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Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

For Many LGBTs, The Workplace Is Still A Closet

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Even as Americans increasingly support same-sex marriage a significant number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people still find the workplace to be less than welcoming.

Emmett Jack Lundberg Talks Brothers Transgender Web Series And More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with filmmaker and writer Emmett Jack Lundberg about the second season of his web series Brothers the first narrative series about a group of transgender male friends that not only features the stories about trans men but also casts trans actors in the main roles.

Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

'Pope Of Late-Night' Stephen Colbert Apologizes On The Church's Behalf

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis has been known to drop some serious bombshells during on-flight interviews, and he did just that on Sunday by declaring that the Catholic...

An Estimated 1.4 Million Adult Americans Now Identify As Transgender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

There may be more people who fall along the spectrum of transgender and gender-nonconforming identity in America than you think. According to a new st...

This Stunning Dance Tribute To Orlando Will Give You The Chills

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices

The June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, has inspired countless tributes from Hollywood, Broadway and beyond. The latest homage to the Pulse ni...

Why #HeterosexualPrideDay Comes as a Slap in the Face to LGBT People

Delia Melody | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating the month of June to be observed as LGBT pride month, in recognition “...

Healing and Talking Guns in a Post Orlando World

Cody Lyon | Posted 06.29.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

I saw the news on my phone and ran outside hollering. My dad lumbered up into the house and helped me navigate his TV to CNN. Initial reports and footage made at least one thing clear. "Lord have mercy, somebody did this because of hate," my dad said quietly.

Orlando Was A Loud And Overt Attack On The LGBT Community. #HeterosexualPrideDay Is A Subtle One.

Cassie Delaney | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Cassie Delaney

Being comfortable in one's own skin is a feeling everyone deserves and something that should be celebrated. It's a pity that few realise that the celebration is about people arriving at that feeling rather than praising the colour, origination or orientation of the skin they live in.

Did The Savior Just Walk Across The Atlantic, And Is This Her Sandal?

Jarid Manos | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

A girl's rubber sandal stood out in the beach wrack, that pile of sexily-reeking sargassum and other decaying sea plants, creatures and things heaved up onto the South Florida shoreline by the restless Atlantic Ocean. The rainbow canvas foot strap with the SAVIOR patch was frayed and twisted.

After Orlando: Where Does Safety Exist For LGBTQ People Of Color

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Brown Girl Magazine

As an adult, there is nowhere I feel safer than in the arms of my partner. Today, I held her close as she shed tears at a vigil in Jackson Heights in honor of the Orlando victims. That safety, too, has been compromised. Today, I feel unsafe, and there is nowhere to turn.

Orlando: Straight America's Stonewall

Tony Varona | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.

Waiting for My José Julio and Sylvia Stamps

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

The mestizo and the queer exist at this time and point on the evolutionary continuum for a purpose. We are a blending that proves that all blood is in...

As We Say Goodbye To Our Mentor And Friend, We Thank Him For Helping Us Live With Pride

Kira Brekke | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Kira Brekke

A month ago, one of the LGBT community's pioneers, William Meezan, passed away at the age of 69 from an infection that became too overwhelming for his body to fight. It's hard to condense the effect Bill had on the world into a few short paragraphs so I'll let the numerous awards and accolades he received speak for themselves.

I've Got My Pride

Charles Sanchez | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Sanchez

I am grateful to the gay men and women who came before me and fought so hard for us to have basic rights. The kind of bravery that it took to fight during Stonewall, to fight during the AIDS crisis, to fight against Don't Ask, Don't Tell, humbles me.

University Theatres Should Open People's Eyes to New Ideas

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Heather Gibson UCF Forum columnist Content guides and advisories, which list all of the parts of a production that a viewer might find offensive, ...

Caitlyn Jenner Praises Trump On Women, LGBT Issues In Latest WTF Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Oh, Caitlyn, girl... no. In a recent interview with Stat, Jenner spoke about the upcoming presidential election and had some rather nice (and ill-inf...

Can The U.S. Bishops Seek Forgiveness From Gays?

Bill Dickinson | Posted 06.28.2016 | HuffPost Home
Bill Dickinson

There are always moments that reveal themselves to us, and I want to suggest that just such a moment of grace is before the bishops of the United States. I invite all bishops to an LGBTQ pastoral plan of action where you can come to know us, serve us, and depend on us.

I Am Small Town Gay Pride

Matthew Ebert | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Ebert

While 1.6 million LGBTQ packed NYC, here in my town, eight drag queens and their fans packed a small town gay friendly bar last night and danced to Sister Sledge's 'We Are Family'.

LGBT Housing Discrimination: How to Spot It and What to Do

NerdWallet | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business

By Michael Burge Helping LGBT people combat housing discrimination doesn't make you immune from it. Just ask Jeff Hammerberg, CEO and founder of GayR...

For Troye Sivan, Now Is The Time To 'Live Louder And Prouder' Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices

As an artist who has been embraced as a queer icon for the millennial set, Troye Sivan said the recent tragedy targeting the LGBT community in Orlando...

Here's Why The LGBTQ Community Is A Waste Of Your Time

Jenny Block | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jenny Block

You know, the LGBTQ community is a waste of your time. Seriously. We are so regular. We work. We go to school. We raise families. We fight for what's good in the world. We go out with friends. We celebrate with family. We're you.

Why "Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin" is Essential: A Response

Craig Luekens | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Craig Luekens

If we say that we need to ditch the clause "love the sinner, hate the sin", we effectively lose the core gospel that is the only hope of salvation not dependent upon our own works. Jesus, Christians proclaim, died for us WHILE we were still enemies!

Love Unexpressed Is Waste

Rance Collins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

I have gone through various phases regarding men. There have been times where I wanted all of them, and there have been moments I would've killed for just one. Sometime this year I realized the "just one" phase I'm currently overcome by has a permanent feel.