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Over the Line: Allies in the LGBT Sports Movement

Patrick Burke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick Burke

There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?

Could Carmen Carrera Become The First Transgender Victoria's Secret Model?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"RuPaul's Drag Race" season three favorite Carmen Carrera made history when she publicly transitioned after the show's conclusion. Since her "Drag ...

WATCH: 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Nabs HUGE Honor

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

OUT magazine is slowly rolling out their annual list of 100 influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) icons, known as the OUT 100 -- a...

Join This Incredible 921-Mile Walk To Fight Bullying And Remember Tyler Clementi

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Bullying Not On Your Watch," a 921-mile walk that began in early October, is preparing to reach its conclusion as participants edge closer to New Yor...

Gay Advocacy Groups Are 'Evil Conspiracy' Out To 'Celebrate' Homosexuality, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryan Fischer has never been one to mince words when it comes to his views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. In a ne...

Who Went Purple On Behalf Of LGBT Youth This Year?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Oct. 17 marked the celebration of GLAAD's annual Spirit Day, a statement of solidarity among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals...

LOOK: Major League Baseball Offers Game-Changing Pledge For LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Major League Baseball offered a game-changing statement of support through social media yesterday for GLAAD's annual Spirit Day, asking fans to take a...

The Spirit of Friendship

Lester Alemán | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lester Alemán

As Spirit Day approaches, I think it's important to pause and ask ourselves why we wear purple. Started by a teenager -- Brittany McMillan -- in 2010 in response to the rising number of young adults dying by suicide, Spirit Day has become a staple annual event for the LGBT movement -- but above all serves as way for our friends to make a statement of support.

New Book Chronicles The Experiences Of LGBT 'BOYS' Around The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Are you curious about the lives and experiences of gay, queer and trans-identifying men around the world -- including some of the top men working in L...

A Gay Man Returns To His Hometown And Confronts Memories Of His High School Bully

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This piece, by Andrew Heaver, originally appeared in the second issue of Hello Mr. Fifteen years after you quit high school and the thought of you ...

WATCH: Disney Princess Revealed To Be Bisexual

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New ground was broken this week when a member of Disney's iconic Princess franchise was queered and it was revealed that Mulan is bisexual. The hit...

WATCH: This Gay Student Wants YOU To Wear Purple This Spirit Day

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Spirit Day, a day to stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, is this Thursday, Oct. 17 -- and...

WATCH: Cazwell Is Back With A Hot New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Openly gay rapper Cazwell is back -- and he's calling you out for all of those selfies. In this exclusive premiere for his new video "No Selfie Con...

Why Gay-Inclusive TV Shows Are On The Decline

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the heels of a record-breaking 2012, representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on TV are on the decline, accordin...

WATCH: Why Is Betty White Changing Her Name?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This Oct. 17 don't make the mistake of calling Betty White by her given last name -- call her "Betty Purple!" White, along with "Hot In Cleveland" ...

WATCH: A Gay CEO Goes 'Undercover'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

While the CBS reality series "Undercover Boss" has been around for a few years, it's now making headlines again for featuring an openly gay CEO as a p...

LOOK: Fashion And Entertainment LGBT Celebrities Step Out Against Bullying

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last Thursday, September 12, GLAAD held a benefit at the Gansevoort on Park Avenue in Manhattan, playing host to some of the fashion and entertainment...

How LGBT-Inclusive Are Your Favorite Hollywood Movies And Studios?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

GLAAD, an organization that works directly with news media, entertainment media, cultural institutions and social media on lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

'This T-Shirt Alone Would Be Enough To Have Me Jailed'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are less than six months away and the debate continues to rage on about whether allies of the LGBT community should boy...

Throwing Jesus Under the Bus

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Jesus said "love your neighbor as yourself" -- and there was no asterisk that said "unless your neighbor is a same-sex couple."

San Diego Press Club's First LGBT Panel Draws Tears, Applause

Thom Senzee | Posted 09.08.2013 | Media
Thom Senzee

"I get to decide who I am, according to the State of California and a growing number of other states. But even in those states where self-identification is not yet the law, as journalists, don't you want to respect the identity of the individual as they perceive themselves?"

LOOK: American Apparel Goes All Out For Gay Pride

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

American Apparel is ringing in LGBT Pride in a very big way. The Los Angeles-based clothing retailer has teamed up with GLAAD for an exclusive lin...

Freedom to Work and the New LGBT Advocacy Paradigm

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

National organizations that are structured more like campaigns, or that serve one particular community or cause, along with the legal organizations and the research organizations, have been increasingly effective relative to the multi-issue organizations. The question is why.

LOOK: New Report Reveals Disturbing Hate Crime Data

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program has released its annual Hate Violence Report, and the results are nothing short of alarming. While...

How Bringing Equality to Boy Scouts Has Strengthened Our Family

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

In April of 2012 I was forced to resign as my son's Den Leader in The Boy Scouts of America because I am gay. Refusing to back down, my partner and I teamed up with GLAAD, launched a petition and unknowingly set out on a journey that would forever change our lives.