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Equality Is Not Special Privilege -- Here's The Difference

Ali Owens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Ali Owens

Simply put, oppressed groups that fight for social change aren't looking for a role-reversal; they're just looking for equal treatment. It's as easy as that.

It Honestly Does Get Better

Marion Leary | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

From 1983-1991, my twin sister and I were relegated to a Catholic elementary school. For us, this felt like a fate worse than death...obviously it was...

Black Gay Men Will End AIDS in Their Community

Ace Robinson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ace Robinson

The majority of the statistics that are/were reality for Black gay men are out of their direct control. We have minimal impact on the environment in which we are raised and the types of prejudice we face during an interview or in the Board Room. But today, one of those predicted hurdles that must be continually overcome can be crossed off the list.

13 Ways to Protest the New Policy for Active Mormons

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I feel that those who remain within the church can respectfully protest this policy and in doing so, can help LGBT members who are still in the pews, some of them out and some of them not.

What Is the Big Deal With Coming Out as Queer?

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

Every single millennial coming out as Queer who possesses a lackadaisical who cares attitude can do so because of the courage, bravery and tenacity of previous generations of the LGBTQ community, the OG's.

8 Things I Wish My Straight Girl Friends Knew About My Bisexuality

Amy Salz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Salz

I feel like my straight friends don't really understand what I mean when I tell them I'm bisexual. For the record, I wanted to spell it all out. Yes, I am bisexual. No, I'm not just going through a phase, and I'm not confused.

Johnny Depp Opens Up About His Daughter Coming Out As Sexually Fluid

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

Johnny Depp wasn't shocked when his teenage daughter, Lily Rose, came out as sexually fluid this August. "She’s got thousands of followers on s...

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

PrEP & Black Gay Men: Practicing What Your Preach by Taking Your Own Medicine

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Have you ever looked at your life and realized that you are, in one way or another, just a statistic? Growing up as a Black gay man in America, you are inundated with statistics about who you are.

No, Kirk Franklin, I Don't Accept Your Disingenuous Apology

Chris Sosa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Sosa

I love gospel music. I love the tradition from which it speaks. Gospel is the music of emancipation, using religious language to demand an end to racial oppression and fight for equality.

Migguel Anggelo Talks New CD, Upcoming Show and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In a similar genre to Justin Vivian Bond, Migguel has created a brand new production under Obie Award-winning director, David Drake which addresses his thoughts through music on national pride and a belief for a better future.F"

3 Beginners Steps to Starting a Campus LGBT Group

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Sierra Vandervort

For students looking to make their campuses more LGBT friendly, here are a few helpful starter tips.

Remembering Transgender Lives Lost to Violence

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

We shall remember them and honor their fight -- and tragic death -- for living their authentic selves.

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

Queer Voices: Do I Sound Gay? Does It Matter?

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

What's so interesting about the gay voice is that it's a primary indicator that we as beings are more complex than we physically appear to be.

Ukraine: Stop Harassing Us Over Oppressed Minorities --- We're Too Busy Fighting Russia

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the wake of Maidan, many within the LGBT community feel betrayed by the very revolution which they helped to spearhead.

Does 'Gaydar' Work? Yes, and in Just 50 Milliseconds

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

Is "Gaydar" real? For a very long time I didn't think so. I simply assumed it was people keying on silly stereotypes, and I hate when people do that. So to me it was simple: With no snap judgements, there is no gaydar.

Faith Calls Us To Be Courageous in Our Love

Marie Alford-Harkey | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Marie Alford-Harkey

As religion continues to be misused to support discrimination and violence toward LGBTQ people, people of faith have an obligation to show another way.

Leaving the Mormon Church for Good

Holly Kearl | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Holly Kearl

Earlier this month, a newly revealed letter detailed how the Mormon Church, believes that people in same-sex marriages are "considered apostates and could be excommunicated" and their children are not allowed to be baptized into the church until age 18, instead of the usual age 8.

Summertime on a Cold Autumn Night -- A Music Fund for Bobby E.

Plumfund | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact

Gershwin's "Summertime" is "one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music, with more than 33,000 covers ...". But you've never heard it until you've heard Bobby E. sing it.

Transgender State Legislator: Not This Time

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Perhaps the most important thing I set out to do was to give a few young people, who happen to be transgender, some hope that they could live authentically and make it in this world.

'Out 100' Responses Are Telling and Useful

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

Of course, newsstand magazines can be expected to put attractive -- impossibly attractive, computer-altered -- models on the cover. But with reader reactions being what they are, maybe it's time to reconsider how our community is framing itself.

Rose McGowan: 'Caitlyn Jenner You Do Not Understand What Being A Woman Is About'

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

Rose McGown does not think Caitlyn Jenner understands what being a woman is about.  Jenner was honored Nov. 9 at Glamour's 2015 Women of the Yea...

Homophobic Slur Proves Duke Is Not Yet a Community of "Integrity and Principles"

Jessie Petrow-Cohen | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Jessie Petrow-Cohen

We have a duty to ensure that each and every student on Duke's campus feels safe, and loved, and protected. And only then, only when we have achieved a goal that is so fundamental and essential to lives of Duke students, can we call the Duke Community "a community of integrity and principles."

Beyoncé Was Never My HERO

Michelle Ofiwe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelle Ofiwe

As a queer Houstonian, I will never ask that #BeyBeaHero. I have always abstained from the idea that any ally -- even a multimillion dollar, mega-popular one like Queen Bey -- could ever take center stage in a fight for equal rights for queers like me.