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Learning to Date: Romance and the Millennial Mind

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 03.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Molly Sprayregen

It wasn't that I didn't know how to date girls, it was that I didn't know how to date anybody. Before this year, I had been on three real dates, and all of them were with boys I had previously spent time with in group settings. I didn't know how to go on a first date.

Being Authentic Leads to Happiness On and Off the Court

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 03.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Coaching with a clear mind has allowed me to be better at my job. It has allowed me to open up to my team and share experiences. It has made us closer. I have friends that I truly could not live without. We are a unique family that exists from similar experiences. I coach boys high school basketball and yes, I'm gay.

Remembering Rev. Malcolm Boyd

Religion News Service | Jay Michaelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, who died on Friday (Feb. 27) at the age of 91, lived three lives — each extraordinary. More extraordinary still is how ...

Vine's Gay Love Comments

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

There are far fewer hate comments than there are love comments. As Ms. Swift said, haters gonna hate. But it may be nice to know that lovers gonna love, too. I'm serious.

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.

Are Health and Fitness Magazines for Men Only for Straight People?

Renato Barucco | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

One can't help but wonder: Are these magazines for straight men only? I am unaware of their average reader's sexual orientation, however, at least statistically, surely conjecturally, a portion of the readership must identify as gay or bisexual.

Everything Is Possible While Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy Fink | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment
Cathy Fink

Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.

Here's Why Bisexuals Stand Out In The LGBT Community

Posted 03.01.2015 | 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...

Why Black History Still Hasn't Paved the Way for Black Transgender People

Leon Cato | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Cato

Now, perhaps more than ever before, black people are joining forces and standing up for their rights and recognition. Yet, there is still disharmony within that same united front when it comes to accepting our transgender brothers and sisters.

A Note to Jessa's God: We'll Trade You Soup for the Duggars

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Religious extremism is alive and well in the Duggar household, and its ugly tentacles extend far beyond the reach of the family's matriarch, Michelle.

Tomboy Recalls Being Taken to Gap to 'Fix' Their Gender (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-02-28-20150227Reneeplay.jpgRenee felt comfortable in the gender-mixed attire, but the mom of one of the other students did not. In an attempt to "fix" Renee's gender, the mom took Renee to Gap to buy them some pants for girls.

Where Are The Queer Spaces For Jewish Women?

J.E. Reich | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
J.E. Reich

Even though the West Village offers "lesbian nights" on Fridays in hallowed locales like the Stonewall Inn and the Monster Bar NYC, it's a far cry from the dozens of spaces and nights for gay men spackled across the Five Boroughs.

The Small, Scared Animal Within

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I have always been a loner. Even as a child, when my family and friends were off attending parties I would be sequestered in my room, sketchpad in hand, stereo by my side, listening to seductive R&B. Solitude was something I took for granted.

These Two Gay Moms Share The Beautiful Story Of How They Came To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a couple who finds joy and meaning in ...

What I Thought and How I Lied: Coming Out to New Friends

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Molly Sprayregen

Everyone is going through something, and nobody is looking for perfect friends. We are just looking for people with whom we can bond over a mutual lack of clarity.

The Gay Best Friend Must Die

Tré Easton | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Tré Easton

No dear, I don't know why the guy you're into won't text you back. (I still haven't figured that out for my own purposes.) And, for the love of all that is good and HOLY: I am not -- repeat, NOT -- an honorary girl.

Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Repressive regimes around the world currently and throughout history have scapegoated, oppressed, and murdered LGBT people. The time has long since passed that we speak out against repression in all of its forms

New Rock Musical Out Of My Comfort Zone Spotlights Bullying and Gender Identity

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

I spoke to the cast at rehearsals last month and marveled as the production evolved before my eyes into a singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that rings true and real.

In Defense of Pastor Rob Bell -- Anti-Gay Christians Cause Their Own Irrelevance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

The glaring hypocritical pitfall of Anti-LGBT Christians is not only being noticed by more and more people, it's further exacerbated when people unveil the embarrassing, historical pattern of Christians selectively wielding the scriptures purely to oppress those towards whom they already had a prejudice.

Off to the ER: Will I Be Treated With Dignity?

Beck Bailey | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Beck Bailey

Recently I found myself in a situation that many transgender people dread: I was in an accident and required emergency medical care.

Jane Clark Talks Filmmaking That Mirrors Diversity and Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with director/writer Jane Clark ("Meth Head" & "Elena Undone") about her new comedy horror cult classic "Crazy Bitches". Clark is a fierce straight ally who believes in bringing diversity to all of her films.

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five stand-outs creating significant sea changes.

Stop Reacting, Start Creating: The TNG2 Manifesto

Zack Rosen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Zack Rosen

I put so much of myself online, for so long, that I woke up one day in 2011 with nothing left. I spent the year following as a couch cushion, a soft fixture of my own red velvet sectional and the leather davenports of too many trained professionals.

Not Yet Over the Rainbow, or the Unexpected Vigor of Intransigence

Frank Bua | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

Whether the old guard is wising up or dying off is no longer relevant. The gay rights movement is being won person by person, family by family, city by city, with Washington, D.C. a reluctant, self-congratulatory last stop.

Gay People Are Gods: Protecting LGBT Communities Is a Divine Right

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

I believe it is important for heterosexual people and homosexual people to love and respect one another regardless of sexual orientation or transgender identity. However, it is also vital for LGBT communities to wield police power backed by the force of law.