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Stop Straight-Splaining Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to LGBT Voters

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Yesterday Charles Blow wrote a column in the Times headlined, "Stop Bernie-Splaining to Black Voters," and it made me think about how the same arrogance is coming from straight supporters of both candidates to LGBT voters.

Gay Vs. Queer: Labels and Limitations

Paul Katz | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Katz

I didn't boycott either the British or American Queer As Folk series because the word "queer" was in the title. I can't imagine not clicking on this HuffPost page just because I'm not fully in line with the word "queer".

An Open Letter to Gay Catholic Priest From a Gay Catholic Priest

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

I know what's it's like to feel you have a secret that nobody can know about. I know what it's like to feel ashamed about being gay. I know what it's like to wonder if your silence about being gay is causing more harm than your ministry is causing good.

Marco Rubio Crusades Against Gays And Women While Still Being Labeled 'Moderate'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Because he's backed by the GOP establishment -- and apparently, because his backers view him, rightly or wrongly, as the only candidate who can court the extremes and still woo the middle -- many in the media proclaim him to be a moderate. But still, how is that possible?

Why I Cheered for 'Queer'

Julie Tarney | Posted 02.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie Tarney

As the mom of a child who defies labeling, the word "queer" gives my son a place in a richly diverse community of people living as their authentic selves.

Virtual Dialogue With Davey Wavey: We Are Making Progress

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

This is an Instagram-satisfaction selfie culture, and visuals are the commodity today, not ideas.

That Time We Were Almost Arrested for Being Gay in Delhi

Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac

We were shocked that in India, the very people who are supposed to protect you are instead the ones you have to bribe to leave you alone.

Hear Hear! Our Voices Are More Than Gay Voices

Sarah Prager | Posted 02.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

There is no perfect term for all of us (we are too wonderfully diverse for that) but "gay" is about as far from inclusive as you can get and I'm glad Huffington Post Queer Voices made the change like so many other organizations have done.

Hello From the Other Side: A Message to Davey Wavey About Older Gay Men

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

From one Davey to another, all the way from the other side of 35 (there's not such a distance between us; just a million miles of experience), now that you've begun to see the cruelty promulgated by young gay men against older gay men, think about what you're doing.

Feel the Love in Malaysia

Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac

The Nomadic Boys are a gay couple, Sebastien and I, who quit our lives and jobs in London in 2014 to travel the world. This is our travel video as ...

Gays For Trump: How The Log Cabin Republicans Were Deluded By A Demagogue

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The idea that any LGBT people could support Trump while he demagogues other minorities is not just sad; it's repellant. But the Log Cabin Republicans' thinking that he'd actually be "good for the gays" was also just plain deluded.

The Lesbian Chronicles 8 : Karma and the Beach

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Just as there are those three doors on the game show, I believe that God or Spirit; in tandem with our soul; chooses one of three doors (or character types) for us.

Beauty, Body Image and Being Gay

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

We need to remember that while we workout our exteriors, our interiors also need to be watered and cared for.

How Indiana, Incredibly, Is on the Road Again to Passing Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Laws

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Business leaders have got to know that, ultimately, if Pence wins by promoting homophobic laws, it's a long-term loss for them.

The Parlous 'State of the (LGBTQ) Movement'

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Events over the past two weeks have brought the challenges facing the LGBT community post-marriage equality to the forefront. Unfortunately, those events played out as a week's worth of bullying culminating in an assault, exactly the methods abhorred by the community for decades.

You, Too, Can Be a Tinderella

Matthew Lewis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Lewis

Yes, it's basically the straight version of Grindr, but come on, guys, you know I'm right. For the first time in, like, all of time, I actually logged on to an app that's being deemed "the new hook-up app" and had a legitimate conversation with a studious, decently groomed 20-something.

How an Early Endorsement From Largest LGBT Group May Reveal Hillary Clinton's Worst Fears

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

This week the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT group, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. It was a bit of a shocker not because HRC endorsed a Democrat but that it occurred before even one vote has been cast in the Democratic primaries.

How Ted Cruz Might Actually Support 'New York Values' and Gay Marriage More Than He Lets On

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

What's been less noted is how the religious right, another force behind Cruz, would have responded if it knew at the time that Cruz was taking a loan from a company that had helped make marriage equality a reality.

Why "We All Knew!" Actually Means Nothing When Someone Comes Out

JD Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Stewart

Being gay isn't about your friends telling you they already knew. It's the journey and realization that you get to on your own -- and if some others figure it out before you, then good for them.

Are your Assets in Shape? 6 Tips to Fiscal Fitness!

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

There are many more analogies between physical fitness and fiscal fitness. One thing I can guarantee is that if you stay on the couch watching TV you most likely won't see amazing results either physically or fiscally.

Here's Why It's Important That Kim Davis Was At The State Of The Union

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Much of the president's speech was about the forces of abject bigotry on the current political stage and how we can't underestimate them. Kim Davis's presence in the chamber served to underscore his warning.

I'm Brave Enough To Embrace The Woman (And Man) In Me

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

My courage grew three sizes that day on the subway platform. I'm now less worried about other people's reactions to my trying on women's shoes or testing nude lipsticks. What does any of it really matter? It's my life. I own it.

The Best Thing About Online Dating Might Just Be Its Worst

Keay Nigel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

The irony is that the plethora of choices is making our head spin, and giving us an even harder time making or sticking to a decision. We are in a constant state of anxiety where we never know if we are doing our best or having the best that we should and must have.

China to Join the West -- in Denying the Obvious Sexuality of Former Leaders

Geoffrey Wertime | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Geoffrey Wertime

We are doing a disservice to our natural diversity when we insist that historical figures must be straight until conclusively proven otherwise, yet need no evidence to be presumed heterosexual.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: Laws Are Superseded By God

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, is once again trying to ban marriages for gays and lesbians in his state, handing down an order directing probate judges to stop issuing licenses.