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That Time We Were Almost Arrested for Being Gay in Delhi

Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac

We were shocked that in India, the very people who are supposed to protect you are instead the ones you have to bribe to leave you alone.

Feel the Love in Malaysia

Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stefan Arestis and Sebastien Chaneac

The Nomadic Boys are a gay couple, Sebastien and I, who quit our lives and jobs in London in 2014 to travel the world. This is our travel video as ...

Muslims, Homosexuals, Christians and Terrorists

Adam Zaka | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Adam Zaka

When we force our views upon the world, we suffocate and disregard the life-force of those who co-exist around us. None of us will get anywhere until we learn to see each other eye-to-eye, and treat each other with the love and kindness we ourselves deserve.

Why New York Gays Are the Best: Christmas Notes From a Tourist

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

"Dear Melanie, went to see the New York windows last night, and, OMG, met two gays! Real lives ones. Men!"

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist

JD Davids | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Davids

In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the only gay black man.

The "Lavender Scare": Homosexuals at the State Department

ADST | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
ADST

Investigating homosexuality became a core function of the Department's Office of Security, which ferreted out more people for homosexuality than for being a Communist.

The Still Curious Case of Rentboy.com

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. -- Rentboy.com's registered name on public record -- applied to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B non-immigrant working Visa on behalf of Soto Decker.

Who Do You Trust?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

It is a lot easier for gay men to have sex then talk about it. Online hookup sites make it very easy with stats, HIV-status and pictures to find your man in a few clicks. Unfortunately for safer sex advocates, their message may come too late.

I'm a Gay Man And I Love When Women Say To Me, 'Let's Go Shopping!'

JD Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.