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Elton John Opens Up About His Relationship With... Rush Limbaugh?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Why does Elton John have a relationship with Rush Limbaugh? John sat down with Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation this week to discuss a range of...

LOOK: These Individuals Are Fighting HIV Stigma By Living Visibily

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

One of the greatest acts of resistance is to live visibly and openly -- even in the face of massive cultural stigma. Earlier this year, HuffPost Ga...

Why Parents Should View Their Transgender Children 'With Joy'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the past several weeks, AOL has aired an incredible docuseries with the intention of educating and informing the public about the lives of transg...

These Two Women Unexpectedly Found Each Other... And Then Made A Beautiful Family

Posted 11.28.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in the Huf...

LOOK: Here's What Happens When Queer People Go Home For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.27.2014 | Gay Voices

What are experiences like for gays and lesbians who travel home for the holidays to visit their families in 2014? In pursuit of the answer, Target ...

ESPN Anchor Opens Up About How Adoption Changed His Family's Life

Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huffing...

Transgender Woman Presented As Man By Family At Her Funeral

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In a depressing reminder of the times in which we live and how far we still have to go to reach equality for everyone in the LGBT community, a Twin Fa...

Will The Gay Blood Ban Be Lifted?

Posted 11.24.2014 | 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...

Celebrity Chef Art Smith Shares His Family's Beautiful Story

Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with our twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huf...

Think Again: Transgender Day of Remembrance Is for Me -- and You

Liz Hanssen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Hanssen

Last year I attended my first Transgender Day of Remembrance. My teenage trans daughter had been out only six months, and no matter how much we loved, accepted, and supported her, there seemed to be so much hatred and pain lying in wait beyond our front door. Throughout the entire vigil I wept openly and profusely. So this year I had not planned to attend TDOR.

WATCH: This Hockey Team Is Stripping Down To Fight Homophobia (NSFW)

Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: The above video features content that may not be appropriate at work or in other sensitive environments These European university sports team...

Here's How You Can Share Your Story For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

For this year's annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes those individuals we've lost to transphobic violence and hate, why not share...

WATCH: This Story Of Coming Out In A Muslim Family Is Absolutely Beautiful

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Coming out is never easy -- but when compounded by cultural expectations, the path to living as one's authentic self can be a tumultuous one. Comed...

Actor And Comedian Alec Mapa And Husband Jamie Open Up About Their Beautiful Family

Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huffing...

James Nichols

LOOK: The Faces Of Genderqueer

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new book showcases the faces of individuals identifying across the trans, genderqueer and gender nonconforming spectrum. From photogra...

WATCH: Meet The First Openly Gay Navy SEAL

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Brett Jones, the first openly gay Navy SEAL, was outed while serving when a voicemail to his boyfriend, who was also a member of the United States mil...

What Is It Like To Come Out As A Trans Person And Then Transition?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Episodes four and five of AOL's compelling series "True Trans" takes an intimate look at the individual stories of several individuals who came out as...

When Pregnancy Is Fatherhood

Posted 11.16.2014 | 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...

What Is It Like Inside The Mind Of A Homophobe?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices

What exactly is it like inside the mind of a homophobe? "The World According To Homophobes" from Director Schick Garcia is attempting to find out. ...

Azealia Banks: 'A Faggot Is Anyone Who Hates Women'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Azealia Banks offered up yet another unusual justification for her use of the word "faggot" in a new interview. The singer, who recently dropped h...

How Personal Barriers Didn't Stop These Gay Dads From Becoming A Family

Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

In today’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, we highlight a culturally-diverse, m...

This Transgender Teen Is Fighting For His Rights In Virginia

Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices

A transgender teen in Virginia is fighting for the right to use the bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity. Gavin Grimm is a 10th grade...

Don Lemon Wants You To 'Let Love Define Family'

Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices

What are you waiting for? Don Lemon, host of "CNN Tonight," is featured in the first of a new three-part series of public service announcements (PS...

A Look At The Changing Faces Of Equality And Family

Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in the Huf...

Here's How To Get Your Work Featured In NYC's Newest Porn Film Festival

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices

What does porn look like in 2014? New York City will consider this idea next year when the new NYC Porn Film Festival opens at Secret Project Robot...