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Celebrating Our Wins, Organizing for Our Future: LGBTQ Immigrants in Times of Executive Action

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

Unfortunately, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, President Obama seems to have forgotten transgender immigrants. As we see in our work every day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its detention centers are the source of some of the most shocking violence that transgender people face in this country.

The Grammy's, Queen Latifah and Marriage Equality

Mike Spradley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

For me, it is a moment of reflection back to the 1980's when the only gay character on TV was Steven on the show Dynasty. 2014 LGBTQ couples are getting married on the world stage, that is progress.

The Philosophy of Illumination

Nicole 'Little' Lencioni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicole 'Little' Lencioni

From personal battles with drugs and alcohol to queer politics to the loss of my mother, I have volunteered my struggles without reserve. It is my belief that if something happens in God's world, then it is worthy of being called truth and should not be avoided or shamed.

Mr. President, Waiting Is Not an Option!

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

We seek the day that LGBTQ Americans will be fully equal under the law. Waiting is not an option for the single lesbian mother who may lose her child because she can't get or hold a job in her small Southern town. Waiting is not an option for the queer young person living on the streets.

The Understood 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy in the South

Garrison Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Garrison Gibbons

In many ways, the LGBTQ community in the South is complicit in this state of affairs. When I look at the LGBTQ people on my own campus, I witness the "don't tell" aspect. They do not want to be open; they do not want to hold hands in Walmart, kiss at the movies, or wear pride shirts to class.

Haters of Hate Crime Laws

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What's up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity? Well, here's how.

Small-Town Utah, Big LGBT Pride

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Kiri Westby

Moab Pride has created one of the most unique pride events in the country. This year's theme, "Naturally Engayged," promises to combine the beauty of Moab and its surrounding national parks with Utah's growing awareness and celebration of its LGBT population.

'That's a Man!'

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

We must face the fact that in the year 2013, despite or maybe in part because of the progress that we have seen in marriage equality and LGBTQ rights, it is dangerous for a gay or transgender person to walk down the street in any city or town in the United States of America.

Proudly Advocating for Love and Freedom

Rea Carey | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

The LGBTQ equality and reproductive justice movements are so closely aligned in values but too frequently siloed off as unrelated. Reproductive justice and LGBTQ equality are not only rooted in the same principles, but many of our core issues overlap.

'L Word' And 'Booty Call' Stars Join Gay Advocacy Fight

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

GLAAD recently propelled its "Coming Out For Equality" public service announcement series in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LG...

9-Million Strong And Counting

Seth Santoro | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Seth Santoro

Let's say that there are 9 million LGBTQ Americans. If each of us worked to shift the mindsets of 34 non-affirming individuals, all 314 million Americans could stand to be an incredible and unstoppable beacon of hope for the world. Only we can inspire this paradigm shift.

The Time Is Now: Seize This Movement Moment!

Robin McGehee | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Robin McGehee

We've seen the repeal of DADT, Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality, and the emergence of two Supreme Court cases that will determine the next steps in the battle for marriage equality. But now isn't the time to just wait on our equality to come to us. Now is the time to seize it!

Marriage Equality, And Then What?

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Despite my desire that my own marriage be recognized, it remains my strongest desire that economic justice for the trans community not take a back seat to marriage equality and be forgotten.

Worldwide 'I Am Equality' Campaign Builds Momentum (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On Aug. 17, in cities across the world, major photo shoots will be taking place to create powerful images in which people proclaim what they will do to make equality go viral. I was honored to have some of the organizers of the "I Am Equality" campaign on SnowbizNow.

How Does It Feel to Be Southern and LGBTQ After the SCOTUS Decisions? Let's 'Marry the Movement' (VIDEO)

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

We made this video because we believe that the real victory in DOMA and Prop 8 being struck down is the victory of thousands of LGBTQ people and our allies who have changed the culture of this country, not just its policies and laws.