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23 Amazing Things America Would Be Missing Without Queer People

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the years, American queers have made massive contributions to the advancement of our society and culture. From "The Glass Menagerie" to the work ...

Welcome To The Isle Of Klezbos, Where Yiddish Meets Queer

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

About to get married to the gay love of your life? Consider hiring a klezmer band. The centuries old Yiddish wedding music, so long associated in lay ...

The Underground World Of Baltimore's Voguing Scene

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

French photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel traveled to Baltimore in 2011 with the intention of using a photography grant to develop a project focusing ...

What If the Avant-Garde Were the Moral? On Early John Waters and the Future of Queer Culture

Charles Stephens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

I wish that my generation took up Waters and his work more, because the subversive energy of his early films provides not only a lens but a landscape that helps us think innovatively about the possibilities of not only queer politics but queer practice.

Who Can Own 'Queer'?

Eden Walker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

A friend of mine said that you don't have to be gay to be "queer," and I have to agree, but you can't be straight either. Our educated, empathic straight allies claiming "queer" is as deluded as me claiming to be black because I know when the Windrush landed.

Bray Away the Gay

Mike Diamond | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Diamond

I've reached a conclusion: I'm not gay. Oh, don't misunderstand me. I am definitely homosexual, 100-percent. Honey, I loves me some big, juicy mens. I just don't have the trappings to be a 21st-century gay. I am what I think of as "post-gay."

Longing For The Bad Old Days

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

I can sympathize with inveterate counterculturists who feel that something has been lost amid gains in LGBT equality. Back when gay life existed in a parallel world divorced from our jobs and birth families, a certain freedom reigned, allowing us to let loose and create and experiment.