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Noah Michelson
Noah Michelson is the Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post. Noah received his MFA in poetry from New York University, and his poems have been featured in The New Republic, The Best American Erotic Poetry from 1800 to the Present, and other publications. Before joining The Huffington Post, Noah served as Senior Editor at Out magazine, and he has also contributed to Details and Blackbook and served as a commentator on CNN, BBC, Fusion, 'Inside Edition' and Sirius XM, among other outlets.

Entries by Noah Michelson

How Trump REALLY Feels About Queer People, Explained In One Sentence

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 8:18 AM

Donald Trump has vowed to appoint judges who will overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, has stated that he supports states’ rights to pass laws that give permission to discriminate against queer people, and he recently courted 400 of the most...

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Infamous Cheating Site Ashley Madison Is Rebranding, But Will It Work?

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 12:08 PM

Nearly one year after Ashley Madison fell victim to a massive hack and saw the names of close to 37 million users ― as well as personal information about them ― leaked on the internet, the site once dedicated to helping people cheat on their spouses...

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Watching These People Orgasm Is A Startlingly Intimate Experience (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 9:32 AM

As far as human expressions go, the face someone makes as they’re orgasming is arguably the most personal. It’s a look that is rarely seen outside of the bedroom (or adult films) and an experience that is typically shared with only a select group of people throughout a person’s lifetime.

But in a new video from Youtuber Davey Wavey, six individuals are challenging our culture’s thoughts on what is private and what is public by agreeing to be filmed while masturbating and orgasming. Though the two-minute long clip, directed by Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli and Gabe C. Elder, features no nudity or sex, the vulnerability displayed is staggering. For some, the video might even be discomforting to watch because of how infrequently we’re exposed to intimacy in this way.  

“Right now, it feels like the world is so divided ― gay or straight, Democrat or Republican, black or white or anything else, it feels like people are really pushed into their separate corners of the room,” Wavey told The Huffington Post in an email. “At its core, this video is about compassion. We might not agree on gun issues or politics, or even the right for my marriage to be recognized, but when we pull back the layers ― we can see the raw humanity underneath. And one of the most basic human things that we share is the orgasm. So let’s start there.” 

Wavey notes that “sharing such an intimate experience with an audience can be really daunting” and says the producers took “a lot of care in the process of inviting people to be a part of this special project.”

When asked what he wants viewers to take away from the video, Wavey replied, “Regardless of race, gender, politics, sexual orientation and so on, there’s a commonality in our experience: the awesome blissful moment of orgasm.” He added, “In every breath, touch and moan, there’s tremendous power to heal and nurture ― the world needs more of this!”

And just how does Wavey propose we harness this power? 

“Go masturbate!” he commands. “Make time to indulge in your body’s pleasure.”

...You don’t have to tell us...

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This New Cafe Will Offer Fellatio With Its Espresso

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 10:31 AM

Jonesing for some oral sex with your caffeine? Soon you'll able to satisfy both cravings at the same time -- at least if you're a man living in Switzerland. 

That's right, a new cafe set to open by the end of the year in Geneva, where...

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Número de americanos que dizem já ter feito sexo gay dobrou nos últimos 20 anos

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 9:49 PM

Parece que provar o sexo gay está ficando cada vez mais popular — bom, pelo menos, mais pessoas agora estão dispostas a falar abertamente sobre encontros sexuais com pessoas do mesmo sexo.

De acordo com um estudo publicado na quarta no Archives of Sexual Behavior, o...

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106 Things You Can Do To Bring About The Queer Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 11:43 AM

When tragedy strikes, how does a community recover? And how do we prevent another one from happening? When "thoughts and prayers" just aren't enough, what else is there? In a world where it seems less and less makes sense every day...

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¿Qué ocurre si es cierto que el asesino de Orlando era gay?

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2016 | 10:10 AM

¿Qué se hace cuando se sabe que el hombre que ha matado a 49 personas -la mayoría de ellos homosexuales y de color- y que ha herido a otras 53 en un local gay puede haber sido un asiduo del pub y se le ha visto utilizar aplicaciones para ligar...

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만약 올랜도 난사범이 정말로 게이라면 우리는 무엇을 해야 하나?

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 2:58 PM

게이 나이트클럽에서 거의 전부 유색 인종이었던 성소수자 49명을 죽이고 53명을 다치게 한 남성이 오래 전부터 그 클럽에 다니던 사람이었다면, 그리고 게이 섹스 앱에서 목격된 적이 있다면?

미국 현대사에서 가장 끔찍하고 슬펐던 순간이 더욱 끔찍하고 슬퍼지려 하고 있다.

