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Little Black Gay Boys (VIDEO)

Craig Stewart | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he's preparing an executive order to ban workplace discrimination against federal employees...

Confessions of a Former Pride Grand Marshal

Fiona Dawson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Fiona Dawson

This year I had an unusual lack of desire to celebrate Pride in any way, which is a complete turnaround from the person I used to be. There was a time when I felt Pride was a mandatory birthday that must be honored. So why was I so apathetic this past weekend?

It Is Not a Question of Pride

Maurice Tracy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

"Are Black Gay Men Proud?" That is the titular question asked by Donovan Thompson's June 26 HuffPost blog post. I must admit that it caught me by surprise because I feel the answer is obvious.

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Jennifer Bendery

In Wreckage Of Supreme Court Decision, Gay Rights Groups See Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom was a blow to progressives, but leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender righ...

President Obama: Our Future, Your Legacy

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

President Obama has the opportunity to solidify his legacy by creating a clear vision for full federal LGBTQ equality. LGBTQ people in too many places in the United States live under the overwhelming weight of oppression.

WATCH: This Is How Teens React To Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

When someone uses an anti-gay slur, does it mean they're homophobic? In this video from The Fine Brothers, a group of teens weighed in on this deba...

The Dazzling Story of an Older, Gay, Caribbean Dandy

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

By writing directly in the voice of an older, gay Caribbean man, Bernardine Evaristo, who's British-Nigerian and a woman, has executed an extraordinary act of ventriloquism that crosses gender boundaries as well as racial, cultural, sexual and linguistic differences.

If You Don't Vote, You Get What You Deserve

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

It is crucial for everyone to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot... even in midterm elections like the one coming up in November. After all the ballots are counted, someone is going to win whether you take part or not.

Pride 2014: Family Legacies, Generations, and a Fully Inclusive Global Community

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Today we felt the embrace of a million people in all the diversity of the rainbow as we marched down San Francisco's Market Street and shared our wide-eyed memories of childhood conversations of Uncle Harvey (Milk) in New York and of Mom, "Little Nancy" in Maryland.

Elton John: Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment

Jesus Christ would not only approve of same-sex marriage, he'd even support gay priests tying the knot, Elton John said in an interview this week. ...

16 Moments of Pride for LGBTQ Philanthropy

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

While the work of the LGBTQ movement is far from done, Pride Month is a great opportunity for the LGBTQ community to reflect on just how far we've come in a relatively short period of time.

Refusing To Be Silenced, Thousands Come Out For Singapore's LGBT Rights Rally

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices

In the days leading up to the sixth annual Pink Dot rally in Singapore, a firestorm of controversy erupted in the island nation as some religious lead...

A Year After Windsor: Progress and Pitfalls for Gay Rights

Matt Foreman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Foreman

The good news of the past year has been accompanied by a number of disturbing developments. One is the fact that it is still perfectly legal in the majority of U.S. states to fire people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) or to deny them housing or a loan, simply because they are LGBT.

Jennifer Bendery

Texas Senators Pick Gay Judicial Nominee For Federal Court Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are finally moving forward with filling judicial vacancies in their state, and one of th...

Reverend Who Performed Same-Sex Weddings Shares Personal Story About His Beautiful Family

Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series comes from two men raised in the Midwes...

Hunter Stuart

U.S. Companies Less LGBT-Friendly Than They'd Like You To Believe

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

On the surface, the country's biggest companies are extremely gay-friendly. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer protection against...

Coming Out in the Muslim Community

Ramy Eletreby | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Ramy Eletreby

One of the greatest heartbreaks in my life occurred after coming out at the age of 24: I lost my Muslim community. After my public coming out, via an article in The Los Angeles Times, and the backlash that came with it, I retreated. I distanced myself from the people I cared about.

I Dedicate This Video to All the Femme Lesbians Out There! Happy Pride, Ladies

Jodi Savitz | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

Each week I receive hundreds of letters from feminine lesbians worldwide who feel invisible. These raw and often emotional messages inspired me to produce this video. Its intention is to help more women realize that their feelings regarding their sexual orientation are legitimate and that they are not alone.

Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed that the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon the 221st General Assembly when commissioners voted to amend the definition of "marriage" in the Book of Order from a union of "a man and a woman" to a union of "two people."

What a Difference a Year Makes

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

On the morning of June 26, 2013 my partner and I sat in our living room in our PJs -- simultaneously glued to MSNBC, Twitter and SCOTUSblog -- awaiting the rulings on the "marriage equality cases:" Perry v. Schwarzenegger and United States v. Windsor.

Google Has A Queer Secret Hidden In Its Spreadsheet And Here's How To Find It

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

We never thought it was possible that a spreadsheet could celebrate LGBT pride -- or get us even remotely excited -- but Google has found a way to mak...

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

Carl Fillichio | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Former Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman used to say that "work is more than a source of income; it is also a source of dignity." That quote is particularly relevant for LGBT workers, and it illustrates the importance of identifying and highlighting ways that foster and promote the dignity of all work and all workers.

4 Gay-Themed Movies You May Not Know, But Should

John Farr | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Gay-themed movies have been gaining traction for years, though some of the finest still don't get the recognition they deserve. Here are several titles new to my list that merit a wider audience.