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Lesbian Truthtellers Write Books to Take Home With You: Essayist Judith Witherow and Novelist Renee Bess

Janet Mason | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

I was reminded of the quote from the late poet Muriel Rukeyser -- ''What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open'' -- when I read Judith K. Witherow's collection of essays, Strong Enough To Bend.

Round Two: India's LGBT Community Tries Again To Strike Anti-Gay Law

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices

India’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear pleas against the controversial sodomy law that recently re-criminalized gay sex. In July 2009, the Delh...

800 Million Voters in World's Biggest Election: Are Gay Rights on the Ballot?

Nish Gera | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

In past Indian elections, gay rights haven't even been a peripheral issue. This time around, they are an issue. But the good news, unfortunately, stops there. It is, at best, only a peripheral issue.

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

Q&A With Cougar Town, Spin City and Scrubs Producer Randall Winston

Robert Gagnier | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Gagnier

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with television producer and director Randall Winston, who spoke about his recently shot Rob Lowe pilot, Lupus, and being openly gay in Hollywood.

How 'Free to Be' Heralded the Most Successful Revolution of Our -- or Any -- Era

Michael Kimmel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Michael Kimmel

In fact, "Free to Be" heralded, announced and championed the most dramatic and most rapid transformation of gender relations in our nation's history. Today, we are, in the U.S., incontestably more gender equal than we have ever been. Don't believe me? Look around your workplace.

Dear Andrew Sullivan, 'Left-Liberal Intolerance' Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

According to Sullivan, the gay mafia has struck again, destroying a man and bringing him down because he would not conform to its thinking.

'The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray', 'Foolish Hearts': Gay Love and Marriage?

Janet Mason | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.

An Open Letter to Pat Robertson

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Your negative words penetrate the ear of a mother or father or grandmother who might have a family member struggling with the courage to be himself.

An Evolved Opinion on Truvada

David Duran | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

It's 2014, and as opinions on a variety of subjects change and evolve, I'm not ashamed to say that I might have come off a bit conservative in my thoughts regarding how PrEP is used.

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

Lila Shapiro

Alabama's Openly Gay Lawmaker Discusses Reelection, GOP Colleagues And Why She'd Never Leave Her State

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

This winter hasn't been a great one for LGBT rights in the South. Even as public opinion continues to shift toward marriage equality, and as courts ar...

Experimental Poetry and a Good Old-fashioned Mystery: Lesbian Staples to Live By

Janet Mason | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Like most mystery writers, if not all, Timberlake, uses her plotlines to explore a backdrop of interest to her.

Lila Shapiro

Leading Gay Marriage Opponent On Losing The Battle: 'I Have A Lot More Freedom Now'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Now and again, I like to check in with Maggie Gallagher, a woman who co-founded the National Organization for Marriage, the leading advocacy group opp...

Gay Is the New Black: The Best Gay Web Series You've Never Heard Of

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

Even though there's so much gay representation on TV, many of these characters are one dimensional. Here's a list of gay artists creating content on the Internet that is honest, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always original.

Hidden Heroes: Seven Mormons Who Stand for LGBT Inclusion and Equality

Mitch Mayne | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.

From Nebraska Football to Professional Sports, Gay Athletes are Inspiring Change

Eric Lueshen | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Eric Lueshen

In 2003, I was a redshirt freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that decided to come out in high school. But I wasn't sure if I could handle being the first openly gay Division I college football player.

One South Florida Group Reaches Out to Those at Risk

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 05.10.2014 | Miami
Victor M. Feraru

Seth, a dirty blonde with sparkling green eyes and perfect teeth, has been your dance partner all night. Both of your bodies were rubbing together on ...

Support For Gay Marriage Surges Higher

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

If you oppose marriage equality, you're in a shrinking minority, according to a new survey. A record 59 percent of Americans now support same-sex m...

An Open Letter to Barneys New York re Transgender Ad Campaign

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Chris Edwards

I've been an ad guy for almost 20 years, so I know how it works. The more over-the-top and provocative, the more attention the ad gets. I feared your campaign would be sensationalized in order to push the envelope like the Benetton ads of yore.

'GAYTMs' Offer Most Fabulous Cash Withdrawal Ever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Money has a new place where it can come out and feel accepted. Gay ATMs, or "GAYTMs," are strutting their cash-dispensing stuff at the Sydney Gay a...

Lila Shapiro

Utah Says Gay Marriage Will Harm These Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Madison Ayoso, a 21-year-old college student in Salt Lake City, should have issues. She should be collecting unemployment, or talking to a therapist a...

The Great Christian and Homosexual Divide

Shane Jordan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Shane Jordan

Most people would agree that the point of Christianity is to be Christ-like. For anyone who doesn't know or who hasn't cracked open the Bible or history book for that matter, Jesus Christ was not a hater.

Drag Makes the World Go Round

Justin Hernandez | Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

We're less than a week away from the premiere of the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The show has amassed quite a following over the years. However, every once in a while, I'll come across some gay men who express disdain for the show (and drag, in general).

My Russian Dream: Time for Olympic Athletes to Step Up and Right Wrongs

Janet Mason | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I appreciate that the athletes, including the ones who are openly gay, have trained long and hard to get to Sochi. That is exactly why they should speak out.