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Robertson Says Gay People Kissing Makes Him Want To Vomit

Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

As one of America's most controversial televangelists, Pat Robertson has never attempted to keep his decidedly anti-gay opinions to himself. On Mo...

And Now It's Time to Rebrand ENDA: The Freedom to Work Act

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The marriage equality movement has been a success for a lot of reasons. One of them, no doubt, is branding and framing. And it's time to learn from that and apply it to other battles, like the battle against employment discrimination, which has been a dismal failure.

Jason Linkins

Utopia Achieved As A Litany Of Pervasive Discriminatory Practices Are Ended With Magical Thinking | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4, party-line vote, gutted the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday. But don’t worry, everybody. "Our country has changed," assure...

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Critical Of GOP Lawmakers' Gay Marriage Support | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices

No longer a member of Congress, Barney Frank is still weighing in with his well-known blunt positions, but "relaxing" while doing so. Responding to Se...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Most Americans Favor This LGBT Protection | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans would support banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. The surv...

Reprimanded For A Kiss On The Cheek?

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Two gay men are filing a discrimination complaint with the Mexican government after being reprimanded at a Guadalajara Hotel for a kiss on the cheek, ...

Puerto Rico's Governor Signs Gay Rights Bills Into Law

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. Ale...

Sports Camp Helps Control Same-Sex Attraction With Exercise?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Exercise the gay urges away? A Pennsylvania sports camp claims to help men control same-sex attractions through Christian fellowship, camaraderie a...

WATCH: Bullied Boy's Inspiring Message For School Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices

This bullied 11-year-old has a powerful message for his school board: "You have the power to make the changes." In recently promoted footage from 2...

Surprising Number Of LGBT Couples Afraid To Hold Hands In Europe

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices

France may have taken a big step forward with parliament's decision to legalize gay marriage, but according to the results of a European Union survey,...

Why ENDA's Religious Exemption Must Be Narrowed

Ian Thompson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

Of all the various bills in Congress impacting LGBT people, ENDA is the most important. And though significant and important changes have been made, one really bad provision is unchanged from past versions of the bill.

Gay Catholic School Teacher Fights Firing

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay teacher who said she was fired by an Ohio Catholic school after her mother's published obituary included the name of her partner is fighting to ...

Gay P.E. Teacher Fired, After Being 'Outed' In Mother's Obituary

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Students and supporters are rallying around a gay teacher recently fired from her job at a Catholic school, reportedly after local Catholic officials ...

Transgender Woman Cited For Trespassing For Using Women's Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

An Idaho transgender woman was cited for trespassing last week for using the women's bathroom in a grocery store. Ally Robledo, 25, was cited April...

John Celock

Christie Plan Slammed As Discriminatory | John Celock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A proposal from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration to overhaul the state's civil service structure is being criticized by a prominent...

When Enough Is Enough!

Shari Johnson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Shari Johnson

Many people are parroting what they have heard about the LGBT community and have no idea what they are talking about. I was one of those people. They also tend to fear what they don't understand.

Gay Guys Consummating Their Marriage Is Gross, Anti-Gay Activist Says

Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A prominent anti-gay activist has boiled his argument against same-sex marriage down to one word: "yuck." Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans ...

Virginia Spa Admits Its Policy Forbids 'Abnormal' Gay, Transgender Patrons

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Spa World manager James Lee said reports his business had admitted to refusing gay and transgender customers was inaccurate. Though he did not...

John Celock

State Lawmakers Allow Anti-Gay Discrimination | John Celock | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled North Dakota state Senate rejected legislation Thursday that would have made it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orie...

Taking the Taboo Out of 'Fag'

North by Northwestern | Posted 04.07.2013 | Gay Voices
North by Northwestern

"Faggot," he said under his breath. I wasn't sure if he knew that I could hear him from across the table. A scowl formed on my face. I shot him daggers with my eyes. "What did you just say?"

Why Straight Allies Are Critical to the Gay Rights Movement in College

Uloop | Posted 04.06.2013 | College

We're at a point where we need as much love as we can get in this world, which can at times be so bleak and depressing. An extra pair of smiles at a wedding altar could do wonders.

For Love and Country: LGBT Americans and Immigration Rights

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Deepak Bhargava

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights are often defined as consisting of a handful of issues, marriage equality the foremost among them. But as important as the right to marry the people we love is, LGBT equality is about far more than that.

What's With The Need For Black-And-White Thinking?

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Why do we have the need to see things in stark terms of "black and white" or "right and wrong"? Is there a "right" and a "wrong" way to look at everything? What about sexuality and gender identity?

Study Reveals Staggering Level Of Homophobia in Italy

L'Huffington Post | Marco Pasqua | Posted 11.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Seventy-three percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population has experienced some form of discrimination or prejudice, predom...

Overlapping Stereotypes Of LGBT People And Jews As Developmentally Immature

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.