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Reality Check as Ugandan Court Rules Against the Anti-Homosexuality Act

Melanie Nathan | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

The ruling is based on the manner in which the legislation was passed, rather than on the merits of the AHA itself, and hence jubilation must be tempered with caution.

Kissing Doesn't Kill

Matthew Ebert | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

Face facts, Truvada will be in everyone's bloodstream in about 15 minutes, so why argue over it? On two fronts we can assault this virus -- the POZ and the NEG, the dirty and the clean. Can we cut the crap and get in one line?

The Intersection of Queer and Gay -- And Straight?

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Lewis DeSimone

A neighborhood isn't just a plot of land. It's a culture. And changing that is a lot harder -- and a lot less defensible -- than repainting your walls or planting different flowers in the yard.

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Menopause is freedom. It's been 10 years now and I have never looked back. I face forward with a confidence that every day will be the same; that my mood will be stable and nothing will ruin my pants or my plans.

Gays, Politics and the 2014 Midterms

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you want your voice to matter and your vote to count, get off your couch, leave your parents basement and find the office of your local political party.

Hairy Today And Tomorrow

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

With the growth of online niche porn, gay boys can now lust after men of all body types. We're in a pro-beard, anti-trim bubble right now for men, and I'm greatly enjoying it.

Pimping Diversity

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

We have all bought into a social construct that permits us to feel good about perpetrating a fraud. Corporations, universities, government agencies, minorities and "good white folks" alike -- we are all complicit in pimping diversity.

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.