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A Day In A Queer Life In Italy: Life On Hold

Marcello Signore | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Marcello Signore

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgIn my country, Italy, I talk about creating a family while our parliament is still debating whether there should be a law against homophobia. This in Italy, where every day hundreds of boys and young men are the victims of bullying.

A Day In A Queer Life In The Netherlands, Germany And The UK: A Nomad In Search Of Equality

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgAt an age I call "29 plus 1," I have changed countries once again. Sometimes I wish nothing more than to call my parents and hear encouraging words. Alas. My family today is made of wonderful friends scattered all over the globe who join me in hoping that one beautiful day I will tie the knot.

A Day In A Queer Life In The U.S.: A Trans Man On Love And Marriage

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgI am a queer transgender man planning my wedding to a queer cisgender woman. Man, did my heart ache to think that the world would see me as heterosexual. See Jocelyn as heterosexual. Depending on a given day or situation, it still stings.

A Day In A Queer Life In Spain: To All Those Experiencing The Nightmare I Lived Through

Octavio Caraballo | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Octavio Caraballo

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgAt 8 or 9 years old, I knew that my feelings for boys were different, but I didn't know that there was a word for those feelings, or that it was the word that the bullies were using against me, cruelly and without even knowing its meaning.

A Day In A Queer Life In The U.S.: Why Being A Dad Matters To Me

Jason Guberman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgJust like any expectant parent, my vague intellectual understanding just meant that I really didn't have a clue. But after a year as Mia's dad, I've come to learn a few things, none of which feel like I ever thought they would.

A Day In A Queer Life In Italy: Being A Lesbian Mom When Families Like Mine Still Aren't Recognized

Giuseppina La Delfa | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Giuseppina La Delfa

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgNext month Andrea has to have a minor operation. But to the government and the hospital's administration I'm nobody in relation to my son. That's how it is: We're family and yet not family, and we stagger back and forth from joy to anxiety.

A Day in a Queer Life in the U.S.: Just One of the Guys

justin adkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgI'd gone to mixed martial arts training and boxed with cisgender guys, and no one had had any clue that I'd been designated as "female" at birth. I don't hide the fact that I'm transgender; I just don't see any reason to bring up my trans status with that group. Allow me to explain.

A Day in a Queer Life in Spain: 'Dad, Kids at School Are Saying You're Gay'

Antonio Vila-Coro | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Antonio Vila-Coro

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgIt happened one day in the car, when I was driving home with my eldest daughter. The word "gay" had come up in a conversation, and it must have made some sort of connection in her head. She's 8 years old, and I have tried to explain the concept of homophobia to her -- with little success.

A Day in a Queer Life in France: An Ordinary Day

Olivier Steiner | Posted 04.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Olivier Steiner

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgHonestly, I hardly know what homophobia is anymore. Even my parents have worked through it. Everyone around me knows, and I live in a bubble of kindly indifference to homosexuality where it is no more an issue than the color of my hair. But I do remember.

A Day in a Queer Life in the UK: Being Peter Tatchell

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter G Tatchell

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgI go to sleep every night with a siren alarm, a fire extinguisher and a rope ladder beside my bed, in case of another attack. During my 46 years of LGBT and human rights campaigning, I've upset a lot of dictators, fascists, homophobes and racists. Hate mail and death threats are a regular part of my life.