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How the Internet made us gay

(Editor's note: Huffington Post blogger Jack Glascott calls himself a pop culture enthusiast, TV evangelist and Chili's extremist.)

"How many of you believe gays and lesbians should be able to marry one another? Raise your hands."

Scott Lively warns that SCOTUS could unleash the Antichrist by September 2015

Radical anti-gay activist Scott Lively is warning that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality, it could literally bring about the end of the world and the rise of the Antichrist by September of this year.

Letter to the community: Our first Valentine's Day as a married couple

My name is Dmitry. My husband and I are both asylum seekers from Russia. Thanks to Immigration Equality, this Valentine’s Day is the first that Tony and I will spend together as a married couple. In Russia, this would have been impossible!

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Irene Monroe: A road map beyond Black History Month

Black History Month, which kicked off on Feb. 1, became a national annual observance in 1926. The goal of the month is to honor and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans.

If Dr. Carter Woodson, the Father of Black History, were alive today, he would be proud of the tenacity of the African-American community. It speaks volumes about our survival here on this American soil, after centuries of slavery, decades of lynching and years of racial profiling.

The time my boss outed me

Embarrassed, humiliated, shocked and even shamed. Those are some of the emotions I felt when my jackass of a boss outed me many years ago.

I'm proud to say that I've been out of the closet for several years now, and feel no shame, but it was a long and sometimes painful road.

Back then there weren't many public figures that were out, and I feared if anyone found out about by sexuality, it could ruin my career in broadcasting.

The bitter truth behind Thailand's gay-friendly image

In Bangkok's lively Silom district, customers pile into a small, noisy gay bar on a busy Saturday night. Chakgai Jermkwan and his partner Sean L'Estrange co-own the popular venue, which is located on a narrow soi lined with gay bars.

The couple have been together for eight years and were legally married three years ago in Boston, Massachusetts.

"We are a married couple in the U.S. but here in Thailand, we are just two friends in the eye of the law," Chakgai says. "If something bad happened to him tomorrow, I wouldn't have a say in anything," Sean adds. "I would be nothing."

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Irene Monroe: Historic black LGBT intergenerational discussion on “Selma”

If Bayard Rustin were alive today, he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTQ communities held discussions on the film “Selma.”

Flashback Sunday, a social group for LGBTQ Elders of Color and their friends, and the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition convened “an honest and open dialogue” between a generations of LGBTQ activists. Folks who were active during 1960s civil rights era and today’s LGBTQ “Black Lives Matter” activists met at Emmanuel Church in Boston on Monday, as a way of honoring the 29th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Irene Monroe: Martin Luther King Jr.'s expansive dream

Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual birthday is Jan. 15, and I believe if MLK were alive today he would be well pleased with Ava DuVernay's film "Selma."

Letter to the community: Ally troubled by death of Leelah Alcorn

(Editor's note: Linda Miles is an ally of the LGBT community from San Diego, California. She is the board treasurer of St. Paul's Foundation for International Reconciliation, which is based in San Diego. This letter to the community is a reaction to SDGLN Editor in Chief Ken Williams' essay titled "The tragic death of Leelah Alcorn: How her mother is my mother, and maybe yours.")

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Op ed: Your God and my dignity: Religious liberty, bigotry and gays

I've been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I’ve deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label:

A threat to your religious liberty.

I don’t mean me alone. I mean me and my evidently menacing kind: men who have romantic relationships with other men and maybe want to marry them, and women in analogous situations. According to many of the Americans who still cast judgment on us, our “I do” somehow tramples you, not merely running counter to your creed but running roughshod over it.