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Obama '08, Clinton '16

Chris Cormier | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

In my 20s, candidate Obama was right for me. Now, in my 30s, candidate Clinton will get my vote.

Is the Sexual Healing Movement the New Sexual Revolution?

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The entire sexual recovery movement and growing number of therapists and centers devoted to sexual healing is at the forefront of a new wave of sexual liberation.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Makes It Official: She Is Running

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Over the next months, they will hear her platform and policy initiatives and realize that she is the right person to be president. Hillary will run a campaign that will reach out across party lines in the same way she did when she was in the Senate.

Christianity a la Carte

Stampp Corbin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Stampp Corbin

Either you are a prix fixe Christian, taking everything on the bible menu, or you are a Christian who believes that passages cannot be taken literally, and often are not what they seem.

Are Condoms Really Effective At Protecting Gay Men From HIV?

Posted 04.12.2015 | 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...

Howard University Students Decry Hate With #BlackLoveMatters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

Howard University students have a history of standing up for what they believe in. Students of the historical black university in Washington, D.C....

When Core Values Clash -- Start with Civility

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Joyce S. Dubensky

Collectively, we have an obligation to avoid the over-simplification and heated division, by addressing our differences with civility in all their complexity. Perhaps then, we will be better able to move forward on an issue that means so much to so many.

Vatican Stalls On Accepting An Openly Gay Ambassador

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Religion

The Vatican has for weeks failed to accept the appointment of an openly gay diplomat as France's new ambassador, leading to speculation that the Holy ...

Grammy-Winner Lisa Fischer: A Gay Man Changed the Way I Look at Myself

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

During our telephone interview, the Grammy Award-winning performer showed significant introspection talking about her work with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Tina Turner. Her gears were nearly audible as we discussed 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-nominated documentary showcasing Fischer and others who've made careers of singing backup for music industry giants.

Here's How This Queer Couple Discovered 'The Power Of Family'

Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series introduces you to an amazing couple dedi...

Note to Franklin Graham: Having to Live with Muslims and LGBT People Isn't Persecution

Derek Penwell | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Having to live as neighbors with people you don't approve of isn't a form of persecution against Christians. According to Jesus, it's the very focus of Christian life.

The Culture of Transhumanism Is About Self-Improvement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.

A Case of Cis Regret

Lola Olson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Lola Olson

I was actually born with a body that matched my agender identity. I didn't make sex hormones. But I was bullied so viciously for looking androgynous, I chose to be "normal." And now I have cis regret.

The Virgins of the Door: A Rare Glimpse Inside Peru's Besieged Transgender Community

Jesse Jackman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

"There are some amazing leaders within the transgender community who are actively promoting change," Mroczek says. "We want to honor those people, but we also want to empower all transgender Peruvians to become pillars of their community, and we're honored to be a part of that progress."

Being Hyper Critical of Hillary Could Be 'Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

We know Hillary because she has been in the public spotlight for over 40 years. We know from her work history that Hillary Clinton is a strong advocate for women's rights, civil rights, LGBT rights and the rights of those immigrants here today, so that they may have a path to citizenship.

Obama Calls For End To LGBT Conversion Therapy

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual ori...

Social Security Continues Discriminating Against Same Sex Married Couples By Making Them Pay Thousands of Dollars for Agency Mistake

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Prindiville

It's really pretty simple: "The victims of that discrimination should not be the ones to pay for the agency's mistake," said Gerald McIntyre, one of the Justice in Aging attorneys on the case.

A Tale of Two Cakes: The Real Truth About Colorado's Cake Wars

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Those who would use the cake cases to promote legislation allowing businesses to discriminate in the name of religion should be careful what they ask for.

Jennifer Bendery

It Is Now Illegal For A Federal Contractor To Fire Someone For Being LGBT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, companies that have contracts with the federal government are now prohibited from firing or discriminating against e...

Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas E. Perez

Today, President Obama's Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination goes into effect. It prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Cake Is Speech

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I had never thought of cake as speech before. I read and re-read the first amendment to see if, in fact, cake is mentioned as part of "freedom of speech." It is not. I thumbed through the dictionary and found no mention of cake under "speech" or "talk" or "words."

What Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter Don't Understand About Christianity and RFRA

Derek Penwell | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

The source of my aggravation? The casual assumption that there is a "Christian" position on the issue of sexual orientation and gender identity, an uncontroversial point of doctrine that all Christians share in common.

9 Places LGBT Youth are Definitely Welcome in Indiana and Arkansas

Sara David | Posted 04.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Sara David

Regardless of what happens in the state government, LGBT youth in Indiana and Arkansas need resources and support. Here are some fantastic LGBT-focused organizations in those states that you should know about.

'Drag Race' Season 7 Star Katya: RuPaul Is Intimidating and Michelle Visage Is Terrifying

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I didn't expect to be afraid of RuPaul," admits Drag Race star Katya Zamolodchikova, "But I was." It was just one of many surprises in store for the Boston-based performer when she showed up to compete on Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Here's How One Expert Says We Can Slow The Spread Of HIV

Posted 04.07.2015 | 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...