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I Did It: Forgiveness

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Why should I forgive that evil ex-lover who stole my money and tried to damage my relationship with my child? I was startled to realize how much venom I still carried for a person I broke up with eight years ago.

Learning to Love Wade Davis Style

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Former NFL player Wade Davis is consistently growing and evolving. It would take some years before the athlete would get centered and in a space where he was able to love others around him and himself.

Gay Is the New Black: The Best Gay Web Series You've Never Heard Of

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

Even though there's so much gay representation on TV, many of these characters are one dimensional. Here's a list of gay artists creating content on the Internet that is honest, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always original.

The Limits of Looking

Noah Tsika | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Now that the first season of HBO's Looking has come to an end, it is worth reflecting on the series' achievements, and lamenting some of its shortcomings.

Here Is the Note All LGBT Children Should Receive From Their Parents

Patrick Wallace | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wallace

For parents of LGBT children who are striving to find the right words to say to their kids -- look no further, for this is your template...

Friend

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

The person I write about here died before his time, at 48. We were 30 years apart and friends for a couple of decades, blowing away the theory that intergenerational friendships don't work.

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Inspired This State Lawmaker To Come Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) announced on Wednesday that he is gay, saying the controversy over Senate Bill 1062 prompted him to go public wi...

More Victories for Gay Rights - More Work to Be Done

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

As we experience more victories like we did in Texas and Arizona last week, we'll be that much closer to seeing equality for all. We're getting there, but there's a lot more work to be done.

Arizona Veto of "Religious Liberty" Bill Shows that Economic Conservatives Take Religious Conservatives for Suckers

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

When a conservative Republican governor vetoes a "religious liberty" bill passed by a conservative Republican legislature because the business community tells her to, it shows who really calls the shots.

Heal This Way and Coming Around: Words for LGBT Youth and Their Parents

Janet Mason | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

While the advice that Coming Around offers may just sound like commonsense -- the fact is that this information is not common knowledge in the dominant culture.

How I Came Out of the Closet and in to the Streets

Kid Congo | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Kid Congo

The glam rock space aliens turned into monsters. We were the Blank Generation that wanted to scare the hell out of you and shake up the status quo. For the gay kids, that included the homosexual status quo.

Karma's a Stitch

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Is it just us or does it seem that there are a lot more open sewers lately? First, there's that guy in Michigan who shot himself in the head trying to demonstrate to his girlfriend that guns aren't that dangerous.

An Open Letter to Barneys New York re Transgender Ad Campaign

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Chris Edwards

I've been an ad guy for almost 20 years, so I know how it works. The more over-the-top and provocative, the more attention the ad gets. I feared your campaign would be sensationalized in order to push the envelope like the Benetton ads of yore.

We're Now Congratulating Common Sense

Vin Testa | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Vin Testa

Sure, it's a victory in the smallest sense of the word, but is it worth celebrating the fact that the road to this veto was even taken?

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.