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Glad to Be Gay With Money, Where Do You Fit in?

David Rae | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Numerous studies report that in general LGBT Americans earn more and carry less debt than the general population. But does this mean we are actually better with money?

Dear Newlyweds: Take It From Me

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

What helps us, besides the marriage license, now recognized in every state in the union, to imagine 25, 30, 40 years together? While I do not have good, concrete answers, these four observations suggest how we have woven the first 19 years -- and how we might continue to knit the next 19.

Gay Transphobia, 2015 Style

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Neither the gay nor the ally community has been free of having to deal with the "ick factor," and there is just as much trans homophobia as there is gay transphobia, in my experience. Just as racism goes both ways, but is far more significant when directed against the powerless, gay transphobia is far more dangerous than trans homophobia.

Why We're Adding the Q to LGBT

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

I am proud to announce that Equality Federation's staff and board, several of whom identify as queer, have decided to add the letter Q to our mission and begin using the full acronym LGBTQ. To some this decision may seem like we are late to the party and to others it may be a challenge.

Restoring Honor to LGBT Veterans

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Congress's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a watershed moment that ended institutionalized discrimination unjustly targeting gay, lesbian and bisexual service members. Yet thousands of service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation still bear the scars of that discrimination.

Valley of the Judys

Noah Tsika | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Mateik, whose ongoing project There's No Place will be featured at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum on Friday, November 13th, is interested in what's unexpectedly, expansively queer about such "gay icons" as Garland, Diana Ross, and Billie Jean King, among a whole host of others.

President Obama Is Not My Ally

Evan Greer | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Evan Greer

Hearing Chelsea's voice was a powerful reminder: President Obama may talk a good talk when it comes to gay rights, but his Administration's policies speak louder than his speech-writer's words, and they're detrimental to LGBTQ+ people around the world.

Latinos Need More Than Bernie Sanders to See Progress--We Must Also Rebuke Neoliberals

César Vargas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Conservatives and their policies (or obstruction of) have been tremendously destructive to the African-American and Latino community. But have neoliberals been any better for us?

To My Mormon LGBT Brothers And Sisters: God Knows And Loves You

Mica McGriggs | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Mica McGriggs

Churches at their foundation operate as ministers, vehicles that deliver people to their healing, wholeness, liberation and salvation. What churches don't get to do is determine who enters the vehicle.

Is Lyme the New AIDS? Part Three: A Caution to Gay Men

David Michael Conner | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Note: This is the third and final entry in a series about how my life has been devastated by Lyme disease. With the advent of PrEP and effective med...

Mormon Church Punishes Children Of LGBT Parents for Parents' 'Transgressions'

John Halstead | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

In the Mormon view, children are not cursed by any "original sin" and children are not responsible for the sins of their parents -- until now. Despite of the Church's inept attempts to justify this policy, many Mormons and non-Mormons, are seeing it as punishing the children for the "sins" of their LGBT parents.

I Have Been Living With HIV For Five Years, And I'm Proud Of It

Gabriel Estrëla | Posted 11.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Gabriel Estrëla

I am alive, I am an artist, I am gay, and I am HIV positive. I am who I am, and I enjoy every day of my life. This is a reason to be proud. Yes, it is.

A Gay Mormon's Take on the Church's New Policy towards Same-Sex Couples

Kent Blake | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Kent Blake

As a gay Mormon, I make my home in the borderlands. In a theology that says every man must be married to a woman in order to be with God and progress in heaven, gay Mormons are anomalies. No one quite knows what to do with us.

Pregnant Woman Walking (and Other Mystifying Acts)

Sarah Toce | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

There's nothing to see here. Just a nine-month pregnant woman making her way in the world so that her daughter one day has all the opportunities afforded to every male counterpart she encounters.

10 Reasons I Quit Online Dating

Barrett Pall | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Dating isn't a game, there shouldn't be rules, and the longer you stay a player the longer you just get stuck playing a video game.

4 Murders of Gay Men in Yemen

Elham Manea | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Why should they care about the fate of four persons at a time when a whole population is being besieged, bombarded and starved to death? Yet this incident should send alarm signals worldwide -- for it does give us a taste of what is yet to come.

"Straight Women Don't Exist!" and Other Terrible Science Reporting

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nadia Khayrallah

Recently, the internet erupted a bit over the scientific "discovery" that women are "bisexual or gay, but never straight."

Miley Cyrus And Her Tongue Help Raise $50,000 For Charity

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.08.2015 | Entertainment

Miley Cyrus had quite the night at the LGBT Center's Vanguard Awards Gala Saturday evening. Not only was she honored with an award for her work ...

Lingerie Made For Queer People? Now There's A Boutique For That

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.08.2015 | Gay Voices

A groundbreaking new boutique is bringing together and creating spaces for lingerie collections that cater exclusively to queer- and trans-identified...

Casual Transphobia in My Media?

Delia Melody | Posted 11.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Delia Melody

You might not want to harm trans people, but that's the thing about casual transphobia; It doesn't need to have true hate behind it to be real and harmful.

Gay Couple Can't Get Married Because They're Legally Father And Son

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics

Drew Bosee, 68, and Nino Esposito, 78, didn't think they'd ever see same-sex marriage become legal. The two men have been together for 45 years, afte...

From Eddie to Madison: Trans Journey

Eddie Parsons | Posted 11.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

I had found the Yin to my Yang and my ultimate BFF. We both went into our own directions but kept in contact and then I received the call. Eddie called me to inform me he was not gay. I remember thinking that this was a lost Queen and there was no way that he was straight.

LDS Church Shuns Kids of Same-sex Parents

Marina Gomberg | Posted 11.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drew a line in the sand for children of same-sex couples denying them membership and inclusion in their church.

Black, Queer and Carefree

Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices
Aaron Barksdale

I was an awkward nerd with more of an interest in skate-punk than hip-hop. Not fitting in with the other black kids was tough, but being queer put even more stress on my relationship to my blackness.

Ann Hampton Callaway Talks New CD, Concerts and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

"I feel living your life out loud and not being afraid to share what matters to you is a great quiet revolution for this time when we're really trying to make a world more inclusive for everyone and a world that accepts that love belongs to everyone."