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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.

Presbyterian Church Redefines Marriage To Include Same-Sex Couples

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion

The tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Following years of...

Why LGBT Community Still Protests St. Patrick's Day Parade

Metro | Posted 03.17.2015 | New York
Metro

Tuesday's St. Patrick's Day parade is still being protested by gay activists, many city politicians and even Mayor Bill de Blasio, despite the inclusion of Out@NBCUniversal. The NBC group, activists say, is not representative of the Irish LGBT community.

John R. Gordon, a Master Novelist

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

John R. Gordon is one of the finest novelists working today. His latest novel, Souljah, about a gay former child soldier navigating the harsh realities of life as a newly-arrived immigrant in London, is a spellbinding masterpiece that has just been shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award.

Is Dislocation a Permanent State?

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Diriye Osman

This feeling rendered me concussed recently whilst I was having drinks in Soho, London's predominantly gay district. I looked around at all the punters in the venue, an upscale cocktail bar playing acid-jazz laced with techno-lite, and realized that I was the only black man in this space.

Fostering Love

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

ABC Family has always been at the forefront for groundbreaking and driven young adult programs and they hit the mark once again with their family centered show The Fosters.

Here's Why Allowing Trans Kids To Transition Could Improve Their Health

Posted 03.16.2015 | 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...

Pay Attention Queens: Why the Oklahoma Fraternity Fiasco Should Matter to Us

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

It seems clear to me that here we have an example of the kind of institution that excludes us. We can see the mechanisms of exclusion and the culture from which they stem. We see that we are not the only ones excluded and should speak up for each other.

Kiss Me, I'm Gay Irish

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

They say two LGBTQ groups in Boston were invited to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade this year. Progress is measured in years. We can't always see it. It moves too slow at times. But this year, I can certainly attest -- with the changes on parade, the long road to equality has dutifully risen to meet me.

Cisplaining, Mind-Reading and Other Mystic Powers of Anti-Trans Experts

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is perfectly okay with me if someone wants to believe that they know more about my gender than I do. However, I kind of have trouble when they try to tell me that I have to take their delusional daydream and create my own personal nightmare.

Beyond Marriage Equality: The Next Fight For LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices

As the fight for marriage equality continues with the Supreme Court expected to finally decide whether the Constitution's equal protection clause gran...

Gay Man Recounts Coming Out to His Devout Muslim Father (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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When it Comes to Inclusion, Coaches Matter

Laura Clise | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura Clise

Coaches are often teachers, mentors and guides. The impact of a good coach is not limited to the pitch, ice, court, or water, as what they teach us has the potential to shape how we see ourselves. They inspire and instruct, teaching us not only how to play better, but also how to be better.

Neo Soul Singer Jaguar Wright: Homophobia Was Shaken Out of Me When I Was 12

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a fag hag," declares Jaguar Wright proudly with a warm laugh. "Yes, baby! I love the kids - love the kids - and the kids love me."

Thinking About Becoming A Gay Dad? Here Are Some Invaluable Resources

Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores a few of the burgeoning resourc...

How Christianity Really Started

Douglas Boin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Douglas Boin

"The Christians" weren't the standoffish clique historians frequently make them out to be. Many Christians, in fact, were perfectly good Roman citizens. Shockingly, though, very few people have ever gone back to listen to the stories of the quieter ones who lived their lives without any hint of drama.

What Gay Dads Can Learn From Their Trans Kids

Jason Howe | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

While "getting it" may come easier to gay fathers of children who don't conform to traditional standards of gender, they can face challenges that heterosexual parents may not.

Lessons in Self-Care

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Even though my book was doing well and I was experiencing new heights in my career, I was confused about why I felt so stuck -- why new ideas for fiction no longer flowed as easily as they had done before. I felt like a hamster in a wheel, and this is why I started reconsidering my priorities.

Bright Half Life - By Tanya Barfield -- Presented by the Women's Project Theater

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Bright Half Life, a sixty-five minute chronicle of a deeply committed lesbian relationship, is contemporary as a play could be but the theme is classic and timeless.

All Women, Including LGBT Women, Need Economic Security and Equal Opportunity Now

Linda Meric | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Linda Meric

Change is needed to improve economic security and equal opportunity for all women -- including LGBT women. Laws prohibiting discrimination against women need to be strengthened and expanded to include LGBT people.

Janson Wu Talks U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are two amazing women. They are both nurses and the mothers of four children they fostered and adopted. They are devoted to each other, to their kids and they should be able to marry.

Two Americas for LGBT People

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

After the 2014 election we knew we would be losing ground for a couple of years. The crop of incoming conservatives featured many new, terrifyingly crazy anti-LGBT legislators.

How Gay Porn Helped Build the Gay Rights Movement

Mike Stabile | Posted 03.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Stabile

Despite his tireless work on behalf of gay and progressive causes, Chuck often remained closeted about his business. Even in death, his name and money carried a stigma.