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Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts

Europa, 2008, Nandipha Mntambo, Swazi, born 1982. Exhibition print 311/2 ×311/2 in. (80 ×80 cm). Photographic composite by Tony Meintjes. Loan fro...

These Stunning Photos Challenge The Way We Think About Identity

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices

"The Identity Project," from photographer Sarah Deragon, challenges the way that we compartmentalize and think about queerness and identity. The ph...

Growing Up Kinky

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Gloria Brame

Growing up kinky, queer, non-binary, and non-heteronormative is a mixed bag that often includes struggles and self-doubt. But you grow up, and chances are that you will find that person or those people who don't just accept you but are grateful for who you turned out to be.

The Queer's Guide to Surviving (and Thriving in) the Straight Male Barbershop

Naomi Gordon-Loebl | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Naomi Gordon-Loebl

Barbershops are incubators for masculinity. As a visibly queer person, regardless of gender, entering a space like that can be intimidating and even scary. But under the right circumstances, going to the barber can also be a positive and affirming experience.

'What If Our Greatest Attempts At Creating Communities... Make Us Feel So Lonely?'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

"Any Size Mirror Is A Dictator" is a compelling new performance series currently running in Brooklyn, New York. Described as "an accumulative proce...

Young Woman Explains Why She Identifies as 'Queer' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

After she came out as queer to an ex-boyfriend, and later to a childhood friend with whom she led Bible study, both friends responded with support.

The State of the Nation: Queer as You Want to Be

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelly Cogswell

Queerness is a gift that not all LGBT people have. It's certainly not inherent in that amorphous thing sometimes called the LGBT movement. We are a political, social and sexual minority, and maybe even a cultural one, but we're held together more loosely than most other minorities.

Who Can Own 'Queer'?

Eden Walker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

A friend of mine said that you don't have to be gay to be "queer," and I have to agree, but you can't be straight either. Our educated, empathic straight allies claiming "queer" is as deluded as me claiming to be black because I know when the Windrush landed.

Being Queer Means...

Nadia Cho | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadia Cho

Being queer means constantly questioning what's considered "normal" and why that norm gets privileged over other ways of being. It means criticizing who sets these norms and recognizing the privilege that comes with being able to identify as "normal."

An Invitation to Queer Parenting

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

My mother may continue to cringe at the word "queer," but I invite you to consider the idea that queerness can be a pretty good thing. In the broad sense of the word, every person who has ever gone against social norms and values in order to improve them is queer.

Marina Abramović Is Not A Feminist

André von Ah | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices
André von Ah

Marina Abramović has repeatedly said that she is not a feminist. I think that Marina's declarations only mean that she is not a feminist activist, not that she does not believe in women's rights, and I think that that could be seen as a queer statement.