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"Looking" for Excuses: The Show Was Bad. It Got Cancelled. Get Over It.

Martin Luz | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Martin Luz

Enough of the moaning and complaining about HBO canceling the show Looking. And please stop with the overwrought excuses about gay male psychosexual and sociological failures. Here's the deal: the show was cancelled because it was bad.

Je Suis Rentboy.com

Matthew Ebert | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Rentboy.com. Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.

The Problem With Television Isn't the LBT, It's the G.

JD Stewart | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
JD Stewart

We can't cry out for representation and then spit on it when it arrives. We can't lap up other shows dealing with our cohort's problems and lives and stamp on our own because we feel like we've been given the short straw.

When Did Gays Become the Morality Police?

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Christian Gabriel

The modern LGBT rights movement has been veering toward conservatism for some time, evidenced by its primary and overarching mission to finally achieve Marriage Equality.

Gay 'Big Brother' Adopts 'Little Brother'

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Surrounded by death during the AIDS crisis, Larry Bennett wanted to focus on something happier and more positive, namely his desire to be a Big Brother and care for children.

What Does a Post-HIV Gay Culture Look Like?

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

What exactly will sex between men look like after HIV is effectively contained or eradicated? How will it affect gay male culture? And is that the goal of safe sex education and advocating for the use of PrEP?

Actor Freddie Smith of Days of Our Lives Did What...?! Freddie Speaks Out.

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

It was a sad day last week in the soap opera world when Daytime Emmy nominee Freddie Smith, who played Sonny Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives the past four years, decided to leave the show. Fans went into a frenzy!

Making History: Telling My Story to the U.N. Security Council

Subhi Nahas | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Subhi Nahas

Three years ago, when I escaped Syria, or even three months ago when I arrived in the United States, I would never have imagined I would be selected to make an historic address to the United Nations Security Council about the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees like me.

Here's What Happens When Gay Guys Get Rejected (You'll Laugh, We Promise)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Rejection is never fun. But this hilarious new video from Brian Jordan Alvarez perfectly captures the comedic side to the fear and self-loat...

Changing the World One Coming Out Story at a Time

Nate Warden | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Nate Warden

It was an emotional experience the night I came out to my family, but those painful few hours were nothing compared to the decade of denial and exhausting deceit I had endured up until then.

Why Millennials Have Such A Different Attitude Toward Sexual Identity

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Bisexual, pansexual, demiromantic, aromantic -- the sexual identities with which people label themselves continue to become more d...

Bathroom Bigotry and the Battle for Transgender Rights

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It's hard in the midst of fighting for civil rights, in fighting for equality, to measure progress. But it is clear that we are making progress, however slow and painful it may be.

Remembering The Trans Women We've Lost In 2015

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Transphobia has resulted in the murders of 19 trans women this year alone, a significant increase from last year's 14 murders. Of ...

A Look At The Promiscuity 'Culture War' In The Gay Community

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Though the LGBT community proudly achieved federal marriage equality in late June, public opinion still varies on those enjoying the single ...

This Straight Christian Man Spent A Year Pretending To Be Gay -- And This Is What He Learned

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

This sure is one literal interpretation of the expression "walking a mile in someone else's shoes." In 2012, we brought you the story o...

Spotlight: Queer Books, Diverse Books

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

It was an incredible moment, and the campaign continues to change the publishing landscape. We need more books by authors of color, by women, by queer people and by people underrepresented in New York publishing.

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

JD Stewart | Posted 08.18.2015 | Gay 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.

Common App: It's Time to Pop the Question

Daniel Kort | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel Kort

Our nation is at a cultural crossroads for LGBTQ equality, and it's time for our institutions of higher education to follow suit.

Poll Finds 1 In 2 Young People Surveyed Not 100 Percent Heterosexual

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Sexuality is not always black and white, and a new poll shows that the gray area might be larger than some expect.  YouGov conducted an online po...

Why I No Longer Need to Be a 'Beautiful Boy'

Shawn Binder | Posted 08.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Shawn Binder

There is nothing left for me anymore in the touch of a stranger and there is nothing left in the words that I used to desperately crave to hear. Now when people tell me I'm pretty it feels like a stab to the man I want to be.

13 Vloggers Who Perfected The Art Of Coming Out On YouTube

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2015 | Gay Voices

 Coming out. We all know what that phrase means. We don’t wonder if someone is “coming out of the bathroom” or if a debutante ...

How Frat Hazing Inspired A Book About Sex Between Straight Guys

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Institutions rooted in tradition, like college fraternities and the military, have long been known to ritually haze thei...

Sex Addict or Gay Man?

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay 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 08.14.2015 | Gay 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.

A Primer on Gender Identity and Transgender Children

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

For transgender people, claiming our authentic gender identity is very challenging. For children, that's especially true. Our voices are silenced very early.