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Fun Home and the Gift of Being Out

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home, begins and ends with a child, Alison, demanding that her father play "airplane" with her. In between those bookending moments we see Alison grow up, come out as a lesbian, and take flight as a lover, while her father sinks into the closet as a gay man.

Filmmakers, Matthew Breen and John Waters Talk LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In the first installment of my exclusive two-part audio montage series, I talked with gay and straight filmmakers at the 17th annual Provincetown International Film Festival.

The Marriage Movement's Secret Weapon: Radical Cooperation

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Thalia Zepatos

There is no doubt in our minds that we would not be where we are today if so many organizations hadn't decided to put aside proprietary rules and treat each other not as competitors for donors, credit, or a scoop but rather as partners in a single mission--one that we could only win by working together.

Ten Awesome LGBT Activist Heroes You Need to Celebrate This Pride Month

Cheryl Yanek | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Cheryl Yanek

Here are the activists who have helped us get here. LGBT people are still not fully equal under the law, but these 10 amazing individuals took great strides to get us a little bit closer.

Pinch me

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Zach Carter

History Does Not Support Clarence Thomas' Weird Reasoning | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia may have penned the most colorful dissent to Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, but his...

The Right Side of History

Paul Emerich France | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Paul Emerich France

Today when you're celebrating, I ask you do the same. Reflect on the times you've caught your own ignorance, remember what you've learned from those moments, and laud the progress that we've made for the sake of the future.

Love Wins Over And Over Again In Tearjerking YouTube Compilation

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

To celebrate Pride Month and today's historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, YouTube released a beautiful video that celebrates the LGBT c...

Beyond Sex: What Is Gay?

James Owens | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
James Owens

Defining and embracing a true gay culture, which goes well beyond sexuality, is the next stage. We see organizations like gay softball leagues, gay choirs, and gay running clubs. They are institutions meant to build strength and support between one another because we do share so much in common and we understand what it took to become who we are more than anyone else.

My Prideful List of Favorites and Recommendations

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I have been ruminating over what to write in honor of LGBTQIA Pride. I wanted to put out some long overdue favorite people, artists, reviews, and recommendations for fiction and music. The following list and thoughts are in no particular order of rank or preference.

What's Missing From the Marriage Decision

Adam Winkler | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Adam Winkler

While those of us who support marriage equality are right to rejoice, there remains one thing missing from Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion: he refused (once again) to say that all laws that discriminate against LGBT people are subject to heightened judicial scrutiny.

LOVE WINS: These Marriage Equality Reactions Are Giving Us ALL The Feels

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality, making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. Check out the Internet's best reactions to...

This Is The Incredible Story Of A Trans Woman And Her Wife Adopting A Trans Teen

Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If there was ever a couple who truly Let Love Define Family, it's Lauryn and Kerry Farris of San Antonio, Texas. Married as a cisgender straight coupl...

The First Play About the Community History of A.A.

Ben Rimalower | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Ben Rimalower

Alcoholics Anonymous is turning 80 this year and its 14th International Conference will take place over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend in Atlanta, GA.

Antonia Blumberg

What Pagans Can Teach The World About Transgender Acceptance | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion

Members of the transgender and queer communities and their allies take to the streets in San Francisco Friday for the annual Trans March. Among them w...

Stonewalls, an LGBTQI Civil Rights Anthem, Comes Out of the Closet

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Sometimes things just come together in a rather uncanny way. In 1998 I performed Stonewalls, my original LGBTQI Civil Rights Anthem, for the first time as part of a concert I gave in Hollywood.

Gay Man Recalls Homophobic Nurse Trying to Sabotage Baby's Adoption by Him and His Partner (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-06-25-1435271017-7457709-2015062414351739227415368AndyMillersmall.jpgWhile the birth mother was resting with the baby, Andy and his partner took a break from the hospital to get some food. When they returned from eating, they had a flurry of phone messages from the mother, crying and urging them to get back soon. A nurse had been questioning her about her decision to let a gay couple adopt her baby.

Alcohol Companies at L.A. Pride Leave a Bitter Taste

Daniel Kort | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel Kort

Perhaps when police brutality ends, when trans murders stop, and when alcoholism is no longer a problem plaguing our community, it'll be time to have a party. For now, I won't be supporting alcohol companies' unethical attempt to take advantage of me or my community. Cheers.

Henry Arango: At 87, A Witness To Stonewall Riots and Six Decades of Gay History

Chuck Gomez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

"I'm glad to have lived long enough to see all the changes," he says gesturing with his hands. "Sometimes I've been angry because we (gays, lesbians, transgenders) are human beings. We're entitled to the same rights as everyone."

The Future of the LGBT Movement May Involve Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoltan Istvan

In the future, transhumanist technology and science will compliment the LGBT movement and help push it forward in the face of continued social oppression and closed-mindedness.

Dear Supreme Court, Our Daughter Is Watching

Sarah R. Boonin | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah R. Boonin

There are countless gay couples who, by virtue of their zip codes, have sat on the sidelines of this revolution. Send a message that families like ours have value.

An L.A. Model in New York

Jill Shomer | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Jill Shomer

Courtney McCullough wearing Negative Underwear, Soho, New York City; photo by Jill Shomer I recently had the opportunity to photograph Courtney McC...

The Case of the Sultry Mountie: Doing Family History Queerly

NOTCHES | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

We are unlikely ever to uncover the 'truth' of Cic's sexual identity. But engaging with Cic' allows us to think about the past differently, and also to engage with the present. For queer men and women today, it's critical to see that there is a queer history, even if they don't map precisely onto today's understandings of LGBT.

Don't Blame the Bible

Cindy Abel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

It's the dishonesty that irks me. Those, who in the name of God, are propagating prejudice. And their parishioners, who claim to believe the Bible but haven't read more than an isolated verse without context and repeat what they're told if it supports their biases.

Why I Decided to Attach My Business to the Happy Hippie Foundation

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Johnathan Cardillo

The cause was something that hit close to home. The Happy Hippie Foundation works to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. I'm proud to say that I'm me... and I'm part of the LGBT community.