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Am I the Only Lesbian Who Didn't Love 'Carol?'

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

This was the beginning of something explosive that had the potential to move me to tears, to arousal, to the moon and back. And then it didn't.

Taking Advantage of the Winter Break: How GSA Sponsors Can Use Winter Break to Renew, Reflect and Re-Energize

Desiree Raught | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Desiree Raught

The holiday break presents us GSA sponsors with the chance to rewind, reflect, and renew, and that's exactly what I plan to do. I plan to renew my commitment to my students, my school, and my community while taking advantage of the much needed two-week holiday break.

"These White Gay Guys Are Coming to Take All Our Jobs." Workplace Discrimination in the Mayor's Office

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

James Felton Keith went back to his hometown of Detroit to help rebuild the city after it went bankrupt. On his first day working in the new mayor's office, a colleague was giving him a tour of the office when two gay men walked by and were introduced. After they left, James was shocked at what he heard from his colleague:

Beyond Marriage: Equality May Change Your Financial Future Too

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

No matter what, the numbers don't lie, legal recognition of our relationships is paramount to having a healthy financial life now and a truly secure and happy retirement later.

Federal Funding Is Not a Form of Religious Liberty

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

Church-related universities can choose to believe what they want and practice their faith in whatever ways they choose. What they should not be able to is to do is to discriminate against transgender, lesbian, and gay students and staff and receive federal benefits while so doing.

Diversity: The Cause and Solution to All of Life's Problems

Josh Rivedal | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

I admit the title of this post was a bit over the top (okay, way over the top). I feel like when most people hear the word "diversity," they think...

Lose Them the Way You Find Them

Josh Sabarra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Sabarra

"If you weren't married," I said, "I would be all over you." Our chemistry was undeniable, and gone were the days that I kept my feelings bottled up. Whatever was between us had to be acknowledged because the butterflies in my stomach refused to settle down.

We Need To Decriminalize Sex Work In The U.S.

Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan

We must end the criminalization of all people who work in the sex trade in order to end this violence. Laws punishing people who engage in sex work serve only to worsen the violence and economic hardships of transgender people already struggling to survive.

Kate Clinton Talks 2015 LGBT Year End Review (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Kate Clinton our favorite political humorist for our seventh annual LGBT year end review and chat about what 2016 will bring.

Being Trans By Being Yourself

Quora | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

I once told my therapist: "I'd rather live my life as a funny looking woman than try to exist another day as a man.

Courageous Conversation With K.T. Martin

Derrick De Lise | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

K.T. Martin Dealing with a LGBTQIA+ identity within any of the segments of Christianity is rarely, if ever, easy. There are an ever-growing number o...

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Why Watch the GOP Presidential Debate? Drag Queens Sum It Up for You in a Song

Rachel Kinsey Sicks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rachel Kinsey Sicks

Why suffer through a 2-hour Republican Presidential debate when instead you can suffer through a 2-minute song by The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet?

Christmas Isn't for Queers

NOTCHES | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With the emergence of gay liberation such expressions of sadness and loss faded from view, replaced, at least publicly, with more politically "useful" feelings of righteous anger and pride. But the queer holiday blues have persisted.

Mom Updates Tattoo Of Transgender Son To 'Fully Represent Who He Is'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It was an “easy” touch-up, transforming an old tattoo into something new, but for one Canadian couple, the change represented a sh...

The Hidden History of Gay Purges in Colleges

Margaret A. Nash | Posted 12.13.2015 | College
Margaret A. Nash

The history of gays and lesbians on campuses, as either faculty or students, in the pre-McCarthy years has yet to be written. Our research is beginning to change that.

LGBTQ/GNC Climate Activists in Paris

Laurie Kaufman | Posted 12.13.2015 | Impact
Laurie Kaufman

Although attending NGOs represent women, indigenous groups, youth, labor, faith, and human rights, if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or gender nonconforming (LGBTQ/GNC) you will be hard-pressed to find formal green alliances.

To LGBTQ+ Young People: 10 Things to Know About Unsupportive Parents

Laurin Mayeno | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurin Mayeno

One day we'll live in a world where supporting all of our children is a no-brainer. For now, many LGBTQ+ people have to deal parents and caregivers who aren't so supportive. If this is your situation, my heart goes out to you. You deserve better. You deserve to be loved unconditionally for who you are.

Transphobia Leads to Suicide -- End of Story

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

Compassion needs to be the illuminating force that ends the violence and harassment. No one has the right to accost someone else -- for any reason, and certainly not for being true to themselves.

10 Quick Tips That Can Save L.A. Lives in a Disaster

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

"Don't get scared - get prepared," says Los Angeles-based disaster preparedness teacher, Deidra Dwyer, who adds that despite Southern California being...

How Female-Founded Siren Is Changing the Online Dating Game

Kelley Calkins | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Kelley Calkins

What does it take to reinvent online dating, creating a space that's at once safe for participants of all gender identities and facilitates a continuous stream of successful matches?

2015: A Year in Review

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Beth Maxwell

As 2015 draws to a close, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organizatio...

Regarding 2015: Dr. King and the Notorious RBG Got it Right

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lorri L. Jean

Were you as confused as I was by the November elections? Salt Lake City--home to the worldwide headquarters of the Mormon Church--not only elected on...

'Transparent' Creator Comes Out, Reveals How New Partner Inspires Show Storylines

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Transparent" show creator Jill Soloway came out during an interview with the New Yorker in the Dec. 14 issue.   Soloway is currently dat...

Still Catholic?

J. Michael McMahon | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
J. Michael McMahon

As a life-long Catholic, the Lord's table remains central to my experience and understanding of the Church. As a gay Christian and ordained minister, I am deeply grateful to be part of a community of Disciples who proclaim insistently that "we welcome all to the Lord's table as the Lord has welcomed us."