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How A Kentucky Clerk Became An Ultimate Symbol Of Bigotry

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Davis is going down as a martyr to cause, having galvanized bigots and religious extremists across Kentucky and across the country, claiming that their religious freedom has been infringed upon by the Supreme Court's ruling.

The Problem With Television Isn't the LBT, It's the G.

JD Stewart | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
JD Stewart

We can't cry out for representation and then spit on it when it arrives. We can't lap up other shows dealing with our cohort's problems and lives and stamp on our own because we feel like we've been given the short straw.

Will Gays Abandon Hillary Clinton if Joe Biden Jumps Into the Presidential Race?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Political strategists still debate whether Biden forced President Obama to move more quickly on marriage equality -- something Biden surely would like us to believe -- or if he was part of a trial balloon days before the president finally announced support in the spring of 2012 (most reports point to the former). But the bottom line is Biden was first, ahead of Obama and Hillary Clinton -- who was last out of the gate among the three.

Why Millennials Have Such A Different Attitude Toward Sexual Identity

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Bisexual, pansexual, demiromantic, aromantic -- the sexual identities with which people label themselves continue to become more d...

Where Do the Lies About LGBTIs in Africa Come From?

Michael Ashworth | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Ashworth

The most effective way to counter lies is to tell the truth again and again: African LGBTIs are not awash with money. Declaring yourself pro-gay does not incite a tidal wave of Western cash to come your way. LGBTIs are not a foreign contagion.

DC Comics' 'Bombshells' Is A Blast From The Past But With Queer Characters

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices

DC Comics is giving some of its most beloved female superheroes a spotlight in the new series "Bombshells."   The comic takes place du...

Black Lives Matter, ACT UP and the Urgency of Violence and Death

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Black Lives Matter protest was disruptive, loud, tense and passionate. The first thing that came to my mind was ACT UP, a group I was a part of, which engaged in similar kinds of protest and disruption, including against Democratic presidential candidates. The urgency of the protest was similar as well: People are dying, and no one in power seems to be doing anything to stop it.

An Open Letter to My Future Parents In-Law Who Won't Attend Our Wedding

James Y. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
James Y.

I learned that being gay is an inborn trait no different than height and hair color. After all, if it weren't, don't you think centuries of fervent efforts to rid humanity of it would have shown at least some modicum of success? Yet here we are.

I'm a Gay Man And I Love When Women Say To Me, 'Let's Go Shopping!'

JD Stewart | Posted 08.18.2015 | Gay Voices
JD Stewart

I like that women think it's okay to make me go shopping with them. To ask about their dress and if it looks nice. To let their wrists fall limper when I'm not so keen on it. I like men who hide themselves in changing rooms because my eyes may "make them gay." I love it all.

Constructive Tension (Ease vs. Ambition)

Robert Levithan | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert Levithan

At one point about a dozen years ago, I bought oceanfront property on a remote island in Bahia in Brazil. My imagined goal was to live much of the ye...

How This Couple Fought Through Illness To Find A New Destiny

Dr. Franky Dolan | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Franky Dolan

I am a caregiver for my partner who has become housebound and bedridden due to an incurable "invisible" disease. I too live with a serious illness, ...

Sex Addict or Gay Man?

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Over the past year, I had several conversations about sexual compulsivity. Collecting background information for Sexed, a novel about sex addiction, I learned that the problem, in various interpretations, is a serious concern for many gay men.

A Heartbreaking Story From One of the World's Most Transphobic Places

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonny von Wallström

When President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, he changed the lives of all LGBTI people in Uganda, one of the most dangerous countries for gay and transgender people. For my friend Cleopatra Kambugu, it was one of the worst days of her life.

They're All on 'Roids!!!

Greg Scarnici | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Scarnici

It upsets me that so many ridiculously attractive gay men feel the need to have super-built bodies in order to feel good about themselves.

How Has the Marriage Equality Ruling Affected Queer Liberation?

Ed Coffin | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

The marriage movement basically packaged things up in a way that was appealing to straight people, because the major gay groups working in the marriage movement attempted to make us appear as heteronormative as possible.

Underwear for the Boy Inside You: The Birth of Nenewear

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

"Everyone used to call my Cuban grandpa 'viejo nene' which translates to old boy. Where I come from you can be a nene your entire life. It's all about how you feel."

God Thinks You're Absolutely Fabulous

A.J. Walton | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
A.J. Walton

There I stood, a​ young LGBT ​man​ and student of theology whose task was to convey God's love and affirmation of same-sex​ ​love to people of faith and no faith.

Former Boston Dance Boy Still Finds Freedom in P-town

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

I was one of those Boston dance boys when I was 22 years old, way back in the summer of 1981. But a funny thing happened on the way to age 56: the Boston dance boy grew up.

Stop Putting a Stigma on Uncircumcised Cock

Greg Mania | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Mania

All these people expressing their disdain for uncut cock are acting like they're going down on someone and finding a Venus fly trap. It made me feel ashamed and embarrassed, and just added to the insurmountable anxiety I get whenever I get intimate with a man. What if the guy I'm about to have sex with takes my pants off and then stop, drop and rolls out of the room?

Why the Boy Scouts New Policy on Gays Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

By allowing the religiously-affiliated troops to still ban gay adults, the BSA is making a religious exemption seem like a reasonable compromise when in fact it is allowing the very people who would discriminate to keep discriminating.

Dear Pat Robertson... Again

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

You're a fearmonger, spreading fable's into an already vulnerable society that fears what they don't understand. And many won't take the time to try to understand because people like you are telling them that people like me are pedophiles and they just listen.

Just as the U.S. Legalized Gay Marriage, I'm Getting a Divorce

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Standing in the shadows next to happy couples celebrating their love and marriage benefits is something no one wants to talk about: in establishing a legal foundation for marriages that last, the marriage equality movement also has laid a safe, clear, and legal path for those people like Tracie and me, who have decided to divorce.

Mental Illness, Societal Oppression, and My Rebuttal to Bruce Levine

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
J Nelson Aviance

In a recent piece posted on Salon.com, Bruce E. Levine made the bold statement that: For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely tol...

The GOP Plan to Stoke Anti-Gay Bigotry in 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While it may be accurate to say that a majority of the American public has "moved on" with regard to marriage equality, that's not true among the base of the GOP. And, more critically, the majority of Americans in general hasn't "moved on" when it comes to "religious liberty" vs. "gay rights," not by a long shot.

Kingdom Star Nick Jonas Attends LGBT Film Fest; Outfest 2015 Award Winners Announced

Nicholas Snow | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Outfest -- the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen - has announced the award winners of its 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, presented by HBO.