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Online Dating Sucks in the Gay World...Or Does It?

Rick Clemons | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

Of course before I could suggest this tool for gay dating to a client, I figured I better do my homework.

4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men

Noël Gordon | Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Noël Gordon

As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming -- and in some cases, downright exhausting -- to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better.

Raising the Profile of the Gay Games: Here's Why It Matters

Kristen Elechko | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Elechko

Athletes have the power to inspire. When we have role models -- men who are basketball, soccer and ice hockey players, women who are triathletes, beach volleyball players and runners -- we can become more comfortable, confident and safe in how we identify and who we feel free to become.

Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Forgive me if I'm not popping the champagne. In reality, this is nothing more than a publicity ploy to quiet critics some of whom, by all accounts, are buying it hook, line and sinker.

The Politics of Gaymers

Blake O'Bryan Montgomery | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake O'Bryan Montgomery

We can hope that GX3: Everyone Games will steer the gaming industry from the cisgendered, white, heterosexual man that represents it today. We can also hope that GX3 will continue to demand space for gaymers without apology.

Suicide Prevention Month: Because One Life Lost Is Too Many

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

Our community remains so susceptible to depression and suicide because, although we've made great progress towards equality, we still remain vulnerable to discrimination, harassment and rejection because of who we are and who we love.

Meet Ted And Xavier's Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment follows the story of Ted Gottis and Xavier ...

Meet Two of the Trans Minds Behind the Groundbreaking New Show 'Transparent'

Diana Tourjee | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Tourjee

Transparent is an early triumph for the transgender community in film. It is a bridge between worlds, where the tender underbelly of culture has been upturned. Without a careful hand in its creation, it is a story that could never have been told.

Historic Lawsuit Filed Over Firings Of Transgender Employees

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A federal agency on Thursday filed its first lawsuits to protect transgender people in the workplace, accusing a Michigan funeral hom...

Openly Gay Lawmaker Slams Pennsylvania For Not Protecting LGBT Citizens

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Every human deserves equal protection under the law. But, as one openly gay Pennsylvania lawmaker pointed out Tuesday, that is not the case for LGBT f...

Domestic Violence in the LGBT

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

We must end the violence inside the LGBT before we can effectively unify to combat the violence from the outside. By maintaining silence, we are not only enabling that person to continue unabated, we are also guilty of exposing others in our already high-risk community to harm.

Senator Jim Ferlo Helps Break Down Those Closet Doors

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

What started out as a routine press conference today for one state senator turned into something a bit more personal.

A Ugandan Parliamentarian's First Gay Wedding

Melanie Nathan | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

Imagine a Ugandan Parliamentarian, fresh from signing a petition to bring back the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), walking down the Castro marveling at all the rainbow flags, awestruck by the notion of a "gay" neighborhood. She has never seen gay people or lesbians show public affection before.

Want to Be a Children's Author? Here Are Some Tips

Melissa Carter | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books
Melissa Carter

As a gay mother I've had to be discerning because many children's books include a mother and father, and have often thought about writing some of my own to reflect his upbringing.

Buck Angel: Pornographer Turned Advocate

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

Here's my chat with award-winning pornographer turned advocate Buck Angel.

Gay Body Dysmorphia

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Bamidele

Considering the pressures gay men face in their own communities to attain and retain a stellar physique, it is no surprise that gay men are more likely to develop eating disorders. So, what can be done to change the gay communities' perspectives on body image?

Stories of Our Lives is an Intimate, Masterly Portrayal of Kenya's LGBT Community

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

This act of voicing one's truth in the face of tremendous hostility is precisely what the filmmakers behind one of the most poetic and masterly cinematic depictions of queer life have done. They have documented the poignant personal stories of Kenya's LGBT community

Why I Finally Refused to Lose Weight to Keep a Man

Jeza Belle | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

Friends and family became concerned as I was slowly wasting away, but the attention I received from my man and the boys in the bars more than made up for their worries and validated the importance of being skinny.

What's It Like Being Blind and Gay? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-09-20-20140918GeorgeWalkvid.pngGeorge Ashiotis started going blind when he was 5 years old. When he was a teenager, he worked at Lighthouse as an assistant counselor, helping younger visually impaired teens. After helping his sister dye her hair black, he ended up going to work with black fingernails, leading to his first experience of homophobia.

How to Collect the Information We Need From LGBT Patients

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

The maxim that you cannot manage what you cannot measure has become a cliché. But when it comes to managing -- and ending -- the disparities in health experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, the need for standardized collection of data is critical.

The Next Big Thing for the Progressive Church

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

It's time for progressive Christians to claim discipleship. It's time to get radical, not about our politics or our policies, but about our faith. It's time to stop throwing the baby Jesus out with the bath water, and start putting the horse before the cart.

t.A.T.u. Singer Says She Would 'Condemn' A Gay Son

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

When asked during a recent TV appearance if she would "condemn" her son if he was gay, Yulia Volkova, former member of the Russian girl band t.A.T.u, ...

The Millers Share The Beautiful Story Of How Their Military Family Was Formed

Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The obstacles to family building faced by the couple featured in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™...

Paul Saltalamacchia Talks Planning a Fabulous Wedding and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Paul Saltalamacchia, Senior Catering Sales Manager for Hilton Worldwide, whom I'm working with to plan my own wedding. Saltala...

The Business Case for Ally Engagement

Joanne Sprague | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

For LGBT inclusion in particular, policy alone doesn't drive culture: 91 percent of Fortune 500 companies prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, yet 53 percent of LGBT workers remain closeted at work.