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Michelangelo Signorile


What's the Probability That Michael Sam Was Cut Because He's Gay, Really?

Michelangelo Signorile | October 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
I've seen a little too much insistence this week, online and on social media, that Michael Sam's being cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad had nothing to do with his being gay. It's a bit overwrought and defensive. A lot of fans seem to want to believe the NFL is not a homophobic institution.
Nathan Manske


Seriously?! Aunt Asks Gay Nephew If She Can Call Him 'Albert the Faggot'

Nathan Manske | October 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
Overall, Albert Eisenberg had a pretty great coming out experience and was given lots of support by his family and friends. There were two experiences he had, though, that show that there's still a lot of progress that needs to happen in terms of LGBTQ acceptance and understanding.
Julie Tarney


The Second Halloween My Boy Wanted to Be a Girl

Julie Tarney | October 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
You'd think that by the time my son Harry turned 4 years old in 1994, I would have learned how to handle Halloween. A guilt ghoul swallowed me whole the first time my boy wanted to go trick-or-treating dressed as a girl. But, no, some lessons don't come easy.
Rachel Wahba


Lesbians, Finger Exercises, and Her Piano

Rachel Wahba | October 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
Video camera in hand, Donna Deitch of Desert Hearts fame asked my outspoken 95-year-old grandmother, "Granny, did you ever think of being with a woman?"
Daniel O'Donnell


Real Strategies to End Bullying

Daniel O'Donnell | October 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
The Dignity Act is a different kind of anti-bullying law.
Dillon Couvillon

Gays Are Not 'Terrorists' -- A Response to Pat Roberts

Dillon Couvillon | October 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
A video of Christian TV journalist Pat Robertson was published recently with headlines reading "Gay People are Terrorists." Naturally, being gay, but not being a terrorist, I clicked on it.
H. Alan Scott


Gay Guys Can Do Better Than the Word 'Basic' Too

H. Alan Scott | October 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
So why do we keep using that word even though it feels kind of icky? And why are my fellow gay brothers so into it?

11 Things Not to Say to a Bisexual Woman

Bustle | October 23, 2014 | Women
As a bi woman, I, along with every bisexual person I've met, have heard the same handful of these ill-informed questions whenever I've chosen to open up about my orientation. Here are 11 things we bi women are just plain tired of hearing.
Meghan Maury

We Count, So Count Us: Three Reasons It's Important to Collect Census Data on LGBTQ People

Meghan Maury | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
I want our government to accurately count us because it gives us power, tells us how to make life better for our community, and gives us hope. We need to know that we're one of many. I will press the Census Bureau to help us prove that, by adding questions to the census and other surveys about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Charlotte Robinson


Director Stu Maddux Talks Reel in the Closet, a Documentary of LGBT Home Movies (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
This week I talked with filmmaker Stu Maddux about his new documentary-in-progress, Reel in the Closet, the first film to take a look at LGBT home movies dating back to the 1930s. Tragically, these archival treasures are often thrown away by friends and family who aren't aware of the hidden history they hold.
Diriye Osman

The Kinetic Presence of Alexis Gregory

Diriye Osman | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Alexis Gregory is one of the most electric and versatile young actors working today. As a favorite in seminal British filmmaker and playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair's Kick Off, FIT and Stonewall, Gregory has created characters who combine intense vulnerability and steely strength with a healthy sprinkling of sexiness and ruthless pragmatism.
Rev. Susan Russell


On Gays, the Vatican and the Episcopal Church

Rev. Susan Russell | October 22, 2014 | Religion
In terms of God's justice, we may have moved too slow and too late but we kept moving. And it's taken us nearly 40 years. Forty years of steps forward and steps back. But we've kept on moving ... and after nearly 40 years in the wilderness I do believe we can see the Promised Land of full inclusion on the horizon.
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.


Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Not one of the many specialists that I visited wanted to recognize that I was clearly struggling with an eating disorder. Eventually, when all else failed, I was diagnosed with "runners' hematuria" -- blood in the urine -- from running too many miles. "It happens to marathoners all the time," one doctor said dismissively. "It makes perfect sense."
Jesse Jackman


Needles in a Haystack

Jesse Jackman | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
While there's a certain romance in the idea that each person has a single ideal soulmate out there just waiting to be found, I don't think that's accurate. A more realistic approach is to understand that there are five, or 50, or 500 really good fits out there -- not perfect, mind you, but really good -- and you only need to find one of them.
Kate Gribble

A Message for My Little Boy Who Likes to Wear Tutus

Kate Gribble | October 22, 2014 | Parents
I have a little boy... A little boy who likes to wear tutus. A little boy who likes to dance. A little boy who loves to paint and a little boy who hums happy tunes all day long.
Leon Acord

10 Reasons to Embrace "Aging Gaily"

Leon Acord | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
It's just a matter of tweaking your thinking. For every reason to feel like life as you know it has ended, there is an equally compelling reason to embrace your age. It's just a matter of perspective.
Stuart Gaffney


There's No Place Like Home

Stuart Gaffney | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Two places where same-sex couples have now married carry particular meaning for us: Milwaukee and Kansas City, our two hometowns. Although we have lived in California for over 30 years, we are still Midwesterners too.
Craig Stewart


Book of Jewels...

Craig Stewart | October 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Jennifer G. Bird


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

Jennifer G. Bird | October 22, 2014 | Religion
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.
Michael G. Long


'Wasn't He Gay?': A Revealing Question About Mister Rogers

Michael G. Long | October 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
"Wasn't he gay?" That's what people often ask me when they learn that I'm working on a book about Fred Rogers -- the beloved creator, writer, and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I've come to believe that the question, however intended, reveals just as much about the questioners as it does about Rogers.
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