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The Six Powerful Lessons David Bowie Gifts Us

Melanie Pritchard | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melanie Pritchard

"David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fitted in growing up in Michigan. I found him so inspiring and innovative. ...

Interview: Stevie Boi "Rock Star Designer"

Eileen Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Eileen Shapiro

Fashion designing messiah, Srevie Boi, celebrated for his unique, eclectic eye wear for the stars, including: Lady GaGa, Elton John and Beyoncé, is feverishly preparing for New York Fashion Week.

Hear Hear! Our Voices Are More Than Gay Voices

Sarah Prager | Posted 02.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

There is no perfect term for all of us (we are too wonderfully diverse for that) but "gay" is about as far from inclusive as you can get and I'm glad Huffington Post Queer Voices made the change like so many other organizations have done.

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

The Conversation US | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.

Coming Out to Your Partner as Transgender

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

If you're transgender and you're not telling your partner, you are not living a true relationship. You are lying to them. Think about this: If they don't love you for who you really are, then they don't really love you.

117 Ways to Describe LGBTQ Identity

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

While we can certainly tease out some common terms, this shows that there is no monolithic LGBTQ identity -- if we only listen to what people have to say.

Let's Talk About People That Aren't Young Cis White Gay Men

Davey Wavey | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Davey Wavey

The real issue here isn't my alleged hypocrisy or ageism. It's that the videos gay men most often share, discuss and click on aren't the ones with important messages or diverse representation. Instead, it's the videos with the shirtless, young, muscled white guys.

Hello From the Other Side: A Message to Davey Wavey About Older Gay Men

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

From one Davey to another, all the way from the other side of 35 (there's not such a distance between us; just a million miles of experience), now that you've begun to see the cruelty promulgated by young gay men against older gay men, think about what you're doing.

Feel the Love in Malaysia

Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac

The Nomadic Boys are a gay couple, Sebastien and I, who quit our lives and jobs in London in 2014 to travel the world. This is our travel video as ...

A Look at the Discreet Charm of the Modern Daddy

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

After years of stereotypical depictions of intergenerational relationships in TV, porn and movies, it's increasingly clear that our community would do well to shed these hang-ups. We may well be strong, capable and sexual, but without desirable older role models, without a positive, normal vision of what an older gay man can be, we're stunted.

Should I Use Tinder Or Nah?

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
DJ Louie XIV

So as someone who is interested in love in 2016, do I need to just shut up and embrace the reality that we've lost this language of IRL love to time? And if so, do I also accept the new normal and pray that a Cute Pic and I might have some actual chemistry? Do I make GR,B my default mode?

The Lesbian Chronicles 8 : Karma and the Beach

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Just as there are those three doors on the game show, I believe that God or Spirit; in tandem with our soul; chooses one of three doors (or character types) for us.

For This Gay Man, the Gym Has Often Been the Most Terrifying Place in the World

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

I am taking contrary action to be in an environment that is filled with emotional triggers. Just walking in the door is an exercise in self-love and self-acceptance, and the gym is now a place of healing and reclamation.

New Mormon LGBT Policy: Putting Already Vulnerable Youth at Even Greater Suicide Risk?

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

Today, the message to LGBT Mormon youth is clear, and it's a bleak Sophie's Choice: either resign yourself to life of celibacy, or be ejected from your church and family -- for all time and eternity. Regardless of which option Mormon youth choose, they lose.

Coming Out in a Stadium Near You

Chris Kyle | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Chris Kyle

I grew up near Boston, so I root for the New England Patriots. I can tell you all about the Ideal Gas Law because I pretty much have a PhD in Deflategate, but I can't tell you when the NFL will welcome more gay players, including its first gay superstar. Hopefully soon.

Becoming the Parent of a Transgender Child

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

If your child has the courage to come to you and tell you that they are transgender, then honor that.

How I Found Myself Straight Shaming

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

It was like years of repression and suppression and oppression raged out of me in that moment, perhaps a spontaneous combustion caused by the inhumane temperature on the subway platform.

All Vaginas Are Welcome; Creating a Healing Space For Female Identified Persons

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pamela Madsen

In this new age of expansion and inclusion; some of us are really working hard to create a safe space for all of it. That is the intention --- and trying to speak to all vagina holders at the same time and be inclusive is an ongoing challenge.

What To Do When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Sofia Rose Smith

Does the beginning of the New Year overwhelm you a little? Perhaps you started 2016 with that clean slate feel; you released old patterns as we said goodbye to 2015, but now you can't remember that hopeful feeling you had on New Year's Day.

Sex & Hot Dogs

Albert Serna Jr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Albert Serna Jr

As someone who loves both hot dogs and sex, I have decided to compile a list of the weirdest places I've had sex, paired with a not so ordinary hot dog that I've eaten.

The BRO Phenom, and the Demise of Sexual Labeling: An App That Connects Straight Men for Sex Is Challenging Simple Definitions

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Most people outside of the sex-therapy community have never considered the existence of a multi-universe of sexual identities, but those of us immersed in this stickiest of human foibles have come to realize that there is much yet to discover.

Pope Francis Met Apple's Tim Cook At The Vatican Last Week

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis met privately on Friday with Tim Cook, Apple's CEO and a prominent advocate for LGBT rights. The leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic C...

How Medical Schools Are Failing the LGBTQ Community

The Establishment | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Medical schools' ongoing discomfort with sexuality and its antiquated notions of how it should be taught -- particularly in regards to LGBTQ issues -- is a serious problem, and one that is affecting patients' health.

What I Just Learned About Publicity, the Gays and Madonna

Kevin Thornton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Thornton

She always managed to find that sweet spot where half the people loved it and the other half were so outraged they couldn't stop talking about it.

An Unconditional Act of Faith -- Rev. Cynthia Meyer Comes Out to Her Methodist Congregation

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

A mere 12 days ago, an extraordinarily brave and faithful soul found herself called by God to declare her own authenticity. She did so publicly in an intentional, courageous and life-changing sermon.