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Matthew Shepard Play Deemed 'Too Adult' For Iowa High School Drama Club

Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Based on the 1998 murder of gay student Matthew Shepard, Moisés Kaufman's "The Laramie Project" has played to great acclaim around the world. But the...

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage Equality

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

"Frank and Nikki sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Almost everyone knows the rest of this song: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes th...

A Straight Mom's Pride

Julie Tarney | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

"I just wanted you to know that my son's dry cleaning will include an occasional beaded dress or sequined tube top," I explained. "He's a performer, and those items are definitely his, not a girlfriend's."

The End of Exodus Doesn't Mean the End of 'Ex-Gay' Movements

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Exodus taught that gays and lesbians could either change or repress their sexual attractions through a process of prayer and counseling. So its disappearance is a major change in the ex-gay ministry landscape. But the ideas behind Exodus' ministry continue to thrive.

Why Gay Foster Kids Are Facing An Uphill Battle

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 06.23.2013 | Gay Voices

MIAMI -- Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed ...

Poll Reveals Top Concern Of Latino LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2015 | Latino Voices

Family acceptance is the top problem facing Latino LGBT youth, according to a new survey released by the League of United Latin American Citizens. ...

The Life Lessons A Straight Father Taught His Gay Son

Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com At 19, I came out of the closet to my parents. It was a shock, but not a surprise. At the time, I wasn't quite r...

Curtis M. Wong

A Pride Tribute To The World's Greatest Gay Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

In what is becoming a New York tradition, the legacy of Judy Garland will be celebrated with an evening of eclectic performances honoring lesbian, gay...

A Grisly Arrest Ahead Of Tel Aviv's Pride

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

JERUSALEM -- Israeli police say they have arrested three suspects in connection to the killing of two people at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv four ye...

Dan Savage Explains Why Sex Education Must Include LGBTs

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices

(Warning: The above video contains graphic language.) Author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, who recently asserted that gays are better at sex...

A Breakthrough Approach To Bullying In Wisconsin

Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices

As part of an effort to crack down on "harassment and emotional abuse among young people," a Wisconsin town will reportedly ticket and fine parents wh...

Amazing Grace

Chris Delyani | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

I should've known she'd find me. Within minutes of my March blog posting of my first visit to the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth, Grace Ste...

The Kennedy Kids

Chris Brady | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Brady

It is noble of Justice Kennedy to show concern for children being raised by same-sex couples, but what about the voices of the millions of LGBT children across America? All children should grow up knowing that when they become adults, they too can have marriages and families.

WATCH: 72-Year-Old Grandmother Sings Gay Marriage Song For Her Lesbian Niece

Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Footage of a 72-year-old grandmother's poignant song for her lesbian bride-to-be niece is making the blogosphere rounds. Sherri Gray of Nashville ...

The Personal Is Political: Why Coming Out Matters

Dr. Darcy Sterling | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Darcy Sterling

You have a fundamental obligation (as we all do) to make this world a safer place. If you can't find the strength to come out for yourself, do it for the kid in Tennessee who sees no "normal" role model of gay life because, like you, so many people value "privacy" above social obligation.

'Boy Or Girl?' The Challenges Of Gender In Schools

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO -- From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that yo...

No Reprieve For Boy Scouts Despite Gay Youth Vote

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices

-- The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as Scouts. Dismayed conservati...

Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Youths

The Associated Press | By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America have reportedly voted 61-38 to allow gay Scouts. According to multiple media sources, the scouting organization has chos...

WATCH: Gay Teen Gets Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts After Coming Out

Posted 05.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Amateur footage that reportedly shows a gay teen being kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after he came out to a scouting official is makin...

Gay Activists Rally Ahead Of Boy Scouts' Ban Vote

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

By Marice Richter GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas t...

Ending LGBT Youth Homelessness: Forty to None Project's Multi-pronged Approach

Jama Shelton | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Jama Shelton

Most solutions to the problem of youth homelessness center around increased shelter services, but we have established a three-tiered approach that is multidimensional and holistic; each part is important in its own right but ineffective without the others.

Boy Scout Troop Will Allow Gays

East Hampton Patch | Paul Petrone | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

MILFORD, CT - The Boy Scouts of America's Connecticut Yankee Council, which runs camps in several towns and has members from dozens more communities, ...

WATCH: Gay Teen's Incredible Graduation Speech

Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A Colorado-based gay teen's incredible commencement speech thanking his graduating classmates for their support is making the blogosphere rounds. ...

LOOK: Broadway's Hottest Chorus Boys Support LGBT Youth In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Six of New York's hottest chorus boys sang, danced and stripped before a packed house at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts May 20, each vy...

Another Glitch in Boy Scouts' Proposed Gay Policy

Win Bassett | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Win Bassett

Most of the conversation has focused on the double standard of refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. However, there hasn't been any discussion about another qualifier in the proposed language -- "alone."