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Here's What Happened When Daniel Franzese Showed Grindr To His Mom

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

“Mean Girls” and “Looking” star Daniel Franzese may be newly engaged, but he hasn’t forgotten the trials and tribulations of being a gay sin...

Before Grindr And Scruff: A Brief History Of Gay Men Finding Each Other Online

Fusion | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Over a hundred gay men descended upon the same Manhattan hotel last week for a “Scruff meet-up” of sorts, though probably not the kind you’re pi...

'Looking' Stars Reflect On Show's Legacy And The HBO Farewell Film

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Fans of “Looking” will get an overdue valentine this weekend, when the gay-themed HBO series concludes with a much-anticipated television film. Fo...

Frankly My Dear... Gay Men Marry Straight Women! Here's Why!

Rick Clemons | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides forward for LGBTQ rights, there's still a dirty little societal secret getting brushed under the rug.

Pokemon Gay

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The phenomenal success of Pokemon Go has inspired me. I have developed a new game for the gay male community that combines the best features of the augmented-reality game Pokemon Go with gay hook-up apps like Grindr. I call it Pokemon Gay.

Here's Why Anti-HIV Drugs May Not Be Reaching Those Most At Risk

Andrew M. Seaman | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Only a small proportion of gay and bisexual men who could have taken a daily pill to reduce their risk of HIV actually did so in 2014, according to a ...

A Note To My Younger Self About My Upcoming 'Dirty 30'

Matthew Rose | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Rose

Usually, I'm not a big fan of my birthdays. They historically bring to mind things going wrong in my life, things beyond my control. It has become a r...

Meeting Yourself in the Middle

Rance Collins | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

You aren't waiting to meet someone in the middle of the book. You are in the middle of your own story.

AIDS at 35: Surprising Life Lessons From Living With HIV

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Since my Post coming-out, my HIV-related writing has changed. Rather than chronicling others' stories as an outsider, I write an "inside story" of a journalist now seeing the world through the eyes of a gay man living with HIV.

Dear FDA: Overturn the Ban on Sperm Donation By Gay Men

Shannon Weber | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Shannon Weber

With current HIV testing practices, the FDA and ASRM bans on sperm donation from gay men and people who have anal sex is scientifically unfounded and discriminatory.

Black, Gay Christians Do Exist, And It's Time You Hear Us

Brent Thomas Whiteside | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
Brent Thomas Whiteside

I was lucky enough to find a relationship with God at an early age. My family owned a church, so the majority of my adolescence was spent being hauled back and forth to every church service you can imagine.

Nick Jonas 'Would Be Lying' If He Said He Hasn't Had Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Queer Voices

Nick Jonas has said he has no time for accusations of "gay baiting," but the rampant media speculation over his sexuality shows no signs of slowing do...

Gay Men & Body Image

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Why might we simultaneously feel attracted to and in competition with other gay mens bodies?

Gay Men's Book Groups

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Stanley Ely

The idea for a gay men's book group has been a victim of its own success: there are now so many men who want to come that a cap is sometimes put on the number invited.

Gay Couple Stands Up To Neo-Nazi, Homophobic Mob With A Kiss

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices

A pair of gay Spaniards stood up to a homophobic mob... with a kiss. David Fernández and Gregor Eistert were strolling around the Plaza del Dos de Ma...

A Sexy, Salty And Sad Look At One Of Fire Island's Most Legendary Events

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

Photographer Susan Kravitz has captured one of Fire Island's best-known annual events for posterity in a dazzling coffee table book. Mascara, Mirth &...

Grindr and the Evolution of the Hookup: The Pleasures... and Perils... of Online Gay Dating

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Back in my day, it was a lot tougher and riskier to find someone who wanted to have sex with us. There were no apps like Grindr for gay hookups, and we had to resort to all sorts of crazy behaviors to first discover, and then fulfill our desires.

Sex and the Single Married Man

David Toussaint | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

Nowadays I'm bombarded with date and hook-up requests from devoted, loving, legal male partners with children and country homes and happy Instagram holiday photos, and an appetite for single-man sex as big as their stock portfolios. But is it worth it?

What This Gay Eating Disorder Survivor Has Learned From His Struggle

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Eric Dorsa hopes that sharing his struggles with an eating disorder will shed light on what he sees as an often-overlooked issue in the gay community....

The Rejection of Confidence

Rance Collins | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

Search for the connections in life. Persevere through the rejections. I think somewhere in the middle is where you, and I, will ultimately find that long-awaited confidence.

The LA Melancholia Syndrome

Rance Collins | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

There's a condition in Los Angeles that affects one in one person who chooses to inhabit the disjointed Mecca.

Get Ready For A Sexy, Gay Take On 'Meatballs In Spanish Sauce'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Everyone’s favorite cooking bear, Adrian De Berardinis, heads to Spain in the first installment of the travel edition of his popular cooking web ser...

Porn Is Not a Public Health Crisis for Gay Men: Then Why Is It for Straight People?

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

What I mostly find in my practice with heterosexual couples is that it is not the porn itself that is the problem, rather the reaction to it by both the partner who views porn, and/or the spouse.

Gay Twins Reveal How They Came Out... To One Another

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Last year, YouTube personalities Austin and Aaron Rhodes shot to viral fame when they filmed a video of themselves both coming out as gay to their fat...

Gay Men and the Need to Perform

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 04.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Knowing how to take the mask off and live more authentically isn't easy especially for us gay men who learned early on to fit in by being someone else.