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Kids These Days

Michael LaMasa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

Nicky was in the middle of a math worksheet when he noticed the ring on my left ring finger. He looked at my ring and looked up at me and asked if I was married. I was engaged at the time and explained that to him, saying that I would be married soon. He squinted his eyes and said, "So you have a girlfriend." I froze. Was I about to come out to a 7-year-old?

'Father Hunger' Doesn't Mean You're Gay

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

I know that I am inviting controversy by claiming that some straight men seek sex with men, especially because I have found that "father hunger" can be a contributing factor. However, there is a world of difference between what I am claiming and what the reparative therapists claim.

LOOK: Here's An Awesome Way You Can Help Combat HIV Stigma

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

HIV stigma needs to be a thing of the past, and there's an awesome way you can help change public perception. For the fifth year in a row, Positive...

Dan Savage Should Be Sent To Iraq With Westboro Baptist Church, Conservative Columnist Claims

Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

World Net Daily video columnist Molotov Mitchell has responded to comedian Adam Hills' suggestion of sending Westboro Baptist Church members off to Ir...

Using Sex to Sell HIV Prevention

Tyler Curry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

The idea is that using healthy, sexual images in HIV messaging will dilute the fear of contracting the virus and further increase the risk of infection for my peers and the younger gay men on the up and up. On its face, this argument makes sense. But make no mistake: It is completely and fundamentally flawed.

PrEP'd and Ready

Michael LaMasa | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

PrEP has magnificent potential to prevent infection. It has the potential to provide many with a chance at a more comfortable life, but I would encourage the gay population to be responsible and remember that none of us are invincible, no matter what powers we think we possess.

WATCH: Preacher Calls For Amendment That Would Sentence Gays To Hard Labor In Prison

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Preacher Michael V. Wilson is making the blogosphere rounds after posting a disturbing video of himself calling for gays to be imprisoned and sentence...

Revisiting States of Desire

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

His insouciant and poignant travelogue, States of Desire, is a description of gay life in all the major cities of the United States in the late 1970's before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic.

How Do LGBT Americans Rate Their Lives Against Their Straight Counterparts?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

A new Gallup poll is shedding insight into the well-being of America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and the results are an...

How Stress Is Killing Lesbian, Gay And Bisexual People

Posted 08.24.2014 | 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...

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 08.22.2014 | Gay 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...

This Is The Beautiful True Story Of How One Gay Couple Created Their Family

Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family™” installment highlights the joys of Adoption Day for Scott Sparks,...

The Muscular Elephant in the Room: Gay Men and Steroid Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

The title's muscular elephant is not a pun; it's purely proverbial: We don't talk about anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) abuse in gay men, but we know it's there.

Are You Ready For The 'ARMAGAYDDON'?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for the "ARMAGAYDDON"? This is a question asked by Irish activist group LGBT Noise, who are comedically aiming to raise awareness sur...

Social Media's New Dark 'Secret'

Michael LaMasa | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

Bullying and taunting follow people through their entire lives, and it's not just a problem for our children. Just ask the drag queen who was brought to tears onstage during a late-night cabaret show in New York when discussing recent anonymous attacks against her on Secret. Who benefits from that?

The Amazing Way This Woman Reacted When Her Husband Came Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Evelyn Bonilla joined HuffPost Live to share the very personal story of how she reacted when her ex-husband, Henry Veguilla, came out as gay. Boni...

Could NYC's Plaza Hotel Come Under Anti-Gay New Ownership?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

UPDATE Aug. 19: A spokesperson for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed the original Wall Street Journal report in an email cited by Reuters. "Neither ...

Great News On Trans Health

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.17.2014 | 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...

Why This Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Just Received A Prison Sentence

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Family members, friends and a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the alleged victim of an ...

Check Out This Unique Campaign For LGBT People In Nations Where Pride Events Are Banned

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Prague Pride is honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents in countries where pride parades and other celebrations are illegal w...

Grammy-Winner Estelle: Being Told I Couldn't Make It Helped Me Understand LGBT Struggles

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Warning to small-minded people: Don't mess with Estelle's gay fans! With choice words for the narrow points-of-view which "seem to run the world," the Grammy-winning singer admitted negative attitudes toward the LGBT community "really bug" her.

This Is The Story Of One Gay Couple's Journey To Building Their Dream Family

Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” installment spotlights the journey of “older” prospective ...

What If Jesus Was Gay?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What if Jesus was gay? This is the premise of Terrence McNally's controversial play, "Corpus Christi," that originally appeared at the Manhattan Th...

Gay Man Suing Doctor After His 'Homosexual Behavior' Is Diagnosed As 'Chronic Problem'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Someone must have missed the memo that same-sex attraction isn't classifiable as a medical disorder anymore -- and hasn't been for 40 years. Last y...

WATCH: Lady Gaga Reads Crowd A Letter From A Lesbian Fan

Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Lady Gaga is still as lovingly dedicated to her fans as ever. Mother Monster took a moment during some downtime between songs at her Vancouver show...