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Being Gay

I Didn't Choose to Be Gay, but I Would!

Leon Acord | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

The other day my friend and I were talking about the ridiculous notion that being gay is a choice rather than a biological disposition. He asked, "What man would choose to be gay? Being straight is so much easier!" I thought about it for a moment. Is it?

Getting to Gay

Henry V | Posted 10.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Henry V

What the hell are you doing here, anyway? OK, that's it. You need to get your ass home! You're fucking 40 years old! You've got kids! You have a wife! It's winter 2009. Just a few months ago everything changed when I acknowledged to my wife Evelyn that I'm gay.

Thank God I'm Gay

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Dear God, I don't know why or how you made me gay, but however you did it, or whatever the reason, thank you. I know it's not a gift that you bestow on everyone, and I feel fortunate and grateful that I'm one of the lucky few.

The Weight of My Father

Emillio Mesa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Emillio Mesa

The words he said to my mother, during their divorce, echoed through my head, "A son who grows up with only a mother is doomed to become a faggot." I understood from that moment on that I could never truly have my father's love and acceptance. In our Hispanic culture, being gay was as a mortal disease that led to social shame.

WATCH: Nate Berkus: 'I Was Born Gay'

OWN | Posted 02.06.2013 | OWN

They've done dozens of shows together, but Oprah and Nate Berkus have never had a conversation like this. On "Super Soul Sunday," Nate talks to Oprah ...

This Holiday Season, Do Ask, Do Tell

Cecilia Aldarondo | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Cecilia Aldarondo

What will it take for us, as families, to be honest this holiday season? To talk, openly and lovingly, about the issues that scare us? How can we create families where everyone is free to participate fully, to share their loves and losses, and really know each other?

Growing Up Gay in Greece

Konstantin Kakanias | Posted 10.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Konstantin Kakanias

I could have never imagined that my imaginary friend, my savior, my muse, would eventually take real form and have a name.

The Struggles Of Gay Adolescence, From Isaac Mizrahi (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi shares a personal story about growing up, being gay and facing bullying. See more clips (function(d, s, id)...

Being Gay in the 21st Century

David Leddick | Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices
David Leddick

"Being gay is just like being Swedish. It's a little different, but in no important way." That's what I thought in 2005, as I was beginning to get a grip on what it is like to be gay in the 21st century. It's all so very different now.