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What It's Like to Be a Gay Country Singer in Nashville

Kevin Thornton | Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

I love Nashville. For the most part, Nashville has loved me. I've had an on-again-off-again love affair with this town for almost two decades. But I do sometimes wonder if things would have played out differently had I pretended for the public.

'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...

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

Liz Hanssen | Posted 03.20.2015 | 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.

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 ...

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 03.15.2015 | 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.

What Happens When the World's Largest Queer Record Label Closes and No One Notices?

J Mase III | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

The fact that an organization with a roster of 200 people can find a way to concretely analyze their privilege sets a standard. I want to believe in a world where we do not shy away from conversations about racial justice.

Cleansed, Crisp and Crippled: The Challenges of Staying Dapperly Delicious While Disabled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Let me break it down for you -- when you have a disability requiring sexy wheels, two truths become apparent.

The Queerness of Disability: The Julian Way

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Regardless of the normative circumstances of death and destruction going on all around her in the 14th Century, Julian of Norwich believed in the power of God to partner with us in liberating the self through love.

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...

Jon Macy Takes Queer Comics to New Heights with 'Fearful Hunter'

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

Jon Macy began his comics career with the series Tropo and Nefarismo, both part of the black-and-white alternative comics boom of the 1990s. Now his most recent work was created as an act of protest against California's Proposition 8.

How A Football Game Changed Inspired This Man To Build A Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices

To start the New Year’s weekly Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, Rich Valenza shares a personal stor...

Meet The Incredible Woman That Is Fighting To Create LGBT Acceptance In The Mormon Church

Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Of the 75 or so articles that RaiseAChild.US wrote this year for our Huffington Post Gay Voices “Let Love Define Family™” series, the readers’...

Finding Home for the Holidays

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I truly believe if American Christians stayed more focused on the message and teachings of Jesus, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people would not have the annual angst of searching for home for the holidays.

Meet Bill And Brian's Beautiful Family

Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series takes us to the Florida home of two men who met ten years a...

First Gay Couple To Be Featured On 'A Home For The Holidays' CBS Special

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment is a special addition to the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” weekly series. When I...

Here's What The World's Queer Community Has Already Accomplished (Or Hasn't Yet) This Century

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices

For queer people, in many ways, there has never been a time in history like the present. Although oppression and inequality are still rampant, there h...

Children Of LGBT Couples Share Their Experiences Growing Up

Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series looks at the health and well-being of c...

The Dark Ages of Queerdom

Katie Gilmartin | Posted 02.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Katie Gilmartin

For my graduate research I interviewed "Bernie" and other lesbians about their lives in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. Their stories have haunted me since. These stories, and the experiences of gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people told to me by friends and friends of friends, are woven throughout my first novel, Blackmail, My Love.

These Two Dads Share The Story Of How Musicals Have Shaped Their Beautiful Family

Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices

As we approach the holiday season, the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series continues to bring you heartwa...

Generations of HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.

These Two Dads In Rural Pennsylvania Are Changing Minds About Gay Families

Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing writer, David Humiston of Pittsburgh, Pennsylva...

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...

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...

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...

Why Harry Styles' 'Not That Important' Is Massively Important

Odelia Kaly | Posted 01.20.2015 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

If Harry Styles can shrug and say that female is not a trait he finds important in a partner, then what else can happen? In other words, if Harry Styles can be queer, anyone can be queer. The floodgates have sprung open.