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The Power of Trans Vulnerability

Jacob Tobia | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

We can't underestimate the power of trans people sharing their vulnerability, because it is so rare and so precious. As a genderqueer person, I feel constant pressure not to be vulnerable. In order for my femininity to be respected and valued by others, I feel pressure to be polished

We Welcome Bruce Jenner With Open Arms -- But He's Not Our Standard Bearer

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Bruce stands on the shoulders of those before. His acceptance is only possible because of the courage of those who resisted at Stonewall, and the countless others who have rebelled against intolerance while simply attempting to be the people they felt themselves to be. They are our heroes and heroines.

Finding Common Ground in Portland

Kevin Palau | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Kevin Palau

If there's one thing we have learned in Portland, it's that great relationships are possible around common-ground issues, even with those with whom we might disagree. In fact, I would say these sorts of unlikely relationships should be eagerly pursued by every one of us.

Why Pro-Athletes Should Support LGBT Rights

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.05.2015 | Sports
Jio F. Deslate

The time has come for a more drastic move to support LGBTs as the industry, hopefully, learns to understand and take advantage of the important role they play in this revolution.

View From Latin America: Pope Francis Winning Over People in the Streets and in the Pews

David Briggs | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Scholars, religious leaders and journalists already see signs Pope Francis is making a difference.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

Game Featuring 'Transgender Kills' Raises Online Debate About Hate Speech

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Melissa Miles McCarter

A game promoting "transgender kills" was removed on Monday morning from the online game curation community Steam after a short time on its Greenligh...

How to Tell Your Tinder Date You Had Cancer

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

Before I got cancer, I thought dating was hard. Then I turned 30, got sick, and quickly learned that dating with cancer is an entirely different game. For the first time in my life, I wasn't choosy. It's hard to be picky when you're dating with cancer; you're more focused on living and less focused on his third nipple.

A Bittersweet Moment for LGBT Immigrants

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

A few days ago, I stood at the steps of the Supreme Court and shared my story as a queer immigrant in the U.S. Thinking back, the most beautiful moment for me was when my husband said, "I'm an immigrant so I want to share my story in Spanish."

Beyond (Marriage) Equality

Janson Wu | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

The arc of the moral universe does not bend towards equality -- it bends toward justice. The country is looking to the LGBT movement to see whether we have the will and the tenacity to create a more just and affirming world for everyone. Let's show them we have what it takes.

Shaping a Movement That Leaves No One Behind

Masen Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Masen Davis

For many years, media portrayals of LGBTQ people focused on one type of experience -- that of the white, gay, urban man living a fabulous life in a coastal city. While people living that experience are an important part of our community, many other voices and stories haven't been consistently heard.

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."