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Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Susan Sacirbey

Like the the Atlantis of lore, the digital-diplomat is not tethered to any hemisphere but rather links to the superiority of knowledge and empathy over geography and ideology.

WATCH: Go-Go Boy Interrupted Bloopers

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-24-gogoboyinterruptedblooperssmall.pngSome people have been asking if there will be a second season. Stay tuned! It might be better than a second season. In the meantime please enjoy these clips of me laughing at everything.

Not just LGBT Issues: Why Hundreds of Congregations Made Final Break With Mainline Denominations

David Briggs | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old tensions between liberals and conservatives have reached breaking points.

Dana Liebelson

LGBT Immigrants Slam Obama's Plan: 'He's Not In Support Of Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented LGBT immigrants are criticizing President Barack Obama for excluding them from his immigration plan, even as they are happy...

Will The Gay Blood Ban Be Lifted?

Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

Fox News on the 'Proper Use' of Scripture

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Evidently using the Bible as a weapon of mass discrimination against LGBT people is fair game but suggesting that loving your neighbors by not deporting them is out of bounds. Honest to Ethel... they make my hair hurt.<

Producer Michael Levitt Talks Cause for Paws TV Special and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with TV producer Michael Levitt about his FOX Thanksgiving special Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. This celebrity-packed extravaganza is focused on raising awareness and funding for shelter dogs so that they receive the love, care and resources they need to find their forever home.

I Am the Eccentric Relative in My Family

Sue Kerr | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

I don't spend a lot of time with my family in general. I think the main reason is that I'm the crazy-progressive-political relative, but part of it is that I'm a lesbian -- one who doesn't blend and pass quietly as an unmarried lady with a lady roommate who happens to come along to family events. Few people are overtly rude, but the expectation that I not make waves is very strong.

Celebrity Chef Art Smith Shares His Family's Beautiful Story

Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with our twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huf...

We All Deserve Justice

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

The U.N. General Assembly's main committee dealing with human rights adopted an updated version of a biannual resolution to demand justice for all killings based on discriminatory grounds, including murders motivated by a person's real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Expressing All of Who We Are: In Honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jo-Na Williams | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jo-Na Williams

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance let's express all of who we are without apology and remember those that had the courage to do the same.

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

Trans Lifeline: Trans People Helping Trans People to Prevent Trans Deaths

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As the world marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance to commemorate the transgender and gender-nonconforming people taken from us by violence in the past year, a new resource -- the trans-staffed crisis phone line Trans Lifeline -- is now available to help trans people.

Transitive Thoughts: Musings on Harassment, Societal Pressures and Detransition

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Over the course of these past weeks, I have experienced more profound doubt about my gender transition than at any other time since I earnestly began my journey last December. As the anniversary approaches, I cannot help but notice the gradual yet significant decline in social acceptance, which appears to correlate with becoming visibly further feminized.

Where Angels Fear to Tread: LGBTQ Safe Travel Guide

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

Like any self-respecting gay man, I find the idea of going back into the closet, even for a weeklong vacation, is, at the very least, galling. That being said, if you are going to a destination known to get more than a little 'phobic, there are a few elementary precautions you should take.

Honoring Harvey Milk's Legacy in Europe

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

There is much more to be done to ensure that the LGBT community is endowed with the same rights as all humans across the globe. But what I saw in Hungary last month gives me hope. People like Tim Cook give me hope. And my own son helps me believe that we will someday bring about real change in the world for justice for all.

Actor And Comedian Alec Mapa And Husband Jamie Open Up About Their Beautiful Family

Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huffing...

Tyler James Williams: The Black Community Is 'Notoriously Homophobic'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Actor Tyler James Williams, who made a splash in this year’s breakout indie darling “Dear White People,” sat down with HuffPost Live on Tuesday ...

A 21st Century Modest Proposal

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Samuel Faktorow

I propose that we ban all heterosexual marriages, defined as being the union of only one man and only one woman, and legalize homosexual marriage, defined as being the union of either only two men or only two women.

Times Have Changed for Gays in Professional Wrestling, Says WWE Legend Jimmy Hart

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"Back in the old days...I think you could get away with whatever you wanted to do," said World Wrestling Entertainment legend Jimmy Hart of the professional wrestling industry, "Now, you have to watch what you say, watch what you do."

Exclusive! World Premiere of Sofia's Video 'Friendly Little Ghost'

Tristan Higgins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I got the chance to interview up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia recently. If you don't know who she is, you're going to want to. Think kd lang meets John Mayer.

#weekinLGBT with Rob Smith: The 'Ex-Gay' Video, LGBT Veterans, and Rose McGowan

Rob Smith | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On this episode of #weekinLGBT, I take on that crazy "ex-gay" video, give a salute to three special LGBT veterans, and give a "special comment" on Ros...

Turkey Ambivalent on LGBTQI Population

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Turkey is a country conflicted when it comes to its LGBTQI population. On the one hand, Turkey was the first country in the Muslim world to hold an LGBTQI pride march, but on the other, the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQI people in Turkey is the highest among European countries.

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

USAID Leads as the United States Strengthens Its Commitment to the LGBT Community

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

While this is only a beginning in studying this issue, it seems clear that giving people their rights and allowing them to participate fully in society, particularly economic society, is beneficial to countries.