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When Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better...

Posted 07.25.2014 | 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 Are Rates Of HIV Skyrocketing For Young Gay And Bi Men?

Posted 07.25.2014 | 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...

Lesbian Couple Share Their Story Of Creating A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” installment spotlights Diane and Cherie. The couple have chosen t...

Former Meth Junkie and Drag Queen Now Gives Back to Community With 'Enlightened Tapping'

Brian Horn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Horn

Alan Davidson grew up a misfit in a small Texas town. It was the 1970s. When the counterculture was flourishing in the U.S., he felt like he'd final...

Being Gay Is Caused By A 'Putrid-Smelling Demon' That Pigs Would Reject, Minister Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Holy Fire Ministries founder Bert Farias penned an eyebrow-raising piece about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Charisma...

The Road to Equality in Media... So Far

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The world has changed a lot in the past few decades, but gay men still face violence and abuse. Anyone cognizant of current events recognizes that we haven't come far enough in trans inclusiveness, and lesbians and bisexual people still get left out in the cold too often.

It's (NOT) In The Blood

Posted 07.22.2014 | 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...

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Now THIS IS How You Apologize For An Anti-Gay Comment

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices

How do you earn back the respect of the queer community after making some pretty horrific anti-gay comments? This seems like a pretty good start. ...

Why Do Lesbians Discriminate Against One Another?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Why do some members of the lesbian community police, regulate and discriminate against one another? This is a question that filmmaker Nneka Onuorah...

WATCH: Incredible New Video Game Explores Queer Love And Loss

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A dark and groundbreaking new video game is slated to hit the market this winter that follows the experiences of one man following the death of the lo...

I Am NOT Cisgendered

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I am NOT "cisgendered." I reject that label. Why? From what I've read, "cisgendered" is a label that began in academic discourse as a way of describing people who weren't trans. But the meaning of it was akin to what we might call "normatively gendered."

Mom Accused Of Doing Horrific Things To Daughter For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A New Mexico woman could face hate crime charges after allegedly beating and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter, who identifies as a lesbian. ...

How This Lesbian Couple Is Fighting To Make Florida A Better Place For All Families

Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” installment highlights the journey of a couple from Florida who o...

5 Myths About the Single Gay Guy and One Truth

William Dameron | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

My friend Sam is a "confirmed bachelor," and I'm using air quotes as I write this. Years ago, before you could swing a dead cat in a Banana Republic without hitting an openly gay man (which I would not recommend), that was code for being gay.

In Italy, Adoption by Gay Couples Is Still Illegal

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

In Italy there's the Senate, where the Democratic Party's proposal on civil unions is set for its nth discussion. Civil unions; no one speaks of gay marriage. Can you imagine? In Italy, practically speaking, adoption does not exist.

Gays Are 'Belligerent Bullies' Who Represent A 'Tiny Little Minority' Of The U.S., According To This Pundit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer sounded off on a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center f...

'Scandal' Star Reveals What Happened When He Was Warned Not To Take Gay Role

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Sometimes ignoring bad advice is the best thing you could possibly do. Actor Tony Goldwyn learned that life lesson first-hand, when he took a role pla...

What Not to Do If You Are Dating and HIV-Positive

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

There is one surefire way of turning every future love scenario into a bloodbath, no matter how much of a match the two of you may be, and that is being HIV-positive and desperate for a date.

How Art Can Save a Life

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

As I sit here and write this, feeling scratched and worn -- a vinyl record that has seen better days -- I know all is not lost. I know I will wake up in the morning, make a cup of tea and sit at my studio desk.

How This Lesbian Police Chief Became An Unlikely Activist

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices

LATTA, S.C. (AP) — When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she feared her two...

What Does Your Online Torso Pic Really Say About You?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An award-winning queer filmmaker is producing a series of short documentary-style films that examine the dynamics surrounding modern day gay culture, ...

The Crazy Reason This Lesbian Student Got Expelled From University

Religion News Service | Greg Horton | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) A lesbian student who married her partner was expelled from an Oklahoma university one semester shy of her sports management degre...

This Town Is Re-Evaluating The Definition Of 'Family' After Turning Two Lesbian Moms Away For A Pool Pass

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A pair of Ohio-based moms are crying foul after reportedly being turned down for a family swimming pool pass in their community. WBNS Channel 10 r...

Dear TIME Magazine: Stop Telling Gay Men How to Act

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

I don't tell African-American women what to like and how to act, so please try to do the same for me. I think it's time that we celebrate each other and stop telling other groups what to like, how to act and what to do.