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Librarian Creates 'Books for Kids in Gay Families' Website

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

When I discovered that my book, Rumplepimple, had been included in the Books for Kids in Gay Families list I was first thrilled, and then intrigued. I decided to ask her a few questions about how the whole thing came about. Here are her responses

Let's Take A Minute To Celebrate Bisexuals And Highlight The Stigmas They Face

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Happy Bisexuality Awareness Week! To commemorate the annual event, HuffPost Live explored the accomplishments of the bi community and a...

LGBTQ Literature Creates Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

When LGBTQ literature is taught, read and analyzed in the community college English classroom, the clear message is that it is important enough to study and to include in the curriculum; therefore, LGBTQ people must be important enough to be considered as human beings and citizens.

Gay Tourism and Marketing in Focus at LGBT Confex in Mexico

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

As attitudes about LGBT rights and same-sex marriage evolve, so too does corporate strategy about how to address this increasingly visible market.

Camp Brave Trails: Healing Behind the Lens

Kyle Jarrett | Posted 09.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Kyle Jarrett

It was a weekend of beautiful invitations, to dance, to hike, to talk and to prance across the dining hall in a lacy, blue tutu, hailed by shouts of "Go Kyle!" rather than "Oh God," or "You're so weird" or that awful silence.

Rentboy Raid: the Stonewall for Sex Workers?

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Katherine Koster

If this is the "Stonewall" of sex work, let it not be the aftermath of Stonewall where a privileged minority colonizes and benefits off the work of society's "others."

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

I Interview Andrew Solomon

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology as well as an activist and philanthropist on behalf of LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts.

Lea DeLaria: Butch Lesbians Are 'Pariahs' Of The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.04.2015 | Gay Voices

"Orange Is The New Black" star Lea DeLaria spoke out this week about the treatment of self-identified butch lesbians within the larger context of the...

Dear Straight Men, Come Out Already

Mason Hsieh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

Apparently, they called it a "bro-job," which referred to the oral sex the male rowers occasionally engaged in with one another in the showers back in high school.

Queer People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept queer people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people.

Dear White Gay Men: Stop Objectifying Gay Men of Color

Lamar Dawson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Lamar Dawson

A few nights ago at a bar in Chelsea, my friends and I were approached by a friendly white guy visiting from Utah. After a few polite introductions and pleasantries, he pulled me over to tell me, "you're a really hot black guy."

Anti-Gay Right Exploiting Clerks, LGBT Community to Reap Chaos After SCOTUS Ruling

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

The controversies involving marriage clerks in the South refusing to help gay couples fulfill their legal right to marry has me thinking. And I've come to a sad conclusion. We are all being played for fools.

The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

In celebration of Obergefell v. Hodge we went out for drinks at Legal Sea Foods in Harvard Square. While enjoying the evening summer breeze, my spouse said we could have this experience all year if we moved to a milder climate. I snapped back and said, "I ain't moving to Georgia!" And that's what marriage equality looks like.

Madrid and San Francisco, Gateways for Diversity and Inclusion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Gaia Paradiso

Today Madrid opens its doors to Madrid Orgullo-Madrid Pride, which has been for years the largest urban event celebrated in Europe, bringing about two million people together in the main streets and squares of the city.

My Prideful List of Favorites and Recommendations

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I have been ruminating over what to write in honor of LGBTQIA Pride. I wanted to put out some long overdue favorite people, artists, reviews, and recommendations for fiction and music. The following list and thoughts are in no particular order of rank or preference.

The First Play About the Community History of A.A.

Ben Rimalower | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Ben Rimalower

Alcoholics Anonymous is turning 80 this year and its 14th International Conference will take place over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend in Atlanta, GA.

The Teachers Who Gave Me a Voice

Parker Jessica Davidson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Parker Jessica Davidson

Living a happy life as a gay teen in Nixa, Missouri isn't the easiest thing to achieve. Most of my life was spent in the metaphorical closet where it was dark, scary, and smelled like moth balls.

It's Time to End Discrimination in the Workplace

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Toni G. Atkins

This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others

Embracing the LGBT Community During Pride

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

With Pride month upon us LGBT folks from throughout the country will spend the month partying and taking Pride in our community. Flags will fly and parades will be had. In many ways mainstream America will witness the media perpetuated stereotype of LGBT community.

Are Your Gay Friends Making You Poor?

David Rae | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Tip of the week: Know what you can afford and don't be afraid to say no. You can always say yes later when your financial planning pays off with some big dividends.

Beautiful New UN Video Presents LGBT "Everyday Heroes" to the World

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

New York City's Times Square - with its throngs of visitors, office workers, hawkers of fake designer wear and life-sized Elmos and Buzz Lightyears - today serves as the unusual setting for a United Nations video launch.

The Golden Girls Retirement Plan

David Rae | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Golden Girls Retirement Plan:Could this beloved 80's sitcom hold the solution to the impending retirement crisis facing America's workforce? Or even provide some much needed help over a few financial planning hurdles for the LGBTQI community?

Love vs.Hate: Rally at the Supreme Court

Sidney Switzer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Switzer

On April 28th, I had the chance to go stand on the steps of the Supreme Court with my family to support same-sex couples' right to be legally married in every state.

The Bruce Jenner Story Is Good News

Annie Chagnot | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Annie Chagnot

The discussion about whether Bruce Jenner is transitioning has me feeling simultaneously hopeful and deeply uncomfortable. Uncomfortable because, as a daughter of a "transparent," the tabloid tone of ridicule with which the speculation has been presented recalls the cruel words I heard behind my back growing up.