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Three Steps to Opening Your Marriage: A New Permissive Monogamy

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

It's a delicate balance; finding a marriage that works and exciting, adventurous sex. But how does one cross the line and venture into the stormy seas of an "open marriage" without losing the safety of a monogamous partnership? Is sex with someone other than your spouse really worth the risk? And how do you even bring up the topic?

Novelist Carolina De Robertis wins a Stonewall Award for her historical treatment of queer and transgender identity in THE GODS OF TANGO

Aya de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aya de Leon

Internationally bestselling novelist Carolina De Robertis is one of the winners of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards, which were announced earlier this m...

Carol: A Real Love Story?

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Fleisher

t is not your typical lesbian love story. It lacks some of the passion and hot sex that makes many coming out movies compelling. But, when you encounter a magnetic attraction to someone that will rip your life to shreds, the unfolding of the love story may at first seem understated and unclear. When you are married to a man and your lesbian catalyst appears, anything can happen.

The Untold Story of America's Wildest Theater Company

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

I'd call Memories of the Revolution "invaluable" -- if only that word conveyed how exhilarating it is to read this new book, the inside story of the women's theater corps that infiltrated New York culture in the '80s, transforming it in ways that continue to resonate.

The Day My Daughter Became a Woman

Beverly Willett | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Beverly Willett

I had an actual "aha" moment with my youngest. It had nothing to do with her having reached a physical milestone. But at the moment it occurred I suddenly felt certain that I'd just witnessed her crossing over into womanhood.

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.

We tied the knot and drank the champagne; must we smash the glasses?

Scott G. Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott G. Brown

What began as the Stonewall Riots in 1969 was the beginning of the Gay Revolution in New York when a young mob of effeminate, homeless, Black, White, ...

Moving Beyond Queer Health Stereotypes

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

LGBTQ health is more than just HIV & suicide risk. Yes, please pay attention to those critical issues but that's not where our health problems stop.

Get Your Dapper at Saint Harridan

Ruth Starkman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ruth Starkman

For too long masculine-presenting women, genderqueer people and transmen had to search for clothes in men's and boys departments, where all the clothes were cut to fashion industry norms of a male body: The shoulders drooped, the arms dangled, the chests and hips just didn't work.

Gender Equality: How Film Is Contributing to the Next Level of Conversation

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Lauren DeLisa

One of the most prominent conversations in culture today is that of gender equality. The entertainment industry, specifically film, seems to be leadin...

Lesbians Who Tech: I Have Seen the Future and It Is Filled With Brilliant Lesbians

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cindy Rizzo

Eight hundred queer women and a smattering of men crowded into an auditorium at NYU Law School Friday for the annual Lesbians Who Tech (LWT) Summit, an event that rotates between San Francisco and New York City in the U.S. and has now branched out globally.

Telling The Story Of The Lives And Loves Of Older Lesbians

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.22.2015 | Fifty

A spotlight is being shined on LGBT rights -- or, more accurately, the historic lack thereof --  in the Australian state of Queensland. The beam...

Teen Says 'Lesbian' T-Shirt Got Her Suspended From School

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A South Carolina teen finds herself at odds with administrators at her high school after reportedly being suspended for wearing a lesbian-th...

Why Dating Women Is More Fun Than Dating Men

Em & Lo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

When I lived in San Francisco in the nineties, my friend Michelle told me about a lesbian couple who were looking for frozen sperm together. At that time I was married to a man, and I thought Michelle was talking about some people who wanted to breed cocker spaniels.

Watch Lesbians Guess Whether Porn Stars Are Straight Or Gay

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

Is is actually possible to tell the whether a woman performing in a lesbian porn identifies as either lesbian or straight (or somewhere in-b...

Will Marriage Open the Closet Door?

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Fleisher

What happened to Terry Mutchler? In her gripping memoir, Under This Beautiful Dome, the voice I hear is weak, barely audible. This isn't the woman I know as a friend and outspoken human rights advocate.

I'm With Stupid: Tough Times for Dissenting Bakers in Orwell-egon

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Todd Hartley

By now, you may have heard about the lesbian couple in Oregon who were politely turned down when they asked a bakery owned by a Christian couple to make them a wedding cake.

In Italy Now We Have the First LGBTQ Audiovisual Archive

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

How can a boy who's gay, and is fighting for the right to be gay, remain in a country where the whole concept "LGBTQ" doesn't exist? Where, if a boy loves another boy, or if a girl kisses another girl, the only place for them is a B-list comedy?

First Came Love, Then -- With the Law on Our Side -- Came Marriage

Meg Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Meg Stone

My grandmother went into hospice the day the Supreme Court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges. She died the next day, surrounded by people she loved. In her mind, we were married in 2004, and all the civil rights victories that followed didn't seem to phase her. But I can't help thinking about the grandmothers in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

It's Time To Finally Dispel These Lesbian Sex Myths

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There are many myths floating around about queer ladies that have sex with one another, including that they can't get sexually transmitted infections....

Our Lesbian Wedding Was More Traditional Than Our First Weddings -- To Men

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cassie Premo Steele

My lesbian wedding was turning out to be much more traditional than my first one -- to a man. Yes, we were beautiful Southern brides getting married. To each other. In a church. Surrounded by friends and family. And perfectly legally.

A Gripping Look At 10 Lesbian Families In The Deepest Part Of The South

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

Carolyn L. Sherer began photographing lesbians and their families in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011. Still one year before President Barack Obama eve...

With Gay Marriage Likely, HRC Fights Bigotry In States -- Launches DC Fundraiser Featuring Comic Erin Foley

Art Levine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Art Levine

Even with the odds increasing after last month's Supreme Court arguments that the court will lift the ban on gay marriages nationwide, most states still can discriminate against gays with impunity.

What You Always Wanted To Know About Scissoring (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Scissoring: It's the lesbian sex position de rigueur. But what exactly is it? Riese Bernard, the co-founder and CEO of Autostraddle, a girl-on-gir...

Time to Start Over Again

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Fleisher

When Judy, my partner of 31 years, died and left me alone in my mid-sixties, I knew I was facing yet another new start. How will I handle this?