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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, ...

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How The NBA Made The Political Personal In North Carolina

Ashland Johnson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Ashland Johnson

The NBA has drawn the line in the sand for the sports community. The ramifications of anti-LGBT laws like HB2 are very real and cut deeply.

NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out Of Charlotte Over 'Bathroom Bill'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports

It’s happened: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), otherwise known as th...

Nadine Smith CEO Equality Florida Talks Life After Orlando Massacre (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked to Nadine about moving forward after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre and her spin on our LGBT issues.

LGBT Older Adults Face Unique Legal Hurdles

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Vanessa Barrington, Communications Director, Justice for Aging, and Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice for Aging Legal services organizations p...

We Mourn And Then We Dance: Lessons In LGBT Resilience From Israel To The U.S.

Arthur Slepian | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Arthur Slepian

The American LGBT community can learn from the Israeli experience and its resilience in the face of tragedy.

These Mormons Deserve The Applause

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

As an LGBT+ ally, I feel it is important to make sure that I remember I don't take attention away from the LGBT+ Mormons who are the real heroes, facing rejection and condemnation on a daily basis. So if you applaud in public or in private, please let it be for these people and not for me.

Is My New Short Film Reflecting Adrianne

Michael Angelo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Angelo

It has been said that when we create art we create it in the image of ourselves. My new short film Reflecting Adrianne is deeply personal to me, which...

Frankly My Dear... Gay Men Marry Straight Women! Here's Why!

Rick Clemons | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides forward for LGBTQ rights, there's still a dirty little societal secret getting brushed under the rug.

What Happened During My First Year On Testosterone

Henry Pickavet | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Henry Pickavet

My role, as defined by the virtue of my identities, is much larger than what fits in my syringe each week. I wear it on my body and express it on my tongue. And I do it for those who came long before me and for those voices who have yet to be, or can't be, heard.

The Moment Donald Trump Made Freddie Mercury Roll Over In His Grave

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

Oh, the irony. The GOP just unveiled its most anti-LGBT policy platform ever ― and then welcomed Donald Trump to the Republican National Convention...

Orlando Shooting -- From Tragedy To Hope | JimmyWIN Show (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Can any positive hope come out of the tragic Orlando shooting at gay nightclub Pulse?

Gun Control, Religion, Sexual Orientation: Tolerance Starts with Education

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 07.20.2016 | Education
Mirla Gonzalez

As the attacks between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump intensify, the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Orlando have put the spotlight on th...

Meet The Animated Gay Dads Who'll Make Their Nickelodeon Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Nickelodeon is set to break fresh ground by introducing a married, biracial gay couple on Wednesday’s episode of the animated series, “The Loud Ho...

HIV Is At The Crossroads

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Ace Robinson

The incoming President of the International AIDS Society, Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker has challenged the world. She has repeatedly stated: "It's not over till it's over. Let's urgently roll up our sleeves and get back to work. There is so much work to do!"

3 Reasons Why Penis Size Matters

Max DuBowy | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

Does size matter? I'm about to answer a question that sooo many dudes have on their minds and I'm curious to know if you have this question too. You m...

HIV Is At The Crossroads

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Currently, we are at the lowest level of donor funding for HIV care since 2010. Thirteen of the top fourteen donors have reduced support in the battle against HIV in the past year.

Donald Trump: The Divider

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As the self-proclaimed law-and-order candidate, Trump on Tuesday spoke about the slaughter of the five officers in Dallas and the wounding of seven others.

Love Your Mother Earth: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven grantees whose environmentally friendly projects are bringing justice to the vast planet...

Actor Tim Boardman Stars in the Indie Film MILES

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Tim Boardman has the lead role in the Indie film MILES. The film premieres on July 16th at OUTFEST in LA. #milesthemovie , #OutfestLA Tim Boardman's T...

Mike Pence: A Right-Wing Record On Steroids

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee speaks volumes about just how dangerous a Trump Administration would be.

Why The Focus On "Passing" Transgender People Harms The Trans Community

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Transgender stories are everywhere; from news broadcasts, reality television, to Oscar-nominated films about trans people, the media cannot get enough...

Rep. Jared Polis And Rep. Alan Grayson Talk Ending FDA Gay Blood Ban (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I participated in a media call hosted by the National Gay Blood Drive and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee with Congressman Jared Polis and Congressman Alan Grayson urging the FDA to lift the requirement that gay and bisexual men be celibate for a year before donating blood.

Non-Profit Raises Money To Share Coming Out Stories

Nate Warden | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Nate Warden

It was about a year ago that I announced the launch of Coming Out -- a nonprofit, open-source library of coming out stories. With help from John Fong ...