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What's Gone Wrong With 'Gay Culture' These Days?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

In his latest video clip for HuffPost Gay Voices, writer-actor Justin Sayre sounds off on what he describes as "bottom-of-the-barrel" staples of gay c...

Black Women Speak Out Against White Gay Men For 'Stealing' Their Culture

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices

A recent article criticizing white gay men for perpetuating "aggravating" and "damaging" stereotypes of black women has sparked many conversations abo...

Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?

The Underground World Of Baltimore's Voguing Scene

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

French photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel traveled to Baltimore in 2011 with the intention of using a photography grant to develop a project focusing ...

Gay Culture: It's What's Trending! -- Now It's Time to Pay for the Privilege

Seth Rosen | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Seth Rosen

This post is co-authored by Josh Machiz People always ask us why we spend so much time and energy putting together the DragOn Ball to benefit GMHC. T...

The Limits of Looking

Noah Tsika | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Now that the first season of HBO's Looking has come to an end, it is worth reflecting on the series' achievements, and lamenting some of its shortcomings.

Gay 'Reviews' and the Disintegration of Our Community

David Toussaint | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

There's no reason for a gay man to review my book by calling me a "sad old queen," especially in a country in which gays have spent decades fighting for rights and awareness and equal treatment.

Hook-Up App Stress Disorder

Renato Barucco | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

I've realized that many friends and clients quietly abandoned hook-up apps. While the voluntary withdrawal is justified by slightly different reasons; there seems to be a common complaint: a high level of stress associated with usage.

Gchat: 'The Birth of a Drag Queen'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

This is my edited Gchat with Stephen (Stevo) Arnoczy aka "Liz Beta". Emma Tattenbaum-Fine my cat is trying to jump up so if you see nonsense on th...

Your Beautiful Flaws

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

We have such a distorted view of beauty. Society brainwashes us to believe beauty is a size 0, it's white, and has no flaws. But true beauty has flaws...

Reassessing the Gay Cultural Paradigm

Nicholas F. Benton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas F. Benton

Focusing on the gay community's exceptional gifts -- our transformational gifts to the whole world -- must form the basis our new cultural paradigm, shaping the self-identities of forever-unfolding new generations of our tribe.

Britney Spears: Gay People Are 'Adorable And Hilarious'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Britney Spears has long been championed as an icon within the gay community and her new single "Work Bitch" certainly seems to have made its impact on...

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Monogamish

Matthew Lewis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Matthew Lewis

There's nothing like my first-date dinner companion telling me he hopes I can someday play with him and his partner together. I don't know what happened to first-date etiquette, but this information might have been useful before wooing me into thinking you're a man I could settle for.

How Do You Find Self-Worth When You Don't Like Yourself?

Michael Rohrer | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I want to like myself. I want to love myself. I want to be happy with my life. What I'm learning is that I'm uncomfortable in my own skin. At 42 I'm uncomfortable in the skin of a gay man. I think that has everything to do with my feelings of unworthiness and undesirability.

Bray Away the Gay

Mike Diamond | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Diamond

I've reached a conclusion: I'm not gay. Oh, don't misunderstand me. I am definitely homosexual, 100-percent. Honey, I loves me some big, juicy mens. I just don't have the trappings to be a 21st-century gay. I am what I think of as "post-gay."

Weeklings!: Play the Gay Spelling Bee (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

In this edition of Weeklings!, I test your gay spelling credibility with seven words related to pop culture, gayness, reality TV and gay iconography. Can you spell these words? No lie: They're pretty tough.

Bruce LaBruce's New Take On Susan Sontag's 1964 Essay 'Notes On "Camp"'

Mark Allen | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Allen

In today's complex, post-everything culture, does the term "camp" still have meaning? Sitting down with me, Bruce LaBruce answered some questions about his essay "Notes on Camp/Anti-Camp" and "camp-categorized" a brand new list of current gay-related people and topics.

Drag Queen Culture Divide: Breaking Down What Happened On This Week's Snatch Game

Michael Broder | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Broder

Jinkx Monsoon's brilliant impersonation of Little Edie revealed a fascinating cultural divide among the Drag Race contestants. Few of the queens knew who Little Edie was, and this difference paralleled differences in race, ethnicity, class and some broader, more elusive quality of gay identity.

Facebook Shuts Down Controversial 'Bareback' Page

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices

A controversial Facebook page devoted to the practice of unprotected sex between consenting male partners (known as "barebacking") has sparked a dialo...

'The World According To Wonder': Celebrating The Firebrands, Freaks And Nonconformists Who Queered American Culture (PHOTOS)

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

We wrote the book because we wanted to celebrate Tammy Faye Bakker, RuPaul and the many other pioneering spirits who have changed our lives. People who live life out loud and proud instead of subduing themselves to fit in -- these are the characters who have always inspired us.

WATCH: The Evolution Of 'Gay' -- In Just Under Two Minutes

Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices

YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow offers up the history of the word "gay" in just two minutes in this new video. Set to the tune of "Be Our Guest" f...

Cultural Cavalcade: Top LGBT Culture In 2012

Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices

With 2012 being an incredibly historic year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, it's only fitting that the cultural scene...

Your Boyfriend Lives With His Husband?

David Duran | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Having lived all over the country in several metropolitan cities, I have experienced and learned a lot about queer culture and diversity within our community, but nothing has shocked me more than what I learned in San Francisco. Gay men here mostly play by different rules.

Curtis M. Wong

Michael Arden Dishes His Upcoming NYC Gig, Charlie Sheen And Barbra Streisand

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Michael Arden may be hitting the stage of New York’s 54 Below nightclub for the first time this weekend, but the “Anger Management” star’s per...

PHOTOS: Sun, Sand And Sizzle At The Fire Island Dance Festival

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices

To New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Fire Island is known as a glittering paradise of sand and surf. But last wee...