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The "Tragic" Humanity of Black Trans Women

Raquel Willis | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Raquel Willis

When I was forced to stop looking at my identities as if they exist in a vacuum, I realized that being a black trans woman is a major risk and accepting myself would be just the first battle with a society obsessed with compartmentalization.

This Man Recalls The Complexity Of Being Gay In Germany During The Mid-20th Century

HuffPost Germany | David Berger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: This article was written in cooperation with gaystream.info – the gay online portal for news, discussions and lifestyle articles. It was publi...

Feeling Pressured to Find a Significant Other? Here Are 5 Ways to Deal

David Claps | Posted 03.19.2015 | Gay Voices
David Claps

Take that anxious energy spent lamenting on your single status and redirect it fully. I find that I learn tremendously, gain the most ground and surprise myself with my own abilities when I wholeheartedly invest myself in a new project.

Dolce and Gabbana's LGBT Problem

Jon Yokogawa | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Jon Yokogawa

Unfortunately, what once was hoped to be a bridge and increase minority inclusion has reverted to a factory line of content that favors fluff and fads over substance.

Equality: Fixin' to Get Around to it

Brett Jones | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Brett Jones

Racism and bigotry are overwhelming and mind numbing issues. The big picture frustrates me to no end. The only person that I truly can control is myself, which happens to be the best place to start fixing most problems I know.

Iconic Jimmy Somerville Pays 'Homage' to His Disco Roots on New Album

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"The person I was 30 years ago -- and, to an extent, who I still am -- I was someone who loved and craved attention," shares Jimmy Somerville, "But when I got it, I couldn't cope with it."

Is Dislocation a Permanent State?

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Diriye Osman

This feeling rendered me concussed recently whilst I was having drinks in Soho, London's predominantly gay district. I looked around at all the punters in the venue, an upscale cocktail bar playing acid-jazz laced with techno-lite, and realized that I was the only black man in this space.

Pay Attention Queens: Why the Oklahoma Fraternity Fiasco Should Matter to Us

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

It seems clear to me that here we have an example of the kind of institution that excludes us. We can see the mechanisms of exclusion and the culture from which they stem. We see that we are not the only ones excluded and should speak up for each other.

Neo Soul Singer Jaguar Wright: Homophobia Was Shaken Out of Me When I Was 12

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a fag hag," declares Jaguar Wright proudly with a warm laugh. "Yes, baby! I love the kids - love the kids - and the kids love me."

Rebalancing Our Retirement Portfolio and Our 40-Year Relationship

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we are both interested in managing our finances without an expensive adviser and wonder why so many people whether single or attached don't. With many couples it is usually one who is trying to get his or her spouse interested, or the differences are similar to ours, one is overly aggressive and the other is overly conservative.

My 17 Pieces of Dating Advice

Barrett Pall | Posted 03.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

It's a big blue ocean full of all different types of fish out there. You have sharks and piranhas, clown fish and angelfish, sea snakes and bottom feeders. It's a vast, limitless pool of blue; so in the end, all you can do, is just keep swimming. Just. Keep. Swimming.

Support For Gay Marriage Is Piling On From All Directions -- Including From Conservative Christians

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Supreme Court readies to hear a group of cases that could make same-sex marriage legal from coast to coast, support for allowi...

Coming Home: Selma, Int'l Women's Day, LGBT Rights and Unitarian Universalism

Janet Mason | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

In reflecting on what Selma meant to me personally (as a white child, watching the Civil Rights movement from the safety of my living room -- as a child who would grow up to be a feminist and a lesbian), I realized that I grew up in an era that taught me that injustice is intolerable.

An Open Letter to Daniel Murphy From a Gay Dad

Jon Raj | Posted 03.05.2015 | Sports
Jon Raj

Let me try to explain why what you said was not an innocuous sound byte, but rather an offensive statement. First, I do not have a lifestyle. I didn't choose my sexuality the same way you didn't choose yours. Second, being gay is not what defines me.

Entrepreneurs: Jeff Davis, Creator of Criminal Minds & MTV's Teen Wolf

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Johnathan Cardillo

I started writing screenplays while I was in high school; feature film scripts. By the time I got to LA I had written about 20 scripts. I went to college at Vassar in NY and got a BA in Film Production, then I went to USC for Screenwriting.

How Moms Teach Dads

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

As mothers, you aren't just teaching your children. You're teaching fathers, and dads-to-be, and dads-in-waiting. Men like me, like my husband, men that neither I nor you will ever meet, men in faraway places and men around the block, who have everything to offer a child. So please, if you don't mind, keep teaching.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

Academy Award Winning Screenwriter of The Imitation Game on Oscars, Research, and Discrimination Against Gay Men and Women

Quora | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Doing research on the history of discrimination against gay men and woman was both horrifying and fascinating. One of the things I wanted to show in the film was that discrimination and prejudice were not simply the result of a few bad apples, but rather an institutionalized system of oppression.

Acclaimed Singer and Poet Rod McKuen Died Last Month: Why Did None of His Obituaries Mention his Queer Past and Gay Activism?

NOTCHES | Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices
NOTCHES

Obituaries are acts of commemoration, remembrance and sometimes of celebration. Remembering the queer aspects of McKuen's life honors his loves, desires and politics. It also affirms the vitality and centrality of queerness in a culture that still too often misreads, misplaces or silences sexual variance.

Has the Anti-Gay Right Found Its Gay 'Partial Birth Abortion'?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Whatever the reasons, many LGBT national leaders are nowhere on this terrible and potentially enormously impactful law.

Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

Ian Colvin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Parents
Ian Colvin

It's a strange feeling, saying goodbye to the baby phase. We've been in this phase since returning from our honeymoon. We didn't come back from Hawaii pregnant like most couples; we returned knowing it was the right time to pursue our dreams of becoming dads.

LGBT Books to Warm Up With

Janet Mason | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

It's been a cold winter. Very cold. One of the things that I'm doing to keep warm is to take an imaginary LGBT cruise in my head -- through books -- to exotic lands. The first stop was the land of queer history.

Have Insensitive Comments Become the New Normal?

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

"I say we give him to ISIS" is, to me, a disturbing comment. One maybe thrown into the commentary as a joke to get a rise. It got one out of me.

I'm the Same Person - Being Gay and Loving God

Getrude Matshe | Posted 02.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Getrude Matshe

Brooke Dozier is an amazing young woman based in Houston, Texas. This author has released her new book on Valentine's Day called "I'm the Same Person - Being Gay and Loving God."

Let's Celebrate the NBA and Its Effort to Be More LGBT Inclusive

Hudson Taylor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

While LeBron James and Kevin Durant might be some of the biggest success stories out of the league, perhaps it's time to pause and celebrate the league itself for its efforts to create a more inclusive environment for LBGT players and fans.