Niesha Mcclelland

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How gay right is about every Indian’s right: A prince explains

Gay activist Manvendra Singh Gohil, 51, is the first member of a royal family to come out of the closet. He is the crown prince of erstwhile princely …

Gay cake row: why minority views matter

I have not always been grateful to Peter Tatchell for everything he has said and done. However, I am deeply grateful for his fresh comments (Opinion, 1 February) on the Ashers Bakery case.<p>I grew up in an evangelical home in Northern Ireland where both the Bible and the Manchester Guardian were read …

LGBTQI

117 Ways to Describe LGBTQ Identity

For the past year, I have been asking LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania to contribute their personal stories to a blog project titled #AMPLIFY. We use a Q&A format with the goal of giving a signal boost to the lived experiences of neighbors who might not otherwise have a platform to …

LGBTQI

Services for LGBT young people will just disappear

Every Wednesday evening, Lukasz Konieczka and his team at the Mosaic youth centre in north London welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people from across the capital. Here they can socialise in a safe place, receive support and mentoring from LGBT adults and get answers to …

Mental Health

Christian Baker Punished for Refusing to Make ‘Gay Marriage’ Cake Takes on the Government: ‘Like Something Out of a Science Fiction Book’

One of the Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who is at the center of a legal battle after refusing to make a cake with the words “support gay marriage” on it has said that the entire debacle is “strange” and “like something out of a science fiction book.”<p>Daniel McArthur, general manager of …

LGBTQI

Not Queer, Just Gay. No, Thanks.

This may be my last contribution to what I will always call "Gay Voices." I am no fan of the decision by office staff to label us all "Queer" in the name of inclusion.<p>I'm in favor of a more inclusionary name. Using a term many of us find insulting and painful, however, is not inclusion -- it's …

LGBTQI

Indiana culture war over gay rights worries business leaders

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.<p>Now the urban center boasts hotels, restaurants, theaters, a 3-mile canal walk and boutique apartments. A modern convention …