우리는 이번 사건이 증오, 극단주의, 정신 질환, 너무 느슨한 총기 규제...

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People Are Flipping Out About This Store For Adult Baby Fetishes

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 12:20 PM

A new store that caters to people with adult baby fetishes is drawing outrage in a Chicago suburb.

Tykables, which opened its flagship store in Mount Prospect, Illinois, in April 2016, markets itself as the first "AB/DL (Adult Baby/Diaper Lover) product manufacturer to offer a real...

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What Do We Do If The Orlando Shooter Really Was Gay?

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 6:36 PM

What happens when it's revealed that the man who killed 49 queer people -- most of them queer people of color -- and wounded 53 others at a queer nightclub might have been a longtime patron of that club and that he was spotted on gay sex...

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지금은 2016년이다. 아직도 두 남성의 키스는 충격적이고 무서운 것이다

(1) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 8:31 PM

나는 올랜도의 퀴어 클럽에서 총기 난사가 일어났다는 전화를 받고 잠에서 깼다. 텔레비전을 통해 실종된 아들의 어머니가 클럽 앞 거리에서 흐느끼는 것을 보았다. 트위터에서는 정치인들과 셀러브리티들이 기도를 한다고 했다. 총기 규제를 요구하는 사람들도 있었다. 이슬람 탓을 하는 사람들도 있었다. 정치적 올바름을 비난하는 사람들도 있었다.

범인이 ISIS에 대한 충성을 맹세했다고는...

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En 2016, parece que a algunos les da miedo que dos hombres se besen

(5) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 1:39 PM

El domingo por la mañana me despertó una llamada en la que me avisaron de que había tenido lugar un tiroteo en un pub gay de Orlando (Estados Unidos). Los detalles eran escasos y llegaban -y siguen llegando- con cuentagotas, pero lo que sí que sabemos es que...

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Estamos em 2016, e ver dois homens se beijando ainda é espantoso e assustador

(3) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 12:45 PM

Acordei na manhã de domingo (12) com um telefonema me contando que um massacre tinha acontecido num clube gay em Orlando. As informações ainda eram e são incompletas, mas o que sabemos é que um homem na casa dos 20 anos matou 50 pessoas e feriu pelo menos...

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On est en 2016, et il y a encore des gens choqués de voir deux hommes s'embrasser

(4) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 9:31 AM

Le simple fait d'exister est toujours un acte radical -et très dangereux- pour les homosexuels.

Des amis et des parents se serrent dans les bras devant le commissariat d'Orlando, en Floride, pendant l'enquête sur le massacre du Pulse, qui a fait une cinquantaine de...

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셀럽과 정치인들이 올랜도 게이클럽 총기난사에 애도를 보내고 있다

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 1:05 AM

셀러브리티들과 정치인들, 그리고 주요 퀴어 커뮤니티들이 트위터를 통해 플로리다주 올랜도의 게이클럽 '펄스'에서의 총기난사 사건을 추모했다. 50명 넘는 사망자가 발생했고, 부상자는 최소 54명으로 파악되고 있다.

미드 '오렌지 이즈 더 뉴 블랙'의 배우 레아 델라리아는 비참한 심경을 전했고, 가수 애덤 램버트나 스포츠 레전드 존 아메치 같은 이들은 보다 강력한 총기규제를 촉구했다.

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It's 2016 And Two Men Kissing Is Still A Stunning, Terrifying Sight

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 11:24 AM

I woke up this morning to a call telling me that a mass shooting had taken place at a queer club in Orlando. The details were -- and still are -- few and far between, but what we do know is that a 20-something man killed 50 people...

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Celebrities And Politicians React To Mass Shooting At Queer Orlando Nightclub

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 9:10 AM

Celebrities, politicians and prominent members of the queer community reacted on Twitter to the mass shooting at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning that killed 50 people and injured at least 53 more.

Some, like Lea DeLaria of "Orange is the New Black," spoke of...

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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Sexuality

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2016 | 10:04 AM

Demi Lovato set tongues wagging and rumors circulating last summer when she released her hit "Cool For The Summer," which most people assumed was about her desire to sleep with another woman.

The pop star played coy then about her intentions...

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'Real O'Neals' Star Noah Galvin Apologizes For 'Brazen And Hurtful' Interview

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 8:23 PM

"The Real O'Neals" star Noah Galvin apologized on Twitter Thursday night for his controversial comments about Hollywood and the queer community that appeared in an interview on earlier in the day.

"The entire interview I gave to Vulture has hurt the LGBTQ community...

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