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Dana Beyer

Community Civility and a Response to the Controversy Over The Vagina Monologues at Mount Holyoke

Dana Beyer | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
I'd like to follow up on my previous blog post on the Mount Holyoke College controversy surrounding The Vagina Monologues because of the responses I've received. They've run the gamut from praise to condemnation, from thanks for informing the community of an important event in trans history to constructive criticism as well as vicious name calling.
Sarah Toce

19 Eggs and Counting: My First IVF Treatment

Sarah Toce | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
When you consider the science of it all, the art of in-vitro fertilization is quite remarkable. Seriously, nothing about it is a meek undertaking. There are so many variables involved and any one fluctuation can change the whole game in a heartbeat.
Warren J. Blumenfeld

New Hope Ministries Offers No Hope At All

Warren J. Blumenfeld | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
I find the name of the church, New Hope Ministries, to be a fraudulent misnomer, a deceit in advertising. If Pastor Chavez considers his actions as representing some sort of hope, new or otherwise, I prefer no hope at all.
Jonny von Wallström

The Terrifying Life For LGBT People in Uganda (VIDEO)

Jonny von Wallström | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
In February 2014, Cleopatra Kambugu experienced this first hand, when the Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper published personal information about 200 LGBTI people in Uganda. Cleo was one of them, who had her picture and personal information printed on the front page.
Rebecca Isaacs

It's True, #DiscriminationExists

Rebecca Isaacs | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
LGBT people are a part of the fabric of America; we're cops, bus drivers, doctors, neighbors and friends. And all of us, no matter who we are, should be able to live without the fear of being treated unfairly as we go about our daily lives providing for ourselves and our families.
Matthew J. Dempsey

Once You're in a Relationship, How Do You Keep Love Alive?

Matthew J. Dempsey | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
Relationships can feel incredible at the start and quickly turn heated or bland at best. All we want is to just reclaim the love we once felt, but something that seems so simple can feel like moving mountains.
Julie Tarney

Appreciating Beauty Doesn't Have a Gender

Julie Tarney | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
At Swan Lake this week, I saw lots of little girls on the laps of moms and dads, but no little boys. And I felt a little sad. It's my opinion that little boys deserve as many opportunities to experience art and beauty as girls do, for they are links to creativity and self-expression.
Emily F. Reese

The Real Learning Channel: A Straight Spouse Of A Gay Husband Speaks Out

Emily F. Reese | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
As the hype around the TLC show My Husband's Not Gay begins to wane, I find it a shame that there has been little attention paid to the perspectives of straight women who have experienced being in a mixed-orientation marriage, where one spouse is gay and the other is straight.
Peter G Tatchell

Holocaust Memorial Day: The Nazi Bid to Exterminate Gay People

Peter G Tatchell | January 27, 2015 | UK
"We must exterminate these people (homosexuals) root and branch... We can't permit such danger to the country; the homosexual must be entirely eliminated." With these chilling words, the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, set out the Nazi master plan for the sexual cleansing of the Aryan race. From 1933-1945, an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 men were arrested under paragraph 175 for the crime of homosexuality. Some were tried and sentenced in the courts; others were sent direct to concentration camps without any trial or formal sentence. The death rate of gay prisoners in the camps was over 50%, the highest among non-Jewish victims.
Nathan Manske

Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | January 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
While abroad in Morocco, one of 77 countries in which it is illegal to be gay, Anthony Mercurio was dumped by his first love. "I was pretty devastated," Anthony recalls. Unable to express the real reason for his heartbreak, at least Anthony had his host grandmother there to comfort him.
Peter Montgomery

The Real Problems With Bobby Jindal and His Prayer Rally

Peter Montgomery | January 26, 2015 | Politics
Bobby Jindal used the power and prestige of his office to promote an event backed by some of the nation's most religiously divisive and stridently anti-gay activists. And in a bid to boost his own political future, he sent a clear message of support for the Christian-nation views of the event's extremist organizers.
Stephanie Mott

Je Suis Moi -- I Am Me

Stephanie Mott | January 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
I must strive to move beyond my fears, and experience life with open eyes, an open heart and an open mind. I am limited by my unwillingness to embrace the people who have intimate knowledge of the parts of me I have yet to discover; I have yet to embrace.
Brad Wheelis

The Time My Boss Outed Me

Brad Wheelis | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
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.
Coming of Faith

Queer and Muslim

Coming of Faith | January 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
On our first date, she asked me if I believed in God. I told her that I did, but I wasn't sure about religion. She, too, was raised culturally Muslim. She told me that she didn't drink alcohol, that she prayed regularly, and that her relationship with God was very important to her.
Matt Baume

Politician Wants Arrests After Gays Marry

Matt Baume | January 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
There's a big fight underway right now in Alabama, with a Judge overturning a marriage ban and state officials refusing to obey his order to issue licenses. Anti-gay politicians are threatening to ban all marriage licenses if the Supreme Court rules in favor of equality.
Adam Groffman

Top 8 Gay Destinations to Visit

Adam Groffman | January 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
Over the past year, I've just realized that I like to travel to places where other gay travelers tend to migrate to. I'm all for venturing out to further places, but every now and then, I just need a gay holiday...
Abby Lee

The Woman Who Created a Gay-Dating Sim

Abby Lee | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
The story of the main character you play, a college senior who recently came out of the closet to his two goofy but loving roommates, seemed extremely compelling to me. There was so much potential to make something endearing, comical, and erotic.
Chase Marie

The Word 'Queer' Is Only Offensive If You're a Jerk

Chase Marie | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
The word "queer" is one that still puzzles many minds today, depending on the context, as it is used now as an umbrella term for a staggeringly diverse community, one that becomes more so every day. However, for non-queer persons, one question remains: "When am I allowed to use the word 'queer'?"
Kevin Thornton

What It's Like to Be a Gay Country Singer in Nashville

Kevin Thornton | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
I love Nashville. For the most part, Nashville has loved me. I've had an on-again-off-again love affair with this town for almost two decades. But I do sometimes wonder if things would have played out differently had I pretended for the public.

30 Different Ways to Tie a Tie That Every Man Should Know

ShirtsMyWay | January 26, 2015 | Style
You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
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