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Challenging Dual Stereotypes: The Reality for LGBTQ AAPI Communities and How Foundations Can Help

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

There is a pervasive cultural myth that all gays are rich, and that all Asian Americans are overachievers. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ and AAPI are therefore often assumed to be better off. However, these misconceptions all too often mask real struggles and hardships faced by LGBTQ AAPI communities.

Don't Call Me Daddy: Loving Someone 25 Years Younger

Blair Fell | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Blair Fell

He would also edit my writing, organize my closets and plan adventurous weekends at outer-borough museums and trips to Hindu temples. He was, in short, my dream man. So could a real committed relationship work?

Here's The Beautiful Story Of Two Gay Men Changing Their Lives To Welcome Kids Into Their Family

Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, meet two men who are willing to change thei...

13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly "coming out of the closet."

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

This Gay Man Refused To Take 'No' For An Answer And Finally Found His Own Beautiful Family

Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is ...

Here's How This Queer Couple Discovered 'The Power Of Family'

Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series introduces you to an amazing couple dedi...

Equality in Television

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

When you point a finger at someone you are pointing one right back at yourself. Staying silent means that you're agreeing and accepting that these homophobic practices and this lack of progress is valid.

These Two Dads Lived Through A 'Movie Of The Week Plot' To Finally Form Their Beautiful Family

Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

From inexperienced father to scout leader, today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” seri...

Here Is The Beautiful Story Of One Lesbian's Journey From The Pentecostal Church To Motherhood

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series tells the true story of one woman’s jo...

The "Tragic" Humanity of Black Trans Women

Raquel Willis | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Raquel Willis

When I was forced to stop looking at my identities as if they exist in a vacuum, I realized that being a black trans woman is a major risk and accepting myself would be just the first battle with a society obsessed with compartmentalization.

Here Is Why I Use the Word 'Queer'

Jenny Block | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

That word has been used against us in the past. But you can't use a word against someone who already calls that word their own. So I claim it. I own. I use it, and I wear it. I am queer.

The Incredible Story Of What May Have Been The First Gay Man To Adopt A Child In California

Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment about a pioneering gay foster-adoptive parent is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing w...

Fostering Love

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

ABC Family has always been at the forefront for groundbreaking and driven young adult programs and they hit the mark once again with their family centered show The Fosters.

Opening the Door to the Deliciously Disabled: The Importance of Having Accessibility in Sexual Spaces

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

The deeper issue for me lies in the fact, that by not having access to these spaces, I am denied the opportunity to safely show off my sexuality. I am denied the chance to be anonymous. I am denied the possibility of the prowl, the chase and rolling up in my chair to go in for the kill.

Thinking About Becoming A Gay Dad? Here Are Some Invaluable Resources

Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores a few of the burgeoning resourc...

What Happens When A Career-Driven Gay Couple Decides To Start A Family?

Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s story in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores the challenges one career-oriented LG...

You Go, Gurl!: How LGBTQ Literacies Create Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 03.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I do not believe in keeping information within the confines of academia. (What is the purpose of knowledge if it only remains within the ivory tower and tiny bubble that is the university?)

Tomboy Recalls Being Taken to Gap to 'Fix' Their Gender (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-02-28-20150227Reneeplay.jpgRenee felt comfortable in the gender-mixed attire, but the mom of one of the other students did not. In an attempt to "fix" Renee's gender, the mom took Renee to Gap to buy them some pants for girls.

Where Are The Queer Spaces For Jewish Women?

J.E. Reich | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
J.E. Reich

Even though the West Village offers "lesbian nights" on Fridays in hallowed locales like the Stonewall Inn and the Monster Bar NYC, it's a far cry from the dozens of spaces and nights for gay men spackled across the Five Boroughs.

These Two Gay Moms Share The Beautiful Story Of How They Came To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a couple who finds joy and meaning in ...

Please Leave a Review

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Scout, Ph.D.

Some people say reviews are all biased, only the really pleased or really upset comment, right? Then other reviews have become their own art form; I'm...

Dear Queer People: Let's Stop Making Straight People Walk On Eggshells

Brooke Sopelsa | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Brooke Sopelsa

Is this what we want, to make people nervous about engaging in dialogue? I hate to think about all the teachable moments that never happened because someone was afraid to ask me -- or any of us -- a question.

No Longer Silent: Chronicling Queer African Lives

Diriye Osman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Fairytales For Lost Children is a book that was born out of silence. This is interesting to me because there is such a playful use of syntax in this book. The characters reach for ways to express themselves and end up creating their own language.

Why Father's Day Is Extra Significant For These Two Dads

Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a military couple’s journey to paren...