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A Tale of Three Bishops

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

No matter how many times someone stands up with blood on their hands and says, "I massacred this Christian because you allow two people of the same gender to marry each other," it does not make it true.

Amanda Terkel

Obamacare Bars Discrimination Based On Gender Identity But Not Sexual Orientation: HHS Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is the first federal law to provide protection against sex discrimination in health care. LGBT advocates have be...

An Open Letter to Pat Robertson

Michael Rohrer | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Your negative words penetrate the ear of a mother or father or grandmother who might have a family member struggling with the courage to be himself.

Anti-Gay Disrimination: Federal Judge Wrong in Walters Case

Thom Senzee | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Senzee

See if you agree with me that the photos in the slideshow below plainly show that the San Diego Police Department discriminated against Will Walters, ...

What Hobby Lobby Can Mean for the LGBT Community

Ashland Johnson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Ashland Johnson

If accepted by the Supreme Court, the arguments Hobby Lobby is advancing may pose a serious threat to anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Support Grows For Obama To Make Big Move On LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 3/21/14 -- The final letter, viewable here, has 220 signatures (168 in the House and 52 in the Senate). Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) also...

The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

Amanda Terkel

Nearly 200 Lawmakers Call On Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9/20/14 -- Since the publication of this piece, a number of lawmakers have indicated that they back the effort and have signed onto the letter...

No, Congress Still Isn't Any Closer To Passing A Bill To Fight LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Months after overwhelmingly passing in the Senate, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender worke...

'Nobody Wants To See A Male Person Dress Up Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An annual tribute to slain Latina superstar Selena in Corpus Christi, Texas, is coming under fire after organizers allegedly told a woman that she is ...

Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, ...

Gay Vice Principal Sues Seattle Archdiocese

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsui...

The 'Gay Moment' in Pro Sports

Michael Kimmel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Sports
Michael Kimmel

Before we rush into what I like to call "premature self-congratulation" -- patting ourselves on the back at our own tolerance -- let's pause for a moment and put things in perspective.

Politicians React To Brewer's Big Veto

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced Wednesday evening she vetoed the anti-gay Senate Bill 1062. The bill would have allowed businesses to legally...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Oppose Arizona-Style Anti-Gay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Most Americans oppose allowing businesses to legally use religious beliefs as grounds to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers, according to ...

Amanda Terkel

John Kerry Weighs In On Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry spoke out Wednesday against the recently passed anti-gay legislation in Arizona, giving the Obama administ...

Jesus' Advice to the 'Turn the Gays Away' Crowd: Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Discrimination

Jay Michaelson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

No one is saying that a church has to host a gay wedding, or that Catholics must ordain women. Religious institutions operate according to religious rules, as our constitution allows. But the free market is different.

White Cis Gay Men Need to Realize Discrimination Still Exists

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

We have to address the fact that a white, cisgender, gay man living in N.Y.C. who doesn't feel like he's being discriminated against does not speak for the whole community.

Uganda and Beyond

Val Kalende | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Val Kalende

My fear is we seem to be using one country's story to understand a continental problem. In the process, not much is known about the situation in other countries.

Selena Owens' Answer to Cultural Depravity

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Ms. Owens was quite offended by Sunday's Grammy Awards and called it "a forthright assault on conservatives" which furthered "homosexual advancement" in American culture.

1,800 Days and Counting

Ian Thompson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

There is no question that this administration has an unparalleled record of accomplishments for LGBT Americans. When President Obama finally signs this executive order, it will unquestionably be remembered as one of his signature civil rights accomplishments.

Forget Invisibility: Visibility Is the New Superpower

Timothy Holbrook | Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Timothy Holbrook

The power of visibility has unique force in sports where, particularly for gay men, the stereotype is that gays are unathletic. When coupled with the prominence that sports plays in American culture, visible LGBT athletes (and even straight allies) can help change minds.

It Was Never About the Cake

Deborah Munn | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Deborah Munn

The decision that Judge Spencer made has renewed my hope that no other couple in Colorado will face discrimination by a business owner based on their sexual orientation. It was never about the cake. It was about my son being treated like a lesser person.

Lesbian Couple Claims They Got Kicked Out Of Bar For Being Gay, But Owner Has Another Story

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A Canadian lesbian couple is crying foul, claiming they were kicked out of a Montreal bar for kissing. CBC News reports that Jess Goldberg and Car...

High School Allegedly Fires Football Coach For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

As the Employment Non-Discrimination act passed the Senate and now moves to the House, a story is making its rounds on the Internet that points to cru...