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Abe Rybeck Talks The Theater Offensive and LGBT Civil Rights (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.11.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Abe Rybeck Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Theater Offensive one of the nation's oldest LGBTQ theater groups ba...

'Teaching Back' In The Trump Years: An Offer Of Support For Teachers

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 01.17.2017 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Americans have been talking about bullying and its negative consequences in recent years more than ever before, but the popular discourse on bullying reflects a number of incorrect assumptions about who bullies are and whom they target.

A Day In The Life After You've Been Kicked Out For Being LGBTQ

Upworthy | James Nichols | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

As darkness blanketed New York City, Skye Adrian sat alone outside his parents’ apartment, devastated and left with very few options. He had a feeli...

I Worry For Us All, Not Just For My Transgender Child

Janna Barkin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Janna Barkin

Since the presidential election people have been asking about how the results have affected my son. "How is he doing?" they ask, their faces screwed with worry.

Helping Create Allies One Child At A Time

Chris Tompkins | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Tompkins

One of the biggest reasons I hear from parents why they don't discuss gender and sexuality with their children is, "they're too young to understand." What I hear with that response is, "it's not something I understand or am comfortable speaking with them about." Children will learn anything we teach them.

Queer For The Holidays: Post-Election Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 11.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

In the next few days we are headed home for the holidays, something often traumatic in itself. We may get misgendered or be subject to countless other forms of discrimination; now we must spend time with family members who have voted against us and we feel that much more emotionally vulnerable.

10 Reasons Why I Refuse To Accept Donald Trump As My President

Barrett Pall | Posted 11.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

We reject the president elect! Since last Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a day that the world will always remember, there has been a growing movement o...

One Year of Protesting the Mormon POX

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 11.06.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I am tired of trying to explain to Mormons why it is that saying you love LGBT Mormons isn't enough.

New Mormon Website Says It's Okay To Be A Gay Mormon. Well, Sort Of.

Mitch Mayne | Posted 11.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

As Mormons, we don't really love LGBT people as ourselves. We love them as something less than us. Every article, video, and section of the website is underpinned with a single notion: LGBT people are, at their core, broken, afflicted, and a little bit less than whole.

What's Right and Wrong With MormonandGay.Org

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 10.26.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

What does it mean when we have no gay leaders of the church? How do gay members make sure their point of view is seen by the leadership and their concerns are heard?

Cyndi Lauper Plans Incredible Show To Benefit LGBT Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund is once again staging a holiday concert benefit, the proceeds of which will go towards the needs of homeless lesbian...

'America's Got Talent' Star Woke NYC Up On Spirit Day With A Song

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

“America’s Got Talent” finalist Brian Justin Crum kicked off Spirit Day in New York Thursday with an intimate live performance. Appropriately, t...

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Celebrates National Coming Out Day 2016

Mythic Bridge | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Mythic Bridge

Imagine having a major realization about who you are and feeling like you can't share it with anyone, not even your best friend. Imagine having this r...

Iconic Gay Magazine XY Returns For A New Generation

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Two decades after it was first published, a beloved gay youth magazine is being resurrected for a new generation. Known for its steamy photos and poi...

Director Peter Darney Talks New Play "5 Guys Chillin" and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with UK writer-director Peter Darney about his award winning play 5 Guys Chillin' that opened September 27th for fourteen performan...

I'm Running The L.A. Marathon For Anyone Who Struggles With Their Identity

Chris Tompkins | Posted 10.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Tompkins

My aunt used to tell me, "You're going to move to Mexico and fall and love with a beautiful Mexican woman and never come back." Well, part of that is true. I did fall in love, but it wasn't with a beautiful Mexican woman.

How Do I Know If My Son Is Gay?

Quora | Posted 09.28.2016 | Parents
Quora

What are the best ways to test if my son is gay? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

An 'Unflinching' Series About Homeless Queer Youth Is In The Works

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.14.2016 | Queer Voices

A new television series promises to take a “raw, unflinching look” at homeless queer youth ― and you can help get it made. On Monday, producers...

Beyond Family Rejection: Poverty And Instability In The Lives Of LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

"And you know how people say a mother's love is unconditional? When I was 12, I figured out that my mother's love was conditional."

15 Of The 'Absolute Worst' College Campuses For LGBTQ Youth

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.09.2017 | Queer Voices

As summer slowly winds to a close, students across the country are heading back to their college campuses for the start of a new academic year. This t...

Why Are There So Many Queer And Trans Kids In The Criminal Justice System?

Fusion | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Contrary to the common refrain of “it gets better,” a new reportfinds that the unique challenges facing LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming youth actua...

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Supports LGBTQ Youth With A Heart-stopping PSA For Suicide Prevention Month

Mythic Bridge | Posted 08.25.2016 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge supports at-risk youth through the transformative power of filmmaking. We enable them to actualize their potential through filmmaking workshops.

A High School Report Card

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Beth Maxwell

There is a false perception of what life is like today for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer high schoolers in America. Yes, it is certainly better than it was for me 35 years ago in Nebraska, but every high school isn't a great, or even safe, place for every student. Not every kid is alright.

This Is What I've Learned From My LGBT-Identified Kid

Quora | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

What is it like to have an LGBT child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people ...

Queer Celebs Channel Music Icons In Tegan And Sara's Latest Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara are using their new video to highlight young queer personalities. The video for the ‘80s-inspired track, “Faint of ...