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What To Do When Your Spouse Comes Out: 6 Unrealistic Expectations

Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com When a spouse comes out, a lot of stuff hits the fan. Yet, does that give the jilted spouse a license to be unre...

The Shopping Trip

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Toothpaste. Shampoo. Cat litter. Storage containers. Paper towels. Laundry detergent. The most basic of items, but in reality, five of these were decoys. But it wasn't what I was buying that made this shopping trip seem so surreal. It was the why.

The AIDS Walk/Run: Learning How to Run

William Dameron | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I would like to say that when I signed up for the Southern Maine AIDS 5k Run/Walk it was a noble, well thought out decision, but truthfully, it was more cavalier.

Hope for Future Fathers of Gay Sons

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

When I read in February about the harsh reaction college football star Michael Sam's father had to his son's coming out, I was reminded of the difficu...

Basketball Hall Of Famer Has One Question For Gay Athletes

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some ...

Enough is Enough: My Journey Out of the Closet and Into Acceptance

Daniel Brewster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Brewster

Last semester a former student submitted an editorial to the student newspaper referencing, among other things, how I helped him understand the privilege that he experiences in society. That is what I consider my greatest accomplishment.

Thanks, Derrick Gordon

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

I had the pleasure of recently becoming friends with Derrick. In my initial meetings, I knew that he would be ready to make this historic move. Derrick knew he needed to make this move and along the journey wanted to let others like him know, they could be a successful athlete and be gay.

WATCH: Real Talk With Rob Smith - Derrick Gordon and Black Gay People in Pro Sports

Rob Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On this "Real Talk," I talk about Derrick Gordon coming out, black gays in professional sports, and why it just may be harder for white men to come out than black men...

My Transgender Journey From The Philippines To New York Runways

Geena Rocero | Posted 06.09.2014 | TED Weekends
Geena Rocero

I'd spent 12 years building a career as a model in NYC. Prior to that, I'd immigrated to the US from the Philippines. In between, I'd gone to Thailand for 2 major surgical procedures that transformed my body physically into what emotionally I'd known since I was 5 years old -- that I am a woman.

First College Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay

Outsports | Cyd Zeigler | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices

After a year of isolation, gay UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon discovered the strength to share his truth with family and teammates. He becomes...

A Year Later, I'm Still the Same Person. But With a Blender.

Levi A. Miles | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

Dear Grandma, Hey. It's your grandson Levi. You probably don't remember this like I do, but one year ago, I 'came out' as a gay man to the world in a story published on the Huffington Post.

Finding The Courage To Go After Your Dream (And Live Your Truth)

Michelle Ward | Posted 06.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Michelle Ward

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThat's the funny thing about finding your courage, going after your dreams, and living your truth. It not only allows you to live your life from a fulfilling, authentic, on-purpose place but it lets others know that they can do the same for themselves.

WATCH: This Fashion Model Just Shared A Big Secret. Her Story Will Make You Stand Up And Applaud.

TEDTalks | Posted 06.04.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

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She's a model and a beauty pageant queen now. But she reveals that her life started out in a very different place. Don't miss Geena Rocero's powerful story about identity, gender and finding the courage to be your true self.

Young Woman Explains Why She Identifies as 'Queer' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

After she came out as queer to an ex-boyfriend, and later to a childhood friend with whom she led Bible study, both friends responded with support.

The Surprise Way This 'Top Chef' Winner Came Out

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

"Top Chef" champion Kristen Kish has come out in a unique and subtle way. The South Korean-born chef, who nabbed the "Top Chef" crown in 2013 and ...

It Was 20 Years Ago To-Gay

Scott Stiffler | Posted 05.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Stiffler

So I'm rocking back and forth, with my feet half way off the curb. I'm 27. Other than two recent (brief and disastrous) stabs at same-sex intimacy, the most overtly gay thing I've done is spend four years at a college where you could major in musical theater.

Coming Out as a Public Figure

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

I don't think public figures come out for attention, as the media makes it out, but so that some LGBT kid in the Bible Belt who may be contemplating ending his or her life has hope! They too can be an actor or actress! They too can be an Olympian! They too can be anything they want to be.

Set It Free Today

Ry Black | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Ry Black

My name is Ryan Black, and I was sexually abused as a child. It's been 20 years since I first admitted that to myself out loud and first to my mother. For me it was the first step down the slippery slope of healing.

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.

Letter From a Mom

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

"Obviously I never met your mother, but I am the mother of four -- all in their early 20s. In some ways all mothers are the same. If our kids grow up to be kind and happy people who are comfortable in their own skin, that's the ultimate gift."

Coming Out as Queer and Undocumented (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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What My '90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common

Kim Hoffman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Hoffman

I used to glorify what it must feel like to be a teenager -- what magazines they read, what music they listen to, how lust and rebellion, or flirtation and innocence caused for daydreaming, leaving me with pangs of curiosity.

George Michael: My Family Thinks I Just Haven't Found 'The Right Girl' Yet

Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

George Michael has been living openly as a gay man following his very public 1998 arrest for a "lewd act" in a Beverly Hills restroom. But as Peo...

Growing Up Gay and Jamaican: As if Being Gay Wasn't Enough

Donovan Thompson | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

I remember getting nauseous whenever the topic came up around family. I thought they'd be able to see my inner gay, jumping up and down in the pit of my stomach with a muzzle over his mouth.

Gay Man Abandoned Wife and Two Kids -- See How the Wife Responded (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-03-14-20140312RosaManriquezIFD.jpgImagine you have a husband, two infant girls, a house, and a marriage. Then your husband abandons you because he's gay. That's what happened to Rosa Manriquez.