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Lawyer Claims 'Well-Dressed' Anti-Gay Gang Didn't Throw First Punch

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A mob that allegedly attacked a gay couple are attempting to turn the tables by claiming that the couple actually threw the first punch. Last Thurs...

The Way These Sleuths Used Social Media To Identify Alleged Anti-Gay Suspects Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

In a story telling of the times that we live in, activists have used social media to help identify a group of assailants that allegedly attacked a gay...

Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By 'Well-Dressed' Mob In Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

A Philadelphia gay couple are still reeling after allegedly being attacked and beaten in what's been described as a possible hate crime last week. ...

Is Gay Okay...In Public? Whisper's LGBT Community Reveal The Truth About PDA

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

In May, ESPN captured Michael Sam's emotional reaction after learning he'd become the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Photos and v...

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming Out as Gay

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
John Paul Brammer

Coming out was the best thing I've ever done for myself. That being said, coming out came with its fair share of struggles that I felt I had to navigate alone. To all the gay men who have just come out or are in the process of coming out, I hope this list helps make your experience a little easier.

LOOK: Anti-Gay Billboard Divides Tennessee Residents

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Residents are divided over the appearance of a controversial billboard with an anti-gay sentiment in Tennessee. As WZTV Fox 17 is reporting, the b...

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

Why Egypt's 'Gay Marriage' Arrests Are 'A Blatant Example Of A Human Rights Violation'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report welcomed Whitney Mixter from "The Real L Word" and YouTube atheist Jaclyn Glenn to discuss news the arrest of at least ...

Are LGBT College Students At A Higher Risk Of Substance Abuse?

Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

5 Things You Should Never Ask A Lesbian Mom

Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

By Shannon Ralph | The Next Family Recently, my family and I found ourselves in a rather uncomfortable situation. We had stopped into a hair salon...

'Conversion Therapy' in Indie Film Saugatuck Cures

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Ilana Rapp

The indie film stars Judith Chapman, Max Adler, and Danny Mooney. Chapman plays Maggie, the mother of Drew (played by Adler), who is gay and goes on an adventure to convert homosexuals into heterosexuals in order to raise money to help pay for his mom's cancer treatments.

Poetry With A Purpose: A Review Of A Dan Vera's 'Speaking Wiri Wiri'

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

You can intellectualize a theory, not a poem. And I am not wasting my time and brain cells trying to decode your poems, trying to figure out what you are trying to write and communicate. Poetry does not belong to the elite; it belongs to everyone.

The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information

Mark Baer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'

Hollywood May Not Be As Gay Friendly As We Hoped...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Think Hollywood is some sort of queer utopia when members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are free to be their authenti...

WATCH: 'Will And Grace' And Other LGBT Artifacts Hit The Smithsonian

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

An awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history is crucial -- and The Smithsonian is making an active effort to help queers plac...

WATCH: Anti-Gay Harlem Pastor Claims Michael Sam May Marry 9-Year-Old Boy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

He's at it again. The pastor of the ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., notorious for his anti-gay proclamations by way of his church signs, h...

Pray the Shade Away

Greg Mania | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Mania

For someone who has went from an 11-inch platinum blonde mohawk a la John Sex to black slicked-back greaser hair, going to get a drink at a gay nightclub in NYC is like trying to steal a coveted artifact from a museum in the middle of the night.

WATCH: Straight Guy Brought To Tears After Asking A Simple Question About Sexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

We hope you have your tissues handy. Last month we brought you the horrific story of a gay teen who was verbally abused, physically assaulted and k...

LOOK: 'God' Just Gave Westboro One Giant Surprise

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The Westboro Baptist Church just received another reminder that not everyone in Topeka, Kansas, shares their hatred for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Privacy, Security And GPS-Based Apps: An Inside Look From SCRUFF

Eric Silverberg | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Silverberg

The privacy and security of location-based apps has become a major concern for smartphone users around the globe. As the CEO of SCRUFF, one of the largest gay dating apps in the world, I take these reports seriously. While there are measures we have taken to protect our community, it's critical that all users understand the benefits and limitations intrinsic to location-based apps.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Marry and the "Angry Itch" Takes Over Social Media

Steven Petrow | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

Court victories aside, the newlyweds' detractors provided a focused snapshot that the road to marriage equality is not without its speed bumps -- and its opponents not without their loud voices.

LOOK: Iowa Lesbian Couple Weds After 72 Years Together

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Proving it's never too late for a white wedding, Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes were married Sept. 6 after 72 years together. As The Quad C...

Don't Call It a Comeback: The Resurgence of HIV Among Young Gay Men

Tyler Curry | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

When same-sex marriage became the singular virtual focus of the gay community, HIV virus received the break it needed to stage a comeback among gay and bisexual youth who were too busy fighting in courtrooms to worry about the bedroom.

Civil Union Delay Prompts Gay Protests In Greece

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gay rights protesters gathered outside Greece's parliament late Friday after the government said it would delay legislation al...

She Inspired Me: My Tribute to Joan Rivers

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I never met Joan Rivers; I always wanted to, but never had that special opportunity to meet her. Yet, I didn't have to meet her in person to be inspired by her. As a gay man, I always understood her humor and struggles.