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8 Things That Will Definitely Happen on Thanksgiving If You're Trans

Isaac Fornarola | Posted 11.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Isaac Fornarola

Today is Turkey Day, and you're trans. You know it's about to get tricky. Maybe it's the first Thanksgiving that you've been out to your family. Maybe you're a seasoned pro. Either way, if you're wondering what to expect, here are 8 things that are, well, definitely going to happen.

Expanding Gender and Making It Roomier for All Of Us: three from Daylight Books

Janet Mason | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

Gender has always been on my mind -- or in my face -- whether I like it or not. As a budding feminist and then a young lesbian with short hair, I was called "Sir" on more than one occasion. I didn't like it, but was happy to have the privileges that being perceived as male brought. I am over six feet tall and trained as a martial artist.

Why I'm Grateful to Be Gay This Thanksgiving

Allison Hope | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

This is the first Thanksgiving when our love is officially and legally recognized all across the country. Whether you're sitting around the table with Aunt Jane and Uncle Bob in Topeka or Tallahassee, you've got the federal government on your side when they launch into their ignorant diatribe.

From Gay Oppression to Women's Equality: The Evolution of a Novel

Greg Hogben | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Hogben

I set out to write a book to shift the narrative of the gay community and the church. Instead, I ended up writing a different story. After broader exposure to the vast challenges standing in the way of achieving the true definition of equality, the novel aims to shift the narrative of women, the LGBT community, and the determination we all need to achieve real and concrete progress for both.

HIV-Positive Men Read Mean Grindr Messages For One Important Reason

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices

“I wouldn’t want anything to do with an ugly pile of HIV like you.” “Sluts like you deserve it.” “You&rsqu...

This Is the Opposite of Jealousy

Renato Barucco | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Psychologist Bram Buunk studied the fascinating emotion we call jealousy over the course of four decades. The focus and the critical questions of his ...

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rocco Papa | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Rocco Papa

McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

Equality Is Not Special Privilege -- Here's The Difference

Ali Owens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Ali Owens

Simply put, oppressed groups that fight for social change aren't looking for a role-reversal; they're just looking for equal treatment. It's as easy as that.

It Honestly Does Get Better

Marion Leary | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

From 1983-1991, my twin sister and I were relegated to a Catholic elementary school. For us, this felt like a fate worse than death...obviously it was...

Black Gay Men Will End AIDS in Their Community

Ace Robinson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ace Robinson

The majority of the statistics that are/were reality for Black gay men are out of their direct control. We have minimal impact on the environment in which we are raised and the types of prejudice we face during an interview or in the Board Room. But today, one of those predicted hurdles that must be continually overcome can be crossed off the list.

13 Ways to Protest the New Policy for Active Mormons

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I feel that those who remain within the church can respectfully protest this policy and in doing so, can help LGBT members who are still in the pews, some of them out and some of them not.

What Is the Big Deal With Coming Out as Queer?

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

Every single millennial coming out as Queer who possesses a lackadaisical who cares attitude can do so because of the courage, bravery and tenacity of previous generations of the LGBTQ community, the OG's.

8 Things I Wish My Straight Girl Friends Knew About My Bisexuality

Amy Salz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Amy Salz

I feel like my straight friends don't really understand what I mean when I tell them I'm bisexual. For the record, I wanted to spell it all out. Yes, I am bisexual. No, I'm not just going through a phase, and I'm not confused.

Johnny Depp Opens Up About His Daughter Coming Out As Sexually Fluid

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Johnny Depp wasn't shocked when his teenage daughter, Lily Rose, came out as sexually fluid this August. "She’s got thousands of followers on s...

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

PrEP & Black Gay Men: Practicing What Your Preach by Taking Your Own Medicine

Ace Robinson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

Have you ever looked at your life and realized that you are, in one way or another, just a statistic? Growing up as a Black gay man in America, you are inundated with statistics about who you are.

No, Kirk Franklin, I Don't Accept Your Disingenuous Apology

Chris Sosa | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

I love gospel music. I love the tradition from which it speaks. Gospel is the music of emancipation, using religious language to demand an end to racial oppression and fight for equality.

Migguel Anggelo Talks New CD, Upcoming Show and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In a similar genre to Justin Vivian Bond, Migguel has created a brand new production under Obie Award-winning director, David Drake which addresses his thoughts through music on national pride and a belief for a better future.F"

3 Beginners Steps to Starting a Campus LGBT Group

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Sierra Vandervort

For students looking to make their campuses more LGBT friendly, here are a few helpful starter tips.

Remembering Transgender Lives Lost to Violence

Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan

We shall remember them and honor their fight -- and tragic death -- for living their authentic selves.

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

Queer Voices: Do I Sound Gay? Does It Matter?

David Michael Conner | Posted 11.19.2015 | Gay Voices
David Michael Conner

What's so interesting about the gay voice is that it's a primary indicator that we as beings are more complex than we physically appear to be.

Ukraine: Stop Harassing Us Over Oppressed Minorities --- We're Too Busy Fighting Russia

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the wake of Maidan, many within the LGBT community feel betrayed by the very revolution which they helped to spearhead.

Does 'Gaydar' Work? Yes, and in Just 50 Milliseconds

Raina Bowe | Posted 11.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

Is "Gaydar" real? For a very long time I didn't think so. I simply assumed it was people keying on silly stereotypes, and I hate when people do that. So to me it was simple: With no snap judgements, there is no gaydar.

Faith Calls Us To Be Courageous in Our Love

Marie Alford-Harkey | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Marie Alford-Harkey

As religion continues to be misused to support discrimination and violence toward LGBTQ people, people of faith have an obligation to show another way.