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Coming Out

When I Told My Wife I Was Transgender, Our Whole Marriage Had To Change

The Establishment | Posted 08.30.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Every good story begins with a dream. Rocky wanted to be a boxer, Luke wanted to be a Jedi, Dorothy wanted to get back to Kansas. And me? I wanted to ...

Visit The Vietnamese Café Serving Up 'Power Bottoms' and 'Hungry Tops' To Help Young People Come Out

Torsten Højer | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Torsten Højer

A bright new café in the epicenter of Vietnam's largest metropolis is taking 'top' and 'bottom' vernacular out of hookup apps and into the real world to create an in-the-know social space for young gay people.

After Backlash, Daily Beast Removes Article That 'Outed' Olympians

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices

In what editors called an “unprecedented but necessary” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians fro...

WNBA Star Elena Delle Donne Publicly Comes Out, Announces Engagement

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices

WNBA star Elena Delle Donne comes out publicly as part of the queer community in an upcoming Vogue article, and announces she is engaged to be married...

Ask A Queer Chick: I’m Muslim And Gay. How Do I Come Out To My Homophobic Family?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Every month HuffPost Queer Voices partners with Fusion to share Lindsay King-Miller’s “Ask A Queer Chick” advice column. I’m 14 years old and ...

Coming Out As Non-Binary

Gabriel Coppersan | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabriel Coppersan

Up until recently, I identified strictly as a binary transgender man. When I first started out, my knowledge was relatively limited and I thought that...

Frankly My Dear... Gay Men Marry Straight Women! Here's Why!

Rick Clemons | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides forward for LGBTQ rights, there's still a dirty little societal secret getting brushed under the rug.

Meet The Khmer Muscle Boys Challenging Perceptions Of What It Means To Be Young And Gay In Cambodia

Torsten Højer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Torsten Højer

In a small, unassuming bar in the center of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, a new generation of young Khmer men are starting a revolution.

Queer Photographer Revisits Traumatic High School Sports Tryouts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts

A quick Google search for “high school wrestling photos” yields a barrage of buff young men assuming poses of aggression and victory ― a steady ...

Family Shows Their Support For Lesbian Teen With A Coming Out Party

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

When Kinsey Ratzman came out as a lesbian to her family in June, she knew the moment would change her life. Still, the 17-year-old admitted to being ...

Singer Ryan Beatty Says He's 'Proud To Be A Raging Homosexual'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices

YouTube sensation and pop singer Ryan Beatty has opened up about his sexuality in a boldly-worded Instagram post. The 20-year-old declared himself a ...

LGBT Muslims Make An Important Point About Coming Out In Their Community

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

Much of the conversations surrounding the shootings that took place at a gay night club in Orlando last week have been about the shooter's Muslim iden...

In The Wake Of Orlando: How Uneasy I (Still) Feel

Michael Rohrer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I have needed all my courage to throw my shoulders back, hold my head up, and walk down the street, completely visible -- vitally visible -- in the days since waking to the nightmare in Orlando.

The Deadly Plague Of Homophobia

Justin Utley | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Utley

I can't pretend to know what was in his sick mind. But if Mateen was gay and was tormented by trying to reconcile that with his religion, culture, family and his own self-worth -- that I know something about.

Did 'Noah Galvin Vulture Article' Surprise ABC?

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Courtney M. Soliday

February 29, 2016: The Catholic League, took out an advert in The New York Times criticizing ABC and its parent company, Disney, for hiring 'vulgar bi...

To Those Who We Lost in Orlando: Thank You For Your Courage.

Mark Martinez | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Martinez

I am bisexual. This is the first time I am admitting this to the world and I hate that it took the loss of 50 courageous lives in order for me to acquire the courage to do so. There are some close to me that have known for a little while now, and to those that have known and kept my secret I thank you and love you, but the time for secrets is over.

Our Hearts Are In Orlando

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

In the month when so many of us celebrate liberation and pride, within a week of the anniversary of the massacre of our black siblings in a Charleston...

Olympic Skater Comes Out In A Beautiful Instagram Photo

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices

Spanish Olympian Javier Raya has come out as gay by sharing an adorable photo of him kissing his boyfriend on Instagram. Alongside the May 23 image, ...

My Coming Out Story: You Think You're What?

Judge Kemp | Posted 06.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Judge Kemp

Recently, I asked my mother why she questioned my coming out. She said that she had always known that I was gay. As a young boy, she said, I was somewhat effeminate and would often walk around the house with my wrists draped. She wanted me to be aware of the potential challenges, disappointments, and heartache that could lie ahead for me.

Why I Celebrate Pride

Caroline Hart | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

We are still far away from full LGBT equality and acceptance which is why Laurie and I keep advocating.

When You Tell Your Girlfriend You're Gay

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

Sooner or later, every gay man has to announce to the world that he is no longer interested in women. It is a time filled with anxiety, confusion, and increased spending on strong female pop vocalists.

5 Things I Learned as a Gay Man at a Country Music Festival

Shawn Binder | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Shawn Binder

I've always viewed country music as a fringe community that I would never feel a part of. Growing up as a young gay man in the South, the connotations that "country" brings up include hearing gay slurs, being afraid, and most importantly, feeling "other."

As a Trans Woman, I'm Coming Out a Second Time to My Colleagues

Rachel Jackson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Rachel Jackson

Ten years after coming out as trans, I am working on coming out again in my professional life. I plan to be out when I apply to Family Medicine residencies this fall; I can't spend another three or four years in hiding.

Trans-Attracted Filmmaker Learns the Responsibilities That Come With Loving Trans Women

Wayne Mahon | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Mahon

So many men who are attracted to trans women can be douchebags... I should know, I was one of them. The amount of men who openly love these beautiful women is staggeringly sad, few and far between.

VideoOut: Danny Coeyman, Thriving Not Surviving

Jordan Reeves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Reeves

When I first heard about VideoOut, I immediately thought: "I wish I had this growing up." I am 33 and grew up in Florida, was kicked out at age 20 by religious parents for being gay, and even still feel that fear of abandonment in my relationships today.