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BREAKING: Gay Couple Watches Football. Can We Get Back To The Game Now?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices

What at first appears to be two bros horsing around in an ad for DirecTV's NFL coverage turns out to be something else entirely. The two -- one a G...

Michael Sam and the NFL's Virulent Homophobia

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The NFL is a league that tolerates homophobia, the lofty words of its officials notwithstanding. And until LGBT groups and politicians stand up and take it on rather than cowering, homophobia will continue to get a pass.

Donald Sterling Is Gay, V. Stiviano Claims In Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Donald Sterling is gay and never had sex with presumed girlfriend V. Stiviano. So says Stiviano in a new lawsuit, according to TMZ. As the gossip s...

High on Heels

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Sometimes a man's gotta do something that's out of the ordinary. Sometimes he has to push himself. Sometimes a man's gotta walk into a shoe store and buy a pair of heels.

99-Year-Old Sprinter Leaves Aging In The Dust

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty

Ida Keeling finished last in her 100-meter race at the Gay Games in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, but she still ran away with the show. That's because Kee...

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

Pat Sajak Pulls Major Blunder With Gay Contestant

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices

This time it wasn't a contestant committing a big flub on "Wheel of Fortune." Host Pat Sajak did the honors instead. While introducing player T.K. ...

This Coming-Out Will Make You Want To ... Redecorate?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

"I'm different," the young man tell his parents in the ad above. "I don't like to do what other men like to do." Good thing that Mom and Dad are si...

Your Package Is So Gay

David Duran | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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?

Lila Shapiro

The Gay Tea Party Is In Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Jimmy LaSalvia and Christopher R. Barron, the founders of a gay conservative lobbying group that styled itself after the tea party, have never feared ...

Still Married in Pennsylvania: PA Constitutional Ban Struck Down and Marriage Is Re-Defined

Janet Mason | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.

Confessions of an Adult Grudge Holder

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

We can't go back. We can't change it. We can learn from the past and make better choices, or let the past keep us from growing. For me, those feelings have no place in my present.

Lesbian Author Tackles Edmund White, Gains a Deeper Understanding of the Gay Icon, the Writer, the Human Being

Janet Mason | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.

Discovering and Outgrowing My Mother's Shoes

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Sometimes I did try wearing my mom's skirts or dresses, but getting them off quickly when I heard the car pull into the driveway proved less than advantageous.

#ROSWEGLYN- A Youtube 'Meet and Greet' That Became So Much More

Megan Evans | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

Youtube hasn't just brought ROSWEGLYN together as friends, but it also has brought a whole new community along with it where acceptance is key.

Lesbian Truthtellers Write Books to Take Home With You: Essayist Judith Witherow and Novelist Renee Bess

Janet Mason | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

I was reminded of the quote from the late poet Muriel Rukeyser -- ''What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open'' -- when I read Judith K. Witherow's collection of essays, Strong Enough To Bend.

Round Two: India's LGBT Community Tries Again To Strike Anti-Gay Law

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices

India’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear pleas against the controversial sodomy law that recently re-criminalized gay sex. In July 2009, the Delh...

800 Million Voters in World's Biggest Election: Are Gay Rights on the Ballot?

Nish Gera | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

In past Indian elections, gay rights haven't even been a peripheral issue. This time around, they are an issue. But the good news, unfortunately, stops there. It is, at best, only a peripheral issue.

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

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

Robert Gagnier | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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.

How 'Free to Be' Heralded the Most Successful Revolution of Our -- or Any -- Era

Michael Kimmel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Michael Kimmel

In fact, "Free to Be" heralded, announced and championed the most dramatic and most rapid transformation of gender relations in our nation's history. Today, we are, in the U.S., incontestably more gender equal than we have ever been. Don't believe me? Look around your workplace.

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.04.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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.

An Open Letter to Pat Robertson

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Your negative words penetrate the ear of a mother or father or grandmother who might have a family member struggling with the courage to be himself.