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Dear Santa

Eric Ulloa | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Ulloa

Dear Santa, This is a little awkward, as we haven't talked in quite awhile...as in 21 years "awhile."

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 5)

Brad Liberti | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

Having ODNT's Nathan Adler own a talent agency seemed like the most reasonable bet -- provided that one thing be made quite clear: "Arvin, in the early days, thought Nathan should be a bit meaner, be more of an agent like [Ari Gold on Entourage], and I was like, 'No, we see that all the time. Let's make him a nice agent -- even if they don't really exist.'"

Honoring Everyday Heroes in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Nicholas Snow | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I consider myself a multimedia entertainment activist practicing "entrepreneurial activism", the definition for which which I came up with (although I don't think I'm the first person to do so) many years ago by combining two definitions from a Webster's dictionary;

7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays With a Broken Heart

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

All the winter holidays hold one thing in common: a celebration of light. It makes sense, really. During the coldest, darkest time of year, here come the holidays, with their Diwali lamps, menorahs, and Yule logs, to set our hearts aglow. Or not.

My First Experiment in Non-Monogamy

Kevin Thornton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

My last relationship was a gay, polyamorous, open, interracial threesome. (I know, very 2013.) In a time when gay couples are becoming remarkably mainstream, we were "destroying the sanctity of gay marriage," I would often joke. Some didn't find it funny.

New Book Is a Message to Parents With Drug Addicted Teens

Janet Mason | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

There's a lot of wisdom in this thin volume. Kaye tells us her story -- including information about her brother who died early on from drug addiction and about her daughter, Jennifer, who finally stopped lying to her mother, and told her that she was addicted to heroin and that the "recovery from heroin is one in a hundred."

What Should An LGBTQ Person Do During The Holidays?

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

Recently a colleague put me in touch with Orie Givens IV, the host of Queer Minded, to discuss issues that may be encountered by LGBTQ people during the holidays. Here are potential scenarios that could apply to you as an LGBTQ person during the holidays.

Meet the Pastor Who Told Me He Hoped I Got Brain Cancer and Died

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Anderson is the embodiment of hate and makes the late Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church look like Ghandi.

Generations of HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.

Peter Pan: My First Lesbian Role Model

Dana Rudolph | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

I know J. M. Barrie never intended Peter to be a girl, much less a lesbian. It was hardly a perfect fit then, but my childhood encounter with it remains a bright spot in my memory. Playing Peter was in many ways the beginning of my coming out process

A Dad's Message to His Cyber-Baby and The World

Fabian Blue | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Fabian Blue

If we all teach our children from an early age a simple message of tolerance and acceptance, we could undoubtedly transform this world into a more fantastic place.

MLB Umpire Comes Out As Gay

www.outsports.com | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports

Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott bleeds the green and yellow of his beloved Oregon Ducks football team, having gone to games since the Johnson ...

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 3)

Brad Liberti | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

Amanda Gari doesn't do supporting actress. Yes, she's been a fiercely loyal friend to Leon Acord ever since they first met at her audition for 'Carved In Stone' some 5 years ago.

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.