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Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.

WATCH: College Kids Respond To The Word 'Faggot'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.21.2013 | Gay Voices

YouTube user Pano T sat down with several peers from his college campus this week for a candid discussion about their opinions regarding the word "fag...

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.

WATCH: Rapper Tyler The Creator Defends His Use Of 'Faggot'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Tyler The Creator stopped by "The Arsenio Hall Show" last week to offer his perspective on a number of topics -- including straight rappers who use th...

AB SOTO Talks 'Fagging Out,' Hollywood Type Casting and Coming Out in East L.A.

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I recently saw AB SOTO perform and was blown away by his energy and message. His dance moves come from sources as varied as street posturing and Paris Is Burning-style balls. When combined, they ask the questions: What is butch? What is femme? What makes someone sexy?

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.

Why Straight Comics Still Cling to the Word 'Faggot' and Why They Shouldn't

Chris Doucette | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Chris Doucette

The only people who can use the word "faggot" based on an incorrect, playground definition are children. Once you grow up and learn what the word really means, you have a moral obligation to change your behavior so that you don't use a word that perpetuates the dehumanization of people whom you claim to respect.

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.

Why You're A 'Faggot'

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

For over a year I researched the words that people use to describe gay men -- words like "faggot," "pillow biter," "queer," "gym bunny," "bear," "twink," "homosexual" and even "gay" -- to get at the heart of the assumptions that people make about us.

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...

WATCH: Gay Man's Altercation With Passerby Who Called Him 'Faggot' Gets Physical

Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Amateur video footage of a New York-based gay man's altercation with a passerby who called him a "faggot" is making the blogosphere rounds. Astori...

Taking the Taboo Out of 'Fag'

North by Northwestern | Posted 04.07.2013 | Gay Voices
North by Northwestern

"Faggot," he said under his breath. I wasn't sure if he knew that I could hear him from across the table. A scowl formed on my face. I shot him daggers with my eyes. "What did you just say?"

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.

DEBATE: Should The LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' And 'Tranny'?

Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Using words like "faggot," "dyke," and "tranny" to define oneself and other members of the LGBT community has long been a contentious topic. While ...

Should the LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' and 'Tranny'? Yes, Call Me a 'Faggot'

Randall Jenson | Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

I embrace words like "faggot," "dyke," or "tranny" because they are not just slurs; they are descriptors. They illustrate ways of moving through the world. They portray real people, beautiful people.

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.

Is the NBA Anti-Gay? (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 08.06.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

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The Bullying Years: A Survival Guide for Gay Kids

Gary Cohan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Cohan

Stay tough, stay hopeful, stay healthy and stay alive because, I promise you -- as a gay man, a medical doctor and, most importantly, as a survivor -- it absolutely does get better.

Visible Lives: Celebrating LGBT Pride 2010

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

What matters sordid wealth or brutish might? Bright day, dark night, Gay or straight, black, brown or white, Tall or short, Blond or brunet, Voluptuo...

Fear & Intimidation: Tea Party's Newest Assault on Democracy

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Notified that there was an Anti-Immigrant/ Anti-Health Care Reform Tea Party protest scheduled to occur in front of US Congressman Christopher Murphy'...

Clyburn: Racist Faxes, Image Of Noose Were Sent To Office (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) received racist faxes Monday in the wake of Sunday's House vote approving health care reform legislation. ...

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.

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Jealous that Gay Weddings will be Better than Theirs

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Francesca Biller

No more aging D.J.'s to get all the grandparents from Miami and New York and The Los Angeles Valley to dance to the Village People's "YMCA," because the Village People will finally be allowed to get married, and in high style at that.