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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 ...

I Am Small Town Gay Pride

Matthew Ebert | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Ebert

While 1.6 million LGBTQ packed NYC, here in my town, eight drag queens and their fans packed a small town gay friendly bar last night and danced to Sister Sledge's 'We Are Family'.

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

My (Genderqueer) Kid's Awesome Dad

Julie Tarney | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie Tarney

When Harry was 2 years old and their favorite color was pink, it was Ken who bought them a pink sticker book, a pink beach pail, and pink streamers for their hand-me-down tricycle, a gift from the next-door neighbor.

3 Things Religious Leaders Can Do In The Wake Of The Massacre In Orlando

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

Reflecting on the terrorist attack on Pulse in Orlando, columnist Bruce Bower notes that the events "'shocked' some politicians. 'Who would have expec...

We Are All Orlando

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

Innocent, vibrant lives were taken far too early. Bright lights of hope for a better, more loving tomorrow snuffed out in the blink of an eye and in the muzzle flash of an AR-15.

The Orlando Massacre's Latino Angle Must Not Be Erased

Tony Varona | Posted 06.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Tony Varona

To these LGBT Latinos/as, gay bars and clubs are sanctuaries of safety, understanding and fellowship with people who look and sound like us, and who live with many of the same challenges that we do.

Our Gay Agenda: Stop Being Jerks

Ace Robinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

It is past time that we shine a light on the shadows by ensuring that LGBTQ adults feel safe at work through passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Gault at 50: Ensuring Counsel for LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

This blog was co-authored by Christina J. Gilbert, Staff Attorney and Policy Counsel, National Juvenile Defender Center In 1967, the United States Su...

Hillary Clinton Is the Queerest Presidential Candidate Ever

Chris Cormier | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Hillary has had a queer fan base for some time now. I admit that I wasn't always part of it.

This Queer Fairytale Is Helping Kids Understand The True Meaning Of Love

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.07.2016 | Queer Voices

A new animated cartoon now available on Hulu presents the idea of queer love to children in a normalized and easy to understand way. "Rosaline" follow...

LGBT Pride Month: Where We Are, Where We're Going, and What Educators Can Do Right Now

Desiree Raught | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Desiree Raught

While the statistics of LGBT youth are staggering -- even heartwrenching -- educators and students now have a national document by which we can begin to hold administrators and officials accountable.

'Night Of A Thousand Judys' Is A Pride Month Event You Shouldn't Miss

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Performers from the worlds of Broadway, television and film will come together June 6 to pay tribute to the legendary Judy Garland for a great cause. ...

Open Letter to Long Island PrideFest Organizers: Eliminating Parade Eliminates Legacy

Erinn Furey | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Erinn Furey

To me, the only thing that feels better than walking in a LGBT pride parade is watching LGBT youth walk in pride. I've seen tears stream down their faces as they are celebrated and validated and applauded by crowds for who they are.

Here's Judy Garland As You've Never Seen Her Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Artists Michael Wertz and Jody Morlock are among those to put their creative spin on Judy Garland for "Night of a Thousand Judys," the annual LGBT Pri...

Visibility Changes Culture and the Courage Game Is the Model

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Since coming out three years ago I've witnessed many campaigns by various LGBT sports organizations in an attempt to change culture. Hashtags, surveys...

The Plight of Homeless Youth in the Mormon Heartland

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

The plight of the homeless of any age is heart-wrenching, but when the homeless are unaccompanied teens in the midst of Mormon's home base in Salt Lak...

Coming Out of the Closet Is Now a Marketing Strategy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If there was true acceptance of gay culture in America, then Infiniti would show a proud dad driving his son and his son's boyfriend to their prom in an Infiniti. Or a father gifting an Infiniti to his son and his husband on their wedding day.

The University of North Carolina Flagrantly Violates Federal Law Affirming Transgender Rights

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Neal

Whether out of fear, an abundance of caution or self-interest the fact remains that their schools are violating the legal rights of transgender people.

Rainbow Mormon Initiative

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

On June 5, 2016, a group of Mormons who are allies of their LGBT+ brothers and sisters will be launching an initiative to show their support and love by wearing rainbow ribbons to church (or wearing them on Sundays if they do not attend) and posting photos of themselves online.

Transphobia in Mississippi

LD Thompson | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
LD Thompson

The bias in Mississippi is stunning. Here we have a lovely, talented teenager who, because she was not gender conforming, was judged as mentally unstable, academically incompetent and behaviorally unmanageable.

Coming Out to Our Asian Parents: Family Is Still Family

Glenn Magpantay | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Magpantay

To commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, my organization, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, is launching a major campaign to help us come out to our families.

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

Conversion Lies

Laila Ibrahim | Posted 05.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Laila Ibrahim

But I'm a Cheerleader was my introduction to conversion therapy. It's a ridiculous comedy that satirizes the movement to "cure" people with same-sex ...

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.