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'Out in Japan' Raises LGBT Awareness With 10,000 Photos

HuffPost Japan | Kazuhiko Kuze | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Over the course of five years, a diverse group of photographers have sought to capture the true face of Japan's LGBT community by photographing 10...

Kanye West Thinks He Is Discriminated Against For Not Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Kanye West said he faced discrimination in the fashion industry because he is not gay.  The rapper made the comments during a nearly two -hour l...

An Open Letter to Al Mohler on Taking a Transparently Meaningless Stand on Reparative Therapy

Derek Penwell | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Derek Penwell

The whole thing gets a little muddy after you denounce "secular reparative therapy" and start laying out the alternative.

For The Love of Sex (and Relationships)

Barrett Pall | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

I think we need to start reexamining what it means to be in a modern relationship that is all encompassing of who we are as an evolved society. We live longer, we get married later, we have infinite ways of connecting.

Gay and Grateful: On the Crooked Path to Crooked Letter i

Dorothy Allison | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Dorothy Allison

When I was 20, away at college full of hope and terror, I confronted the fact that if I revealed too much about my real life, my stepfather's sexual and physical abuse, or my deep attraction to other young women, I could lose the life I was trying to build.

My Five-Year-Old Daughter Knows I'm a Drag Queen

Raina Bowe | Posted 10.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

My five-year-old daughter loves to tell people this. Whether we're at the local pride festival or standing in line at the community pool. We have matching rainbow dresses, after all. Still, it took me a while to get used to -- and I'm not the only one.

October Is LGBT History Month: We've Come a Long Way, But There Is Still a Lot to Do

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 10.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Fragala Smith

Spandex grannies with perfect manicures, jeans-wearing gents in blazers and hot Jersey girls in tight dresses had some interesting company at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City the last weekend of September.

One Year Later, Facebook Fails to Fix Its Biased Real Names Policy

Lil Miss Hot Mess | Posted 10.05.2015 | Technology
Lil Miss Hot Mess

It's time for Facebook to finally step up and make a change, or admit that it's not truly interested in building a social network that champions diversity, safety, and creative expression. And if that's the case, it's time for us as users to walk away and build something new.

Southern Baptist Leader Speaks Out Against Controversial Therapy For Gays

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A leading Southern Baptist theologian spoke out against psychological counseling aimed at turning young gays straight, say...

Nepal's New Constitution Leads Region in LGBTI Rights

Tracy Fehr | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Tracy Fehr

In the midst of earthquake reconstruction and political violence in the country's south, Nepal's new constitution provides a reason for many citizens to celebrate -- particularly its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Speaks to 'Human Rights Campaign': HRC to HRC

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

As we in our own community strive to be more inclusive, it was encouraging to hear Clinton speak of the need for inclusiveness in government, the military and society as a whole.

Hillary Clinton Promotes Gay Rights As Pillar Of 2016 Bid

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

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Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Tori Amos's Feminist Fairytale Musical

David Michael Conner | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
David Michael Conner

Nothing else sounded like it then, and nothing sounds like it now: inspired piano-and-harpsichord-based southern gothic rock epics don't come along often. Many critics were confused by it; many of her fans consider it one of her masterworks.

We Must Fight Homophobia In Tunisia

Magdalena Mughrabi | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Magdalena Mughrabi

With this emerging space for public debate on LGBTI rights, Tunisia finally seems to be making small steps --small, but essential-- in the right direction, creating flickers of hope.

How Gay and Lesbian Couples Make Marriage Better

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Now that marriage equality is the law of the land and LGBT couples can get married in every state--and have their marriage recognized in every state--let's talk about the radical new possibilities for living, learning, and loving together.

Librarian Creates 'Books for Kids in Gay Families' Website

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

When I discovered that my book, Rumplepimple, had been included in the Books for Kids in Gay Families list I was first thrilled, and then intrigued. I decided to ask her a few questions about how the whole thing came about. Here are her responses

Nick Jonas Explains Why He Keeps Choosing Gay Roles

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Nick Jonas has played two young gay men on TV this year, but the 23-year-old actor says there's more to what motivates his choices than a character's...

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As an atheist and as an LGBT activist, this seems like a good thing. The faster conservative religion is overwhelmingly seen as mean, crazy, violent, hateful, misogynistic and anti-science, the faster we as a society can move on.

Jennifer Finney Boylan Talks Transgender Equality and Honored By GLAD (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with Jennifer Finney Boylan, the first best-selling transgender author in the U.S. whose writings, teachings and activism have significantly illuminated and articulated the transgender experience.

Supporting Hillary Can Be Exhausting But Is Totally Worth It

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What is exhausting is debating someone whom you respect who says "I like Hillary" but finds every reason not to defend her against even specious attacks or be willing to speak out when they agree with her.

The True Meaning Of Patriotism

Bill Konigsberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Bill Konigsberg

To be a true patriot, we must love the clashes of culture, race, national origin, sexual orientation, class, politics, ideology, and religion. We must relish the fact that this country will never be united, because these clashes are in many cases unsolvable. I think the key may be to embrace the chaos.

One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure

Craig Stewart | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

An excerpt from my book, "One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure."

Mona Scott-Young, End Your Tired Gay Black Male Stereotypes on Love & Hip Hop

Ernest Owens | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

I can no longer support and fund the "rich fool" that Mona Scott-Young continues to be. She has exploited nearly every subset our community with no sign of ever stopping or apologizing. As a fan of what I once though was a "guilty pleasure" has now become simply guilt.

Kim Davis: The Difference Between Religious Freedom and Discrimination

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

I have no problem with Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis. There, I said it. Today was much more eventful than I thought it would be. People are wondering how I feel about this private meeting. Well, I will tell you. It does not bother me that he met with her.