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Ken Henderson Talks One Night Only Benefit Cabaret and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Ken Henderson, Executive Director of Richmond/Ermet AID Foundation, that for over twenty years 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.

The Parlous 'State of the (LGBTQ) Movement'

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Events over the past two weeks have brought the challenges facing the LGBT community post-marriage equality to the forefront. Unfortunately, those events played out as a week's worth of bullying culminating in an assault, exactly the methods abhorred by the community for decades.

Pope Francis Met Apple's Tim Cook At The Vatican Last Week

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis met privately on Friday with Tim Cook, Apple's CEO and a prominent advocate for LGBT rights. The leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic C...

Egypt: President Sisi in a Crusader Fight with a Generation

Karim Lahidji | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

In order to address the regime's counterproductive measures leading to mass radicalization and instability, the international community must pressure President Sisi to immediately put an end to the ongoing human rights violations.

A Trans Believer

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Dear God, Dad says I have to go to church to warship. I don't know what that means. But I like the man in the dress who tells us to pray and bosses ev...

Why Hillary Is the Right Choice for Iowans, and Bernie Isn't

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Iowa has a choice between one candidate who understands the reality we face in the world today and has the experience to handle it; and the other whose policies suggest he believes in an alternative reality and a record with a distinct lack of real accomplishments.

Businesses Need Help On Diversity, But Quotas Should Be 'A Last Resort'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.24.2016 | Business

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Fay Wolf Declutters A-List Celebs and Represents the B in LGBTQ - Her Book is Out!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Ilana Rapp

Fay Wolf's book NEW ORDER: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (And Everyone Else) is a read to be considered. Fay's Twitter, Fay's Instagram ...

Maryland's 8th Congressional District -- Opportunity for a New Progressive Voice

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The people of Maryland's 8th Congressional District have a choice to make, but it appears any one of these three would represent them well.

How We're Going to Win Equality in 2016

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

With barely a moment to take a deep breath, the LGBTQ community is back in the trenches, ready to fight for equality and justice in a critical legislative year.

Take a Walk in Our Shoes, Australia

Harry Cook | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harry Cook

Imagine finding the love of your life, the person who makes you smile more than you thought humanly possible, and then imagine being scared about the simple act of holding their hand in public.

An Unconditional Act of Faith -- Rev. Cynthia Meyer Comes Out to Her Methodist Congregation

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

A mere 12 days ago, an extraordinarily brave and faithful soul found herself called by God to declare her own authenticity. She did so publicly in an intentional, courageous and life-changing sermon.

Bernie Sanders Was No 'Pioneer' On Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a case of sour grapes over the decision by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's...

Man Claims Fitbit Unexpectedly Captured Exact Moment His Heart Broke

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost all of us have felt heartbreak, but one man claims he actually saw it.  Koby Soto, co-founder and CTO of Guesty, a tech company that ...

Sports Equality Foundation: A Chance to Do Something Remarkable

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

The Foundation will serve LGBT athletes, coaches and others in sports through a network of funding focused on helping and encouraging LGBT people in sports to be their true selves. I am honored to serve on the board of directors and chair of the advisory committee.

Happy Transgender Birthday!

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

For me, the day I started taking hormones was the day I started to take back control of myself and my body. I started to take back control of my life. It was my choice. No one forced me. No one or anything made a choice for me that day. I owned it. I was reborn.

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies -- Queer Eye for the Trans Person Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

As we change our gender, clothing can be one of the most intimidating obstacles we face. What do we do?

Italy Is Finally On Its Way To Legalizing Civil Unions

Stefano Baldolini | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Stefano Baldolini

After 20 years of negotiations, a solution seems to be within reach. Italy should be able to avoid further condemnation by the European Court of Human Rights, which has asked the country to legally recognize same-sex couples.

Jen Richards Talks New Web Series Her Story and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

"I'd like to see gender queer representation and non-binary representation. I'd like to see us as both heroes and villains. I'd like to see us as love partners. I'd like to see us as doctors and lawyers. I'd like to see us on screen where our trans identity wasn't the only reason we're part of the story."

LGBTI In Africa: From Victims to Victors

Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile

Historically speaking, pride parades have been portrayed as festivals where athletic bodied, barely clad men gyrate to up-tempo music on glittery floats. This has been veiled as a chance for LGBTI+ people to celebrate life and "be free." Freedom, however, has many different applications.

The Real Consequences of the Anglican Primates' Censure of the Episcopal Church

Marie Alford-Harkey | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Marie Alford-Harkey

On January 14, a communiqué was released from the meeting of Anglican Primates that revealed a vote to sanction The Episcopal Church for its recent canonical changes to allow same sex marriage by limiting its participation in the Anglican Communion.

Debate reinforces Sanders is the Wrong Choice for Democrats Today

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

If Bernie Sanders is nominated by the Democratic Party I will support him. Hopefully wiser heads will prevail. Many of the ideas he campaigns on sound...

Candance Cameron Bure Discusses How She'd Handle A Gay Plot Line On 'Fuller House'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Candace Cameron Bure might be vocal about her conservative viewpoints on "The View," but she says they won't affect her involvement in storylines on ...

Every American Is Fit to Fight, to Serve, to Be

Greg White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg White

America is going through LGBT civil rights boot camp, and it's making our society stronger. Change, like recruit training, is hard. The results are worth it.

John McCain Finally Ready To Advance First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) finally set a confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning, who President Barack Obama nominated months ago to be t...