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Diriye Osman

Stories of Our Lives is an Intimate, Masterly Portrayal of Kenya's LGBT Community

Diriye Osman | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
This act of voicing one's truth in the face of tremendous hostility is precisely what the filmmakers behind one of the most poetic and masterly cinematic depictions of queer life have done. They have documented the poignant personal stories of Kenya's LGBT community
Chase Strangio


Why 16-Year-Old Transgender Teen Jane Doe Might Have Run

Chase Strangio | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Jane Doe escaped. She was patient. She waited for months and even years for the world to do right by her. She waited for her chance to be loved, supported and to survive. How much can a 16-year-old who has lived a life of abuse and trauma be expected to endure?
Casey Carey-Brown


Sometimes I Hope My Daughter Will Be Straight

Casey Carey-Brown | September 22, 2014 | Parents
Even though I'm gay, even though so many of our friends are, even though we would love her always, no matter what, I still sometimes hope my daughter is straight.
Stuart Gaffney


Stunning Day in Court for Marriage Equality

Stuart Gaffney | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Never before has the legal case for nationwide marriage equality seemed stronger than at the recent Federal Court of Appeal's argument in the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage cases.
Will Bower


Faggots and Pot in State Washington

Will Bower | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Looking to Start Anew, We Faggots Traveled to the State of Washington.
Rick Clemons

Hey Little Rickey -- Where Did My Little Gay Boy Get Lost?

Rick Clemons | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Who'd of thunk, that 3.5 days at summer camp in the Catskills, freezing my booty off with a bunch of like-minded, awesome, "let's be friends first and talk about business later" peeps, could lead to a reunion between my younger and present day self. Guess I came out again!
Jenny Block


Where's the Dildo? Part Deux

Jenny Block | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
I decided I had to know more about the Subtle Dildo project. So I reached out via Instagram. Within 24-hours, I was talking to the folks behind Subtle Dildo. So, here's the scoop. Everything you wanted to know about the dildo version of Where's Waldo.
Barbara Jones


Why Gay Characters Matter

Barbara Jones | September 22, 2014 | Books
Every day more and more authors and publishers are providing books for students who feel like the minority. Teens by definition are discovering who they are. And I consider myself a successful librarian if they are turning to books to figure themselves out.
Matt Baume


One Week Left Before Supreme Court's Marriage Meeting

Matt Baume | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
Next Monday, September 29, the US Supreme Court will meet in closed session to decide whether to take a marriage case. They're expected to reveal their decision the following week, on October 6, but there's no way to predict what the court will announce
Jeza Belle

Why I Finally Refused to Lose Weight to Keep a Man

Jeza Belle | September 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
Friends and family became concerned as I was slowly wasting away, but the attention I received from my man and the boys in the bars more than made up for their worries and validated the importance of being skinny.


Anti-Gay Bullying at School, but Not Like We Expected

Amelia | September 20, 2014 | Gay Voices
My oldest son is now in the fourth grade, and he's never had an incident of anti-gay bullying at school. And that may have lulled me into a false sense of security, because I was caught totally off guard when it happened to his little brother.
Greg Louganis


Living With HIV: New Horizons

Greg Louganis | September 20, 2014 | Gay Voices
A friend from the 50-something "group" and I discussed the challenges facing the population of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors. I find that this generation of people living with HIV is a big issue, what with housing and living expenses on top of insurance and medical maintenance.
Lani Buess


My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | September 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?
Nathan Manske


What's It Like Being Blind and Gay? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | September 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
George Ashiotis started going blind when he was 5 years old. When he was a teenager, he worked at Lighthouse as an assistant counselor, helping younger visually impaired teens. After helping his sister dye her hair black, he ended up going to work with black fingernails, leading to his first experience of homophobia.
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.


How to Collect the Information We Need From LGBT Patients

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | September 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
The maxim that you cannot manage what you cannot measure has become a cliché. But when it comes to managing -- and ending -- the disparities in health experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, the need for standardized collection of data is critical.
Shannon Weber

Embracing the Reproductive Rights of HIV-affected Couples: It's Time

Shannon Weber | September 19, 2014 | Parents
While condoms have been the gold-standard HIV prevention method, when HIV-affected couples want to have a baby, they must necessarily consider other options, weighing the risk of possible HIV transmission with their natural desires to have a child.
Noah Michelson


Yes, It Does Matter If Jonathan Bennett Is Gay And Out of the Closet or Not, And Here's Why

Noah Michelson | September 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
This has nothing to do with privacy. I'm so tired of people blabbering on about how we need to respect people's privacy. Sexuality shouldn't be a private matter. It certainly isn't for straight people.
Mark Baer


The Cause of Homosexuality Is Irrelevant

Mark Baer | September 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Many people seem fixated on the fact that the actual cause of homosexuality has not yet been established with any degree of certainty. As someone who likes to understand the reasons things occur, I respect and appreciate the curiosity. However, the ultimate result remains the same, regardless of whether the cause is genetic, environmental, or some combination of the two.
Jenny Block


Curcao Hosts Its 2nd Annual Pride Celebration

Jenny Block | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
It's pretty exciting. Even a small island in the Caribbean is hosting its very own Pride event. Which island? Curacao.
Joanne Sprague


The Business Case for Ally Engagement

Joanne Sprague | September 18, 2014 | Gay Voices
For LGBT inclusion in particular, policy alone doesn't drive culture: 91 percent of Fortune 500 companies prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, yet 53 percent of LGBT workers remain closeted at work.
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