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5 Reasons You Should Trade in Your Apps for a Real Matchmaker

Donovan Thompson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

I'm on a quest to help highlight the issues within our community that continue to both harm and divide us. Dating is no exception. I am convinced that many of the apps we use to connect are doing us a huge disservice.

Pat Robertson Applauds Man Who Barred Grandson's Boyfriend From Thanksgiving Dinner

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Pat Robertson is gearing up for the holidays by expressing more anti-gay rhetoric.  The conservative televangelist praised a "700 Club"...

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

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay 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 06.10.2015 | Gay 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.

Don't Call Me Daddy: Loving Someone 25 Years Younger

Blair Fell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Blair Fell

He would also edit my writing, organize my closets and plan adventurous weekends at outer-borough museums and trips to Hindu temples. He was, in short, my dream man. So could a real committed relationship work?

I Never Knew My First Boyfriend

Ian Oriol | Posted 05.26.2015 | Teen
Ian Oriol

The first month was bliss, and I truly mean it. Your first love blinds and cripples you. Everything is seen and done under a shiny filter and eerie carnival music; and you don't realize how fake the memories are until when the memories are all you have left.

How Loving A Transgender Man In My 50s Changed My Life

Pamela Madsen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

For most of my life, I identified as 'straight'. I married young and had kids. Then I met Mac. Mac was my earthquake. Loving a transgender man has rewired my brain and changed how I look at sexuality and the world.

He Told His Boyfriend, 'I Love You.' His Boyfriend's Response Brought Him to Tears. (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Michael Coulter left Flint, Michigan, and went to college, he "met more gay people in one hour" than he had in his entire life. But there was one who caught his eye, and that boy would become his first love. As the school year continued, Michael's feelings only grew stronger, and with summer break approaching, he felt like he was ready to share his feelings.

What Does It Take To Make A Long-Term Relationship Last?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices

In an age where immediate satisfaction and self gratification seem to permeate our culture, what does the long-term relationship look like in 2015? ...

WATCH: How To Know When To Move On From Your Relationship

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-02-03-ScreenShot20150203at4.00.04AMsmall.jpgIn my latest video on relationships, I speak about how to effectively figure out when it's time to move on from a relationship and how to do it in the name of love. I describe how we can know where our stuff ends and our partner's begins, as well as the unique challenges that can come up for gay men when it comes to drawing the distinction.

24 Questions About Gay Polyamorous Relationships You Wanted to Ask But Were Too Polite To

Edward Yaeger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Edward Yaeger

I asked Jason if I could write about their relationship, with an emphasis on its mechanics (i.e., the day-to-day), which, based on my biased, statistically unsound research among friends on Facebook, seemed to be what many people were most interested in.

Once You're in a Relationship, How Do You Keep Love Alive? (VIDEO)

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-01-24-matthewdempseykeepinglovealivesmall.jpgRelationships can feel incredible at the start and quickly turn heated or bland at best. All we want is to just reclaim the love we once felt, but something that seems so simple can feel like moving mountains.

Finding Love: How You Can Get Ready (VIDEO)

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay 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.

The Relationship You Wish You Had

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Gelwicks

Undeniably good-looking and unquestionably charming, Mark Miller and Ethan Hethcote have captured hearts around the world.

My Ex Is My Best Friend: Friends for Life!

Robert Levithan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Christo and I were each other's "number one" for five years; then we were "exes with benefits"; now we are "friends for life." The majority of my best friends are my former partners and lovers. This surprises some people.

Gay In Theory

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Gelwicks

Last spring, I invited a guy to my Indiana college fraternity's formal. I realized, though, that my fraternity brothers had never actually seen me with another guy. To them, I was "gay in theory." Would they be as accepting when they saw me dancing beard-to-beard with my date?

A Conversation on Lesbian Marriage

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Hamm

After 28 years together Kim and Renate celebrated their legal marriage in the fall of 2013 and remain passionately thoughtful and engaged in questions of coming out, falling in love and helping couples move from the first blush, butterflies and excitement of a new relationship to the mutual respect, understanding and intimacy that grows after years of togetherness.

Sex, Intimacy, and Being Gay

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

Sex seems central to intimate and romantic relationships. If it is a means of intimate communication, and communication is the secret to a lasting and healthy relationship, why don't we gay men talk about it that way more often?

Gay Dating: The Top (And Bottom) Of It All

Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: Huffington Post Gay Voices is a media sponsor for Pace University and ProofPilot's study, "How We Date, Have Sex, and Form Relationships Today."...

Why Being Gay Makes This Man Appreciate Women

Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for Being a gay man does not make me feel less manly or more feminine. All it does it make me more appreciative of w...

How To Get Over Your First (Gay) Breakup

Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for There's nothing like the first time. First kiss, first intertwining of hands and of course first sex (even if it...

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

Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

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

What's The Best Way To Navigate The Hook-Up?

Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: Huffington Post Gay Voices is a media sponsor for Pace University and ProofPilot's study, "How We Date, Have Sex, and Form Relationships Today."...

Let's Be the Love Our Community Needs Us to Be

Josh Hersh | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

The truth is, we can't change other people. This is an idea we as gay men would be wise to embrace. If the way another gay man acts is getting you down, upset or sends you into a fit of frustration and fury, it's time to change your thinking.

Why You Shouldn't Buy My Gay Wedding Book

David Toussaint | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

Let's be clear: I hope that my last wedding book, The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning, goes on to sell a zillion copies and people refer to ...