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Women's Equality Includes Trans Women, Too

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Tuesday marked this year's Women's Equality Day, and at HuffPost Live, all women were celebrated. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rig...

Lila Shapiro

'These Murders Are A Steady Drumbeat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been a year since Dolores Nettles rushed to the hospital and listened to her daughter's heart beat for the last time. Since then, she has been wa...

5 Ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

The best example you can set for your students is to be a great leader. Use inclusive language, make the classroom a place for safe dialog by allowing students to have conversations that presents questions, but is without judgment.

A Conversation with Jason Collins

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Collins stated he thought about coming out during the lockout in 2011 when he had time on his hands and after seeing an "It Gets Better Video" his trainer did.

How Stress Is Killing Lesbian, Gay And Bisexual People

Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Being a good ally begins with listening and actually hearing what transgender people have to say about their lives. When people actually do listen, the results can be remarkable.

I'm White, Gay, and Dating a Black Man: What I've Learned About Racial Profiling

Jeza Belle | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

Over the years, the startling consistency of the manner in which I am addressed while he is ignored has become a quasi joke between us.

I Would Learn to Play Hopscotch

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Perhaps it is about having the courage to be myself at the time, even if only a little. Maybe learning to play hopscotch would have created enough space for my girl to breathe. Like a well-kept secret where I would have known what she was doing, that she was there, but no one else would know.

Gay Games a Revelation for Former College Football Player

Eric Lueshen | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Lueshen

It made me reflect on a time when I felt like I was alone, the only openly gay athlete at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. I was the lone gay kicker on the football team, fighting for acceptance on and off the field.

This Is The Beautiful True Story Of How One Gay Couple Created Their Family

Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family™” installment highlights the joys of Adoption Day for Scott Sparks,...

Everyone's a Little Biased

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 08.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Dr. Carmen Cruz

As a diversity trainer and psychologist, I've heard how classism, racism/colorism, and homophobia hurt others. Given that understanding differences is a slow process in our self-development, I believe there are three steps to move yourself along the continuum.

Reflections on Marriage (Part 1): What Marriage Means

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

What does marriage mean to me and my wife? How is it different from what we imagined? How is it the same as what society presents about marriage? Can we live queerly in marriage? How? Why? Is marriage good for our sexuality? For our sex lives? Is marriage good for our sense of happiness? Or does it bring new layers of misery?

Filmmaker Caryn Hayes Talks Short Film Clean Hands and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with filmmaker Caryn Hayes about her acclaimed short film Clean Hands, which follows Anna (Grasie Mercedes) and Kirsten (Dawn Noel), a married lesbian couple who are caring for Anna's terminally ill, homophobic father.

Sex, Intimacy, and Being Gay

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

Sex seems central to intimate and romantic relationships. If it is a means of intimate communication, and communication is the secret to a lasting and healthy relationship, why don't we gay men talk about it that way more often?

Turning 20 Twice

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Hutcheson

I now find myself turning the age that is supposed to be "the new 30," but that feels like a mathematical impossibility. I've realized that it's not the aging process itself that I fear. I do my best to fear only things I have some control over, like icky spiders and abdominal fat. It is the stigma of age that I fear most.

Trans* Surgeries Don't Make the Man (or Woman)

Justin Ropella | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Ropella

A very common experience trans* people have is that conversation can tend to veer rather quickly to their genitalia. While I can certainly understand the curiosity, can we all just agree that conversations about one's genitals are conversations best left under the "personal/private" umbrella?

The Ties That Bind Us

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

As a transgender woman I get asked by gays and lesbians quite frequently how the T fits in the LGBT, and why transgender rights should be part of the larger gay agenda. Rather than shrug off the question, I take the time to actually answer.

Prague LGBT Community Supports Ukraine (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Olena Kagui

The fourth annual Prague Pride Parade, held on Aug. 16, ended with a festival in Letna Park. What made this year's event special was the Ukrainian flags spotted in between the extravagant costumes and rainbows. The largest LGBT event in central Europe chose to share their special day with Ukraine.

LGBT History Added To Smithsonian Institution's Collection

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people ar...

How To React If Your Teammate Comes Out To You

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports

There's only one way to react to teammates who come out: SUPPORT THEM. It's just that simple. Respect them -- exactly as you would any other ...

What Robin Williams' Death Means to Me

Justine Valinotti | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Justine Valinotti

I normally don't pay much attention to what happens to celebrities. But Robin Williams' apparent suicide has left me with a grief I have not experienced over the death of anyone else I never knew personally.

Inner-City 'Barbarians'? Calling Out Racism on the Airwaves

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

When you work on issues that directly affect people's lives, it's easy for passion to overcome politeness. That said, there are some lines you just don't cross. Recently, on Tallahassee radio station WFLA, Florida Family Policy Council president John Stemberger crossed one of the most basic lines we have: racism.

Syleena Johnson: Lesbian R&B Divas: Atlanta Co-Star Monifah Carter Is 'So Brave'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Sharing your private life on reality television is "tricky" for anyone, admits Syleena Johnson. That's why the Grammy-nominated singer considers her R&B Divas: Atlanta costar Monifah Carter particular "courageous" for allowing audiences to watch the evolution of her same-sex relationship.

Grammy-Winner Estelle: Being Told I Couldn't Make It Helped Me Understand LGBT Struggles

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Warning to small-minded people: Don't mess with Estelle's gay fans! With choice words for the narrow points-of-view which "seem to run the world," the Grammy-winning singer admitted negative attitudes toward the LGBT community "really bug" her.

Meet The First Openly Gay CEO Of A Publicly Traded Bank

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

Trevor Burgess was upfront about his sexuality on the first resume he ever put together after college. And when it came time for his company to file d...