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This Man Was Defrocked For Officiating His Son's Same-Sex Wedding

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2015 | Gay Voices

In late 2013, Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist minister, was defrocked after he performed a same-sex wedding for his son. The story d...

Jake Gyllenhaal Offers Beautiful Quote About Marriage Equality, 10 Years After 'Brokeback Mountain'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Ten years after playing a gay man on screen in "Brokeback Mountain," actor Jake Gyllenhaal commented this week on the state of r...

Imagine A World Where Heterosexuals Are The Ones Being Persecuted

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.28.2015 | Gay Voices

An intriguing film that we began covering last year is now available online -- and completely for free. From writer and director Sal Bardo comes "P...

Here's Your Alternative Guide To LGBT Cinema To Stream This Pride Season

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.04.2015 | Gay Voices

What films will you be watching this Pride season? Streaming service Fandor just announced its "Alternative Guide to LGBT Cinema," an interactive o...

Here's Why The Folsom Street Fair Is About Much More Than Leather

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices

The origins of San Francisco's legendary Folsom Street Fair may be much different than you think. When someone talks about Folsom Street Fair in 20...

Don't Miss The Best Unofficially Queer Film Fest

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Unassuming is the name of the game in P-town, a quirky beach community at the tip of Cape Cod. But the Provincetown International Film Festival, now i...

Here's How 'Twin Peaks' Changed The Course Of One Gay Teen's Life Forever

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices

The legacy of cult classic television show "Twin Peaks" continues to hold strong decades later. In fact, for one gay teen, "Twin Peaks" literally chan...

Here's Why 'What Outfit Do You Want to Be Buried In?' Is Something You Should Think About

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices

What outfit do you want to be buried in when you die? It's a thought that we're not often culturally prompted to consider, though the implications ...

JamesMichael Nichols

It's Finally Here: NYC's First Annual Porn Film Festival Has Arrived (NSFW) | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

It's finally time for the first annual New York porn festival, which kicks off Feb. 27 in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Last November we brough...

What Does It Take To Make A Long-Term Relationship Last?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices

In an age where immediate satisfaction and self gratification seem to permeate our culture, what does the long-term relationship look like in 2015? ...

New Film Explores Queer Experiences That Don't Always Make It Onto The Big Screen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices

A compelling new film is in the works that takes a look at two very different types of queer experience. "JOHNNY" is the story of a young male pros...

Appropriate Behavior Writer/Director/Star Opens Up About Being a Bisexual Filmmaker

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Desiree Akhavan's first feature film, Appropriate Behavior, written and directed by and starring Akhavan, is generating major buzz. Akhavan was kind enough to make time to sit down with me on the day of her premiere at Lincoln Center. It's safe to say I don't think I've ever laughed this much during an interview.

New Film Takes A Look At The Personal Decision To Come Out As HIV-Positive

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices

A poignant new film is seeking funding for an authentic and realistic portrayal about what it means to live a life with HIV. "Pick Up" is a film fr...

A Poignant New Film Explores The Nature Of Identity

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A powerful short film hit the web this week that explores the nature of identity across the queer spectrum. Called "Emma," the two-minute short com...

New Drama About Two Queer People At Crossroads In Their Lives In The Works

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices

A new drama is in the works that takes a dramatic look at the lives of two queer people at crossroads in their lives. Called "Retake," the film fol...

Why 'Kidnapped For Christ' Isn't Anti-Christian, It's Anti-Hate

Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Since the release of the award-winning documentary “Kidnapped for Christ,” the filmmakers have received a few hate-filled messages denouncing them...

What Is It Like Inside The Mind Of A Homophobe?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The above. video has since been removed. What exactly is it like inside the mind of a homophobe? "The World According To Homophobes" from ...

Are You Ready For The 2014 MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices

One of the largest annual queer community efforts in New York City is slated to open to the public tomorrow, Nov. 11, and it's a week-long event that ...

Do You Hate Everybody? These Gays Guys Do Too, And It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices

What's it like to be somebody that hates everybody and everything? That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but we all at least have parts of ourselve...

Coming Into Your Queer Identity... At The Spa?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices

The coming out process is complicated and unique for everyone -- especially when there are familial or cultural tensions involved. What can the ex...

Exploring The Human Condition -- And Sex -- Through Experimental Film

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

From the creator of award-winning film "Shabbat Dinner" comes "Lily in the Grinder," a "kaleidoscopic film about existence, sex, death, and time set t...

Here Are The Queer Films You Need To See This Year

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Already done binge-watching "Orange Is The New Black"? Fear not: your list of view-worthy things to watch just got a bit more extensive. Fandor ann...

Controversial New Gay Film Explores A 'May-December' Love Affair

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Director Bruce La Bruce's new film, "Gerontophilia," might be tamer than what you would expect from the controversial filmmaker. Still, the narrative ...

Gay-Bashed by Allies: Dirty Tricks in Politics

Cindy Abel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Dirty tricks and lies are, unfortunately, too often part of the political game. But the real "kick in the gut" -- especially to a qualified, openly LGBT candidate -- is that this particular one comes from a professed progressive.

A Look At Historic Queer Art In LA

Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices

On March 15, Los Angeles' ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives opened its "EZTV: Video Transfer" exhibition, a screening series that explores the histo...