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When Your Daughter Has Curly Hair

Teresa Kindred | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When I was pregnant with our second child I wanted a little girl so badly that I felt guilty. Our first born was a son and I longed for a baby girl I could put ribbons and lace on. I dreamed about what she would look like. In my dreams she had big blue eyes and black, curly hair.

Straight Men Wear Makeup, Get Over It

Zac Thompson | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

It's time we stopped empowering fear and insecurity with archaic gender ideas or destructive hashtags. Let's focus instead on making people proud and empowered about the things that make them unique.

Through Our Tears the Fight for Equality and Gun Control Goes On

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Saturday night in Washington, DC we celebrated with a hundred thousand members of the LGBT community and our allies; mothers, fathers, sisters and bro...

Lesbians & Straight Dudes Are The Ultimate Best Friends

Sara Ruthnum | Posted 05.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Sara Ruthnum

What's up with the idea that straight men and lesbians are supposed to be mortal enemies? Shouldn't they be bffaeae? They both be after yo girl.

Porn Is Not a Public Health Crisis for Gay Men: Then Why Is It for Straight People?

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

What I mostly find in my practice with heterosexual couples is that it is not the porn itself that is the problem, rather the reaction to it by both the partner who views porn, and/or the spouse.

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

What I Learned As A Straight Woman At An All-Female Sex Party

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women

The first time I saw a dental dam was in eighth-grade health class. The second was at a sex party in New York City's Lower East Side. *** I never thou...

Can Straight People Be Queer?

VICE | James Nichols | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices

It's not easy being woke. Johnny Depp's 16-year-old daughter Lily Rose Depp tried to come out as a queer ally recently and accidentally just came out....

The Evolution of a Fighter: A Conversation With the Tiny Tornado

Seth Ferranti | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Seth Ferranti

I caught up with the American Top Team fighter by phone after her latest victory to talk about why she fights, how she got the nickname the Tiny Tornado, her evolution as a fighter, going to graduate school and if a fight against strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is in her future.

How I Found Myself Straight Shaming

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

It was like years of repression and suppression and oppression raged out of me in that moment, perhaps a spontaneous combustion caused by the inhumane temperature on the subway platform.

All Vaginas Are Welcome; Creating a Healing Space For Female Identified Persons

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pamela Madsen

In this new age of expansion and inclusion; some of us are really working hard to create a safe space for all of it. That is the intention --- and trying to speak to all vagina holders at the same time and be inclusive is an ongoing challenge.

8 Things Later-In-Life Lesbians Want You To Know

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

At an event earlier this year, I met two women who, as it turned out, were not only business partners but also life partners. They left their marriages and grown children in their 50s and have been together ever since. My curiosity piqued, I'm afraid I monopolized their time with my many questions.

Why Millennials Have Such A Different Attitude Toward Sexual Identity

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bisexual, pansexual, demiromantic, aromantic -- the sexual identities with which people label themselves continue to become more diverse and more main...

How Frat Hazing Inspired A Book About Sex Between Straight Guys

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Institutions rooted in tradition, like college fraternities and the military, have long been known to ritually haze their new recruits and pledges. Bu...

Gabrielle Union Is Ultra Chic In Sheer-Paneled Dress

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Style

After all these years, Gabrielle Union still knows how to bring it. The stunning actress gave the phrase "business in the front, party in the back" ne...

Dear Straight Men, Come Out Already

Mason Hsieh | Posted 07.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

Apparently, they called it a "bro-job," which referred to the oral sex the male rowers occasionally engaged in with one another in the showers back in high school.

'Solosexuals' Embrace Male Masturbation In Online Community

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Internet has opened up the possibility to find someone who shares just about any interest, and that includes those with an affinity for the art of...

Queer No Longer Queer - Nor Is Privacy

Gary North | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary North

So, if inherent in the ruling is the underlying acceptance that everyone is equal under the law and that our relationships are legit, therefore there is no reason to hide our relationships or enable others to hide: This is the "new" gay-positive/post-bigoted America: The court has basically said so.

Gay, Straight, or Lesbian - Is It Really A Choice?

LGBT News | Posted 06.05.2016 | Queer Voices

It is in the literary world, and an important one. There is an ongoing dilemma in the writing world--Should writers write what they feel passionate about or write for the masses? Since first considering crossing genres from contemporary romance into LGBT romance, I learned that this question is driven by much more than sales.

Dear Straight, White, Male New Friend

Rev. Frederick Davie | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Frederick Davie

You may want to think about what it means for others to hear you say that you have no lack of confidence because you are a straight, white male. It could suggest just the opposite.

What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

Here, Kitty, Kitty - It's Time for Change

Judge Kemp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Judge Kemp

On the verge of my 50th birthday and with all the fear-inducing cancer-metastasizing now luckily behind me, I'm done. I'm not afraid anymore.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: John Corigliano and David Del Tredici

Daniel Asia | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Why should one care if it is a lesbian or gay, as opposed to a straight man or woman who prefers coffee to tea, who writes a great work? In regards to how music qua music is to be evaluated it shouldn't, and doesn't, matter in the least.

Did You Ever Think You Might Be a Lesbian? (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Reading live from my blog about growing up with two moms,

How My Son Told Me He Was Gay

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

A conversation with your gay teen does not end after an acceptance of their sexual choices. They, too, need help getting out of complicated relationships and negotiating all of the tricky aspects of relationships.