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The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2015 | Gay Voices

 Trans Communities Have More Cancer Breaking: transphobia is making cancer worse. A new report from the World Health Organization found that can...

Steve And Hector's Story From The RaiseAChild.US 'Let Love Define Family' Series

Raise A Child | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

It took a health scare to begin to awaken one man. Contributing writer Beth Hallstrom shares the story of two men and their journey to fatherhood in t...

Queerview: Biggest LGBT Stories For The Week Ending July 31 2015

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live takes a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Frida...

Is Sexual Preference a Choice?

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig E. Sherman

If as a society, we accept homosexuality, then naturally, we must afford all individuals with equal rights and privileges, regardless if they freely choose a gay lifestyle or if they are compelled by genetic disposition. So why do we continue to avoid answering the fundamental question in favor of the question of genetics?

'Sweet Equality Cakes' Created As A Counter-Effort To Anti-Gay Bakery

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

The same-sex couple who were turned away by Oregon's Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery when they sought a wedding cake are teaming up with the Kansa...

Rep. David Cicilline: LGBT People Are Entitled To 'Full Equality'

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

The Equality Act,  an historic, comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill, was introduced in both the Senate and the House last week. The bill will ex...

This Heterosexual Pride Parade Could Not Have Failed Any Harder Than It Just Did

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Heterosexuals apparently weren't too prideful this weekend.  Blogger Anthony Rebello was the organizer behind the Heterosexual Parade at Sea...

Americans Become More Accepting Of Gays Every Day, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay 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...

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.

Church With Openly Gay Pastor Vandalized With 'You'll Burn'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices

  You'll burn.  Those were the words spray-painted on the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer in Augusta, Georgia, ...

Mental Illness, Societal Oppression, and My Rebuttal to Bruce Levine

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
J Nelson Aviance

In a recent piece posted on Salon.com, Bruce E. Levine made the bold statement that: For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely tol...

Rick Santorum Regrets Remarks Comparing Homosexuality To Bestiality

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Is It Okay to Out Someone?

James Owens | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices
James Owens

Over the course of my life I have come across a number of closet cases, each with their own range of reasons for hiding their true self; every excuse becoming more and more absurd with every step toward equality. Come on people, it's 2015!

BLgT USA Reflects On Its 50-State LGBTQ Equality Food Tour

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the seventh post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be sha...

Tom Daley Opens Up: 'I Always Knew I Was Attracted To Guys'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Olympic diver Tom Daley recently sat down with The Guardian for a revealing interview in which he discusses coming to terms with his gay id...

George Lopez Uses Anti-Gay Slur In Anti-Donald Trump Chant

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices

George Lopez targeted Donald Trump during a recent stand-up gig, but used an anti-gay slur during the diss.  In a performance on S...

Ted Cruz Applauds Iowa Couple Who Refused To Host A Same-Sex Wedding

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came out with a new video on Tuesday, highlighting a straight Iowa couple w...

The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community's Most Vulnerable

Colin Walmsley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Colin Walmsley

Is this to be the brave new gay world? A world in which the public face of the queer community -- the gay, the white, the cisgender and the wealthy -- take their place among society's elite, leaving the transgender, the non-white, the poor and the homeless to fend for themselves?

The Things I Kn- the Things I Think I Know

Eric Ulloa | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Eric Ulloa

If you were to strip away the layers of the gay community and try to find what it all comes down to, don't look at the core for the answer. Instead turn and look at all the layers you've ripped away and see that the answer lies in the many pieces stripped.

Ghost in the Machine

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I would agree to second and third dates with men I knew weren't going to go the distance. For the longest time, I believed that settling for a lopsided equation was the best I could do; after all, it wouldn't be easy to meet a man who wanted me, imperfections and all.

Scott Walker: 'I Don't Know' If People Are Born Gay Or If It's A Choice

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

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The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of ...

Queerview: Biggest LGBT Stories For The Week Ending July 17 2015

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live takes a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Frida...

30 Gay Men React To The Word 'Faggot'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices

 UPDATE: The video "30 Gay Men React To The Word 'Faggot'" has been removed by Cut Video. This post has been updated to reflect its removal. Gay ...

Will Marriage Open the Closet Door?

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

What happened to Terry Mutchler? In her gripping memoir, Under This Beautiful Dome, the voice I hear is weak, barely audible. This isn't the woman I know as a friend and outspoken human rights advocate.