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An Apology to International Mr. Leather and the Leather Community

Eric Barry | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Barry

My piece was intended to be a discussion about gender identity, transphobia, and what integration looks like as LGBT (IQQA, etc.) rights continue to progress in our society. Unfortunately, the piece was hurtful a lot of people, many who thought that my intent all along was to malign and misrepresent the leather community.

Not My Father's Son

Nate Phelps | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Nate Phelps

Although I can't control all of it, after working with Brad, Terrie and their talented team this last year, I can make this commitment: This investment will not return empty. We will change hearts and minds. We will save lives.

Top 10 New Gay Travel Hot Spots

Cheapflights | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel

Sure there's Amsterdam, Miami and Rio, but for travelers looking for an alternative to the typical gay-friendly destinations, there are cities around the world you might not have thought of as popular gay destinations.

It Shouldn't Take Magic to Be Accepted

EJ Johnson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
EJ Johnson

When I get married and have kids myself someday, I'll be trying to live up to what my parents taught me: It doesn't matter who you are or how successful you are, loving your children comes first.

How One Entrepreneur Is 'Marrying' a Passion for Design and Equality

Carol Roth | Posted 06.03.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Socially conscious businesses are on the rise and Cybelle felt that making a positive change with her art has always been a part of the way she wanted to do business.

Outdated 'Gay' Terms

Jim Joseph | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Joseph

We are living in a different world, thankfully, and while I understand and lived in a time when these phrases were helpful and meaningful, I feel like they have fortunately lost their meaning as we have progressed as a society.

Report: Street Harassment a Major Problem in the United States

Patrick McNeil | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Patrick McNeil

According to the report, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men reported experiencing at least one type of street harassment in their lifetime, and many more men who identified as LGBT than men who identified as straight reported experiencing it.

This Baptist Church Will Now Welcome The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

A Baptist church in California has voted to welcome the gay community despite going against the Southern Baptist Convention's views on homosexuality. ...

HuffPost Gay Voices Receives Big Honor From LGBT Family Organization

Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

On May 18, RaiseAChild.US held its second annual HONORS gala at the W Hollywood Hotel and paid tribute to individuals and families for their advocacy ...

The Styyles Chronicle Radio Show Pt 2

Craig Stewart | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Craig Stewart


The Styyles Chronicle Radio Show Pt 1

Craig Stewart | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart


Teachers In Catholic Schools Would Rather Quit Than Sign 'Morality Clause'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

A revised teachers' contract in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has forced some teachers to leave their positions even after years of service. First-...

Why Getting Married May Help People Drink Less

Posted 06.01.2014 | 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...

Sylvain Bruni Talks Boston Pride and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride, which takes place June 6 through June 15, 2014. This is the 44th celebration of Boston Pride, and this year's theme is "Be Yourself, Change the World."

The Normal Heart

Matthew Ebert | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

The Normal Heart remembers moments, then reinvents others, and it reminds me that AIDS fiction is not the truth but a reflection on the emotional truth of an epidemic. That's all I ask for. Lie to me about the look of a lesion and I will forgive you. Lie to me about the emotional truth of the epidemic and I'll pitch you out like an old AZT bottle.

The Conditional Heart of HIV America

Sarah Toce | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Sandwiched between my two gay uncles watching The Normal Heart over the weekend brought much to light. Being 31 years old, I wasn't alive at the epi...

International Mr. Leather and the Conflict of Exclusivity Within the LGBT Community (NSFW)

Eric Barry | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Barry

How do groups that have traditionally been marginalized create a safe-space for themselves without simultaneously enacting the same exclusionary policies they've been fighting against?

Keeping Up With the Jones' Radio Show Pt 2

Craig Stewart | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
Craig Stewart


I'm Coming Out. I Want The World To Know

Jonathan Whipple | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Whipple

I turned around, and in that moment he died. I'm sure he's still out there living somewhere, but to me he died in the hallway of my high school as I yelled in his face. He fell from the face of the earth as far as I'm concerned.

Flood Backlash Puts Serbian Leader in a Flap

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

Prime Minister Vucic is a potentially dangerous man. During these turbulent days, he has shown that he is willing to push the panic button and would rather seek counsel from conspiracy than science.

Hafftka Painting Zebra Katz (Ojay Morgan)

Michael Hafftka | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Oliver Luckett, CEO of TheAudience, messaged me a track of Zebra Katz. My reaction was "Wow, this is beautiful, I would love to paint him". Oliver fac...

A Lost Generation

Christopher Fee | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Christopher Fee

America is in immediate danger of throwing away a vast number of our young people; these are kids who have fallen through the gaping holes in our social services net and have landed on our streets.

Pennsylvania Republican Supports Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) came out in support of gay marriage on Wednesday in an interview with The Washington Post. "Life is too short to have the...

Keeping Up With The Jones' Radio Show, Part 1

Craig Stewart | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Craig Stewart


Indiana May Elect Its First Openly Gay State Representative

Chris Sosa | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

An openly gay 28-year-old Democrat is running to become Indiana's first openly gay state representative. With an affable yet determined demeanor, he...