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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 08.22.2015 | Gay Voices

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

How Frat Hazing Inspired A Book About Sex Between Straight Guys

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Institutions rooted in tradition, like college fraternities and the military, have long been known to ritually haze thei...

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 bac...

Dear Straight Men, Come Out Already

Mason Hsieh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay 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 07.22.2015 | Gay 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 ...

Queer No Longer Queer - Nor Is Privacy

Gary North | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay 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 06.05.2015 | Gay 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 10.14.2014 | Gay 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 08.06.2014 | Gay 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.

Author of 'Far From the Tree' Not Always Close to the Truth

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Neil S. Greenspan

Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...

Quad Dating

Kevin DeBacker and Eric Brown | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin DeBacker and Eric Brown

This is why we quad date, which is really just dating other duos -- a girl and her gay best friend -- but the word 'quad' is more fun. Put it this way, it's like going to the movies with your best friend: You can whisper to each other during the show, and then analyze it after.

Gay Men, Straight Marriages: The Lost Generation

William Dameron | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I have heard from many closeted gay men who are in long term marriages to women. They are part of a generation that has been left behind by the progression in public opinion towards gays and trapped in a time warp that prevents them from making a change.

Are 'Heteroflexible' and 'Homoflexible' Shades of 'Bisexual'?

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Labels work great when you're writing a book, giving a presentation or explaining to others who you are. But the truth is that these labels are limiting and only box people in, restricting what they are and can become.

Christianism at Its Worst: Faux Christianity Revealed

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Stephanie Mott

If there were as many Christians in this world as there are people who call themselves Christian, it would be a different world, indeed. But the world is filled with rich men trying to drag their affluence through the eyes of needles, and innocent children dying of starvation.

Better to Be Straight If You Can

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I asked my lesbian mother whether she would prefer if I turned out gay or straight. We were in my loft bed: a private place at the top of the world, perfect for a hushed conversation like this. I was aware of the topic's sensitivity and I knew I'd put her in a bind.

LOOK: Gay Men And Women Reveal Their Awkward 'Straight Years'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices

For many gay people, the years they spent (attempting) to live a "straight" life in the straight world were not pretty ones. Whether it was the mu...

Turning the Tables: Do People 'Choose' to Be Straight? Is Being Straight a 'Lifestyle Choice'?

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Within the context of discrimination, one of the most used "weapons" of those against equality is the notion that people "choose" to have a homosexual orientation. It is important to challenge this myth, because it forms a key part of opposition to equal rights for gay and lesbian people.

Broadway Shocker: The Great White Way May Never Be the Same

Steve Young | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Steve Young

Barry Goldberg, a backup dancer and singer on the Great White Way, has revealed that he is heterosexual, shattering one of the last great barriers in professional musical theater.

Married Woman Fell In Love With Female Best Friend

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Mixed-orientation marriage, where one partner is gay, the other straight, is a topic that rarely comes up in the gay marriage debate. And though these...

Why All Marriage Should Be Declared Unconstitutional and What It Should Be Replaced With

Mark Olmsted | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A celebration of the love of two people should always be permitted and will always be desired. No one is suggesting the suppression of that aspect of marriage. But legal recognition by the state should be exclusively under a different set of "Plus One" laws.