gay acceptance

The cultural forces that allowed the Fifth Avenue parade organizers to keep gay groups out still exist, but they are no longer prevalent. This year, thanks to the dedication and hard work of activists (involving protests, civil disobedience and arrests), Irish gay groups are being included in the "official" St. Patrick's Day parade.
Sadly, we live in a world where the concept of true love has traditionally been defined as that between a man and a woman. Social norms state that people in same-sex relationships simply don't deserve to be celebrated in the same fashion as their heterosexual counterparts.
So far, the Supreme Court has been much more cautious about same-sex marriage than it was about inter-racial marriage a half-century ago. Its two rulings in June 2013 -- overturning DOMA and California's Prop 8 -- reflected the basic conservatism of the Roberts Court.
June marks the 45th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots in New York City, an event that helped crystalize the modern
Our HuffPost Live Community talks with Caroline about how Pope Francis can help the Catholic Church accept homosexuality.
Take a look at a selection of findings from the survey below. The results were less optimistic in nations like Ghana and
"Obviously I never met your mother, but I am the mother of four -- all in their early 20s. In some ways all mothers are the same. If our kids grow up to be kind and happy people who are comfortable in their own skin, that's the ultimate gift."
So on Tuesday February 18, Huffington Post ran a story with the headline "Disney's 'Frozen' Slammed By Mormon Grandmother For 'Gay Agenda To Normalize Homosexuality.'" With a title like that how could I not read the piece? I was completely blown away by what I read.
As many members of the LGBT community celebrated National Coming Out Day this month, it is important for us to take a moment to remember that not everyone who comes out has the luxury of receiving a safe, let alone accepting, reaction.
Chibuihem Amalaha claims he has used science and magnets to prove that marriage equality is wrong, so I thought I would use Star Wars and the concept of the Force to prove how being against marriage equality is wrong.
I also understand that your opinions are based on your religious beliefs, but guess what? Those beliefs where passed down
This was the first time that someone had apologized to me in the face of misjudging my sexuality. It was a tiny blip on the map for LGBT equality, but it felt like much more. It felt indicative of a seismic shift in consciousness that's slowly but surely occurring.
Drag is more than entertainment, more than bookings, more than staying on top; it's a doorway to acceptance. Drag teaches us to be true to ourselves and accept others for who they are. If more parents took their children to all-ages drag shows, they would grow up more accepting and loving.
Let me suggest an answer that would have been unimaginable 50 years ago: Think about a society that views being gay as we now view being left-handed. The goal is for homosexuality to lose all its negative connotations, to become worth mentioning only in special, neutral contexts.
Abdelwahid Benbouziyane and Kamal Fizazi joins HuffPost Live to discuss masculinity and homosexuality in the Arab world.
They are cowards because these attacks normally are never one-on-one' it's always many attacking one or few, or, as in one
This past weekend, three members of the Columbus, Ohio, LGBT community were attacked. To show these cowardly attackers that we stand together, a movement has been started to wear pink on Friday, because one of the victims was wearing pink when the attack occurred.
Researchers found that a staggering 88 percent of participants in Spain felt that homosexuality should be accepted, followed
It's no longer sufficient for our straight friends to say, "I have no problem with you being gay," or, "I have gay friends." What we really need is for LGBT people and our allies to stand together and say that enough is enough when it comes to homophobia.
Sometimes I think that we gay people forget how long it took some of us, if not the majority of us, to accept our own sexuality. Why is it that we expect our family, friends and the entire country to immediately accept it just because we have?