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The Importance of Keeping a Diary

Weston Ashley | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Weston Ashley

I was stuck there and had no way out. But I could write it down. I could tell my story to someone. I had to trust that what I had to say was important. It was and still is.

The Misadventures of Dating When Queer and Crippled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

While you're thinking: "I've never been with a PwD before," I'm thinking, "I've never been with someone who was REALLY okay with my disability." You: Who takes care of him? Me: Will they help me if I need it? How do I ask?

Reaching For The Son

Bobby Steggert | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Bobby Steggert

The young me who sat in fear watching that talk show over twenty years ago begins to recede, and he is overshadowed by a man who is beginning to believe that he deserves happiness.

Don't Pile More Discrimination on LGBTQ Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin M. Ryan

We've watched those caskets lowered into the ground, and grieved at those wakes and funerals, just as many thousands of child advocates all across the country have done. Legislation that endorses discrimination against them will only worsen their isolation and despair.

The Olympic Hangover

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

We hear about the success stories, and how great the experience was for the athletes involved, but never do we hear of the time following an Olympic Games for an athlete.

Days In the Lives of the Von Bs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

I have to ask myself what the hell is there about my life and my desire to marry the man I love that causes these people to act, well, crazy, for the lack of a better word?

The Gay Dad Project

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Fader

Throughout my time living online I've met some truly inspirational people. One of those people is Erin Best Margolin. Erin has a business partner name...

LGBT Rights Under Fire Around the Globe: IPPF Urges Supporters to Renew the Fight

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Tewodros Melesse

We know the path to equality is an uneven course, which is why we, along with our many partners, work tirelessly in more than 170 countries around the world.

My Way (According to Bob Gates)

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Gates' book is getting a lot of attention because he slams Vice President Biden, Congress and its leaders, various White House staffers, even President Obama. But the DADT sections reveal a petulant Gates determined to be the quarterback making the calls on DADT, not the president.

The Great Christian and Homosexual Divide

Shane Jordan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Shane Jordan

Most people would agree that the point of Christianity is to be Christ-like. For anyone who doesn't know or who hasn't cracked open the Bible or history book for that matter, Jesus Christ was not a hater.

Does Kansas Need a Spanking?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.23.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Well, Kansas sure isn't shy about letting the world know how it feels about gay people. But the logic of Kansans has always been hard to figure out.

Ask MISTER Carl: "My Boyfriend Is Cheating...Maybe? Help!"

Carl Sandler | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Even with the best of intentions, the chances of him slipping up at some point are as about as high as a freshman taking his first hit off a gravity bong.

Chile: Senate Approves Idea of Life Partnership Agreement

María Mercedes Gómez | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices
María Mercedes Gómez

A question on many minds is whether the AVP bill will in effect shut down the discussion on same sex marriage in Chile.

Maureen Ryan

'Transparent' Creator On Amazon, Dark Comedy And TV's Brave New World

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | TV

"You can do anything. You should do anything. This needs to be something that people feel like they have to see, so take the risks you want to take." ...

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Is a Kiss Mightier Than the Sword?

Laurindo Garcia | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Laurindo Garcia

Worthy of kudos is when I hear of friends who may not have verbally come out to their family, but instead mustered the willpower to bring their partner to a family gathering. I heard a few of these stories during the recent Lunar New Year festivities.

Intersections & Interceptions: Michael Sam, President Obama and Masculinity

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Jacob Moore

I never played football in high school... or ever. But, this doesn't mean that when University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced last week that he was gay, 2 weeks before the NFL draft, I didn't pause and think.

Celebrating Valentine's Day as a Gay Christian: A Modest Proposal

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Together, we can choose to celebrate this Valentine's Day by expressing unconditional, real love in its deepest and widest sense -- truly affirming love for our LGBTQ selves, for each other, for our allies and even for our "enemies."

Let's Focus on LGBT Wellness

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Hello! We are Liz and Scout, and we're excited to help announce the launch of HuffPost Gay Voices' new LGBT Wellness page, the destination to catch great blog posts and news about what wellness means to our communities.

Shaki-Shocky!

Monica Trasandes | Posted 04.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

Last week, Shakira and Rihanna's new video, filled with steamy faux lesbianism, absolutely shook some folks to the core.

Why Michael Sam's Coming Out Is Crucial for Black, Gay Men

Drew-Shane Daniels | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Drew-Shane Daniels

The truth about "coming out" stories is that black, gay men need to hear them. We need to see queer people of color celebrating their truths and journeys.

The Super Gay History of the Olympics

Jason Anthony | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Anthony

I hate to break it to you, Vlad. You've made a poor choice of venue for this one. Cause the Olympics are really, really gay. I'm not talking figure skating, or the two-man luge. I'm talking about the great Olympics of the ancient Greeks.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Not Joining Anti-Gay St. Paddy's Parade, A True Friend

Christopher Murray | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

As a New Yorker, a person of Irish descent and a gay dude, Mr. Mayor, my friend, thank you.

Reframing the Media Narrative: Trans Bodies Are Not Public Domain

Savannah Garmon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Savannah Garmon

The true aggression in these scenarios is the idea that trans women's bodies are public domain, or the simply nonsensical belief that no cis man would ever be attracted to a trans woman.

Armistead Maupin: The Man Who Wrote the Quintessential San Francisco Novel -- On a Newspaper Deadline

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Armistead Maupin's assignment was to show up at the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle every weekday morning and produce seven hundred words, give or take. But Army's job was not to report the story. It was to make it up.