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'I'm Not Different From Anyone Else Who Has Straight Parents'

Caleb Flood-Goldstick | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Caleb Flood-Goldstick

I am happy to be the son of a lesbian mom. There's no place for your hate toward gay and lesbian people.

Your Words Have Power

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Alexander

I'm sure the writers of Gimme a Break had no idea that including the line, "Is that a Phi Beta Kappa pin?" might change someone's life, but it did, and that outcome should be on all our minds when we write, when we post, when we produce.

On Macklemore, and the Broader Problem of Cherry-Picking Someone's Old Tweets

Slade Sohmer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Slade Sohmer

There is literally nothing more irresponsible in today's media climate than cherry-picking from someone's thousands-deep Twitter history to either prove a point or a raise a conspiratorial red flag.

Not Sure Who To Root For On Super Bowl Sunday?

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.02.2014 | Celebrity

This Sunday (Feb. 2), the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. If you're like the majority of Americans, you can't w...

Jersey Boys' Secret Gay Anthem

Joanne Spataro | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Spataro

This took me back to my childhood. I clung to any media representation of other gay and lesbian people when I was coming to terms with my own sexuality. The one song that soothed my churning soul was "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The Myth of Allyship: Complacency of Small Victories

Jay Dodd | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jay Dodd

Self-proclaimed "allies" terrify me. If a part of your claimed identity relies on a struggle you have no or little access to -- I am given pause. It is easy to speak positively about marginalized groups, but as soon as you take credit or praise for it, only your success will be remembered.

Let's Stop Complaining and Start Thanking

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

With so many advances being made in entertainment, and so many allies for the LGBT community being outspoken about equal rights, why are we turning around and complaining about their help?

Why the Grammys' Macklemore Weddings Were a Good Thing

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Perhaps more importantly, it helps to normalize an expression of mature, committed love in a culture that still wrestles with the difference between good/bad and typical/atypical.

The Grammys, Macklemore and Straight Allies

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

I discount the systematic injustice that leads to the mainstream media feeling more comfortable hearing my story through the mouth of a white cis straight man, instead of my own.

Kendrick Lamar Comments On His Grammy Loss To Macklemore

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Best Rap Album at Sunday's Grammys for their hit album, "The Heist," beating out breakout sensation ...

The Grammys: The Good, the Bad and the What Were They Thinking?

Reyne Haines | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

I'm not someone who likes one style of music either. I'm an equal opportunity listener. In fact, there are few things I just won't listen to. So Grammy night is always a day I look forward to.

Macklemore Takes Heat For Seemingly Offensive Tweet

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Rapper Macklemore took some heat Monday after a "dykes and drag queens" tweet he posted back in 2009 began circulating following his Grammy Awards per...

Proof That The Grammys Really Love White Rappers

Posted 01.30.2014 | Black Voices

When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' names were called as winners for "Best Rap Album" at the 2014 Grammy Awards, the Internet exploded with criticism as r...

Macklemore's Grammys Performance Slammed Because Gay Parenting Is 'Child Abuse'

Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Add the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer to the chorus of conservative voices who are expressing anger over the same-sex couples who tied t...

What You Didn't See During the Grammy Weddings

RumorFix | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment

Melody says Sir Paul McCartney had just finished rehearsing and stayed to watch the wedding rehearsal. "He cried," Melody says. That's the moment Jake told his bride-to-be, "I can't believe I was going to pass this up."

India.Arie: 'Grammys Are Not About Music, It's A Popularity Contest'

Posted 02.03.2014 | Black Voices

This year’s 56th annual Grammy Awards spawned tons of criticism from performers blasting the event to other critics speaking out against some of the...

'White People Have Officially Won Rap'

Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy

This year's Grammy Awards presented Stephen Colbert with a lot of mixed emotions: white people won rap... YAY... gay people got married... BOO... he w...

Don't Blame Macklemore For Best Rap Album, Blame The Recording Academy

Ryan Kristobak | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ryan Kristobak

It really came as no surprise that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the Best Rap Album award at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, but why did it top Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City"?

WATCH: Gay Newlyweds Gush About Grammys Wedding Experience

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Deondray and Quincy Gossfield, a gay couple who tied the knot during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's "Same Love" performance featuring Mary Lambert and Ma...

15 Disgusting Responses To Grammys' Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

If you watched the 2014 Grammys last night, hopefully you caught history being made as 33 couples, many of them same-sex, were wed by Queen Latifah as...

Even Macklemore Wanted Kendrick Lamar To Win

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment

When it comes to Grammys controversy, nothing stirred up more saddles than Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' wins in the rap categories: Best Rap Performance...

Twitter Reacts To God And Grammy's Mass Wedding

Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

Not typically the pinnacle of religious communal experience, yesterday's Grammy's proved to be a spectacle that got at least a few people thinking abo...

Macklemore Still Has Pete Carroll's Support

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports

With the exception of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, it seemed that just about everyone following the Grammy Awards on Twitter was mad that Mack...

Ever Wonder What Macklemore Would Look Like Meshed With Morgan Freeman?

Posted 01.26.2014 | Celebrity

After having won Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album and Best New Artist with Ryan Lewis at the 2014 Grammys, Macklemore is riding qui...

Huge Win For Newcomers Macklemore And Ryan Lewis

Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home the award for Best New Artist at the 2014 Grammys, beating out James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves and Ed...