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'The Flash' Scoop Reveals Enemies, Friends And A Gay Character

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment

Don't expect "Arrow" and "The Flash" to be standoffish with each other this coming season. Not only will Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) of "...

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.

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."

My Visit With an Extraordinary Veteran Named Ramona

Major Miguel Reece (Retired) | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Major Miguel Reece (Retired)

This is a story from one of the hardest days of my life. One afternoon I rang the doorbell of a veteran named Ron. No one answered. I proceeded to go back to my car to write him a note. Then something horrific occurred.

How Art Can Save a Life

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

As I sit here and write this, feeling scratched and worn -- a vinyl record that has seen better days -- I know all is not lost. I know I will wake up in the morning, make a cup of tea and sit at my studio desk.

Dear TIME Magazine: Stop Telling Gay Men How to Act

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

I don't tell African-American women what to like and how to act, so please try to do the same for me. I think it's time that we celebrate each other and stop telling other groups what to like, how to act and what to do.

What Being a Rabbi's Son Taught Me About Being a Better Dad

Jon Raj | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Raj

I was two-years-old when everything changed. My father, who was not yet 30, was a rabbi at a synagogue in Budapest. After multiple harassments, he decided with my mother that America would be a much better place to practice freedom of religion and raise a family.

No, Gay Isn't the New Black

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

Gay rights are important and should be mandated at the utmost degree. However, recognize that they are not, nor ever will have, the same level of struggle or oppression that have plagued this country for hundreds of years.

Have Gay Groups Set Their Own Trap With a Religious Exemption in ENDA?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

ENDA would allow a Catholic hospital or school to fire a lesbian nurse or janitor or cafeteria cashier simply on the basis of her sexual orientation. That is a much broader exemption than allowed for any other group under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And it's abhorrent.

You Belong In The Gay Community

Josh Hersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

I'm here to tell every gay man reading this: You belong in the gay community. Just as you are. The thing is, if you don't believe you belong (or even want to belong) in the gay community, you never will.

End the Gay-Transgender Panic Defense AB-2501

Mike Spradley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

AB-2501 sends a global message that the gay-transgender panic defense should not and will not be tolerated. The LGBTQ community must write their law makers, do not let people get away with murder, they have been doing it for far to long.

Country Star Wynonna, Husband Cactus Moser Label Her New Album 'Vintage Modern'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Whether as half of iconic country music duo The Judds -- she and mother Naomi hit No. 1 an impressive 14 times -- or for her chart-topping solo success, Wynonna is an entertainment industry legend. Still, even a consummate professional with more than three decades in the business can get distracted.

Gay Pride 2014

Chef Rossi | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Chef Rossi

I was standing in front of "The Duchess," a lesbian bar in Greenwich Village. I had just moved to New York City. I was 17 years old. I had found the courage to leave home, but the courage to walk into the Duchess? My feet were frozen to the concrete.

6 Obvious Differences in Planning Gay and Lesbian Destination Weddings

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.01.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There are some things that were learning experiences for me as I planned and executed a lot of same-sex wedding in the last 24 months and I'm sharing them with all of you.

Confessions of an HRC Canvasser

Francisco J. Tirado | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Francisco J. Tirado

You're walking down the street (perhaps shopping, or on your lunch break), and up ahead you see one of those street activists with the binders. They're trying to make eye contact with you, but you've averted your gaze and pulled out your phone. "Hey! Do you have one minute for gay rights?"

Gay Pride: Are Black Gay Men Proud?

Donovan Thompson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

There are loads of white gay celebrities who are quite open and willing to engage in discussion. The disparity between out white and out black public figures is quite bothersome.

Your Package Is So Gay

David Duran | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

When it comes to same-sex weddings, I stand pretty firm in my beliefs that a wedding is a wedding and anytime the word "wedding" is proceeded with the word, "gay", and followed by the word "package", I cringe. But do we really need that welcome, or are we as a community possibly taking advantage of the extra attention?

A Gift of Life Positive and The Power To Be Strong for National HIV Testing Day (AUDIO / VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On the occasion of National HIV Testing Day (June 27th), I am honored to gift readers of The Huffington Post with a Kindle download (You may choose...

How the LGBT Community Has Moved Me Forward and Why I'll Always Be There for Them

Will Dailey | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Will Dailey

The story of the LGBT community is a story of strength, endurance and compassion that leads all of us into this 21st century with a win for generations to come.

A Gayish List of My Favorite Gay (Male) Romance Novels

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

In honor of Pride month, I thought I'd write a post on my favorite fiction focused on gay characters. I primarily listen to and read urban fantasy/paranormal romance, though I sometimes read regular gay romance.

R&B Star Sevyn Streeter: 'Writing Lyrics Is Like Reading My Diary to the World'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.23.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I haven't always been that great at moving on from past relationships," Sevyn Streeter confesses, "And I don't think I'm the only one who's had that experience."

Director Jane Clark Wasn't a Fan of Horror Films Before Shooting Frameline Pic Crazy Bitches

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.23.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a big, big scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies," admits director Jane Clark. "I never even really went to horror movies, except movies like Scream - and even that, I'm covering my eyes through half of it."

Modern Families: Rethinking the Ties that Bind

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

Let's face it: Even as we battle the myths surrounding race, gender, gender roles, sexuality, class, domesticity and the nuclear family, we haven't adequately addressed the myths or stigma around non-biological family structures.

Fingers to Ashes: The Millennial Disconnect with HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

While the level of danger has waned over the past three decades, the threat of HIV still remains. Unlike the generations first affected by the virus, the millennial age is now armed a wealth of information and a variety of prevention tools to change the course of HIV for good.

Herpes Shows Up Like a Missionary

Matthew Terrell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Herpes shows up like a missionary -- completely unexpected and completely inconvenient. Like said missionary, herpes stops by to warn how dangerously you lead your life. But, really, you know Goddess sent them here to punish you.