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Study Finds Lesbian Women More Likely To Encounter Child Abuse And Sexual Assault

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Dr. Keren Lehavot, the study's author, tells HuffPost Gay Voices reports have misconstrued the aim of the research, which intended to intended...

Accessorizing Hate

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

When we choose silence in the face of bigotry, we threaten the lifeblood of our Union. We've all experienced more than a few bigots in our lives. Th...

I Don't Want To Get Married

Robin Schwartz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robin Schwartz

I have decided I don't need a contract to declare or define my relationship. I understand and respect that others see it as more than that, but right now I am not interested. But I deserve the right to make that choice for myself and not have someone else make it for me.

GOP Quietly Embraces Gay Republicans Despite Differences

McClatchy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates – and among gay Republicans, who no...

Ron Dicker

Gay Ads: Does Progress Mean Profit?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

Same-sex sells. At least the companies behind a wave of gay-themed advertising hope so. Chains such as J.C. Penney and Gap are cultivating an incl...

Some Personal Thoughts on President Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dorian de Wind

I personally haven't "just concluded" that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I concluded this a very long time ago, when the most loved person in the world to my wife and myself, our young son, told us that he was gay.

The Birds And The Bees, With A Twist

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.

Lesbian Mom Granted Paternity Over Daughter In Legal Battle Against Ex-Partner

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Colorado-based lesbian mom is breaking new ground by becoming the first woman allowed to file a paternity suit in her state. As ABC is reporting...

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Takes To The Hockey Rink For Adorable Wedding Proposal

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what is likely the most heartwarming video you'll see all day, a Canada-based lesbian couple took to the ice of a hockey game during intermission f...

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Told To 'Get A Room' By Restaurant Manager After Kissing During Romantic Dinner

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Phoenix-based lesbian couple is crying foul after being told to "get a room" by a hotel restaurant manager during a romantic dinner. The Arizona...

The Quest For A Truthful Life: One Georgia Woman's Coming Out Battle

East Cobb Patch | Wendy Parker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Shannon Hames rarely betrays emotion as she discusses the painful events that transformed her life, virtually in a flash. She'll tell you, however...

Blunt Instruments, Transvaginal Probes, And What's At Stake

Sue Hyde | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Hyde

Sen. Roy Blunt has introduced an amendment that would severely restrict the ability of insured employees to get health care services if an employer or insurance company objects on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. His attack has dire implications for LGBT people.

Old Is the New Black; BDSM, the New Gay

Eric Schaeffer | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Schaeffer

Blindfolding with a silk scarf? Wrists bound to the bedpost while whip cream or ice is run along the innocent captive? "Rough" sex? A slight squeeze of your lover's throat? Just a soft one?

PHOTOS: Best Gay And Lesbian Kisses In Honor Of Valentine's Day

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Now a soft kiss," beloved English poet John Keats once wrote. "Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss." Indeed, truer words have never been spo...

What Conservatives Give Up When We Turn Our Back on Gay Americans

Eli Lehrer | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

This year, GOProud isn't going to be in attendance at CPAC. To me this is a problem, not so much because of what it says about individual conservatives' attitudes toward gay Americans but because what it says about the direction of the conservative movement.

Ellen DeGeneres' JC Penney Partnership Slammed By Anti-Gay Group

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ellen DeGeneres' new gig as a spokeswoman for JC Penney is just one component in the retail brand's planned makeover, but not everyone is thrilled by ...

Saving Santana's Storyline

Asher Huey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Asher Huey

Art, including television comedy, is meant to hold a mirror to society. While holding that mirror, Hollywood should give lesbians the fair and equal consideration they give gay men.

Are Children's Issues Only Important in Attack Videos?

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Adam Pertman

Children are routinely cited as the beneficiaries of the ideas politicians suggest, whether tax cuts or hikes, increased spending or less of it. But it's hard to recall a single instance of a candidate advocating a specific programmatic initiative with children at its core.

New Analysis Reveals Spike In Same-Sex Contact Between Teen Girls

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new analysis of the U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) has revealed some surprising shifts in the sexual activity of teenage girls over th...

Bring Jesus and the GOP to Thanksgiving! A Music Video Viewing Guide for the Whole Family

Katie Halper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Since the liberal media refused to show the tender face of the Family Leader Thanksgiving GOP debate on national television, most Americans missed out.

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Calls Florida DMV Rejection 'Humiliating'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A visit to the DMV is rarely a pleasant experience for anyone, but now, a Florida-based lesbian couple says they are humiliated by their driver's lice...

WATCH: Colorado Lesbian Couple Fears For Life After Alleged Hate Crime At Condo

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Colorado-based lesbian couple fears for their safety after allegedly becoming targets of a frightening hate crime. As Colorado's KWGN is reporti...

Conservative 'Ex-Gay' Candidate Admits Lesbian Affair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Linda Wall, a conservative independent Virginia candidate for the House of Delegates, admitted on Wednesday that she had an affair with a female stude...

WATCH: Vinny Guadaginino, Kristin Chenoweth, Chaz Bono Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A host of celebrities are teaming up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for their new "Amplify Your Voice!" campaign to speak ...

Michigan LGBT Advocates Launch Campaign For Anti-Discrimination Law Amendment

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A coalition of Michigan advocacy groups is launching the new "Don't Change Yourself. Change The Law" campaign in an effort to combat the state's lack ...