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

레즈비언들이 직접 레즈비언 섹스에 대한 질문 12가지에 솔직하게 답했다

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2016 | 7:39 PM

레즈비언 섹스에 대해 굉장히 많은 사람들이 여러 가지를 궁금해 한다.

다른 모든 섹스처럼, 레즈비언 섹스에도 딱 한 가지 공식 같은 건 없다. 그러나 여성과 여성의 섹스는 다른 섹스들보다 더 많은 질문과 혼란을 낳는 것 같다.
잘못된 믿음을 타파하기 위해 허프포스트 게이 보이시스는 허프포스트 라이브 프로듀서 알렉스 버그,...

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12 Dinge, die du immer schon über lesbischen Sex wissen wolltest

(6) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 11:57 AM

Was lesbischen Sex betrifft, so fragen sich doch viele Menschen, was wirklich unter der Bettdecke (oder auf Küchentischen oder auf der Rückbank eines Taxis) passiert.

Wie auch bei allen anderen Arten von Sex gibt es hier keine universellen Antworten. Es gibt jedoch manche Dinge, die bei einer...

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When It Comes To Gay Men, Masculinity And Femininity, What's Really Going On?

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 11:37 AM

A new video from ASAPThought -- the self-described "science with a social conscience" YouTube channel -- asks, "Are gay men more masculine?"

A provocative question, sure, but if you watch the four-minute clip, you'll quickly realize what's really being examined is the way in which masculinity and femininity is perceived by our culture, who suffers because of how our society has defined its norms for men and women (and mostly attacks or ignores anyone who falls outside of or resists the binary) and ultimately how homophobia and sexism are intimately connected.

"Homophobia is so much more than the irrational fear of gay people," Gregory Brown notes in the video. "Calling someone 'gay' or 'a fag' is another way of calling them more feminine or a sissy or inferior, so, yes, homophobia is sexism."

Check out the full clip above and get a mini crash course in some of the biggest pitfalls of masculinity and what we can do to combat how our society thinks about what it means to be a...

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12 risposte del tutto sincere alle vostre domande sul sesso tra lesbiche

(7) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 9:37 AM

Quando si parla di sesso tra lesbiche, in molti si pongono diverse domande su cosa succeda davvero sotto le coperte (o sul tavolo della cucina, oppure sul sedile posteriore di un taxi).
Come ogni altra tipologia di sesso, non c’è un unico approccio nel sesso lesbico. Tuttavia, ci...

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Cuba Inspires Names Candis Cayne As Honorary LGBT Ambassador To Cuba

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 8:43 AM

Candis Cayne has been named by Cuba Inspires, along with Dr. Mariela Castro-Espin, director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), as the first honorary LGBT ambassador to Cuba during events related to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana...

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Here's What Happened When I Agreed To Try 'Smell Dating'

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 11:29 AM

What if instead of relying on dating apps or trying your luck at the bar, all you needed to find love was your nose?

Enter Smell Dating, a project helmed by Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne that investigates the role scent plays in attraction while aiming to help participants track down their soul mate -- or at least a hot date. 

Here are the logistics for "the first mail odor dating service" as listed on its website:

  1. We send you a t-shirt
  2. You wear the shirt for three days and three nights without deodorant.
  3. You return the shirt to us in a prepaid envelope.
  4. We send you swatches of t-shirts worn by a selection of other individuals.
  5. You smell the samples and tell us who you like.
  6. If someone whose smell you like likes the smell of you too, we'll facilitate an exchange of contact information.
  7. The rest is up to you.

Seems easy enough, right? But does it work?

As co-host of the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast (and the only single member of our podcast team) I volunteered to try Smell Dating. In the podcast episode below, you'll hear exactly what I learned during my journey.

You'll also hear Brain and Lavigne explain how Smell Dating came to be, meet Adam Simon, a fellow Smell Dating participant and the HuffPost Love+Sex listener who inspired this episode, and get the inside scoop on the science of smell from Dr. Charles Wysocki, a meritas member of The Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia.

Want to find out how you can participate in Smell Dating? Head here.

The HuffPost Love+Sex podcast is produced by Katelyn Bogucki and edited by Nick Offenberg.

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These Two Moms Share Their Secret To A House Full Of Kids, Love And Happiness

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 10:29 AM

New foster moms, Renée and Angelique, planned for one child, but quickly discovered a rather simple formula for caring for two. In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” series installment for the Huffington Post Queer Voices, contributing writer Beth Hallstrom shares their parenting secret that is helping their foster sons...

