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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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12 Holiday Reasons to Be #Out2Enroll and #GetCovered

Kellan Baker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kellan Baker

Twelve months of coverage. If you signed up for coverage by December 15, you'll start the new year off with coverage on January 1, 2015 -- and unlike your New Year's resolutions, you'll be able to keep that coverage for the whole rest of the year.

Let's Talk About the South, You Guys

Rhys Harper | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Rhys Harper

When you are tempted to say things like "Ugh, (insert Southern state here) is a terrible state and I am never living there," I am asking you to just pause, and remember that there are LGBT people who live in that state and love that state.

Elise Foley

House Democrats: LGBT Immigrant Minors Need Better Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 60 House members demanded in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that it provide more information on when it will im...

Kansas Pastor Claims She's Received Death Threats For Officiating Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion

A Kansas pastor is refusing to give in to hate. Rev. Jackie Carter, a pastor at First Metropolitan Community Church, claims she’s been getting de...

Legendary Hulk Hogan Says Pro Wrestling Has Moved Past Its 'Barbaric Mindset' About Gays

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Not long ago, sports -- including big-time wrestling -- were less accommodating for gay competitors. Only recently have most pro athletes remained active in their chosen careers after coming out.

Are Bisexual Women More Prone To Substance Abuse?

Posted 12.14.2014 | 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...

What This Gay Atheist Learned From Being an Evangelical Christian

Chris Sosa | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

After a few years outside the isolation of an Evangelical community, these are values I find most lacking in the mainstream and would pass on to others who are still building their own identities.

Zeke Stokes Talks New Tie Line, GLAAD and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs at GLAAD, about his new line of handmade men's ties, his passion for fashion and his spin on LGBT issues.

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Covered!

Julian Aldana | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Julian Aldana

This year, young LGBTQ adults who still lack health insurance have another chance to sign up and reap the benefits of coverage. Some of those benefits include free HIV screenings, depression screenings, well-woman visits and preventive services such as pap tests and mammograms.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Gender Non-Conforming Kids

Julie Tarney | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Julie Tarney

When it comes to gift buying for kids -- at Hanukkah, Christmas or birthdays -- I'm an advocate for giving a child something they really want. In other words, gifts are supposed to add to a child's happiness. And my emphasis here is on the stand-alone word "child's," with no gender-labeling modifiers.

How Did a Visit to a Barbershop Change a Transgender Man's Life? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-12-12-20141210CharliePoulsonsmall.jpgWhen Charlie Poulson began his gender transition in college, his transition was followed with great interest by the people in small-town Ames, Iowa. Everyone knew he was transgender. But then he went on a trip to Rome.

Children Of LGBT Couples Share Their Experiences Growing Up

Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series looks at the health and well-being of c...