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Can Telenovelas Put An End To Homophobia?

Roberto Perez | Posted 08.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Roberto Perez

The fact remains that LGBT people are only properly portrayed in a staggeringly few novelas. The majority of the melodramas simply fail the LGBT community and larger Latino community with either two-dimensional, frequently disparaged LGBT characters or a world simply not inhabited by LGBT characters at all.

More of the Real Story Behind the LGBT MBA Job Fair Story

Matt Kidd | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Kidd

Why did I raise my hand to go into the non-profit world? Because despite the legal equality progress our community has made, we've yet to reach the status of "out" in the workplace. I truly believe our work educating and connecting LGBTQ students from the point they launch their careers will get us closer to that goal.

LGBT Youths With Unsupportive Parents Sound Off Anonymously

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices

With marriage equality expanding internationally and more U.S. states approving anti-discrimination legislation, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg...

LOOK: These Stunning Photographs Tell The Story Of America's Queer Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices

An incredible new photographic journalism project is documenting the lives and stories of a handful of queer kids across America through a project tit...

More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

Every Child

Rita Soronen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Rita Soronen

Every child deserves a home. Yet the child welfare system does not have a sound record of developing best practices for serving children and youth waiting to be adopted who have been identified as "difficult to place."

"I Love My Transgender Brother"

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

As the mother of a transgender son, I often wonder how my younger straight son truly felt as our family was navigating through some of our most challenging years.

How Punk Music Empowered a Queer Youth (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Blake, 17, From Charlotte, North Carolina

Diana Scholl | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

"Becoming homecoming king is kind of the only normal teenage dream I've had. I was really surprised, though, that I was nominated. I didn't think it was attainable, because I'm trans, but now I feel like I could get it."

My Recent Trip to Russia

Wayne Maines | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

The more I researched the status of LGBT rights in Russia, the more I came to the conclusion that I must keep my family history top-secret. I could not discuss transgender children or transgender rights without real risks. It seemed surreal to think that I might create a "situation" abroad.

These LGBT Youth Are Queering Up Radio In An Amazing Way

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A groundbreaking program is providing a platform for the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals within the...

For Pride Month, Daring To Be 'Wild And Precious' In A New One-Man Show

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Although he's a white gay man, Cadwell is clear that struggling with being "different" isn't unique to gay men or other sexual minorities.

LOOK: Judy Garland As You've Never Seen Her Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices

It's Judy Garland as you've never seen her before. The Hollywood legend is re-interpreted by visual artists as part of the annual "Night of a Thou...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Starfire, 18, From Las Vegas (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

"My partner and I have been together a year and three months. He identifies as straight, and it doesn't bother him that I identify as queer, genderqueer, and polyamorous."

Dancing in His Underwear for the Garbage Man, and Other Ways Noah Michelson Was a Sexual, Queer Kid (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-11-20140611NoahMichelsonsmall.jpgIt might not come as a surprise to you that Noah Michelson, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post's Gay Voices vertical, is a proud queer man. What might surprise you is how young he was when he first discovered his pride and sexuality.

Curtis M. Wong

A Celebration Of Judy Garland And LGBT Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The worlds of Broadway, folk-rock, television and downtown cabaret will unite once again for “Night of a Thousand Judys,” honoring homeless lesbia...

Coming Out to Your Healthcare Provider

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

We can't expect to get appropriate care from our health providers if we don't come out to them. Conversely, our providers have to be well-versed in the healthcare needs of LGBT people. Aside from our romantic partners, our providers are the people who most need to be aware of our gender identity, sexuality, and sexual behavior.

Painting The Town Rainbow On Behalf Of LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A new project created in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth is making the city of Bangkok a much more colorful place. ...

Edie Windor Reveals Her Next Goal

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plaintiff Edie Windsor dropped by HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about her history-making legal victory as...

Losing My Fears for My Gay Middle School Daughter

Sandy Roffey | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sandy Roffey

Middle school kids can be dramatic, and over-sensitive, but sometimes they get a bad rap. Sometimes what we expect out of them is far less than they are capable of, especially when it comes to empathy and compassion. Sometimes they even outdo the adults around them.

It Shouldn't Take Magic to Be Accepted

EJ Johnson | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
EJ Johnson

When I get married and have kids myself someday, I'll be trying to live up to what my parents taught me: It doesn't matter who you are or how successful you are, loving your children comes first.

Profound Portraits Of Young Agender Individuals Challenge The Male/Female Identity

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts

Sparked by a tragic incident of violence and hate, photographer Chloe Aftel's portrait project "Agender" shines a spotlight on the beautiful complexit...

A Lost Generation

Christopher Fee | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Christopher Fee

America is in immediate danger of throwing away a vast number of our young people; these are kids who have fallen through the gaping holes in our social services net and have landed on our streets.

Great News For Teen Whose Yearbook Photo Was Axed Because She Wore A Tuxedo

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Officials at a San Francisco Catholic school have formally apologized after axing a teen's photo from the 2014 yearbook because she wore a tuxedo inst...

The Kids Are All Right: Interview with U.K. National Youth Slam Champion Ollie O'Neill

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

I met Ollie O'Neill at Listen Softly London, a live poetry event hosted by British poet Dominic Stevenson. Ollie is an eighteen year old slam poet from London, and is the UK National Youth Slam Champion (SLAMbassadors).