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Nathan Manske

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Gay Teen Uses Boy Scouts to Help Gay Community (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
As a sophomore in high school, Eric Snyder was about to come out. But then he realized the Boy Scouts had a discriminatory policy against gay and bisexual scouts, forcing him to remain in the closet. Even though Eric couldn't be openly gay, he decided that his Eagle Scout project would be.
Irene Monroe

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America Cleans Up Its Homophobic Lexicon

Irene Monroe | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.
Rev. Mel White

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The Religious Exemption: A Clear and Present Danger to LGBTQ Rights

Rev. Mel White | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
Supreme Court watchers are already predicting that the Greens and their religious and political allies on the right will win. I'm not so sure. I still have hope that once again Justice Roberts will show his courage and support the rights and protections of all Americans.
Victoria A. Brownworth

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Pistorious Trial Is a Referendum on Violence Against Women in South Africa

Victoria A. Brownworth | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
The South African rate of "intimate femicide" is five times the global average. As one domestic violence victim told NBC News in a report by Mike Taibbi on April 13, 2014, "You know you could end up dead, like that woman [Steenkamp]."
Victor Lopez

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Dear Christ-Killing Christians, Don't Mess With Miss Tiffany Fantasia

Victor Lopez | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
The queer community came out in all shapes and sizes for Miami Beach Pride. And then the crazies showed up carrying signs saying that gays were going to hell. Tiffany Taylor Fantasia, a drag queen who has been working at the Palace in South Beach for over 10 years, said, "Oh, hell no."
Leslie Lagerstrom

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The Shopping Trip

Leslie Lagerstrom | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
Toothpaste. Shampoo. Cat litter. Storage containers. Paper towels. Laundry detergent. The most basic of items, but in reality, five of these were decoys. But it wasn't what I was buying that made this shopping trip seem so surreal. It was the why.
Wes Hurley

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BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episodes 4-6

Wes Hurley | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
If you can't get enough of BenDeLaCreme on RuPaul's Drag Race, make sure to catch up on Capitol Hill. Inspired by '70s and '80s TV shows, Capitol Hill follows an innocent young girl named Roses Smell, who escapes the terrible backwater hellhole of Portland, Ore., and...
Jeremy Helligar

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The Importance of Being Born Black and Gay

Jeremy Helligar | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
Not knowing what I now know about my personal character as a black, gay man, had my input been requested during the pre-embryonic stage, I probably would have requested that I be born another way. But as the old cliché goes, everything happens for a reason.
Rev. Susan Russell

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For Holy Week: The Gospel According to Debby Boone

Rev. Susan Russell | April 15, 2014 | Religion
I'm not sure what finally convinced me to click on it but I did. And what I heard was a red carpet interview with Debby Boone about why she was there in support of the GLAAD Awards and her own journey toward embracing the full inclusion of LGBT people.
Greg Louganis

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One Door Closes and Another One Opens

Greg Louganis | April 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
I have found myself thinking to myself, "Am I where I am supposed to be?" Once I get out of my head and let a little time pass, I realize, "Yes! I am exactly where I am supposed to be."
Jason Rozek

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How My Partner's Transition Gave Me a Schlubby Ape-Man Complex

Jason Rozek | April 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
I realize, of course, that she's holding herself to a feminine ideal and embracing her true gender expression, but in those moments I couldn't look at the hair creeping down my arms onto the back of my hands without thinking, "Am I some sort of disgusting, hairy-handed ape-beast?"
John Polly

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 9 Extra Lap Recap: 'Queens of Talk' (VIDEO)

John Polly | April 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
Cher's family, Paula Abdul and a bunch of jungle creatures invaded RuPaul's Drag Race this week. Let's discuss the shenanigans, chickens!
William Dameron

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The AIDS Walk/Run: Learning How to Run

William Dameron | April 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
I would like to say that when I signed up for the Southern Maine AIDS 5k Run/Walk it was a noble, well thought out decision, but truthfully, it was more cavalier.
Rob Smith

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Real Talk With Rob Smith: The Grindr Crime and the Futility of Online Hookup Apps (VIDEO)

Rob Smith | April 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
A Canadian visitor to Philadelphia was raped and robbed by a man he'd been in contact with via Grindr, yet gays continue to be slavishly addicted to the hookup app. On this episode of Real Talk, I take on Grindr, crime, and the futility of online hookups. WATCH: Follow me on Twitter @robsmithonline, and on Facebook. Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming of Age as a Gay Man in the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Army is available now at Amazon.com and wherever LGBT books are...
Brittney Griner

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The Punch

Brittney Griner | April 15, 2014 | Impact
"You just can't retaliate," she stressed. "The blame always falls on the player who retaliates." I knew she was right.
Brynn Tannehill

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones.. But Words Can Kill the Soul

Brynn Tannehill | April 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
Are we policing language? Of course we are, because part of that's how you win in civil rights movements. We have known this for more than 50 years.
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

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The Church Is a Whore, but God Loves Her Wounded, Resurrected Body Faithfully: A Queer Holy Week Meditation

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | April 15, 2014 | Religion
Why are our religious communities today divided by "the gay issue"? God seems to give us a clear answer through the little prophetic book of Hosea.
Gary Nelson

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The HIV Equal Campaign: We All Have a Place at the Table

Gary Nelson | April 14, 2014 | Gay Voices
Scanning the site's collection of photos, you will see celebrities sharing the stage with just plain folk. The captions underneath the photos say "Modern," "Genuine," "Activist," "Lover," "Visionary." In other words, we are not defined by our HIV status. We are more than that, much more.
David Toussaint

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23 Reasons That I Love My Straight Male Friends and They Love Me

David Toussaint | April 14, 2014 | Gay Voices
Straight men tell me I look good when I know I don't. And that, dudes, is friendship.
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

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My Other Chelsea Neighbor

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | April 14, 2014 | Gay Voices
Those of us who live in poverty are hidden, while the lives of the wealthy are highlighted in media and the news. More importantly, money has a huge impact on our health and health choices.
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