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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.

On Fathers and Foreskins

Jason Howe | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

Our twins were due in two months via surrogacy in India, where clinics are prohibited by law from revealing the gender of a fetus. I'm half-Jewish, and while I'm not religious, Jake wanted to be certain that my children remained culturally "members of the Tribe." I was unconvinced that that required subjecting them to an optional surgical procedure.

LGBTQ Kids Blossoming and Living Their Truths at Camp

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Posted 03.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

When I think about the young people who go to Camp Ten Oaks and Project Acorn (Ten Oaks' other camp for youth), my heart is filled with so much joy. These young people can experience community, belonging and live their truths. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have those experiences.

Rachel Held Evans Defends Leaving Evangelicals For Episcopalians

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Rachel Held Evans has grown into a powerful voice in American Christianity, first as the author of “Evolving in Monkey Town” and later with ...

Book Before Its Read

Juanita MORE! | Posted 03.10.2015 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

Music, it's so often said, has one of the strongest associative links for memory; you hear a song from your youth and immediately -- if only fleetingly -- you are transported back to that time of history and the textures come again into focus.

Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Bonnie St. John | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Bonnie St. John

"Disability is represented in all other dimensions of human difference including race, faith, and sexual orientation. Almost everyone will experience a temporary disability at some point in their lives and likely end up with one or more life-long disabilities as they grow older."

There Will Always Be Zoraks

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The idea that creating legal protections for LGBT citizens grants special rights is purely absurd. Special rights are rights that one group of people have while others do not. The special rights in this situation are the rights that are denied to LGBT Americans.

What Causes Homosexuality? Who Cares?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The meaning is quite clear: When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self-interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including heterosexism.

Matt Sheehan

China is Imprisoning These 5 Women For Speaking Out On Women's Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities rang in Sunday’s International Women’s Day with a contradiction: celebrating the country’s first draft law on dom...

Italian Lesbian Teen Couple Faces Abuse, Threats Of Rape Because Of Their Love

HuffPost Italy | Silvia Renda | Posted 03.08.2015 | Gay Voices

This post originally appeared on HuffPost Italy and was translated into English. Imagine walking down the street with your boyfriend or girlfrien...

This Is What a (Marriage Equality) Movement Looks Like

Janson Wu | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

The marriage equality movement has given us the tools to tackle these new challenges. We have built shared values of love, respect and family that we can now use to fuel society's greater understanding of all LGBTQ individuals, in all aspects of our lives.

New Study Finds Gender Identity May Be Biological

Posted 03.07.2015 | 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...