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A High School Report Card

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Beth Maxwell

There is a false perception of what life is like today for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer high schoolers in America. Yes, it is certainly better than it was for me 35 years ago in Nebraska, but every high school isn't a great, or even safe, place for every student. Not every kid is alright.

2016 Welcome Gay Political Power

Todd Fernandez | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Fernandez

Our equality is the expectation of the body politic, of the cultural trend, of the new generation. Our respect is on the table. Our dignity is within grasp.

The Olympics Mirror US!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Like it or not, the world is changing and these images of diversity help us all to see that ultimately our talents and our personhood are what matters. So, three cheers for the athletes and for the world as it becomes more accepting of all kinds of diversity.

For LGBTQ Youth, Schools' Failures May Mean Higher Risk Of Criminalization

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

Family rejection, discrimination in our communities, discriminatory enforcement of laws, and hostile school environments all play a part. But let's focus on how the climate in our nation's schools puts many LGBTQ youth at greater risk for being criminalized.

Top 10 Questions About Religious Liberty, Jesus And LGBT People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As the longest election cycle in the history of voting heads into the home stretch, it seemed like a good time to offer this refresher course on what the Bible actually says and doesn't say about LGBT people -- along with a reminder about what religious liberty is and isn't.

How I Got There: Evan Davis

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 08.22.2016 | Media
Lan Anh Vu

Davis joined the BBC in 1993 as a general economics correspondent for news programmes. He then served as economics editor at Newsnight from 1997 to 2001, before going on to become the BBC economics editor.

Why Spirituality Is The Hottest Trend With LGBTQs

Jesse Brune | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Jesse Brune

Now that we're creating a new landscape of possibility in our communities, I'm happy to see that we are grounding in a foundation of love.

This Is What I've Learned From My LGBT-Identified Kid

Quora | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

What is it like to have an LGBT child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people ...

Jai Rodriguez Talks Help Is On The Way Gala and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

For over twenty years the Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation has raised millions of dollars by producing Broadway quality entertainment events and galas to advance HIV treatments and support AIDS services until there is a cure.

Anne Steele: "Love Can Take Us There" Takes Over Provincetown As The Official 2016 Carnival Anthem!

Michael Cook | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

Not only has Anne Steele played legendary venues like Joe's Pub in New York City and taken the stage with legends like Cyndi Lauper and Sandra Bernhar...

A Very Ironic Thing Happened To A Man Who Blames Gay People For Disasters

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

A home owned by the head of a “family” group that has claimed that the LGBT community could bring about human extinction has been nearly destroyed...

Marist College Should Withdraw From Duke Game Because Of North Carolina's Anti-LGBT HB2

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Joseph Amodeo

President David YellenMarist College3399 North RoadPoughkeepsie, NY 12601 Dear President Yellen: I’m sorry to make this my first email to you as the...

The Problems I Have With The Black Lives Matter Movement

Rocco Papa | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Rocco Papa

Race riots erupted in the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend. 23-year-old Sylville Smith was shot and killed by a police officer. Smith had ...

Why Conservative Christian Universities Can Never Be Safe Spaces for LGBT+ People

Brandan Robertson | Posted 08.17.2016 | College
Brandan Robertson

The topics of religious liberties and human rights are two of the most fundamental values embedded into our national consciousness as Americans. From ...

Stop Killing Us: Black Trans Lives Matter

André St. Clair | Posted 08.17.2016 | Queer Voices
André St. Clair

All lives do matter, but in reality, some lives are valued more than others. The brutal murder of 28-year-old Ohio Black transgender woman Rae’Lynn ...

How Ilana From 'Broad City' Taught Me To Be Unapologetically Bi

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices

Straight people are strange and confusing to me. So are lesbians. I feel this way because I am neither, because the idea of not being attracted to all...

Minorities Aren't Buying What Trump is Selling

GVH Live | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

By, Shawn Grooms With the recent string of attacks directed at Mexicans, Muslims, the LGBTQ community and people of color from Donald Trump, the idea...

Can We Trust Trump's Flirtations With LGBT People?

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Lorri L. Jean

Like a man embracing his bride while coyly winking over his shoulder at one of his wedding party guests, Donald Trump used the GOP convention to stir passion among the party base while lightly romancing LGBT people.

Unpretty Progressiveness And 'Pretty Little Liars'

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

Making decisions about LGBT characters is one thing, but actually providing the representation and treating it respectfully is even more key.

Jonathan D. Lovitz Talks NGLCC Palm Springs Event And LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

The event brings over 1,000 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders and government officials from across the country and globally. There are also fabulous special events including a performance by legendary singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge.

One Father's Inspiring Fight Against Homophobia (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Avelino Mendes wants the world to know that having an LGBT son or daughter might just be the greatest joy in the world. When Avelino Mendes's eldes...

A Trans Perspective on Queer Unity on the Two Month Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

Delia Melody | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Looking back, it’s hard to believe it’s already been two months since the homophobic massacre in Orlando. Here in Pensacola, just 8 hours away, it...

An Open Letter To The Daily Beast And Nico Hines

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Everyone around you starts asking questions you weren't prepared to answer. Your reaction and feelings are valid. You have been wronged.  What I just described is exactly what you did to the LGBT athletes at the Olympics in Rio. 

DJ Joe Gauthreaux: 'If We're In the Position To Do So, We Should All Want To Help'

Michael Cook | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

While many comments that have been made about the Pulse nightclub events have been unbelievably profound, DJ Joe Gauthreaux repeats a quote that sums ...

CDC: ‘Significant health disparities exist between LGB and heterosexual youth.’

Tim Rymel | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Tim Rymel

The Centers for Disease Control released a new report, on August 12, 2016, which, for the first time, estimates the number of lesbian, gay, and bisexu...