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Queer Rights Advocates Stage Massive Protest Outside Trump Tower

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Supporters of LGBT, Muslim, and Latino rights gathered outside Trump Towers in New York to protest the presumptive Republican nominee. "Donald Trump c...

The "Orlando Syndrome": Re-Traumatizing a Community of Survivors

Gary Cohan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Cohan

I'm a Los Angeles-based medical doctor who, for the past 25 years, has specialized in treating the LGBT community. I've witnessed the ravages of AIDS, the physical and psychological trauma of violent hate crimes, depression and suicide in a community specifically targeted for discrimination because of who they love.

Hey Queers: It's Time For Us To ACT UP Once Again

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost 30 years ago, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies gathered together at Manhattan’s Lesbian ...

Courageous Conversation: Jay Blotcher

Derrick De Lise | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

I recently had the opportunity to have tea and a chat with Jay Blotcher, the illustrious writer, activist, and publicist.

The Land of Milk and Honey

Marion Leary | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Marion Leary

As the saying goes, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, though I am not sure that holds true for this presidential election cycle, espe...

Donald Trump's Free Speech Is Not Threatened, So Please Just Shut Up

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

People who are protesting Donald Trump's events are not infringing on his First Amendment rights or his speech in any way. If Donald Trump decides to shut down his events (because of his own reckless past speech and what it has inspired in his followers) that is his choice.

Max Mutchnick's Ugly Little Salad

Blair Fell | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Blair Fell

Do we really need tone-deaf shallowness coming from the heroic gay co-creator of one of the most significant and impactful gay comedies on television? For fluffy pancakes?

"Round Hole Square Peg" - Transgender Art as Part of a Trevor Project Auction Benefit Art Party!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Transgender awareness and its inclusion in mainstream media have been simmering on a steady boil since Jill Soloway's Transparent debuted on Amazon TV...

Here Lies Trump Tower

Matthew Ebert | Posted 12.17.2015 | New York
Matthew Ebert

Here lies Trump Tower--monument to economic inequality, installation of the rich, ever reminding us that some buy high and lay low, while others shiver in the streets. Never mind America, Don--try making Trump Tower great again instead.

What Is It Like to Be Cured of AIDS?

Daniel Lyons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Lyons

When Timothy Ray Brown underwent a bone marrow transplant in Berlin during the winter of 2007, he was unaware of the historical significance that the surgery would later have.

Beware Intelligent Men Bearing Caustic Wits

George Heymont | Posted 10.04.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

While the documentary shows Kramer in robust health and, later in life, as a frail senior citizen, it teaches viewers what can happen when one fiercely intelligent man (who is not willing to take "no" for an answer) speaks truth to power.

Faderman's the Gay Revolution a Must Read

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Lew Whittington

Her cogent investigative style encompasses the breadth of a hidden, disparate and despised community that transformed itself into a powerful civil-rights movement.

Je Suis Rentboy.com

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Ebert

I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Rentboy.com. Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.

Remembering Vito, 25 Years Later: Vito Russo, the Visual Arts and AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

STDs Rising: NYC's Epidemic of Neglect

Matthew Ebert | Posted 08.21.2015 | New York
Matthew Ebert

In 2010, New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) quietly cut the most important and effective tool we have to end the AIDS epidemic --namely, HIV testing.

Black Lives Matter, ACT UP and the Urgency of Violence and Death

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Black Lives Matter protest was disruptive, loud, tense and passionate. The first thing that came to my mind was ACT UP, a group I was a part of, which engaged in similar kinds of protest and disruption, including against Democratic presidential candidates. The urgency of the protest was similar as well: People are dying, and no one in power seems to be doing anything to stop it.

Why Protest Someone Who Agrees With You? Here's Why.

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

If you're a member of any group that's been shut out, pushed aside, forgotten or made fun of, you'll never change anything by following the rules. The rules are what marginalized you in the first place. You've got to break a few of them if you want to make history.

Hook Up Apps Are the Wrong Arena to Demand Equality

Jessica Joseph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jessica Joseph

It's up to you, especially if you are not in the mainstream to re-define for a new LGBT generation what is considered a heroic, erotic, queer ideal.

From Ashes to Rainbow

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

The questions we must answer in these days of victory are, How will we honor the sacrifices and the struggle of those who have come before us? and Whose angels will we be? Who of God's children will survive and find salvation because of the work we have done?

Two Current Fronts of the American Health Care Wars: Hepatitis C and Cancer

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

It's clear that health care in the U.S. remains in a state of crisis. Millions of people still don't have health insurance, and pressures remain great to repeal reforms that have extended even bare-bones insurance benefits to the uninsured and underserved.

Why I ACT UP

Victoria Noe | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria Noe

When you think of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), you probably think of gay men. You probably think of Peter Staley and the others in How to Survive a Plague. And you probably think that what they did was all in the past.

Stephen Petronio Returns to the Joyce with 'Bloodlines'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.

Day Without Art: Looking Back 25 Years

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.01.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Twenty-five years ago today, the first Day Without Art began as the US art world's national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

Ebola, AIDS, and Plague Inc.

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

As we face a plague that could spread with the scale and devastation of AIDS, Congress is once again playing partisan and petty politics.