iOS app Android app

Sodomy

Summoning the Ancestors

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Death stalks each generation in its own way, as activist David Mixner reminded us last week. He movingly recounted assisting the suicides of friends who were suffering through the final stages of AIDS in the 1980s. Testaments like his must be given if the new generation is to have any idea of the price that was paid by those who came before.

Biblical Marriage: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

In light of the recent resignations of two North Carolina magistrates, explained by their religious convictions that same-sex marriage is a sin or desecrates the "holy institution established by God Himself," I would like to offer a few points of clarification to the overall discourse.

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

When a school team's hazing customs go unchecked, the bullying will grow more degrading every season. In many instances, each class looks to top its predecessor. Given how widespread hazing is, it cannot be eliminated.

12 States Still Have Anti-Sodomy Laws

AP | LAUREN LANGLOIS | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutiona...

Nigerian-American Artist and LGBT Activist Ade Addresses Nigeria's President for Criminalizing and Maltreating Gays

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Lia Petridis Maiello

"The same country that just allowed a senator to marry an innocent fourteen year-old girl, has now criminalized homosexuality under the false disguise of same-sex marriage. Whose rights are they planning to go after next?"

India's Supreme Court Re-Criminalizes Gay Sex

Prerna Lal | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Prerna Lal

Overturning a High Court decision, the Indian Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code 377, an archaic and barbaric law that criminalizes "homosexual" acts, rendering almost 20 percent of the global LGBT population illegal.

Indian Gay Activists Protest Top Court's Ruling Against Gay Sex

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by...

Man Accused Of Pulling Woman's Insides Out In Gruesome Rape (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.23.2013 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man is in police custody after the brutal rape of a woman he took drugs with, police said. Emmanuel Paulino, 30, was arrested Tuesd...

Here's The Medieval-Sounding Sodomy Law That Helped Cuccinelli Lose The Governorship

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial race Tuesday, thanks in part to Democratic opponents who succ...

Who's Afraid of a Little Sodomy?

Mark Morford | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

There is something a little sad, if not enormously disturbing, about people like Ken Cuccinelli, the intensely troubled AG of Virginia and one-man Tea Party sideshow who is currently running for governor and who, if he has his way, will hereby outlaw sodomy and oral sex. For everyone. Forevermore.

LePage: Seems He Can't Get Away From Anal Rape Comments

Andrew Ian Dodge | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Andrew Ian Dodge

Maine's Gov. LePage and his allies seem to be obsessed with anal rape analogies. For those who don't know LePage made a comment a month or so ago about a Democratic legislator that got most sane people upset.

From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years

Kevin Cathcart | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Cathcart

Question: In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry?

How To Spot A Sodomite

Mark Simpson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

"I do not in my practice ever remember to have seen such an appearance of the anus as those of the prisoners presented." So testified Dr. Paul in shocked tones at the 1870 trial of Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, two young, cross-dressing clerks charged with sodomy.

Right-Wing Pastor Insists Gays Should Be Called 'Sodomites'

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Vision America's Rick Scarborough delivered a scathing guest sermon in New Jersey declaring the use of the word "gay" inappropriate, insisting it was ...

John Celock

Fate Of Equality Measure 'Dubious'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The fight to repeal Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was declared unconstitutional, is facing a larger hurdle, prompting the bill's sponsor to de...

John Celock

Lawmakers Seek To Drop Unconstitutional Sex Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

The battle over the fate of Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was deemed unconstitutional in 1997, will come back up in the 2013 legislative sessi...

David Lohr

High School Football Player And Brother Charged In Beer Bottle Sodomy Of Juvenile

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.10.2012 | Crime

A high school football player and his brother have been arrested by authorities in Alaska for allegedly raping a drunken teenage boy with a beer bottl...

John Celock

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Allowed To Move Into Church

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican-dominated Kansas state board voted unanimously to grant permission to an anti-gay Democratic lawmaker to move into a church in order to p...

How To Tell Love From Hate: The Bible Vs. Pastor Charles Worley

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Pastor Worley, I'm afraid your "love" for me does not pass the test of Scripture, nor does your understanding of sodomy, or of salvation. I guess it's not surprising that you've read your Bible so carelessly. If you'd been more attentive, I doubt you'd propose locking up my community.

4 Iranian Men Set To Be Hanged For Sodomy: Report

Posted 05.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Four Iranian gay men are due to be executed for sodomy under their nation's Shari'a laws, Pink News is reporting. The four men -- identified by th...

Students Accused Of Sodomizing Deaf Boy On School Bus With Driver Present

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education

Two students from Roswell, Ga., are facing charges of aggravated sodomy and aggravated molestation after a 10-year-old deaf boy reported that he was s...

Caribbean Gay Cruise Passengers Plead Guilty To Indecent Exposure

AP | By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Two Southern California men pleaded guilty on Thursday to indecent exposure in Dominica after they were arrested during a stop on ...

Super Allegedly Caught On Camera Sodomizing Tenant's Dog

Posted 02.21.2012 | New York

A Westchester superintendent was given a week to vacate his apartment Monday after accusations that he sodomized a tenant's dog, NBC New York reports....

Rick Perry Forgets Stance On Anti-Sodomy Law

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry blanked out Thursday on a question about a Supreme Court decision he fought against as governor of Texas. At the Blue Strawberry Coffee Com...

Supreme Court Gay Rights Victor Dies At 68

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices

HOUSTON -- The Texas man whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that granted privacy rights to gay men and lesbians has died at age 68...