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Stephanie Mott

Transgender Footprints in the Sand

Stephanie Mott | May 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
I have endured a lifetime of believing that my faith was at odds with my transgender identity. I have come to know that my faith was at odds with my inability to trust God enough to embrace my authentic self.
David Munk

Dim All the Lights for Donna Summer: My Personal Memories of One of the All-Time Great Singers

David Munk | May 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
Paul sat me right next to Donna, who treated me immediately like an old friend. In that very moment I stopped caring about what my boss would say, because in that second, and perhaps for the first time in my life, I felt exponentially less terrible about being me.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Senator Rubio, If You Don't Want to Be Labeled a 'Homophobe,' Stop Attacking LGBT Families

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | May 27, 2015 | Religion
I can understand that Rubio doesn't like to be labeled a homophobe or a hater; but when I hear his and others' repeated opposition to my marriage to my husband and the family we have created with our son, it feels like a direct attack on who I am and the ones whom I love most.
Ali Adler

A Gay Woman's Relationship Advice For Straight Women

Ali Adler | May 27, 2015 | Women
My straight lady friends love to pepper me with "Is it true that..." types of questions. Like I'm the answer key, the Teacher's Edition, to what men think and feel. Like I'm willing to be an inside trader. And the truth is, I am.
Matt Baume

Alabama Minister Jailed After Performing Lesbian Wedding

Matt Baume | May 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
Anti-equality groups love to claim that religious officials will be punished for speaking out against marriage equality. But for some reason, they don't seem to want to talk about Anne DePrizio, a Unitarian minister in Alabama who was sentenced to 30 days in jail last month for her stance on marriage.
Billy Kolber

That Vacation to Ireland You've Been Dreaming About? Time to Go!

Billy Kolber | May 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
Along with marriage equality in Ireland, the country just hung out a giant rainbow-colored "you are welcome" sign to the world. Within a few hours of the historic vote, Tourism Ireland released this video inviting the gay world to visit Ireland.
Pollo Del Mar

'Drag Race' Superstar Bianca Del Rio Really Isn't a Kathy Griffin Fan

Pollo Del Mar | May 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
To quote perennial RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Latrice Royale, "Oh, the shade of it all!" From other Drag Race winners to comic peers, when it comes to Bianca Del Rio's razor-sharp tongue, nobody's safe. This past weekend, the drag superstar had some choice words for LGBT icon Kathy Griffin.
Junaid Jahangir

This Gay Palestinian Refugee Needs Our Help

Junaid Jahangir | May 26, 2015 | Canada Impact
John Calvin is gay. He's a refugee from Palestine, who may soon be deported for being born into a family with ties to Hamas. Calvin grew up in a Muslim household that idolizes Hamas. He was indoctrinated to follow that path. Yet, he chose to abandon it.
Jean-Michel Giraud

Elusive and Unsettling: Child and Youth Homelessness in America

Jean-Michel Giraud | May 26, 2015 | DC
The elephant in the room is our conspicuous reluctance as a society to develop adequate service systems for homeless youth and children. Is the thought of the young people on the street so unsettling and counter to our values that we simply choose to look the other way? Is the reality of trafficking and exploitation so hard to face?
András Simonyi

OMG, the Irish Legalized Gay Marriage!

András Simonyi | May 26, 2015 | World
The Irish have made history over the weekend. Voting with an overwhelming majority to embrace gay marriage, they have leapfrogged a big part of Europe.
Domenick Scudera

19 Hypocrisies and Counting

Domenick Scudera | May 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Duggar is a role model. Everyone says so. Mike Huckabee has already pardoned him, and he's not even president yet!
The Good Men Project

Rainbows on the Field: Australian Footballers Combating Homophobia

The Good Men Project | May 26, 2015 | Sports
On May 16, two local teams, Yarra Glen and Warburton Millgrove, faced off for the second annual Pride Cup, an event organized to promote inclusiveness and acceptance of gays and lesbians on the sporting field. The two teams wore special uniforms featuring prominent rainbow designs to mark the occasion.
Matthew Terrell

Becoming Violet Chachki

Matthew Terrell | May 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
I first met Violet Chachki in 2012 when she was an itsy-bitsy baby queen coming up in the Atlanta drag scene. She was so young back then, she couldn't even be served alcohol where she was performing!
Nicholas Snow

The Suspense Is Killing Us! Just Who Will Be Crowned Queen of the Desert?

Nicholas Snow | May 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I am thrilled to preview the SOLD-OUT 2nd annual Queen of the Desert So-Cal Lip Sync Competition benefiting Desert AIDS Project.
Alice Carey

Ireland and I Shout 'Yes'

Alice Carey | May 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
As Shakespeare might have said regarding Ireland's resounding YES vote on Gay Marriage, "This is a tale told by the populous full of sound and fury, signifying everything." And it is. Ireland hit her mark on the planet and she gleams! But in true Shakespearian fashion, not before some tragedy.
James Peron

The Seismic Shift in Irish Values, and One Reason It Happened

James Peron | May 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
The landslide victory for marriage equality in Ireland caught some conservatives off guard. What happened to the staunchly conservative, almost fanatical Catholicism of the Irish people? Paul Valleley, a professor of public ethics at the University of Chester, offered some important suggestions. He lists two major reasons.
Charles Karel Bouley

Under Five Million People School the World

Charles Karel Bouley | May 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Thank you to every "yes" campaigner in Ireland. From a 52-year-old gay American, I feel very, very Irish today. As a country and as a people, you have my continued love. As an example to the world today you shine like no other.
Nathan Manske

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | May 22, 2015 | Gay Voices
Throughout Robert Scott's life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one's tribe.
Raquel Willis

Graduation to Womanhood: Being Transgender at a Southern College

Raquel Willis | May 22, 2015 | Gay Voices
Some people come out of the college experience with a degree, others with incredible stories, and others simply with a better understanding of their body's tolerance for alcohol. But some, like me, left with a newfound understanding and sense of purpose; I matriculated as a timid, confused boy and departed as a woman standing in her truth.
Cleve Jones

Remembering Harvey Milk and His Fight to End Job Discrimination

Cleve Jones | May 22, 2015 | Gay Voices
This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.
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