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James Nichols is head of Retirement Income and Advice Strategy for the Retirement Solutions business at Voya Financial, which is rebranding this year from ING U.S. This strategic business segment is focused on guiding Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness through employer-sponsored, tax-deferred savings plans, as well as through holistic financial planning and advice for customers nearing or in their retirement.

Neither Voya Financial nor its representatives offer legal or tax advice. Consult with your tax and legal advisors regarding your individual situation.

James Nichols is a registered representative of ING Financial Partners and ING Investment Advisors, LLC (members SIPC).

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Sie setzte ihren Sohn vor die Tür, weil er schwul ist. Was sein Großvater daraufhin tut, ist wunderbar

(5) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 11:17 AM

Als ein junger Mann sich seiner Mutter anvertraute und ihr sagte, dass er schwul sei, reagierte sie auf die wohl schrecklichste Weise. Sie bezeichnete ihren Sohn als "Schandfleck" und Homosexualität als eine "Abscheulichkeit der Natur".

Der Großvater des Jungen war vom Verhalten seiner eigenen Tochter empört und rechnete in...

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Drag queens en Chine: voyez les images étonnantes du photographe Kevin Frayer (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Même si l'homosexualité n'est pas comprise en Chine comme en Occident, le pays a des emblèmes de la communauté LGBT -- incluant des drag queens.

Le photographe Kevin Frayer a documenté la vie de ces artistes de la scène dans la province Guangxi du sud de la Chine dans une...

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Terk Lewis Releases 'The Great Outdoors: Vol. 1' Single

(7) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 9:19 AM

At Huffington Post, we've seen a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rappers making a name for themselves over the past several years.

Now, another gay rapper is aiming to take the industry by storm with his new EP titled "The Great Outdoors: Vol. 1." Terk...

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'3 Eras Of Gay Sex In 3 Minutes' Released By Leo Herrera (VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 9:03 AM

What does the history of gay sex look like when condensed into a three-minute timeframe?

Well, that's a hard questions to answer and certainly depends on what kinds of bodies and experiences one is referencing when they talk about "gay sex." However, this new short film, "3 Eras of Gay...

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Fotógrafa registrou casamentos LGBT durante um ano e o resultado é incrível <3

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Estamos apaixonados!

Esta coleção de fotos belíssimas é de Steph Grant, fotógrafa que passou boa parte de 2014 documentando casamentos de casais LGBT.

Ao longo do ano passado ela percorreu os Estados Unidos fotografando o grande dia de muitos casais de gays ou lésbicas. As fotos são lindíssimas, e na...

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Patrick And Wade's Story From The Let Love Define Family Series

(176) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 7:08 AM

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, Patrick Roth and Wade Holmes share how reading tragic news stories about LGBT youth suicides spurred them to open their home and hearts to a gay-identified foster youth who is now a permanent part of...

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Love & Money: The Money Talk With Your Partner

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 9:36 PM

In a relationship, matters of the wallet can be just as important as matters of the heart. After all, money decisions impact a couple at every stage -- from the newlywed days of getting a joint bank account and shared home to the retirement phase of planning new adventures and...

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Madonna To Chat With Grindr Users

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 11:12 AM

Fans of Grindr rejoice: your use of the app may soon allow you to talk to the original queen of pop.

In conjunction with the build-up to the release of her 13th album, "Rebel Heart," Madonna announced this week that five lucky fans will earn the chance to...

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CJ Phillips And Charlie Rainwater, 'Tech Bear' Couple, Appear On 'The Rachel Maddow Show'

(9) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 1:03 PM

This story just keeps getting better and better.

Two weeks ago we brought you the story of CJ Phillips And Charlie Rainwater, a self-described "tech bear" couple that had the foresight back in 2008 to purchase the domain www.JebBushForPresident.com. With Bush expected to make...

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Big Dipper Drops 'DA MONEY' Video Off 'FREE MONEY' EP

(13) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 9:59 AM

If you don't know who Big Dipper is, you've been missing out.

The Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based queer rapper has a uniquely raw and unapologetic aesthetic that has earned him a substantial following over the years. Now, the body-positive musician is back with a new video for "DA MONEY," the lead single...

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Kevin And Brian Share Their Story About Their Cross-Service Same-Sex Military Marriage

(24) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 9:40 AM

Kevin and Brian are one the first same-sex, cross-service couples in the military to get married -- and their wedding was absolutely beautiful.

The pair initially met in 2010 at a local bar at the Naval School of Music. Brian attended the school through the Marine Corps and Kevin through...

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'Seniors Give Gay Advice!' Released By Vlogger Davey Wavey

(18) Comments | Posted February 7, 2015 | 7:36 AM

This video is going to leave you breathless.

Popular gay vlogger Davey Wavey assembled a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors to discuss their own experiences growing up as queer people, as well as how the world has changed since they were younger, in this...

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'The Runway Museum' Showcases A Different Side Of Ballroom Culture

(10) Comments | Posted February 7, 2015 | 7:33 AM

Are you ready to enter "The Runway Museum"?

From the makers of the viral "Voguing Train" video comes this new short film, a look at a different side of ballroom culture. Kemar Jewel and the others involved in "The Runway Museum" wanted to showcase the more elegant and...

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Duke And Steve's Story From The Let Love Define Family Series

(70) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 8:16 AM

From rationing sugary snacks to lying on the floor with the kids playing with Legos, the couple featured in today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series has found that adopting through foster care was exactly the right fit for their family.

Most foster-adoptive parents...

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QueerView Feb. 6: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

(22) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 8:04 AM

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."

Rabbi Responds To Huckabee's Ridiculous 'Bacon Wrapped Shrimp' Comments
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Andy Cohen Shuts Down 'Real Housewives' For 'My Gays' Comments

(108) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 1:29 PM

FINALLY, someone said it.

For seasons upon seasons the women of "The Real Housewives" franchises have gotten away with using the phrase "my gays" in a weird sense of ownership over the men in their lives who have sex with other men. This week, with Lance Bass as one of...

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Lady Gaga Offers Sam Smith Advice About His Career, Fame

(13) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 1:59 PM

Before Sam Smith was an international sensation, he was a little monster.

It seems the golden-voiced, openly gay darling of the music industry would cite Lady Gaga as an inspiration -- but she was, in fact, much more than that to the star. In a new interview with...

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James Franco And Zachary Quinto Make Out In Sundance Slo-Mo Video Booth

(29) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 8:15 AM

They're at it again!

The New York Times sponsored a slo-mo video booth at this year's Sundance Film Festival, much to the delight of the stars partying in Utah.

One celeb duo, James Franco and Zachary Quinto, seemed especially pleased with the booth -- or each other? --...

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Arielle Scarcella, Vlogger, Releases 'Lesbians Explain: Sleeping With Straight Girls'

(90) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Editor's Note: The above video contains conversations that may not be appropriate for work or other sensitive environments.

Why do lesbians sleep with straight women?

Popular YouTube Vlogger Ariele Scarcella aims to answer this question in this latest installment in her "Lesbians Explain" series. Through this series, Scarcella brings together...

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Austin Wallis, LGBT Vlogger, Forced To Change Schools Under Alleged Threat Of Expulsion

(80) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 11:59 AM

In a depressing reminder of the world that we all live in, an LGBT vlogger claims he has been forced to change schools after administrators threatened to expel him for, well, basically... being gay.

Austin Wallis, 17, runs a fairly popular channel on YouTube. The LGBT teen took...

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