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Charlotte Robinson

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Kate Clinton Talks LGBT Year in Review and 2015 LGBT Predictions (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | December 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
I talked to Kate about how much work still needs to be done and her spin on our current LGBT issues.
David Valdes Greenwood

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How Critics Got the New 'Annie' Wrong

David Valdes Greenwood | December 22, 2014 | Parents
It is strange to expect a wish-fulfillment story like Annie (no matter which version) to offer trenchant commentary on anything, and especially unsettling when a critic born in the Jim Crow era decrees that actors of color must still deliver some specific "black angle" in 2014.
Mary J. Moss

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What If My Child Weren't Transgender?

Mary J. Moss | December 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
I've been asked many times before if I fear that my son will "change his mind." What if he "decides he wants to be a girl again"? What if I made a mistake by allowing him to transition at such a young age? I know that without walking a mile in my shoes, it's hard to understand. So let's pretend my child wasn't born to be transgender.
Jordan Krueger

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Gay List of the "Best Places to Work 2015" Is Full of Corporate Monsters

Jordan Krueger | December 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Corporations whose legacy is oppression, racism, and environmental degradation do not deserve to be rewarded, and should not be encouraged.
Matt Baume

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Florida Threat: Arresting Officials Who Let Gays Get Married

Matt Baume | December 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Florida clerks can start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in January -- but if they do, they could risk arrest and jail time.
The Guyliner

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The Overthinking, Relationship-Ruining Guide to What Your Christmas Gift Really Means

The Guyliner | December 21, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
What do the gifts your other half gets you for Christmas really say about your relationship? Welcome paroxysms of angst and doubt into your life with my handy guide to what his presents may (or may not) mean for your romantic future...
Daniel Penchina

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Why Won't the FDA Let Me Donate Blood?

Daniel Penchina | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
On 9/11, after the towers fell to ash, I headed toward the New York Blood Center. I faced one of the most acute moral quandaries I've yet to confront: Do I lie about my identity to help my fellow brothers and sisters, or do I stay true to myself and know that the Red Cross would, by law, dispose of my blood?
Allison Hope

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Busted: Leaked Salvation Army Document Shows It's Still Homophobic

Allison Hope | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
What's more annoying than the constant ringing of bells by Salvation Army donation-bucket volunteers during the holiday season? The organization's longstanding, outspoken homophobia, of course!
Richard J. Rosendall

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Cutting Holes in the Law

Richard J. Rosendall | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
"I'm sorry, but we don't serve your kind here." This overt discrimination is something that leading gay libertarians, who otherwise support marriage equality, think should be legal for wedding photographers, bakers, and other business owners to say to gay couples.
Sara Kavemi

Who Are We to Judge (Uganda)?

Sara Kavemi | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
What tests my patience, what troubles me beyond all else, is our propensity for pointing the finger at others while ignoring our own flaws. The truth is that the U.S. is not yet at a point where it can self-righteously condemn others for their intolerance toward LGBT people, at least not with a straight face. Someday we will get there, and we will lead by example. But not today.
Mike Alvear

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The Top 10 Bestselling Gay Sex Books of 2014

Mike Alvear | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Given how obsessed gay men are with gay sex, you'd think this category would be producing more titles than an automatic profile generator on Grindr, but it isn't. If you look at my list of the top 10 most popular gay-sex books on Amazon, you'll see that only one of the books was published in 2014. The rest go as far back as 1998! Take a look.
John Lewis

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Empathy and Kindness

John Lewis | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
At the same time, events like the ones in Ferguson, Staten Island and Cleveland, and the responses to them dominate the news. All of these things remind us of the truth that anytime anyone is treated less than equal because of who they are, we are diminished as people.
Jake Biondi

Reflections on My BOYSTOWN Series

Jake Biondi | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Once I recognized my passion for interesting characters and continuing storylines, an idea was born: What if I created my own continuing drama that consisted mainly of gay characters? I started to ponder the idea more and more, and in June 2013 I began writing my drama focused on gay characters, BOYSTOWN.
Charlotte Robinson

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Larry Robinson Talks New Help-Yourself Book Mirror, Mirror and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
This week I talked with psychotherapist and life counselor Larry Robinson about his new book, Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of Self: 365-Day Life Journal.
Christopher Zoukis

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One Pronoun at a Time: The Struggle for Transgender Health in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
What many on the outside looking in don't realize is that this isn't about "special" treatment. For people with gender dysphoria (a diagnosis recognized in the DSM-V), physiological and psychological treatment is medically necessary. These things are not optional, but even so it's been a battle to make them available in prisons.
Janet Mason

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Your Gay vs. My Gay: Coming Out and Becoming a Better Parent

Janet Mason | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed., is an internationally known author and counselor to straight women who are married to gay men. She also counsels closeted gay men on how honesty can help them and their female spouses. Here she answers my question.
Carl Siciliano

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In Memory of Danny Garvin, One of the Heroic Homeless LGBT Youths Who Fought in the Stonewall Uprising (PHOTOS)

Carl Siciliano | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Danny was never able to forget what it meant to be a homeless teen. He overcame homelessness and built a good life for himself, but he bore the scars in his psyche, and in his body. He contracted hepatitis while he was homeless; it shortened his life.
Dana Beyer

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'Cruel and Unusual Punishment' of the Entire Trans Community

Dana Beyer | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
A recent First Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding one trans woman, Michelle Kosilek, serving a life sentence for murder in a Massachusetts men's prison, was decided 3-2 on appeal on a claim brought under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

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Queering Winter Holidays: Reclaiming Hanukkah and Christmas to Build LGBTQIA Unity

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | December 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Queering the winter holidays, let's celebrate our uniquely inclusive community where deep and real friendships cross every boundary -- without judgment or fear between us.
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

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Inclusion and Belonging: Why Gay-Straight Alliances in Catholic Schools Matter

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
LGBTQ students in Catholic boards face the added dimension of shame and self-hatred from entrenched homophobia in the church. As a gay Christian, I'm all too familiar with these experiences.
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