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First Came Love, Then -- With the Law on Our Side -- Came Marriage

Meg Stone | Posted 07.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Meg Stone

My grandmother went into hospice the day the Supreme Court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges. She died the next day, surrounded by people she loved. In her mind, we were married in 2004, and all the civil rights victories that followed didn't seem to phase her. But I can't help thinking about the grandmothers in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

These People Are Torn Up About Coming Out... As Anti-Gay

Ed Coffin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

In a video released the day before the landmark marriage equality decision by SCOTUS, CatholicVote.org has marriage equality opponents say something they're been "afraid" to speak out about.

This Woman's Epic Anti-Gay Video Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

Ed Coffin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

A woman by the name of Becky Wegner Rommel recently posted an epic anti-gay video to Facebook as a result of the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality.

Entrepreneurs: William P Forni, Esq., Helpful Tips for Lawyers, Creative Types and Small Business Owners

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"I grew up on Cape Cod in MA, my father passed away when I was pretty young. My mother, June, is a bit of a feminist, so I would say that early on I definitely gained a sense of social justice, empathy, compassion and respecting all different people sans judgment."

Discover The LGBTQ Archive That's Helping To Make Black Queer Lives Matter

Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

The In The Life Archive (ITLA) at the Schomburg Center for Black Cultural Research in New York is bridging the gap between the LGBTQ and black communi...

Come abbiamo conquistato il matrimonio: dieci lezioni apprese

Marc Solomon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Italy
Marc Solomon

Lezione numero 8. La priorità più importante per la stragrande maggioranza dei funzionari pubblici è quella di restare funzionari pubblici. Ciò significa che se un funzionario pubblico si convince che sostenendo la tua causa finirà per perdere la propria poltrona, voi finirete per perdere. Quindi dovrete essere implacabili nel vostro impegno in ambito elettorale.

Community Gathers At Iconic Stonewall Inn To Celebrate Iconic LGBTQ Victory

Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

What better way to spend the last weekend of pride month than celebrate a hard-won marriage equality victory in one of the LGBTQ rights movement's mos...

Beyond Sex: What Is Gay?

James Owens | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
James Owens

Defining and embracing a true gay culture, which goes well beyond sexuality, is the next stage. We see organizations like gay softball leagues, gay choirs, and gay running clubs. They are institutions meant to build strength and support between one another because we do share so much in common and we understand what it took to become who we are more than anyone else.

My Prideful List of Favorites and Recommendations

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I have been ruminating over what to write in honor of LGBTQIA Pride. I wanted to put out some long overdue favorite people, artists, reviews, and recommendations for fiction and music. The following list and thoughts are in no particular order of rank or preference.

LOVE WINS: These Marriage Equality Reactions Are Giving Us ALL The Feels

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality, making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. Check out the Internet's best reactions to...

Why I Decided to Attach My Business to the Happy Hippie Foundation

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Johnathan Cardillo

The cause was something that hit close to home. The Happy Hippie Foundation works to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. I'm proud to say that I'm me... and I'm part of the LGBT community.

Finally Kissed at San Francisco Pride

Belo Cipriani | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Belo Cipriani

"Sometimes," my mom told me, "men kiss men and women kiss women and there's nothing wrong with that. Sadly though, not all countries allow men to kiss men or women to kiss women. So, they come to San Francisco to be free. That's what 'pride' means -- it means freedom."

Eat the Rainbow -- 5 Tips for Rebooting Your Body This Gay Pride

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

June means rainbow flags as far as the eye can see. For me, the rainbow is an especially important sign. It of course represents the diversity of the ...

Our Father's Sons

Garrett Paknis | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Garrett Paknis

Compassion can shatter the walls that keep us separated and away from the epic-ness that we could be. That we are. All we've got to do is love, which starts with ourselves.

Il Papa vs. My Fathers: What The Pope Doesn't Understand About Child Abuse

Buster Ross | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

Pope Francis says children need heterosexual parents. Daddy Francis, if you're reading this: The gay men in my life have been some of the most nurturing and supportive parents imaginable.

A Pride Celebration: Two Memoirs, Out of Orange and Bettyville

Janet Mason | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

In reading two memoirs by members of the LGBT community, I was reminded of our similarities and differences.

27 Silly, Sweet And Strange Quotes From Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents

It never gets old hearing all the amazingly random things kids say. That's why parents document their little ones' day-to-day quotes on LittleHoots...

A Tale of Two Children: My Path to Fatherhood, and the Psychic Who Saw It Before I Did

Abdi Nazemian | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Abdi Nazemian

Despite keeping a copy of "The Power of Now" by my bed for years, I have always been more into the future than the present. Maybe that's why I love the idea of psychics.

No More Mutants

Rahsaan Chisolm | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Rahsaan Chisolm

I began comics with Archie, but those quickly faded to the wayside as the characters didn't challenge me. The day that I was introduced to The Uncanny X-Men, everything clicked. I immediately identified with them for two reasons. I was black and gay.

How I (Didn't) Destroy a Fundamentalist Christian

Mike Neergaard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Neergaard

Our PFLAG chapter recently sponsored a session on the so-called "clobber verses" in the Bible. These aptly named verses are the pretext Christians use to oppose GLBT rights. A twenty-something woman came to the session, and afterwards, she had a question for the speaker.

The Woman Who Keeps Venice Italy Alive and Afloat: Francesca Bortolotto Possati's Mission for Life

LuxEco Living | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

To step into her shoes is like following a mystical muse whose life ambition is guided by an intuitive historical destiny that does not rest. It is a passion which leads many to achieve greatness in the shadows of their heritage.

What Esther Perel and Dan Savage Taught Me About Listening and Speaking

Buster Ross | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Buster Ross

If we aren't concerned about getting credit for an idea, but simply getting it into our culture, we can just share our best thoughts without having to worry about building an audience or platform.

The Atheist and the Nun

Alicia MacManus | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Alicia MacManus

Ironically, Sister Pat taught me to have faith. Not in God, but in people. Because there are people out there who are just amazing through and through. Who do good everyday for all the right reasons. And for me, that's even more impressive than an all-powerful being.

This Photo Series Powerfully Denounces The Pain Caused By Prejudice In Small Towns In Brazil

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 06.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Being gay in a country town in Brazil can be an oppressive experience -- an oppression of feeling, relating and being. In places far from the...

Why Hillary Clinton Must Back a LGBT Full Civil Rights Law for Her Own Sake

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At a time when Clinton's Democratic rivals are exploiting a dip in her approval numbers, Clinton should be going on the offensive as the candidate fighting for full equality during a civil rights movement of our time. That would not only energize progressives in the party, it would speak to younger voters, including independents.