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A Grandfather's Love: Congressman Mike Honda Opens Up About His Transgender Granddaughter

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

Congressman Honda's granddaughter will never have to wonder how her grandfather feels about her. She will see it in the work that he does, the hugs he gives, and the eyes that gaze upon her with love. What a gift he has given to her... and to all of us, by extension.

Trying to Be a Better Ally

Barbara Holm | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Barbara Holm

Much of my stand-up is about feminist issues, and because of that, I've been called "man-hating," but I believe when a man talks about feminist issues, people listen more, as disheartening as that is.

What LGBT Students Want You To Know About Being A Better Ally

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 02.12.2015 | Teen

Want to know how you can be a good ally to your LGBT friends? Listen up. As part of GLAAD's #GotYourBack campaign, the organization visited three ...

Here's How A Same-Sex Marriage Proposal Put This Aussie Pop Star On The Map

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Before Spencer Stout and Dustin Reeser were married at the 2014 Grammy Awards with 33 other couples, their flash mob marriage proposal took the Intern...

Kid Cudi Dishes On Making Out With A Dude

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Kid Cudi's gay make-out scene was cut from his latest film apperance -- and he's not happy about it. The "Pursuit of Happiness" singer has a role i...

Mormon Allies Promise LGBT Christians: You Can Sit With Me At Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion

It’s painful to feel like an outsider -- especially during Christmas. However, it’s a feeling that LGBT members of The Church of Jesus Christ o...

WATCH: The Warwick Rowers Are Back -- And More NSFW Than Ever

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices

The Warwick Rowers, everyone's favorite naked college athletic organization and international queer allies, have released another video this week that...

Legendary Hulk Hogan Says Pro Wrestling Has Moved Past Its 'Barbaric Mindset' About Gays

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Not long ago, sports -- including big-time wrestling -- were less accommodating for gay competitors. Only recently have most pro athletes remained active in their chosen careers after coming out.

Becoming Willing to Tell Our (Tragically) Unflattering but Still (Super) Effective Stories of Trans Allyship

Jean-Marie Navetta | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Jean-Marie Navetta

I've been asked to write about my own journey as a gay woman who is an out-and-proud trans ally, and I feel not brave but kind of useless. Let me explain.

5 Ways To Be An Ally To A Community You're Not A Part Of

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

On December 3, it was announced that an NYPD officer would not be indicted for placing an unarmed African-American man named Eric Garner in a chokehol...

LOOK: This Is What An LGBT Ally Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices

The queer community has come along way in the last 50 years -- and especially in the last 10 -- but we couldn't have done it on our own. To celebra...

Help Fight LGBT Homelessness And Win A Meet And Greet With Cyndi Lauper!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Haven't you always wanted to meet Cyndi Lauper? Well, here's your chance... The queer icon announced this week a new initiative that simultaneously...

Allies in Business Play Important Roles Furthering LGBT Equality

Laura Clise | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Laura Clise

I have seen a shift in the dialogue regarding LGBT equality, with leaders increasingly examining the business implications of how companies align internal diversity policies with external marketing and public policy advocacy.

How You Can Be A Better Ally To Transgender Teens Like Me

Casey Hoke | Posted 12.17.2014 | Teen
Casey Hoke

I would be presenting differently, asking for a shift in my own pronouns and silently requesting to be respected and recognized as male. And sure, everyone responded with an initial "okay," but who was really on my side?

LOOK: Nick Jonas Can't Stop Showing Off His Abs At NYC Gay Clubs

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

We already know Nick Jonas is all grown up -- and now he's making his rounds at the local NYC gay clubs? First, Jonas was the special guest at NYC ...

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Being a good ally begins with listening and actually hearing what transgender people have to say about their lives. When people actually do listen, the results can be remarkable.

The Ties That Bind Us

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

As a transgender woman I get asked by gays and lesbians quite frequently how the T fits in the LGBT, and why transgender rights should be part of the larger gay agenda. Rather than shrug off the question, I take the time to actually answer.

Arianna Huffington To Receive Huge Honor From The Trevor Project

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post and longtime supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) c...

Holding on to the Hope for Evolution

Sarah Lucie | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Lucie

To be perfectly honest, sometimes I'm concerned that I don't have the right to discuss the issue: A heterosexual female invested in a world not her own. But the crisis has affected all of us.

LOOK: Soccer Star Shut Downs An Anti-Gay Hater In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

This makes us smile. After an angry fan tweeted a homophobic slur when Major League Soccer's Mike Magee missed a penalty kick, the Chicago Fire pl...

Sorry, But You Just Can't Put Restrictions On Love

Haley Pereyo | Posted 06.03.2014 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

It is 2014. We have Twitter, Google Glass, Nutella, freedom of speech and the list could go on and on. The thing is there is something big on that list that we are missing, that's marriage equality.

Meet Sonali: Musician and LGBT Ally Who Loves 'Who We Are'

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

there is a sweetness and light to Sonali's music that makes it perfect for that happy-go-lucky kind of playlist. For as light as her music may be, however, there's no doubt that she can pack a punch with her latest single, "Who We Are."

Listening to Sahara

Sam Stiegler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sam Stiegler

I give the same answer to the countless cisgender teachers, administrators, parents, community members, etc. who have asked me, "How do we support trans students? What can I do to make schools better for them?" My advice always boils down to one message: Listen.

5 Things Piers Morgan Can Teach Us About Being Allies

Emily Timbol | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Emily Timbol

It can be easy to assume you know everything, and that because your heart's in the right place, you are protected from criticism. This isn't true though. As allies, we have to constantly be learning about what we're standing up for.

Fun. Member On Why Gay Issues Are Near To His Heart

Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Fun. member Andrew Dost joined HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about his long-standing passion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...