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Bold Graphic Novel Highlights the Struggle of Gay Love in Iran

OutRight Action International | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
OutRight Action International

Coming out is never easy, especially when there is a real fear of being rejected by your family, or worse, risking violence or harassment. This is the start of Yousef & Farhad's journey -- the first installment in a groundbreaking graphic novel web series created in a partnership between the LGBTIQ human rights organization OutRight Action International and the artists Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib. Though in many ways a classic love story with all of its poetry, challenges and triumphs, the relationship between two gay men in Iran is rarely a simple romance.

'Hello Mr.' Wants To Help You Say 'Hello Love' This Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and if you're a "man who dates men" (or just someone who likes to dance your rump off) and you're in New York Cit...

Photographer Made It Her Mission To Chronicle Long-Term Love Of Gay Couples

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts

The photograph above captures Chris and Cris, a 23-year-old college graduate and a 28-year-old freelance photographer, approximately six months in...

Gay Teens Fall In Love In Dustin Lance Black's Short Film For Coca-Cola

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A compelling short film by Dustin Lance Black takes a look at young, queer romance and the choices teens have today in responding to those w...

What Happens When Gay Men Miss Out on "Junior High Drama"

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Like many gay men, Jose Reyes didn't have much experience dating guys until he was a little older. When he was 25, he had his first date and kiss with another guy at a conference in graduate school. Jose remembers the exciting experience.

In Search of the Unicorn

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

In a city where there are millions of people who can cross your path at any moment, I can't help but feel extremely lonely sometimes. To feel alone would be one thing, but to feel lonely holds a much different set of emotions. I yearn for the companionship of someone who likes me, and maybe even loves me.

Millennials, Let's Not Kill Black Love

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

When I hear a 13-year-old girl at the grocery store say she won't ever get married because he will get her "pregnant and leave," we have developed a wall of improper misjudgment for any man of color she plans to forever date.

This Gay Couple Shows How Love Can Overcome Bigotry

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Thorsten Middelhof and Naparuj Mond Kaendi have been in a long-distance relationship for two and a half years, bridging the gap between Thorsten’s h...

This Man Recalls The Complexity Of Being Gay In Germany During The Mid-20th Century

HuffPost Germany | David Berger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: This article was written in cooperation with gaystream.info – the gay online portal for news, discussions and lifestyle articles. It was publi...

Finding Love: How You Can Get Ready (VIDEO)

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-01-17-matthewjdempseyfindinglovesmall.jpgStruggling to meet the right person and have a relationship that clicks for the long haul? You've dated enough to get a sense of what you're after, yet you keep coming up against the same relationship issues and beating your head against the wall.

Am I Good Enough?

Michael McNair | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael McNair

All of those things that we believe to add value to our lives should only be applied to our lives for the sake of our own desire and love for them, not because of what we perceive someone else to desire from us.

Overcoming Desperation for Connection, Love and Marriage

Paul Katz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Katz

The fact that I couldn't put aside my sense of loneliness in order to be or feel happy for others scared the crap out of me. That is not who I am or who I want to be.

Let's All Start Kissing In Public A LOT More!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A brilliant new campaign is encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples to show their affection for one another proudly and shar...

Here's 'Why Gay Men Don't Believe In Love'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By David Cruz for YourTango.com David Cruz of Bravo's 'Millionaire Matchmaker' examines the gay community's cynicism toward love. When I was ve...

The Joy of Gay Sex, Michael Sam and Biblical Literalism: Let's Not Take It Lying Down

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

For everyone's sake, it's long past time to stop claiming that right-wing Christian revulsion in response to same-sex romantic love has anything to do with the Bible. Nothing in scriptures prohibits a kiss between two men.

7 Men You Can Never Date

Ken Zachmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ken Zachmann

Before you fall hook, line and sinker, take a minute and make sure you're thinking with both your head and your hormones. Trust me here. I've done the research.

Gay Wedding Cake Cuts Deep

Peter Monn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Monn

I'm not a big believer in protesting establishments who refuse gays' rights to services based on religious beliefs. I think they have a right to their beliefs. I'm not God and they can do as they choose. But this is much deeper than wedding cake.

A Gay Love Letter Inspired by Phil Robertson

Thom Senzee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

Let me explain in pure prose -- a love letter, even -- the beauty of gay attraction as I've known it with absolutely no consideration of the body part that, according to Mr. Robertson's base obsession, must be what I long for and what must make me gay.

Falling in Love, Again

Paul Florez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Florez

It's hard to accept when a relationship has ended, and it's even harder to let someone go. In the fall of 2010, I had broken up with my boyfriend of seven years, and after months of solitude and grief, I was convinced that I was incapable of falling in love again.

Mastering in Love: LGBT Dating and the Journey to the Ring

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Marlin

Instead of dating to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, date to learn more about yourself and what makes you happy. Make it less about getting the ring and more about discovering what makes you want to give someone a ring. And use each relationship to hone in on what your ideal life will be like.

I Choose You

Cornelia Powell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cornelia Powell

"Few of us marry as our hearts guide," spoke Queen Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days. I don't know if the real 16th-century queen said those words, but the notion of marrying for love is fairly recent in historical terms, and even the notion of love itself has changed.

Understanding Love

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

During the brief moments when we were apart, both of us were hurt and angered that we were not taken as seriously as we would be if one of us were female. We, as virtually any queer person, are hurt and angered that we were, and still are, up for debate. We didn't need to be part of any debate.

The Knight in Shining Armor Is Dead -- Long Live the Knight

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

Gays also are hopelessly romantic and dream of the perfect guy. We want him so much that we end up being never content with the ones we meet. Thinking that there must be another one to come, we tend to spend little effort on the relationships that are actually in our grasp.

Famous Love Advice This Valentine's Day

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

This Valentine's Day, let's celebrate our freedom to love and pay tribute to those brave souls who helped pave the way. Here are famous quotations about love from some of the most famous literary queers.

WATCH: 'Gwissues' Valentine's Day Episode -- Finding Love Online

Howard Bragman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Howard Bragman

With Valentine's Day upon us, I and my guest panelists, Dr. Mike Dow, Chase Whiteside and Tammy Shaklee, discuss the differences between finding love online and offline. We also further assess "meeting one's mate" on gay-friendly social media sites and apps.