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Meet The Trans Man Poised To Make History On The Cover Of Men's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Men's Health magazine might put an openly transgender man on the cover for the very first time. The health-focused magazine is holding its annual "...

Activist Remembers Those He Met on 6,000-Mile Walk for Equality (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-24-1429841365-638767-2015042214297451469265555AlanBounvillesmall.jpgAlan Bounville walked 6,000 miles for gender-identity and sexual-orientation equality. But what happened early on in his walk, at a small grocery store in a rural town, is what led him to one of his most memorable experiences.

Why the American Family Needs Same-Sex Parents

Gary J. Gates | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Gary J. Gates

The recent events in Indiana and Arkansas prove that a Supreme Court decision bringing marriage for same-sex couples to all parts of the nation won't end political conflict associated with LGBT rights. But it will improve America's families.

Meet Colin Fallesen, Producer/Presenter of Pinksixty News

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I welcome special guest co-host, London-based Colin Fallesen (via Skype, from London, with cocktail in hand), Producer/Presenter of the five-year-old Pinksixty News -- a daily one-minute news show sourced from websites and journalists throughout the world.

Why the Next Supreme Court LGBT Decision Matters to All of Us

Andy Thayer | Posted 04.23.2015 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

The four marriage cases before the Supreme Court this spring are provoking a complacent response from some in our community who should know better. Once again, their response is not only mistaken, it's dangerous to our rights.

This Hooters-Style Restaurant With Scantily-Clad Waiters Is About To Make Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Move over, Hooters. A new Texas restaurant is all about the scantily-clad men. Tallywackers is a bar and restaurant slated to open in May in Dalla...

When a Parent Transitions as Transgender

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

It is important for both families and transitioning parents to know that they are not alone, and that communication, empathy, and unconditional love are transformative in helping meet any challenge.

1,000,000 Reasons to Look Beyond Marriage Equality and Say #IDO

Karen Dixon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Dixon

This is not the time to grow complacent, but it is the time to celebrate our achievements to date and then recommit our time, voices and resources to ensure the fight against discrimination continues. Say #IDo as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."

Lesbian Asylum Couple Marry at San Francisco City Hall

Melanie Nathan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

History was made Friday as a lesbian couple, seeking asylum in the United States, celebrated their marriage at San Francisco City Hall.

Dear Garth Brooks, #PeopleLovingPeople

Buster Ross | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

When I stood in the crowd with my pink glasses and suit, I understood the purpose of my life. That I was born into a world where I loved my mamma, and I loved my gay dad and I loved my cowboy uncle. That's what love is about, knowing that none of us are so different that we don't share something.

Yes, Homosexuality Absolutely Is A Choice

John Pavlovitz | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
John Pavlovitz

Confession time. Yes, LGBT people are absolutely making a choice. They are choosing to be the most honest, authentic versions of themselves. The only relevant choice for straight Christians is whether we are willing to examine both our personal opinions and our theology accordingly. The choice is ours.

A Night of a Thousand Genders

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

'Why do we need to be told which toys are appropriate for girls and boys?' and 'Why are toys even categorized according a child's gender?' But, there was still a more crucial question that even I, a life-long feminist, did not think to ask: "Are there really only two genders?"

Marina and the Diamonds Singer: Some Female Pop Stars' Love for Gay Fans Feels Forced

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Don't expect to find Marina Diamandis gushing about her gays anytime soon. While she admits overwhelming support from the LGBT community, the Marina and The Diamonds star refuses other pop divas' seemingly obligatory means of addressing it.

Another Glimmer of Hope That the Veil of Silence Is Lifting

Allison Hope | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger does what a lot of films have not yet done: Shine a light on the life of a pioneer transgender activist and artist, without shying away from the nuances that makes Kate Bornstein the quirky, colorful, brilliant person she is.

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

Chef Daisy Martinez Talks Dining Out for Life to Fight HIV/AIDS (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Chef Daisy Martinez, television personality, author and spokesperson for Dining Out For Life the HIV/AIDS fundraiser. Dining O...

Tribeca All Access 2015: Giving a Cinematic Voice to the Underrepresented

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

How I Learned to Love 40 by Posing Naked

Jason Heidemann | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Heidemann

In the days leading up to our encounter a peculiar thing happened -- I panicked. All along I had convinced myself that the shoot was a hero's journey designed to combat ageism and show our community that we're sexy, vital and important at any age. Turns out it wasn't the world that needed reassurance -- it was me.

How LGBT Professionals Can Stand Out at Work

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Dorie Clark

For years, the dominant question for LGBT professionals was whether it was safe to be out at work. Though the battle is far from over, the growing acceptance of gay marriage and the coming out of prominent executives like Apple's Tim Cook has moved the discourse to the next level.

Here's How One Medical School Is Making LGBT Safe Spaces A Priority

Posted 04.19.2015 | 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...

Deliciously Disabled: Creating a Sexy, Accessible Dialogue to Describe Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability should be seen as sexy and fun, instead of sad and frustrating all the time. Being deliciously disabled doesn't mean that there aren't days where the experience of disability is altogether exhausting. Rather, it is a lexicon that accepts disability as is,

This Gay Man Refused To Take 'No' For An Answer And Finally Found His Own Beautiful Family

Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is ...

'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-16-1429228426-8515937-2015041514291062823117356MilaJamsmall.jpgMila decided to sacrifice all she had worked so hard to achieve -- she deleted her YouTube channel, lost all her subscribers, and gave up her fame -- so that she could focus on finally becoming the woman she had been hiding.

It's Not Just About a Telescope

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.

6 Months After Tim Cook, LGBT Leaders Are Redefining Being Out and Successful

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

Ever since Tim's coming out, I have been talking with the press about what kind of a game changer this was and what all this visibility means for a soon-to-be post marriage equality (crossing fingers) America. It was a game changer, trust me.