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Hillary Clinton Ready to Take the Next Step to Forging a 'More Perfect Union'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We live in a complex world and it's one Clinton knows well. There are no easy answers on how to deal with ISIS, the Iranians, the Israeli/Palestinian question, race relations, etc. Anyone who suggests there are easy answers to these and other thorny issues should be regarded as a fool.

'Jar of Hearts' Star Christina Perri: Vans Full of Lesbians Are Coming With Me to the Dinah

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

The gig places Perri among an elite list including Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha -- not to mention successful out acts like Tegan & Sara, Wanda Sykes, Mary Lambert and more -- to headline The Dinah.

How to Be a Gay Ally to the 'Other Others'

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

There are many of us in the LGBT community who want allies, but do we extend ourselves to help the "other others," those people who are seemingly most unlike ourselves? Now that we as a community are gaining strength and more equality, it is time for us to become vocal and visible allies to other communities.

Growing Older and Facing Loss as LGBT People: A Question of Care

Robert Espinoza | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

I believe the unifying theme for LGBT aging advocates lies in our ability to respond to loss. We must imagine solutions that catch each other when we experience profound loss, and we need stories that account for our unique histories and commonalities.

There's More Than One Kind of Family -- It's Time Our Laws Include Everyone

Yee Won Chong | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Yee Won Chong

My family does not look like me. We don't share the same DNA. But our family ties are real and our economic stability is interdependent. We must make sure the rights of each person and their families are equally protected.

Fully Human

Josephine Skriver | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Josephine Skriver

I am a daughter to two beautiful people, who both happen to be gay. I am a friend. I am a lover. I am a dreamer. I am certainly many things, but one thing I am not -- is synthetic.

Here Is Why I Use the Word 'Queer'

Jenny Block | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

That word has been used against us in the past. But you can't use a word against someone who already calls that word their own. So I claim it. I own. I use it, and I wear it. I am queer.

Here's Why Gay And Bi Men Might Be Twice As Likely To Get Skin Cancer

Posted 03.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

He Told His Boyfriend, 'I Love You.' His Boyfriend's Response Brought Him to Tears. (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Michael Coulter left Flint, Michigan, and went to college, he "met more gay people in one hour" than he had in his entire life. But there was one who caught his eye, and that boy would become his first love. As the school year continued, Michael's feelings only grew stronger, and with summer break approaching, he felt like he was ready to share his feelings.

Mary Lambert: I Thought Singing 'Same Love' Might Get Me Killed

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Mary Lambert isn't just open about being a lesbian. One spin of plucky single "Secrets" lays bare the singer/songwriter's struggles with weight, bipolar disorder, a dysfunctional family and much, much more. Says Lambert with a laugh, "I'm severely out!"

Dana Liebelson

Indiana Expected To Pass Bill That Could Legalize Discrimination Against LGBT Citizens

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana is expected to pass a religious freedom bill that could legalize discrimination against LGBT citizens. The legislation has langu...

The Incredible Story Of What May Have Been The First Gay Man To Adopt A Child In California

Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment about a pioneering gay foster-adoptive parent is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing w...

Pope Will Break Bread With Gay, Transgender Inmates

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion

(RNS) When Pope Francis pays a visit to Naples this Saturday (March 21) he will have lunch with some 90 inmates at a local prison, a contingent that w...

Daughter of Same-Sex Couple Powerfully Responds to Woman Who Lashed Out Against Gay Parenting

Sidney Switzer | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Switzer

I have worked for years educating the gay and straight community alike that my family structure is just as good for raising children as any other, so I feel the need to respond to Heather Barwick, a daughter of gay moms, who believes her family structure (my family structure) was detrimental to her upbringing.

Comedian Julie Goldman: 'I Would Be Lesbian Maude' in Modern-Day Remake

Sarah Toce | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It makes sense that Goldman would have an unapologetic outlook on her comedy. Joan Rivers was, after all, one of her favorite comedians.

K.B. Draper Talks The U-haul Diary and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This book isn't an inspiring tale of the triumphant power of love or another coming out story, but instead, it's an intelligent, honest and hilarious read about the lesbian dating scene.

What Happens When A Gay Spouse Comes Out In A Straight Marriage

Jason Howe | Posted 03.21.2015 | Divorce
Jason Howe

For Trevor it was the culmination of years of a growing awareness of his sexual orientation. While he had experienced boyhood crushes on other boys, he always had a girl on his arm and had never dated a man.

Matt Sheehan

California Dreaming: Alibaba Helps LGBT Chinese Couples Get Married In Los Angeles

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Liu Xin and his boyfriend, Hu Zhidong, have opted for a destination wedding. They’re not heading to Venice, Hawaii or even Mexico. Rather...

Audacious Goals and Incremental Victories

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an American and as an Episcopalian, I was raised to pledge to and pray for two audacious goals: "liberty and justice for all" and "thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven," respectively. Yesterday's historic step by the Presbyterian Church USA brought us a little closer to both.

Agents of Change: 5 Remarkable Individuals You Need To Know

Greg Archer | Posted 03.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are, especially in an era where the media remain...

Toward True Religious Freedom

Justin Thornburgh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Justin Thornburgh

The reason I am against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is not because I am a lefty liberal, but because I am a proud American Christian. This legislation, though guised in the cloak of religious liberty, is the first string to be pulled out of our basic civil rights. This state is beginning the slippery slope of legalized discrimination.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan May Allow Adoption Agencies To Refuse Service To Gay Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Legislation that would allow Michigan adoption agencies to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons -- while still receiving public fu...

Dolce and Gabbana's LGBT Problem

Jon Yokogawa | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Jon Yokogawa

Unfortunately, what once was hoped to be a bridge and increase minority inclusion has reverted to a factory line of content that favors fluff and fads over substance.

Clean & Clear Features a Transgender Consumer

Jim Joseph | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Jim Joseph

They say time heals all wounds. I've been around a long time in the marketing world, and I'm still licking a few old wounds. Like when I forgot to put wedding rings on a couple we were featuring in a print ad.

An Open Letter to My Biggest High School Bully: My Teacher

Rhys Harper | Posted 03.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Rhys Harper

Don't bully your students. Support them, teach them, inspire them. And remember that you are a public servant influencing impressionable young minds. What you say and do with your students every day has an incredible impact on our world.