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Maura Pfefferman and the Changing Face of Our Jewish Community

Idit Klein | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Idit Klein

Change is happening. In the past couple of years, we've seen the number of requests from day schools, summer camps, youth movements and other institutions for resources and training around trans issues grow exponentially.

This Gay Texan Couple Shares The Story Of How Their Beautiful Family Formed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.06.2015 | Gay Voices

From rationing sugary snacks to lying on the floor with the kids playing with Legos, the couple featured in today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices Raise...

Rain and Thunder Can't Stop #LoveIsLove

David Duran | Posted 02.05.2015 | Gay Voices
David Duran

A decision was made around 3 a.m. by organizers to shift gears and somehow move a 100-couple wedding from the sand to the indoor W living room. Leave it to the amazing wedding planners and W events team to pull off what ended up being a historic event filled with love, in a more intimate setting.

Paradise Lost: How Gay Meccas Are Slowly Disappearing Because Of Rising Rents

James Duke Mason | Posted 02.05.2015 | Gay Voices
James Duke Mason

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's likely decision in favor of nationwide marriage equality in June, people will be asking what the next frontier for our cause will be. I believe that new frontier will be the issue of rent, the issue of our gay housing crisis.

Bryan Bishop Talks OUTVETS In Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Bryan Bishop, Founder and Executive Director of OUTVETS, the first LGBTQ nonpartisan, nonpolitical veterans organization in the nation. OUTVETS mission is to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of LGBTQ veterans through social interaction and community service.

Mary Cheney: What A Drag!

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Every so often, a member of the Cheney family has to publicly utter something patently off-the-mark, lest we all forget what truly awful people they are. This time, it was Mary Cheney's turn at bat and, in true-to-her-family form, she pretty much knocked it out of the ballpark of asininity.

Top Catholics And Evangelicals: Gay Marriage Worse Than Divorce Or Cohabitation

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) A high-profile alliance of conservative Catholics and evangelical Protestants is set to issue a sweeping manifesto against gay marriage...

Dana Liebelson

Inside The Last-Ditch Conservative Campaign To Target LGBT Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that the United States is headed toward marriage equality. A majority of states recognize same-sex marriage, and the Supr...

Jayne Ozanne, One Of The Church Of England's Leading Evangelicals, Comes Out As A Lesbian

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) One of the Church of England’s leading evangelical campaigners announced Tuesday (Feb. 3) that she is a lesbian and said s...

Health Care Hallelujah!

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

Why make a video about Obamacare, with the LGBT community specifically in mind? Because health is an equality issue.

Gay and Living on Africa's East Coast

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Steven Wozencraft

LGBT Tanzanians are not alone in being violently persecuted for their sexuality. As the profile of gay rights grows globally, so too has the backlash from anti-LGBT campaigners.

Exclusive Interview With Cheyenne Jackson (VIDEO)

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

2015-02-03-ScreenShot20150203at4.45.14AMsmall.jpgFor my weekly, live, Saturday-night talk show, The Not-So-Late Show, I sat down at New World Stages with 30 Rock and Glee star Cheyenne Jackson. We chatted about everything from Jackson's Broadway career to marriage to whom he's enjoyed working with the most. There are some great behind-the-scenes stories!

Is Writing 'Masculine Only' in Your Dating Profile Homophobic?

Kevin Thornton | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

With each passing moment, I step further away from the scared little boy, overly-concerned with surface mannerisms, and closer to the wise old man who has embraced the diversity of our people. I'm not all the way there yet, but it's the direction I'm heading.

Trans Women of Color Lives Matter

Sharon Stapel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Sharon Stapel

In 2015, we are seeing a disturbing uptick in this trend. We have already seen three homicides of trans women of color in January alone. If we are going to act to prevent one more trans woman of color from losing her life, we must act now.

Huckabee, Gay People, Finger Food and Logic

Steve Sanders | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Steve Sanders

Twenty-one states have chosen to democratically enact laws forbidding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but no state has enacted laws forcing Jewish delis to serve bacon-wrapped shrimp. Is there is a reason?

Dear Mary Cheney: Here Are Reasons Why Drag Is Socially Acceptable and Blackface Is Not

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Drag is a celebration. Drag is an attitude. Characterizing drag queens as "bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty" is reductive and insulting. The female persona created by a drag queen is robust, powerful, enduring. She has moxie, smarts, humor and beauty.

Addressing The Needs Of Elderly Queer People

Posted 02.01.2015 | 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...

5 Fears About Coming Out Later In Life

Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Call it a mid-life crisis or just finally coming to your senses. Either way, coming out late in life is confusin...

Polyamorous Relationship Lasts 46 Years (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-31-20150130BobLanningvid.jpgThe idea of a polyamorous relationship is probably shocking to a lot of people, but for Bob Lanning and his partner Don, who was often away for his job as an airline pilot, it was just the right thing to do.

Matthew 7, Leviticus 20, and the Christian Catch-22

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am not anti-Christian when I stand up for LGBT rights. I am anti-bigotry. The fact that someone identifies as a Christian has nothing to do with it. There is no war on religion. It is a war on discrimination. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Alabama Judge's Grandstanding Over Same-Sex Marriage Is Pure Demagoguery

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

This morning, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages.

Victory for Transgender Veterans

D'Arcy Kemnitz | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
D'Arcy Kemnitz

In 2012, during a panel on transgender military issues convened by my organization, The LGBT Bar, HuffingtonPost reporter Jennifer Bendery asked the legal experts we had convened for the day a simple, but important, question: If they could make one change for transgender veterans, what would it be? The answer was clear.

Everyone Should See Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The film explores how Frank overcame the challenges of being closeted to become a leading voice for LGBT rights. "For me," Frank says in the film, "it's been a disparity between a very satisfying public career and a private life in turmoil."

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The most wonderful thing about transhumanism is that whenever someone supports the movement and does something directly for it, they are also supporting their own health and longevity, and the health and longevity of their loved ones.

This Incredible Camp Is Creating Spaces For Trans And Gender-Nonconforming Kids

Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices

In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment we talk with Nick Teich, whose personal journey l...