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Polyamorous Relationship Lasts 46 Years (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-31-20150130BobLanningvid.jpgThe idea of a polyamorous relationship is probably shocking to a lot of people, but for Bob Lanning and his partner Don, who was often away for his job as an airline pilot, it was just the right thing to do.

Matthew 7, Leviticus 20, and the Christian Catch-22

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am not anti-Christian when I stand up for LGBT rights. I am anti-bigotry. The fact that someone identifies as a Christian has nothing to do with it. There is no war on religion. It is a war on discrimination. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Alabama Judge's Grandstanding Over Same-Sex Marriage Is Pure Demagoguery

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

This morning, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages.

Victory for Transgender Veterans

D'Arcy Kemnitz | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
D'Arcy Kemnitz

In 2012, during a panel on transgender military issues convened by my organization, The LGBT Bar, HuffingtonPost reporter Jennifer Bendery asked the legal experts we had convened for the day a simple, but important, question: If they could make one change for transgender veterans, what would it be? The answer was clear.

Everyone Should See Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The film explores how Frank overcame the challenges of being closeted to become a leading voice for LGBT rights. "For me," Frank says in the film, "it's been a disparity between a very satisfying public career and a private life in turmoil."

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The most wonderful thing about transhumanism is that whenever someone supports the movement and does something directly for it, they are also supporting their own health and longevity, and the health and longevity of their loved ones.

This Incredible Camp Is Creating Spaces For Trans And Gender-Nonconforming Kids

Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices

In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment we talk with Nick Teich, whose personal journey l...

The Ad Campaign That Deserves Our Attention and Action

Conor Gaughan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

Advertising executives have recently realized something that those of us in the LGBT community have long known: That recognizing our families is meaningful.

Michael Urie Talks New Web Series 'What's Your Emergency' and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked to Michael about what he hopes to accomplish with this new comedy series and his spin on our LGBT issues. When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights, Urie opened up.

The Catholic Church: Debate Makes It Stronger

Stephen Seufert | Posted 01.28.2015 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

It's no secret many view Pope Francis as liberal and Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia as conservative. While Archbishop Chaput said such political labels are not useful and flawed, there's certainly a difference between the two men.

Manhood

Zoe Dolan | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

It would be just as crazy to overlook the few men I've met who are comfortable enough in their manhood to date a transgender person. They exist. I fell in love with two of them. There must be more.

Huge Turning Point By Mormon Church or Dangerous Scheme?

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

How could it be anything other than groundbreaking news when leaders of a large and very conservative church support legislation to end discrimination against LGBT people?!

It's True, #DiscriminationExists

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

LGBT people are a part of the fabric of America; we're cops, bus drivers, doctors, neighbors and friends. And all of us, no matter who we are, should be able to live without the fear of being treated unfairly as we go about our daily lives providing for ourselves and our families.

Appreciating Beauty Doesn't Have a Gender

Julie Tarney | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

At Swan Lake this week, I saw lots of little girls on the laps of moms and dads, but no little boys. And I felt a little sad. It's my opinion that little boys deserve as many opportunities to experience art and beauty as girls do, for they are links to creativity and self-expression.

Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-26-20150124AnthonyMercuriosmall.jpgWhile abroad in Morocco, one of 77 countries in which it is illegal to be gay, Anthony Mercurio was dumped by his first love. "I was pretty devastated," Anthony recalls. Unable to express the real reason for his heartbreak, at least Anthony had his host grandmother there to comfort him.

Proceed With Caution: Assumptions About Reported "Gay" Killings in Iraq by Militants May Put Others at Risk

Jessica Stern | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Jessica Stern

Accuracy is absolutely needed to moderate the level of fear of LGBTI Iraqis living in areas controlled by the Islamic State. We know this from experience.

Je Suis Moi -- I Am Me

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I must strive to move beyond my fears, and experience life with open eyes, an open heart and an open mind. I am limited by my unwillingness to embrace the people who have intimate knowledge of the parts of me I have yet to discover; I have yet to embrace.

'Your Taboo Is My Family': Trans Individuals In Italy Share Their Stories (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Giunti | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices

When he first realized that he wasn’t interested in playing with dolls or trying on his mother’s makeup, he was seven years old, dressed in lacy p...

Are Queer Women More Prone To Binge-Eating?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

What It's Like to Be a Gay Country Singer in Nashville

Kevin Thornton | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

I love Nashville. For the most part, Nashville has loved me. I've had an on-again-off-again love affair with this town for almost two decades. But I do sometimes wonder if things would have played out differently had I pretended for the public.

Of LGBT Youth and Their Parents

Diriye Osman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

No one who has ever come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to their family, particularly their parents, will ever forget that life-altering moment. Sometimes the connective thread will be cut; other times that bond will be deepened, enriched by this new reality.

Artist John MacConnell Discusses Painting Male Nudes (NSFW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I became aware of John MacConnell's Instagram account this summer and was quickly hooked.

Enough with the Either/Ors: Or, Why 'Gay Christian' Is Not an Oxymoron

John Backman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion
John Backman

In these circumstances, either/or isn't cutting it. We need a different way to think.

'The Best Thing Is To See How Much Love Can Do For A Human Being'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series spotlights the Tatom-Scharer family, who moved from South C...

Anti-Gay Tennessee School Denies Admission to Child of Gay Parents

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Married couple Brian Copeland and Greg Bullard have been searching for the perfect school to send their young son. Much to the couple's surprise, following a telephone call to the school, they received a letter stating unequivocally that they were not welcome to even meet with the headmaster.