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Die kleine Tochter von Chris Hemsworth will einen Penis. Seine Antwort ist perfekt

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 12:08 PM

Chris Hemsworth hat gerade die Erfahrung gemacht, dass man manche Momente als Eltern niemals vorhersehen kann. Der Schauspieler, der gerade seinen Film "The Huntsman & The Ice Queen" bewirbt, hat Moderatorin Ellen DeGeneres von einem besonders unerwarteten Vorfall mit seiner vierjährigen Tochter India Rose erzählt. Er...

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Could Smell Be The Secret To Attraction?

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 10:07 AM

When it comes to finding your soulmate, does the nose know?

That's what Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne wanted to find out when they launched Smell Dating, a project that aims to match potential mates based on their scents.

In the...

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크리스 헴스워스가 '고추가 갖고 싶다'는 딸에게 한 대답

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 1:51 AM


크리스 헴스워스가 다른 사람들이 쉽게 하기 힘든 답변으로 딸과의 작은 갈등을 해결한 사실을 고백했다.

최근 자신의 영화 '헌트맨:윈터스 워'를 홍보 중인 그는 토크쇼에 출연해 엘렌 드제너러스에게 4살짜리 딸, 인디아 로즈와 있었던 생각지도 못한 작은 사고에 대해 고백했다.

헴스워스는 자신의 새로운 영화에 '강한 여성들로부터 구조받는' 장면이...

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Chris Hemsworth's Response To His Daughter's Request For A Penis Is Perfect

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 11:56 AM

Chris Hemsworth just discovered there are some parenting moments you never see coming.

The actor, currently promoting "The Huntsman: Winter's War," opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about an especially unexpected incident with his 4-year-old daughter, India Rose, that left him stumbling to come up with an appropriate response.

After noting that his new film involves being "rescued by these very powerful women" and how he wants his own daughter to live in a world "where [women are] in charge of their own destiny and they’re not waiting for the prince to rescue them," Hemsworth revealed that he's currently dealing with a bit of jealousy in his house.

"My daughter's kind of envious of my [2-year-old twin] boys at the moment," he said. "She came to me the other day and said, 'Papa, I want one of those things that [my sons] Sasha and Tristan have... the things in between their legs."

Hemsworth wasn't sure how to handle the situation and initially tried telling India Rose, "girls have breasts," but she responded, "I don't want breasts!... I really want one... I want a penis!" 

And then he came up with the perfect answer.

"...I was like, 'You know what? You can be whatever you want to be," he said.

Right on, Chris. You ought to schedule a playdate with Adele and her son, as you both apparently have the same awesome idea about letting your kids be exactly who they are and loving them for...

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Gay Republican Confronts Ted Cruz: How Will You Protect Me And My Husband?

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 10:04 AM

If you're looking for someone to defend queer rights, Ted Cruz is not your man.

The Republican presidential hopeful dropped by "Good Morning America" for a Town Hall on Monday and faced a question from Todd Calogne, a gay "lifelong Republican" from New York City, who wanted to know what Cruz would do to protect him and his husband from the "religious freedom"-inspired institutional discrimination that has cropped up across the country in recent months.

Instead of doing something useful like, you know, actually answering Calogne's question, Cruz offered a spirited defense of religious freedom laws, ending his rant by noting, "I have spent my entire adult life fighting to defend religious liberty, fighting to defend the freedom of every one of us to seek out and worship God, and I think keeping government out of the way of your lives protects the freedom of every one of us."

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, who is also gay and wasn't having any of it from Cruz, pushed the politician to refocus on the issue of queer rights. “But when you talk about freedom, what he referred to with his husband a lot of people would say, doesn’t everybody have the freedom to be treated equally, don’t we all have the freedom to be equal?” she asked.

Cruz, still apparently unclear that no one was asking him his thoughts on religious freedom, responded, "Of course we do and the First Amendment protects everyone equally — it protects our faith. It protects the freedom of all of us…”

Finally, George Stephanopoulos, making one last desperate attempt to actually get Calogne's question answered, asked, "You support a constitutional amendment that would have the effect of overturning the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, so, what would that mean for couples like Todd and his husband who already are married?”

We'll let you watch the clip above to find out Cruz's answer but spoiler alert: it ain't...

