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Straightsplaining and the Walls I Failed to See

Michael Salas | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Salas

I kept talking. My colleagues were getting uncomfortable. I was getting uncomfortable too, but I knew I shouldn't go silent. Society doesn't benefit when gay men yield their perspectives and worth to keep others comfortable.

Nick Jonas Responds Perfectly To Question About His Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Nick Jonas has had to deal with the public not only questioning his sexuality, but also claiming he's exploiting the gay community to further his own ...

Bro-Porn Revisited: Heterosexualizing Straight White Men's Anti-homophobia (Again)

Tristan Bridges | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Bridges

Part of the "humor" in these forms of digital activism is that these guys are so straight that no one would ever actually think they are gay. In doing so, they actually shore up heterosexual privilege -- albeit in a new and unorthodox fashion.

Americans Become More Accepting Of Gays Every Day, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. Th...

Beyonce Celebrates Pride In Awesome Remake Of Her '7/11' Video

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

All hail Queen Bey, Pride and marriage equality! Beyonce celebrated LGBT pride and SCOTUS's historical ruling for same-sex marriage with a 17-second...

An Evangelical Pastor At His First Pride Parade

Adam Phillips | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

I am sorry for the legions of people who have said, done and prayed unimaginable, exclusionary and degrading things in the name of God. I am convinced beyond a doubt God loves each and every part of us as we are created, including our sexual identities.

How to Be a Gay Ally to the 'Other Others'

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

There are many of us in the LGBT community who want allies, but do we extend ourselves to help the "other others," those people who are seemingly most unlike ourselves? Now that we as a community are gaining strength and more equality, it is time for us to become vocal and visible allies to other communities.

Naomi Campbell: 'I Owe My Life To Gay Men'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Supermodel and actress Naomi Campbell opens up about her longtime support of gay community in a new interview with GLAAD. "If it wasn't for gay me...

WATCH: The Warwick Rowers Are Back -- And More NSFW Than Ever

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Warwick Rowers, everyone's favorite naked college athletic organization and international queer allies, have released another video this week that...

LOOK: This Is What An LGBT Ally Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The queer community has come along way in the last 50 years -- and especially in the last 10 -- but we couldn't have done it on our own. To celebra...

LOOK: Nick Jonas Can't Stop Showing Off His Abs At NYC Gay Clubs

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We already know Nick Jonas is all grown up -- and now he's making his rounds at the local NYC gay clubs? First, Jonas was the special guest at NYC ...

Jessica Alba: A Teen Crush On A Bisexual Drag Queen Prompted Me To Turn Away From The Church

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Although she was a born-again Christian for four years, Jessica Alba says a teenage crush on a bisexual drag queen prompted her to distance herself fr...

The Ties That Bind Us

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

As a transgender woman I get asked by gays and lesbians quite frequently how the T fits in the LGBT, and why transgender rights should be part of the larger gay agenda. Rather than shrug off the question, I take the time to actually answer.

How the LGBT Community Has Moved Me Forward and Why I'll Always Be There for Them

Will Dailey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Will Dailey

The story of the LGBT community is a story of strength, endurance and compassion that leads all of us into this 21st century with a win for generations to come.

Arianna Huffington To Receive Huge Honor From The Trevor Project

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post and longtime supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) c...

What NOT to Do When Someone Comes Out to You

Alexander Hardy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexander Hardy

Don't discuss "your gays" like nail polish or Tamagotchis. Don't "collect" gay friends, though they may add mounds of platonic goodness to that drab life of yours. Gay friends are not your personal magical, well-dressed accessories.

LOOK: Soccer Star Shut Downs An Anti-Gay Hater In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This makes us smile. After an angry fan tweeted a homophobic slur when Major League Soccer's Mike Magee missed a penalty kick, the Chicago Fire pl...

'80s Pop Icon On Her Gay Son And Being 'Passionate' About The LGBT Community

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Belinda Carlisle, best known for her smash '80s hits like "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and "Mad About You," has always stood behind her 21-year-old so...

WATCH: Gaelic Football Star Makes Surprise Pro-Gay Statement During Victory Speech

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Irish Gaelic football star is being praised for making a progressive statement during a St. Patrick's Day match. As the BBC originally reported...

Can You Be 'Heterosexually Gay'? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you be "heterosexually gay"? Actors Christian Campbell (who shot to gay icon status with his starring role in the 1999 film Trick) and his wife A...

Fun. Member On Why Gay Issues Are Near To His Heart

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Fun. member Andrew Dost joined HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about his long-standing passion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

WWE Superstar Wants Gay Wrestlers To Come Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

John Cena stopped by Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen this week to discuss a number of topics, including the high-profile coming out ...

Miley Responds To Being Called An 'Ugly Lesbian'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Break-out star Miley Cyrus took to Twitter over the weekend to sound off on an insult the singer claims gets hurled at her quite frequently. Respon...

Oops She Did It Again: 5 Times Britney (Inadvertently?) Offended The Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Let's be real: we love Britney. Really, how can you not? And while we sincerely believe that the Princess of Pop is well meaning, that doesn't mean...

'Weird Al' Talks Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Online talk show personality and award-winning social justice activist Jeff 4 Justice spoke with "Weird Al" Yankovic about the legendary singer-satiri...