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Obama Expands Government Benefits For Gay Couples

AP | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an...

Carly Schwartz

Groundbreaking Law Would Make It Easier For LGBT Couples To Start A Family

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

When Judy Appel and her partner of 22 years, Alison Bernstein, wanted to have children, the state of California didn’t make it easy. Bernstein ga...

LOOK: Stunning Photo Series Showcases LGBT Couples Around The World

Posted 02.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A New York-based photographer's stunning series showcasing same-sex couples around the world is making the media and blogosphere rounds. Photograp...

Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part Two)

Cornelia Powell | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weddings
Cornelia Powell

Now as more states and countries legalize same-sex marriage, the nature of weddings expands --but no one is immune to having a wedding ceremony that leaves people cold.

Justice Department To Give Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges

Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

By PETE YOST, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a land...

Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Privileges

New York Times | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify...

Why Conservatives Should Learn to Love Gay Marriage

Scott Titshaw | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

By refusing marriage to same-sex couples, social conservatives are undermining traditional marriage more than lesbian brides and gay grooms ever could.

Same-Sex Couples in the South

James Mahon | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
James Mahon

Three Tennessee towns now recognize same-sex couples. In a landmark decision for the so-called "buckle" of the Bible Belt, Chattanooga joined Knoxville and Collegedale with a city council vote recognizing same-sex spouses of city employees for benefits.

WATCH: Man Gets Jehovah's Witnesses To Leave By Stating, 'I Have A Husband'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices

When YouTube user hitmn92 had two Jehovah's Witnesses show up at his front door bearing copies of The New World Translation, he knew exactly how to (p...

Striking Photo Series Profiles 7 LGBT Couples In Russia

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

"Today, we love living in Saint Petersburg, but understand that people like us can’t have a quiet life here," Dasha and Victoria, two twentysomethin...

Surprisingly, The American City With The Highest Concentration Of Gay Couples Is...

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Did San Francisco just get out-gayed? Recently released data from the 2012 U.S. Census revealed which cities have the highest concentration of sam...

Exxon Makes Big Policy Change To Benefit Gay Couples

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Exxon says it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time as of Oct. 1. The company s...

Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part I)

Cornelia Powell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Cornelia Powell

As a gay couple, you can embrace the intimacy of ritual and ceremony for your wedding without falling victim to the mainstream's rather tired and institutionalized "traditions" that have become more commercial than cherished.

'Til There Was Us: Broadway's Best Gay Showmances (PHOTOS)

Kevin Burrows | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Burrows

Last Friday I came across a feature entitled "''Til There Was You': Broadway's Best Showmances," a collection of stories of 18 Broadway couples who fell in love while performing in or working on the same show. Of the couples depicted, not one of them was a same-sex couple. How could this be?

Kerry Has Big News For Same-Sex Couples

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Aug 2 (Reuters) - The United States will immediately begin considering visa applications of gay and lesbian spouses in the same manner as heterosexu...

Big News For Married Gay Couples

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that the political contributions of married same-sex couples should be treated equal...

NY To Refund Gay Couples Forced To Pay Estate Tax

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Same-sex spouses forced to pay high New York estate taxes upon the death of their partner will get refunds from the state. Gov. Andre...

LISTEN: Gay Couple Return To Music With New Album

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Microfilm, an electronic music duo from Oregon, not only make music together, but are also a couple outside of the music studio. Made up of Matthew Me...

If I Am HIV-Negative, Then You Must Be Too, Right?

Rob Stephenson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Stephenson

New evidence suggests that gay men may use their own HIV status as a barometer against which to guesstimate their partner's HIV status. One in 5 men surveyed thought that if two men were having sex and one was HIV-negative, then the other must also be HIV-negative.

It Got Better: 10 Things That Changed Immediately After The Supreme Court Rulings

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court handed down two landmark gay rights rulings on Wednesday, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act -- a federal law that forbade th...

31 Photos That Show The Power Of Love Between Same-Sex Couples

Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

June 26, 2013 will henceforth mark a great day in the fight for marriage equality. On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court struck down both Propositio...

Visible Family Ties

Jackie Gardina | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

Until states began to issue marriage licenses, there were no public records telling us who in our family tree might have identified as gay or lesbian. Instead, we were forced to search for aunts or uncles who never married, or for other signs that suggested we were not alone.

Gay Sensibility On Sexual Compatibility

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Since my last blog post, in which I introduced the term "sides" to describe gay men who simply don't prefer anal sex, I've received many emails from gay men who do prefer anal sex who describe the problems they encounter when they find themselves in bed with a side.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: How One Gay Couple Created Their Beautifully Unique Family

Posted 03.08.2013 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Charles and Jim

Posted 02.15.2013 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...