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But I'm a Bartender...

Brad Liberti | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

I spent my 20's making no apologies for my overt sexuality. After all, if straight guys could construct their entire social lives around the hunt for tail, then why couldn't I? Especially since I was so good at it...

Why Should You Know About C. P. Cavafy?

Eddie Parsons | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

Now, this may seem a bit extreme in support of a dead poet but maybe you are not familiar with Constantine P. Cavafy. The translations of his words are timeless.

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 2)

Brad Liberti | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

To this day, Leon Acord marvels at how successfully his beloved Old Dogs made the transition from his brain to the page to the screen. He credits his "dream team" of actors for making this possible and once again wonders what he's done karmically to deserve such luck. I tell him what he did was write a fantastic script.

Expressing All of Who We Are: In Honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jo-Na Williams | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jo-Na Williams

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance let's express all of who we are without apology and remember those that had the courage to do the same.

Thou Shalt Never Meet a Gym Crush

Brad Liberti | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

There are certain rules in our dating culture that even though never formally stated, still somehow become ingrained within us all. To spare you the pain of making the same mistake that I recently did... added to this tacit list of romantic do's and don't's should be another decree. Thou shalt never meet a gym crush.

Carol Kuruvilla

LGBT Christians Speak Out: "Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin" Won't Cut It Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion

After a seven-year hiatus from the music world, Grammy-nominated Christian musician Jennifer Knapp in 2010 took the brave step of telling her fans tha...

Gay Acceptance Is Rising Globally, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Around the world, it's getting more acceptable to be gay. A new study says that acceptance of homosexuality has grown in 90 percent of countries su...

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 1)

Brad Liberti | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

Leon Acord isn't exactly feeling perky today. No, he's not kvetching because his wildly successful Web series -- which follows the lives of four gay men over the age of 40 trying to navigate life and love in L.A. -- is gearing up to premiere its highly anticipated third season. The truth of the matter is that he's just a little tired.

Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival Moves Downtown This Weekend

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Palm Springs is already huge on the global gaydar screen, but in this journalist's opinion, it's reputation as one of the best cities for LGBTQ residents and tourists alike is about to go through the stratosphere as a dramatic change comes to the Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration.

My Thoughts on the Controversy Over My Comments About the Gay Community and Misogyny

Rose McGowan | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rose McGowan

The LGBT community absolutely needs to combat the misogyny in their midst. I've lived and breathed gay rights for as long as I can remember. I've seen so much change and now I want more. Casual and accepted misogyny no longer works for me and it shouldn't work for you.

30 Years After 'Smalltown Boy', Out Singer Jimmy Somerville Readies Dream Disco Album

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Though it's taken three decades, Jimmy Somerville is finally ready to realize his musical dreams. As he celebrates the 30th anniversary of massive breakthrough "Smalltown Boy," the singer prepares to unveil an upcoming disco album.

The Kids Are All Right: LGBT Families With Kids

Shane Jordan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

Despite studies proving otherwise, some people still insist that children are being ruined by this type of family dynamic. They deem homosexual couples as "unfit"parents, but don't seem to have concrete or legitimate evidence to substantiate their claims.

The Challenges of Being a Gay Stay-at-Home Dad

Alex Davidson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Alex Davidson

You might think a gay stay-at-home Dad in San Francisco would be surrounded by others in similar situations - I did. But more often that not I was reminded of how rare a species I was - oftentimes I was the only gay dad anywhere.

In Defense of a Sexy Halloween

Brad Liberti | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

The way I see it, the world is an intensely scary place right now. You can keep your American Horror Story gets-ups and your bloody severed corpses -- I have enough drama in my life. I just want to pour myself a glass of some oddly colored punch, binge on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and stare at some pecs and ass.

Just Do the 'Thing'

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 10.30.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.

What It's Like to Be a Female Cop

Quora | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Quora

There's much more I could tell, but being a cop is a difficult job. No matter who you are. But being female and a cop, is probably more challenging than most people know.

America's 10 Worst LGBT Work Insults

Ian Johnson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Johnson

"LGBT Diversity: Show Me the Business Case," the new report from the largest global LGBT research initiative, LGBT2020, reveals what life in 2014 is like for LGBT Americans at work. And, unfortunately, the news from the U.S. workplace is not that good.

Same-Sex Couples Are Now Allowed To Adopt In Utah

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

Utah's Supreme Court lifted its stay on same-sex adoptions Thursday, two weeks after the state dropped its legal fight over the issue. In May, the ...

Gay Guys Can Do Better Than The Word 'Basic' Too

H. Alan Scott | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

So why do we keep using that word even though it feels kind of icky? And why are my fellow gay brothers so into it?

Why Amazon's Transparent Is Binge-Watch Worthy

Chris Edwards | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Edwards

Tambor may be the headliner, but he is surrounded by an amazing cast. And it's the way they adjust to the news and come to terms with their own identity issues that makes this series so watchable. The character development is masterful and the performances are, in a word, real.

Think Hillsong's Brian Houston Is Open To Same-Sex Marriages? Think Again

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion

Megachurch pastor Brian Houston caused a stir last week by declaring that the influential and global Hillsong Church is in an “ongoing conversation...

Stunning 85% Of Young Catholics Support Gay Equality

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion

While the Vatican vacillates over whether to welcome gays into the church, the new kids in the flock seem to have no qualms about the subject. Clos...

Ebola, HIV, and the Politics of Contagion

Jim Downs | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Downs

That Ebola now compels other Americans to consider the threat of a contagious virus suggests how fortunate they have been. Instead of sounding off an alarm of hysteria, they might just want to listen to how the other half lives.

Black Colleges: Stop Discriminating Against LGBT

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 10.17.2014 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The reality is that most black colleges have not accepted sexual identity diversity as an issue with which they need to be concerned. A number of reasons have been suggested -- among these, a level of social and religious conservatism within the black community.

A Drag Queen Queers Shakespeare

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

Yes, even Shakespeare must be queered (well, it's already been done, but I'm going to do it again). And what better way to queer Shakespeare than by ...