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Netanyahu Is So wrong About Orlando, Here's Why

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Illingworth

Three days after the shooting of 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded with a speech on YouTube...

Strike A Pose Documentary Star Kevin Stea: Reunion Was Cathartic For Madonna's Blond Ambition Dancers

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"Over the years, it held on as this lingering, amazing job that changed people's lives," said Stea, who 25 years ago shot to fame with the Blond Ambition tour and accompanying film Madonna: Truth or Dare.

Hate Is Trending In The United States Of America And There Is Only One Response.

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

It may seem an improbability for most, but I haven't flicked through social media in several days. Ten days if I'm being precise. Because ten days ago...

The Moment The Christian Church Acknowledged My Queerness

Chris Hernandez | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Hernandez

For the first time I felt as if there was a deliberate call for that congregation to stand with the queer community in their time of mourning.

LGBT Muslims Make An Important Point About Coming Out In Their Community

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

Much of the conversations surrounding the shootings that took place at a gay night club in Orlando last week have been about the shooter's Muslim iden...

When Unconditional Love Is Anything But

Sandra McDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?

When Unconditional Love Is Anything But

Sandra McDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?

New Training Programs For Home Care Providers Are Key To Helping LGBT Seniors Age In Place Securely And With Pride

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Marki Flannery

It's absolutely essential that home health care workers receive specialized training designed to ensure they are comfortable -- and knowledgeable -- about caring for LGBT patients, and familiar with the specific needs of this population.

How Orlando Brutally Exposed The Backlash – And Indifference – To LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Yes, there’s been an enormous outpouring from many Americans who raised millions for local LGBT groups, victims’ families and survivors of the Orl...

Islamic Sexuality Is More Complicated Than You Might Think

Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed

For over fourteen centuries, Islamic societies from Morocco to China have had sexual landscapes as diverse as the lands they have been built on. Multiple ways of negotiating sexual behavior have existed for as long as the religion itself.

This Sunday, Planned Parenthood of NYC Will March for LGBTQ Rights

Joan Malin | Posted 06.23.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

In honor of Pride month this June, New Yorkers from every borough are coming together to celebrate, love and support our LGBTQ families and communitie...

We Are All In The Same Struggle. #PrayForOrlando The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Actor Jai Rodriguez

Simonetta Lein | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Simonetta Lein

We are all in the same struggle, we are all in this together. Simonetta Lein Gay, straight, white, black, Latino: when someone suffers a part of us ...

Glitter and Be Gay, Gay, Gay!

George Heymont | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices
George Heymont

Once upon a time, the biggest threat a heterosexual could imagine coming from a gay man would be that someone would break into his apartment and rearr...

How a Young Londoner Escaped Radical Islam

Rodney Wilson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

Sohail is not yet 30, so he has many years ahead to help build a more peaceful and loving world. His future is limitless and unknown. What is known is this: Sohail's past as a young Londoner who escaped radical Islam is behind him and now he's doing everything he can to help others do the same.

Groundbreaking Program Encourages College And Professional Sports Leaders to be LGBT Inclusive

Eric Lueshen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Lueshen

"The athletic community is ready for a cultural shift as many of us know or love someone who identifies as LGBT."

Christian Extremists Praise Anti-LGBT Violence After Orlando Because Every Religion Has Radicals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices

It's been 10 days since a gunman shot his way into a queer nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where he massacred 49 people and injured dozens of others. A...

It's Not The Thought That Counts

Gabby Beckford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Gabby Beckford

As many rally in support of those affected by these social issues, there are still those who sit quietly. Those who may believe in a cause or have an opinion, but choose not use their voice.

Elizabeth Keener Talks New Web Series "Skirtchasers" and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Keener plays Robyn Samuels who is freshly single after a break-up with her long time girlfriend the day before their wedding. As Robyn deals with mending her broken heart she realizes her issues with commitment go way back to her father after the split of her parents.

Author Kirk Frederick Recalls LGBTQ Marvel And 'Male Actress' Charles Pierce In Passionate New Book

Greg Archer | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

This year will be remembered for many things, maniacal political ramblings among them, however as 2016 rolls into its soul-stirring second half, we're...

Don't Let Orlando Scare You Back In The Closet

Desirae Hoover | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Desirae Hoover

It's 2:22 a.m. at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Omar Mateen, 29, has already shot over 11 innocent club goers. He is on the phone with a 911 di...

The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass-acre

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

The young men and women who sought holy communion at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida ended up participating in their own mass and sacrifice. T...

Outpouring Of LGBT, Muslim Groups Sign Statement Against Bigotry

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion

In the wake of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, LGBT and Muslim groups have come together with the message that "love is stro...

Pulse Is The LGBT Community's Challenger

Karen Topham | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Topham

Sunday, I didn't need video to confirm the stories. The scene has become sickeningly familiar to us all. And yes, it's still very personal.

Pride In Love

Rance Collins | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The LGBT community suffered one of the most heinous displays of hate our country has ever witnessed. Many would react with anger, and justifiably so. It was love, though, that swept over LA on that cool, cloudy June morning.

Then Why Hide Taylor Schilling?

Sue Carswell | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Carswell

I once wrote she had the freedom to not tell us anything about her personal life. But that was over a year ago, and now I simply want her to commit.