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Open Letter to Parents of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You

Amelia | August 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
If you are a parent who is panicking about having an LGBT kid, take a deep breath. As you inhale, let all the panic and all the worries come roaring in. Then, as you exhale, set them all aside. It's time to do what your child needs you to do.
Brynn Tannehill

How to Spot Anti-Trans Concern Trolls

Brynn Tannehill | August 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
A concern troll is a person who participates in a debate posing as an actual or potential ally who simply has some concerns they need answered before they will ally themselves with a cause. In reality they are a critic, or flat out someone who wishes harm upon the transgender community.
Jane Marquardt

Here's Why I've Been Married 8 Times

Jane Marquardt | August 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
I wanted to be recognized, psychologically, morally and legally, for being a member of a married couple -- though it took a few tries to get it right.
Jenny Block

How One Lesbian Power Couple Is Raising Up a Baby Boy and a Killer Food Festival

Jenny Block | August 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
"I've adjusted my outlook on work. I still love it, but it can't be the only thing in my life."
Jake Jaxson

The RentBoy Raid: This Video Will Change The Way You Think About Sex Work

Jake Jaxson | August 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
There has been much speculation over why the raid at RentBoy occurred, considering they have operated openly for the past 20 years. My belief, sadly, is that they were targeted and brought down because of PRIDE. And in the spirt of that pride, today I am releasing part of a film that we had been working on months before the raid of RentBoy.
Janson Wu

Everything Is Rent

Janson Wu | August 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
The opening number about the struggles of paying rent and avoiding eviction, ends with: "'Cause everything is rent." In the case of, that line takes on new dimensions. For so many LGBT individuals, sex work is a necessity, in order to pay for rent and food, healthcare and so on.
Cynthia Catania

Realtime Popcorn-time

Cynthia Catania | August 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
Citizen Mars is a documentary about five Mars100 finalists from all over the globe, their intimate stories, and their personal calling to this unique opportunity.
Martin Luz

"Looking" for Excuses: The Show Was Bad. It Got Cancelled. Get Over It.

Martin Luz | August 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
Enough of the moaning and complaining about HBO canceling the show Looking. And please stop with the overwrought excuses about gay male psychosexual and sociological failures. Here's the deal: the show was cancelled because it was bad.
Randall Jenson

3 LGBTQ Homicides of People of Color in Kansas City

Randall Jenson | August 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
The murders of Jasmine Collins, Tamara Dominguez and Dionte Greene put Kansas City's LGBTQ communities in a state of crisis. 3 LGBTQ homicides, also of people of color, have now occurred in the past year.
Matthew Ebert

Je Suis

Matthew Ebert | August 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.
Michelangelo Signorile

How a Kentucky Clerk Became an Ultimate Symbol of Bigotry

Michelangelo Signorile | August 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
Davis is going down as a martyr to cause, having galvanized bigots and religious extremists across Kentucky and across the country, claiming that their religious freedom has been infringed upon by the Supreme Court's ruling.
The Daily Dot

How a 'Pornographic' Lesbian Graphic Novel Ignited a Culture War at Duke

The Daily Dot | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
A group of freshmen at Duke University is boycotting a critically acclaimed book assigned for summer reading because of its gay-themed content. The book in question is Alison Bechdel's illustrated memoir Fun Home--which has recently been made into a Tony Award-winning musical. The memoir follows Bechdel's relationship with her closeted gay father, who committed suicide after the then-19-year-old author came out to her parents as a lesbian. It's a tough story to read, no doubt, but it's a reality that many LGBT people face.
Alex Klineberg

Exploring 'Chem Sex' on the Gay Scene

Alex Klineberg | August 27, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
The 'chems' on offer are invariably methadone and GHB. They are easy to find and relatively cheap. They are also incredibly potent. Chill outs can drag on for an entire weekend. Without the drugs you would not be able to stay awake for so long. As the sleep deprivation combines with the high, you can loose control of yourself very suddenly.
Richard J. Rosendall

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | August 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.
JD Stewart

The Problem With Television Isn't the LBT, It's the G.

JD Stewart | August 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
We can't cry out for representation and then spit on it when it arrives. We can't lap up other shows dealing with our cohort's problems and lives and stamp on our own because we feel like we've been given the short straw.
Lexi Herrick

"As Long As I Don't See It"

Lexi Herrick | August 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
So, to everyone that's ever uttered that response, I hope you do see it. I hope couples will continue to be brave and courageous enough to show you their love. I hope they show you something that feels all too familiar, and strikes a place in your heart you kept hidden with fear and hatred.
Dale Cooper

Rentboy: For What It's Worth

Dale Cooper | August 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
The message from the federal government has largely been a threat to the lives and livelihood of US citizens, who are, it must be said, under the law, criminals.
Michael Lambert

Why a Gay Atheist Reads the Bible: A Lesson in Learning to Duke's Class of 2019

Michael Lambert | August 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
No matter how far a Southern man goes, he can't outrun Scripture. After a decade as an open atheist and nearly half as long as an openly gay man, the Word still imperceptibly slips from my lips at the odd moment or two.
Christian Gabriel

When Did Gays Become the Morality Police?

Christian Gabriel | August 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
The modern LGBT rights movement has been veering toward conservatism for some time, evidenced by its primary and overarching mission to finally achieve Marriage Equality.
Nathan Manske

Gay 'Big Brother' Adopts 'Little Brother'

Nathan Manske | August 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
Surrounded by death during the AIDS crisis, Larry Bennett wanted to focus on something happier and more positive, namely his desire to be a Big Brother and care for children.
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