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When Did Gays Become the Morality Police?

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Christian Gabriel

The modern LGBT rights movement has been veering toward conservatism for some time, evidenced by its primary and overarching mission to finally achieve Marriage Equality.

Why a Gay Atheist Reads the Bible: A Lesson in Learning to Duke's Class of 2019

Michael Lambert | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

No matter how far a Southern man goes, he can't outrun Scripture. After a decade as an open atheist and nearly half as long as an openly gay man, the Word still imperceptibly slips from my lips at the odd moment or two.

Gay 'Big Brother' Adopts 'Little Brother'

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Surrounded by death during the AIDS crisis, Larry Bennett wanted to focus on something happier and more positive, namely his desire to be a Big Brother and care for children.

Caitlyn Jenner Explains How She Wants A Guy To Treat Her

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Jennifer Boylan gives Caitlyn Jenner a lesson in the "normalcy" of trans women during a discussion about relationships in an upcoming episod...

Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover

Leah Lax | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Leah Lax

I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.

What Does a Post-HIV Gay Culture Look Like?

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

What exactly will sex between men look like after HIV is effectively contained or eradicated? How will it affect gay male culture? And is that the goal of safe sex education and advocating for the use of PrEP?

Lousine Shamamian Shakes the Earth at the Fringe Fest 2015

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

Humor, biography and historical tragedy often make for strange if not incompatible bedfellows, but Lousine Shamamian has managed to unite the three with brilliant gusto at this year's New York Fringe Festival.

Stonewall: A Journey to the Past to Create a Future

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

The depiction of events at Stonewall in Emmerich's portrayal serves to add to the myriad of other productions and narratives which have sought to incorrectly portray Stonewall as a white gay male party -- and furthers the harmful view that transgender is a new phenomena.

Dr. Drew Says Special On Transgender Issues Was Inspired By Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media

What is it like to be trans in America? A new special on HLN with Dr. Drew hopes to give others a better understanding. Dr. Drew said he wan...

Here Are Some Of The Best Journalists Covering LGBT Issues

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media

BuzzFeed made out big this year at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's Excellence in Journalism Awards.  BuzzFeed staffer J. ...

Hollywood "Takes Care of Its Own," Unless You Are Trans, Part 2

Darya Teesewell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Darya Teesewell

Hollywood is exploiting us while considering us unfit for trans-specific health coverage.

The Feds' RentBoy Raid Is an Attack on LGBTs and Sex Workers

Chris Sosa | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

Sex workers shouldn't be forced to live in the shadows, facing violence alone and without access to the basic health and human services those in non-criminalized professions take for granted.

5 ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Anthony Nicodemo

After coming out as gay two years ago, I've had such an incredible journey. So many people have shared personal stories, and I've learned so much about myself. Unfortunately, many of the stories I've heard make me shake my head.

Making History: Telling My Story to the U.N. Security Council

Subhi Nahas | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Subhi Nahas

Three years ago, when I escaped Syria, or even three months ago when I arrived in the United States, I would never have imagined I would be selected to make an historic address to the United Nations Security Council about the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees like me.

Gender Identity & Justice for Transgender People

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

The standard for determining one letter on the face of an ID is absolutely worth our collective time and attention. The old New York birth certificate and benefit card standards meant that many transgender people were never able to have accurate documents

Duke Students Refuse To Read 'Fun Home' Over Gay Themes, Nudity

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices

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Today's Activists Have Much to Learn From Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing organizer and activist, had four strikes against him. He was a pacifist, a radical, black and gay. Controversy surrounded him all his life.

9 Arguments From the Bible Fundamentalists Should Have to Make

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

The real war on religion is being waged by those on the Right who read the Bible not as the story of God's saving interaction with the world through the unfolding of God's reign, but either as foundational for a conservative politics of self-interest or as a blueprint for a post-Enlightenment cult of individual piety.

Changing the World One Coming Out Story at a Time

Nate Warden | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Nate Warden

It was an emotional experience the night I came out to my family, but those painful few hours were nothing compared to the decade of denial and exhausting deceit I had endured up until then.

Pauli Murray House Receives Generous Donation From Iron Mountain Inc.

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The partnership includes a generous contribution from Iron Mountain that will help preserve the house's foundation and fund brick-and-mortar restoration work. Once work is completed, the Pauli Murray Center will use the space to honor Pauli Murray's legacy and create social justice programming for students and the community.

Ellen Page Grills Ted Cruz While He Flips Pork At Fair

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

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Bathroom Bigotry and the Battle for Transgender Rights

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It's hard in the midst of fighting for civil rights, in fighting for equality, to measure progress. But it is clear that we are making progress, however slow and painful it may be.

Remembering The Trans Women We've Lost In 2015

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Transphobia has resulted in the murders of 19 trans women this year alone, a significant increase from last year's 14 murders. Of ...

Rick Perry, Say "Bye Bye"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Coming off his embarrassingly disastrous "oops" run for the presidency four years ago, Rick Perry announced this week that most staffers will no longer receive salaries due to much lower than expected financial donations in his current crawl to the highest office in the land.

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.