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Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

Don't Miss The Extraordinary New Movie "An Honest Liar: Truth and Deception in the Life of James 'The Amazing' Randi"!

Ira Israel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

James Randi devised elaborate hoaxes over many years to prove that renowned scientists could be easily fooled by magicians into thinking that such gimmicks as psychokinesis (supposedly moving or influencing objects with one's mind) were real and not optical illusions.

Unearthed Letter From Freud Reveals His Thoughts On Gay People

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In 1935, Sigmund Freud penned a response to a mother who had asked him for help with her gay son. Despite the broader perceptions of homosexuality at ...

The 5 Keys To Great Sex

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Sometimes you might love to gaze into your partner's eyes. But there are going to be moments when the distraction of focusing on the other person takes away from the intensity of the experience for you.

The Baffling Paradox

Shari Johnson | Posted 01.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Shari Johnson

Homosexuality. Abortion. These two unrelated "buzzwords," "hot topics," "controversial issues" evoke strong reactions and emotions whenever and wherever mentioned. It is my belief the day is coming when they will be connected in ways we never thought possible. I have been on both sides of each of these issues.

Growing Up Gay With Britney Spears

Weston Ashley | Posted 01.14.2015 | 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.

My Husband's Not Gay and the Dangers of Gay Conversion Therapy

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

TLC has the right to air controversial shows, as adults who feel same sex attraction have the right to live the lifestyle that they deem best for them. But it is critical that we as a society step up and speak out against theories and practices like gay conversion therapy.

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Film Review: Two Mothers or 'How Do Lesbian Birds Make Babies?'

Brandon Judell | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Judell

Commencing in the first few minutes with tender lovemaking, the film quickly changes focus and concentrates on Isa's fruitless phone calls to various sperm banks everywhere from Munich to Hamburg.

Resolving to Listen to Ourselves in 2015

Josh Sabarra | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I will no longer be so easily influenced by the "experts" who flood the media with the answers to everything. I will cut through the noise and rely more on my own thoughts than the ocean of other opinions that surround me.

Saudi Arabia Beheads Gays, but Marco Rubio Has No Problem With You Traveling There

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If human rights abuses really were the metric by which we decided on trade and travel, the U.S. should be banning Americans from visiting our staunchest allies and our most popular vacation spots (including much of the Caribbean, where homosexuality is illegal, though it's not illegal in Cuba). It would literally be much of the globe.

Looking for Friends In All the Wrong Places

Josh Sabarra | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Dating websites are for dating, not for finding people who want someone to grab dinner with every now and again or who need a ride to the airport at holiday time. I have those people in my circle, and I'm already not getting flowers and sex from them.

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.

Is 'Coming Out' a Western Construct?

Ali Ahmadi | Posted 01.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Ali Ahmadi

Why is Western society so obsessed with pulling people into certain categories? In an era when sexuality is increasingly understood to be a fluid spectrum, why must we assume that any non-oppressive society must have its fair share of "out-of-the-closet" homosexuals?

New Study Identifies Evolutionary Basis Of Homosexuality

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science

Scientists have long been puzzled by homosexuality, as it seems to be at odds with the basic human drive to reproduce. Various theories have been o...

"Unfollowed" Into Happiness

Josh Sabarra | Posted 01.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

The decision to write an honest and candid memoir about "coming out" and living life authentically should be accompanied by a list of side effects similar to that of the antidepressant Lexapro: confusion, headaches and sleeping problems.

Calling Nevada's Incoming Speaker Racist And Sexist Would Be A Huge Understatement

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Ira Hansen is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly. He's served since his 2011 swearing-in, and with his party's newly acquired majority, ...

The Imitation Game: World War II Like You Never Knew

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years.

(Not) Finding Love Through Textual Chemistry

Josh Sabarra | Posted 01.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Technology is a danger of the contemporary dating landscape. I don't have it all figured out, but I have developed the "Donovan Rule:" No frequent calling or texting before the first meeting - and no overnight bags on Date 1.

When Holiness Is Violence

Broderick Greer | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Broderick Greer

Despite our good intentions, Christianity in the United States still has a long way to go. Instead of seeking to heal the wounds of slavery and institutionalized racial discrimination, many denominations are seeking out fresh ways of shaming and condemning their LGBTQ members.

Alan Turing Helped Save the World & They Persecuted Him

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I usually find TV award shows as primarily fluff and hype, and they rarely stir deep emotions in me. However, listening to Benedict Cumberbatch's acceptance speech in the Best Actor category at the American Film Awards ceremonies for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the film "The Imitation Game" brought me to tears.

New Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong ...

Magazine Names Vladimir Putin 'Person of the Year'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.07.2014 | Media

The Advocate has named Russian president Vladimir Putin its "Person of the Year." "Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gay...

My AA: Approval Anonymous

Josh Sabarra | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

In my entire 40 years, I've never once been high or intoxicated. Still, an AA program would serve me well. Approval Anonymous. A support group that could help eliminate my need to be accepted by other people and direct me toward the sense of self that I am just beginning to claim after decades of living inauthentically.

LGBTIQ Rights in Africa: One Step Forward, One Step Back

Fareen Walji | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Fareen Walji

While the recent Ugandan and Kenyan court rulings are two victories to celebrate, we know there have been many battles quietly lost.