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Queer People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept queer people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people.

The Night I Was Ready to Riot

James Peron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
James Peron

The night I was ready to riot was in the spring of 1979 in Chicago. Chicago's "finest" had been on the move for weeks, having fun attacking the gay community. Gay clubs were harassed regularly, almost one a week.

Looking for Tyler: How My Baby Brother's Legacy Is Helping Build a Better Culture for Vulnerable Youth

James Clementi | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices
James Clementi

When I give presentations at schools, I am always looking for Tyler in the crowd. I guess some part of my mind still thinks I can save him. Ultimately I cannot. But every time I tell the story, I meet at least one person who reminds me that there are others who need to know that they are not alone.

The Other 'F' Word

Asher Huey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

This past weekend I was called a "faggot." Recently I'd realized that nothing like that had happened to me in a while and wondered if or when it would. When it did, it made me realize how much, and how little, has changed.

Fighting LGBTQ Street Harassment: Speak Up, Speak Out

Patrick McNeil | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When a heterosexual woman is accompanied by her partner, her chances of being harassed go down. For LGBTQ individuals the opposite happens. I've been harassed for holding hands with a boy. It's not news to anyone that it happens, but it does happen with alarming frequency.

Heartwarming Stories Are Great, But Bad Things Still Happen To Gay People In Ohio

Lady Bunny | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Lady Bunny

Let's be real: Joel and Ethan's pizza story is heartwarming precisely because it is an exception to what usually happens. And though people's attitudes toward gays are slowly softening, go a few miles outside a city center and you get much less friendly treatment.

L.A. School Districts Slow To Acknowledge State's Anti-Gay Bullying Law

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

A California law requiring school districts to update their anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies has been seemingly ignored by five Long Beach a...

Community Rallies Around Harassed Arizona LGBT Family

Sean Carlson | Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Sean Carlson

While we can't wave a wand and instantly make it better for the Bermeas, we can do something profound for them on a personal level.

WATCH: Mississippi Gay Couple Fears For Safety After Being Targeted With Homophobic Vandalism

Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices

A Mississippi-based gay couple say they fear for their safety after being targeted on several instances by homophobic vandals. As local ABC affili...

Gay Couple Claims They Were Kicked Off CTA Bus For Kissing

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: A gay couple is considering filing complaints against CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) after ...

How Many Teens Have To Die Before Focus On The Family Gives A Damn?

Jim David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim David

Focus on the Family, a right-wing lobbying group that fronts as a religious organization, pays lip service to the bullying issue, but wants no mention of homosexuality in schools because it might encourage kids to be gay.