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Drag Bans and LGBT Youth: Which Matters More?

Lola Olson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Lola Olson

Maybe if even half of those so enraged by a drag ban got enraged about a lack of services for LGBTQ youth, maybe we'd find ourselves in a world where we don't just say "It Gets Better". We make it better.

'Sweet Equality Cakes' Created As A Counter-Effort To Anti-Gay Bakery

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices

The same-sex couple who were turned away by Oregon's Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery when they sought a wedding cake are teaming up with the Kansa...

Rep. David Cicilline: LGBT People Are Entitled To 'Full Equality'

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

The Equality Act,  an historic, comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill, was introduced in both the Senate and the House last week. The bill will ex...

This Incredible Trans Woman Is Challenging The Way We Think About Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Alex Drummond is a 51-year-old transgender woman who works as a psychotherapist and photographer in Wales. Drummoud recently began maki...

Queer People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept queer people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people.

What Actor Gavin MacIntosh Has Learned From Playing A Gay Teen On 'The Fosters'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices

The ABC Family series "The Fosters" has been applauded for highlighting important social issues and breaking down barriers as a way to educa...

Gay American Couple Battles Over Surrogate Baby In Thailand

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A gay couple from the United States said on Wednesday their lives were being "destroyed" after a Thai surrogate mother r...

BLgT USA Reflects On Its 50-State LGBTQ Equality Food Tour

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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

How to Manage Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Richard Greggory Johnson III | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard Greggory Johnson III

Even with the enormous amount of attention on transgender issues, most people fail to realize that the transgender community has no legal protections against workplace discrimination, even though the problems are so rampant.

Tom Daley Opens Up: 'I Always Knew I Was Attracted To Guys'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Olympic diver Tom Daley recently sat down with The Guardian for a revealing interview in which he discusses coming to terms with his gay id...

Breitbart's Ben Shapiro Claims Trans Reporter Zoey Tur Threatened To Assault Him

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

An editor-at-large at the conservative news site Breitbart has reportedly filed assault charges against an transgender reporter for "Inside ...

The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community's Most Vulnerable

Colin Walmsley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Colin Walmsley

Is this to be the brave new gay world? A world in which the public face of the queer community -- the gay, the white, the cisgender and the wealthy -- take their place among society's elite, leaving the transgender, the non-white, the poor and the homeless to fend for themselves?

Same-Sex Couple In Hillary Clinton's Launch Video Gets Married

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

One of the same-sex couples featured in Hillary Clinton's presidential launch video married in Chicago on Sunday. In the video, which Clinton rel...

Ghost in the Machine

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I would agree to second and third dates with men I knew weren't going to go the distance. For the longest time, I believed that settling for a lopsided equation was the best I could do; after all, it wouldn't be easy to meet a man who wanted me, imperfections and all.

The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 ...

Let's Have a Conversation About Manhattan Mini Storage and Gender Identity

Brandon Topp | Posted 07.17.2015 | New York
Brandon Topp

Manhattan Mini Storage's bold advertisements are expected, but one of their recent "Storage Space Love Stories" is worthy of more conversation than it's provoked. The image is all over New York City's MTA-- a transgender woman, or male drag queen, poses by a vanity with furs and wigs surrounding.

Queerview: Biggest LGBT Stories For The Week Ending July 17 2015

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.17.2015 | 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...

30 Gay Men React To The Word 'Faggot'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices

 UPDATE: The video "30 Gay Men React To The Word 'Faggot'" has been removed by Cut Video. This post has been updated to reflect its removal. Gay ...

Are LGBTQ People in Your Diversity Plan?

Matt Kidd | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Kidd

By excluding LGBTQ people from broader inclusion initiatives, firms may unintentionally signal that the thought diversity out LGBTQ people bring to the workplace is less valuable than that of other underrepresented minorities.

Your Bigotry Threatens Children, Not My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

Shame on Facebook: How Zuckerberg's Confusing "Real Names" Policy Hurts More Than It Helps

Lil Miss Hot Mess | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Lil Miss Hot Mess

Facebook's policy disproportionately affects certain categories of users, and whether intentional or not, that's discriminatory as well as dangerous for many. So, Zuck, let's cut through the confusion and make things perfectly clear: it's time for Facebook to be accountable to its community and delete this policy once and for all.

This Emotional Video Illustrates How Far Marriage Equality Had To Come

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices

 We can still hardly believe it, but same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide in America for almost a month. While the battle f...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On Christians Who Are Reluctant To Attend Gay Weddings

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices

On the Friday of the Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling, the news hit like a rainbow colored Tsunami. As I woke up that morning, I got a message...

Bill Nye's Take On Whether Being Gay Makes Evolutionary Sense

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Science

When you were a kid, did it seem like Bill Nye had all the answers? Turns out “The Science Guy” is a still a great dude to go to with ques...

Here's What Happens When Two Men Hold Hands While Walking The Streets of Russia

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Quality of life may be getting better for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in America, but that doesn't mean...