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Nevada Republican Could Become Nation's First Transgender State Legislator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A transgender woman clinched the Republican nomination to represent a Nevada Assembly seat in a race that could have national implications. Lauren...

Fashion Designer Jerome Lamaar Explains What Pride Means To Him

Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices

In honor of June being LGBT Pride Month, we asked some of our favorite people to tell us what pride means to them. In the video above, fashion desi...

We Can't Forget About Gay Literature

James McDonald | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James McDonald

Young people, gay and otherwise, need to see gay people as no different from anyone else, to see them in scenarios that characterize the lives of human beings as a whole. Unfortunately, for those like me, who looked to literature for a guiding light, the terrain was too often depressingly barren.

The Blue Angels Spiraled Out of Control

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Sexual harassment was the norm. Pornography was prolific and the giant blue and gold penis painted on a training facility could be seen from space. It finally took a bold whistleblower to come forward to reveal the misogyny and sexism that Capt. Gregory McWherter condoned and encouraged.

Fingers to Ashes: The Millennial Disconnect with HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

While the level of danger has waned over the past three decades, the threat of HIV still remains. Unlike the generations first affected by the virus, the millennial age is now armed a wealth of information and a variety of prevention tools to change the course of HIV for good.

Melissa Etheridge Talks Marriage, Boston Pops Concerts and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Melissa Etheridge, Grammy- and Oscar-winning recording artist, about making her symphony orchestra debut performing two concerts with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 12 and 13.

Are We Creating a Better Community for Future Generations of Gay Men?

Josh Hersh | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

Even though I'm 28, I think about what kind of world I'm creating and leaving for gay men that are younger than myself.

Southern Baptists Pass Anti-Transgender Resolution

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

BALTIMORE (RNS) Pushing back against a cultural tide of growing acceptance of transgender people, Southern Baptists adopted a statement affirming the ...

Candis Cayne Defends Drag Race: 'I Don't Think the Word "Tranny" Is Wrong'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.10.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Throughout her career, Candis Cayne has admittedly embraced her role as an unofficial spokeswoman for all things trans. When it comes to the community's recent outcry against terminology deemed "transphobic" on RuPaul's Drag Race, though, Cayne takes an opposing stance.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Goes From DOMA Defender To Gay Rights Honoree

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a warm evening four years ago this month, Attorney General Eric Holder stood at a podium before an auditorium of students from the Un...

Trans Is The New Fight: Laverne Cox and America's Real Life Transgender Drama

Monica Gray | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Monica Gray

The general population should tune in at this critical juncture in the policy debate, as we so enthusiastically do for Laverne Cox on Netflix. The time is now for New York to step up and finally help transgender citizens.

Truvada and the Case for Condom Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Here we go again: to PrEP or not to PrEP?

Does 'Tranny' Matter to a Slave?

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
R. Kyle Alagood

While LGBT Internet activists and news sites cover the great "tranny" debate, news from Louisiana is that a trans woman was found on the side of the road last week after allegedly having been held in slavery for months.

Justin Utley: Man on a Mission

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

Meeting Justin Utley is like catching up with one of your closest friends, as his calm-but-confident energy puts you instantly at ease. I met him in Dublin, a day after his flight from New York to start off his Irish and UK tour. His musical beginnings are not like most other touring Americans who travel abroad.

Coming Out to Your Healthcare Provider

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

We can't expect to get appropriate care from our health providers if we don't come out to them. Conversely, our providers have to be well-versed in the healthcare needs of LGBT people. Aside from our romantic partners, our providers are the people who most need to be aware of our gender identity, sexuality, and sexual behavior.

Candis Cayne Is One of the 'Crazy Bitches' in New Slasher Film

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.09.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Candis Cayne certainly knows how to make an entrance -- and an exit, for that matter. When her latest big screen outing, Crazy Bitches, hits Frameline Film Festival later this month, Cayne does both in dramatic fashion.

Finally, Some Good News About Gay Men And Prostate Cancer

Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

Many Gifts, Same Spirit: Celebrating Pride in Our Diversity Together

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

LA Pride Eucharist, celebrated to kick off LA Pride this weekend, expresses faith in the right all LGBTQIIAA people have to worship as we feel led, without anyone deciding for us whether or not we can be included or what kind of spirituality we can embrace.

The Center for Sexual Justice: How the Criminalization of the Queer Community Affects Us All

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Extein, MSW

We want to organize a community of support for queer registrants, families, friends and allies in order to lessen the trauma of life on the registry, decrease isolation and better the lives of everyone affected.

When I Call Myself Bisexual

Don Weise | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Don Weise

I'd like to be free to consider myself a gay man who's fundamentally bisexual or a bisexual who's primarily gay. I don't know that it matters which I choose, or if I choose. What matters to me is coming to the most authentic expression of who I truly am and living from that place, openly.

Here's What To Watch On Netflix For LGBT Pride Month

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment

Commemorating the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, June is annual LGBT Pride Month. Across the nation, Americans march in local Pride parades ...

A 'Wilde' Vacation -- Gay History for Gay Travelers

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

If such a company is about to reveal the layers of gay history behind many cities in Europe -- and hopefully across North America too -- then the gay travel industry may have an interesting new addition.

Big Business Turns a Corner on Transgender Rights

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The rallying cries of the transgender community are no longer heard only by left-leaning, insular groups without a stake in commerce, business or popular culture.

Washington National Cathedral Welcomes First Trans Priest To Preach

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge will make history on Sunday, June 22, as the first openly transgender priest to preach at the historic Washington National ...

Binaries Not Included

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Eliminating the binary does not mean that someone can not identify as purely male or purely female. It means that no one has to. Gender does not paint the picture of who I am. Who I am paints the picture of my gender. Why not use all of the colors on the palette?