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When You're the Secret Boyfriend

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
John Paul Brammer

Logically, the answer is simple: Don't get involved with someone who isn't willing to be seen with you in public. And in a perfect world, I think that's what I would have done before I allowed myself to become the "secret boyfriend." But as anyone who has ever been in love will tell you, sometimes logic goes out the window.

Check Out This Awesome Response To The White Sox Being Attacked For Supporting LGBT Fans

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Here's an inspiring response to what turned out to be a disappointing (but depressingly familiar) scenario. In August, the White Sox announced that...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Anti-Gay Baker Brought To Tears Over Bakery Closing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay baker Melissa Klein cried at the Values Voter Summit last week over the closing of her business after she and her husband, Aaron, faced sever...

LOOK: Major Newspaper Publishes Disgusting Full Page Anti-Transgender Ad

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Minnesota's largest newspaper is coming under fire for the decision to publish a full-page anti-transgender ad from the Minnesota Child Protection Lea...

My Happiest Life Moment: Finding Out My (Gay) Wife Was Pregnant

Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices

By Pleasure Mechanics for YourTango.com My happiest moment happened in an unlikely place: a bathroom. On a cold winter morning, I waited with my wi...

Here's What Happens When A Spouse Who Identified As Straight Comes Out As LGBT

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

With celebrities and other public figures speaking freely about their sexuality in subtle and understated ways, coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

The Gay Blood Ban That Keeps on Chugging. And Discriminating. And Killing.

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

This issue is about discrimination. This issue about saving lives (1.8 million lives, apparently!). This issue is about doing the right thing. And yet, we can't seem to figure out how to arrive at that place where we discard this hateful, deadly ban.

You're Invited To This Gay Couple's Countryside Wedding -- And It's Beautiful

Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Get the tissues ready! In this adorable video documenting the wedding of gay couple Matthew and Tom, the viewer is transported to the idyllic count...

Texas Foundation Stands by Giving Community Grant to Anti-Gay Ministry

Tyler Curry | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

When it comes to the people of North Texas, the phrase "go big or go home" certainly applies, and especially when it comes to their pocketbooks. Last ...

On Being a Gay Uncle

Paul Florez | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

Last year, my fiancé's sister, Julie, gave birth to a beautiful red-headed girl named Mira Celeste, and it was then I found myself taking on the role of uncle. And with that new role came a slew of fears I wasn't ready for.

Meet Ted And Xavier's Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment follows the story of Ted Gottis and Xavier ...

RuPaul And Drag Queens Offer Response To Facebook 'Real Name' Policy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

It looks like the Facebook "real name" policy is here to stay -- and artists and performers from all over the globe are not happy about it. Over th...

The Olympics Just Got A Whole Lot More LGBT-Friendly

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

In an amazing move for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes everywhere, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken steps to...

Catholic Parish Divided Over Priest's Decision To Ban Married Gay Couple From Receiving Communion

The Associated Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay co...

A Surprise Dip In Support For Gay Marriage Nationwide

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Support for gay marriage among Americans has dipped slightly below 50 percent, the Pew Research Center found in a survey release...

Could Support For Gay Marriage Be Leveling Off Nationwide?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Could national support for same-sex marriage be leveling off after years of being on the upswing? The Associated Press is reporting that a newly-re...

Gay Nightlife Promoter Sparks Controversy With ISIS 'Parody' Images

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Israeli nightlife promoters have sparked international controversy after using images that appear to mock the militant Islamic State to publicize a ga...

WATCH: Here's One 'Ex-Gay' Couple You're Actually Supposed To Laugh At

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

'Ex-Gay' therapy is perhaps one of the biggest threats to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in America -- and what better way to ske...

After Alleged Nude Pic Leaks, One Direction Star Addresses Gay Rumors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

People love to speculate about the sexuality of the members of boy band One Direction -- and a recent nude photo leak seems to have fed rumors. La...

NPH Reveals Why He Married David Burtka

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Neil Patrick Harris says he and new husband David Burtka were "not trying to elicit any kind of reaction from anyone" when they decided to tie the kno...

The Moment I Knew I Was LGBT

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices

For some, it was a scene in a movie, TV sitcom or music video. For others, it was a top-secret crush during recess or a pal's slumber party. As pa...

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

Why Allowing Gay Men To Donate Blood Could Have A MASSIVE Impact

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of ava...

'We've Always Been Married In Our Hearts'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

When Vivian Boyack And Alice "Nonie" Dubes got married this month after 72 years together, it completely melted our hearts. Now, in a new Des Moine...