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Protestor Interrupts Oregon Church Service With Homophobic Tirade

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.23.2017 | Queer Voices

A pastor at an Oregon church got an unpleasant surprise last weekend when his Sunday sermon was interrupted by a man spewing anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Pas...

Jesus And Trump Are Utterly Irreconcilable

Zack Hunt | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Zack Hunt

He said his personal motto is "eye for an eye." He unrepentantly declared he doesn't ask for forgiveness. He said he wants to bomb half of the Midd...

The Women's March is So Much More Than a Trump Protest.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Farrah Alexander

We don't want to see Trump dramatically fail, as we know we'll all suffer. We love this country and want to peacefully demonstrate, staying true to our American values and what really makes America great.

The Evolution of Ricky Rebel: From 90's Boy Band Star to Bisexual Glam Rocker

Michael Podell | Posted 02.15.2017 | Queer Voices
Michael Podell

Photo by Irvin Rivera It's rare in life, and even rarer in the music industry, for someone to pull off a transformation. Whether that transformation ...

Three books to ponder: is religion becoming "queer"?

Janet Mason | Posted 02.14.2017 | Religion
Janet Mason

Just when I was starting to think that well, maybe religion gets a bad rap, I was jolted back into reality by reading three recent books on the theme ...

A Surprise Lesson From My Relationship

Chris Tompkins | Posted 02.14.2017 | Queer Voices
Chris Tompkins

Thank you for all you've brought to my life, Awareness. I'm truly grateful for what you've shown me and help me change.

Tell Cyberbullies: #LaterHaters

Glenn Magpantay | Posted 02.14.2017 | Queer Voices
Glenn Magpantay

Tell Cyberbullies: #LaterHaters In the last 20 years, bullying--using greater strength or power to enforce one's will on another--has moved from the ...

Abe Rybeck Talks The Theater Offensive and LGBT Civil Rights (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.11.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Abe Rybeck Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Theater Offensive one of the nation's oldest LGBTQ theater groups ba...

Trump, The Supreme Court, And The Rights Of Gays And Lesbians

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.08.2017 | Queer Voices
Geoffrey R. Stone

With the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States instead of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, and with the poss...

A Filmmaker’s Journey to Come Out to Grandpa Resulted in “Something Really Remarkable”

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.09.2017 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

I'm From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit archive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories. New stories are posted on the site eve...

Despite Shocking Inequality, Policy Attacks On Transgender People Increase

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2017 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

If the first two weeks of the Trump administration are any indication, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement is in for a long four years.

New Film Reveals the Plight of Gay Syrians

Allison Hope | Posted 02.08.2017 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

At a time when who we are is under threat even in the United States, it’s especially poignant to witness the struggles and dreams of those most vuln...

Stop Bannon and his puppet Trump; Elect a Democratic Congress in 2018

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Reality tells us the only way to ensure we stop Trump in the long run, unless he is impeached, is to elect a Democratic Congress in 2018. We can and s...

Texas, It's Time For An Equality Audible

Ashland Johnson | Posted 02.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Ashland Johnson

This Sunday, all eyes will be on Texas, where Houston is hosting the Super Bowl featuring the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Most of the action will be on the field. But this year's match-up also highlights an important behind-the-scenes equality battle in Texas.

Trump vs. LGBTs, Muslims & Refugees

Andy Thayer | Posted 02.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Andy Thayer

The LGBT movement faced its first big test of the Trump presidency this past week, and fortunately passed. The administration floated, and rescinded...

Grammy Winner Janis Ian Talks Trump Presidency and Goes Viral (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with two-time Grammy winning singer songwriter Janis Ian about her Facebook posting that went viral with over 12 million views, 50K...

Gay Dads Have A Message For Trump: #RememberOurFamilies

Gays With Kids | Posted 02.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

One of the most radical forms of protest for LGBTQ people has always been, and will continue to be, simply living our lives proudly and out in the open.

Boys Get Their Periods Too?

Cameron Russo | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Cameron Russo

Unfortunately. As a transgender man being a couple years on hormones, I thought I would never see a period again. I was wrong. Friday I noticed blee...

Dealing with Post Trumpatic Stress Disorder: What To Do When Someone You Love Voted For Trump

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2017 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

These are trying, scary times for LGBTQ people. We are seeing increasing divisiveness. Every day on Facebook I see people blocking and unfriending eac...

Everything Is Terrible But We're In This Together And I Love You

Greg Mania | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Greg Mania

On the evening of Wednesday, November 9, I got on the train to head to the wrap party for the feature film I co-wrote and shot with my best friend and...

LGBT Principal Comes Out To Her Community Through Original Spoken Word

Andrew Isaac Burrill | Posted 01.31.2017 | Queer Voices
Andrew Isaac Burrill

Annmarie Noonan currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Signal Knob Middle School in Shenandoah County, Virginia; prior to this position, she t...

I'm A Stay-at-Home-Mom And A Proud Feminist

Farrah Alexander | Posted 01.27.2017 | Women
Farrah Alexander

You expected feminists to be a little more Pussy Riot and a little less Carol Brady? You're not alone.

Restaurant Patron Allegedly Deems Waiter A 'Faggot' In Lieu Of A Tip

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.26.2017 | Queer Voices

WDRB 41 Louisville News A server at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Kentucky said he was “crushed” after a pair of customers left behind ...

Loni Anderson Talks New Sitcom "My Sister Is So Gay" and Civil Rights (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 01.26.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with actress and fierce LGBTQ ally Loni Anderson about her new sitcom My Sister Is So Gay that premiered January 22nd on tello film...

Woman Among Women -- Transgender Woman Speaks At The Women's March On Topeka

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.24.2017 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is extraordinarily validating to be included as a woman among women. Not to say that validation is needed. I know who I am. But to say that this particular type of validation is greatly acknowledged and appreciated.