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The Pope Just Approved A Very Troubling Document On Gays And Priesthood

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion

The Vatican has reaffirmed its position that gay men are barred from entering Catholic seminaries. In a document entitled “The Gift of the Priestly ...

GOP Politician Who Sexted Teen Boy Says He's 'Not Gay' In Bizarre Interview

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.27.2016 | Queer Voices

A Republican politician who sent sexual text messages to a teen boy said in a new interview that he is “not gay.” Mike Yenni, the president of Jef...

LGBT Children Put At Risk By Proposed Texas Legislation

Tim Schaefer | Posted 11.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Tim Schaefer

Within days of the election, Tea Party-backed Texas State Senator Konni Burton filed Senate Bill 242, which critics say will force school teachers, gu...

Queer For The Holidays: Post-Election Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 11.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

In the next few days we are headed home for the holidays, something often traumatic in itself. We may get misgendered or be subject to countless other forms of discrimination; now we must spend time with family members who have voted against us and we feel that much more emotionally vulnerable.

We Must Hold The Media's Feet To The Fire Under Trump

Anthony C. Infanti | Posted 11.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony C. Infanti

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it has been filled with messages not only of despair and dismay at the election results but also with exp...

10 Reasons Why I Refuse To Accept Donald Trump As My President

Barrett Pall | Posted 11.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

We reject the president elect! Since last Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a day that the world will always remember, there has been a growing movement o...

"Searching For Signs" By Katharine "Kat" Kramer

Katharine Kramer | Posted 11.14.2016 | Arts
Katharine Kramer

I've had the good fortune of being inspired by and having an opportunity to learn from great performers and artists in the arts and entertainment.One ...

Jacob's Plan

Rachel Lavine | Posted 11.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Rachel Lavine

Jacob processes his thoughts and feelings by drawing them out. So, once he had overcome his initial shock, he began to draw a plan to deal with the Trump Presidency.

Trump's Latest Gay Marriage Comments Mean Little If He's Serious About His SCOTUS Picks

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics

LGBTQ Americans need not worry about losing the right to same-sex marriage, President-elect Donald Trump said during an interview with CBS’ “60 Mi...

One Year of Protesting the Mormon POX

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 11.06.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I am tired of trying to explain to Mormons why it is that saying you love LGBT Mormons isn't enough.

Asia's Largest LGBT Pride Draws Record Numbers As Prospect of Marriage Equality in Taiwan Swells

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

As Taiwan moves ever-closer to becoming Asia's first country to recognize marriage equality, record numbers gathered in downtown Taipei over the weeke...

How Does the Transgender Community Feel About Laverne Cox's Frank N. Furter?

Quora | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices

How do transgender people in the Quora community feel about Laverne Cox starring in the new Rocky Horror Picture Show? originally appeared on Quora - ...

What's Right and Wrong With MormonandGay.Org

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 10.26.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

What does it mean when we have no gay leaders of the church? How do gay members make sure their point of view is seen by the leadership and their concerns are heard?

Mary Lambert Drops By The Stonewall Inn For Heartfelt Performance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Mary Lambert braved chilly temperatures and blustery winds to surprise fans with a pop-up performance outside New York’s Stonewall Inn Monday evenin...

Gay Retirement Planning 10 Best Reasons To Ignore It

David Rae | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

While I will admit setting up a well thought out retirement plan can be time consuming, especially if you are attempting to do it yourself, but with something this important you should consider making time now.

A Take On The Irony Of Being A Gay Man Who Hates 'Masculinity'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Justin Sayre may be attracted to men, but that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of “masculinity,” at least in the stereotypical sense. In his new vide...

'America's Got Talent' Star Woke NYC Up On Spirit Day With A Song

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

“America’s Got Talent” finalist Brian Justin Crum kicked off Spirit Day in New York Thursday with an intimate live performance. Appropriately, t...

Religious Group Loses Bid To Bar Trans Students From School Bathrooms

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices

An Illinois judge recommended the denial of an injunction to bar transgender high school students from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their c...

Meet The Gay Zookeeper Who's Making A Bid For President

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices

With less than a month to ago before Election Day, a number of third-party candidates are vying for the national spotlight. One write-in presidential...

Remembering My First Boyfriend

Weston Ashley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Weston Ashley

Our relationship was innocent and pure. I think often that he will be 24 forever. As time passes and I grow older, I can live life for better or worse. I don't have to live a certain way anymore by numbing my pain. I can let go and move on. I'll do it for Dexter, but most importantly, I'll do it for me.

Gay Couple Explain Why They're 'Excited' To Vote For Trump At Rally

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices

The national outrage over Donald Trump’s vulgar, insensitive comments on women and minority groups apparently haven’t swayed this gay couple. In ...

The Powerful Reason Alan Cumming Painted His Fingernail Purple

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway and television actor Alan Cumming is lending his voice to a new campaign created by the nation’s leading victim assistance organization tha...

Married Republican Admits To Sexting Teen Boy In Bizarre Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.25.2016 | Queer Voices

A beleaguered Republican politician has sounded off on allegations that he sent explicit text messages with an underage boy in a bizarre video. Mike ...

The 'Well-Strung' Men Make A Moving Plea For Gun Reform In New Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices

With their latest video, the men of “Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet” are getting political. The group — comprised of first violinist E...

Lea DeLaria Can Make You Feel Butch Without All Of The Hard Work

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.12.2016 | Comedy

Have there been times when you wanted to boast your lesbian pride from the rooftops without actually having to go to any rooftops? Lea DeLaria’s new...