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What Attributes Are We Identifying When We Use Our 'Gaydar'?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Can you tell a woman's sexual orientation just by looking at her photo? YouTube vlogger Arielle Scarcella just released a new video in which queer ...

Here's What Happens When 50 Men Give Their Reaction To The Word 'Gay'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices

How do men respond to the word "gay" in 2015? A new video from Cut Video brings together 50 men ranging in age from 10 to 50-years-old for an exper...

What Was It Like to Be at the Supreme Court When the Marriage Equality Judgement Was Announced?

Quora | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

I arrived at the Supreme Court building at about 9:25 and waded directly into the crowd. It was a big crowd. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of people. The mood was very festive. Many people had brought their kids and even their little dogs.

This Amazing Web Series Focusing On The Lives Of Trans Men Is Back

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

It's not often that you see authentic portrayals of the diverse experiences of trans masculine men. For this reason, we're big fans of the web seri...

Two Gay Fathers Open Up About How They Created Their Destined-To-Be Family

Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment...

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.

Julian Brave Noisecat

Fight For Marriage Equality Not Over On Navajo Nation | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Alray Nelson grew up with his three sisters in a house with no running water or electricity in Beshbetoh, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Nelson, who w...

BLgT USA's Latest Pit Stop On Its LGBTQ Equality Tour Is The South

Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the fifth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Immigrant Rights Protesters Arrested Near White House | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six LGBT immigrant rights activists were arrested Tuesday after blocking a street near the White House to protest the Obama administrati...

Reflecting on GLSEN's Educator of the Year Award

Desiree Raught | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Desiree Raught

There are so many great educators across our nation, doing great things for our youth, and I am honored to be counted among them. Recently, I was awarded the Educator of the Year Award by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

This Dad Just Biked 545 Miles For His Gay Son

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Despite a celebratory weekend for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) commmunity, one dad's sobering story is reminding us how far we st...

Marriage Equality: A Personal View From the Military

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

The other day was one of those truly great days. When I turned on NPR, the Attorney General of South Dakota was talking about marrying homosexual couples immediately. A wonderful end to an incredible journey.

6 Tips For A Successful Medical Appointment For LGBT People

Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

Four LGBT Issues To Focus On Now That We Have Marriage Equality

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Same-sex marriage is a huge victory, but LGBT Americans still face high rates of violence, discrimination and poverty...

This Is What It's Like To Be Gay In Iran

Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live takes a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Frida...

Equality of Love and Marriage

Amy Zellmer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Amy Zellmer

In honor of the Supreme Court's ruling on Marriage Equality, I am sharing my story as it relates to me (a heterosexual female) and my sister (a homosexual female) and our journey over the past 17 years!

Stalinist LGBT Thought Police?

Adrian Brooks | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Adrian Brooks

Wake up and smell the coffee. If you endorse the LGBTQI Cause, it is not to be chipped away at, trivialized, or rendered soulless. If you can't manage that, you're in the wrong place, regardless of what gets you physically excited.

Ten Awesome LGBT Activist Heroes You Need to Celebrate This Pride Month

Cheryl Yanek | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Cheryl Yanek

Here are the activists who have helped us get here. LGBT people are still not fully equal under the law, but these 10 amazing individuals took great strides to get us a little bit closer.

Beyond Sex: What Is Gay?

James Owens | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
James Owens

Defining and embracing a true gay culture, which goes well beyond sexuality, is the next stage. We see organizations like gay softball leagues, gay choirs, and gay running clubs. They are institutions meant to build strength and support between one another because we do share so much in common and we understand what it took to become who we are more than anyone else.

This Is The Incredible Story Of A Trans Woman And Her Wife Adopting A Trans Teen

Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If there was ever a couple who truly Let Love Define Family, it's Lauryn and Kerry Farris of San Antonio, Texas. Married as a cisgender straight coupl...

Alcohol Companies at L.A. Pride Leave a Bitter Taste

Daniel Kort | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel Kort

Perhaps when police brutality ends, when trans murders stop, and when alcoholism is no longer a problem plaguing our community, it'll be time to have a party. For now, I won't be supporting alcohol companies' unethical attempt to take advantage of me or my community. Cheers.

As for Me My God Used to Be Doubt

Andrew Isaac Burrill | Posted 06.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Isaac Burrill

For anyone who believes they're not worthy to live a life filled with anything but joy... this is for you. As for me, my God used to be Doubt. Als...

Country Music's LGBTQ Problem

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Country music, long known as a particularly conservative genre, is proving slow to evolve on the issue of accepting LGBTQ material and artists. Ta...

A Look Back At 150 Years Of Gay History In Germany

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main national history museum on Wednesday launched an exhibition tracing 150 years of gay history in the country, including ...

The First Ever 50-State Food Tour For LGBT Equality Hits The Midwest

Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the fifth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...