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In The Matter Of Black Lives...

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

He is dead. We are dead. Reciting from our graves the names of the all-too-many killed at the hands of the state or by those who know the state will exonerate them.

My Son Was Not in Orlando That Night, But All My Children Were

Krista Barth | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Krista Barth

My son started out in this world momentarily shattering my heart before he even took his first breath, as they rushed me to a cesarean section before his heart rate dropped again, with the cord wrapped tightly around his neck.

The Pride Series; Rehoboth Beach, DE

Michael Cook | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

This season more than ever, the month of June, typically "Pride" month, means just that much more. I thought that rather than just dedicate one month ...

Michael Adams Talks LGBT Senior Housing Project & More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Michael Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders which is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City.

NC's HB2 reflects unfounded fear of the other

Daniel Becton | Posted 07.07.2016 | Religion
Daniel Becton

Originally published in the Chapel Hill News on June 29, 2016. The lynchpin underlying support for House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Se...

Stop Playing Politics with Immigration

Glenn Magpantay | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Magpantay

To say I am deeply disappointed would be an extreme understatement. We at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) are aggrieve...

Life and Death In The Gay Community

Robert Weiss | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Weiss

As I think about the Orlando shooting and this sometimes homophobic response, my fear turns to sorrow.

Donald Trump Now Apparently Supports North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump says he now supports North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, despite having criticized the legislation months ago. HB 2, which North Carolina ...

Would My Brown Body Matter If I Wasn't American?: Terror In Bangladesh, Western Privilege, And The Reality Of Inequality In Death

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
Sumaia Masoom

Bangladesh may be getting slightly more attention because of the death of foreigners, but the outcry is still minuscule compared to Paris, despite the eerie similarities of the hostage situation.

Calum McSwiggan Exposes A Major Problem With Youtubers As Advocates

Sean O'Toole | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean O'Toole

There's one particular Ralph Waldo Emerson quote that gets my goat for the simple fact that it assumes that its intellectual meaning apparently doesn'...

Britney Spears, J. Lo And More Join On Song For Orlando Victims

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Some of music's biggest names have joined together to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre. Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lop...

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

35 Years Later: GMHC Remembers The Seminal 1981 New York Times Article

Kelsey Louie | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsey Louie

Today, as we cross this milestone 35 years later, there have been countless articles published on HIV and AIDS. But that doesn't mean the substantial conversations around the LGBT community and the HIV and AIDS plague are happening.

The Moment I Realized Conversion Therapy Could Not Change Me

Chris Hernandez | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Hernandez

"Do you really think you can change," my sister-in-law asked, sitting across from me in a small living room in the Bronx the summer of 2011 when I mad...

Rest in PRIDE Campaign Honors Orlando Victims |JimmyWIN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Jimmy Nguyen interviews founders of the #RestInPRIDE video campaign. The campaign inspires everyone to share your most prideful LGBT memories in hono...

Why Legal Equality For LGBT People Isn't Enough

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

It's important that we recognise the great strides we've made in the UK when it comes to how LGBT people are treated, but the fight for true equality is yet to be won.

Why I'd Support A Heterosexual Pride Parade

David Vaughn | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
David Vaughn

Just as I began to imagine a khaki-colored flag made of recycled cargo shorts and an embroidery of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the center, I wondered why the hell heteros even wanted to parade. They aren't suppressed -- or are they?

Heterosexual Pride Day Is Bullshit

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Heterosexual people are not oppressed anywhere in the world. They don't need pride. Anyone who believes that heterosexual people need a pride day need your love, acceptance, and education.

The Lesbian Chronicles 30: Pride

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Today was Toronto's Pride Parade as well as an open air service aptly named "Church On Church" as it takes place on Church St. Walking into the venue...

BREAKING: Gay Man Arrested on New York Beach For Slipped Towel

Allison Hope | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

Artist and photographer Krys Fox was enjoying his July 4th alongside many of his queers friends and beach dwellers at Riis Park in Queens, New York, a...

Why Do We Date Guys Who Are Just ~Meh~?

Chris Hernandez | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Hernandez

I ended up calling it quits with John via ghosting method. As much as I need a guy who is more "yea" and not "meh," he needs someone who is going to appreciate him for not only who he is but where he is in life.

The Evangelical Right's Theology On LGBT People Is Violence

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

There is a direct correlation to the anti-LGBT theology shared by religious leaders to the violence LGBT people face. This theology -- which dehumanizes, ostracizes, and demonizes LGBT people -- does not happen in a vacuum.

Living Boldly After 40 Years In The Closet

David Rothenberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rothenberg

With the intention of resigning, I gathered our staff - men and women who had all served time - and told them that I was gay, that I was going to open up about my sexuality on Susskind and that I would be resigning from Fortune. Their responses stopped me in my tracks. Jackson asked, "Well, what are you gonna wear on TV?"

In Support Of National Equality Day

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Wozencraft

Three times on this day, the Supreme Court bent the arc of history towards progress and equality. Three times, the highest court in the land validated the love of an entire community, with untold consequences.

Why Gun Safety Is An LGBT Issue

Rick Zbur | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Zbur

It's no secret that members of communities of color suffer the highest rates of gun violence. And they're members of the LGBT community too. In fact, most of the victims in the Orlando massacre were Latino or African American.