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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.

Food Network Star Ted Allen on Coming Out and Dining Out For Life

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I welcome Food Network star and original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast member, Ted Allen, spokesperson for Dining Out For Life, Emmy Award-winner and host of the primetime series Chopped on The Food Network.

Louisiana, It's Time for Change!

Brent Tippen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Brent Tippen

Mr. Jindal is telling corporations and small businesses "don't waste your breath," when the economy in Louisiana under his watch is failing. His economic development strategy combined with his backward worldview on social issues does not show that Louisiana is open for business.

'Putting Your Bottom at the Top of Your List' -- The Pap Smear That's Not Just for Women

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Depending on the study's results, it's possible that anal health will become a routine conversation topic between doctors and patients -- and labs won't think twice when they receive a pap smear specimen from a man.

Sun Set Chat With Artist: Jhonatan Braganca

Eddie Parsons | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Eddie Parsons

When I first met Jhonatan, he gave out the immediate soft voice, reserved strength and arrogance you get when talking to most artists but they always have a sweet side. It's like there is a formula for elegantly strange individuals who are seemingly introverted.