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Q&A With Cougar Town, Spin City and Scrubs Producer Randall Winston

Robert Gagnier | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Gagnier

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with television producer and director Randall Winston, who spoke about his recently shot Rob Lowe pilot, Lupus, and being openly gay in Hollywood.

A Child Is Listening: Your Homophobia's Real Impact

Jarrett Hill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

To the ladies who felt the man was "a waste" and a "damn shame" for possibly being gay, I pray that there isn't a child who will read your words online or hear them from your mouth.

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

Lacking Vision

Sharon Groves | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Sharon Groves

At a time when Pope Francis is asking, "Who am I to Judge?," World Vision USA has decided they can judge -- with impunity and at great cost to those who need them the most. Their reversal is not just sad but sends a catastrophic message to LGBT people.

Dear Andrew Sullivan, 'Left-Liberal Intolerance' Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

According to Sullivan, the gay mafia has struck again, destroying a man and bringing him down because he would not conform to its thinking.

'The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray', 'Foolish Hearts': Gay Love and Marriage?

Janet Mason | Posted 04.03.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.

My Friend Andy, a Gay Teacher

Melissa Bollow Tempel | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Melissa Bollow Tempel

I didn't have to think about how I'd describe a party, an outing, a dinner. I didn't have to censor my stories.

Wallflowers, a Queer Interwebs Series Worth Watching

H. Alan Scott | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

What's truly great about Wallflowers is that it balances gay and straight storylines effortlessly, in the process portraying what our actual lives are like.

The Myth of Christian Discrimination in the LGBT Rights Movement

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Within the Christian community, there are those who believe we are being discriminated against. However, no one is pushing legislation that excludes Christians from basic legal rights in the U.S.

The End. I Am No Longer Mentoring the 8-Year-Old Who Told Me "I Hate Homos"

Robbie Romu | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

My duty to Sam was to keep him safe and to be a positive role model, both of which I did. I did not sign up to be abused or to tolerate homophobia.

Sex Clubs and Stonings: Welcome to Southeast Asia

Richard Alther | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Whew. My husband and I made it back from our gay cruise to Indonesia and environs without being buried alive under stones.

Gay Marriage Bans Must Recede Into History

James Melton | Posted 03.28.2014 | Detroit
James Melton

As a matter of public policy, there is no practical reason to ban gay marriage. When gay people get married, it helps provide stability to their homes. It harms nobody. Conversely, denying gays that right offers no tangible benefit to other people.

An Evolved Opinion on Truvada

David Duran | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

It's 2014, and as opinions on a variety of subjects change and evolve, I'm not ashamed to say that I might have come off a bit conservative in my thoughts regarding how PrEP is used.

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

The Next Big Thing

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

"It's sad to say that finances have such a big effect on the artistry, but it's a butterfly effect. The other side of the coin on this issue is that publicizing yourself has become easier than ever."

Readers Wanted: Building LGBT Literary Cultures

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Readers and sales of books to readers are vital for the survival of small presses; readers are also crucial for our literature to flourish.

The Graham Cracker Wars Heat Up

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Selling quality products has nothing to do with a person's sexual orientation. In choosing to represent diversity, you are gaining a huge new market share of customers.

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

Growing Up Gay and Jamaican: As if Being Gay Wasn't Enough

Donovan Thompson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

I remember getting nauseous whenever the topic came up around family. I thought they'd be able to see my inner gay, jumping up and down in the pit of my stomach with a muzzle over his mouth.

I Did It: Forgiveness

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Why should I forgive that evil ex-lover who stole my money and tried to damage my relationship with my child? I was startled to realize how much venom I still carried for a person I broke up with eight years ago.

Learning to Love Wade Davis Style

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Former NFL player Wade Davis is consistently growing and evolving. It would take some years before the athlete would get centered and in a space where he was able to love others around him and himself.

Gay Is the New Black: The Best Gay Web Series You've Never Heard Of

H. Alan Scott | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

Even though there's so much gay representation on TV, many of these characters are one dimensional. Here's a list of gay artists creating content on the Internet that is honest, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always original.

The Limits of Looking

Noah Tsika | Posted 03.14.2014 | 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.

Here Is the Note All LGBT Children Should Receive From Their Parents

Patrick Wallace | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wallace

For parents of LGBT children who are striving to find the right words to say to their kids -- look no further, for this is your template...

Friend

Stanley Ely | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

The person I write about here died before his time, at 48. We were 30 years apart and friends for a couple of decades, blowing away the theory that intergenerational friendships don't work.