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Bruce Springsteen Threatens To Boycott Another State Over Anti-LGBT Bill

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 8:26 AM

Bruce Springsteen isn't fooling around when it comes to protesting legislation that will hurt the queer community.

The rock star, who canceled a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, last week due to the state's new virulently anti-queer law, House Bill 2 (HB2), is now threatening to...

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New Anti-Queer Tourism Spoof Reveals Potential Terrifying Future Of Tennessee

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 10:06 AM

With two anti-queer bills poised to wreak havoc in Tennessee, the good folks at Funny or Die whipped up a new "tourism commercial" for the state. The spot-on clip follows on the heels of two other similar fake ads for North Carolina and Mississippi that also target bigotry in the South.

As beautiful stock footage plays, a voiceover informs potential visitors of the seemingly endless experiences potentially awaiting them in "the volunteer state," including:

"Ride a horse without worrying a gay guy is looking at your butt… Tiptoe across humanity to relive a time when people were unequal… Sing a sad country song about your gay friends being refused counseling services… Enjoy live music, if we can convince anyone to perform here… Gaze at the beautiful rolling hills where the fog is as thick as our ignorance… Laugh at an effeminate child… Let the fireflies illuminate your extremism while your children begin to think of you as an old dead fossil…”

The "commercial" ends by proudly announcing, "the slowing of progress is made in Tennessee," which would be even funnier if it suddenly didn't seem so absolutely...

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How A Male Chastity Device Transformed One Couple's Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 1:47 PM

What's the secret to a healthy relationship? It depends on who you ask. For one couple recently featured on the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast, a male chastity device has inspired a new sense of openness and honesty in their marriage.

"Lion" and "Lioness," pseudonyms the couple uses on...

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NYC's LGBT Center Dinner To Honor Mary Louise Parker, Raise Funds For Youth

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 8:41 AM

New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center is throwing its annual Center Dinner on Thursday, April 14 and it's hoping to raise over a million dollars to help fund programing.

Held at the famed Cipriani's in downtown Manhattan, the event will honor...

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Congressman Slams Bruce Springsteen As 'Bully,' May Support Justin Bieber Instead

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2016 | 9:57 AM

While many people are cheering Bruce Springsteen's decision to cancel a North Carolina concert in light of the state's new anti-LGBT legislation, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) is not one of them.

In fact, the congressman told The Hollywood Reporter that he believes the...

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Joel McHale Makes Awesome Move In Response To North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2016 | 8:08 AM

Warning: This video contains graphic language.

Joel McHale doesn't find North Carolina's archaic new anti-LGBT law the least bit funny.

The comedian, who appeared at the Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina on Friday, told the audience that he would donate “every single dime I make tonight” to the city's LGBTQ Center as a way of offering his support.

"There was a moment where I wasn’t going to come tonight," McHale told the audience. "What the fuck is wrong with your government? It’s crazy! I know you guys are cool because your city council passed a resolution opposing that stupid fucking bill. ... So it was like, 'Let’s go to that place where they support the destruction of that bill.'"

"I am going to donate every single dime I make tonight to the LGBTQ Center — every single dime," he continued.

Towleroad notes that the "Community" and "X-Files" star also "made an impromptu LGBTQ t-shirt out of duct tape as a show of support."

In recent weeks, businesses, celebrities and politicians have lashed out against HB2, which prohibits cities from passing non-discriminations laws to protect queer people and forces transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond with the gender they were assigned at birth, rather than the gender they currently identify with.

PayPal scrapped a planned 400-job expansion in the state and rocker Bruce Springsteen on Friday canceled an upcoming concert in North Carolina. In a statement on his website, the musician wrote in part, “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”

Thus far Gov. Pat McCrory (R), who signed the legislation on March 23, has dismissed the backlash to the law as "political correctness gone...

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Tegan And Sara's New Single 'Boyfriend' Is Full-On Queer Power Pop

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 10:06 AM

Our favorite Canadian lesbian twins are back with new music and -- joy of joys! -- it's unapologetically queer.

Tegan and Sara Quin (better, and professionally, known by just their first names) released their latest single, "Boyfriend," yesterday and Sara chatted with DJ...

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Inside The Secret World Of Men Who Wear Chastity Devices

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 1:38 PM

Legend has it that medieval knights who were leaving home to join the Crusades -- possibly for years --  would force their wives to wear chastity belts to keep them from having sex while they were gone. But, it's now widely believed that the first real chastity devices...

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