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Sounding off with Glass Battles

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Kenyth Mogan

In a time where it seems every musical trend seems to be piggy-backing from artist to artist, it's refreshing to see those with a less definable, more...

Where There's Smoke There's Fire: Trump's Campaign Is Burning

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There has always been a truth to the idiom 'where there is smoke there is fire' and Donald Trump's statements and actions seem to be fanning a huge blaze. His entire campaign, as evidenced by the Republican convention, is geared to incite the worst in the American people and to scare them into voting for him.

After Pride -- The Importance Of Creating A Strong Online Community Of LGBT Professionals

Aritha Wickramasinghe | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Aritha Wickramasinghe

Happening less than a fortnight before Pride celebrations kicked off in the Northern hemisphere, it dawned on many that, although Pride was important to highlight equality and identity, the annual celebration was wholly inadequate to deal with the complex issues faced by the LGBT community across the world.

LGBT Buying Power Closer To One Trillion Dollars

Louis Chesney | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Chesney

Buying power is important for businesses and marketers when considering the strength and the potential impact of reaching LGBT consumers through cause marketing, branding campaigns, public affairs strategies and other corporate partnerships with the leaders in the LGBT community.

Comic-Con: Saving The World, One Transgender Trope At A Time

Mikki del Monico | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

We all too often find caricatures that neither upend nor destabilize these tropes. Instead, they serve to further a lack of understanding and acceptance of the transgender community.

Anti-LGBTQ Activists Are Beginning To Realize 'We Don't Win Anymore'

Steve Sanders | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Sanders

The convention thus highlighted an important political and social trend: the religious right's decades-long culture war against LGBTQ people has finally lost its power and relevance, even with much of the Republican base.

Why Is The 'Gay Lifestyle' So Tiring?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices

For years, the term “gay lifestyle” has infiltrated discussions of the LGBT community. In the first installment of the nine-part Indonesian web se...

LGBT Teens: Shunned, Alone, and On the Streets

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Eugene K. Chow

Sometimes kids can be so cruel. “You’re a disgusting abomination. You make me want to vomit in my mouth. I should have the right to kill you. Go t...

Mental Health: Let's Talk About Culture, Race And Ethnicity

Mary Giliberti | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

It can be a mouthful to say in a conversation: Minority Mental Health Awareness Monthly (MMHAM). During its annual observance in July, I'm also someti...

LGBT Bigotry And The Steep Fall Of Mike Pence

Nadine Smith | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Nadine Smith

His embrace of anti-LGBT legislation cost the state's economy millions and took him from a potential Presidential contender to a Governor no longer assured re-election.

Withdrawing Title IX Exemption: The Curious Case of Pepperdine University

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

Pepperdine has had a long history of being an unwelcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people, including being listed...

Voters Can Choose U.S. Forecast: Bright Or Falling Skies

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The dark and treacherous skies Donald Trump invoked at the Republican National Convention last week have lifted as Democrats begin their meeting in Philly today with a healthy dose of optimism.

The LGBT Community Has the Power

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Shawn VanDiver

As we all wind down from another safe and successful Pride weekend in San Diego, I can’t help but think about how the LGBT community has the power t...

The Pride Series-Asbury Park, N.J.

Michael Cook | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

While the LGBT community can be ultra welcoming, it can sometimes have a reputation for being, shall we say, "divisive" at times, sometimes making it a tad harder for the bears, the lesbians and the circuit queens to all play nicely within the same ultra colorful sandbox. The one place that has managed to bring them all together almost seamlessly is Asbury Park NJ.

Dealing With Hate as a Trans Opinion Vlogger

Delia Melody | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

As a trans opinion vlogger with a focus on social justice, I can tell you, haters come with the territory. Every time I check my comments on YouTube, ...

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How The NBA Made The Political Personal In North Carolina

Ashland Johnson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Ashland Johnson

The NBA has drawn the line in the sand for the sports community. The ramifications of anti-LGBT laws like HB2 are very real and cut deeply.

NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out Of Charlotte Over 'Bathroom Bill'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports

It’s happened: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), otherwise known as th...

Nadine Smith CEO Equality Florida Talks Life After Orlando Massacre (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked to Nadine about moving forward after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre and her spin on our LGBT issues.

LGBT Older Adults Face Unique Legal Hurdles

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Vanessa Barrington, Communications Director, Justice for Aging, and Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice for Aging Legal services organizations p...

Coming Out As Non-Binary

Gabriel Coppersan | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabriel Coppersan

Up until recently, I identified strictly as a binary transgender man. When I first started out, my knowledge was relatively limited and I thought that...

We Mourn And Then We Dance: Lessons In LGBT Resilience From Israel To The U.S.

Arthur Slepian | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Arthur Slepian

The American LGBT community can learn from the Israeli experience and its resilience in the face of tragedy.

These Mormons Deserve The Applause

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

As an LGBT+ ally, I feel it is important to make sure that I remember I don't take attention away from the LGBT+ Mormons who are the real heroes, facing rejection and condemnation on a daily basis. So if you applaud in public or in private, please let it be for these people and not for me.

Is My New Short Film Reflecting Adrianne

Michael Angelo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Angelo

It has been said that when we create art we create it in the image of ourselves. My new short film Reflecting Adrianne is deeply personal to me, which...

Frankly My Dear... Gay Men Marry Straight Women! Here's Why!

Rick Clemons | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides forward for LGBTQ rights, there's still a dirty little societal secret getting brushed under the rug.

What Happened During My First Year On Testosterone

Henry Pickavet | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Henry Pickavet

My role, as defined by the virtue of my identities, is much larger than what fits in my syringe each week. I wear it on my body and express it on my tongue. And I do it for those who came long before me and for those voices who have yet to be, or can't be, heard.