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Why You Don't Go to Bars and Clubs Anymore

Max DuBowy | Posted 01.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

I don't go to bars or clubs anymore. I rarely enjoyed myself when I did. Why? I didn't feel like I belonged. Especially as a shy gay man, it didn't...

I Didn't Know My Name Change Would Be Funny AF

Michael Cohen | Posted 12.22.2016 | Style
Michael Cohen

A name change is surprisingly simple. Pick a name. Go to civil court. Fill out the Name Change Petition form and a Proposed Order. Hand your paperwork...

Locker room talk continues to leave the locker room - AZ sports reporter goes on racist, sexist, bigoted rant.

Jessica Elliott | Posted 12.03.2016 | Black Voices
Jessica Elliott

When Arizona resident Krystal Poleon was parking her truck in a Phoenix Hooters parking lot, she dinged the car next to her. She immediately went over...

Could Gay-Straight Alliances Reduce Bullying?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Greater Good Science Center

As students across the country zip up their backpacks and get on the bus for their first weeks of school, many will have more to focus on than memorizing their new schedules or making it to homeroom on time.

Undetectable: Fear, Filters And Grindr

Alex Garner | Posted 10.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

This epidemic over 35 years old. It's our history, our culture, and our politics. It is incidental to our lives. Living in fear is agonizing and exhausting. No one should have to live that way. We can do better for our community.

A Conversation About Dr. James Mercer's New Book: Secrets and Shame

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Dr. James Mercer's story could have turned out very differently than it did. He was raised in a physically and emotionally abusive home. His father wa...

Remembering My First Boyfriend

Weston Ashley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Weston Ashley

Our relationship was innocent and pure. I think often that he will be 24 forever. As time passes and I grow older, I can live life for better or worse. I don't have to live a certain way anymore by numbing my pain. I can let go and move on. I'll do it for Dexter, but most importantly, I'll do it for me.

The Price Of "Citizenship"

Eric Ulloa | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Ulloa

Though my birth certificate says that I am a citizen of the United States, I join millions that have had to fight to simply enjoy "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

How To Meet Quality Gay Guys

Max DuBowy | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

Going to these place and events that align with your values has got to be your number one priority because that's where you're gonna meet people just like you, regardless of whether or not they're gay or straight, male or female.

Five Billion Dollar Pat McCrory

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

As I've previously pointed out in McCrory's House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of its Five "Parts," only one part of that five-part bill is about bathrooms, and HB2 provides no remedy if anyone uses the "wrong" restroom.

What is Marriage ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Surveying world religions and cultures, marriage can be described as a life-long agreement between two or more people typically involving three commit...

Why Are Straight Men Doing Gay Porn?

Charlie David | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie David

Is it a mockery to have straight men doing gay porn? Or is it an example of how far acceptance and visibility for LGBTQ people have come?

How Cosplay Helped My Friend Come Out

Matthew Gates | Posted 08.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Gates

It was a sense of security. It was overwhelmingly joyful to find people like me. It made me appreciate the convention environment. Although I did not get the support that I needed, from most of my walks in life, I can always count on my crazy cosplaying friends to make life worthwhile.

33 Reasons Why Most Gay Men Feel Like A Failure

Max DuBowy | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

I hated myself when I came out of the closet in 2008. I felt like a failure. I found every reason in the dictionary to rationalize why I wasn't a good person, even when it seemed as if everyone accepted me.

Too Hot To Handle?

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Judge Kemp

The pain is real and I have been suffering from the heartbreak and fear of what could happen next. I may not have known anyone directly impacted by these recent events of the season, but they have made me apply caution to my life.

Frankly My Dear... Gay Men Marry Straight Women! Here's Why!

Rick Clemons | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides forward for LGBTQ rights, there's still a dirty little societal secret getting brushed under the rug.

Being Hypersensitive Gay Man

Max DuBowy | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

By being a mirror for others and acknowledging their goodness, you reinforce your own goodness and positive qualities. You can simply give other people compliments and acknowledge that others are doing a good job in life.

The Complete Moral Bankruptcy Of 'LGBT For Trump'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

How could any LGBT people not stand with other minorities being blatantly attacked by Trump.? This isn't, after all, just a matter of policy difference: the man has called Mexicans "rapists," flirted with white supremacists and even defended an anti-Semitic tweet.

The Kinsey Sicks: Can The Longest-Running Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet Save America?

Greg Archer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

If it feels as if America suffers from Electile Dysfunction, that's because it does. With the train wreck that is presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump...

Larry Gross and the Formation of the Gay Community

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Scheer

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence Robert speaks with author and academic Larry Gross about how“invisible” closeted gay men and women came, over...

Confessions Of Someone Who Isn't Black

Michael LaMasa | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael LaMasa

As a gay man, I used to think that I knew. I had experienced discrimination from people on the streets and in my family. I had to march in the streets for the right to get married and for equal protection under the law -- I thought that being a part of a minority gave me some insight into what other minorities felt. Turns out I was wrong. Dead wrong.

Pope Francis Can Begin By Apologizing For His Own Hateful Words Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Last week the media world turned on its head again after Pope Francis agreed that the Catholic Church owed an apology to gays. But his statement, while positive on its face, deflected from horrendous remarks Francis himself made in the past and which he can and should personally apologize for right now.

Why I'd Support A Heterosexual Pride Parade

David Vaughn | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
David Vaughn

Just as I began to imagine a khaki-colored flag made of recycled cargo shorts and an embroidery of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the center, I wondered why the hell heteros even wanted to parade. They aren't suppressed -- or are they?

With Tears In Her Eyes

Rance Collins | Posted 07.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

She took my hand, and she held it for the next ten minutes. It was the closest physical contact I had had to such unabashed emotion in a long while. I...

Love Unexpressed Is Waste

Rance Collins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

I have gone through various phases regarding men. There have been times where I wanted all of them, and there have been moments I would've killed for just one. Sometime this year I realized the "just one" phase I'm currently overcome by has a permanent feel.