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Meet Giowana Cambrone, The Transgender Woman Trying To Help Brazil's Politicians Push For More LGBT Rights

Romulo Rodrigues de Carvalho | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Romulo Rodrigues de Carvalho

While the LGBT movement is discussing and claiming their civil rights, transgender people still have to discuss their rights to the most basic needs. Even the physiological ones, such as which restrooms they are allowed to use, or social rights, like work, health care and education.

'I Lost Everything Within A Day' Of Disclosing HIV Status

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Cody Walker was in a relationship and had a great new job. But then he got his diagnosis that he was HIV positive and he lost everything.

The Purple Bough: A Bisexual's View of an Interfaith Conference

Kevin Hogan | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Hogan

I listened to one after another speak sincerely about helping those most vulnerable. And instead of feeling more out of place, I came to understand why Kimberly had invited exactly this mix of people to this discussion.

Black Trans Woman Attacked, Killed By Group Of Men In Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.07.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender woman in Pennsylvania was attacked by a group of men before being fatally shot Tuesday morning, authorities say.  Kiesha Jenk...

"Cloud Nine:" A Mental Challenge for the Theatergoer

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As you approach the Linda Gross Theater, you're struck by the imposing quiet of it. Sealed doors keep out the faint of heart; the Church-like building sleeps, bathed in the light of an October moon. Could this be your destination, or have you made a mistake?

I've Got 99 Problems And The Pope is 1

Pam Rocker | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Pam Rocker

Please, Pope. Just be honest with us. Who are you to judge? You have answered your own question -- You are one to judge. Your definition of freedom is radically different than mine. You have thrown a crumb, but people are still starving.

Kim Davis, Pope Francis and Our Divided Nation

Brandan Robertson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

As long as we continue to play into the system of the world, we live as enemies of the Kingdom of God. That is precisely what those who organized this meeting between Kim Davis and Pope Francis have done. It's also what so many progressives have done.

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.

Transforming Memories of Rejection and Bullying While Performing on 'East Los High'

Karen Anzoategui | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Anzoategui

Now, here I am on set... walking the hallways, proud and out and queer at East Los High and my peers accept me for who I am.

Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality? "Dude, Get Over It."

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Paul Lalonde was in his early 20s, he would watch conservative televangelist Charles McVety on TV every Sunday evening. Needless to say, it rubbed him the wrong way.

LGBTQ Literature Creates Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

When LGBTQ literature is taught, read and analyzed in the community college English classroom, the clear message is that it is important enough to study and to include in the curriculum; therefore, LGBTQ people must be important enough to be considered as human beings and citizens.

I'm Bi, Married and Proud

A.J. Walkley | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

It's #BiWeek and today, September 23, is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. As a newly married person, I've never been more proud to proclaim my bisexuality as I am today -- and part of that reason is because regardless of my past and present advocacy.

Embracing Bisexuality on My Own Terms

Kayley Whalen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Kayley Whalen

I am a proud bisexual polyamorous transgender woman. Those are all identities I have had to fight for, and the journey to embracing each of those identities has been intertwined.

Caitlyn Jenner: Did I Judge Her Too Fast?

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

Despite her affiliation with fiscally conservative policies and practices, I believe Caitlyn Jenner demonstrated tremendous resiliency, conviction, compassion and loyalty to helping transgendered individuals.

Attention Homophobes: Gays Aren't Taking Over the Country. You Just Think We Are

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

There don't appear to be as many LGBTQ people as many people assume there are. But they are living in all kinds of places in this country, often in places where you might not think there are that many LGBTQ people to begin with.

My Experience of Coming Out in Kentucky...

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Whitney Kay Bacon

My wife Megan and I live our lives out and proud on the internet as a married lesbian couple. However, life was not always this way for me. I came out when I was 15 years old in a very small conservative town in Kentucky. It was one of the hardest things I ever did, but one of the best decisions I ever made.

Review: A History Of The Unmarried By Stephen S. Mills

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image Courtesy of Sibling Rivalry Press Given that gay marriage has dominated the American political landscape for far too long, it should come as n...

The Majority of Kentucky Is Wrong, But Just How Small of a Minority Are We?

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

People ask it all the time: "How many people are gay?" The truth is, no one really knows.

How Kim Davis's Imprisonment Is A Win for Religious Freedom

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

It is easy to spin Kim Davis's story as one of persecution. It's easy to get on FOX News and warn pastors that this is what's coming for them if they refuse to perform same-sex marriage. But to do so would be dishonest. Because the reality is that Kim Davis is not being persecuted for her faith, she is reaping the consequences of refusing to do her job as an agent of the state.

"People Started Referring To Me As A Monster." A Gay Man's Struggle With Alcohol

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Finally growing tired of the endless cycle of drinking, making mistakes, resolving them, and repeating the process all over again, Alexander had a moment of clarity and wanted to stop once and for all.

If Not God's Authority, Whose? Where Did Marriage Come From?

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

Who invented marriage? Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis says her God did. That's why she's been denying marriage licenses, citing "God's authority" and "God's definition of marriage." This is ridiculous on so many levels I don't know where to start.

In a Word, What It Means to Be Pansexual

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

A high school student I've known most of her life came out to me a while back. Laughing that both of us thought the other knew, we finally got around to talking about just where we stood out of the closet, so to speak.

Transgender Healthcare Equality (VIDEO)

Christian Hendricks | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Christian Hendricks

Healthcare access issues for trans people are largely overlooked -- often because healthcare isn't a sexy topic for the media, but it's an increasingly important part of the LGBTQ movement.

Gay 'Big Brother' Adopts 'Little Brother'

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Surrounded by death during the AIDS crisis, Larry Bennett wanted to focus on something happier and more positive, namely his desire to be a Big Brother and care for children.

Gender Identity & Justice for Transgender People

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

The standard for determining one letter on the face of an ID is absolutely worth our collective time and attention. The old New York birth certificate and benefit card standards meant that many transgender people were never able to have accurate documents