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Nepal's New Constitution Leads Region in LGBTI Rights

Tracy Fehr | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Tracy Fehr

In the midst of earthquake reconstruction and political violence in the country's south, Nepal's new constitution provides a reason for many citizens to celebrate -- particularly its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Speaks to 'Human Rights Campaign': HRC to HRC

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

As we in our own community strive to be more inclusive, it was encouraging to hear Clinton speak of the need for inclusiveness in government, the military and society as a whole.

Hillary Clinton Promotes Gay Rights As Pillar Of 2016 Bid

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

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Jonathan Richards | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

"...and I sail off to thunderous applause"

Tori Amos's Feminist Fairytale Musical

David Michael Conner | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
David Michael Conner

Nothing else sounded like it then, and nothing sounds like it now: inspired piano-and-harpsichord-based southern gothic rock epics don't come along often. Many critics were confused by it; many of her fans consider it one of her masterworks.

We Must Fight Homophobia In Tunisia

Magdalena Mughrabi | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Magdalena Mughrabi

With this emerging space for public debate on LGBTI rights, Tunisia finally seems to be making small steps --small, but essential-- in the right direction, creating flickers of hope.

How Gay and Lesbian Couples Make Marriage Better

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Now that marriage equality is the law of the land and LGBT couples can get married in every state--and have their marriage recognized in every state--let's talk about the radical new possibilities for living, learning, and loving together.

Librarian Creates 'Books for Kids in Gay Families' Website

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

When I discovered that my book, Rumplepimple, had been included in the Books for Kids in Gay Families list I was first thrilled, and then intrigued. I decided to ask her a few questions about how the whole thing came about. Here are her responses

Nick Jonas Explains Why He Keeps Choosing Gay Roles

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Nick Jonas has played two young gay men on TV this year, but the 23-year-old actor says there's more to what motivates his choices than a character's...

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As an atheist and as an LGBT activist, this seems like a good thing. The faster conservative religion is overwhelmingly seen as mean, crazy, violent, hateful, misogynistic and anti-science, the faster we as a society can move on.

Jennifer Finney Boylan Talks Transgender Equality and Honored By GLAD (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with Jennifer Finney Boylan, the first best-selling transgender author in the U.S. whose writings, teachings and activism have significantly illuminated and articulated the transgender experience.

Supporting Hillary Can Be Exhausting But Is Totally Worth It

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What is exhausting is debating someone whom you respect who says "I like Hillary" but finds every reason not to defend her against even specious attacks or be willing to speak out when they agree with her.

The True Meaning Of Patriotism

Bill Konigsberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Bill Konigsberg

To be a true patriot, we must love the clashes of culture, race, national origin, sexual orientation, class, politics, ideology, and religion. We must relish the fact that this country will never be united, because these clashes are in many cases unsolvable. I think the key may be to embrace the chaos.

One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure

Craig Stewart | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

An excerpt from my book, "One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure."

Mona Scott-Young, End Your Tired Gay Black Male Stereotypes on Love & Hip Hop

Ernest Owens | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

I can no longer support and fund the "rich fool" that Mona Scott-Young continues to be. She has exploited nearly every subset our community with no sign of ever stopping or apologizing. As a fan of what I once though was a "guilty pleasure" has now become simply guilt.

Kim Davis: The Difference Between Religious Freedom and Discrimination

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

I have no problem with Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis. There, I said it. Today was much more eventful than I thought it would be. People are wondering how I feel about this private meeting. Well, I will tell you. It does not bother me that he met with her.

Why Did Pope Francis Meet With County Clerk Kim Davis?

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

In meeting with a lightning-rod figure who has been embraced by two of the most conservative Republican candidates for president, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, the Pope of Inclusiveness has alienated many who were just starting to feel more included in the Church.

Transgender Teen Left 'Speechless' After Mom's Big Surprise

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices

After months of waiting, a transgender teen’s request to legally change her name was finally approved. To celebrate the big moment, her mom orga...

Hillary Clinton Fumed About Changing Passports For Same-Sex Parents In 2011

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton was furious about a 2011 State Department decision to replace the words "mother" and "father" with gender-neutral ...

Dear Matt Damon,

Harry Cook | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

Perhaps instead of a world where actors need to keep quiet about who they love, we could start a movement where people just accept that everyone is different and that's ok.

Watch What Happened When Equality New Mexico Transformed Its Board of Directors

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Equality New Mexico's Board was mostly white, mostly male and mostly cisgender. With thoughtful consideration, extraordinary dedication, open hearts and a willingness to learn, they switched from a "recruitment model" to an "attraction model."

Tactless Medical Staff Are Scaring Trans Patients Out of E.R.

Vocativ | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices

After he waited for several hours, another staff member repeatedly called Brandon James "Ms. James," even after being corrected. "She was blatantly being disrespectful," he says. Ultimately, James left without even seeing a doctor -- and that's a huge issue.

The Rapid Rise Of Truvada's Popularity

Vocativ | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices

A recent study of 600 men who use PrEP found that none had acquired HIV--though many subjects reported a decrease in condom use during the same period and half had contracted different STDs.

The Art of a Good Con

Scott Terry | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

The further the con went, the deeper involved I became and the less willing I was to voice my concerns. Hossain had found the art of a good con.

After the "Summer of Trans," Is It Time for T to Break Away from LGB?

Adam Lewis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Lewis

While neither sexuality nor identity should be subject to any form of discrimination, shouldn't this nuanced-yet-not-insignificant distinction be reflected in the way these groups advocate?