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Indiana May Elect Its First Openly Gay State Representative

Chris Sosa | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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...

Puerto Rico: The Real Fountain of Youth?

Richard Bangs | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Puerto Rico is a kind of crossroads of the Caribbean. Its forts, castles, walls and batteries were originally designed to protect the island from invaders, but when the residents felt secure, it became a way station for seafarers bringing new ideas, art, lifestyles and food.

What You've Been Waiting To Hear Your Pastor Say About Homosexuality..

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Ever wondered what Jesus really said about homosexuality and where the Bible stands on gay marriage? Gay marriage has been a contentious issue, par...

Gay Father Whose Beautiful Photo Of His Family Inspired Outrage Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices

In January of this year, two gay fathers made waves across the Internet with a simple photo of the pair helping two of their three children get ready ...

New Study Finds Bisexual Women Face More Challenges Than Heterosexual Women In This Key Area

Posted 05.25.2014 | 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...

What NOT to Do When Someone Comes Out to You

Alexander Hardy | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexander Hardy

Don't discuss "your gays" like nail polish or Tamagotchis. Don't "collect" gay friends, though they may add mounds of platonic goodness to that drab life of yours. Gay friends are not your personal magical, well-dressed accessories.

Post Office Honors Harvey Milk, But Harbors Anti-Gay Past

David K. Johnson | Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices
David K. Johnson

There were many signs of change at this week's ceremony in the Old Executive Office building to roll out the new forever stamp honoring Harvey Milk. But as I watched I thought of another, overlooked sign of change. Fifty years ago, the U.S. Post Office, was actively working to suppress that movement.

This Is The Beautiful Story Of 2 Gay Dads Who've Raised 4 Sons

The Huffington | James Nichols | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series installment features Ricardo and Jesse Ortiz-Barreto, happ...

What City in Kansas Is Getting LGBT in a Major Way?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

What city in Kansas has passed three LGBT inclusive ordinances in the last 8 months, put on a nationally recognized TDOR event, has a church that declared support for marriage equality, is getting ready to have a Pride Prom, and is planning a Pride Parade & Picnic for September?

Neon Hitch: Leaving Major Label Deal Is 'Such a Blessing'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.20.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

In 2012, Neon Hitch topped charts around the world with "Ass Back Home," her massive collaboration with Gym Class Heroes. Peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song threw her career into high gear. Unfortunately, solo success was not as quick to materialize.

Utah Governor: States Not Defending Gay Marriage Bans Is 'Next Step To Anarchy'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R), resolute in his quest to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage, is disappointed that other states don't feel compell...

Beyond Bro Hugs and Open Doors: That Kiss

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Lisa Stulberg

The Rams choosing Michael Sam was the door opening. Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team. But, what about sports culture? And what about the way that football players are allowed to be public men in this country?

Who Will Be the First?

Judith E. Schaeffer | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Judith E. Schaeffer

Since December, when U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby declared that Utah's refusal to allow same-sex couples to marry is unconstitutional, similar rulings by judges in other states across the country have been coming fast and furious.

ESPN's Kate Fagan Talks New Memoir The Reappearing Act and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This timely book addresses sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports. We've all been following the coming-out stories of male athletes Jason Collins, Michael Sam and, recently, Derrick Gordon, but it's rare to hear about the experience of a lesbian female athlete.

Gay Men, Will We Think Better of One Another?

Josh Hersh | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

When our thoughts about gay men as a whole are constantly negative, we're going to feel anger, hostility, and judgment. We're going to miss out on having meaningful, thriving friendships with each other.

It's Still Not Easy Being Seen

Guy Branum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Guy Branum

Isn't it a fascinating irony of being underrepresented in media that when your group is finally represented, your response is a sharp, shocking sense of "that is not like me"?

Still Married in Pennsylvania: PA Constitutional Ban Struck Down and Marriage Is Re-Defined

Janet Mason | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.

WNBA Becomes First Pro League To Woo LGBT Fans

AP | DOUG FEINBERG | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid a surge of public opinion in favor of gay rights in the U.S., the WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT...

Lessons From a Brush Fire: "What Do You Want Us to Grab, Honey?"

Tristan Higgins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

"What do you want us to grab, honey?" my mom asks me on the phone. There's a fire raging towards my house. I'm not there. Someone else has to help me. "What do you want us to grab, honey?"

The 12 Most Baffling Things Gay Men Do, Besides Vote Republican

David Toussaint | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

1: Send out random photos of their a**hole. I'll admit it: I'm a butt guy. I can look at gorgeous rear ends all day, and anyone who wants to send me a photo of their perky bottom has my blessing. But a butthole?

GRID-Lock

Matthew Ebert | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

HIV/AIDS needs a makeover. So many letters, and that slash in the middle is like the Leaning Tower of Pissed-off, and there are too many vowels, espe...

What Frightens the Russian Hetero Male

Jason Howe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

They used to call the line between east and west the Iron Curtain. As of last week, you could call it the Sequined Curtain.

This New Vaccine Is Being Pushed To Help Gay And Bi Men Avoid Cancer

Posted 05.18.2014 | 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...

Over 120 Countries Are Coming Together To Fight Homophobia And Transphobia

Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, May 17th, 2014, marks the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia held in over 120 countries and impacting hundreds of ...

Religious Extremists and Societal Indoctrination Still Threaten as National 9/11 Museum Opens

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's the event the world will never forget: September 11, 2001. It's a day that forever changed America, and the world, as 2,983 innocent people lost...