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Senator Jim Ferlo Helps Break Down Those Closet Doors

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

What started out as a routine press conference today for one state senator turned into something a bit more personal.

Want to Be a Children's Author? Here Are Some Tips

Melissa Carter | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Melissa Carter

As a gay mother I've had to be discerning because many children's books include a mother and father, and have often thought about writing some of my own to reflect his upbringing.

Gay In Theory

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Gelwicks

Last spring, I invited a guy to my Indiana college fraternity's formal. I realized, though, that my fraternity brothers had never actually seen me with another guy. To them, I was "gay in theory." Would they be as accepting when they saw me dancing beard-to-beard with my date?

'The Roosevelts:' Ken Burns Closets Eleanor, Disappears FDR's Gay Sex-Entrapment Scandal in the Navy

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I enjoyed watching Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History last week, keeping in mind that these PBS documentary series are usually a heavy bit of American myth-making. Still, there are a few things just too glaring to hide or treat with discretion in 2014, though Burns arrogantly thinks he can.

Warrior in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Photographer Duane Cramer (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Since being diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago, Duane Cramer has become a tireless advocate for HIV awareness and education, using his photography and creative skills to bring attention to the disease.

Palm Springs' Cinema Diverse Called The Academy Awards of Gay Movies

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has more and better advance buzz than in any previous year, even being called a Gay Oscars (isn't that redundant?)

Gay Jews Shake Their Butts to End the Summer, and Jewish Mothers Plotz Everywhere (VIDEO)

Jayson Littman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jayson Littman

The summer might be over, but the Jewish boys of the famed Viagra Falls house in the New York gay getaway Fire Island Pines just released this Hebro-s...

If You Don't Go After It, Someone Else Will

Michael McNair | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

As gay men, sometimes we find ourselves subconsciously choosing to do everything in our power to avoid looking foolishly vulnerable and admittedly undesirable in the face of other gay men, but at the end of the day, doing that almost NEVER makes us feel any stronger or masculine by a long shot.

Poetry With A Purpose: A Review Of A Dan Vera's 'Speaking Wiri Wiri'

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

You can intellectualize a theory, not a poem. And I am not wasting my time and brain cells trying to decode your poems, trying to figure out what you are trying to write and communicate. Poetry does not belong to the elite; it belongs to everyone.

From Behind The Screen, You Came So Close

David Claps | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
David Claps

My ground rules were simple - I would talk to anyone whose face, not their crotch, appeared in the frame. With my heart rate raised, I moseyed on over to Chatroulette.com and hit "Start."

Catholic League Drops Out of NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Over Decision To Include Gay Group

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion

The Catholic League has backed out of the nation’s largest and oldest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, criticizing event organizers for letting an LGBT g...

How My Second-Grader Explains His Two-Mom Family, A Play in One Act

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Setting: Interior, my Subaru Outback, en route to a school field trip. Characters: Kid One, whom I have just met. Kid Two, who has been my son's clas...

15 Song Lyrics That Define Being Gay and Single

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" remains one of the quintessential dating songs, as well as perhaps the most iconic gay anthem of all time, and is it any wonder? Its theme of survival in the face of heartbreak -- or other insurmountable odds -- rings especially true for the gays.

A 'Thank You' Letter to the Westboro Baptist Church

Michael LaMasa | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

I envy you because you have been witness to all of these wonderful moments of progress. You've had to stand there, signs in hand, tired vocal chords, aching feet, watching as state after state legalized gay marriage. You've had to watch as gay marriage made it to a federal level -- and won.

A Woman Is a Home for a Penis?

Jenny Block | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

Ultra-creep and man of the cloth (of course!) Mark Driscoll went on an online rampage on a church chat board in 2000, and that sh*t has resurfaced and man is it crazy. Not regular, old crazy; full-on "bat sh*t, hold on to your hat, papa's got a brand new bag" crazy.

Coming Out: Going Beyond the Impossible

Rick Clemons | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

Thank goodness that instead of listening to my doubting inner cynic I began to stack things in my favor by believing, being optimistic and trusting that my path was my true path and I would thrive.

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

Can Money Solve a Bad Coming Out?

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Dieter Holger

Daniel Pierce's bravery touched many. After-all, his story garnered over 3.5k donations. We hope the best for Pierce and other youth in his situation. Assumedly, that cash will come in handy for him though.

8 Tips to Dating a Single Gay Dad

Jon Raj | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Raj

After I divorced my husband, I was not very interested in going out and meeting guys. My priority was to take stock of my situation and figure out how I was going to proceed with my life -- adjusting to being a single dad.

Michael Sam and the NFL's Virulent Homophobia

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The NFL is a league that tolerates homophobia, the lofty words of its officials notwithstanding. And until LGBT groups and politicians stand up and take it on rather than cowering, homophobia will continue to get a pass.

PrEP'd and Ready

Michael LaMasa | Posted 10.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

PrEP has magnificent potential to prevent infection. It has the potential to provide many with a chance at a more comfortable life, but I would encourage the gay population to be responsible and remember that none of us are invincible, no matter what powers we think we possess.

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard, a coming-of-age story told virtually without dialogue, and now she's made her feature debut as an actress.

Gay Bridegrooms Urged To 'Think Outside The Closet'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A British department store wants to make sure that when gay men say "I do," they avoid a few fashion don'ts. And it's getting the message across in a ...

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

Gary Nelson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

I know that my dad meant well and that the doctor who treated me was trying to be helpful. In retrospect though, they were clueless. I know now that dealing with anxiety is a lifelong challenge, and at least now I feel like I'm coming out of the fog and finally facing the monster.

The Uniqueness and the Boldness of Crisean

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

"Being my authentic self -- that is, openly gay -- frees me to be more creative; it allows me to write and sing about things other than love and parties. I believe I have a duty to be visible." These sentiments sailed from the heart and soul of the openly gay, androgynous African-American musician Crisean.