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Interview with the Actor and Playwright, Alexis Gregory

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Alexis Gregory is one of the most talented and generous young performers/ playwrights working today. Whether he is part of an ensemble play by Rikki Beadle-Blair or writing his own pieces, his work consistently dazzles.

Dating Confessions of an Approval Junkie

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

"So, what happens if you get the job you applied for in Pennsylvania?" I asked, taking a sharp turn away from the light and flirty conversation that made my second date with Alex so pleasantly compelling.

'Drag Race' Superstar Bianca Del Rio Really Isn't a Kathy Griffin Fan

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

To quote perennial RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Latrice Royale, "Oh, the shade of it all!" From other Drag Race winners to comic peers, when it comes to Bianca Del Rio's razor-sharp tongue, nobody's safe. This past weekend, the drag superstar had some choice words for LGBT icon Kathy Griffin.

5 Steps to Understanding Racial Bias

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.

Why We Should Resist Black Male Exceptionalism: A Graduate's Perspective

Jared Loggins | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Jared Loggins

When former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stood before the Morehouse College Class of 2015 to deliver his commencement address, he joined a host of notable black men, who, in recent years have ascended to the heights of American public service and have too charged black men and boys to be exceptional.

National Ban on LGBTQ "Conversion Therapy" Introduced at U.S. House of Representatives

Buster Ross | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

On Tuesday, Representative Ted W. Lieu introduced the first bill that would ban so-called "conversion therapy" throughout the United States.

Are Your Gay Friends Making You Poor?

David Rae | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Tip of the week: Know what you can afford and don't be afraid to say no. You can always say yes later when your financial planning pays off with some big dividends.

Here's What Happens When you Have to Move 1000's of Miles for Love!

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Whitney Kay Bacon

Long distance relationships are incredibly difficult, especially if the distance is between TWO oceans and a massive continent.

Where the Wild Things Aren't

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

These days, even finding an online hook-up takes too long.

Don't Forget About Us in the Middle: LGBT's in the Midwest and the South

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

Those of you on the coast need to remember that when it comes to LGBT issues, the Midwest and the South is about a decade behind you. Now, think back to the way things were a decade ago for you. See how we can't abandon ship just yet?

Am I Too Gay for Armani?

David Vaughn | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
David Vaughn

I think I'll let this one go; life might be a little too short to add this to my list of brands I'm that boycotting. Plus, I have a very non-homosexual Armani mesh tank top that's just dying for me to wear tonight.

Now Is the Time to Start Talking About Racism in the LGBT Community

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

As the Supreme Court gets ready to hopefully legitimize a belief that many of us in the LGBT community already consider an inalienable right -- marriage equality for all -- it's high time we start preparing ourselves for the next major issue to address: intersectionality.

Why Tim Cook Should Threaten to Shut Down Apple Campus Amid Texas Anti-Gay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's a full-blown emergency playing out in Texas. It's a gay civil rights emergency, and, if left unchecked, a disaster will occur that could affect the future of gay and transgender people there for some time to come. And yet, there's largely been dead silence from business leaders, public figures, much of the national media and pro-gay politicians.

It Gets Better, Even For Gay Mormons

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
The Next Ten Challenge

Freshman year of high school was a nightmare. I couldn't walk through a hallway without my books being tossed to the floor, my body being shoved out of the way, or my face being slammed against a locker. Every day I woke up in fear and returned home in tears.

RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mrs. Kasha Davis: I Predict Pearl Will Win Season 7

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Mrs. Kasha Davis certainly understands fans' weekly fervor as they watch RuPaul's Drag Race. Like others, she too is an avid viewer...obviously. But the Season 7 star reminds audiences: "It's reality television; it's not real."

The Drag Queen World Series: Everything You Need to Know!

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I welcome The Life Group LA Executive Director Sunnie Rose Berger; Sister Leigh VIticus of the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Unzipped Episode 1: First Gay Experiences (VIDEO)

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Do you remember the first guy you ever had a crush on? Watch as nine gay men discuss their first experiences with love, sex and everything in between in Unzipped, a new web series by HIV Equal Online.

The Thrive Tribe Foundation Works Toward Zero Transmission of HIV

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow LIve, I welcome Kevin Stalter, President & Executive Director of The Thrive Tribe Foundation.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

A Lesson for Looking

Nathan Smith | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Smith

To have set a gay-themed comedy/drama in San Francisco was Looking's first mistake. In an attempt to offer a more complex and varied representation of modern gay adult life on television, the show was undone by its iconic location.

Complete Audio: Supreme Court Gay Marriage Argument (Obergefell v. Hodges)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I bring you the complete audio recording of the oral argument in 14-556, Obergefell v. Hodges, and consolidated cases.

How the Supreme Court Actually Mirrors the American Public on Marriage Equality

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's likely that Justices Thomas and Alito agreed with the basic sentiments Scalia seemed to be expressing -- a sense of pride, even, that passionate religious opposition to same-sex marriage rang out loudly, at the same time that conservatives across the country continue to craft "religious freedom" laws to blunt LGBT equality in the states.

The Evangelical Christian Church and the LGBT Community: 'Winning the Battle but Losing the War'

Janet Mason | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

As a member of the LGBT community, I have a history of being intolerant of intolerance. But I am a compassionate person by nature, and a believer and a practitioner of mindfulness. I was raised by a secular parents, something that I am grateful for.

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 04.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

The Day I Got Naked in Brooklyn (NSFW)

Michael Rohrer | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Through relaxing conversation and the courage of vulnerability, we created images that turned out to be beautiful, provocative, and fully exposed, while I met a fantastic man for whose camera I'd comfortably get naked again.