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Uber Butch: An Interview with Lea DeLaria

Tristan Higgins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I love my job as a writer. I get to write about being a butch lesbian. I get to share that with people. And, sometimes I get to do really awesome stuff -- like sit down to talk with Lea DeLaria.

A Few Words From A Real, Live C*cksucking Fag

Noah Michelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

Seeing as I have some practical experience here, I'd like to clear up a few things for those (presumably) non-c*cksucking straight men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used.

A Critical Response to 'Faggot'-Calling Culture

Lucas Waldron | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

When I see my cousin asserting his comfort with calling his (presumably straight male) friends "faggots," I do not feel directly afraid of my cousin, but I feel afraid of the culture that both he and I are surrounded by and respond so differently to.

The Other 'F' Word

Asher Huey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

This past weekend I was called a "faggot." Recently I'd realized that nothing like that had happened to me in a while and wondered if or when it would. When it did, it made me realize how much, and how little, has changed.

WATCH: Professional Wrestler Slams Fan As 'Faggot' And 'Frickin' Queer' In Shocking Rant

Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Professional wrestler Bully Ray is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after footage of him engaging in an anti-gay rant directed at a Chicago fan sur...

The 'F' Word

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

I've never been OK with the word "faggot" or its shortened form, "fag." Regardless of the intent behind its use, I've never been able to fully swallow that word and refrain from tensing up when it's used around me. I've always spoken out against its usage.

Dan Savage And The Other, Uglier F-Word

Justin Sedor | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Sedor

The context in which he uses the word suggests not only that Savage meant to demean and degrade, but that he meant to demean and degrade by comparing GOProud to a particular set of gay men (bottoms) and all those who enjoy receiving penetrative sex.

Reclaiming the Gay F-Word

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I want to reclaim the word. You have probably heard of other people reclaiming offensive language to remove the sting, and now it is the gays' turn.

I Have a Problem

Bil Browning | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bil Browning

The music teacher found out that I played piano and asked me to play in front of the class. In a panic, I chose the most masculine piece I could think of -- the Marine's Hymn. Apparently, it wasn't butch enough.