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Cara Delevingne Says She's Gay Because She's Too Crazy For Men

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

When I first heard that professional eyebrows Cara Delevingne was on the cover of Vogue talking openly about her relationship with St. Vincent's Annie Clark, I thought, "Awesome! We need more queer cover girls!" Then I read it. And sighed a deep, painful sigh.

Debunking the Crazy Homophobic Claims About the Equality Act

Matt Baume | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express.

A Failure to Listen

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This past week I was at the Netroots Nation 2015 conference. In the past, this has been one of my favorite progressive events, full of both energy and positivity. This year the theme was intersectionality within the LGBT movement. I am forced to report that we are failing at it. Horribly.

Queer People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept queer people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people.

Why Obama Shouldn't Take Kenyan Welcome For Granted

Brian Dooley | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Kenya's troubles shouldn't be minimized. Its civil society is under fierce attack from its government. Its refugee and Muslim communities are scapegoated for terrorist attacks. Its LGBT people are at serious risk. And its security forces are chronically undermined by corruption.

How Ritual Baths Present Obstacles Of Inclusion For Transgender Jews

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Converting to Judaism about a year ago, a transgender man in Washington, D.C., asked his rabbi a pointed question about the last step in the pr...

The Gay Marriage Ruling And A Fight To Make Ohio and America Whole

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Anti-LGBT bullying and job and housing bias persist in America's heartland, as do misguided drives by some extremists to give bigotry justified by religion the force of law. But even they see the writing on the wall. The days of the gay exception are numbered.

Mental Illness, Societal Oppression, and My Rebuttal to Bruce Levine

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
J Nelson Aviance

In a recent piece posted on Salon.com, Bruce E. Levine made the bold statement that: For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely tol...

Rick Santorum Regrets Remarks Comparing Homosexuality To Bestiality

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Let's Talk About (Gay) Sex

Janson Wu | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

One of the fundamental reasons why people are prejudiced against gay people is because they are uncomfortable with the idea of two people of the same sex having sex. Psychological studies have shown for decades that we as a society are deeply uncomfortable, and at times disgusted, by same-sex sexuality, and in particular gay male sexuality.

Why 180+ LGBT Leaders Are Headed to North Carolina

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

Progress hasn't come easily, and there are many challenges ahead of us. That's why LGBT advocates from the state-based equality movement will convene in Charlotte this week for Equality Federation Institute's annual Summer Meeting, hosted by Federation member Equality North Carolina.

Spewing Hate: I Support My Ex-Pastor's First Amendment Rights

Chris Sosa | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

He's not being persecuted, we're just both taking part in a time-honored practice called free speech. It's protected, and there's not a single reason to believe anyone is going to stop you or me from stating exactly what's on our minds unless we cross into the zones of harassment or personal defamation.

How Bea Arthur Became a Champion for Homeless LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

I thank you Bea, for flying across the country into the cold, to help us protect our youths. I thank you for your compassionate heart and your noble spirit. I thank you for recognizing that LGBT youths are deserving of love, and speaking out for them.

American Christianity Has Been Hijacked

Mikah Meyer | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Mikah Meyer

Why has American Christianity become known for the pain it causes? Let American Christianity stop being known as a religion that hurts, as a faith focused on what we're against, and instead let them know we are Christians by our love.

Kingdom Star Nick Jonas Attends LGBT Film Fest; Outfest 2015 Award Winners Announced

Nicholas Snow | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Outfest -- the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen - has announced the award winners of its 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, presented by HBO.

Gay Priest Fired From Chaplain Job Asks Pope To Meet LGBT Catholics In U.S.

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion

(RNS) In May, the Rev. Warren Hall was abruptly dismissed from his position as the popular campus chaplain at Seton Hall University in New Jersey...

Why Bail Reform Should Be an LGBT Movement Priority

Chase Strangio | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chase Strangio

Once in prison, our community members face horrific rates of abuse. From sexual assault to deliberate withholding of needed medical care to the brutality of long-term isolation, these abuses have too-long lurked in the shadows of our advocacy efforts.

I am a Christian. You Are Something Else.

Scott Terry | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Scott Terry

We both go to church. We both believe in Jesus. I am a Christian. You are something else. Such is the message I often hear from organized religion, and as a gay man and ex-fundamentalist, I find it divisive and presumptuous.

Same-Sex Couple In Hillary Clinton's Launch Video Gets Married

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

One of the same-sex couples featured in Hillary Clinton's presidential launch video married in Chicago on Sunday. In the video, which Clinton rel...

Ghost in the Machine

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I would agree to second and third dates with men I knew weren't going to go the distance. For the longest time, I believed that settling for a lopsided equation was the best I could do; after all, it wouldn't be easy to meet a man who wanted me, imperfections and all.

The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 ...

4 Things You Have to Find Out the Hard Way When You Transition

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Did you enjoy massages? Going to the gym? Using bathrooms? Sitting in the jacuzzi naked? Guess what? This has just become more complicated.

The Brave New World of Gender Pioneers

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I think it's so important in this time of rapid change and fast social media that we remember how new all of this is to most people.

Gay Marriage, as a Civil Right, Does Not Violate Religious Liberty

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Christine Stoddard

There are many versions of Christianity. My favorite version is that of hippie Jesus: God is love, pure and simple. I hope that love will continue to win.

'Wizzer Pizzer' Is Entertaining and the Perfect Production for Seattle's Capitol Hill

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

Theatre22's latest production Wizzer Pizzer is an offbeat, timely, enjoyable journey down an LGBT Yellow Brick Road. The play uses The Wizard of Oz as its foundation with the Dorothy character played by Eric Mulholland as a transsexual man struggling with his identity.