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DJ, Producer, Remixer Tony Moran -- "Music Is Something That Has Always Brought Us Together"

Michael Cook | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

From the Latin Rascals to DJ booths around the world, Tony Moran has always shared his immense talents with the world. This time however, it's personal.

Orlando Hospitals To Waive Hospital Fees For Victims Of Pulse Massacre

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Two hospitals in the Orlando, Florida, area who treated victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre announced Wednesday that they would not bill victims o...

A Trans Perspective on Queer Unity on the Two Month Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

Delia Melody | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Looking back, it’s hard to believe it’s already been two months since the homophobic massacre in Orlando. Here in Pensacola, just 8 hours away, it...

Chelsea Manning: I Am Tired Of Being Defined By The World

Chelsea Manning | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Chelsea Manning

After weeks of emotion and thought, I've decided I need to tell you something: I am tired of being defined by the world through the narrow lens of a single event that happened in my life several years ago.

Orlando, Dallas, & The Failure Of LGBT Single-Issue Politics

Andy Thayer | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Andy Thayer

The link between the two is the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan. But you would be hard pressed to find any mention of that from LGBTQ NGO "activists" talking about Orlando, or from anyone talking about Dallas.

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."

Stunning Photographs Capture The Grief And Survival After Orlando

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Photographer Wayne Lawrence has always sought to capture individuals overlooked by mainstream media, such as exonerated prisoners and families affecte...

Meatless Monday: Family Meal

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

My husband and I live down the block from Muslims. And gays. We have Jamaicans, Swiss, Colombians, Cuban refugees, Catholics, Protestants, Jews and a ...

Dangerously Uninformed: Religion and Violence

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

There is no psychological profile of today's terrorist. They are not crazy, they are often well-educated and many are relatively well off. They are motivated, like many young people, by a sense of belonging, a desire for an exciting and meaningful life, and devotion to a higher cause.

Pulse Is The LGBT Community's Challenger

Karen Topham | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Topham

Sunday, I didn't need video to confirm the stories. The scene has become sickeningly familiar to us all. And yes, it's still very personal.

The Biggest Lesson I Learned From The Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

Michael Cook | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

There are so many lessons to take from this tragic event. Communication needs to be paramount in any relationship, but when you are truly speaking your truth and living out loud, as the person you truly are, it is crucial; for both sides.

Hey Queers: It's Time For Us To ACT UP Once Again

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost 30 years ago, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies gathered together at Manhattan’s Lesbian ...

Pulses Of Love Conquer Hate From Orlando To D.C.

Stuart Symington | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

We can no longer let our parents, co-workers, friends, and school children be stolen by violence. We cannot let another life be claimed.

Orlando's LGBT Community Is Wounded. But It's Tough As Nails, Too.

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.19.2016 | Queer Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A week after its tragedy, Orlando’s LGBT community is just starting the healing process. So many offered their help to the victims ...

The FDA's Unscientific And Anti-Gay Blood Donation Policy

Ben Spielberg | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Spielberg

Though the FDA has long claimed that its policy protects the blood supply, the truth is that it is unscientific and discriminatory.

Recovering From the Orlando Shooting: How to Give and Get Help

Sherry Gray | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Sherry Gray

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is the level one trauma centers just blocks from Pulse, where all the victims were taken. You can donate to ORMC here, or text "Orlando" to 20222 on your cell phone to donate $10 (the donation will be added to your bill).

Transgender, Christian and Tired

Paula Stone Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Paula Stone Williams

Some of you feel removed from the tragedy because you think these victims are not like you. Well, the truth is they are not like you. They understand prejudice. They understand what it feels like to be ostracized for nothing more than being who you are. They have a wisdom you are not likely to ever know.

Orlando After Tragedy: Much More Than World's Theme Park

The Conversation US | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Those inside Pulse felt that sense of community on the dance floor and at the bar. And when a madman tried to take that all away, he created a greater sense of community that comes from a shared grief. There is a there there in the hearts and tears of Orlando.

Should We #SayTheirNames?

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

So should we #SayTheirNames? Should we leave it up to families and friends to name their loved ones publicly, if they so choose, instead of making that decision for them? I honestly don't know.

Empathy Be-Damned, Just Find Your Foxhole and Someone to Blame

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

Originally posted in MyMediaDiary. When a tragic event happens, we've changed from a nation of mourners to a nation of soldiers in foxholes. We're s...

An Open Letter to the Queer Community (and the Straight World We Live In)

Derrick De Lise | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

This is not about them. This is about victims--and they should not be talked about in the abstract, or have major parts of the identity and life ignored. We need to have vigils for them; we need to cry for them; we need to remember them; we need to say their names.

In Hope And Defiance, We Dance

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

LGBT folk have been on the receiving end of group blame ourselves. As a community we cross all demographic lines. We must tell the scapegoaters: you will not do this in our name.

What Addiction Recovery Can Teach Us About Change: Thoughts After the Shooting in Orlando

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Constance Scharff, Phd

How do we overcome addiction? Completely new actions. Can we apply the same principles to mass shootings?

Dad, It Could Have Been Me

Matt R. Salmon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt R. Salmon

Even to this day, when I am with a man that I am dating and I want to hold his hand or kiss him, I often refrain; if I decide to give him a peck on the cheek or squeeze his hand I am never without the fear that someone might bring harm to us. That is, unless I am in a gay establishment.

An Open Letter About Orlando From Asian-American Parents Who Love Our LGBTQ Kids

Laurin Mayeno | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurin Mayeno

This is a time we need to hold each other and be there for each other. This is a time we renew our commitment to continue fight for equality of our children and their community. We vow to hold our ground and be more vocal and visible because we love our queer API children.