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Boston Bombing Suspect Race: Were You Relieved? (TELL US)

(114) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 10:15 AM

Last week was a hard one for the whole country, as took a toll on us all. Many of us were glued to the TV for most of the week, waiting for news, trying to make sense of the situation.

In the wake...

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Lost Letters: Share Your Own Messages Of Love And Support To Those Coming Out

(78) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 10:27 AM

Over the last few months, we've seen a lot of amazing letters from parents and future parents to their children about their sexuality. Last week we were floored by this Dad's note to his closeted gay son.

We've all been touched by these letters, especially since not all...

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Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Kenneth and Ashley's Family

(100) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 2:16 PM

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from our own huge family all over the world.

Since we've launched our Family Friday series, we've...

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New Year's 2013: HuffPost Gay Voices Readers Reveal Their Hopes and Dreams

(93) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 10:29 AM

It's a new year and many of us have big plans and dreams for 2013. Whether pursuing a new career or finding love, we all are hoping for the very best in the coming months. Recently, we turned to our ever-expanding Twitter family to find out what they...

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Letters To Our Ancestors: An Introduction To 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation Project

(315) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 9:58 AM

One hundred and fifty years ago today, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. In celebration of this milestone in American history and the impact it had both on the nation and the Black community, we've decided to do something a little special.

Letters To Our Ancestors is an anthology of...

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Legacy Of Love: An Unexpected Letter

(4) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 9:35 AM

This letter is part of our "Letters to Our Ancestors" project. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, we've asked members of our community to share their own letters to our forefathers. With these letters, we hope to look back on the progress our community has made...

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Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Jack and Johnny's Family

(153) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 2:23 PM

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from our own huge family all over the world.

Since we've launched our Family Friday series, we've...

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Serena Williams Impersonation: Is Caroline Wozniacki's Imitation Of The Tennis Star Racist?

(5285) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 1:57 PM

Serena Williams' assets became the focus of a mid-game prank by tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki. Stuffing both her chest and shorts with padding, Wozniacki pranced out onto the court mid-game to the guffaws of the crowd. Serena wasn't there. Caroline went on to lose to her opponent, Maria...

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HuffPost Gay Voices' Readers React To Supreme Court Hearing DOMA Case (As Told In Tweets And Gifs)

(165) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 5:37 PM

Since we dropped the news that the Supreme Court has granted hearings to both the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 challenges, we've been getting a lot of mixed reactions from our community members both here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages....

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Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Veronica, Cosmetica And Trixie's Family

(4) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 12:41 PM

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from our own huge family all over the world.

Since we've launched our Family Friday series, we've...

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36 Black-Owned Etsy Stores For Black Friday

(99) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 10:52 PM

Black Friday is here and we're all looking for great gifts for our loved ones. If you're also looking to spend some of your hard-earned dollars with black-owned small businesses, we've got the perfect online fix for you.

Back by popular demand, we've compiled another list of amazing Etsy...

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Gay Voices' Family Friday Thanksgiving Special: LGBT Families Share What They Are Grateful For

(141) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 7:45 AM

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of support to them from our own huge family all over the world.

This week, instead of doing our usual spotlight on one family, we...

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Post-Sandy Thanksgiving: Volunteer Opportunities For New Yorkers Over Thanksgiving Weekend (MAP)

(17) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 12:28 PM

This Thanksgiving, many New Yorkers find themselves in a unique position. While many have resumed their regular lives, after Hurricane Sandy, there are still a large number of residents who will face this Thanksgiving without adequate food or shelter.

There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer...

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Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Clint And Bryan's Family

(253) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 2:32 PM

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from our own huge family all over the world.

This month, we're celebrating National Adoption...

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Social Media Racism: Is Outing Racial Injustice On Websites A Good Thing? (TELL US)

(25) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 5:22 PM

Since election day, we've been reporting some of the racist trends and messages that have been popping up on Facebook and Twitter. As these offenders have been outed by various media outlets, some have faced negative repercussions.

One woman lost her job as a manager of...

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Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Jason and Michael's Family

(282) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 3:46 PM

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from our own huge family all over the world.

This month, we're celebrating National Adoption...

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Romney Supporters Call Obama Supporters Lazy And Jobless On Twitter

(735) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 2:34 PM

The days and weeks leading up to Election Day 2012 were filled with all sorts of things to catch one's eye. From leaked videos to an all out natural disaster, we were all kept on our toes and by Tuesday, November 6th, most of us were ready to...

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Black Voices' Reader Spotlight: Meet Victor, A 2012 First Time Voter

(6) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Recently, we asked our community members to share their stories as first time voters. We got some incredible responses and we're spotlighting a few here. If you're interested in being featured, tweet us at @blackvoices or tell us on our Facebook page.

When Victor reached...

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Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Wayne and Vince's Family

(238) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 4:30 PM

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from our own huge family all over the world.

This month, we're celebrating National Adoption...

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A Guide To How To Survive The Last Week Of The Presidential Election With Conservative Family Members (TWEETS, GIFS)

(330) Comments | Posted October 27, 2012 | 10:41 AM

Earlier this week, one of our awesome bloggers, Kergan Edwards-Stout, wrote a provocative blog about his approach to handling friends and followers during this election season. Here's a snippet of what he had to say:

Please defriend me.

If you plan to vote for Mitt Romney, you...

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