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Fox News Doctor: Perpetuating Homophobia and Misogyny, Again.

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 12.28.2011 | Media
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I thought after Toemaggedon, Fox News' Dr. Ablow would just go away. However, Jenna Lyons is back on his radar because she is getting divorced and currently dating a woman. And Dr. Ablow is disturbed.

Suburban College Nation's First To Ask Applicants If They're LGBT

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts school located in the western suburbs of Chicago, this week released a new undergraduate application [PDF] fo...

Ending The Silence On Anti-LGBT Bullying In The Classroom

Maureen Costello | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
Maureen Costello

It's important for schools to have clear and comprehensive anti-bullying policies, but policies that target only the bad behavior will never solve the problem.

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

Gay Judge Who Struck Down Prop 8 Never Thought About Recusing Himself

Reuters | Dan Levine | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles

April 6, 2011 11:33:59 PM By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. judge who struck down California's gay marriage ban never conside...

Separate but Equal: Gen. Conway's Housing Project and the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

General James Conway's comments last week are illustrative of a push to create a second-class status for gay troops once DADT is repealed.

One Strike And She's Out: Softball Player Says Coaches 'Outed' Her To Parents Then Dropped Her From Team

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

For some, it takes three strikes and they're out. For others, the play is already made before stepping up to bat. Two East Texas high school softball...

To the LGBT Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don't!

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

As we struggle to find a more civilized way to treat each other in this world, let us recognize the commonalities in the fight for LGBT rights and the fight to end war.

Student Sues Washington State School District, Saying They Failed to Stop Bullying

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joe Mirabella

Russell Dickerson III alleges his school district did nothing to stop years of harassment based on his race and perceived sexual orientation. "It was like a prison sentence," he says, "that carried on into high school."

Christians and Bullying: Standing With Gays and Lesbians

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect anyone created in the image of God.

Accomplices in Hatred, Allies in Hope

Darren Rosenblum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Darren Rosenblum

At last, more than just LGBT academics and a few activists are raising the need for more active statements of support for free expression of one's sexual and gender identity.

Gay Student Suicides and the Need for Empathy

Maureen Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maureen Costello

A few months ago, researchers issued a study reporting that today's college students display significantly less empathy than their peers from 30 years ago. I did not want to believe the study. But I wonder.

Nine Years After 9/11: Will We Ever Be "One" Again?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Bad political decisions, bitter partisanship, fear mongering, and mistrust have eroded the unity and sense of common purpose that Americans shared immediately after 9/11.

Gay Priests Not Wanted, Catholic Church Tests For Gays To Keep Them Out

New York Times | PAUL VITELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

...Since the abuse crisis erupted in 2002, curtailing the entry of gay men into the priesthood has become one the church's highest priorities. And tha...

Aspen Ideas Festival: David Boies And Ted Olson On The Fight To Overturn Proposition 8 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2000, David Boies and Ted Olson battled each other as lawyers representing opposite sides of the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore. Ten years late...

CNN: 'Homosexuality, Is It A Problem In Need Of A Cure?' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the context of a California Assemblywoman trying to repeal a 1950s law that obligated doctors to examine "the causes and cures of homosexuality," C...

Mary Glasspool Approved: Episcopal Church OKs Election Of Second Gay Bishop

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LOS ANGELES — The Episcopal Church has approved the election of a lesbian assistant bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, making her the second ...

Virginia Governor Overrides AG's Order To Withdraw Universities' Protections For Gays

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has directed state agencies not to discriminate against gay people, essentially overriding the state...

Yes, Virginia, There Will Be a Clause

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

If this advice is followed, it will be possible to fire someone in a Virginia public college or university on the basis of his or her homosexuality. No other justification need be given.

Virginia AG, Ken Cuccinelli, Tells Public Colleges To End Protections For Gay Students, Staff

Washington Post | Rosalind S. Helderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

RICHMOND -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has urged the state's public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimina...

Focus on the Mission: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

They serve in Iraq. They fight in Afghanistan. Their names are etched in marble at Arlington National Cemetery. And three out of four Americans believe they shouldn't be forced to lie to serve the country.

Fabulis: Citibank Shuts Down 'Objectionable' Gay Website's Bank Account

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Update 5:54 PM ET Jason Goldberg, the CEO of fabulis, says that Citi issued "a good and sincere apology" to the company this afternoon. Here's an exc...

Hate Crime On Rise: Gay, Religious Targets See Biggest Jump

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Reports of hate crimes against gays and religious groups increased sharply in 2008, according to FBI data released Monday. Overall...

Stupidity, Gay Marriage, and the Evolution of Religion

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

Nowhere is the gulf between science and religion more evident and more enormous than when we confront the issues of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and homosexuality.

Salt Lake City OKs Gay Rights Laws With Mormon Church's Support

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church for the first time has announced its support of gay rights legislation, an endorsement that helped gain unani...