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A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Don't Be Intolerant of My Intolerance

Neal Wooten | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

Gay people have been shunned, discriminated against, fired, verbally attacked, physically attacked and even killed for no other reason than being who they are. That's being bullied. Standing up for yourself and anyone who has been treated like this is not being a bully. It's being a decent human being.

The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans

Margie Omero | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...

Pouring a Cup While Pissing in the Same Teapot

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When the Tea Partiers made their appearance in D.C. during the last midterm elections, it was easy to predict that they would one day morph into a gro...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On the LGBT Film Festival Theater that Betrayed Its Customers and Bank-Rolled Anti-Gay Causes

Rob Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

People like my mother and Rozene have been seduced by the powers that be who would prey on people for whom life has moved too fast and changed too much, and who feel the way of life, on which they thought they had a firm perch, has been left in the dust. That, or . . . the devil has possessed them all. You decide.

Default Not the End Times: The Tea Party Times

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Americans are being held hostage by the Tea Party. It is time for responsible leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to end this hostage crisis abandon policies meant to cause an American apocalypse.

Skinny Grids

Justin Guay | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Energy efficiency, not the falling price of solar, has done the heavy lifting when it comes to unlocking the economics of distributed clean energy f...

OFA Delivers Unicorn Trophies To GOP 'Climate Deniers'

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's pledge to bring his climate change plan to fruition, Organizing for Action volunteers on Tuesday delivered congress...

Gay v. Ex-Gay and the Ties That Divide

Brittney Bullock | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brittney Bullock

There is arguably a great deal of hostility toward the ex-gay community, but upon a closer investigation, the cause is clear and comprehensible.

About That Time Questlove Was Almost Fired From 'Late Night'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment

Remember that time Questlove sparked a media firestorm after playing "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann sauntered...

Who Needs Journalism?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

There used to be a time when politicians (and others) had no choice but to go to 'the press.' But increasingly, they are starting to realize that they don't need the press. In fact, it is the press that needs them. But now they are in control.

Bye-Bye, Bachmann!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

She's leaving. That's a fact. ...

WATCH: Digging Into Michelle Bachmann's Retirement

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Alicia discusses today's top stories with HuffPost Front Page Editor Alana Horowitz. The news includes Michele Bachmann's decision not to run for reel...

Lying in Defense of "the Truth"

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Dr. Joe Wenke

Yes, we have now crossed the line, and there will be no turning back. Facts no longer matter, at least to a significant percentage of Americans. To them, all that matters is the "truth," even if they have to lie to defend it.

A GIF Guide To Political Dance Moves

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Politics fancies itself to be a serious business, which is probably why it's unusual to see its figureheads willing to let loose and boogie. But just ...

Profiles in Immigration: Ted Cruz

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Those with a sharper learning curve like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are leading the party on immigration. In doing so, they are taking the reigns. Ted Cruz is not.

Cruz Claims Hagel Inspired Marx

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Paul Abrams

Senator Ted Cruz launched a blistering attack on Defense Secretary nominee Hagel, asserting a direct link to Karl Marx:"History shows that Marx not only read Hagel, but took his inspiration from him," said the Princeton-educated, Harvard Law School graduate.

Sequester Cuts Should Be Made to Fall Hardest on Tea Party Districts

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Because the Tea Party types consider government spending to be evil, corrupting, dependency-producing and tyrannical, they should greet their disproportionate reduction with dancing and flowers.

I'm With Stupid: An Open, Mostly Uncynical Letter to Candidate Mitt

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

In his acceptance speech, President Obama said he would reach out to you and ask for your help in getting both sides to work together. Please take him up on that offer.

How's Your News?

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
James Moore

Why would a documentary film producer give microphones to adults with disabilities and then have them chase politicians? And attempting to describe their disabilities seems the wrong way to explain what they have accomplished with their political film, How's Your News?

Michele Bachmann Campaign Raises $4.5 Million In Third Quarter

Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Tea Party favorite and former presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) brought in $4.5 million to her campaign in the third quarter of 2...

Michael McAuliff

I'd Welcome Back Michele Bachmann, Rabbi Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann may have sparked a a furor by deciding to attend Yom Kippur services last week at a Chicago temple that espouses t...

Where's The Real Threat?

Jess Coleman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

We don't fear Islamic extremism because it could take our lives; we fear it because we were taught to, because that's what everyone else seems to be afraid of.

Republican Congressman Slams His Own Party

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Freshman Congressman Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) must have had something in his ears when President Ronald Reagan spoke about the 11th Commandment of Ameri...

Bachmann, West and the Rebirth of McCarthyism

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

How the nation and our political leaders deal with members of Congress like Michele Bachmann and Allen West, who talk as if they are the reincarnation of Senator Joe McCarthy, is our next test.