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George Takei Gives Alabama 'The Finger' Over Gay Marriage Ruling With Surprise Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" icon George Takei is lending a hand -- or, rather, a finger -- to the battle for marriage equality in Alabama by helping to launch a socia...

Here's An Awesome New Way To Help LGBT Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

"Connect 4 Life" is a compelling new initiative from the LGBT Technology Institute that aims to provide homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

Why 'Finding Community' Was Key For This Prominent Trans Activist

Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

By Brandy Black, The Next Family I had the chance to catch up with Jen Richards, a transgender activist and media specialist to address transgende...

Here's How Homophobia Sounds To Normal People

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

How ridiculous does homophobia sound to someone who is not an anti-gay bigot? In this latest video from Girl Pants Productions called "How Homophob...

Reporter Uses Grindr To Track Down Gay Men At Major Conservative Event

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.03.2015 | Gay Voices

Were there gay men at one of the year's biggest gatherings of conservatives? Of course there were! Paul Detric, a reporter for Reason.TV, attended ...

Ohio Gay Rights Activist Made False Kidnap Claim

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

By Steve Bittenbender March 3 (Reuters) - An Ohio gay rights activist was charged early Tuesday with falsely claiming he had been kidn...

Michelangelo Signorile

Activist Predicts That Priests Will be Arrested for Opposing Gay Marriage | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.03.2015 | Gay Voices

Conservative activist and media critic L.Brent Bozell, in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend in Nati...

This New Transgender Rom-Com Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices

GLAAD's Claire Pires got a peek behind the scenes of "Boy Meets Girl," the hotly-anticipated new transgender romantic comedy, when she sat down for an...

Are Health and Fitness Magazines for Men Only for Straight People?

Renato Barucco | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

One can't help but wonder: Are these magazines for straight men only? I am unaware of their average reader's sexual orientation, however, at least statistically, surely conjecturally, a portion of the readership must identify as gay or bisexual.

Here's Why Bisexuals Stand Out In The LGBT Community

Posted 03.01.2015 | 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...

Gay Men Open Up About Their Struggles With Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices

What's it like to identify as a male and struggle with an eating disorder? While eating disorders are usually portrayed exclusively as issues that ...

The Small, Scared Animal Within

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I have always been a loner. Even as a child, when my family and friends were off attending parties I would be sequestered in my room, sketchpad in hand, stereo by my side, listening to seductive R&B. Solitude was something I took for granted.

Catholic School Withdraws From St. Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Marchers

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A Roman Catholic grammar school located near Boston has pulled out of the city's St. Pa...

Why Zachary Quinto May Never Marry

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Zachary Quinto may be one of Hollywood's most high-profile out celebrities and a vocal, if divisive, advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend...

These Two Gay Moms Share The Beautiful Story Of How They Came To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a couple who finds joy and meaning in ...

Heres What It's Like To Be LGBT In Bogota, Colombia

Posted 02.27.2015 | 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...

How My Dad Became A Black Queer Feminist

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Growing up as a queer person of color is not, by any means, an easy intersection of identities to navigate in the world. But what would it be like to ...

Police Officer Who Resigned After Gay Pride Incident Speaks Out

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle b...

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five stand-outs creating significant sea changes.

This Controversial 'Bigotry Map' Isn't What You Think It Is

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices

A prominent fundamentalist organization is making headlines after creating an "anti-Christian bigotry map" which includes lesbian, gay, bisexual and t...

This Lesbian Couple Opens Up About Why They Decided To Have Sex On TV

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Gay Voices Editors | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices

A new television series aims to break fresh ground by having couples spend time in a camera-free, soundproof box on set to have sex in front of a live...

Want To Come Out? Here's A Song You Can Send Your Loved Ones

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices

What's the "best way" to come out? This is a complicated question and one uniquely personal to every individual who identifies along the spectrum o...

Paige Lavender

Some States Are Taking A Stand Against Controversial Gay Conversion Therapy | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Lawmakers in several states are considering legislation that would ban conversion therapy, a controversial practice that's sometimes touted as a gay "...

A Plea To End Anti-LGBT Violence In Asia

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK, Feb 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of those most guilty of violence and discrimination against gays, l...

Why Arkansas Needs To Take Graham Moore's Advice and Stay Weird

Donald Collins | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Donald Collins

Graham Moore encouraged the kid out there who doesn't fit in to #stayweird in his Oscar's acceptance speech because he knows that his "weirdness" comes from a perfect and authentic part of himself; it's what makes him "different" and creative.