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'Fair Michigan' And The Fight Against Metro Detroit Hate Crimes

Brian Stone | Posted 12.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

A pall of silence enveloped the dining hall as a young transgender activist stood up to speak. The pained expression in her eyes and a labored sense t...

We F*cking Owe Drag Queens...

Davey Wavey | Posted 12.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Davey Wavey

I was surprised to learn, from a drag queen friend of mine, how difficult it is for him to get dates. Apparently, gay me don't like dating drag queens. I have something to say about that.

Furthering Healthcare For LGBT Americans

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 12.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Valerie Jarrett

The ACA has played a pivotal role in our ability to improve care and coverage for all Americans, and for LGBT individuals and families in particular.

33 Moments In 2016 That Proved Religion Can Be A Force For Good

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.14.2016 | Religion

It has been a devastating and difficult year. Terror attacks, police shootings, record-hot temperatures, and spikes in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism ...

'One Million Moms' Throws Fit Over Mag's Choice To Include Same-Sex Parents

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Parents

In unsurprising news, the group “One Million Moms” is upset about Highlight for Children’s decision to include same-sex parents and their famili...

'Criminal Minds' Star Responds To Gay Rumors With A Challenge

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.16.2016 | Queer Voices

“Criminal Minds” star Shemar Moore doesn’t mind gay rumors. In a recent interview with BET, Moore explained why he has chosen to refute rumors ...

15 Queer Women Whose Fearlessness In 2016 Gives Us Hope For 2017

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Already looking ahead to 2017? Here are some wise and empowering words offered by some of our favorite queer women in 2016 to give you hope for humani...

India's First Transgender News Anchor Brings Visibility To Country's Trans And Hijra Folks

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Sezin Koehler

Incredible India, in all its marvelous contradictions, has surprised us all by hiring its first transgender news anchor, Padmini Prakash.

Helping Create Allies One Child At A Time

Chris Tompkins | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Tompkins

One of the biggest reasons I hear from parents why they don't discuss gender and sexuality with their children is, "they're too young to understand." What I hear with that response is, "it's not something I understand or am comfortable speaking with them about." Children will learn anything we teach them.

Will & Anthony Nunziata Talk Carnegie Hall Debut and New CD (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with entertainers Will and Anthony Nunziata about their upcoming Carnegie Hall debut with The New York Pops on December 16th and De...

Acne Has Made Me Insecure

Cameron Russo | Posted 12.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Cameron Russo

Transgender Youtuber Cameron Russo, talks about how his acne due to transitioning has made him more insecure than before. Transgender males inject a c...

LGBT Center To Open Its Doors Across From Mormon Temple In Utah

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.08.2016 | Religion

LGBT Mormons have long struggled to gain acceptance in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But a new, inclusive family and youth center o...

Take These Precautions Before Trump Takes Office

Glenn Magpantay | Posted 12.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Magpantay

There are a number of measures that LGBT Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders should do to protect themselves and their families under a Trump Administration.

Masked Singer FHB Defies Labels, Says "It Takes A Lot Of Bravery To Go Against The Grain"

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

“Discrimination, racism, sexism is still very much alive in this world, and it’s something I strongly disagree with,” said singer FHB. “I real...

Allies And Chill: 5 Ways You Can Be Helpful In 2017

Basil Soper | Posted 12.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Basil Soper

I ask you today to get uncomfortable, learn, listen and absorb these ways that will allow you to show up and be an ally to the trans community in particular.

Locker room talk continues to leave the locker room - AZ sports reporter goes on racist, sexist, bigoted rant.

Jessica Elliott | Posted 12.03.2016 | Black Voices
Jessica Elliott

When Arizona resident Krystal Poleon was parking her truck in a Phoenix Hooters parking lot, she dinged the car next to her. She immediately went over...

Woman Who Bought Dinner For Anti-Gay Family Speaks Out

Jenny Block | Posted 12.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Jenny Block

Natalie Elle Elaine Woods is blowing up these days in the most joyful and healing way possible, and it's all because of a simple act of kindness that has inspired people all around the world.

HIV Criminalization Laws Are Not Based On Facts

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 12.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

This blog post coauthored by Alex Sheldon, Research Analyst at the Movement Advancement Project. Yesterday we commemorated World AIDS Day, a day to r...

Jessica Stern Talks LGBT Equality In A Trump Administration (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International that specializes in gender, sexuality and human rights globally, about how the Trump presidency could effect our LGBT civil rights.

Republicans Strip Their Anti-LGBTQ Provision From Defense Bill

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A massive defense bill set for debate this week will no longer include a provision to allow government contractors to fire employees fo...

How To F**k A Transgender Guy

Davey Wavey | Posted 12.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Davey Wavey

For example, a handsome guy approaches you on Grindr. You're interested. You notice that he identifies as trans in his profile. You have questions, but aren't sure what to say.

Why Coming Out At Work Is Vital For You And Your Employer

Megan Evans | Posted 11.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Megan Evans

The sooner they know that I'm gay the better. As living a lie can take its toll, even if for a couple of days.

Your Voice Is As Radiant As The Sun (Queer And Feminist Love Note)

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 11.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Sofia Rose Smith

[Image: a queer femme of color with a headwrap looks into the camera. Selfie by Sofia Rose Smith}. "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a q...

Nightlife Legend Jimmy James-From Marilyn Monroe to "Fashionista"!

Michael Cook | Posted 11.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

In the stratosphere of nightclub performers, Jimmy James is in a class of his own. From his iconic "Marilyn years" where his eye popping impersonation...

We've Not Been Trumped Yet

Isaac Archuleta | Posted 11.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Isaac Archuleta

Martin Luther King Jr. led hundreds of Black people and their allies across three bridges in 1965. Their marches formed one repeating statement of uni...