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You'll Laugh At This 'Golden Girls' Spoof For All The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Since it went off the air in 1992, “The Golden Girls” has inspired countless tributes, from coloring books to ice cream sundaes to a planned New Y...

Transness Is Not A Threat

Trevor Hayes | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Trevor Hayes

The arguments against transgender individuals using a bathroom of their choosing that matches their gender identity are completely erroneous. It's plainly bigotry, masked by unfounded and phony concerns for "wives and daughters."

The Danger of Statutory Rape Laws After Orlando

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

“Was the gunman at Pulse Orlando gay?” I haven’t heard someone generate so much speculation about their sexual orientation since Jodie Foster or...

Reflections On A Composer's First Opera

New England Conservatory | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.

After Orlando, What Is Next For The LGBTQ Community And Out World?

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.

Is My New Short Film Reflecting Adrianne

Michael Angelo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Angelo

It has been said that when we create art we create it in the image of ourselves. My new short film Reflecting Adrianne is deeply personal to me, which...

Frankly My Dear... Gay Men Marry Straight Women! Here's Why!

Rick Clemons | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Clemons

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides forward for LGBTQ rights, there's still a dirty little societal secret getting brushed under the rug.

My Toddler Was A Gender Rebel

Julie Tarney | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie Tarney

2-year-old Harry had no full understanding of society's established gender norms. And he certainly wasn't aware yet of the gender policing that occurs through teasing and bullying for kids who express their gender differently than the expected stereotypes.

Gender Is About More Than Bodies

Kim Kaletsky | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Kim Kaletsky

Giving someone trouble for being or not being cis passing, for taking or not taking hormones, for altering their body or not, takes away their autonomy and their right to decide what's best for them.

We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Beth Maxwell

As a nation, we have failed to confront systemic racism. This won't change without white people really engaging. Developing this ability requires regular workouts as well as a heavy dose of humility.

HIV Is At The Crossroads

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Ace Robinson

The incoming President of the International AIDS Society, Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker has challenged the world. She has repeatedly stated: "It's not over till it's over. Let's urgently roll up our sleeves and get back to work. There is so much work to do!"

HIV Is At The Crossroads

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Currently, we are at the lowest level of donor funding for HIV care since 2010. Thirteen of the top fourteen donors have reduced support in the battle against HIV in the past year.

Radical Homophobia: a Modern Sickness

Dmitri Mehlhorn | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Dmitri Mehlhorn

For LGBTQ activists, the cycles of triumph and tragedy seem to be accelerating. Over decades, American public opinion gradually warmed to the idea of ...

Giving Birth Like a Lady

Marina Gomberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Marina Gomberg

Okay, I have a confession. Two weeks ago, during the earlier part of the 33-hour labor that brought my wife, Elenor, and me our stunning 6lb 1oz gentl...

Why The Focus On "Passing" Transgender People Harms The Trans Community

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Transgender stories are everywhere; from news broadcasts, reality television, to Oscar-nominated films about trans people, the media cannot get enough...

Non-Profit Raises Money To Share Coming Out Stories

Nate Warden | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Nate Warden

It was about a year ago that I announced the launch of Coming Out -- a nonprofit, open-source library of coming out stories. With help from John Fong ...

Stop Saying Black People Are More Homophobic Than Others

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Ernest Owens

No, the black community isn't more grotesquely homophobic than every other racial group in America -- culture has just selectively exploited the problem.

After Orlando, Queer Gun Group Pink Pistols Sees Membership Spike

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - At a local shooting range, the 23-year-old president of the Salt Lake City chapter of Pink Pistols, a national lesbian, gay...

Disarm Hate, A Coalition Of Anti-gun Violence And LGBTQ-rights Groups, Prepares To Rally In D.C.

David F Brand | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
David F Brand

"We are truly in a battle with pure hate in this country," Hayes said. "We must learn to use our words when we disagree and not resort to violence."

Racist Police Brutality Is An LGBT Issue

Tony Varona | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The LGBT community reflects the rainbow. The rainbow flag, in fact, is a fitting symbol of our motley movement.

Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It's About Time

Quora | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

How significant is the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on transgender service members? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing networ...

Larry Gross and the Formation of the Gay Community

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Scheer

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence Robert speaks with author and academic Larry Gross about how“invisible” closeted gay men and women came, over...

Mental Health And Latinos After Orlando

Sara Au | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Sara Au

Weeks after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, where 96% of victims and most survivors were Hispanics, the issue of mental health has...

My Son Was Not in Orlando That Night, But All My Children Were

Krista Barth | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Krista Barth

My son started out in this world momentarily shattering my heart before he even took his first breath, as they rushed me to a cesarean section before his heart rate dropped again, with the cord wrapped tightly around his neck.

Transgender Men Now Allowed To Join One Of Nation's Oldest Fraternities

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.08.2016 | College

One of the nation’s oldest fraternities has changed its membership policy and voted to allow transgender students to pledge. The fraternity, Chi Phi...