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Rentboy Raid: the Stonewall for Sex Workers?

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Katherine Koster

If this is the "Stonewall" of sex work, let it not be the aftermath of Stonewall where a privileged minority colonizes and benefits off the work of society's "others."

Here's What Happened When Grindr Users Opened Up About Depression

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2015 | 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...

The Unexpected And Powerful Story Of A Sex Worker Affected By The Rentboy Raid

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.29.2015 | Gay Voices

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland security raided the Manhattan offices of Rentboy.com, arresting the company's CEO and six employees.&...

How a 'Pornographic' Lesbian Graphic Novel Ignited a Culture War at Duke

The Daily Dot | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

A group of freshmen at Duke University is boycotting a critically acclaimed book assigned for summer reading because of its gay-themed content. The book in question is Alison Bechdel's illustrated memoir Fun Home--which has recently been made into a Tony Award-winning musical. The memoir follows Bechdel's relationship with her closeted gay father, who committed suicide after the then-19-year-old author came out to her parents as a lesbian. It's a tough story to read, no doubt, but it's a reality that many LGBT people face.

Transgender Widow Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Losing Husband At 24

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2015 | 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...

How Two Women Fell In Love And Created Safer Spaces For LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices

While volunteering at a homeless shelter for women and children, Candice and Jaci witnessed things that motivated them to expand their own family. In ...

Why a Gay Atheist Reads the Bible: A Lesson in Learning to Duke's Class of 2019

Michael Lambert | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

No matter how far a Southern man goes, he can't outrun Scripture. After a decade as an open atheist and nearly half as long as an openly gay man, the Word still imperceptibly slips from my lips at the odd moment or two.

Venice Mayor Says There Will Never Be A Gay Pride In His City

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices

ROME (Reuters) - The mayor of Venice, who this month had a public row with British rock star Elton John over family values, has said he neve...

What Josh Duggar, Sam Rader and Adam and Eve Have in Common

Kevin Thornton | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

I can't really pinpoint the moment when I knew I was gay because it was such a gradual unveiling due to constant repression.

This Is Why The Rentboy Raid Is About Way More Than Just Sex Work

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Ironically, days after a number of America’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations issued a joi...

How Same-Sex Marriage Makes the Engagement Ring Industry Explode

Jason Lindner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Lindner

A few years ago, when Diana Rissetto went with her friend to the supposed wedding-band-mecca, New York's Tiffany's and Co., to help him pick out perfect engagement rings, the woman at the counter could just not comprehend that they were looking for two men's engagement rings. No N.Y.C. Tiffany's clerk would make that mistake today.

Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Last weekend, transgender activist and television personality Janet Mock made cable network history. After the murders of four trans wo...

Duke Students Refuse To Read 'Fun Home' Over Gay Themes, Nudity

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices

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How Colombia's LGBT Community Is Finding Growing Acceptance

Religion News Service | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (RNS) When Azahy Ali Triana de la Pena began transitioning from man to woman in 2012, one of her fears was how, or even if, she woul...

Here's What Happens When Gay Guys Get Rejected (You'll Laugh, We Promise)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Rejection is never fun. But this hilarious new video from Brian Jordan Alvarez perfectly captures the comedic side to the fear and self-loat...

Swiping Right On A Hottie? Hold On A Second

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Swiping Right On A Hottie? Hold On A Second A new study on HIV risk and how Latino sexual and gender minority men use GPS-based mobile dating and hoo...

Bathroom Bigotry and the Battle for Transgender Rights

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It's hard in the midst of fighting for civil rights, in fighting for equality, to measure progress. But it is clear that we are making progress, however slow and painful it may be.

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

Meet The First Openly Gay Baseball Player

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2015 | 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...

This Straight Christian Man Spent A Year Pretending To Be Gay -- And This Is What He Learned

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

This sure is one literal interpretation of the expression "walking a mile in someone else's shoes." In 2012, we brought you the story o...

This Man Turned 100s Of Death Threats Against Caitlyn Jenner Into Something Beautiful

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

An artist is making waves around the Internet with his powerful reimagining of the iconic Catilyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover -- made entirely out ...

BuzzFeed Hires Trans Writer And Activist Meredith Talusan

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Media

BuzzFeed has brought on a new staff writer to broaden its coverage of the transgender community. Meredith Talusan, the site's first openly trans writ...

An LGBT Ally's Message to Would-Be Allies

Timothy Kurek | Posted 08.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Timothy Kurek

Practicing intentional empathy is at the core of not only my Christian beliefs, but also my beliefs of what every ally/activist must do in order to effectively assist and advocate for a marginalized group in today's world.

This Exhibit Is Made With The Blood Of Queer Men — Blood The FDA Refuses To Take

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.18.2015 | Gay Voices

A powerful exhibit is making its way to The American University Museum and it's comprised of pieces made from the donated blood of gay, bise...

White House Hires Its First Openly Transgender Staffer

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

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