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New Infographic Highlights Stigma And Disparities Facing Bisexual People

Heron Greenesmith | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Heron Greenesmith

Many are unaware that bisexual people comprise more than half of the LGBT population in the United States. Yet bisexual people are among the most invisible, and face stigma, legal inequality, and a lack of bisexual-specific data that all contribute to poor outcomes for bisexual people across the country.

Dear Pope Francis

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

My fears and doubts once clouded my ability to see clearly. There was a time I believed that the Church would never accept me for who I am and that I could never find happiness in life as a gay Catholic. So thank you, Pope Francis, for welcoming me back to the Church.

Argentina Lifts Gay Blood Donation Ban

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Argentina lifted its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men earlier this week, following a more than decade-long campaign by LGBT advo...

See How Religious Homophobia Promotes Child Abuse

Carl Siciliano | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

How do we stop being complicit in the harm to innumerable LGBT youths done by the teachings of our Church? How do we create an environment in our parishes and our schools that help parents love and accept their LGBT children?

A Pope That Congress Should Listen To

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.19.2015 | Politics
Joel Rubin

When the Pope takes the stage in the heart of the nation's capital, Americans will be enthralled. He has done more than any other Vatican leader in our lifetime. And he has done so with grace, energy, and determination. Our political leaders will be watching him. They should learn from him too.

Obama To Nominate First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday announced plans to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the U.S. Army, making him the first openly gay secret...

Customized Care in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

There are different addictions that are more or less prevalent in specific communities, for reasons of economics, race, gender and sexual orientation, which demand our immediate attention.

Alabama Judge Nick Williams Could Be The Next Kim Davis

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.18.2015 | Gay Voices

An Alabama judge might be the next Kim Davis.  Washington County Probate Judge Nick Williams filed a protective order petition with the Alab...

What It's Like To Be Gay At A Historically Black University

Matthew Gates | Posted 09.18.2015 | College
Matthew Gates

Being gay at my HBCU is a bittersweet experience for me. Since birth I was raised with the mentality to be "The Man." I was taught to not pursue anything that "threatened" my masculinity. Coming out wasn't an easy road, but in retrospect I wouldn't change a thing.

Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

20/2 Clarity: Isley Reust Dreams of a World That No Longer Needs a Word Like Transgender to Define Who She Is

Stella Mowen | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Stella Mowen

Four friends danced in a fluttering shower of bright yellow ginkgo leaves, singing Forever Young at the top of their lungs, in the warm embrace of the Los Angeles night sky - This is my first memory of Isley Reust.

Kim Davis and Paper-Cut Persecution

Jamie Arpin-Ricci | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

While I am in no way suggesting that we should not work very hard and carefully to maintain freedom of religion, acknowledging that bad decisions in either direction can have dire consequences, the rhetoric of persecution being thrown around is not only false, it is offensive.

Coming Out as Straight Is Harder Than You Think

Nate Warden | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Nate Warden

Cecilio, or Cecil for short, is a friend of mine from Toronto. He's well-dressed, a wonderful lunch date and he also happens to be a trans man. As such, his experience as a member of the LGBTQ community is different than most that I encounter as a gay man.

Diego Miguel Sanchez Talks Promise Place School Gala and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Diego made history in 2009 as the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill and for historically testifying in 2008 to the U.S. House on ENDA.

Transitioning In Plain Sight: I Came Out as Transgender While Making My First Film

Mikki del Monico | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mikki del Monico

When I broke it down, the script resonated with quests for authenticity, and I couldn't give my best unless I were capable of being authentic myself.

Gay Dating- Single In Your 30s

Donovan Thompson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

As we prepare to enter our 30s, and for those of us that are already here, I encourage you to alter your approach to dating.

The Majority of Kentucky Is Wrong, But Just How Small of a Minority Are We?

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

People ask it all the time: "How many people are gay?" The truth is, no one really knows.

Princeton Football Player Comes Out Just Days Before Kickoff

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices

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The Still Curious Case of

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. --'s registered name on public record -- applied to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B non-immigrant working Visa on behalf of Soto Decker.

Bigotry and Repression in 'Religious' Guise

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.

How Does A Transgender Person Navigate The Dating World?

Posted 09.15.2015 | MarloThomas

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Four Kick-Ass Wanderlust Women That You Need To Know

Catherine Okafor | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Catherine Okafor

I've always had a zest for traveling but have never worked up the nerve to take the ultimate leap oversees and see the world. Just as Maya Angelou once said, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."That's so true and that's what these wanderlust women are doing.

Raising the Bar

Battersby Duo | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Battersby Duo

Whether or not Hillary Rodham Clinton is chosen to be the Democratic Nominee, it's important to give her credit for the extraordinary accomplishments she's achieved throughout her career.

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: The Miles Effect

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

There was some chatter on the blogs about two gay cast members joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop all summer long but it wasn't until the premiere and that kiss between Miles and Milan that viewers knew for sure that the season was going to be like no other season, moreover, no other franchise of Love and Hip Hop

Hot-Headed in Houston: An LGBTQ Author Goes Rogue

Bill Konigsberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Bill Konigsberg

I realized that the very fact that so many schools declined my invitation, and that this school wanted me to talk about LGBTQ suicide statistics without focusing on the word "gay," was the problem.