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This 'Tech Bear' Couple Bought 'JebBushForPresident.com' And They Have Big Plans For It

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices

Jeb Bush is about to be in for a big surprise! CJ Phillips and Charlie Rainwater, a self-described "tech bear" couple based out of Oregon, made a d...

What's The Kinkiest City In America?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices

What's the kinkiest city in America? Kink University set out to answer this question by looking at the BDSM, fetish and polyamorous communities of ...

Here's How You Can Help Improve The State Of Healthcare For Trans People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to be a transgender individual living in America who needs access to affordable healthcare? Filmmaker Christian Hendricks tackles...

Are Queer Women More Prone To Binge-Eating?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

McDonald's Employee Tells Gay Men Their Kiss Is 'Making People Feel Uncomfortable'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices

A security guard at a British McDonald's franchise has been suspended after he told two gay men to stop kissing because they were "making people feel ...

'The Best Thing Is To See How Much Love Can Do For A Human Being'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series spotlights the Tatom-Scharer family, who moved from South C...

Dear Abby Offers Perfect Response To Gay Granny With Homophobic Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.21.2015 | Gay Voices

We would all be so lucky to have someone like Dear Abby in our lives. The famed advice columnist went viral again this week with her response to a ...

Can A Sandwich Change The Fight For Equality?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Can a sandwich change the landscape of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in America? "BLgTUSA" bills itself as the first 50 st...

WATCH: Colin Farrell Takes Major Pro-Gay Stand

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

We love Colin Farrell! The A-lister recently sat down with Irish TV network RTE to discuss his support for a referendum that would legalize marriag...

Star Won't Define Sexuality: 'Some Time In My Life I Might Fall In Love With A Man'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Freddie Fox stated this week that he cannot define his sexuality because one day he "might fall in love with a man." Fox, currently the star of que...

Feminine Lesbians Exist: A Look At 'Girl On Girl'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Do feminine-presenting lesbians experience invisibility within the queer community? This question is the subject of a new documentary from advocate...

Off Limits: My Transgender Teen's Body Is Not Up for Discussion

Liz Hanssen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Hanssen

If you are ever in doubt about whether to ask some burning question, first ask yourself if you would pose the same question about the body of a non-trans youth or adult, perhaps your own child or a student or neighbor. If the answer is no, don't ask. If you find yourself biting your tongue, keep biting.

Are These New Poppers More Dangerous Than You Think?

Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

How Having A 'Sense Of Doom' Has Helped This Gay Man Become A Good Father

James Nichols | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices

This Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features an interview with Kergan Edwards-Stout, an ...

WATCH: Subway Rider's Brilliant Idea Disrupts Anti-Gay Preacher

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Mass transit can be hell -- and even worse when you have someone yelling at you about Sodom and Gomorrah when you're just trying to make it to work on...

LOOK: Gay Black Dads At Center Of Internet Controversy Now Starring In New Nikon Campaign

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices

One short year ago, Kordale and Kaleb were a pair of gay black fathers quietly raising their three beautiful children and going about their lives like...

Leelah's Legacy Needs Help: A Trans Woman's Call to Arms for the Absolute Right to Exist in Serenity and Safety

Jamie Cooper Holland | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Cooper Holland

This needs to end now. Those of us with the resources to fight in any way need to continue to stand up to those who are actively working to see more trans people dead, and we need to be absolutely present with those trans people who, at any given moment, may have fewer emotional or material resources than we do.

WATCH: Straight Guys Find Out What Happens When Men Hold Hands In Public

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.11.2015 | Gay Voices

In case you needed a reminder, homophobia is still alive and well. In this video from BBC Three Counties DJ Iain Lee, the entertainer walks the str...

Remembering Leelah

Posted 01.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

A Look Back At The Days Of Proposition 8

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices

When voters in California passed proposition 8 in 2008, queers around the world were stunned. In one of the most liberal pockets of the United Stat...

Meet The Gay Man (And His Beautiful Kids) Who Fought To Make Gay Adoption Legal In Florida

Posted 01.09.2015 | Gay Voices

In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, I spoke with Robert Lamarche, LCSW, JD, who, alo...

Tragic Death Of Trans Teen Inspires Incredible Response

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices

When transgender teen Leelah Alcorn tragically took her life just days after Christmas, she left behind a note that told the world she wanted her deat...

WATCH: Gay Guys React To Outrageous Grindr Messages (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices

We all know that gay hookup apps can be outrageous. The Internet as a medium oftentimes allows queer men to articulate some of their less socially acc...

Uber Apologizes After Gay Couple Claims They Were Kicked Out Of Car For Kissing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.07.2015 | Gay Voices

Looks like Uber has landed in hot water in the realm of public opinion... again. The transportation service came under fire this week when a London...

Controversy Erupts After U.S. Cover Of DVD Is Mysteriously Stripped Of References To Gays [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Did a production company purposefully censor the queer elements from the U.S. DVD release of this film? "Pride," released in 2014, is an award-winn...