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Here's What Happens When 50 Men Give Their Reaction To The Word 'Gay'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices

How do men respond to the word "gay" in 2015? A new video from Cut Video brings together 50 men ranging in age from 10 to 50-years-old for an exper...

This Amazing Web Series Focusing On The Lives Of Trans Men Is Back

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

It's not often that you see authentic portrayals of the diverse experiences of trans masculine men. For this reason, we're big fans of the web seri...

Two Gay Fathers Open Up About How They Created Their Destined-To-Be Family

Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment...

BLgT USA's Latest Pit Stop On Its LGBTQ Equality Tour Is The South

Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the fifth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...

This Dad Just Biked 545 Miles For His Gay Son

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Despite a celebratory weekend for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) commmunity, one dad's sobering story is reminding us how far we st...

6 Tips For A Successful Medical Appointment For LGBT People

Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

This Is What It's Like To Be Gay In Iran

Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live takes a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Frida...

This Is The Incredible Story Of A Trans Woman And Her Wife Adopting A Trans Teen

Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If there was ever a couple who truly Let Love Define Family, it's Lauryn and Kerry Farris of San Antonio, Texas. Married as a cisgender straight coupl...

The Case of the Sultry Mountie: Doing Family History Queerly

NOTCHES | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
NOTCHES

We are unlikely ever to uncover the 'truth' of Cic's sexual identity. But engaging with Cic' allows us to think about the past differently, and also to engage with the present. For queer men and women today, it's critical to see that there is a queer history, even if they don't map precisely onto today's understandings of LGBT.

The First Ever 50-State Food Tour For LGBT Equality Hits The Midwest

Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the fifth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shari...

Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Mexico, Now Society Must Catch Up

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

I am happy that we have legalized same-sex marriage. But, as social activists have been touting for years, same-sex marriage does little to address the larger issues that affect the queer community.

Here's How Unrealistic Gay Beauty Standards Are Affecting You

Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

FtM Feelings On Father's Day

Basil Soper | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Basil Soper

Fathers don't have to be biologically related to their children. Dads can be queer. They can be kind. Fathers shouldn't have anything to do with upholding patriarchal male standards. Fathers are all genders. Fathers can be so much more then what our traditional view of them is.

A Look At The Beautiful Unexpected Journey These Two Gay Men Took To Fatherhood

Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, contributing writer Eric Criswell celeb...

Large Fears: A Book for the Little Black Boy in Us All

Yolo Akili | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Yolo Akili

People try to beat the magic out of black boys who like the color pink. They say it's to protect us. But it's not. It's to protect them. It's to protect them from their fear. It's to protect them from their ignorance.

The First Ever 50-State Food Tour For LGBT Equality Hits The Mid-Atlantic

Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the fourth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be shar...

Miley Cyrus Launches New Instagram Campaign For Gender Non-Conforming Youth

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Miley Cyrus has teamed up with Instagram to launch an amazing campaign that spotlights people whose identities span across the gender spectrum. Cal...

This Piece Of Art Is Made With The Blood Of Gay Men -- Blood The FDA Won't Take

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.14.2015 | Gay Voices

One artist is making a bold statement about the anti-gay stigma still prevalent in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) policy regarding bloo...

Here's How Laws Affect The Health Of Queer People

Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of th...

Man Refuses To Let Gay Man Cut His Son's Hair. The Salon's Response Is Priceless.

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A Welsh hair salon is making a powerful statement after a customer refused to let an employee cut his son's hair because he perceived the man to be ga...

A Look At How Bi-Curiosity Can Complicate Friendships

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices

When you're queer, drawing a clear line between friends and lovers can sometimes get tricky. Queer musician Sizzy Rocket's new video "Bestie" explo...

Gay Man's Proposal With Song He Secretly Composed Is Absolutely Beautiful

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices

We've seen a lot of marriage proposal videos over the years, but nothing quite like this one. Braeden Ayres is a composer and public school music t...

Coca-Cola Makes Awesome Display Of Support For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Pride season is here and Coca-Cola is once again showing its support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. A Reddit user...

Kids' Reactions To Caitlyn Jenner's Photos Make Us Hopeful For The Future

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices

A powerful new video is making its rounds on the Internet that shows a group of young kids discussing their thoughts about Caitlyn Jenner's transition...

5 Things Learned During The First 3 Weeks Of This 50-State LGBT Equality Food Tour

Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Note: The following is the third post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food tour. Each week, we'll be sharing update...