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9 Things To Know About Being Intersex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Perhaps one of the least understood subgroups of the queer community are intersex people -- and now one TV show is attempting to bring this form of id...

Meet Ted And Xavier's Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment follows the story of Ted Gottis and Xavier ...

RuPaul And Drag Queens Offer Response To Facebook 'Real Name' Policy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

It looks like the Facebook "real name" policy is here to stay -- and artists and performers from all over the globe are not happy about it. Over th...

The Olympics Just Got A Whole Lot More LGBT-Friendly

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

In an amazing move for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes everywhere, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken steps to...

Becoming Travolta (Queer Fat Femmes in a World Without Role Models)

Kimberly Dark | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

It's not that I'm interested in being a guy, or taking on a romantic role other than my own, but Travolta is part of my adolescent history. He's really the only male actor I've imitated with any regularity -- and I became Travolta across a range of characters.

Trans Teen Co-Authors Book About Transgender Identity

miami.cbslocal.com | Irika Sargent | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices

One of our favorite role models for transgender youth is embarking on a new endeavor: co-authoring a children's book that aims to show all children th...

What Does It Mean To Be Trans But Not Want To Medically Or Surgically Alter Your Body?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to identify as transgender, but not want to surgically or medically alter your body -- or ever "pass" as your self-identified gender...

Stories of Our Lives is an Intimate, Masterly Portrayal of Kenya's LGBT Community

Diriye Osman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

This act of voicing one's truth in the face of tremendous hostility is precisely what the filmmakers behind one of the most poetic and masterly cinematic depictions of queer life have done. They have documented the poignant personal stories of Kenya's LGBT community

WATCH: Here's One 'Ex-Gay' Couple You're Actually Supposed To Laugh At

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

'Ex-Gay' therapy is perhaps one of the biggest threats to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in America -- and what better way to ske...

After Alleged Nude Pic Leaks, One Direction Star Addresses Gay Rumors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

People love to speculate about the sexuality of the members of boy band One Direction -- and a recent nude photo leak seems to have fed rumors. La...

'We've Always Been Married In Our Hearts'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

When Vivian Boyack And Alice "Nonie" Dubes got married this month after 72 years together, it completely melted our hearts. Now, in a new Des Moine...

The Millers Share The Beautiful Story Of How Their Military Family Was Formed

Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The obstacles to family building faced by the couple featured in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™...

What Gay Life Is Really Like In Scotland

Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Lawyer Claims 'Well-Dressed' Anti-Gay Gang Didn't Throw First Punch

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A mob that allegedly attacked a gay couple are attempting to turn the tables by claiming that the couple actually threw the first punch. Last Thurs...

The Way These Sleuths Used Social Media To Identify Alleged Anti-Gay Suspects Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

In a story telling of the times that we live in, activists have used social media to help identify a group of assailants that allegedly attacked a gay...

Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By 'Well-Dressed' Mob In Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

A Philadelphia gay couple are still reeling after allegedly being attacked and beaten in what's been described as a possible hate crime last week. ...

WATCH: Gay Teen Comes Out To His Mom... But She Has Big News Of Her Own

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for this one? This video is certainly a welcome experience, especially considering some of the horrific coming out stories we've seen...

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Facebook Users Outraged Over Controversial Name Policy (UPDATE)

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What happens when a culture interweaves a social media outlet into virtually every part of the human experience -- and then that platform makes a dram...

What Does Transmasculinity Look Like?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does the face of transmasculinity or masculine of center queer people look like? A compelling new anthology from Brooklyn-based collective "bk...

Are LGBT College Students At A Higher Risk Of Substance Abuse?

Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

MTV Show To Break Ground By Featuring Intersex Character

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

MTV is slated to go where few other networks have gone before when it includes an intersex character on the second season of the popular scripted seri...

Hollywood May Not Be As Gay Friendly As We Hoped...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Think Hollywood is some sort of queer utopia when members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are free to be their authenti...

WATCH: 'Will And Grace' And Other LGBT Artifacts Hit The Smithsonian

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

An awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history is crucial -- and The Smithsonian is making an active effort to help queers plac...

WATCH: Anti-Gay Harlem Pastor Claims Michael Sam May Marry 9-Year-Old Boy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

He's at it again. The pastor of the ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., notorious for his anti-gay proclamations by way of his church signs, h...

WATCH: Straight Guy Brought To Tears After Asking A Simple Question About Sexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

We hope you have your tissues handy. Last month we brought you the horrific story of a gay teen who was verbally abused, physically assaulted and k...