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Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Die Another Day: Finding Common Ground in PrEP

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | September 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
Had I been given the option when I was HIV-negative, I don't know for sure that I would have chosen PrEP. My decision would have depended on key factors (as it does now for those who have the choice). That said, I would have wanted the chance to have a choice. That much I do know.
Charlotte Robinson


Marilyn Rosen Talks Marriage, Pink Martini and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | September 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
This week I talked with my new wife, Marilyn Rosen, a symphony booking agent, about our recent marriage, which took place at Scullers Jazz Club before an intimate gathering of 80 friends and family members.
Paul Wallace


Creationism Is About Gay Marriage, Not Science

Paul Wallace | September 30, 2014 | Religion
Creationism is not about the dinosaurs in the ark, it's not about the weird chronology, it's not about the tortured explanations of geology and biology. Creationism, in short, is not about science at all.
Jeremy Helligar


Deal Breaker No. 1: Why I'll Never Again Date a Guy Who's in the Closet

Jeremy Helligar | September 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
I fell in love with a boy who had to sneak out of his house to see me. I say "boy" not because we were teenagers breaking curfew. Shane and I were grown men, consenting adults who had been seeing each other for several months. We had everything: chemistry, passion, heat. But only when we got behind closed doors.
John Paul Brammer

When You're the Secret Boyfriend

John Paul Brammer | September 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
Logically, the answer is simple: Don't get involved with someone who isn't willing to be seen with you in public. And in a perfect world, I think that's what I would have done before I allowed myself to become the "secret boyfriend." But as anyone who has ever been in love will tell you, sometimes logic goes out the window.
Jonathan Doucette

Is It Too Late to Reclaim the Rainbow Pride Flag?

Jonathan Doucette | September 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
While other symbols have waxed and waned in popularity, the rainbow flag certainly has staying power. Above and beyond the radical origins of the flag, however, one force more than all others has worked to cement the rainbow flag as the symbol for the gay rights movement: capitalism.
Mark Baer


The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | September 30, 2014 | Politics
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Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.
Paul Kawata


Come Out Against Stigma, Live Out Proud

Paul Kawata | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
Come out against the stigma facing everyone who is LGBT and living with HIV.
Stuart Gaffney


All Eyes Turn to the U.S. Supreme Court

Stuart Gaffney | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to discuss seven petitions from five different states urging it to decide on the constitutionality of state laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage on a nationwide basis. No one knows if it will decide whether to take any of the cases at this time or defer its decision until a future conference this fall.
Andrew Lippa


Why I Wrote I Am Harvey Milk

Andrew Lippa | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
I wrote I Am Harvey Milk for you. I wrote it for anyone who has ever had to hide or keep secret their true nature. I wrote it for me so that I might get a step closer to understanding my own gay life, my own gay wounds, my own gay joys.
Julie Tarney


He, Zie or They: Gender-Specific Pronouns Are Personal

Julie Tarney | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
I admire my son's outlook. He views himself as an individual first, as we all are, and he's chosen how he wants to be identified, as we should all have the freedom to do.
Erin Spencer

Teenage Boys in Skirts Restored Our Faith in Humanity

Erin Spencer | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
Earlier this month hemlines were high at Colégio Pedro II in Brazil. After seeing their transgender classmate Maria Muniz get suspended for wearing a skirt to school, the boys and girls of the school all wore skirts to show their support.
Shawn Binder


Queer Film Cubby Sparks Controversy Before It's Even Released

Shawn Binder | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
It's the film's inclusion of both a male sex worker character and a young child that's making some uncomfortable, although Blane is quick to point out that there is no remote connection between the two in terms of sexual situations or scenes.
Brian Stone


Struggle Against LGBT Rights Shows Immorality, Just Not The Way They Think

Brian Stone | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
We have to remember that a large cross-section of the American public, albeit not a majority, separate their own positive feelings towards gay people from the moral and political choices they make in life.
Matt Baume


Drop in Support for Gay Marriage Is No Cause for Alarm (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
A new survey from Pew shows that support for marriage equality has dropped five percentage points since the start of the year, but there's no need for gay and lesbian couples to panic -- at least not yet.
John Pavlovitz

If I Have Gay Children: 4 Promises From a Christian Pastor/Parent

John Pavlovitz | September 27, 2014 | Gay Voices
I won't love them despite their sexuality, and I won't love them because of it. I will love them; simply because they're sweet, and funny, and caring, and smart, and kind, and stubborn, and flawed, and original, and beautiful... and mine.
Noël Gordon


4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men

Noël Gordon | September 28, 2014 | Gay Voices
As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming -- and in some cases, downright exhausting -- to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better.
Kristen Elechko

Raising the Profile of the Gay Games: Here's Why It Matters

Kristen Elechko | September 26, 2014 | Gay Voices
Athletes have the power to inspire. When we have role models -- men who are basketball, soccer and ice hockey players, women who are triathletes, beach volleyball players and runners -- we can become more comfortable, confident and safe in how we identify and who we feel free to become.
Kelsie Brynn Jones

All Will Become Transparent

Kelsie Brynn Jones | September 26, 2014 | Gay Voices
Transparent, the much-anticipated new series on Amazon's Prime Video, has been met with substantial praise following its pilot release.
Ken Schneck, PhD


The Gay Blood Ban That Keeps on Chugging. And Discriminating. And Killing.

Ken Schneck, PhD | September 26, 2014 | Gay Voices
This issue is about discrimination. This issue about saving lives (1.8 million lives, apparently!). This issue is about doing the right thing. And yet, we can't seem to figure out how to arrive at that place where we discard this hateful, deadly ban.
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