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Stabbing at Gay Parade Shows Flaws in Netanyahu's Security for Israelis

John A. Tures | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

He was let out early, before the parade, serving a fraction of the time Palestinians are sentenced for attempted murder. He even publicized his intentions before the parade. It makes you wonder about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to the safety and security of all Israelis.

I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found. Was Blind, But Then I Came Out!

Jordan Reeves | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Jordan Reeves

I was more than a blind follower or a casual experimenter in faith. I was a deep-seated convert and a wholehearted zealot -- I was a disciple of Jesus Christ.

LGBT Suicide: A Risk Reduction Strategy

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Stephanie Mott

I was highly honored to have the opportunity to participate in the Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference last week in Kansas City. There were many intimate discussions about what can be done to lessen the likelihood that people will choose to attempt to bring an end to their own lives.

"Men Are Gay Because They Like Men." Femmephobia and Sizeism in the Gay Community

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

While Jason was celebrated for his aesthetic on the stage, there was one place he went soon after where his look was met with either jealousy or sizeism: a gay bar.

Dear Straight Men, Come Out Already

Mason Hsieh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

Apparently, they called it a "bro-job," which referred to the oral sex the male rowers occasionally engaged in with one another in the showers back in high school.

Confessions Of An 'Old' Virgin

Wes Janisen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Wes Janisen

My unshakable virginity was due to 40% social anxiety, 30% bad taste in potential sexual partners, 15% unrealistic expectations, 10% stupidity and 5% being a little too focused on pizza.

How Clubbing Damaged My Self-Esteem

Connor R. McLaren | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Connor R. McLaren

After some self-reflection, I've realized that I go clubbing for all the wrong reasons, the main one being to meet other guys for romance. After months of doing this with very little success, I can confidently say that alcohol and grinding is not the way to find a well-matched suitor.

This Heterosexual Pride Parade Could Not Have Failed Any Harder Than It Just Did

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Heterosexuals apparently weren't too prideful this weekend.  Blogger Anthony Rebello was the organizer behind the Heterosexual Parade at Sea...

Open Relationships: What the Real Rules Need to Be

Michael Radkowsky | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Radkowsky

When people consider opening their relationship, they focus more on the benefits than the challenges. They think, "surely we should be able to do this and keep our relationship safe and secure."

Gay Bars Can Offer Entry to Community -- But the Cover Charge Can Be Steep

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Gay bars have played an outsized role in the lives of many gay men. They're often our first introduction to the gay community, our entry to a Technicolor world after struggling to be true to ourselves in a black-and-white world. They're where we meet others like ourselves and realize we're not 'the only one.'

Is It Okay to Out Someone?

James Owens | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices
James Owens

Over the course of my life I have come across a number of closet cases, each with their own range of reasons for hiding their true self; every excuse becoming more and more absurd with every step toward equality. Come on people, it's 2015!

'Solosexuals' Embrace Male Masturbation In Online Community

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

The Internet has opened up the possibility to find someone who shares just about any interest, and that includes those with an affinity for ...

How Bea Arthur Became a Champion for Homeless LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

I thank you Bea, for flying across the country into the cold, to help us protect our youths. I thank you for your compassionate heart and your noble spirit. I thank you for recognizing that LGBT youths are deserving of love, and speaking out for them.

Remembering Andre Gray

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.

Just the Facts From a Well-Cited Drag Queen

Raina Bowe | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

You are eight times more likely to be killed by a falling asteroid than to grow up to be me: (1 in 250,000) than you are to grow up to be like me.

The Things I Kn- the Things I Think I Know

Eric Ulloa | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Eric Ulloa

If you were to strip away the layers of the gay community and try to find what it all comes down to, don't look at the core for the answer. Instead turn and look at all the layers you've ripped away and see that the answer lies in the many pieces stripped.

I am a Christian. You Are Something Else.

Scott Terry | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Scott Terry

We both go to church. We both believe in Jesus. I am a Christian. You are something else. Such is the message I often hear from organized religion, and as a gay man and ex-fundamentalist, I find it divisive and presumptuous.

Ghost in the Machine

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I would agree to second and third dates with men I knew weren't going to go the distance. For the longest time, I believed that settling for a lopsided equation was the best I could do; after all, it wouldn't be easy to meet a man who wanted me, imperfections and all.

Queer No Longer Queer - Nor Is Privacy

Gary North | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Gary North

So, if inherent in the ruling is the underlying acceptance that everyone is equal under the law and that our relationships are legit, therefore there is no reason to hide our relationships or enable others to hide: This is the "new" gay-positive/post-bigoted America: The court has basically said so.

LGBT "Treatment" Programs Are Often Child Abuse

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

It isn't "treatment" to withhold food and water from a youth. It isn't treatment to beat a teenager. And nothing should ever be considered treatment that involves denial of medical care, solitary confinement, electric shocks or public humiliation. That's not therapeutic. That's child abuse.

"I Was Very, Very Happy That Stonewall Had Happened."

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Perry couldn't seem to escape the abuse from being gay, whether it was from bullies or the cops. But one night in June, Perry was at the bar, Julius', when he heard that there was a raid down the street at Stonewall and "the girls" were fighting back.

4 Hints That Your Boyfriend Might Be Gay

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

Ladies, LADIES! When your man is having sex with other men, it is a red flag that they could be gay. Its time to break out your confrontation pants and ask him, "When you're having sex with men, are you thinking about me?" If the answer is "no," it is time to move on.

What's It Mean to Be Gay?

Francis Levy | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
Francis Levy

The Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, has publically revealed that he attends AA meetings. ("Governing in Recovery," The Boston Globe, 1/23/14) The fact ...

Dear White Gay Men: Stop Objectifying Gay Men of Color

Lamar Dawson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Lamar Dawson

A few nights ago at a bar in Chelsea, my friends and I were approached by a friendly white guy visiting from Utah. After a few polite introductions and pleasantries, he pulled me over to tell me, "you're a really hot black guy."

Growing Up Gay in Harper Lee's Maycomb

Michael Lambert | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

Ms. Lee may have found her watchman, but the queer children of Maycomb and of all the forgotten rural lands that dot our republic have no watchman.