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Retraction Of Major Gay Marriage Study Underlines The Need For Greater Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The retraction of a major gay marriage study highlights polling's "secrecy problem," as well as the relevance of a newly launched transparency initiat...

Here's What It's Like To Be Queer In Singapore

Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Dating Confessions of an Approval Junkie

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

"So, what happens if you get the job you applied for in Pennsylvania?" I asked, taking a sharp turn away from the light and flirty conversation that made my second date with Alex so pleasantly compelling.

The First 50 State Food Tour For Equality Is Here!

Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the first post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50 state food tour. Each week, we'll be sharing update...

Do Tops And Bottoms Have Different Risks When It Comes To HIV?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If you're a gay man, there may be different levels of risk to contracting HIV based on the kind of sex that you have. #AskTheHIVDoc is a new web se...

A New Ireland Has Been Born

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

The yes vote has inspired a generation just as Ireland prepares to commemorate the 1916 rising. It has shown us what is possible when we dare to dream and realise our huge power to change reality no matter how impossible it might seem.

Could Pregnancy Be A Way For Queer Teens To Avoid Bullying?

Posted 05.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

White Dads, Black Kids: Living Diversity in an Independent School

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

The following post was originally given as a talk at the annual meeting of Early Steps, "A Voice for Diversity in NYC Independent Schools," May 13, 20...

What Is Gay Life Really Like In Luxembourg?

Posted 05.22.2015 | 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...

Watch What Happens When A 'Heterophobic' Taxi Driver Takes The Wheel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices

International taxi app Hailo recently got creative in its support of same-sex marriage in Ireland, and the result is positively cheeky. In the vi...

The Bleeding Red Pustules of Courage

Matthew Terrell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

We accept the risks of this battle, and believe martyrdom is the highest calling for us warriors. This battle will not be over until every gay man in America has an uncurable sexually transmitted disease! We are ready to fight.

This App Is Trying To Build The Biggest Online, All-Inclusive Queer Community

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Queer community building in 2015 happens, more than ever before, in an online context. In light of this, a new app called "Q" aims to create the bi...

How This Gay Rodeo Is Shaking Up Arkansas

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 20 (Reuters) - On a clear Arkansas spring afternoon after a day of horse riding, Wade Earp sigh...

A Few Lessons On Same-Sex Marriage -- And Divorce

Religion News Service | RICHARD WOLF | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

BOSTON — Same-­sex marriage is so last decade in Massachusetts. These days, the earliest pioneers in gay and lesbian matrimony are demonstrating ho...

How Living With A Foster Family Landed This Lesbian In 'Ex-Gay' Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In an interview with HuffPost Live this week, FosterClub member Emily Brunelle recalled how living with foster parents in lieu of her biological famil...

Mom's Reaction To Her Daughter Coming Out Is Absolutely Perfect

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

Everyone's coming out is different. For 22-year-old Bri Johnson, her lesbian identity didn't seem to be a huge surprise for her mother -- as we can...

This Lesbian Couple Thought They'd Found The Perfect Engagement Ring. Then, This Happened.

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

A pair of lesbian brides-to-be were shocked to discover that the owner of a jewelry store displayed a sign opposing same-sex marriage -- just months a...

Are Your Gay Friends Making You Poor?

David Rae | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Tip of the week: Know what you can afford and don't be afraid to say no. You can always say yes later when your financial planning pays off with some big dividends.

Attacking a Gay Engineer Won't Un-Crash That Train

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.18.2015 | Media
H. Alan Scott

We're all more than a headline, or a tweet, or a 15-second Instagram video. We're human, made up of different ideas and experiences that shape who we are. By focusing on one event, and especially one aspect of a person, we're using this judgment as an answer to the problem, or worse, flat out discrimination.

Gay Activists Detained By Police At Russian Flash Mob

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW, May 17 (Reuters) - Russian police detained 17 protesters on Sunday as they gathered in central Moscow to release colorful balloons into the ...

Here's Why We Should ALL Be Getting Our HPV Vaccines

Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

This Guy's Mom Doesn't Approve Of His Sexuality. His Response Is Awesome.

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Like a lot of queer people, Daniel K. Isaac has a complicated relationship with his mother, Esther. Esther is a devoutly religious Korean-American ...

Gay Friendly Summer Vacation: Pensacola, Florida

Eddie Parsons | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

Pensacola is a beach destination that has grown in popularity among those from the surrounding areas, but it still has a small town charm that will have you checking out property in the area before you leave.

Unzipped Episode 4: 'The Condom Broke' (VIDEO)

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

From condoms breaking to anonymous sex, Zakh, Eric, Ronnie and Anthony talk about what sometimes keeps them up at night and what the actions they can never take back.

Proposed FDA Blood Donation Policy Perpetuates Stereotypes and Stigma

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The FDA's proposed policy change for blood donations by gay and bisexual men--from lifetime deferral to eligibility after a year of sexual abstinence--still makes no sense and will continue to stigmatize gay men.