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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.

Being Hypersensitive Gay Man

Max DuBowy | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

By being a mirror for others and acknowledging their goodness, you reinforce your own goodness and positive qualities. You can simply give other people compliments and acknowledge that others are doing a good job in life.

The Complete Moral Bankruptcy Of 'LGBT For Trump'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

How could any LGBT people not stand with other minorities being blatantly attacked by Trump.? This isn't, after all, just a matter of policy difference: the man has called Mexicans "rapists," flirted with white supremacists and even defended an anti-Semitic tweet.

The Kinsey Sicks: Can The Longest-Running Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet Save America?

Greg Archer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

If it feels as if America suffers from Electile Dysfunction, that's because it does. With the train wreck that is presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump...

Larry Gross and the Formation of the Gay Community

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Scheer

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence Robert speaks with author and academic Larry Gross about how“invisible” closeted gay men and women came, over...

Confessions Of Someone Who Isn't Black

Michael LaMasa | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael LaMasa

As a gay man, I used to think that I knew. I had experienced discrimination from people on the streets and in my family. I had to march in the streets for the right to get married and for equal protection under the law -- I thought that being a part of a minority gave me some insight into what other minorities felt. Turns out I was wrong. Dead wrong.

Pope Francis Can Begin By Apologizing For His Own Hateful Words Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Last week the media world turned on its head again after Pope Francis agreed that the Catholic Church owed an apology to gays. But his statement, while positive on its face, deflected from horrendous remarks Francis himself made in the past and which he can and should personally apologize for right now.

Why I'd Support A Heterosexual Pride Parade

David Vaughn | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
David Vaughn

Just as I began to imagine a khaki-colored flag made of recycled cargo shorts and an embroidery of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the center, I wondered why the hell heteros even wanted to parade. They aren't suppressed -- or are they?

With Tears In Her Eyes

Rance Collins | Posted 07.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

She took my hand, and she held it for the next ten minutes. It was the closest physical contact I had had to such unabashed emotion in a long while. I...

Love Unexpressed Is Waste

Rance Collins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

I have gone through various phases regarding men. There have been times where I wanted all of them, and there have been moments I would've killed for just one. Sometime this year I realized the "just one" phase I'm currently overcome by has a permanent feel.

Trump's Special Snowflakes

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Co-authored by Anne Balay PhD, visiting assistant professor, Haverford College. Following the Orlando massacre's call for blood donations, there's a ...

New Training Programs For Home Care Providers Are Key To Helping LGBT Seniors Age In Place Securely And With Pride

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Marki Flannery

It's absolutely essential that home health care workers receive specialized training designed to ensure they are comfortable -- and knowledgeable -- about caring for LGBT patients, and familiar with the specific needs of this population.

Author Kirk Frederick Recalls LGBTQ Marvel And 'Male Actress' Charles Pierce In Passionate New Book

Greg Archer | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

This year will be remembered for many things, maniacal political ramblings among them, however as 2016 rolls into its soul-stirring second half, we're...

Pride In Love

Rance Collins | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The LGBT community suffered one of the most heinous displays of hate our country has ever witnessed. Many would react with anger, and justifiably so. It was love, though, that swept over LA on that cool, cloudy June morning.

Not In My Gay Bar: Asking LGBT Friends About Orlando

Sara Manning Peskin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Sara Manning Peskin

This week's post written by my ever-articulate cousin, Joshua Manning. Certain spaces are transformative. Stepping foot in a holy city might feel li...

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

Orlando: Acknowledge The True Cost

Heidi Lehmann | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Heidi Lehmann

The statistics say 50 dead. A flat, even, cold number. But a sadly inaccurate one. One that completely fails to convey the true cost in life from one man's closeted and impotent rage. When I calculate it, I see 2453.

How My Dad Learned To Be Proud Of His Gay Son

Joshua Black | Posted 06.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Joshua Black

As we joined the march, I looked over at my father, a man who had been proud in his youth, but now a man who was a different, more loving kind of proud. A man who understood that being a father is supporting your kids, providing a toast at their wedding -- even if it's another groom to whom he's toasting.

The Power Of Humor To Heal Heartbreak

Max DuBowy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

Mindfulness requests that you accept reality as it is. You can't change the past, and you can't always control the future, but you can choose to accept your reality as it is in this very moment.

10 Steps To Process The Orlando Massacre

Kip Williams | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Kip Williams

A crisis like this can open old wounds and traumas, stoke the burning coals of internalized homophobia, and stimulate patterns of depression and withdrawal.


Gabe Fenigsohn | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabe Fenigsohn

Over 24 hours after anti-gay mass murder marked the bloodiest shooting in the history of the United States, the vast majority of Republican political ...

Kiss Publicly, Dance Fearlessly, Love Fiercely

Nish Gera | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

It is now, more than ever, that we as a community know, that in spite of many recent victories, the fight for equality and acceptance is far from complete -- here at home and for millions of LGBT people across the planet.

Why We Still Need Pride

Jim Joseph | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Joseph

These people were out celebrating life with their friends. They were having a footloose Saturday night. They were celebrating Gay Pride during Pride Month, just like me.

We Are Family

Shanna Peeples | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Shanna Peeples

Can you ever understand mass murder? Can you ever do anything but fumble for blame or construct a quick shorthand that substitutes for meaning? And ...

'Real World' Star Writes His Own (Queer) Book of Mormon Story

Christopher Ammon | Posted 06.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Ammon

When our stories are silenced -- by an abuser, a religion, a government or even by our own pain or insecurity -- our ability to educate and heal ourselves and own community is diminished.