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Ke$ha Creates 'We R Who We R' Shirt To Support LGBT Rights, Individuality

Rolling Stone | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact

Pop singer Ke$ha is taking her huge hit song "We R Who We R" to an even grander stage. Ke$ha' teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to create a cu...

Frank Kameny Honored In D.C. (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. politicians are paying tribute to Frank Kameny, the gay rights pioneer who died Tuesday at his home in Dupont Circle. D.C. Coun...

Remembering Matthew Shepard: 13 Years Later

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

As a young gay man, I looked at the pictures of Matthew Shepard's face and could see my own. His life and death inspired me, as I'm sure it did many others, to become involved in the fight against hate, bigotry and inequality.

Does the LGBT Community Have a 'Peter Pan' Syndrome?

Mike Ruiz | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Mike Ruiz

Is it possible that, as we identified ourselves as a group, we have limited our growth? Are we in the enviable position of not being held accountable for becoming "adults," given our collective abolishment from the mainstream?

Why We Need the First National POC LBGT Convening

Glen-Michael Francis | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Glen-Michael Francis

Aging Americans have been affected on all fronts by the economic crisis, not only in housing but in cuts to health care, and the continued marginalization and lack of integration of people of color and, more so, LGBT elders of color into this dialogue.

We Are All Matthew Shepard

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Thirteen years ago Matthew Shepard was clinging to life as a result of a brutal, anti-gay attack. It was only a few weeks prior to Matthew's attack that I was contemplating suicide, having endured years of anti-gay bullying and torment.

Resistance to Homophobia and Transphobia: Marking Change on the Ground

Sue Hyde | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Sue Hyde

In the day-to-day swirl of homophobic and transphobic remarks, harassments and hurts, I can forget that we have allies and friends living and working among us who do resist when homophobia and transphobia lead the way.

Being Gay Is a Gift from God

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Rev. Ed Bacon

On this National Coming Out Day 2011, it is time for people of faith to speak out against the bigotry that has for too long fueled the fires of homophobia that perpetuate violence against LGBT people and plant the seeds of self-loathing in LGBT youth.

The Ally Dilemma on National Coming Out Day

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Coming out as ally does not bear the same weight as coming out as LGBTQ, so we must take care that we do not treat them as equal actions.

Michigan LGBT Advocates Launch Campaign For Anti-Discrimination Law Amendment

Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices

A coalition of Michigan advocacy groups is launching the new "Don't Change Yourself. Change The Law" campaign in an effort to combat the state's lack ...

Born This Way: 15 Stories Of Growing Up LGBTQ

Paul V. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Paul V.

I think it's about time the world knows what it means to grow up as an LGBTQ kid, and I wanted to create a safe place for the LGBTQ youth of today to hopefully see themselves.

'DWTS': Cher Cries Watching Chaz

Posted 12.11.2011 | Entertainment

Let's face it: Millions tuned into "Dancing With the Stars" last night (Oct. 10) to see Cher, hoping that she would give a surprise performance or at ...

An Open Letter to Any LGBT Teenager Considering Suicide Right Now

Noah Baron | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Noah Baron

I know how you feel -- six years ago, I was where you are now. I felt isolated, scared, damaged; I thought the only way out was by ending my life. I'd been hiding who I was for years by that point.

Why Gay Youth Need More Out Public Figures

Michael Lucas | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Michael Lucas

Appearances do matter -- public appearances, the kind that a confused and lonely kid in Russia or Kansas or your neighborhood might see. "It gets better" is a nice but passive sentiment; come out, go out and help make it better.

Out of the Boxx: I'm Coming Out

Pandora Boxx | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Pandora Boxx

I guess I've had two coming-outs. I'm like a greedy debutante or something. I came out as a raging homosexual and then a fancy fake lady. They actually were about two months apart, so we'll just combined them into one.

Coming Out Day: Who's In?

Jordan Roth | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Jordan Roth

Coming Out Day is not so much about the people yet to come out. It's about the rest of us. It's about being the people they know they can come out to. It's about being the people they know will stand with them.

My Coming Out Story

Hylan Elias Kornfeld | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Hylan Elias Kornfeld

An intense feeling grew in me to tell my family. I felt as if they had this fabricated understanding of who I was based on my Oscar-worthy role as a straight teenager, and I really wanted them to know the real me.

The Little Things: The Impact of Prejudice in the Everyday Lives of LGBT People

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D.

In our own lives we are aware of gross injustices and events that have happened to us, but we take the little injustices for granted. But just like major traumas in life, little incidents and ongoing conditions can affect us seriously, even insidiously.

Betty White Talks LGBT Love

Posted 12.11.2011 | Celebrity

We all know that Betty White has long been a favorite of the LGBT community -- and all other communities, for that matter -- but now Frontiers LA maga...

The Lie That Killed My Marriage

Mara Shapshay | Posted 12.10.2011 | Divorce
Mara Shapshay

Regardless of all these signs, I wanted to be married so badly. Besides, lots of people's marriages look good on paper only, right?

'Give a Damn' About LGBT Youth Homelessness

Cyndi Lauper | Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices
Cyndi Lauper

Twenty to 40 percent of homeless youth identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, yet only 3 to 5 percent of the general population does the same. Shock was the first thing I felt when I heard this statistic, and then sadness.

SLIDESHOW: Steamy Male Librarians Strip Down To Fundraise For 'It Gets Better' Campaign

Danielle Cadet | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact

Forget the stereotypical crabby female librarian with a tight bun and nerdy glasses. The Men of the Stacks project introduces 12 steamy bibliophiles i...

Coming Out Is Only the First Step Toward a Better World

Frank J Miles | Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices
Frank J Miles

Our world's worst social ills require all of our attention, and there never will be a unified Earth if we prioritize ourselves over another. At the end of the day, all of this is what we fight for: a more open society, a more free and equal culture.

Stand and Be Counted: Join the #CountMeOut Campaign

Andrew Pond Oldershaw | Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices
Andrew Pond Oldershaw

If you are reading this and you haven't come out yet, do it. Join your brothers and sisters in the #CountMeOut campaign. You count. Your single image matters. You are part of the activist army; without you we are weaker.

My Big Gay Voice

Gavin Creel | Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices
Gavin Creel

Why did it take turning 33 and getting cast in a Broadway show about hippies fighting against the establishment and singing for love and freedom to find the courage to totally accept myself and find my own "gay voice"?