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Challenging Dual Stereotypes: The Reality for LGBTQ AAPI Communities and How Foundations Can Help

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

There is a pervasive cultural myth that all gays are rich, and that all Asian Americans are overachievers. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ and AAPI are therefore often assumed to be better off. However, these misconceptions all too often mask real struggles and hardships faced by LGBTQ AAPI communities.

In Brazil's Macho Culture, Homophobia and Misogyny Are Intertwined

Frente Feminista Casperiana Lisandra | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Frente Feminista Casperiana Lisandra

Both homophobia and sexism are part of the structure of the patriarchy. They are the most enduring building blocks in the construction of prejudice. And when those ideas come from within the gay community, we have a paradoxical situation.

An LGBTQ Invitation to Israel

Arthur Slepian | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Arthur Slepian

We look forward to leaders from around the world coming to Israel in June, taking this opportunity to participate in the conference, to see the community and the country for themselves, and to join in the celebration of Tel Aviv Pride. We will be stronger together.

Don't Call Me Daddy: Loving Someone 25 Years Younger

Blair Fell | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Blair Fell

He would also edit my writing, organize my closets and plan adventurous weekends at outer-borough museums and trips to Hindu temples. He was, in short, my dream man. So could a real committed relationship work?

Activist Remembers Those He Met on 6,000-Mile Walk for Equality (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-24-1429841365-638767-2015042214297451469265555AlanBounvillesmall.jpgAlan Bounville walked 6,000 miles for gender-identity and sexual-orientation equality. But what happened early on in his walk, at a small grocery store in a rural town, is what led him to one of his most memorable experiences.

Why We Need to Keep the Activism of New Queer Cinema Alive

Matthew Wade | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Wade

Yes, these contemporary films may be brilliant and present a diverse range of multi-layered gay characters, but they often focus on the monogamous, family-oriented love stories we typically see in mainstream heterosexual narratives. The queercore, rebellious spirit of New Queer Cinema films has slowly become overshadowed by the "ideal" of domesticity and conformity.

The Trials of Being Gay and Ginger

Alex Hopkins | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Hopkins

"wWeird" was always how I felt -- from the earliest age -- marked out not only by my acute shyness, but by the color of my hair. The irony was that what I had on my head made me conspicuous -- it suggested I should be bold and dangerous -- the antithesis of my nervy nature and propensity for tears whenever my (ginger) mother left me at the school gate.

This Hooters-Style Restaurant With Scantily-Clad Waiters Is About To Make Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Move over, Hooters. A new Texas restaurant is all about the scantily-clad men. Tallywackers is a bar and restaurant slated to open in May in Dalla...

The Iceman Becometh Gay: Realism Over Diversity

Will Bower | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Will Bower

Surveying the boards out there, it appears that many a young, heterosexual comic-book fanboy has become agitated by the recent news that Iceman of All-New X-Men is gay.

Last Weekend: A Masterpiece of Contemporary Cinema by Tom Dolby

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Ernest Sweet

I don't often write criticism, especially on films, but this exception has to be made. Not only is "Last Weekend" one of the best films I've seen ...

The Myth of Black Gay Privilege

James Jones | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
James Jones

Does "black gay privilege" still hold when trying to negotiate a raise or a promotion? It is one thing to evaluate a person's multiple social identities on paper and quite another to evaluate that individual in person.

Aging in Gayville

Michael Rohrer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm here, I'm queer and really, I'm sexier as a 40-something than I've ever been at any other age in my life.

13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly "coming out of the closet."

Marina and the Diamonds Singer: Some Female Pop Stars' Love for Gay Fans Feels Forced

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Don't expect to find Marina Diamandis gushing about her gays anytime soon. While she admits overwhelming support from the LGBT community, the Marina and The Diamonds star refuses other pop divas' seemingly obligatory means of addressing it.

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

How LGBT Professionals Can Stand Out at Work

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Dorie Clark

For years, the dominant question for LGBT professionals was whether it was safe to be out at work. Though the battle is far from over, the growing acceptance of gay marriage and the coming out of prominent executives like Apple's Tim Cook has moved the discourse to the next level.

Why I'm Unsubscribing From Ageism in the Gay Community

David Vaughn | Posted 04.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Vaughn

Almost every time I go out in the gayborhood, I experience some form of ageism. Age shouldn't matter -- because it doesn't. It's the 21st century, and the only things truly dated about us are our idealisms.

Was George Washington Gay? Consider the Evidence

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas A. Foster

Historians of the LGBTQ past have noted that there is double-standard, a default setting for the sexual orientations of historical figures. Larry Kramer seeks to tackle it head-on with his book. His provocative statements will convince some and irk others.

Are You Ready For Your Close-up?

Stampp Corbin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

With the ongoing incidents concerning inappropriate police shootings, the call for body cameras is getting increasingly louder. So loud that scores of police departments across the nation have already implemented or begun implementation of the technology.

This Has To Be The Most Unusual -- And Controversial? -- Hillary 2016 Campaign Yet

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices

Hillary Clinton has some support from San Francisco's bottoms. The former Secretary of State announced she is running for the 2016 Democratic pres...

Obama '08, Clinton '16

Chris Cormier | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

In my 20s, candidate Obama was right for me. Now, in my 30s, candidate Clinton will get my vote.

Screw You, I Am Asian 'American'

Mason Hsieh | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

While it may not have been Tammy's intent, posing this seemingly innocuous question is a poorly disguised microaggression that perpetuates the belief that Asian-Americans are cultural and racial outsider within the American context. T

Christianity a la Carte

Stampp Corbin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Stampp Corbin

Either you are a prix fixe Christian, taking everything on the bible menu, or you are a Christian who believes that passages cannot be taken literally, and often are not what they seem.

Grammy-Winner Lisa Fischer: A Gay Man Changed the Way I Look at Myself

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

During our telephone interview, the Grammy Award-winning performer showed significant introspection talking about her work with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Tina Turner. Her gears were nearly audible as we discussed 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-nominated documentary showcasing Fischer and others who've made careers of singing backup for music industry giants.

My Long Short Road to 50, in Gay Years

David Toussaint | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

If you're fortunate enough to live half a century, you'll understand that it isn't that youth is wasted on the young, it's that youth has no bearing on happiness.