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Sex, Drugs and Superheroes at Comic-Con International: San Diego

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

David Reddish knows superheroes. And sex. And drugs. So much so that his book Sex, Drugs and Superheroes has served as a de facto gay guide to Comic-Con International: San Diego. On the eve of this year's Con, I spoke to David about what he loves, what he hates and what to do if you visit.

Milk and Chorus; A Night to Remember at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Jason Mannino | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend.

The Road to Equality in Media... So Far

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The world has changed a lot in the past few decades, but gay men still face violence and abuse. Anyone cognizant of current events recognizes that we haven't come far enough in trans inclusiveness, and lesbians and bisexual people still get left out in the cold too often.

I'm Gay and Married to a Heterosexual!

Rick Clemons | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

Shocking as it might seem, societal pressure, hoping it's a passing phase, and denial of self, often lead to "I'm married and a closet homosexual." ...

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Moving Forward After Today's Executive Orders

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

We urge the next Congress to introduce a comprehensive bill that addresses discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations like the comprehensive laws we have passed in many states.

The Trials and Travails of Life as a Pocket Gay

Blake McIver | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake McIver

In the male homosexual community, we love to label and categorize and organize each other as if we are in a never-ending high school biology class. But there is one category that seems to override any other for those who belong to it.

George Takei Chats About The Next Generation of Archie Comics

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

We (accidentally) broke the news to George Takei that Archie died, protecting George's comic book pal Kevin Keller. Although he was saddened to he...

I Am NOT Cisgendered

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I am NOT "cisgendered." I reject that label. Why? From what I've read, "cisgendered" is a label that began in academic discourse as a way of describing people who weren't trans. But the meaning of it was akin to what we might call "normatively gendered."

10 Years Later, 448 Pounds Lost, 1 Life-Changing Procedure

Woody Woodbeck | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Woody Woodbeck

How can we truly get a respectful acceptance from others when we internally are being unjust to those in our own community?

The Most Gay-Friendly Retirement Cities In The U.S.

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Today we're taking a look at gay-friendly retirement locations. It turns out that it's a myth that most gay people live in a handful of well-known urban neighborhoods like the Castro in San Francisco or Chelsea in New York City. You can go back to the 2000 Census and learn that same-sex couples live in 99 percent of U.S. counties.

New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Many of us have been bending our characters' genders and sexual orientations for years, but it's terrific to see the game officially embrace this.

False Accusations Of Homophobia And Racism: Are They Libelous?

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

In brief, Kenny Kramer may have lost on the facts, but the judge seemed to recognize that, under different circumstances, false accusations of homophobia can indeed be defamatory.

New CDC Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health Demonstrate Disparities, Resiliencies

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people experience both disparities and resiliencies in health, according to data released July 15th by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A Second Chance to Do It Right

Marshall Stowell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Marshall Stowell

No doubt the topic of conversation at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, will be "key populations." In other words, how do we reach those at greatest risk for infection -- men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and sex workers.

Living Under an Unequal Rainbow

Annie E. Clark | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Annie E. Clark

If we don't address these intersecting identities and the fact that sexism, racism, classism and the like are within our rainbow bubble, we are hurting the very members of our community that we proclaim we are fighting to protect.

New Survey Has Surprising Findings About How Many Gays Are In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices

A federal report released Tuesday says just 2 percent of Americans over the age of 18 identify as gay or lesbian. The report, released by the U.S....

Tatted Rugby Realness: Jaye Lish

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Livingston looked forward to the yearly rugby drag ball when all the butch, bearded, tatted players donned too-tight skirts and cheap wigs for charity. Although he never won Miss Ruck (he got first runner-up twice though), rugby drag was essential to his spurring his drag career and finding lasting love.

Defending Ian Thorpe: Coming Out Is Never Easy, I Know

James Peron | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

None of us can live other people's lives for them. They, and they alone, must be free to live their lives on their own terms. That includes celebrities, even Olympic swimmers.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.

HIV: Two Steps Forward and Just One Step Back

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

HIV care, treatment and research seem to be more often taking two steps forward with each step back. For the first few decades after HIV was isolated and characterized, we far too often took two steps backward with each step forward.

The Proverbial Closet...

Craig Stewart | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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What Being a Rabbi's Son Taught Me About Being a Better Dad

Jon Raj | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Raj

I was two-years-old when everything changed. My father, who was not yet 30, was a rabbi at a synagogue in Budapest. After multiple harassments, he decided with my mother that America would be a much better place to practice freedom of religion and raise a family.

LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Zoukis

Prison is an odd place to be celebrating LGBT issues. To us non-LGBT prisoners, it can feel as if this celebration causes more problems than it solves. But if we look within ourselves and focus on the real issue then I think that we can come to the agreement that celebrating LGBT month in prison really wasn't a bad idea at all.

#ColbyDoesAmerica: What Gay Porn Star Colby Keller Is Doing To Change The Art World

H. Alan Scott | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

If art is reactionary, and sex certainly causes a reaction, then is porn the most widely spread form of expressionism art in our modern world? Now with #ColbyDoesAmerica, Keller is taking his years blending these two forms of artistic expression into one, asking the question: can porn be art?