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Sarah Toce

Barney Frank: The Man, The Myth, The Legend... and Why He's Voting Hillary

Sarah Toce | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
Having been at the forefront of American politics for over five decades, there's little that still surprises Frank... except the Tea Party.
Mark Daniel Snyder

Open Letter to the Youth of Indiana

Mark Daniel Snyder | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
As a depressed and isolated queer young person, I never thought I would one day have a husband, be living in the gayest city in the world, and be writing a letter like this to people like you.
Florence Edwards

Big Freedia Dishes on Marriage, Her Sexuality and Her New Memoir

Florence Edwards | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
Big Freedia is shaking up the music scene and is making gay and straight people around the world want to get hot and heavy with his electrifying, booty-shaking beats and sexually charged lyrics. Make no mistake about it, the Queen Diva is all man, but embraces his femininity and sexuality like no other on reality TV.
Brynn Tannehill

What You Need to Know About Indiana's RFRA

Brynn Tannehill | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
The bill's supporters clearly meant to target LGBT people, and it didn't help that Governor Pence's surrounded himself with anti-LGBT activists when he signed the bill.
Rev. Al Sharpton

Real Religious Leaders Must Stand Up for Real Freedom

Rev. Al Sharpton | March 30, 2015 | Religion
The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, is one of the most biased pieces of state legislation we've seen in our modern era. The fact that it is cloaked in the name of religious freedom is particularly offensive to me as a member of the clergy who has been engaged in ministry and social justice work my entire life.
Julie Tarney

The (Genderqueer) Kid I Never Expected

Julie Tarney | March 30, 2015 | Parents
When Harry told me at age 2 that "inside" his head he was a girl, I have to admit it was an unexpected moment. And it took me awhile to realize that the awareness he'd had of his outer world as an infant applied also to his inner self as a toddler and growing boy.
Mike Alvear

And the Winner of our National Survey on Funniest Drag Queen Name Is...

Mike Alvear | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
The results from our national Funniest Drag Queen Name poll are in! With 4,293 votes cast on 40 finalists we finally have our winners...
Sidney Chase

Unbreakable: Show Blasts Indiana Ahead of Anti-Gay Bill

Sidney Chase | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
Screenshot via [SPOILER ALERT: This has details from Unbreakable, Kimmy Schmidt. If you are not done watching, beware!] In the new hit Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the show stars an ambitious Kimmy(Ellie Kemper) who plays the title role, a "mole...
Byron Williams

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Is No Way to Govern

Byron Williams | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
Though legal, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act violates Thomas Aquinas' "just law" theory. Is this not a law inconsistent with moral law? Does it uplift human potential? How is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act not a slippery slope that leads to the tyranny of the majority?
David Gorshein

No Vacancy

David Gorshein | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
Years ago, in a post on HuffPo Gay Voices, I lamented the championing of gay marriage fatigue as part and parcel of the mobilization of "same sex marriage." While we are all exhausted, there is still no rest for the weary. As the Eagles sang, "We are all just prisoners here of our own device."
Christine Pelosi

Don't Enshrine Inequality in Indiana -- Repeal SB101

Christine Pelosi | March 30, 2015 | Politics
SB 101 is based on hate; no matter how Governor Pence tries to sell it, he is teaching discrimination, he is enshrining inequality into Indiana law, and he is justifying segregation under a false flag in which liberty would have no part.
Dana Beyer

Anarchy Arrives in Indiana as America's 21st Century Religious War Heats Up

Dana Beyer | March 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
Indiana's law is a version of a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), but one which undermines the rule of law and encourages religious vigilantism. I believe this is a not a bad thing for the LGBT community, and an even more momentous event for America.
Oscar G. Lopez

'Looking' for More

Oscar G. Lopez | March 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
I liked the show because it finally presented a world I could relate to. It was refreshing to see a show that dealt with the issues that concern me and my community: being gay in America, dealing with questions of monogamy and infidelity, Grindr, Truvada, drugs, orgies, cruising.
Amy Hubbard

A Dangerous Rhetoric

Amy Hubbard | March 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
"Rhetoric" is a term that many of us collectively harness when we smack into a political wall. Though I've studied this word enough to understand that phrase to be a simplistic reduction, I get why we use it this way.
Richard Brodsky

Indiana Takes on America: Discrimination Against Gays, Religious Freedom and Rewriting the Constitution

Richard Brodsky | March 29, 2015 | Politics
Americans now understand what the Indiana "Religious Freedom" law was intended to do: legalize discrimination. Anti-gay bias and intent to discriminate are itself reasons to oppose the new law. But there's much more at stake. The organized Right is re-writing the Constitution and the impact will not be limited to gay Americans.
Kittredge Cherry

Gay Passion of Christ Envisioned and Attacked

Kittredge Cherry | March 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.
Dr. Gloria Brame

HIV and Hatred in Indiana

Dr. Gloria Brame | March 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
Meanwhile, there is another story out of Indiana that hasn't been mentioned in this mess and it should. Indiana is in the midst of an HIV crisis.
Michael Cade Hughes

A Letter to Myself As a Trans Teenager

Michael Cade Hughes | March 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
These next few years, as hard as they might be for you, will pass quickly. I know you want to end it all right now; I know you feel like it's the only thing that will stop the pain. But you have NO idea how wonderful the future is going to be!

A Man in California Wants to Kill My Son

Amelia | March 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
You might be thinking, "Amelia, this isn't going to go anywhere. It's California! It's not like it's going to become law." And you are right. But it doesn't take away from the fact that there are thousands of people in this country just like Mr. McLaughlin, who think a bullet in his head is exactly what my son deserves.
Nathan Manske

What's It Like to Be Deaf and Gay? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | March 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
What's it like to navigate the gay world when you're deaf? Richard Mesich shares his story, beginning with his coming-out experience.
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