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Ferras Talks His New Single "Closer"-"We're All Humans Connecting Over This Amazing Thing We Call Music"

Michael Cook | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

Ever since I heard the strains of songs like "Legends Never Die" & "King of Sabotage" on Ferras' self titled EP, I knew that an artist had come onto t...

The Problem With Defining Sexual Orientation

Tim Rymel | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Tim Rymel

A conversion therapy survivor once told me, "I never considered myself to be gay, even though I was having sex with male friends in high school." Grow...

On Thursdays, We Visit With Ru

Jaime Woo | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Jaime Woo

On Sunday, RuPaul won an Emmy for Outstanding Host for RuPaul's Drag Race, beating previous winners in the category Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Jane Lync...

Spotlight on Diversity: Emmy Awards

Rebecca Damante | Posted 09.20.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Damante

As I watched the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last Sunday evening, I had to take several deep breaths to calm myself down from the excitement of ...

FTM - Acne

Cameron Russo | Posted 09.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Cameron Russo

I've always had some acne on my chin even before starting hormones. I figured because of this I would be prone to getting even more once I was on test...

I’m So Glad My Husband Told Me She Was A Woman

The Establishment | Posted 09.19.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

The following is a companion piece by the wife of Emily Crose, who wrote “When I Told My Wife I Was Transgender, Our Whole Marriage Had To Change....

Nick Verreos Talks New Book A Passion For Fashion and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Nick Verreos celebrity fashion designer and former Project Runway contestant about his new book A Passion for Fashion: Achievi...

Haunting Short Film Explores A Queer Woman's Quest For Identity

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.18.2016 | Queer Voices

This haunting short film depicts a young woman’s struggle to find a balance between her own identity and her mother’s expectations. Directed by J...

You Mean I'm Supposed to Play With Him, too?

Gays With Kids | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

This post originally appeared on Gays With Kids. By David Blacker. I love my son Max. I love him more than I could love anything in this world. Mor...

Fr. Warren Hall Q&A: God Loves Me

Stephen Seufert | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

Father Warren Hall is the former campus minister at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey

FTM -- Shaving My Mustache For The First Time

Cameron Russo | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Cameron Russo

September 14th, 2016 I decided to say goodbye to a little friend of mine that I've known for a little over two years, my mustache. It was the first bit of facial hair I got from starting testosterone in May of 2014.

Politics Of The Heart In Albany, CA

Jon Raj | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Raj

Who I am today has been largely shaped by the battles I have fought my entire life. From the moment I acknowledged my sexuality I have struggled with...

Five Billion Dollar Pat McCrory

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

As I've previously pointed out in McCrory's House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of its Five "Parts," only one part of that five-part bill is about bathrooms, and HB2 provides no remedy if anyone uses the "wrong" restroom.

Wisconsin Discriminated Against Lesbian Parents Seeking Birth Certificate, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Wisconsin officials discriminated against a married lesbian couple by refusing to list the name of the non-bio...

I Wish I Could've Been That Kid Who Stood Up To Anti-Gay Protesters In Mexico

Claudia Prieto | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Claudia Prieto

My uncle Xavier never had a wedding of his own. He couldn't even dream of having one. My uncle Xavier was gay.

It Gets Better - Two Years on Testosterone

Cameron Russo | Posted 09.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Cameron Russo

"I would hide in my room and put on a Justin Bieber wig, a big t-shirt and portray myself as a male online just to feel more comfortable with myself."...

David Hernandez-"Just Because You're Gay Doesn't Mean Your Can't Be A Pop Star"

Michael Cook | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

From Frenchie Davis to Adam Lambert, the machine that is "American Idol" has brought us some amazing voices that are part of the LGBT community. Afte...

Why This Transgender 10-Year-Old Sat For The Pledge Of Allegiance

Eli Erlick | Posted 09.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Eli Erlick

In the 5th grade, I was facing violence from my classmates, teachers, and school’s staff every day. When the other students called me slurs, beat me...

Twitter Battle Erupts After Gay Singer Adam Barta Claims Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Hates Him

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

With #OddCelebrityBeefs trending on Twitter, encouraging users to suggest unusual, fictional feuds between celebrities, one apparently real -- and admittedly bizarre -- "beef" played out as well.

Last Words: Ginger Minj Reflects On ‘RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Throughout the second season of “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race,” Huffington Post Queer Voices will interview each departing queen on the Friday f...

Restaurant Responds Perfectly To 'Too Many Gay People' Review

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices

A restaurant in Minnesota had the perfect response to a review who complained about “too many gay people” in their establishment. Hell’s Kitchen...

(Trans)Gender: The Missing Link?

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

As a movement, our struggle with inclusiveness is to some extent about how to understand justice and injustice in ways that cover the experiences of l...

Bruce Vilanch Talks One Night Only Benefit Cabaret and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Bruce Vilanch is one of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry. He began contributing to Academy Awards telecasts in 1989 collaborating with the likes of Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and David Letterman and graduated to head writer in 2000.

As A Trans Person, I Don't Necessarily Want To Abide By #ThrowbackThursday

Mikki del Monico | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

If old photos carry a disquieting current even for the demographically common among us, multiply that by a factor of nails-on-chalkboard for transgender people, who've not only traversed a labyrinth to make the mirror reflect what we feel inside but have suffered, repeatedly, the discomfort of living in a world that often doesn't respect that.

Renee Zellweger Hasn't Ruled Out A Same-Sex 'Bridget Jones' Romance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Renee Zellweger reprises her iconic role in “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” the third installment of the smash rom-com series which finds her character ...