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Bruce Jenner, the Hottentot Venus and Me

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Everyone who transitions does so somewhat publicly, though not all of us have cameras focused on our every move. When we speak of Bruce, hopefully we can remember that Bruce is, at heart, a person, and give him the dignity he is due.

Why Don't General Smoking Cessation Messages Work For The LGBT Community?

Posted 04.26.2015 | 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...

Donations Pour In For Oregon Bakery That Won't Prepare Gay Wedding Cakes

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices

The owners of an Oregon bakery that violated their state's anti-discrimination laws by turning away a lesbian couple who sought a wedding cake are on ...

WATCH: This Adorable 7-Year-Old Explains How Her Two Moms Had A Baby

Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices

By The Next Family Learn the facts of life for two moms by this 7-year-old girl. More on The Next Family: 6 Tips To Help Children Learn Abou...

The Bruce Jenner Story Is Good News

Annie Chagnot | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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.

Why Gay Men Would Be 'Lucky To Be Effeminate' In Life

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices

In his latest clip for HuffPost Gay Voices, writer-performer Justin Sayre takes "Looking" star Russell Tovey to task over the actor's controversial re...

Here's What It's Like To Be An Intersex Transwoman Truck Driver

Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Here's The Beautiful Story Of Two Gay Men Changing Their Lives To Welcome Kids Into Their Family

Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, meet two men who are willing to change thei...

JamesMichael Nichols

Meet The Trans Man Poised To Make History On The Cover Of Men's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Men's Health magazine might put an openly transgender man on the cover for the very first time. The health-focused magazine is holding its annual "...

Fox News Pundit Compares Being Transgender To Thinking You're A Cocker Spaniel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce slammed a Maine school's controversial use of a book about a transgender girl as "social engineering" on the part of ...

How Wall Street Came To Support Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

(Repeats story with no change to text) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - On March 6, the day of the U...

Vanessa Hudgens: 'I Don't See People As Gay Or Straight'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Explaining why she's an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, "High School Musical" veteran Vanessa Hudgens says s...

Meet The Gay Singer-Songwriter Who Wants To Bring Soul Back To The Dance Floor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Aiden Leslie has always aimed to forge a new path for male performers in dance music, a genre traditionally dominated by divas. The 38-year-old si...

Is There No Turning Back On Gay Marriage In America?

USA Today | Susan Page | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a landmark case on gay marriage, but most Americans already have made up their minds...

A Night of a Thousand Genders

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

'Why do we need to be told which toys are appropriate for girls and boys?' and 'Why are toys even categorized according a child's gender?' But, there was still a more crucial question that even I, a life-long feminist, did not think to ask: "Are there really only two genders?"

These Kids Talking About Marriage Equality Will Give You Hope For The Future

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Straight from the mouths of babes, these kids are here to teach you a thing or two about marriage equality. If you've been out of the loop, the Iri...

High School Under Fire After Group Of Students Organize 'Anti-Gay Day'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania high school has come under media scrutiny after a group of students organized an "Anti-Gay Day" in response to the nationally-observed ...

WATCH: Here's Why You Should Never Ask A Gay Couple 'Who's The Woman?'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices

We've heard it all before, and these vloggers are here to explain why there are just some things you should never ask a gay couple. From YouTuber A...

Here's How One Medical School Is Making LGBT Safe Spaces A Priority

Posted 04.19.2015 | 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...

A Night Of Sequins, Style And Sass In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices

The mood was appropriately majestic at New York's Marriott Marquis on April 11, when national members of the Imperial Court advocacy group donned cape...

Will 'Scrubs' Stars Come To A Gay Couple's Rescue With Pizza?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A gay Indiana couple is hoping to take "Scrubs" stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison up on their pizza-making offer. Earlier this month, Braff respo...

Homosexuality Has Cost The U.S. Government 'More Than $225 Billion,' Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver slammed the "cost of homosexuality" in a radio bulletin this week. Staver, who is no stranger to anti-gay decla...

Mortal Kombat Makes History With Its First Gay Character

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

For the first time, players of the massively popular Mortal Kombat series have the option to play as a gay character in the franchise's latest install...

Here's Why This Clinton Supporter Is Encouraging Others To 'Bottom For Hillary'

Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

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

This Gay Man Refused To Take 'No' For An Answer And Finally Found His Own Beautiful Family

Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is ...