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GOP, Hate Group Advocating Abusive Anti-Gay 'Therapy' In Party Platform

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

As many of you know by now, the GOP platform is a huge mess of homophobic nonsensical junk marshaled in by Family Research Council president Tony Perk...

Why Investing In Communities Matters

Heidi Lehmann | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Heidi Lehmann

Investing in your community matters. For me, that's investing in the LGBT community. From a business perspective, investing in your community, along...

Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

LGBT Rights: Bringing The 'Pride' Movement To Addiction Treatment

Dr. Jonathan Horey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Horey

Addiction can truly happen to anyone. We treat people of all lifestyles, demographics and socioeconomic statuses, all of whom have learned how similar their struggles are to each other's, and that they have more in common than they may have originally thought.

Honoring Ruth Messinger and Interfaith Collaboration on LGBT Issues

Rob Radtke | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
Rob Radtke

One of the giants of faith-based relief and development, Ruth Messinger, is retiring at the end of June. As the President of American Jewish World Ser...

To the LGBT Community Centers During this Difficult Time: Thank You

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

Coauthored by Alex Sheldon, Research Analyst at the Movement Advancement Project There are more than 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LG...

It's Not The Thought That Counts

Gabby Beckford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Gabby Beckford

As many rally in support of those affected by these social issues, there are still those who sit quietly. Those who may believe in a cause or have an opinion, but choose not use their voice.

Pride In Love

Rance Collins | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The LGBT community suffered one of the most heinous displays of hate our country has ever witnessed. Many would react with anger, and justifiably so. It was love, though, that swept over LA on that cool, cloudy June morning.

Christine And The Queens: Powerful, Liberated And 'Obsessed'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment

“I’m just drawn to hands,” she told me as she gazed down at the rings adorning her fingers. “Obsessed” even, she added. She loves how such a...

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

I'm A Transgender Woman, And I'm Finally Ready To Write About Orlando

Quora | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices

These are the only words I have left that I feel will do anything to stop the fear, the hatred and the violence: Never stop reaching out, never stop learning about people who are different from yourself, never stop forming the bonds of family with people who aren't related to you

Loretta Lynch: Orlando Shooting Was An 'Act Of Hate And Terror'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch called the Orlando shooting "an act of hate and terror" Sunday, emphasizing that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and tr...

We Are All Orlando

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

Innocent, vibrant lives were taken far too early. Bright lights of hope for a better, more loving tomorrow snuffed out in the blink of an eye and in the muzzle flash of an AR-15.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

Our Anger Is Power, Our Love Is Power: Queer Resilience

Rae Tutera | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Rae Tutera

It is crucial we remember that throughout a history filled with ostracism and isolation, our community's foundational pillar -- for survival and for happiness -- has been in our power to choose our family, and from it to bolster our humanity and strengthen our love.

The Orlando Massacre's Latino Angle Must Not Be Erased

Tony Varona | Posted 06.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Tony Varona

To these LGBT Latinos/as, gay bars and clubs are sanctuaries of safety, understanding and fellowship with people who look and sound like us, and who live with many of the same challenges that we do.

The Rob Benzon Foundation San Diego

Mike Spradley | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Spradley

How does a community mourn the loss of purity? That is the moment when you feel your grief so profoundly you have to do something. That is the moment the foundation was born.

Trans Activist TS Madison: Don't Let Societal Expectations Decide Who You Are

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

After shooting to fame with a now-infamous Vine video -- does "New weave! New weave! Twenty-two inches! Twenty-two inches!" ring a bell? -- the internet sensation has become an outspoken advocate for the trans community.

Trans-Attracted Filmmaker Learns the Responsibilities That Come With Loving Trans Women

Wayne Mahon | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Mahon

So many men who are attracted to trans women can be douchebags... I should know, I was one of them. The amount of men who openly love these beautiful women is staggeringly sad, few and far between.

VideoOut: Danny Coeyman, Thriving Not Surviving

Jordan Reeves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Reeves

When I first heard about VideoOut, I immediately thought: "I wish I had this growing up." I am 33 and grew up in Florida, was kicked out at age 20 by religious parents for being gay, and even still feel that fear of abandonment in my relationships today.

AIDS Walk New York: More Critical Than Ever

Kelsey Louie | Posted 05.20.2016 | New York
Kelsey Louie

This year, AIDS Walk New York also served as an important reminder. We were reminded of the incredible, supportive community we have today. In the earliest, darkest days of the epidemic, AIDS was a death sentence. Our elected officials wouldn't even utter the word.

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

March To Equality And How It Became One Of The Most Inventive Civil Rights Initiatives Of The Year

Greg Archer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Greg Archer

John-Paul Valdez (left) and Stephan Anspichler of March To Equality How did a campaign to create the largest march for equality in history gain so m...

Grammy-Nominated Singer Joan Osborne Was Uncomfortable with Fame -- And Labeling Her Sexuality

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

A theme throughout her career, Osborne acknowledged, is honest, authentic examinations of life. Combined with early participation in Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair -- which gained an early reputation as a wonderland for lesbian fans -- the singer has gained a strong following within the LGBT community.

Stand Up for Equality Mainers or Commit Mass Business Suicide

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Liesha Petrovich

Because the issues are what matter to small businesses and one of these issues has the potential to kill small businesses all over the country, including Maine.