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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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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.

The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men

Noël Gordon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Noël Gordon

As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming -- and in some cases, downright exhausting -- to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better.

Waning Influence of Religion in America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.

On Being a Gay Uncle

Paul Florez | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

Last year, my fiancé's sister, Julie, gave birth to a beautiful red-headed girl named Mira Celeste, and it was then I found myself taking on the role of uncle. And with that new role came a slew of fears I wasn't ready for.

ISIS Militant Likens Gays To Pedophiles, Says They Are 'The Worst Of Creatures'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices

A militant allegedly associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spoke out against the gay community in a video message, likening gays ...

The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information

Mark Baer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'

A Straight Person's Guide to the Coming-Out Conversation

Joe Anthony | Posted 11.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Anthony

My hope is that, when a friend does finally choose to come out to you, these notes will help you be more comfortable with it, and that you'll understand what he or she has been going through up to this day that shapes the conversation in his or her head.

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

Don't Worry, Millennial Gays: Your Summer Will Be All Right

Michael McNair | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

Sometimes it's difficult for us millennial gays to let our guards down, because a lot of us are afraid of intimacy, not just romantically but even in terms of loving friendships.