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Should I Be on PrEP?

Nate Warden | Posted 02.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Nate Warden

At a personal level, the decision to start PrEP is a bit more complicated. Let's look at some of the key considerations, questions and implications.

117 Ways to Describe LGBTQ Identity

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

While we can certainly tease out some common terms, this shows that there is no monolithic LGBTQ identity -- if we only listen to what people have to say.

10 Steps to Winning the Transgender Bathroom "Debate"

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

There is no right way or wrong way to be trans. The only thing that counts is that we work together and unite our strengths.

Let's Talk About People That Aren't Young Cis White Gay Men

Davey Wavey | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Davey Wavey

The real issue here isn't my alleged hypocrisy or ageism. It's that the videos gay men most often share, discuss and click on aren't the ones with important messages or diverse representation. Instead, it's the videos with the shirtless, young, muscled white guys.

O-Kern-Homa, the 2016 Edition

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This woman needs to talk to someone about why she is ignoring the duties she was elected to do in lieu of drafting needless, dangerous, discriminatory bills.

Ted Cruz Scares Me the Most

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Let's step back for a moment and consider what a Christian Nation with Christian Laws based on a strict literalist interpretation of the Bible would mean for LGBT people.

Hello From the Other Side: A Message to Davey Wavey About Older Gay Men

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

From one Davey to another, all the way from the other side of 35 (there's not such a distance between us; just a million miles of experience), now that you've begun to see the cruelty promulgated by young gay men against older gay men, think about what you're doing.

Elizabeth Schwartz Talks SAGE Fundraising Event and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Elizabeth Schwartz, Co-chair of the Board of Directors of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) about their upcoming even...

"Round Hole Square Peg" - Transgender Art as Part of a Trevor Project Auction Benefit Art Party!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Transgender awareness and its inclusion in mainstream media have been simmering on a steady boil since Jill Soloway's Transparent debuted on Amazon TV...

6 Ways to Argue That Produce Long-lasting Love

Isaac Archuleta | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Isaac Archuleta

We were driving across the autobahn in East Germany. As the tires sang along to the cadence of the highway's cement slabs, I found that my heart rate ...

We Are Not Your Enemies -- Pinklying, Pinkwashing and the Decline of the LGBTQ Left

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The pinklying crowd, as evident in their assault at Creating Change, conflates queer Jews with Israelis and the Israeli government. A Wider Bridge and its members and guests were all mindlessly held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government. None of the protestors, nor the Task Force, ever bothered to ask the organization for its positions on the issues of concern.

Why Courts Matter: The Iowa Caucus

Donna Red Wing | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donna Red Wing

The judicial emergency crisis in our federal courts is too often an issue left out of major political conversation. This has also been true of the 201...

Who Is More American Than Donald Trump?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.

Diversity Pictures Won't Fix Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Matt Kidd | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Matt Kidd

Films like Straight Out of Compton, 12 Years a Slave, Selma, Milk, Letters from Iwo Jima are important stories to tell and do fantastic jobs of highlighting minorities. Yet these films that focus on minorities have a tendency to ghettoize and stereotype diverse actors.

Crossing the Line: When Criticism of Israel Becomes Anti-Semitic

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

To be specific, when a person conflates Jews, Israelis, and the Israeli government, it is anti-Semitic. When all Jews and all Israelis are held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government, it is anti-Semitic.

For This Gay Man, the Gym Has Often Been the Most Terrifying Place in the World

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

I am taking contrary action to be in an environment that is filled with emotional triggers. Just walking in the door is an exercise in self-love and self-acceptance, and the gym is now a place of healing and reclamation.

Beauty, Body Image and Being Gay

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

We need to remember that while we workout our exteriors, our interiors also need to be watered and cared for.

Job Hunting While Trans

Dina Nina Martinez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dina Nina Martinez

Although I have exceptional qualifications and am always professional when caring for guests I was denied a job based on who I am and how we, as a community, are perceived.

Bisexuality and Promiscuity in Fact and Fiction

Phil Fragasso | Posted 01.28.2016 | Books
Phil Fragasso

I'm surprised that bisexuality remains the ugly stepchild of both the gay and straight communities.

Will the LGBT Community Be Able to Retire?

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

While the LGBT community is benefiting from increasing financial prosperity and legal recognition, many economic challenges hit us harder than they do for straight citizens.

How I Found Myself Straight Shaming

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

It was like years of repression and suppression and oppression raged out of me in that moment, perhaps a spontaneous combustion caused by the inhumane temperature on the subway platform.

Trans Student Fights For His Right To Use The Boys Bathroom

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday over whether a high school in Virginia should be ordered to allow a transgendered student to use the...

Social Responsiveness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Around the globe individuals are answering the call of addressing social issues that impact the disadvantaged and underrepresented. Through $1000 se...

Life-saving Healthcare for LGBT People -- Telehealth

Chris Wood | Posted 01.26.2016 | Technology
Chris Wood

If implemented and regulated correctly, telehealth will provide quick access to medical professionals concerning physical illnesses and allow those who are homeless or without a stable home to keep vital health appointments when finances or transportation are limited.

Anti-Semitism Emerges at Task Force Protest

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

What the protesters did was shut down all debate and reasonable exchange with some calling for the destruction of Israel which in the context of the meeting made no sense at all.