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

JD Stewart | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer 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 08.17.2016 | 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 08.17.2016 | Queer 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, ba...

Sex Addict or Gay Man?

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.14.2016 | Queer 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 08.14.2016 | Queer 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 08.13.2016 | Queer 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 08.13.2016 | Queer 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 08.12.2016 | Queer 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 08.11.2016 | 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 08.06.2016 | Queer 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 08.05.2016 | Queer 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 07.28.2016 | Queer 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 07.27.2016 | Queer 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 07.23.2016 | Queer 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 07.13.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | Queer 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 07.21.2016 | Queer 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.

Why Bail Reform Should Be an LGBT Movement Priority

Chase Strangio | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

Once in prison, our community members face horrific rates of abuse. From sexual assault to deliberate withholding of needed medical care to the brutality of long-term isolation, these abuses have too-long lurked in the shadows of our advocacy efforts.

I Will Never Repent For Being Homosexual

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I was put on this Earth to live the often fabulous -- though frequently maligned -- life of a homosexual. Sling your accusatory rhetoric at me all you want. But to use Bible verses to taint someone's existence, his very life, as a sin because he is attracted to someone of the same-sex is deplorable.

How Scott Walker's Gay-Bashing Blew Up In His Face

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Scott Walker thought he was playing a deft game. But this week it blew up in spectacular fashion as Walker stepped on the Ben Carson third rail and blatantly implied gay men are predators who can't be trusted around children. You'd think in 2015 this kind of blatant defamation would be banished from politics.

LGBTQ People Of Color Are Not Monolithic--In Reality Or Fiction

Riley S. Wilson | Posted 07.13.2016 | Black Voices
Riley S. Wilson

Not all black gay men are either fairies or homothugs. Not all lesbians are butches. LGBTQ people of color are creative, hopeful, well-learned, and at times buoyantly empathetic. Where is the content that shows us in this light?

The Subtle Language Of Sounding Gay

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

David Thorpe has a "gay voice." For the filmmaker's latest endeavor, an autobiographical documentary, he embarked upon a long-delayed confrontation wi...

Stargayzing's David Munk Interviews David Thorpe, Director of the New Documentary Do I Sound Gay?

David Munk | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Munk

Speaking of interviews and gay voices, I was so pleased to be given the opportunity to interview David Thorpe just a few minutes after attending the screening.

Rainbow Fashion Week: Queer Style With a Social Responsibility Message

Anita Dolce Vita | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Anita Dolce Vita

Rainbow Fashion Week recently returned to NYC, kicking off Manhattan's Pride events with eight days of queer style. RFW founder, E. Jaguar Beckford (aka Jag), was intentional about producing a style event that was inclusive and representative of the LGBTQ community's values.

Too Gay to Not Function: It's More Than a Title

Andrew Isaac Burrill | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Isaac Burrill

With SCOTUS's recent decision to make gay marriage a constitutional right in all states, it obviously became a landmark victory for the gay rights movement for people around the world.