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Remembering Art Historian Gerald M. Ackerman

F. Scott Hess | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

To lose a dear friend leaves a hole in the life of each who loved him. Losing the well of wisdom that is a great mind leaves gaps in the fabric of civilization, one of the great tragedies of human mortality.

Welcome to Samaria

Louie Clay | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louie Clay

There are people who are dying who may never know that God loves them unless they can see that God loves a tired old queen like me. And She does!

Why Hillary Should Win the LGBT Vote

Jeza Belle | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeza Belle

Selecting the right nominee who will not only defend the progress of the last eight years but can win the general election and carry our movement forward is critical for our community. Here are five reasons why I believe that Hillary Clinton is the right person to be our nominee and next president.

A Trans Reflection

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

This dress, and its accouterments did not make me a woman; they only revealed her.

Total Nonstop Action's Matt Hardy Wants Message of Equality as Part of His Pro Wrestling Legacy

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Whether as a veteran inside Total Nonstop Action's six-sided ring or guiding fans to greater acceptance of all people, the former World heavyweight champion has a new concept of what he hopes his "legacy" will be.

New Year, Not a New You

Nate Warden | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nate Warden

The biggest, most meaningful changes in our lives, whether of our own volition or simple happenstance, very seldom align to the neatness of our cyclical calendar.

The Top Five Religion Trends to Watch in 2016

Megan Sweas | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
Megan Sweas

Below are five trends that we are watching, paired with headlines you might see in The Onion in 2016. In other words, don't take our "predictions" too seriously. But there's often great truth in satire.

A Letter to My Gay Gender-Expansive Son

Laurin Mayeno | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Laurin Mayeno

Remember when we went on magic carpet rides and sang "A Whole New World" in the car? What I didn't realize then is that you truly were showing me a whole new world.

What Your Princess Daughter Can Learn from Miley Cyrus and Caitlyn Jenner

Julie Mencher | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Julie Mencher

The gender revolution offers an opportunity for every parent to teach our kids that there's not just a spectrum of masculinity to femininity out there in the world -- but inside each of us as well.

LGBT and the War on Christianity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Telling someone they can't be Christian because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is clearly one of the least Christian things anyone can do.

Tolerance from the Top Down: What Coming Out Taught Me About My Company

Mark Curry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Curry

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple and an out gay man, said, "I don't consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I've benefited from the sacrifices of others." It's time that every executive, regardless of sexual orientation, becomes a champion for workplace equality.

Philadelphia Mummers Parade Controversy-Finnegan's Brigade President Michael J. Inemer Sr Responds

Michael Cook | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

It goes without saying that The Mummers Parade is a tradition steeped deeply in Philadelphia's history, and deeply within the city's roots. The vibrant colors, creative themes and generational appeal always make it the best way to kick off the new year in Philadelphia.

An Impossible Dream -- Reflections on My Campaign for President

Fred Karger | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Fred Karger

I returned home to Los Angeles exactly six years ago this month to prepare for a February exploratory trip to Washington, DC, New York and then a week in New Hampshire to "test the waters" for a possible run.

How Maria Bello Is Redefining Family

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.04.2016 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It's a new year, when many people make resolutions to be better or do things differently. If you're a parent and have been contemplating divorce, it's a good time to consider following Maria Bello's lead.

Here's What Happens When These Lesbians Touch A Penis For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The last thing most lesbians expect to find in their hands on any given day is a penis. But that's exactly what happened in this funny and eye...

Earth to Trump: Hillary Clinton is a Woman

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.02.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

In his maniacal rantings about Hillary playing the woman's card Trump ignores what is right before his eyes; she is a brilliant, experienced and passionate woman whose supporters, male and female, will be working hard to elect her President of the United States of America.

Relive the Most Inspiring Moments of 2015

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.01.2016 | Good News
Shira Lazar

2015 is over, and many people are glad to see it go, if only for the symbolic feeling of starting over with the promise of a new year. But it's important to remember the good moments - and 2015 did have some big ones.

Voices; An LGBTQ and Ally Open Mic

Avram Mlotek | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

We went on to sing and dance in our backyard. With Ely at the center, he later shared with me that this was the first time he got to dance after getting engaged. For me, this was what being an ally was all about.

6 for 2016

Janet Arelis Quezada | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Arelis Quezada

In 2016 I challenge media producers to take the time to tell a fuller complex story -- that means less stereotyped stories, because in 2016 as a media consumer I plan not to digest any more one dimensional stories.

Trans* Year End Reflections: The Shape of Things to Come

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Right now our community is in the awkward, liminal space where we move from past to future, from disempowerment to autonomy. We have endured decades of conflict. Our struggles are finally showing signs of victory.

Eradicating Machismo And Bringing Equality Is The Only Way To Install Peace And Coexistence

Miguel Lorente | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Miguel Lorente

Culture at large is nothing but machismo in disguise. It is a series of values and ideas imposed from a male perspective, which are considered to be universal truths in every social context.

Y'ALL, Don't Let Southern Youth Drown in 2016

Basil Soper | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Basil Soper

As I move into my thirtieth year on earth and the New Year is upon us. It's dawned on me that I've accomplished the impossible and I feel compelled to draw attention to the lack of support that exists for southern youth

11 Rituals for New Year's

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Sofia Rose Smith

If you're looking to ring in the New Year mindfully this year, here are a 11 rituals you can use. See how it feels to bring in 2016 with ceremony and ritual.

2015: Best & Worst in Health Justice

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

As we close 2015, let's reflect on how we harmed and helped each other's health and wellness with two Top 5 lists for the year: the first for our shortcomings, and the second for our successes.

The 25 Best and Worst Sex Moments From 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.