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PrEP'd and Ready

Michael LaMasa | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

PrEP has magnificent potential to prevent infection. It has the potential to provide many with a chance at a more comfortable life, but I would encourage the gay population to be responsible and remember that none of us are invincible, no matter what powers we think we possess.

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard, a coming-of-age story told virtually without dialogue, and now she's made her feature debut as an actress.

Gay Bridegrooms Urged To 'Think Outside The Closet'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A British department store wants to make sure that when gay men say "I do," they avoid a few fashion don'ts. And it's getting the message across in a ...

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

Gary Nelson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

I know that my dad meant well and that the doctor who treated me was trying to be helpful. In retrospect though, they were clueless. I know now that dealing with anxiety is a lifelong challenge, and at least now I feel like I'm coming out of the fog and finally facing the monster.

The Uniqueness and the Boldness of Crisean

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

"Being my authentic self -- that is, openly gay -- frees me to be more creative; it allows me to write and sing about things other than love and parties. I believe I have a duty to be visible." These sentiments sailed from the heart and soul of the openly gay, androgynous African-American musician Crisean.

Same-Sex Marriage - 10 Years Later

Alan Shayne | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Alan Shayne

Ten years ago in May, 2004, Massachusetts had its first legal same-sex marriage. The ceremony was also the first of its kind to be held in the United States. My partner -- soon to be called my spouse -- and I were married a few months later.

The Closet Door Swings Both Ways

Rick Clemons | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

This is not a DIY moment about how to get your closet door unstuck. Or maybe it is. For now it's a few moments of truth.

This Woman Didn't Come Out As A Lesbian Until After 50

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Being honest with ourselves and others can take some time. For Mary Gorham Malia, being authentic meant ending her marriage and coming out as a lesbia...

Holding Down the Cat: Friends Before Facebook

Sarah Key | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Key

I followed my musings about old-fashioned friendship and fell under her spell again. She couldn't do it by herself. Ramona's big fierce-looking bobca...

Prosperity in Africa Depends on Rights and Equality for Every African

Jessica Stern | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Stern

LGBT individuals away from medical care and treatment, school, jobs and even housing. As a result, LGBT Africans are overrepresented among the under-educated, under-employed and homeless. What can the U.S. do to help advance rights for LGBT Africans?

The 20 Most LGBT-Friendly Colleges

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.05.2014 | College

The Princeton Review has crowned Stanford University as the 2014-15 Most LGBT-Friendly school. The ranking was released Monday alongside Princeton...

Am I Good Enough?

Michael McNair | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay 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.

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Menopause is freedom. It's been 10 years now and I have never looked back. I face forward with a confidence that every day will be the same; that my mood will be stable and nothing will ruin my pants or my plans.

Gays, Politics and the 2014 Midterms

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you want your voice to matter and your vote to count, get off your couch, leave your parents basement and find the office of your local political party.

Don't Worry, Millennial Gays: Your Summer Will Be All Right

Michael McNair | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

Sometimes it's difficult for us millennial gays to let our guards down, because a lot of us are afraid of intimacy, not just romantically but even in terms of loving friendships.

Planting Seeds of Change as LGBT Christians - from El Salvador to North America

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

That any church these days would take the step toward full inclusion of the LGBT community is courageous. That the Salvadoran Episcopal Church's Sexual Diversity Ministry even exists is a miracle to behold.

Straight Bourbon. Or Possibly Gay. Whatever.

Garrett McCord | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Garrett McCord

I'm my father's son, and as such I appreciate a good bourbon. One that's well blended, has a slow heat that you slip into like a fresh shirt, and pr...

Former Meth Junkie and Drag Queen Now Gives Back to Community With 'Enlightened Tapping'

Brian Horn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Horn

Alan Davidson grew up a misfit in a small Texas town. It was the 1970s. When the counterculture was flourishing in the U.S., he felt like he'd final...

Meth Head: A Riveting Film Based Upon Horrific True Stories (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Meth Head, a much-needed film, is riveting in its portrayal of the fast, destructive cycle of methamphetamine addiction.

A Year After Windsor, Let's Finish What We Started: The Fight to End HIV/AIDS

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

despite so much progress in terms of the equality of gay people under the law, we have not seem the same kind of improvement in connection with the very issue that provoked the most recent wave of the LGBT movement in the first place -- the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Milk and Chorus; A Night to Remember at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Jason Mannino | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend.

The Road to Equality in Media... So Far

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The world has changed a lot in the past few decades, but gay men still face violence and abuse. Anyone cognizant of current events recognizes that we haven't come far enough in trans inclusiveness, and lesbians and bisexual people still get left out in the cold too often.

Chad Allen: Marathon Man

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

This fall, Allen takes his advocacy to the next level, when he will participate in the 2014 Sydney Marathon, raising over $10,000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles helping to save the lives of men and women living with HIV.

Maureen Ryan

'The Flash' Will Include A Gay Character This Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment

Don't expect "Arrow" and "The Flash" to be standoffish with each other this coming season. Not only will Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) of "...

The Trials and Travails of Life as a Pocket Gay

Blake McIver | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake McIver

In the male homosexual community, we love to label and categorize and organize each other as if we are in a never-ending high school biology class. But there is one category that seems to override any other for those who belong to it.