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Jonathan D. Lovitz Talks NGLCC Palm Springs Event And LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

The event brings over 1,000 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders and government officials from across the country and globally. There are also fabulous special events including a performance by legendary singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge.

One Father's Inspiring Fight Against Homophobia (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Avelino Mendes wants the world to know that having an LGBT son or daughter might just be the greatest joy in the world. When Avelino Mendes's eldes...

A Trans Perspective on Queer Unity on the Two Month Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

Delia Melody | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Looking back, it’s hard to believe it’s already been two months since the homophobic massacre in Orlando. Here in Pensacola, just 8 hours away, it...

An Open Letter To The Daily Beast And Nico Hines

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Everyone around you starts asking questions you weren't prepared to answer. Your reaction and feelings are valid. You have been wronged.  What I just described is exactly what you did to the LGBT athletes at the Olympics in Rio. 

DJ Joe Gauthreaux: 'If We're In the Position To Do So, We Should All Want To Help'

Michael Cook | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

While many comments that have been made about the Pulse nightclub events have been unbelievably profound, DJ Joe Gauthreaux repeats a quote that sums ...

CDC: ‘Significant health disparities exist between LGB and heterosexual youth.’

Tim Rymel | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Tim Rymel

The Centers for Disease Control released a new report, on August 12, 2016, which, for the first time, estimates the number of lesbian, gay, and bisexu...

Couple Hosts Stunning Marie Antoinette Celebration To Honor Orlando

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices

When Mark Traverso and Conor Walton began planning their one-year wedding anniversary party, they knew they wanted to transport their friends and fami...

Rediscovering God In Our LGBTQ Siblings

Marie Alford-Harkey | Posted 08.15.2016 | Religion
Marie Alford-Harkey

We can counter hateful rhetoric with religious messages of love and celebration, as people are doing in Orlando Thursday and Friday. And we can continue to draw on our faith to push us to elect policymakers and enact legislation that helps create a more just world for everyone.

Against North Carolina's HB2 Law: Mental Health And Discrimination Cannot Co-Exist

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.

Those of us who are concerned with healthy minds and the social conditions that support them should always permit ourselves the freedom to get out from under the legacy of past mistakes.

Why The Record Number Of Out LGBT Athletes Competing In Rio Matters

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

At the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, I wrote about the record number of out LGBT athletes competing in Rio for It’s an incre...

The United States Military: Future Challenges And Opportunities

Tania Bradkin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As military spending comprises the majority of the United States budget and there are correlations between politics, history, war, the economy, econom...

YouTube Star Was Allegedly Detained In Dubai Airport Because She's Trans

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

YouTube star and makeup artist Gigi Gorgeous was allegedly detained at the Dubai Airport because she is transgender. TMZ broke the story that Gigi ha...

What It Means To Be A Gay Teen In A Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Community

Leah Lax | Posted 08.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Leah Lax

LGBTQ+ kids in fundamentalist societies have secrets to keep from a young age. They feel different when everyone around them is supposed to be the same. They are often shy, insecure, and crave love, and have no one in whom to confide.

How This Tiny Swimsuit Helps An Olympian Promote LGBT Visibility

Jim Key | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Key

"I want the next generation of athletes who advance through swimming's world rankings to feel safe and comfortable being themselves."

DJ/Remixer Drew G-Putting The "Dirty Pop" Back Into Music

Michael Cook | Posted 08.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

Drew G has gone from the smaller rooms of New York City and had a stratospheric ride, spinning for some of the biggest crowds and at some of the biggest venues in the world.

Catholics And The Democratic 'Big Tent'

Stephen Seufert | Posted 08.08.2016 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

As a Catholic, I've largely crafted my political beliefs through my Christian sense of morality, justice, and mercy. I understand and accept my Catholic beliefs will sometimes conflict with America's pluralistic civil society. Can the supposed big tent of the Democratic Party accept and embrace the kind of liberalism which truly acknowledges, respects, and coexists with Catholics who genuinely hold a variety of opposing viewpoints?

Mike Pence Is Radically Anti-Public Health

Akash Goel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Akash Goel

In terms of policy, understanding, and regard for public health -- Mike Pence is by all counts an unmitigated disaster.

Skylar Kergil Opens Up On The Vulnerabilities of Being Trans

Frank Macri | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Macri

Skylar Kergil is a 25-year-old poet, musician, YouTuber and writer. Skylar is also a transgender man. Back when he started transitioning during his se...

Our Complicity. Silence = Death.

Duncan Maru | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

Silence = Death. This is perhaps the single most important equation I learned in medical school. It was not taught to me by my professors, but rather ...

Trump: Racist, Misogynist And... LGBTQ Ally?

Gays With Kids | Posted 08.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

Even the most casual observers of American politics should recognize how peculiar this is: rather than using LGBTQ individuals and their children as political fodder -- as the rightwing has been doing for decades to turn out their base -- the man sitting atop the 2016 Republican ticket actually seems to be courting our vote.

Cleveland Pride Was Just Restored. And It Rocks.

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 08.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

Let’s get the salacious part out of the way: We still don’t really know why the Cleveland Pride parade, rally and festival were abruptly canceled ...

"Ma Chérie" - A perspective on trans womanhood in the male gaze

Mischa Haider | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Mischa Haider

“Ma Chérie” is a short film depicting moments in the life of a trans woman seen through the eyes of a straight, cisgender man. He speaks to the a...

Dear Pope: ‘Gender cannot be taught’

Tim Rymel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

Speaking to a group of Catholic Bishops in Poland, the Guardian reported, Pope Francis told them schools are teaching children that gender can be a ch...

Director Ray Yeung Talks New Film 'Front Cover' And LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Filmmaker Ray Yeung about his new feature "Front Cover" a bittersweet dramatic comedy that addresses the Asian American experience with humor, irony and insight.

I'm With Her-On-Her!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Radio host Rush Limbaugh wants you to believe that the LGBT community is shallow, stupid, and sex-driven. When old photos of a nude Melania Trump wer...