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Why You Should Always Say 'Hi' to That Cute Person on the Subway (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-05-02-1430530712-449907-2015042914303389366124849SimoneDavissmall.jpgWe've all been there: You see someone cute on the subway but don't know what to do or if you should chat them up. Simone Davis recalls finding herself in that exact scenario one morning on the way to work.

In Four Supreme Court Clashes Over 15 Years, a Consensus for Equality Emerges

Jeffrey S. Trachtman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey S. Trachtman

As expected, civil rights legend Mary Bonauto knocked it out of the park for marriage equality. But something bigger was in the air -- a sense that history wasn't just turning but had, in some basic sense, turned.

Do Human Rights Really Matter in International Relations?

Mihai Pătru | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Mihai Pătru

Giving human rights the "ignorance treatment" is far from a new approach for policymakers when it comes to taking a position against the perpetrating regimes. It actually follows a pattern that has occurred in relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia, just to name a few examples.

Out Of The Closet: A Fashion It Girl Shares Her Secret

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 05.01.2015 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

This is the hardest article I've ever had to write because it means putting my biggest secret on display for everyone to see and use to judge me. It's a secret I've guarded for years, a secret I've cried over, a secret I shouldn't be scared to share, but I am.

HHS Should Implement Critical Civil Rights Protections Under the ACA

David Stacy | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
David Stacy

Five years since its passage, more than 16 million Americans have enrolled to receive health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (the ACA)-- man...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Bruce Jenner

Jessica Herthel | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Jessica Herthel

At the end of the day, dodging the question just means that our kids are going to hear about Bruce Jenner from someone else; most likely an ill-informed classmate on the playground. Better we show respect for our kids by keeping it simple and speaking the truth, just as Bruce Jenner has finally and admirably done.

'Bessie' Director On The Surprisingly Open Sexuality Of 1920s Black Artists

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices

HBO's new biopic "Bessie," which stars Queen Latifah, chronicles the life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith -- from her rise to fame to the expre...

The Newest of New Mainstream: How to Market to the LGBT Community

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 04.30.2015 | Media
Cesar M. Melgoza

Jenn noted that the biggest mistake made when targeting the LGBT community is that marketers often treat the entire community as a monolithic group of people. More often than not, they stereotype the entire community as being affluent white men -- which is incredibly off base.

Serafina Palandech Talks Hip Chick Farms and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with entrepreneur Serafina Palandech, Co-Founder of Hip Chick Farms a California based LGBT owned organic, frozen poultry product company providing easy meal solutions for busy families.

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 04.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

Jesse Rifkin

For Or Against Marriage Equality, Here's What Brought People To The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people came to the Supreme Court Tuesday as the nine justices heard arguments in the case widely expected to determine wheth...

Amanda Terkel

Battle For Marriage Equality Unfolds Outside The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality in June, many advocates believe it will be in large part because the court of p...

Bruce Jenner and All Transgender People Deserve Our Love and Respect

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Bruce Jenner is a hero. He's now an outspoken voice that sends the message of, "You're not alone," and "It's OK to be who you truly are."

My Place in the World: Thoughts and Feelings - SCOTUS and Marriage Equality

Stephanie Mott | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments about whether or not I have the right to marry a person of my choosing irrespective of whether or not they are "male" or "female."

Bobby Jindal Advocates Unholy Alliance of Fundamentalists and Big Business to Back Discrimination

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

You don't like gay marriage? Fine. Don't get gay-married. But if you want to have a business and operate in the public sphere, then you've got to treat all your fellow citizens equally. Even better would be to treat each of them as you would wish to be treated. That's a rule that should sound familiar to someone as knowledgeable of the New Testament as Bobby Jindal.

Why Jenner's Interview Makes the Case for Supporting Transgender Youth Now

Nicholas M. Teich | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas M. Teich

I found myself unexpectedly emotional as I watched Bruce Jenner bravely share such a personal story with the world. I tried to grasp why I felt differently than I had with any other transgender "coming out" story, and my reasons were many. But foremost on my mind, as always, were my camp kids.

In the Afterglow of the Bruce Jenner Interview: So Where Do We Go From Here?

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

The opportunity this presents for our community to simply tell our stories, have them be heard and, most importantly, to educate -- is what the real legacy of this moment is.

On the Steps of SCOTUS: 'Bless All Those Who Seek Marriage Equality in Our Nation'

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Gary Hall, the dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., spoke this morning at the Unite for Marriage rally on the steps of the Supreme Cour...

An Open Letter to the LGBT Community

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Rep. Mark Pocan

I know there are Republican members of the LGBT community. And there are Republican legislators who support equality, albeit not many. Fine, go ahead and throw them a fundraiser they will remember for a long time. But let's not support those who believe we'll burn in hell because of who we are and who we love.

Supreme Court Marriage Ruling: No Silver Bullet for LGBT Equality

Rev. Cedric A. Harmon | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Cedric A. Harmon

It's time to decide what the next 10, 20, 50 years of the LGBT movement look like. Leading up to the Supreme Court hearing and the June ruling on marriage, we have an opportunity to cast a vision for a more fair, equitable and just society.

My Struggle To Survive As A Homeless Youth

Kristopher Sharp | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Kristopher Sharp

My life is proof that we can change the future of thousands of youth forced into homelessness by simply valuing their lives, making investments into their futures, and recognizing that they are worth more than a few bucks and some leftover lunch. I am worth something -- and so is every other homeless youth.

This Is The Type Of YouTube Channel I Wish Existed When I Was A Teen

Raymond Braun | Posted 04.30.2015 | Teen
Raymond Braun

To the young gay kid in a small, conservative town who's hunting around online to find more information about what LGBT means -- or to anyone out there in a similar situation -- this channel is for you. I want to hear from you and I want you to know that I've got your back.

Faith Rituals and SCOTUS

Sharon Groves | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Sharon Groves

This past month I have found myself tumbling head first into the elaborate matrix known as "the liturgical committee" set up to plan a multi faith service in Washington, D.C., on the eve of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the freedom to marry.

How Bruce Jenner's Story Allowed Me to Finally See My Own

Dori Hartley | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Dori Hartley

After seeing Bruce Jenner's outstanding interview last night with Diane Sawyer, I felt so tightly locked on to some of the things he said that I couldn't shake the feeling of pure truth in his words. I related to that truth in my own life's experience.

Bruce Jenner, I Applaud You

Ashley Alteman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Ashley Alteman

Jenner's message reached across the board, and my hopes are that Bruce's interview, his truth, his explanation of who he is today and where he plans to go in the future with "her," has reached people who resonate with his journey. I hope this will push further discussion, acceptance, understanding and most of all, empathy.