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HIV Testing Kits... From A Bathhouse Vending Machine?

Posted 11.09.2014 | 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...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Riley, 21, From Philadelphia

Diana Scholl | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawyer Lambastes Anti-Gay Marriage Ruling As 'Fundamentally Misguided'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A federal appeals court ruling in favor of anti-gay marriage laws in four states stunned members of the LGBT community and left hundreds of...

Doing Well in Business by Doing Good

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

As we consider strategies nationwide to expand affirmative health care to all, we should not shy away from making the case that competent care is not just about doing good. It is also about doing good business.

Magazine Names Vladimir Putin 'Person of the Year'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.07.2014 | Media

The Advocate has named Russian president Vladimir Putin its "Person of the Year." "Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gay...

This Single Gay Dad Shares His Family's Beautiful Story

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huffing...

Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out In A Tweet

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs apparently came out of the closet in a single, sunny tweet on Thursday. I proudly announce I'am gay......

Proposition Love Jewelry Designers Talk Subsidizing LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Sam Street and Jonathan Tack about their exquisite jewelry line, Proposition Love Jewelry, which donates 10 to 20 percent of proceeds to LGBT-related causes.

Teachers: Time to Ban Derogatory Language in Your Classroom

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
Dr. Carmen Cruz

October was National Bullying Prevention Month, an annual campaign started in 2006 to illuminate the problem in schools and enhance prevention efforts. However, we still have a ways to go in zero tolerance in schools for bullying.

Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival Moves Downtown This Weekend

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Palm Springs is already huge on the global gaydar screen, but in this journalist's opinion, it's reputation as one of the best cities for LGBTQ residents and tourists alike is about to go through the stratosphere as a dramatic change comes to the Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration.

10 Things I Learned From Having Brunch With Billie Jean King at the 2014 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I attended the 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. There were more than 3,000 attendees from 30 different countries. Billie Jean King spoke at the brunch plenary on election day, Nov. 4. Here are 10 things I learned about Billie Jean King.

30 Years After 'Smalltown Boy', Out Singer Jimmy Somerville Readies Dream Disco Album

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Though it's taken three decades, Jimmy Somerville is finally ready to realize his musical dreams. As he celebrates the 30th anniversary of massive breakthrough "Smalltown Boy," the singer prepares to unveil an upcoming disco album.

Lesbian Moms Share The Story Of Their Big Beautiful Family

Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in the Huf...

The Danger of Presuming Post-Sexuality

Jack Bryant | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Bryant

My students saw homophobic language as obviously offensive. It wasn't something anyone, including the writer of the material, needed to point out to them. To do so was, in their mind, a waste of creative energy, perhaps even old-fashioned, like a heavy-handed morality tale. On the one hand I found this refreshing, but on the other, this discovery was also worrisome.

Love and Reflection in Our Work: A Thank You Essay for Reina Gossett

Chase Strangio | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Chase Strangio

The first time I heard Reina Gossett speak, she took my breath away. Having just finished my first year of law school, I was caught up in the type of reform narratives that are cognizable to our legal system. Ideas of formal equality, rights, democracy, and participation had already started to replace my notions of justice and revolution.

New Study With 'On-Demand' PrEP Before Sex Has Encouraging Results

Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

Why I'm a Black Man Before I'm a Gay Man

Terrence Chappell | Posted 10.31.2014 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

If you're a black man, it doesn't matter how many degrees you hold. It doesn't matter how much money you make. It doesn't matter where you live or what kind of car you drive; to some you're still a n*****, and that is the cold, hard truth about the world we live in today, and it's what my parents had to teach me growing up. I don't experience this with my identity as a gay man.

Thank You, Tim Cook

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

Apple has an impressively large and well-organized segment of out employees -- most of the major tech companies do, in fact -- and I bet they are all walking a bit taller and prouder today. We have a long way to achieve that level playing field, but that "sunlit path toward justice" Tim refers to just got much, much brighter.

Queering All Saints and All Souls: Celebrating the Queer Body of Christ

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The queer saints gather to break bread together, to keep Sabbath, to pray, to watch and witness, to hope, believing in the Beloved Community of unconditional grace that we have not yet seen in fullness -- only in a glass darkly in our queer koinonia. This is true love for God, without self-interest, with nothing left to gain.

Gay Couple Shares Their Unique Journey To Parenthood

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.31.2014 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, we explore the journey of two men -- one who adopte...

On My Candidacy

Lt. Dan Choi | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Lt. Dan Choi

I'm still on the frontline: this time for my school. After a long battle to end the oppressive "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military, I wanted to restart my life.

Kate Sheppard

Alaska's GOP Congressman Says He'd 'Probably' Vote For ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, suggested in a debate Thursday night that he may be open to voting for workplace protections for gays and ...

Fox News Is Trying to Kill Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Carlos Maza | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Carlos Maza

Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT voices against the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

The 29 States Where You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

10 Things You Need to Know About the 16th Annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit takes place for the first time in San Francisco November 3rd through 6th at the Moscone Center West. Here are 10 things you need to know about it.