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Here's How One Medical School Is Making LGBT Safe Spaces A Priority

Posted 04.19.2015 | 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...

Deliciously Disabled: Creating a Sexy, Accessible Dialogue to Describe Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability should be seen as sexy and fun, instead of sad and frustrating all the time. Being deliciously disabled doesn't mean that there aren't days where the experience of disability is altogether exhausting. Rather, it is a lexicon that accepts disability as is,

This Gay Man Refused To Take 'No' For An Answer And Finally Found His Own Beautiful Family

Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is ...

'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-16-1429228426-8515937-2015041514291062823117356MilaJamsmall.jpgMila decided to sacrifice all she had worked so hard to achieve -- she deleted her YouTube channel, lost all her subscribers, and gave up her fame -- so that she could focus on finally becoming the woman she had been hiding.

It's Not Just About a Telescope

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.

6 Months After Tim Cook, LGBT Leaders Are Redefining Being Out and Successful

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

Ever since Tim's coming out, I have been talking with the press about what kind of a game changer this was and what all this visibility means for a soon-to-be post marriage equality (crossing fingers) America. It was a game changer, trust me.

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

Our Core American Values

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Let's be clear. No American citizen should be denied housing, the ability to attend school, to apply for a mortgage, or to serve on a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Are You Ready For Your Close-up?

Stampp Corbin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

With the ongoing incidents concerning inappropriate police shootings, the call for body cameras is getting increasingly louder. So loud that scores of police departments across the nation have already implemented or begun implementation of the technology.

There's a National Day to Remind You You're Mortal

Corey Prachniak | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Corey Prachniak

While aging and dying are universal human experiences, the three stories above illustrate how the needs of LGBTQ people are often distinct from those of the population at large.

Searching for Sunday and Finding Home: An Interview With Rachel Held Evans

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Rachel Held Evans just released her latest book, Searching For Sunday, with Thomas Nelson. It's an excellent foray into the church's current cultural moment, seen through the lens of Rachel's own journey from evangelicalism.

Fellow Liberals, Please Stop Claiming Jesus Accepts LGBT People

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

Ethical perspectives evolve over time and shouldn't be bound by the musings of ancient writers who had absolutely no imagining of our contemporary world.

Red Carpet Celebrities Celebrate 25 Years of The Dinah Palm Springs (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio montage I talked with celebrities on the Red Carpet at The Dinah Palm Springs which recently celebrated its 25 anniversary.

Indiana-Style Attacks Reveal Everything Old Is New Again

Rea Carey | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

As our opponents try to impose their prejudices and beliefs on the rest of us -- attempting to redefine, beyond recognition, our existing constitutional right of religious liberty -- progressives have reached a crossroads of opportunity.

Lessons from Thomas Jefferson for Bobby Jindal: Don't Use Religion to Support State-Sponsored Discrimination

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

Jefferson recognized that in a country as diverse as ours, allowing the religious beliefs of some to dictate the fundamental rights of others would be destructive to our nation's foundations of liberty and equality.

On the Urgent Importance of Loving Trans People

Janson Wu | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

It's hard to write about these tragedies without falling into sadness or anger, or without inadvertently raising the visibility of the victim's deaths over their lives. It's also hard to write about it without knowing exactly how, as a cis-gendered ally, to make it better. But we don't have the luxury of time.

Check Out the Emerging Coalition Unifying Black Lives Matter, LGBT Equality, and the Fight for a Living Wage

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Three of the progressive movements that are most active right now are Black Lives Matter, the push for LGBT rights, and the push for a minimum/living wage. Each of these movements is powerful on its own. Working together, they can achieve much more. And they are coming together.

Obama '08, Clinton '16

Chris Cormier | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

In my 20s, candidate Obama was right for me. Now, in my 30s, candidate Clinton will get my vote.

Is the Sexual Healing Movement the New Sexual Revolution?

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The entire sexual recovery movement and growing number of therapists and centers devoted to sexual healing is at the forefront of a new wave of sexual liberation.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Makes It Official: She Is Running

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Over the next months, they will hear her platform and policy initiatives and realize that she is the right person to be president. Hillary will run a campaign that will reach out across party lines in the same way she did when she was in the Senate.

Christianity a la Carte

Stampp Corbin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Stampp Corbin

Either you are a prix fixe Christian, taking everything on the bible menu, or you are a Christian who believes that passages cannot be taken literally, and often are not what they seem.

Are Condoms Really Effective At Protecting Gay Men From HIV?

Posted 04.12.2015 | 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...

Howard University Students Decry Hate With #BlackLoveMatters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

Howard University students have a history of standing up for what they believe in. Students of the historical black university in Washington, D.C....

When Core Values Clash -- Start with Civility

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Joyce S. Dubensky

Collectively, we have an obligation to avoid the over-simplification and heated division, by addressing our differences with civility in all their complexity. Perhaps then, we will be better able to move forward on an issue that means so much to so many.

Vatican Stalls On Accepting An Openly Gay Ambassador

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Religion

The Vatican has for weeks failed to accept the appointment of an openly gay diplomat as France's new ambassador, leading to speculation that the Holy ...