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3 Lessons That Made Me a Better Human Being and Entrepreneur

Syed Irfan Ajmal | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Syed Irfan Ajmal

Today, I have found financial freedom as well as some time freedom. I do not own a Ferrari, and I do not have 500 (or even 50) employees working for me, but I happy and content.

Doritos Just Got A Very Queer Makeover

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2015 | Gay Voices

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Fashionably Late: A Lifeline For Older Men Coming Out

William Dameron | Posted 09.05.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

The closet seems like a vestige from a darker time. Many young LGBT people never experienced the repression, but there is an older generation of men who closed the door decades ago and now find themselves tentatively stepping out into a terrifying world. They often feel alone.

Story of Kansas Trans Man Told in Emotional "Dance Moms" Performance

Liesel Reinhart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Liesel Reinhart

The song is intended to capture the push and pull of forces that Jay experiences as a young trans person, first running away from something and then realizing he was running toward something else.

Rebecca Klein

Few School Districts Have Anti-Bullying Policies Protecting LGBT Students | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices

A majority of American school districts have no policies protecting LGBT students from bullying, according to a report released Wednesday. Nearly 3...

The States Where LGBT Teens Face The Most Harassment

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices

It's not easy to be a gay adolescent in America. According to data from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's 2013 National School Climat...

Letter to a Young Boy in Small Town India

Nish Gera | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

Your world will change completely in about a decade and, without really having planned it, you will end up on this tiny island on the other side of the world called Manhattan -- a place full of people who are weird, crazy and sometimes totally unsure of themselves -- just like you.

In the Meantime, Find What Brings You Joy

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Childhood can be terrible, my friend stated. It's important to remind people that it will get better. Between bites of breakfast, the discussion circl...

A Letter to Myself As a Trans Teenager

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

These next few years, as hard as they might be for you, will pass quickly. I know you want to end it all right now; I know you feel like it's the only thing that will stop the pain. But you have NO idea how wonderful the future is going to be!

Why It Took Me So Long to Recover

Z Zoccolante | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Whatever stage of recovery you might be at, know that freedom from the eating disorder is possible. Freedom can be your reality. No matter where you have been or what you have suffered through, hold on. It gets better. There is a future with you in it that is bright and shining.

Four Ways a Toxic Divorce Made Me a Happier Person

Julie Rainbow | Posted 04.12.2015 | Divorce
Julie Rainbow

My toxic divorce helped me to learn what love really means - and to be thankful every day that I found it.

This Is How We Win

Diriye Osman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

You may feel like your future is slipping from your grasp, that if you don't rush now to greet your dreams you might lose out on them, but please wait. If you are coming from an unsupportive environment with regards to your sexual orientation, the best thing to do is to establish your independence.

My Two-Legged Dog's Journey From Egypt to New York to Kansas to a College Town in Pennsylvania

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.

Where It All Began...

Craig Stewart | Posted 02.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart


A Letter to the Lost

Michael Varrati | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Varrati

It is a disheartening fact that, in 2014, so many kids...and also some adults...feel the anguish of a societal prison designed to stop an individual from being who they are inside.

The Delights of Our Lives

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

We're swimming, breathing, being in delight. We meet people we admire; we brush space with strangers who grow into friends; we revel in the things...

From California to Ohio

Justin McCoy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin McCoy

It's OK to ask for help. It's often a scary thing, especially in today's world where we sometimes get made fun of for needing help. But I should have asked for help a lot sooner, and it does get better.

Femininity in Men Is a Form of Power

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

If a Somali man is considered feminine he is deemed weak, helpless, pitiful: The underlying message being that femininity is inherently inferior to masculinity. Variants of this thinking extend across most cultures, belief systems, races and sexualities.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Shares How 'It Got Better'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

This is probably the best thing you're going to watch today. Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox took part in an incredible new docuseries...

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

Jason Collins Reveals The First Time He Ever Said 'I'm Gay' Out Loud

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Jason Collins has joined other big names in an incredible new campaign that aims to provide a platform for queer celebrity experiences in an effort to...

Losing My Fears for My Gay Middle School Daughter

Sandy Roffey | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sandy Roffey

Middle school kids can be dramatic, and over-sensitive, but sometimes they get a bad rap. Sometimes what we expect out of them is far less than they are capable of, especially when it comes to empathy and compassion. Sometimes they even outdo the adults around them.

What Was It Like For Jane Lynch To Grow Up As A Lesbian?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices

An incredible new docuseries has hit the web that interviews out lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) celebrities as they share their journey...

Weather Channel Caught In Storm Of Controversy Over Sarcastic Tweet

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

The Weather Channel has apologized to outgoing Fort Worth, Texas, City Councilman Joel Burns after a recent Twitter flap. Burns, an openly gay poli...

This Child Star Turned Full-Fledged Gay Hottie Is Back With An Important Message

Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Late last year we brought you the news that your favorite child star from "The Little Rascals" and "Full House" had become a full-fledged hottie who w...