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George Takei Spoofs Controversial TLC Special With 'My Husband's Not Straight'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
"Star Trek" icon George Takei playfully skewers TLC's recent controversy with "My Husband's Not Straight." The parody "homosexual reality show" will follow "three same-sex married couples...with a twist," Takei quips in the new clip. "Do I like women? Yeah," one of the men proclaims. "But I...

8 Critical Facts About The State Of Transgender America​

Washington Post | James Nichols | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
In May, "Orange is the New Black" transgender star Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of Time. Earlier this month, Amazon’s “Transparent,” which focuses on a family with a transgender father, won the Golden Globe for best comedy series. And on Tuesday night, for the first time ever, a president...

GOP Presses State Bills Limiting Gay Rights Before Supreme Court Ruling

AP | Ashley Alman | January 24, 2015 | Politics
ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials.

Rules For Saying Goodbye: How To Break Up With Your F**k Buddy

Queerty | James Nichols | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Urban Dictionary defines a friend with benefits as “Two friends who have a sexual relationship without being emotionally involved.” It is someone you can get away with drunk texting on Friday night from a bar after your fifth cocktail. It can be someone who you would never date for...

‘Cooking With Bears' Offers Italian Recipes For And By Bears

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
"Cooking with the Bears –- Healthy Recipes by Hairy Men "claims to be the first cookbook in the world dedicated to all of the men who identifying as being a part of the bear community. Created by Angelo Sindaco, the cookbook contains a number of sexy...

LGBT Wellness Roundup: Jan. 23

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the...

Best Tweets: What Women Said On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | January 24, 2015 | Women
There wasn't much to laugh about this week after the House of Representatives passed an anti-abortion bill on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Thursday. But Jessica Misener lightened the mood a bit with a genius thought and potential coping strategy: "Free idea: capri suns...

George Takei: Buddhism ‘Made A Lot Of Sense For Me'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | January 24, 2015 | Religion
George Takei is an actor, a social media star, and a gay rights activist. He’s also a longtime Buddhist whose faith has helped him get through the rough patches in his life -- like coming to terms with his sexual orientation and making sense of his Japanese family’s...

Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | January 23, 2015 | Politics
A federal judge ruled Friday that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, ruled that Alabama's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, known as the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, violates the 14th Amendment's due process and equal protection clauses. "If...

Sundance So Far: 'The Bronze' Is No 'Whiplash,' But 'It Follows' Makes Up For It

Matthew Jacobs | January 24, 2015 | Entertainment
HuffPost Entertainment has landed in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival, which kicked off Thursday night with the premieres of the new Nina Simone documentary and the comedy "The Bronze." We're in the thick of Day 2, with the inaugural press screening of "Z for Zachariah"...

'Should All Bathrooms Be Gender Neutral?' Asks Laci Green Of MTV's 'Braless'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | January 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Should all bathrooms be gender neutral? This is the question posed by Laci Green in the latest installment of MTV's web series, "Braless." Green contemplates the reasoning behind pushing for single-stall, gender neutral bathrooms and outlines some different solutions to how this could become a viable reality. "In...

Emma Watson Says Women's Potential Is 'Astonishingly Untapped' In HeForShe Davos Speech

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | January 23, 2015 | Women
Emma Watson followed up her September 2013 HeForShe address with another equally impassioned speech -- this time at the World Economic Forum. On Jan. 23, the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador took the stage in Davos, Switzerland to speak about the HeForShe campaign, the influence it...

Patrick Stewart Says He's 'Flattered' At Being Mistaken For Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | January 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick Stewart says he was "flattered" when The Guardian mistakenly identified him as gay in a 2014 article. The 74-year-old "X-Men" star tells The Advocate he was ultimately proud of the assumption, which appeared in a Feb. 17 article detailing Ellen Page's coming...

Patrick Stewart Must Be Sad He Never Shared An 'X-Men' Scene With Jennifer Lawrence

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | January 23, 2015 | Entertainment
Patrick Stewart starred with Jennifer Lawrence in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but merely appearing in the credits with Lawrence isn't enough for the actor. In an EW Facebook chat promoting his new movie "Match," Stewart said that the actress would be his ideal co-star. "I'd...

McDonald's Suspends Security Guard For Telling Gay Couple To Stop Kissing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | January 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
A security guard at a British McDonald's franchise has been suspended after he told two gay men to stop kissing because they were "making people feel uncomfortable." Matthew Dummigan, 23, told reporters that he gave a male friend a peck on the lips in the Leicester McDonald's when...

Why 'The Vagina Monologues' Isn't Exclusive To Women

Kira Brekke | January 23, 2015 | College
Mount Holyoke College probably didn't know it was going to spark a national debate about "The Vagina Monologues" and womanhood when a theatre group at the all-women's school decided to cancel a performance of the acclaimed play for not being inclusive enough, specifically of transgender people....

Gay Mecca On Fire Island Sells For $10.1 Million At Auction

James Nichols | January 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
A strip of commercial real estate along the harbor in Fire Island Pines sold for $10.1 million at auction on Thursday to developers with plans to continue the revival of a former mecca for closeted gay men. The sale price was well below the $25 million the previous owners sought...

QueerView Jan. 23: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

Curtis M. Wong | January 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Friday for your queer news round-up in this regular feature titled "QueerView." Obama Makes History With LGBT-Inclusive State Of The Union...

Watch The 'Transparent' Cast Reveal Their Favorite Moments From The Show

Jessica Goodman | January 23, 2015 | Entertainment
"Transparent" fans are eager to swap favorite moments with each other -- Ali's attempted threesome, maybe, or perhaps when Len and Sarah get stoned. Now, the cast has shared their most memorable scenes in these intimate clips, debuting exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment. In the videos above, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass,...

Stacy And Holly's Story From The Let Love Define Family Series

James Nichols | January 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series spotlights the Tatom-Scharer family, who moved from South Carolina to California before beginning their foster-adoption journey with Penny Lane. “Everyone should invite a foster child into their home at some point in their life just to see...
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