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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.

Congratulating Gay People Is Not a Sin

Dr. David Anderson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion
Dr. David Anderson

Congratulating gay people is not a sin. Following the Supreme Court's decision in a landmark same-sex marriage case, I released a statement on Facebook, on a radio show, and appeared on Poppy Harlow's CNN show on June 27, 2015. Subsequently there has been some controversy around my statement.

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.

Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

Fathima Imra Nazeer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Fathima Imra Nazeer

It's time we reconcile our beliefs and practices with scientific evidence and 21st century values such as individual freedom and equality, and let go of the beliefs and practices from the 7th century that don't make sense anymore.

Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

Fathima Imra Nazeer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Fathima Imra Nazeer

It's time we reconcile our beliefs and practices with scientific evidence and 21st century values such as individual freedom and equality, and let go of the beliefs and practices from the 7th century that don't make sense anymore.

Big Boy (Girl) Pants for Leaders: Three Keys to Redirecting Our Victim Culture

Robert Hall | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Hall

The flag came down in Charleston because former flag supporters changed their mind - powerful relational leaders can do that. Our growing Victim Class cries for relational leaders who work together to change minds and who bring the divided together.

Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

Fathima Imra Nazeer | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Fathima Imra Nazeer

The supreme court ruling effectively legalizing gay marriage across the United States has caused a stir not just among conservatives and religious fanatics here in the United States but in many parts of the Muslim world as well. It is a good thing we are discussing a topic rarely brought up in Muslim communities.

The Court Didn't Give Us the Right to Marry

Andy Thayer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

One of the many hidden stories of how we got to today involves how some Dems got "turned" on the issue. It wasn't through polite lobbying. Or reasoned argument. It was power politics.

Conservatives Bash Gays (Again)

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters covering the Western Conservative Summit, a gathering that attracted 4,000 people to the Colorado Convention Center over the weekend, did a good job spotlighting the gay bashing that permeated the event.

Reflections on Surviving Survival

Mark Olmsted | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Olmsted

Here's the thing about the future. It's not real, it's an idea we have in our head. Survivors like me didn't even know how much space it took up in our consciousness until it started shrinking, no longer the rapidly expanding universe of anticipation it was before HIV.

Are Your Gay Friends Making You Poor?

David Rae | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Tip of the week: Know what you can afford and don't be afraid to say no. You can always say yes later when your financial planning pays off with some big dividends.

Where the Wild Things Aren't

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

These days, even finding an online hook-up takes too long.

How I Learned to Love 40 by Posing Naked

Jason Heidemann | Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Heidemann

In the days leading up to our encounter a peculiar thing happened -- I panicked. All along I had convinced myself that the shoot was a hero's journey designed to combat ageism and show our community that we're sexy, vital and important at any age. Turns out it wasn't the world that needed reassurance -- it was me.

Cake Wars the Sequel

James Peron | Posted 06.07.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Discrimination laws protect Christians far more than gays in this country. They restrict a business owner from refusing to serve certain protected classes. At the same time the 1st Amendment protects free speech, and free speech includes the right not to speak.

Gay in Indiana

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Gay in Indiana

Why Gay Marriage Isn't Going to Top the Culture War Agenda

Eli Lehrer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Eli Lehrer

While some people will remain opposed to same-sex couples getting married -- just as a dwindling handful still oppose interracial marriage -- every sign exists that marriage will go away as a political issue. Most conservatives, even dedicated culture warriors, will simply move on. The marriage issue isn't going to turn into a replay of the abortion issue.

Being Masculine Doesn't Make You a Top: The Real Problem With Russell Tovey

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

Second, Tovey isn't just "proud to be masculine," as I've seen some trolls insisting. It isn't "just the way he is" or "who he wants to be." Tovey places a positive moral value on being masculine, and negative value on gay male effeminacy.

I'm the Same Person - Being Gay and Loving God

Getrude Matshe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Getrude Matshe

Brooke Dozier is an amazing young woman based in Houston, Texas. This author has released her new book on Valentine's Day called "I'm the Same Person - Being Gay and Loving God."

Coming Out: I Am a Man

Barrett Pall | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Throughout this process I've left Barrett the boy and have become Barrett the man. A man who released the shame he felt for wanting to love another man. A man who addressed issues that were holding him back. A man who has started to live authentically. A real man.

Exclusive Interview With Cheyenne Jackson (VIDEO)

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 04.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

2015-02-03-ScreenShot20150203at4.45.14AMsmall.jpgFor my weekly, live, Saturday-night talk show, The Not-So-Late Show, I sat down at New World Stages with 30 Rock and Glee star Cheyenne Jackson. We chatted about everything from Jackson's Broadway career to marriage to whom he's enjoyed working with the most. There are some great behind-the-scenes stories!

First Build Gay Men's Resilience; HIV Prevention Will Follow

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A recently published study connects the dots between the disproportionate rate of mental health problems among gay and bisexual men and their equally disproportionate rate of HIV infection.

Growing Up Gay With Britney Spears

Weston Ashley | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Weston Ashley

Britney was there for me when my father and stepmother sent me to rehab for being too gay. Her personal struggles before and after the ensuing years helped me as I readjusted back to school and into college. I didn't care if she shaved her head. I just wanted her to be okay and yes, just wished everyone would leave her alone.

Generations of HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.

Gay Men and Their Quarter-Life Crises (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-17-20141115thumbnail7asmall.jpgIn this last episode of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny reflects on 12 years of partying in L.A. with nothing to show for it. Now he is jobless, friendless, and, worst of all, not in his 20s anymore. What he does next will surprise you.

The Vatican's Unfinished Business -- Accepting Gays Is Great, But What About Condoms?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

No one can say with certainty how many Africans have been deterred from condom use and fallen victim to HIV. Given the church's size and influence in the region, and given the 30 million AIDS dead, the number cannot be small.