iOS app Android app

Lgbt

New National Study: Five Things You Should Know About Aging and LGBT People

Robert Espinoza | Posted 12.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Much has been written about the growing number of older people in this country, as well as the incremental shift in favorable policies and attitudes toward certain segments of the LGBT population. However, less public attention has been placed on how LGBT people experience aging, beginning in midlife all the way through later life.

WATCH: Annoying Problems You Have To Face When You're Bisexual

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though we're well into the 21st century, a host of stereotypes about bisexual women still exist. And a new BuzzFeed sketch uses apt humor to poin...

The Moment I Knew That Love Is Worth The Risk Of Heartbreak

Posted 10.12.2014 | OWN

Aimee Swartz couldn't deny her love for Jackie. Her friends couldn't believe she'd take on so much pain. By Aimee Swartz I met Jackie shor...

In a Same-Sex Marriage? Time to Focus on Financial Equality

PolicyGenius | Posted 12.03.2014 | Money
PolicyGenius

Here are some expert tips from professional financial planners and advisors on how a same-sex couple can best plan for a long and secure future together.

LGBT Rights: Let's Quit Waiting on the Supreme Court

Brian Stone | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Are we really so naive to think that a SCOTUS ruling is going to solve all our problems? Well, if not -- why is everyone waiting for the "Mission Accomplished" banner to appear?

Learn About The Incredible Organization That Is Changing The Lives Of Queer Youth

Posted 10.03.2014 | Gay Voices

An astounding 40 percent of homeless youth are believed to be LGBT. This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family...

If I Have Gay Children: A Rabbi's 8 Promises

Avi Orlow | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Avi Orlow

If I have gay children, I'll love them. I don't mean some token, distant, tolerant love that stays at a safe arm's length. It will be an extravagant, open-hearted, unapologetic, lavish, embarrassing-them-in-the-school cafeteria, kind of love.

The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

Brazil Pastor Wants To Know: 'Why Can't I Be Gay And Christian?'

The Guardian | Beth McLoughlin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion

From the outside, there is little to distinguish the Metropolitan community church from the many other evangelical houses of worship in Rio’s Zona N...

WATCH: Can Any Good Ever Come From Awful YouTube Comments?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Comment sections on the Internet can often be awful and even dangerous places -- particularly if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). ...

Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Maryland Today Legally Embraces Its Transgender Residents

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Today, October 1, the Maryland transgender anti-discrimination law goes into effect, making this state the 18th in the country, along with Puerto Rico and D.C., to offer similar protections. At the end of the day, perseverance has paid off. Watching people evolve is, in some respects, even more satisfying than having them on your side from the start.

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

When You're the Secret Boyfriend

John Paul Brammer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Gay Voices
John Paul Brammer

Logically, the answer is simple: Don't get involved with someone who isn't willing to be seen with you in public. And in a perfect world, I think that's what I would have done before I allowed myself to become the "secret boyfriend." But as anyone who has ever been in love will tell you, sometimes logic goes out the window.

These Gay Men Have 'Literally No Idea' How To Explain Tampons

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices

There's nothing like watching a few good-natured gay men discuss some unfamiliar territory -- in this case, feminine hygiene products. BuzzFeed ask...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Read More: Homophobic, Reaction-Formation, Catholicism, Lesbian, Christian, Religious Beliefs, God, Sex Change, LGBT Youth, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Discrimination, John Stewart, Low Self-Esteem, Empathetic, Religions, Catholic Nun, Catholic Celibacy, Reaction Formation, Narcissist, Catholic Church Sex Abuse, Psychopath, Homophobia, Sex Change Surgery, Hateful, Mediator, Scripture, Psychopathic-Personality, LGBT Issues, Belief Systems, Sexual Orientation, Catholic Sex Abuse, Cognitive Bias, Catholic Church, Gay Discrimination, Alienation, Cognitive Dissonance, Hate Crime, Hate Speech, Old Testament, Religious Diversity, Equality, Personal Beliefs, Low Self Esteem, Gay, Celibacy, Catholics, Gay Prejudice, Psychopathy, Religious Belief, Homophobe, Jews, Hate Crimes, The Bible, Lgbtq, Empathy, Evangelical Christians, Anti-Gay Prejudice, Homosexual, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Gays and Lesbians, Same Sex Couples, Beliefs, Same-Sex Marriage, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Psychopaths, Gay Equality, Sexual Prejudice, LGBT Community, Jewish, Jesus, Mediation, Lesbians, Peacemakers, Vow of Celibacy, Faith, Peacemaking, Sexual-Prejudice, Peacemaker, Gay Panic Defense, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Hate, Middle East Conflict, Cognitive Biases, Catholic Church Celibacy, Self-Esteem, Belief in God, Lgbt, Homosexuality, LGBT Discrimination, Same Sex Marriage, Religion and Politics, Gay-Panic-Defense, Biases, Gay Marriage, Anti-Gay Hate Crimes, Humanities Education, Narcissistic, Judgmental, Prejudice, Priest Celibacy, Priestly Celibacy, Anti-Gay Discrimination, Hateful-Acts, Gay Rights, Middle East, Greek Mythology, Bias, Religion and Sexuality, Fairness, LGBT Families, Belief, LGBT Equality, Psychopathic Personality, Roman Catholic Church, Psychopathic, Gods, Marriage Equality, Religion, Self Esteem, Religious Differences, Humanities, Jesus Christ, Narcissism, LGBT Rights, Christianity, Gays, Gay Issues, Politics News
Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Come Out Against Stigma, Live Out Proud

Paul Kawata | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Kawata

Come out against the stigma facing everyone who is LGBT and living with HIV.

Why I Wrote I Am Harvey Milk

Andrew Lippa | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Lippa

I wrote I Am Harvey Milk for you. I wrote it for anyone who has ever had to hide or keep secret their true nature. I wrote it for me so that I might get a step closer to understanding my own gay life, my own gay wounds, my own gay joys.

He, Zie or They: Gender-Specific Pronouns Are Personal

Julie Tarney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

I admire my son's outlook. He views himself as an individual first, as we all are, and he's chosen how he wants to be identified, as we should all have the freedom to do.

Online Dating Sucks in the Gay World...Or Does It?

Rick Clemons | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

Of course before I could suggest this tool for gay dating to a client, I figured I better do my homework.

4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men

Noël Gordon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Noël Gordon

As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming -- and in some cases, downright exhausting -- to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better.

Raising the Profile of the Gay Games: Here's Why It Matters

Kristen Elechko | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Elechko

Athletes have the power to inspire. When we have role models -- men who are basketball, soccer and ice hockey players, women who are triathletes, beach volleyball players and runners -- we can become more comfortable, confident and safe in how we identify and who we feel free to become.

Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Forgive me if I'm not popping the champagne. In reality, this is nothing more than a publicity ploy to quiet critics some of whom, by all accounts, are buying it hook, line and sinker.

The Politics of Gaymers

Blake O'Bryan Montgomery | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake O'Bryan Montgomery

We can hope that GX3: Everyone Games will steer the gaming industry from the cisgendered, white, heterosexual man that represents it today. We can also hope that GX3 will continue to demand space for gaymers without apology.

Suicide Prevention Month: Because One Life Lost Is Too Many

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

Our community remains so susceptible to depression and suicide because, although we've made great progress towards equality, we still remain vulnerable to discrimination, harassment and rejection because of who we are and who we love.

Meet Ted And Xavier's Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment follows the story of Ted Gottis and Xavier ...