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Why I Wrote A Book About A Transgender Child

Jessica Herthel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Jessica Herthel

My husband and I looked at each other and breathed sighs of relief. They got it. Or at least, they got enough of it. I had told them that Jazz was a girl born with a boy body and yet never once did it occur to my girls to refer to Jazz as "he" or "him."

This Groundbreaking Program Is Helping Queer Families

Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, we talk with Audra Langley, Ph.D., asso...

A Conversation on Lesbian Marriage

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Hamm

After 28 years together Kim and Renate celebrated their legal marriage in the fall of 2013 and remain passionately thoughtful and engaged in questions of coming out, falling in love and helping couples move from the first blush, butterflies and excitement of a new relationship to the mutual respect, understanding and intimacy that grows after years of togetherness.

Cerebral Palsy and a Wheelchair: Two Things That Won't Stop Andrew From Going to a Gay Club (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-09-05-20140903AndrewMorrisonGurzasmall.jpgAfter an awkward conversation with the driver of the special wheelchair-accessible bus about where he was going, and then entering the club through the freight elevator, Andrew had an experience that reminded him that he's different from an already-different group.

Who Would Jesus Picket?

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

So how about this for a deal. What if the Christians focused on loving their neighbors and let the Cowboys -- including Michael Sam -- focus on playing football. Seriously!

Stay In

Matthew Ebert | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

Come out -- but if there's a lightning storm going on, stay inside. Stay there until you can come out safely. Violence may not always end up with the victim walking off in one piece and wearing a purse full of gold. Why? We haven't cured any of this bigotry with viral videos. And sometimes it gets worse.

Can Money Solve a Bad Coming Out?

Dieter Holger | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Dieter Holger

Daniel Pierce's bravery touched many. After-all, his story garnered over 3.5k donations. We hope the best for Pierce and other youth in his situation. Assumedly, that cash will come in handy for him though.

Michelangelo Signorile

Catholic League Leader: Gays Must Keep Pants On If Marching In St. Pat's Day Parade

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Responding to the decision by organizers of New York’s St. Patrick's Day Parade ending its ban and allowing for the first time an LGBT group to marc...

All-Women's College Changes Policy To Welcome Genderqueer, Transgender Students

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

As students cheered and whooped, the president of the all-women's Mount Holyoke College announced this week that the university has officially changed...

Duke's Historic LGBTQ-Inclusive Application Question Matters

Daniel Kort | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Daniel Kort

While most students do not identify as LGBTQ, the mere presence of this question sends a powerful message to the Duke community about diversity.

Lesbian Proposes to Girlfriend on Facebook

Allison Hope | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Brandiilyne had just updated her Facebook page to vent about a 20-page paper she had just been assigned in school. In fact, she was completely overwhelmed with back to school and her many other ventures. She was so busy in fact, that she almost missed the most important Facebook post of her life.

NFL Teams Turning Their Backs on Michael Sam Will Push Athletes Deeper into the Closet

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

This weekend Sam was cut by the Rams after a strong preseason. St. Louis was the wrong fit. The Rams handled the entire process with class. Yet the disturbing part is that no other team felt he was good enough to make a roster.

Spilled Milk: Back to (Catholic) School

William Lucas Walker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
William Lucas Walker

We figured that as Episcopalians, while we may not be Catholic, we were close enough: same pomp, no pope, less guilt. It surprises some to learn that Kelly and I actually met at church. We still attend regularly. Not regularly enough, as we were soon to find out.

Why I Hope This Is My Last Arrest at the White House

Sandy Sorensen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Sandy Sorensen

Last week, I was arrested with more than 130 other advocates outside the White House. This is not the first time I have been arrested in an act of civil disobedience in front of the White House protesting our nation's immoral immigration system -- but I am praying that it is the last time.

Want Marriage Equality? Don't Sit Out These Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.

Five Ways You Can Help Pass GENDA

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

Together we can shape this election season to produce the best possible outcome to position us for success in the 2015 legislative session in New York.

How This Single Lesbian Got On The Path To Building Her Dream Family

Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment introduces a prospective foster-adoptive mo...

Gay Sailor's Dream Of Making History Might Just Have Come True

AP | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservativ...

Writer Michelle Theall Talks Memoir Teaching the Cat to Sit and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with writer Michelle Theall about her memoir Teaching the Cat to Sit, which recounts her experience growing up gay and Catholic in ...

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

How Should Christians Respond to Vicky Beeching? Like Jesus Taught Us (the Fruits Test)

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

She is simply as God requires being honest, not bearing false witness. Coming out isn't about suddenly "becoming gay" -- it's about a change in others' awareness that you always have been gay. It doesn't change the fruits she has born and will continue to bear in ministry, which are gifts of the Spirit.

Why Knowledge of Injustice Without Action Makes You Part of the Problem

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

If you happen to be a follower of Jesus who believes LGBT people have suffered injustice at the hands of the church, your response to that injustice is a moral question.

Michelle Nunn's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Jeff Cleghorn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeff Cleghorn

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is running in a competitive race for an open seat against Republican David Perdue. There is little doubt where Mr. Purdue stands on LGBT issues (strongly opposed), but there is a lot of doubt about where Ms. Nunn stands. And what to do about that is an issue Georgia's LGBT community is wrestling with today.

Women's Equality Includes Trans Women, Too

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Tuesday marked this year's Women's Equality Day, and at HuffPost Live, all women were celebrated. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rig...

Lila Shapiro

'These Murders Are A Steady Drumbeat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been a year since Dolores Nettles rushed to the hospital and listened to her daughter's heart beat for the last time. Since then, she has been wa...