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Mormon Allies Promise LGBT Christians: You Can Sit With Me At Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion

It’s painful to feel like an outsider -- especially during Christmas. However, it’s a feeling that LGBT members of The Church of Jesus Christ o...

Meet The Incredible Woman That Is Fighting To Create LGBT Acceptance In The Mormon Church

Posted 12.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Of the 75 or so articles that RaiseAChild.US wrote this year for our Huffington Post Gay Voices “Let Love Define Family™” series, the readers’...

Bisexual: The New 'It' Word

Kelsey Minor | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

In my talk with David and Ashton I gathered that they are looking to create programs that are not only entertaining but will also educate people on some of the difference that make up or world. The two of them decided to create a production company catered to that.

Gay Men May Soon Be Allowed to Give Blood If They're Celibate

Sarah Toce | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

According to government figures, men who have had sex with other men represent about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for at least 62 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S.

Finding Home for the Holidays

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I truly believe if American Christians stayed more focused on the message and teachings of Jesus, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people would not have the annual angst of searching for home for the holidays.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

On Saturday night I was able to sit back and watch my team capture the Yonkers City Championship. It was our second title in the past four years, but the first tournament championship since coming out. The next day, a rare in-season off day, I was able to sit back and reflect.

Kate Clinton Talks LGBT Year in Review and 2015 LGBT Predictions (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked to Kate about how much work still needs to be done and her spin on our current LGBT issues.

Queering Winter Holidays: Reclaiming Hanukkah and Christmas to Build LGBTQIA Unity

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Queering the winter holidays, let's celebrate our uniquely inclusive community where deep and real friendships cross every boundary -- without judgment or fear between us.

To Be Black, Trans and Brilliant: Sasha Alexander

J Mase III | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices
J Mase III

This summer, I started a series focusing on the lives of black trans leaders. The second in this series of many to come, is Sasha Alexander, founder of Black Trans Media and the hashtag #BlackTransEverything.

Do We Know Enough About HPV?

Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

Busted: Leaked Salvation Army Document Shows It's Still Homophobic

Allison Hope | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

What's more annoying than the constant ringing of bells by Salvation Army donation-bucket volunteers during the holiday season? The organization's longstanding, outspoken homophobia, of course!

Who Are We to Judge (Uganda)?

Sara Kavemi | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Sara Kavemi

What tests my patience, what troubles me beyond all else, is our propensity for pointing the finger at others while ignoring our own flaws. The truth is that the U.S. is not yet at a point where it can self-righteously condemn others for their intolerance toward LGBT people, at least not with a straight face. Someday we will get there, and we will lead by example. But not today.

Dear Santa

Eric Ulloa | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Ulloa

Dear Santa, This is a little awkward, as we haven't talked in quite awhile...as in 21 years "awhile."

Danny Cortez Is a Dangerous Man

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Darkness filled the sky and night was upon me. Throughout my drive to the airport, I thought about the death of my grandmother. I was hurting.

Holy Family Values

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

The choirs are rehearsing their music, the preachers are mulling their texts and volunteers are organizing to once again deck the halls for the six services of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Meet Bill And Brian's Beautiful Family

Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series takes us to the Florida home of two men who met ten years a...

Real Talk With Rob Smith: Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Being Black in America (VIDEO)

Rob Smith | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

This episode of #realtalk tackles the Ferguson protests and the #blacklivesmatter movement.

The Gift of Sally Ride's Secret

Ginny Gilder | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Ginny Gilder

Sally Ride led a bifurcated life too. She didn't forget part of herself, she just chose not to present it to the world. I am fascinated by her success in transforming the world while hiding part of herself.

High School Star Athlete Came Out By Slow Dancing With The Homecoming King

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2014 | Teen

“It was something I thought I'd never do -- dance a slow dance with the homecoming king at his high school.” But that’s exactly what one gay ...

First Gay Couple To Be Featured On 'A Home For The Holidays' CBS Special

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment is a special addition to the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” weekly series. When I...

Here's What The World's Queer Community Has Already Accomplished (Or Hasn't Yet) This Century

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices

For queer people, in many ways, there has never been a time in history like the present. Although oppression and inequality are still rampant, there h...

An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

Tristan Higgins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. What follows is (most of) our conversation.

HoliGay Shopping List

Nick Norton | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Nick Norton

A great resource that I would like to direct you to is the Human Rights Campaign's Holiday Buyer's Guide, which provides a comprehensive review of a great number of businesses concerning how LGBT-friendly they are.

Law Professor: National Same-Sex Marriage 'Overwhelmingly Probable' Next Year

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert J. Feldman

We verily hope, pray and believe that the Professor Leonard's bold assertion that same-sex marriage will become the law of the land next year will come to pass. It is my prediction that Professor Leonard is right. The United States of America will finally recognize that love transcends gender.

Where It All Began...

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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