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'I Lost Everything Within A Day' Of Disclosing HIV Status

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Cody Walker was in a relationship and had a great new job. But then he got his diagnosis that he was HIV positive and he lost everything.

Dear Black People: A Word from a Gay Black Man

Donovan Thompson | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

Being black and gay is one of the most unique and undesired perspectives to have, but it's mine. I have a problem with a community that I belong to, love and support choosing not to fully embrace me because I was born just as gay as I was black.

The Problematic Case of Danny Pintauro

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

It would have been one thing if he was suddenly putting himself forward as the poster-child for the dangers of oral sex, which aren't currently part of the health class curriculum. Instead, he did the opposite, minimizing this detail with the horrid summary statement of "it's that easy."

Kanye West Thinks He Is Discriminated Against For Not Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Kanye West said he faced discrimination in the fashion industry because he is not gay.  The rapper made the comments during a nearly two -hour l...

How This New Play Found Comedy In A 'Scary' Time For LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Broadway and television actor Christopher J. Hanke sees his new theatrical project, "Perfect Arrangement," as an opportunity to "dive into a scary mo...

For The Love of Sex (and Relationships)

Barrett Pall | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

I think we need to start reexamining what it means to be in a modern relationship that is all encompassing of who we are as an evolved society. We live longer, we get married later, we have infinite ways of connecting.

One Year Later, Gay Teen Reflects On Family's Horrifyingly Violent Reaction To Coming Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.04.2015 | Gay Voices

One year after a disturbing video documenting a family's reaction to a gay man's coming out went viral, the victim on the receiving end of t...

The Pope and Kim Davis PR Nightmare Needs More of the Golden Rule, Less of The 9th Commandment

Cathy Renna | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Cathy Renna

The Vatican allowed Kim Davis to dominate the message and prompt reaction from LGBT Catholics groups that no longer jibes with what they are saying really happened. Private meeting? I doubt he even knew who she was.

Nick Jonas Explains Why He Keeps Choosing Gay Roles

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Nick Jonas has played two young gay men on TV this year, but the 23-year-old actor says there's more to what motivates his choices than a character's...

Should We Cut Azealia Banks Slack For Using A Gay Slur?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices

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

How LGBT History Can Inspire Hope, Support Health, and Even Prevent HIV

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

We are heirs of what I call "LGBT America's heroic legacy," the acts and words of men and women who chose to stand up for their humanity, integrity, and fully equal American citizenship -- rather than accept the shame and silence they were told was their lot in life for being "different."

Send Help! I'm Being Held Captive in a Place Called the "Friendzone."

Benjamin O'Keefe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin O'Keefe

You know when you meet someone and you instantly click? They give you butterflies when you see their face. You say cheesy and romantic things to each other not to be cheesy and romantic but because they are the only words that seem to make sense to say when you're around them.

Whoops! Pizzeria That Refused To Cater Gay Weddings Just Catered A Gay Wedding

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Remember Memories Pizza, the Indiana restaurant that refused to serve same-sex couples at their weddings using the defense of Indiana's controver...

Azealia Banks Compares The LGBT Community To 'Gay White KKK's'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices

(Note: The following story includes graphic language.) Azealia Banks compared the LGBT community to "gay white KKK's" in a recent tweet days afte...

Paging Dr. Ben Carson: Homophobia Calling

David Bedrick | Posted 09.28.2015 | Gay Voices
David Bedrick

Carson's thinking is not just wrong-headed, it is dangerous. Being looked upon as an illness, as a danger, destroys the soul of a person, teaching them to not trust their own thinking, their own feelings and desires, their own spirit -- their spiritual and moral rightness.

Pastor Has Epic Freakout When He's Protested For His Hate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Harlem hate pastor James Manning is back again -- this time throwing an epic tantrum on the steps of his religious institution. On Tuesday, ...

LGBTQ Literature Creates Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

When LGBTQ literature is taught, read and analyzed in the community college English classroom, the clear message is that it is important enough to study and to include in the curriculum; therefore, LGBTQ people must be important enough to be considered as human beings and citizens.

1323 John Street

RJ Martin | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
RJ Martin

In spite of all of the hopeful frenzy among the LGBT Catholic community about what the Pope may or may not say while on the gayest island anywhere other than Fire Island in July, I confess I remained circumspect.

Nick Jonas 'Honored' To Play Gay Character On 'Scream Queens'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices

The "Scream Queens" cast may be stacked with stars, but Nick Jonas stands out playing gay frat brother Boone.  "Boone is very intense. He's got ...

When Bigots Freaked Out About Rainbow Doritos, This Man Had A Brilliant Response

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Sometimes, anti-LGBT behavior is so bigoted that all you can do it make fun of it and turn it into spectacle to make people aware that it (still) exis...

Azealia Banks Calls Flight Attendant Anti-Gay Slur During On-Plane Incident

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.22.2015 | Gay Voices

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HIV Hasn't Gone Away. Here's How You Can Make A Difference.

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2015 | Gay Voices

What is life like living with HIV? In 2015, hopefully the reality is that it isn't that much different for from those who identify as HIV-negative. Ho...

Stop Hoping for More and Start Hoping for the One

JD Stewart | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
JD Stewart

I am most certainly not the first, nor will I be the last to feel this way. But my main question is: Where is this diverse and accepting gay community that people led me to believe existed here? We are now in a world where we have over 100 choices at our fingertips and still, we want more.

BLgT USA Reflects On Their National Tour For LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the ninth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding BLgT USA - the first 50-state food tour for equality. We'll be shar...

Tom Hardy Slams Reporter's 'Disrespectful' Question About His Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices

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