not in my lifetime, but maybe in my children's lifetime, homosexuality will be like red hair or brown skin or a preference for cheese: not a good thing or a bad thing, just a thing that people won't have to be afraid to share.

Rick Perry Sounds Off On Boy Scout's Gay Controversy

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 04.04.2013 | Gay Voices

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said emphatically Saturday that the Boy Scouts of America shouldn't soften its strict no-gays membership ...

Allowing Gay Boy Scouts Will Create 'Sexual Tension' On Camping Trips, Pundit Claims

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer isn't taking news of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to rethink their longstanding anti-gay policy lightly. The American ...

Two Chicago Gay Men, Female Friend Allegedly Attacked In Hate Crime

Batavia Patch | Ted Schnell | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Two local men and a woman face multiple felony counts as a result of a hate crime investigation police began after an attack on two gay men and a woma...