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Ben Carson Says He'd Consider Firing All LGBT Service Members From The Military

Stephen Peters | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Stephen Peters

For 17 years, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) prohibited qualified gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving in the Armed Forces and sent a mes...

My Journey With The Danish Girl

Jake Graf | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jake Graf

In early 2015 I was proud to be a trans actor auditioning for a new film, The Danish Girl, which I was sure would advance the nascent dialogue about t...

The LGBTQ+ Movement Is Not Just About Sexuality

Stephanie Farnsworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Farnsworth

LGBTQ+ people do need places to fulfill sexual and romantic desires free from harassment but that shouldn't be the sole focus of spaces claiming to be for all identities.

Washington, D.C., Police Unit Changes Name To Be More Inclusive Of LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Washington, D.C., police department is changing the name of its Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit to include the words "bisexual" and "t...

Lesbian Mayor Of Salt Lake City Is Hopeful Mormon Church Will Shift On LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jackie Biskupski made history last week as the first openly gay or lesbian person sworn in as mayor of Salt Lake City, seat of the Church of Jesus Ch...

Filmmaker Tim McCarthy Talks Worldwide LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

To kick off the New Year, I talked with filmmaker Tim McCarthy about his recent trip to Uganda to complete the filming of his documentary "Voices of the Abasiyazzi - Combatting Homophobia in Uganda" that he is producing with Pepe Julian Onziema.

16 LGBT Must-Dos in 2016

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

It's that time of the year again: resolutions! Before you resolve to volunteer more, drink less and eat healthier you should jot down ways to improve your 2016 travel calendar.

How Businesses Are Standing Up for LGBT Rights

Chad Griffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chad Griffin

Around the world, businesses have far outpaced lawmakers in embracing the basic premise that the hard work and talents of all their employees -- regardless of who they are or whom they love -- are rewarded fairly in their workplaces.

Pope Francis Finally Explains What He Meant By 'Who Am I To Judge?'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion

Just a few months after his election, Pope Francis uttered a sentence that sent shockwaves through the global Catholic Church. Who am I to judge? ...

Leaving 69 Behind for the Sexy Seventies

Dolores Deluce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
Dolores Deluce

Based on the title of this post and my last book--...

Behind the Issue: Sinister Wisdom 99 Pleasure

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Happy Fortieth Anniversary Sinister Wisdom! On July 4, 1976, Harriet Desmoines and Catherine Nicholson published the first issue of Sinister Wisdom, w...

Ten Secrets To Find The Perfect Ski Condo

Chris French | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris French

When you unlock the door on any ski resort condo, you're guaranteed at least some element of surprise. Still, I don't think anyone could have adequa...

Why It Matters to Be Out and Proud In Global Business

Beth Brooke-Marciniak | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
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Beth Brooke-Marciniak

My travels over that past year have made me aware on a daily basis of the unique opportunity large multinationals have to make a positive difference on LGBT inclusion where people live and work.

#ShadowsSpeakUp Instagram Campaign to Raise Awareness for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Katie Sgarro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katie Sgarro

LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. currently suffer from a severe lack of attention and resources. AsylumConnect (a volunteer initiative that seeks to provide LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. with lifesaving online informational resources) is trying to change that.

A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

'As the Anglican World Turns'

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

While its viewership won't come close to that other famous British drama Downton Abbey, we are about to begin a new season of the real life soap opera we've come to think of As the Anglican World Turns.

China to Join the West -- in Denying the Obvious Sexuality of Former Leaders

Geoffrey Wertime | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Geoffrey Wertime

We are doing a disservice to our natural diversity when we insist that historical figures must be straight until conclusively proven otherwise, yet need no evidence to be presumed heterosexual.

Redefining What It Means to Be a Gay Black Man

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

What's sad to me is that we have bought into the propaganda that black masculinity and gayness are mutually exclusive. For this very reason, there is a host of gay black men who are comfortable being silent.

Toward Comprehensive Protection for Trans Rights

Bruce Hay | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Hay

The increased awareness of trans identity has not brought a commensurate increase in safety for trans individuals: the past year also saw the highest number of trans women murdered on record.

A Tribute to Robert Spitzer, the Most Influential Psychiatrist of His Time

Allen Frances | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allen Frances

There is an ongoing debate whether the flow of history is pushed forward more by ineluctable forces or by the prominent people who represent them. I u...

Rest in Power Ellie Conant

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

When I think of Ellie, I think of the most electric days of my life, my youth as a dyke coming into my own; of Tuesday nights that wreaked of possibility. When I didn't think about tomorrow, let alone mortality.

Olivia Wilde Reveals Her Beautiful Wish Regarding Her Son's Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Olivia Wilde has a simple yet beautiful wish for her son.  Wilde spoke about sexual identity and pop culture in a new interview with the Advocat...

Researchers Just Made An 'Astonishing' Finding About Americans' Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Centers for Disease Control has released a new study that offers insight into American sexuality. The most noteworthy finding: the changing way A...

NYC's Links Vital for LGBT

Chris Wood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Wood

To a disheartened, forgotten, and frustrated LGBT youth - homeless, scared, and desperate - access to the internet can be everything. It can be access to support, to services, to friends. It can be the ability to find shelter for the night, food for the day, and a coat for the cold.

'Something Told Me That Cops Can't Be Gay'

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Dennis Rudder is from a small town in Texas, gay, and wanted to be a cop. Not exactly a common combination, which led him to years of depression and struggle.