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RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mrs. Kasha Davis: I Predict Pearl Will Win Season 7

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Mrs. Kasha Davis certainly understands fans' weekly fervor as they watch RuPaul's Drag Race. Like others, she too is an avid viewer...obviously. But the Season 7 star reminds audiences: "It's reality television; it's not real."

Love vs.Hate: Rally at the Supreme Court

Sidney Switzer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Switzer

On April 28th, I had the chance to go stand on the steps of the Supreme Court with my family to support same-sex couples' right to be legally married in every state.

Religious Oppression and Religious Freedom: The Bully Who Cried Wolf

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

In the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," the shepherd boy kept claiming that there was a wolf that didn't exist. It is the same when people claim that equality is a threat to religious freedom.

Baptism, Baby Jack and the Bishop of Central Florida

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.08.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

If you missed the memo, there's a very sad situation down in the Diocese of Central Florida wherein Baby Jack was denied the sacrament of baptism because Baby Jack happened to have two dads.

I Hope My Children Feel Loved Even On My Toughest Parenting Days

The Next Family | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

Even on days when it is hard for their mamas to see the good, I hope it is all they see. At the end of each day, I know I am not a perfect parent and will never have all of the answers. But if I know my kids feel loved, even during the rough days, I will try to fall asleep each night with the best parts of each day in my mind.

Rabbi Jack Moline Talks 'Everyone Only' Sign Campaign and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Rabbi Jack Moline, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance about an inspirational campaign launched by Interfaith Alliance called the "Everyone Only" project.

Unzipped Episode 1: First Gay Experiences (VIDEO)

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Do you remember the first guy you ever had a crush on? Watch as nine gay men discuss their first experiences with love, sex and everything in between in Unzipped, a new web series by HIV Equal Online.

The Mother's Day I Became a Gender Creative Kid's Champion

Julie Tarney | Posted 05.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

The Mother's Day Harry was 12, they handed me a plain business envelope with M❤M written on the front. I unfolded a single sheet of white paper to find a typed poem titled "The Joy of Having a Mother." I was blown away.

How Two Dads Handle Mother's Day

Patrick Roth | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick Roth

Mother's Day has largely been a non-event in our house. It isn't particularly happy or sad. It just is. Our children may not have their mothers in their lives the way many of their friends do or the way they would wish, but they do have two loving, involved and committed parents.

Misleading the People, Abuse of Power and the Bible

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Jason P. Stadtlander

Far too many self-proclaimed "Christians" take the Bible face value, with no room for interpretation with regards modern culture and society.

If You're A Gay Man You Should Know About This One Cancer

Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

The Power of Trans Vulnerability

Jacob Tobia | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

We can't underestimate the power of trans people sharing their vulnerability, because it is so rare and so precious. As a genderqueer person, I feel constant pressure not to be vulnerable. In order for my femininity to be respected and valued by others, I feel pressure to be polished

We Welcome Bruce Jenner With Open Arms -- But He's Not Our Standard Bearer

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Bruce stands on the shoulders of those before. His acceptance is only possible because of the courage of those who resisted at Stonewall, and the countless others who have rebelled against intolerance while simply attempting to be the people they felt themselves to be. They are our heroes and heroines.

Finding Common Ground in Portland

Kevin Palau | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Kevin Palau

If there's one thing we have learned in Portland, it's that great relationships are possible around common-ground issues, even with those with whom we might disagree. In fact, I would say these sorts of unlikely relationships should be eagerly pursued by every one of us.

Why Pro-Athletes Should Support LGBT Rights

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.05.2015 | Sports
Jio F. Deslate

The time has come for a more drastic move to support LGBTs as the industry, hopefully, learns to understand and take advantage of the important role they play in this revolution.

View From Latin America: Pope Francis Winning Over People in the Streets and in the Pews

David Briggs | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Scholars, religious leaders and journalists already see signs Pope Francis is making a difference.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

Game Featuring 'Transgender Kills' Raises Online Debate About Hate Speech

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Melissa Miles McCarter

A game promoting "transgender kills" was removed on Monday morning from the online game curation community Steam after a short time on its Greenligh...

How to Tell Your Tinder Date You Had Cancer

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

Before I got cancer, I thought dating was hard. Then I turned 30, got sick, and quickly learned that dating with cancer is an entirely different game. For the first time in my life, I wasn't choosy. It's hard to be picky when you're dating with cancer; you're more focused on living and less focused on his third nipple.

A Bittersweet Moment for LGBT Immigrants

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

A few days ago, I stood at the steps of the Supreme Court and shared my story as a queer immigrant in the U.S. Thinking back, the most beautiful moment for me was when my husband said, "I'm an immigrant so I want to share my story in Spanish."

Beyond (Marriage) Equality

Janson Wu | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

The arc of the moral universe does not bend towards equality -- it bends toward justice. The country is looking to the LGBT movement to see whether we have the will and the tenacity to create a more just and affirming world for everyone. Let's show them we have what it takes.

Shaping a Movement That Leaves No One Behind

Masen Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Masen Davis

For many years, media portrayals of LGBTQ people focused on one type of experience -- that of the white, gay, urban man living a fabulous life in a coastal city. While people living that experience are an important part of our community, many other voices and stories haven't been consistently heard.

Why You Should Always Say 'Hi' to That Cute Person on the Subway (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-05-02-1430530712-449907-2015042914303389366124849SimoneDavissmall.jpgWe've all been there: You see someone cute on the subway but don't know what to do or if you should chat them up. Simone Davis recalls finding herself in that exact scenario one morning on the way to work.

In Four Supreme Court Clashes Over 15 Years, a Consensus for Equality Emerges

Jeffrey S. Trachtman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey S. Trachtman

As expected, civil rights legend Mary Bonauto knocked it out of the park for marriage equality. But something bigger was in the air -- a sense that history wasn't just turning but had, in some basic sense, turned.

Do Human Rights Really Matter in International Relations?

Mihai Pătru | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Mihai Pătru

Giving human rights the "ignorance treatment" is far from a new approach for policymakers when it comes to taking a position against the perpetrating regimes. It actually follows a pattern that has occurred in relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia, just to name a few examples.