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Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

Not one of the many specialists that I visited wanted to recognize that I was clearly struggling with an eating disorder. Eventually, when all else failed, I was diagnosed with "runners' hematuria" -- blood in the urine -- from running too many miles. "It happens to marathoners all the time," one doctor said dismissively. "It makes perfect sense."

LOOK: Lady Gaga's Surprise Concert Move For Gay Couple

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Lady Gaga offered her British fans a surprise treat when she invited Jay, whom she described as an "incredible friend" and a member of her "family," o...

Examining The 'Intolerable Levels Of Violence' Faced By Gay Jamaicans

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequent...

I'm Not Sure If I Was Sexually Assaulted Or Not: On Men And Date Rape

H. Alan Scott | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

I've never been in a situation where I thought I could be raped. I'm a big guy, strong, how could I be raped? Until the moment when my legs were in the air, totally vulnerable, looking into the eyes of a man insistent on fucking me, did I ponder, Am I in danger?

Gay Couple Allegedly Thrown Off Bus, Told They Are Not 'Real Men' For Kissing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay couple in London was allegedly kicked off of a bus this week after the driver saw the pair kissing. Jack James and his partner were reportedl...

What Happens When Gays Target Gays With Online Bullying (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-10-21-gogoboyinterruptedstill3small.pngIn the third episode of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny tries to take his mind off his job trouble with his version of meditation: group exercise. However, his calming Pilates class is interrupted when local gays let him know that people are talking about him, and not in a good way.

Notes on Crack

Robert Julian | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Julian

I am 64 and I have a boyfriend. The absurdity of this situation is not lost on me. First of all, how the hell did I get to be 64? One night I'm exiting the dance floor, all hot and sweaty, heading for the coat-check just before "last call" and in no time at all I wake up a senior citizen.

Rome's Mayor Defies Law, Makes Incredible Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Rome's mayor has made a step on the right side of history by publicly defying the country's ban on same-sex marriage. Ignazio Marino ignored the It...

LOOK: Couple Fighting Gay 'Cancer' With Their... Truck?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices

We certainly expected backlash surrounding the recent string of gay marriage rulings across the nation, but one Idaho couple's reaction seems to be a ...

What's The Number 1 Factor for Youth Avoiding Unsafe Sex?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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...

Ebola, HIV, and the Politics of Contagion

Jim Downs | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Downs

That Ebola now compels other Americans to consider the threat of a contagious virus suggests how fortunate they have been. Instead of sounding off an alarm of hysteria, they might just want to listen to how the other half lives.

This Gay Couple Shares The Beautiful Story Of How Their Family Formed

Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment spotlights Ed and Joey, who have carved out...

A Drag Queen Queers Shakespeare

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

Yes, even Shakespeare must be queered (well, it's already been done, but I'm going to do it again). And what better way to queer Shakespeare than by ...

Choose Dignity: A Call to Action

Tim'm West | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Tim'm West

When I started teaching, it never occurred to me to NOT be out in the classroom. But the big open secret in education is that many teachers across the country remain closeted, at great peril to themselves and even more so to our students.

Driver Allegedly Kicks Gay Couple Out Of Cab For Kissing, Tells Them They're Going To Hell

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

In a depressing reminder of how anti-LGBT sentiment is still engrained in much of the American psyche, a taxi driver allegedly kicked a gay Houston co...

Attackers Steal Teen's Phone, Text 'I'm Gay' To His Mom

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A 16-year-old Seattle teen was allegedly robbed of his phone by a former schoolmate and three others, who then used it to text "I'm gay" to his mother...

These 'OITNB' Stars Have An Important Queer Message For You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices

It's that time of year again -- time to take a stand against the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth by making a statement...

Another Nation Considering Russian-Style 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

(Fixes spelling in headline) By Olga Dzyubenko ALMATY, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The United States has condemned Kyrgyzstan fo...

What's the Real LGBT Health Epidemic?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.12.2014 | 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...

LOOK: Queer People Reveal Their Poignant And Profound Coming Out Stories

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated on Oct. 11, 1988, exactly one year after the historic March On Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. ...

Gay American Men Shockingly Ignorant About HIV/AIDS, Kaiser Study Finds

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

More distressing than the profound lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among the 431 adult men who participated in the survey is the fact that it reveals a startling failure -- even an absence -- of HIV education among gay and bisexual men, despite the fact that we account for the nation's highest number of those living with or at risk for HIV.

National Coming Out Day: Coming Out in Indian Country

Chelsey Luger | Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Chelsey Luger

Being gay is a unique experience. Being Native American is a unique experience. And being a gay Native person who has been able to thrive and survive and is brave enough to share a personal story of coming out in this cutthroat world is nothing short of remarkable.

How This Couple Found The Strength To Let Go Of The Foster Kids They Grew To Love

Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The couple featured in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment set out to become ad...

Christopher Isherwood Returns to Berlin

Joe Rodota | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Rodota

A year ago, it struck me that Berlin should embrace Isherwood and Bachardy. Somehow, Isherwood's achievement -- his writing, the life he shared with Bachardy, Bachardy's own work -- all needed to be reintroduced in a new and personal way to the people of Berlin.

Are New Gay Marriage Victories A Win For The LGBT Community Or A SCOTUS Fail?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates have praised this week's surprise sweep of same-sex marriage victories across the U.S. ...