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Gay Adoption Is Not Always Easy

Andrew Branham | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Branham

If I had to offer advice to other gay or straight couple's that are considering adoption it would be to simply 'do your homework.'

For The Love of Sex (and Relationships)

Barrett Pall | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

I think we need to start reexamining what it means to be in a modern relationship that is all encompassing of who we are as an evolved society. We live longer, we get married later, we have infinite ways of connecting.

Tori Amos's Feminist Fairytale Musical

David Michael Conner | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
David Michael Conner

Nothing else sounded like it then, and nothing sounds like it now: inspired piano-and-harpsichord-based southern gothic rock epics don't come along often. Many critics were confused by it; many of her fans consider it one of her masterworks.

How the Outrage Over the Pope's Kim Davis Meeting May Have Paid Off in a Big Way

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The pope, according to the Vatican's clarification, knew little of the particulars of her story. It appears it was not a private meeting to endorse her. A Vatican spokesman even described it as not "a real audience" -- quite an insult to Davis -- unlike some of the pope's other meetings.

Send Help! I'm Being Held Captive in a Place Called the "Friendzone."

Benjamin O'Keefe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin O'Keefe

You know when you meet someone and you instantly click? They give you butterflies when you see their face. You say cheesy and romantic things to each other not to be cheesy and romantic but because they are the only words that seem to make sense to say when you're around them.

How Pope Francis Undermined the Goodwill of His Trip and Proved to Be a Coward

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

After first refusing to confirm or deny it, the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis met with the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, where Davis's attorney -- who made the news public after the pope's trip ended -- said Francis told her to "stay strong." We don't yet know all the details of how the meeting came to pass, but the optics of it are bad no matter what. This simple encounter completely undermines all the goodwill the pope created in downplaying "the gay issue" on his U.S. trip. The pope played us for fools, trying to have it both ways. He's an artful politician, telling different audiences what they want to hear on homosexuality.

What Pope Francis Really Said About (Gay) Marriage -- and What He Did Not

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The United States this past June did something that the Catholic Church and the Vatican have for years railed against: granted marriage equality to its gay and lesbian citizens. Yet, Pope Francis had nothing to say about it. Not then and not now.

LGBTQ Literature Creates Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

When LGBTQ literature is taught, read and analyzed in the community college English classroom, the clear message is that it is important enough to study and to include in the curriculum; therefore, LGBTQ people must be important enough to be considered as human beings and citizens.

1323 John Street

RJ Martin | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
RJ Martin

In spite of all of the hopeful frenzy among the LGBT Catholic community about what the Pope may or may not say while on the gayest island anywhere other than Fire Island in July, I confess I remained circumspect.

Why Asking Is Not 'Outing' In 2015

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We claim we want to be treated equally as gay people, but then, in 2015, with much more acceptance in the culture, we still ask for special treatment of gay and bisexual public figures while every aspect of the sex lives of heterosexual public figures is dissected every day. We can't have it both ways any longer.

Review: A History Of The Unmarried By Stephen S. Mills

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image Courtesy of Sibling Rivalry Press Given that gay marriage has dominated the American political landscape for far too long, it should come as n...

"That Business in Kentucky": Accentuating the Positive and Coming Out in the South

Janet Mason | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Some positive things actually came out of the Kim Davis debacle. For one thing, I experienced seeing someone who may be changing his mind about LGBT rights.

All You Need To Know About GOP Anti-Gay Bigotry For 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

From immigration to foreign policy, the GOP, via its field of presidential candidates, has shown it is as extreme as ever. And, no matter the pundits' claims or the hopes of some gay activists, that holds true on LGBT rights as well.

Farrah Fawcett-Majors Made Me Realize I'm Super Gay

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael C. Bryan

I always told people I didn't know I was gay as a kid. But there it was, a photo of me, at 12, wearing a Farrah Fawcett-Majors T-shirt. In Montana.

Know Place Like Home: Enjoying the Unpredictable Marriage of Surrender and Trust

Greg Archer | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

What it would it take to fully allow ourselves to, say, practice the art of something like Surrender and Trust--on an ongoing basis? What it would it take to remain married to them? And what it would take to let go of having things be a certain way so that we are comfortable?

Some Thoughts on PrEP

Greg Scarnici | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Scarnici

At 43, I've had my fair share of bizarre side effects from drugs, so the idea of taking an HIV med to help prevent HIV infection when I could just use condoms seemed ridiculous to me. But in the past two years, PrEP has gone mainstream.

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: The Miles Effect

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

There was some chatter on the blogs about two gay cast members joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop all summer long but it wasn't until the premiere and that kiss between Miles and Milan that viewers knew for sure that the season was going to be like no other season, moreover, no other franchise of Love and Hip Hop

Why Bernie Sanders Must Start Touting His Stellar LGBT Rights Record

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sanders should learn from what happened with Black Lives Matter. A candidate can't rely on people knowing what he's done in the past and needs to both speak about that past record and about what he's going to do right now.

R&B Singer Tamia: I Compare All My New Music to 'Stranger in My House'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I still get goosebumps when I go to a drag show and they're performing 'Stranger in My House,'" admits singer Tamia with a laugh.

Therese and Isabelle and Living Large: two books to think about

Janet Mason | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

The alternative to the LGBT community is to be invisible. There is strength in numbers and in community and that is why we band together. Historicall...

How Kim Davis' Defenders Are Sounding Increasingly Absurd and Desperate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Anderson writes that Kim Davis didn't need to go to jail if only we'd made "accommodations" for state employees like her in the way that he says North Carolina did earlier this year by passing a law shielding those employees. And he holds that problematic law up as a model.

Fashionably Late: A Lifeline For Older Men Coming Out

William Dameron | Posted 09.05.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

The closet seems like a vestige from a darker time. Many young LGBT people never experienced the repression, but there is an older generation of men who closed the door decades ago and now find themselves tentatively stepping out into a terrifying world. They often feel alone.

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Wants To Be Removed From Office. So Be It.

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We cannot be held hostage to the theatrics of religious extremists, nor should we allow them to think that supposedly bad "optics" will deter us in demanding our rights.

How A Kentucky Clerk Became An Ultimate Symbol Of Bigotry

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Davis is going down as a martyr to cause, having galvanized bigots and religious extremists across Kentucky and across the country, claiming that their religious freedom has been infringed upon by the Supreme Court's ruling.

The Problem With Television Isn't the LBT, It's the G.

JD Stewart | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
JD Stewart

We can't cry out for representation and then spit on it when it arrives. We can't lap up other shows dealing with our cohort's problems and lives and stamp on our own because we feel like we've been given the short straw.