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Everything Is Possible While Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy Fink | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cathy Fink

Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.

Here's Why Bisexuals Stand Out In The LGBT Community

Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

Why Black History Still Hasn't Paved the Way for Black Transgender People

Leon Cato | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Cato

Now, perhaps more than ever before, black people are joining forces and standing up for their rights and recognition. Yet, there is still disharmony within that same united front when it comes to accepting our transgender brothers and sisters.

A Note to Jessa's God: We'll Trade You Soup for the Duggars

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Religious extremism is alive and well in the Duggar household, and its ugly tentacles extend far beyond the reach of the family's matriarch, Michelle.

Tomboy Recalls Being Taken to Gap to 'Fix' Their Gender (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-02-28-20150227Reneeplay.jpgRenee felt comfortable in the gender-mixed attire, but the mom of one of the other students did not. In an attempt to "fix" Renee's gender, the mom took Renee to Gap to buy them some pants for girls.

Where Are The Queer Spaces For Jewish Women?

J.E. Reich | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
J.E. Reich

Even though the West Village offers "lesbian nights" on Fridays in hallowed locales like the Stonewall Inn and the Monster Bar NYC, it's a far cry from the dozens of spaces and nights for gay men spackled across the Five Boroughs.

The Small, Scared Animal Within

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I have always been a loner. Even as a child, when my family and friends were off attending parties I would be sequestered in my room, sketchpad in hand, stereo by my side, listening to seductive R&B. Solitude was something I took for granted.

These Two Gay Moms Share The Beautiful Story Of How They Came To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a couple who finds joy and meaning in ...

What I Thought and How I Lied: Coming Out to New Friends

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Molly Sprayregen

Everyone is going through something, and nobody is looking for perfect friends. We are just looking for people with whom we can bond over a mutual lack of clarity.

The Gay Best Friend Must Die

Tré Easton | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Tré Easton

No dear, I don't know why the guy you're into won't text you back. (I still haven't figured that out for my own purposes.) And, for the love of all that is good and HOLY: I am not -- repeat, NOT -- an honorary girl.

Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Repressive regimes around the world currently and throughout history have scapegoated, oppressed, and murdered LGBT people. The time has long since passed that we speak out against repression in all of its forms

New Rock Musical Out Of My Comfort Zone Spotlights Bullying and Gender Identity

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

I spoke to the cast at rehearsals last month and marveled as the production evolved before my eyes into a singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that rings true and real.

In Defense of Pastor Rob Bell -- Anti-Gay Christians Cause Their Own Irrelevance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

The glaring hypocritical pitfall of Anti-LGBT Christians is not only being noticed by more and more people, it's further exacerbated when people unveil the embarrassing, historical pattern of Christians selectively wielding the scriptures purely to oppress those towards whom they already had a prejudice.

Off to the ER: Will I Be Treated With Dignity?

Beck Bailey | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Beck Bailey

Recently I found myself in a situation that many transgender people dread: I was in an accident and required emergency medical care.

Jane Clark Talks Filmmaking That Mirrors Diversity and Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with director/writer Jane Clark ("Meth Head" & "Elena Undone") about her new comedy horror cult classic "Crazy Bitches". Clark is a fierce straight ally who believes in bringing diversity to all of her films.

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five stand-outs creating significant sea changes.

Stop Reacting, Start Creating: The TNG2 Manifesto

Zack Rosen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Zack Rosen

I put so much of myself online, for so long, that I woke up one day in 2011 with nothing left. I spent the year following as a couch cushion, a soft fixture of my own red velvet sectional and the leather davenports of too many trained professionals.

Not Yet Over the Rainbow, or the Unexpected Vigor of Intransigence

Frank Bua | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

Whether the old guard is wising up or dying off is no longer relevant. The gay rights movement is being won person by person, family by family, city by city, with Washington, D.C. a reluctant, self-congratulatory last stop.

Gay People Are Gods: Protecting LGBT Communities Is a Divine Right

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

I believe it is important for heterosexual people and homosexual people to love and respect one another regardless of sexual orientation or transgender identity. However, it is also vital for LGBT communities to wield police power backed by the force of law.

Eventually I Will Stop Trying to Convince People That They Should Want to Stay in West Virginia

Daniel Brewster | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel Brewster

I graduated from West Virginia University and have worked tirelessly as a member of the faculty at West Virginia University for more than a decade. If HB 2881 passes, I could ultimately be fired for nothing more than being born gay.

#ThisIsLuv: A Black Bisexual Manifesto

Crystal Fleming | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Crystal Fleming

The erasure of bisexual people is particularly problematic for African-Americans, who already face the strain of racism. Bi black people exist at the intersections of many forms of oppression, and this difficult positionality makes it complicated for us to find love.

Japan Pulls a Kimono out of the Closet

Billy Kolber | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Private businesses, like the Hotel Granvia Kyoto and Tokyo's OutAsiaTravel have been reaching out to LGBT tourists for years. But for a Japanese government agency to do so in such a public and integrated way is unprecedented.

I'm 40 and Gay. Here's What I've Learned So Far.

Kevin Thornton | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

I'm entering an emerging group of healthy, middle-aged gay men. The daddy demographic, if you will. Match that with inevitable equal marriage rights even here in the Bible Belt; it's a whole new world of possibilities. I'm 40 and gay. Here's what I've learned so far.

Giving up Homophobia for Lent: Queering the Christian "Way of Sorrows"

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As Lent begins, some LGBTQIA students have been holding prayer vigils throughout southern California on conservative Christian campuses where they are either still enrolled as students or are alumni.

Why Arkansas Needs To Take Graham Moore's Advice and Stay Weird

Donald Collins | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Donald Collins

Graham Moore encouraged the kid out there who doesn't fit in to #stayweird in his Oscar's acceptance speech because he knows that his "weirdness" comes from a perfect and authentic part of himself; it's what makes him "different" and creative.