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Noah Michelson is the Executive Editor of Gay 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.

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Tori Amos Covers Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm'

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 7:53 AM

Tori Amos just kicked off the North American leg of her "Unrepentant Geraldines" tour and, as she did on the European and South African leg, she's performing several incredible cover songs each night.

After having tackled "Not Gonna Get Us" by "are they or aren't they...

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Debi Jackson, Mother Of Transgender Child, Gives Moving Speech

(273) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:43 AM

"My daughter is six years old. She transitioned, which means she changed her outward appearance from male to female and started living full time as her true gender, when she was four. Until that point she was quite a rough and tumble little boy with a buzz cut and a...

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WATCH: Naked Couples Invade Los Angeles For National Nude Day

(39) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:53 PM

Whether you knew it or not (or like it or not), today is National Nude Day.

What does that mean? We're not entirely sure.

All we do know is that a bunch of couples of all shapes and sizes, same-sex and opposite-sex, apparently got naked and took downtown Los...

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Tori Amos Goes Under The Covers With Miley Cyrus, Madonna And Metallica

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 12:08 PM

Over the past two decades, singer-songwriter Tori Amos has sold millions of records and racked up eight top 10 albums including her latest, "Unrepentant Geraldines," which she released in May.

But if you've ever seen the piano prodigy live, you understand her true dominion is the stage. Known...

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Laverne Cox Makes History With Emmy Nomination

(16) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Actress, activist and all around bad ass Laverne Cox just made history this morning when she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the Netflix hit "Orange is the New Black."

Cox, who plays Sophia Burset, is the first openly...

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'Drunktown's Finest' To Premiere At Sundance Institute's Native American Program

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 11:05 AM

Carte Blanche: Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program will be taking place at New York City's Museum of Modern Art from July 10 - July 21.

As part of the series, Native American and transgender director Sydney Freeland will premiere her film "Drunktown's Finest." The film invites audiences...

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Thousands Of Apple Employees Celebrate San Francisco Pride In Moving Video

(4) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 12:10 PM

A lot of companies -- from Betty Crocker to Burger King -- celebrated Pride last month, but few companies actually took to the streets en masse like Apple did.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Monday, thousands of Apple employees are seen marching in the...

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LOOK: Man Captures Straight Pride Parade On Video

(59) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 10:25 AM

Have you ever heard some dopey non-queer person complain that if there are gay pride parades, there should be straight pride parades too?

It drives us bonkers. A straight pride parade! What a stupid, unnecessary idea.

But... it appears YouTube user OneUpdateataTime actually attended one and caught it...

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WATCH: Sh*t Lesbians Say To Bicurious Girls

(10) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:00 PM

A few weeks ago vlogger Arielle Scarcella released her latest video, "Shit Bicurious Girls Say To Lesbians."

In the wake of that video, Scarcella claims she heard from a lot of women who said, "You know, Arielle? Lesbians be saying some dumb shit, too," so she decided to...

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23 Amazing Things America Would Be Missing Without Queer People

(142) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 8:28 AM

Over the years, American queers have made massive contributions to the advancement of our society and culture. From "The Glass Menagerie" to the work of Andy Warhol, our nation's culture has been drastically shaped by the work of queer people since its inception.

In celebration of the 4th of July,...

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Trevor Project Volunteers Share How They Thrive In The Face Of Adversity

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 3:03 PM

Tonight Arianna Huffington will receive the Hero Award at the Trevor Project's star-studded TrevorLIVE NY event.

Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project, revealed that the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to queer youth and young adults is...

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Meet Kristeen Young, One Of The Best Rock Stars You've Probably Never Heard Of

(3) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 1:32 PM

Most people never forget the first time they hear Kristeen Young's music -- though "hear" doesn't really do her songs justice. The singer-songwriter, who grew up in St. Louis and has toured the world with Morrissey, wages war with -- and on -- her piano, launching aural attacks that are...

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Lady Gaga Teams Up With Absolut For New Tour And Lookalikes Join In On The Fun

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 11:55 AM

Lady Gaga is currently headed across the country with her artRAVE: the ARTPOP Ball tour and some of her biggest fans are in for a huge treat thanks to a special partnership the pop star has inked with Absolut vodka.

Throughout Gaga's tour, Absolut will provide the opportunity for lucky...

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'Mean Gays,' New Video By Courtney Act, Features Bianca Del Rio And Adore Delano

(11) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Just days before Courtney Act learns if she's America's next drag super star, the beloved drag icon has just released her latest single and video for the song "Mean Gays."

The clip finds Courtney taking on the kind of guys who "will take you down with just one look" with...

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Tori Amos On Taylor Swift, Fame And Embracing Menopause

(29) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Tori Amos has never been one to run from controversy. If anything, over the past 25 years, she's happily courted it in the name of good old fashioned truth telling.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter has used her songs to tackle everything from rape and miscarriage to religion and cunnilingus and the...

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Lady Bunny Discusses 'Clowns Syndrome,' 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Controversy And More

(99) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 10:59 AM

Lady Bunny didn't need to win a frickin' reality TV show to become one of the world's most famous and influential drag queens.

Instead, she spent the last 30-something years earning it as an emcee, singer, songwriter, actress, DJ and the founder, organizer and hostess of

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'Things Guys Say To Lesbians,' New Video, Released By Davey Wavey

(55) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 12:18 PM

From viral video master Davey Wavey, who previously brought us gems like "What Old People Think About Gay Sex" and "The Straight Girl's Guide To Gay Boys," comes a new soon-to-be classic entitled "Things Guys Say To Lesbians."

And -- as you probably guessed -- all...

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Bill Maher And Pussy Riot Discuss Possibility Of Putin Being Gay

(83) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 1:09 PM

On Friday night's episode of HBO's "Real Time" two members of the political activist group Pussy Riot chatted with Bill Maher about their controversial and performative actions against the Russian government.

At one point, the three, along with Tolokonnikova’s husband, Petr Verzilov, who acted as a translator, discussed the possibility...

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Boy George Discusses New Album, Gender Identity, Madonna And More

(32) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM

If you're ever given 60 minutes to sit down with Boy George, one of the most beloved pop icons of the 20th century, in Norwood, a private club on the west side of Manhattan in the middle of February, take them.

In the course of that hour,...

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Our Lady J, Transgender Artist, Talks About 'Gospel For The Godless'

(4) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 8:44 AM

"This show is church for people who don't like church," Our Lady J told HuffPost Gay Voices last week when we spoke about her "Gospel For the Godless." The acclaimed singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist will bring the regularly sold-out show, which she has toured around the world,...

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