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Allison Hope

Why I'm Grateful to Be Gay This Thanksgiving

Allison Hope | November 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
This is the first Thanksgiving when our love is officially and legally recognized all across the country. Whether you're sitting around the table with Aunt Jane and Uncle Bob in Topeka or Tallahassee, you've got the federal government on your side when they launch into their ignorant diatribe.
Mary J. Moss

Everyone Deserves a Seat at the Table

Mary J. Moss | November 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
After another Transgender Day of Remembrance, and with Thanksgiving on its way, I hope for all of the kids who have come out as transgender that their families can also find a seat at the table for them.
Greg Hogben

From Gay Oppression to Women's Equality: The Evolution of a Novel

Greg Hogben | November 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
I set out to write a book to shift the narrative of the gay community and the church. Instead, I ended up writing a different story. After broader exposure to the vast challenges standing in the way of achieving the true definition of equality, the novel aims to shift the narrative of women, the LGBT community, and the determination we all need to achieve real and concrete progress for both.
ACLU of Washington

Marriage Equality Must Be Truly Equal

ACLU of Washington | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Bouncing back after you've been discriminated against takes resilience and support. Ever since the incident, we've reminded ourselves and each other to ignore negative comments people make and stand for our rights and the rights of others.
Ed Coffin

You Don't Care Who Won a Glamour Award, You're Just a Transphobic Bigot

Ed Coffin | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Let's be honest, people aren't concerned with who actually deserved the honor, they are clearly outraged by the fact that a trans woman grabbed the spotlight.
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Trans* Women Are Not Freakshows and Drag Queens: The Problem With the Transgender Umbrella

Nikki Araguz Loyd | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
As a child, all I ever wanted was to be considered a "normal" girl. I didn't want to be different and when I found out I was, I took all steps to assimilate into the gender role I most identified as.
Renato Barucco

This Is the Opposite of Jealousy

Renato Barucco | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Psychologist Bram Buunk studied the fascinating emotion we call jealousy over the course of four decades. The focus and the critical questions of his research changed over the years, adapting to acquired knowledge, shifting attitudes, and evolving societal norms surrounding sexuality, monogamy, and non-exclusive relationships. In a...
Erin Nugent

Caitlyn Jenner Is Not a "Hero"

Erin Nugent | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
There have been many noteworthy transgender men and women who have accomplished just as much, if not more, than Jenner who should be applauded for their accomplishments.
Rocco Papa

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rocco Papa | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
Trav Pittman

Four Years to Live: On Violence Against Trans Women of Color

Trav Pittman | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Let's talk about education, let's talk about good, real data and how to get it, let's talk about calling trans and gender nonconforming people --  dead or alive -- by their proper names. If there's one thing my mom refusing to open her bills has taught me, it's that ignoring something doesn't make it go away.
Eddie Parsons

As a Gay Man, I've Been a 'Walker' Many Times

Eddie Parsons | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Over the course of the years, I have been a walker many times. Some of my best NYC dates have been platonic and I have never felt marginalized by filling a spot. Some of my friends have had issues with being the plus one of a woman.
Ace Robinson

Black Gay Men Will End AIDS in Their Community

Ace Robinson | November 23, 2015 | Black Voices
The majority of the statistics that are/were reality for Black gay men are out of their direct control. We have minimal impact on the environment in which we are raised and the types of prejudice we face during an interview or in the Board Room. But today, one of those predicted hurdles that must be continually overcome can be crossed off the list.
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

Over the River With Two Dads: An Interview With Author Linda Ashman

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | November 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
"We wanted the characters to be diverse in multiple ways so that lots of kids (and adults) would recognize themselves and their families in the illustrations."
Samuel Chiron

Why Do Gay Men Perpetuate Sexism?

Samuel Chiron | November 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Recently, an individual I know posted a meme with a giant steak and the phrase "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach--unless he's vegan, then it's through his vagina." This post bothered me for two specific reasons.
Hayden Mora

After the Vigil: Offerings of Love, Resilience and Chosen Family

Hayden Mora | November 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Here in Washington, DC, we have created an organization called Casa Ruby, committed to creating new possibilities for the most vulnerable. Casa Ruby offers transitional housing, a safe place, and meals for the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ community.
Sidney Chase

5 Reasons Internet Fame Is Empty and Stupid

Sidney Chase | November 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
I am lucky for all that I have, but to those who chase the so called "internet fame," I sincerely advise you from my experience to look for something better.
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

What Is the Big Deal With Coming Out as Queer?

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | November 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Every single millennial coming out as Queer who possesses a lackadaisical who cares attitude can do so because of the courage, bravery and tenacity of previous generations of the LGBTQ community, the OG's.
Amy Salz

8 Things I Wish My Straight Girl Friends Knew About My Bisexuality

Amy Salz | November 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
I feel like my straight friends don't really understand what I mean when I tell them I'm bisexual. For the record, I wanted to spell it all out. Yes, I am bisexual. No, I'm not just going through a phase, and I'm not confused.
Grace Anne Stevens

My Transgender Life: Making Every Day Thanksgiving

Grace Anne Stevens | November 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
It is hard to be thankful when you are not living your truth. It has taking me a long time to figure this out... and then some more time to do something about it.
Grace Poore

On the Serious Side of Pride

Grace Poore | November 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
It's seductive to think that being able to march down a city street without violence signals progress. But how much have we progressed when it is "safer" to march in anonymity and be "out" among strangers than to face a family member, employer or neighbor?
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