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Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Discriminatory Provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's North Carolina "Omnibus" Election Law

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's "omnibus" election law requiring photo identification in form bla...

Aidan Key Talks Gender Odyssey 15th Annual Conference And LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Aidan Key, founder of Gender Diversity in Seattle, WA about the 15th annual Gender Odyssey conference that takes place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Washington from August 4th to 7th.

Queer Celebs Channel Music Icons In Tegan And Sara's Latest Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara are using their new video to highlight young queer personalities. The video for the ‘80s-inspired track, “Faint of ...

David Bowd of The Asbury Hotel-"Asbury Park is Such A Wonderful Melting Pot"

Michael Cook | Posted 07.29.2016 | Travel
Michael Cook

David Bowd has brought his New York an Los Angeles sensibilities to Asbury Park, N.J. and with The Asbury Hotel, is bringing this vibrant city to a wh...

Pro-Gun LGBT Group Sees Membership Rise After Orlando

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 07.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Orlando Shooting -- Are Our Anti-Terror Strategies Working?

Alev Dudek | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Alev Dudek

We are a country with tremendous resources, knowledge, and intelligence. However, our political discourses have often been pathetic at the very least. Let us see how long it is going to take us to realize this and change the way we interact not only around the world, but also with each other.

You'll Laugh At This 'Golden Girls' Spoof For All The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Since it went off the air in 1992, “The Golden Girls” has inspired countless tributes, from coloring books to ice cream sundaes to a planned New Y...

'Family' Association Is Freaking The F Out Over This Hilton Hotel Ad

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

The American Family Association continues to prove they’re clueless about families and love and all things related to equality and acceptance. The g...

Finding Mr./Ms. Right In The LGBT Community

Joe Anthony | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Anthony

My partner and I know that we're flawed. In fact, we welcome and openly discuss the fact all the time. This, we believe, makes us more open to improvement, allows us to grow together -- and of course leaves plenty of room to extract entertainment value from our shortcomings.

LGBT PTSD, The ADA And Disability Rights -- Why It Matters

Karen Ocamb | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

There has been less attention -- especially in the LGBT community -- to protected non-visible disabilities such as epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, anxiety disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Sounding off with Glass Battles

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Kenyth Mogan

In a time where it seems every musical trend seems to be piggy-backing from artist to artist, it's refreshing to see those with a less definable, more...

Where There's Smoke There's Fire: Trump's Campaign Is Burning

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There has always been a truth to the idiom 'where there is smoke there is fire' and Donald Trump's statements and actions seem to be fanning a huge blaze. His entire campaign, as evidenced by the Republican convention, is geared to incite the worst in the American people and to scare them into voting for him.

After Pride -- The Importance Of Creating A Strong Online Community Of LGBT Professionals

Aritha Wickramasinghe | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Aritha Wickramasinghe

Happening less than a fortnight before Pride celebrations kicked off in the Northern hemisphere, it dawned on many that, although Pride was important to highlight equality and identity, the annual celebration was wholly inadequate to deal with the complex issues faced by the LGBT community across the world.

LGBT Buying Power Closer To One Trillion Dollars

Louis Chesney | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Chesney

Buying power is important for businesses and marketers when considering the strength and the potential impact of reaching LGBT consumers through cause marketing, branding campaigns, public affairs strategies and other corporate partnerships with the leaders in the LGBT community.

Comic-Con: Saving The World, One Transgender Trope At A Time

Mikki del Monico | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

We all too often find caricatures that neither upend nor destabilize these tropes. Instead, they serve to further a lack of understanding and acceptance of the transgender community.

Anti-LGBTQ Activists Are Beginning To Realize 'We Don't Win Anymore'

Steve Sanders | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Sanders

The convention thus highlighted an important political and social trend: the religious right's decades-long culture war against LGBTQ people has finally lost its power and relevance, even with much of the Republican base.

Why Is The 'Gay Lifestyle' So Tiring?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices

For years, the term “gay lifestyle” has infiltrated discussions of the LGBT community. In the first installment of the nine-part Indonesian web se...

LGBT Teens: Shunned, Alone, and On the Streets

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Eugene K. Chow

Sometimes kids can be so cruel. “You’re a disgusting abomination. You make me want to vomit in my mouth. I should have the right to kill you. Go t...

Mental Health: Let's Talk About Culture, Race And Ethnicity

Mary Giliberti | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

It can be a mouthful to say in a conversation: Minority Mental Health Awareness Monthly (MMHAM). During its annual observance in July, I'm also someti...

LGBT Bigotry And The Steep Fall Of Mike Pence

Nadine Smith | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Nadine Smith

His embrace of anti-LGBT legislation cost the state's economy millions and took him from a potential Presidential contender to a Governor no longer assured re-election.

Withdrawing Title IX Exemption: The Curious Case of Pepperdine University

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

Pepperdine has had a long history of being an unwelcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people, including being listed...

Voters Can Choose U.S. Forecast: Bright Or Falling Skies

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The dark and treacherous skies Donald Trump invoked at the Republican National Convention last week have lifted as Democrats begin their meeting in Philly today with a healthy dose of optimism.

The LGBT Community Has the Power

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Shawn VanDiver

As we all wind down from another safe and successful Pride weekend in San Diego, I can’t help but think about how the LGBT community has the power t...

The Pride Series-Asbury Park, N.J.

Michael Cook | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

While the LGBT community can be ultra welcoming, it can sometimes have a reputation for being, shall we say, "divisive" at times, sometimes making it a tad harder for the bears, the lesbians and the circuit queens to all play nicely within the same ultra colorful sandbox. The one place that has managed to bring them all together almost seamlessly is Asbury Park NJ.

Dealing With Hate as a Trans Opinion Vlogger

Delia Melody | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

As a trans opinion vlogger with a focus on social justice, I can tell you, haters come with the territory. Every time I check my comments on YouTube, ...