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

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.14.2014 | 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.

Hidden Heroes: Seven Mormons Who Stand for LGBT Inclusion and Equality

Mitch Mayne | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.

From Nebraska Football to Professional Sports, Gay Athletes are Inspiring Change

Eric Lueshen | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Eric Lueshen

In 2003, I was a redshirt freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that decided to come out in high school. But I wasn't sure if I could handle being the first openly gay Division I college football player.

One South Florida Group Reaches Out to Those at Risk

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 05.10.2014 | Miami
Victor M. Feraru

Seth, a dirty blonde with sparkling green eyes and perfect teeth, has been your dance partner all night. Both of your bodies were rubbing together on ...

Support For Gay Marriage Surges Higher

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

If you oppose marriage equality, you're in a shrinking minority, according to a new survey. A record 59 percent of Americans now support same-sex m...

An Open Letter to Barneys New York re Transgender Ad Campaign

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Chris Edwards

I've been an ad guy for almost 20 years, so I know how it works. The more over-the-top and provocative, the more attention the ad gets. I feared your campaign would be sensationalized in order to push the envelope like the Benetton ads of yore.

'GAYTMs' Offer Most Fabulous Cash Withdrawal Ever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Money has a new place where it can come out and feel accepted. Gay ATMs, or "GAYTMs," are strutting their cash-dispensing stuff at the Sydney Gay a...

Lila Shapiro

Utah Says Gay Marriage Will Harm These Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Madison Ayoso, a 21-year-old college student in Salt Lake City, should have issues. She should be collecting unemployment, or talking to a therapist a...

The Great Christian and Homosexual Divide

Shane Jordan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Shane Jordan

Most people would agree that the point of Christianity is to be Christ-like. For anyone who doesn't know or who hasn't cracked open the Bible or history book for that matter, Jesus Christ was not a hater.

Drag Makes the World Go Round

Justin Hernandez | Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

We're less than a week away from the premiere of the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The show has amassed quite a following over the years. However, every once in a while, I'll come across some gay men who express disdain for the show (and drag, in general).

My Russian Dream: Time for Olympic Athletes to Step Up and Right Wrongs

Janet Mason | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I appreciate that the athletes, including the ones who are openly gay, have trained long and hard to get to Sochi. That is exactly why they should speak out.

WATCH: Sweet Valentine's Day Ad Salutes Gay Military Members

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An ad for a personal lubricant gets all mushy for Valentine's Day with a nice salute to gay members of the military. In the spot for Gun Oil, a lon...

How to Behave Around Your Gay Teammate in the Locker Room

The Second City Network | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
The Second City Network

If your gay teammate is showering at the same time, kudos to you for noticing he walked into the showers. Why are you watching him so closely, anyway? Seriously, are you cruising him?

My Son Was Six Years Old When I Introduced Him to Liberace, Elvis and Hendrix

Julie Tarney | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

I wanted him to know that the fashion door would open for him; that as boys got older they gained the freedom to wear whatever they wanted. I needed him to know there were men who had defied the notion of sameness and boredom with what they wore. Harry hung on every word.

Bridging the Gay Generation Gap

Charlie Ferrusi | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlie Ferrusi

Together we must open our minds, bridge the intergenerational gap, and for God's sake, please put down the finger.

Selena Owens' Answer to Cultural Depravity

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Ms. Owens was quite offended by Sunday's Grammy Awards and called it "a forthright assault on conservatives" which furthered "homosexual advancement" in American culture.

Let's Stop Complaining and Start Thanking

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

With so many advances being made in entertainment, and so many allies for the LGBT community being outspoken about equal rights, why are we turning around and complaining about their help?

Healing the Gay Community From the Inside Out

Joel Readence | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Joel Readence

If we're able to find happiness, purpose and validation from within, we're then able to shift our lives for the better and begin to view the other members of our community with the compassion and love they deserve.

7 Questions for RuPaul's Drag Race's Shangela

Justin Hernandez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Just because Shangela hasn't been able to perform due to a bad injury that occurred on stage last October, doesn't mean she has been resting on her laurels. I interviewed D.J. Pierce, the man behind the drag persona of Shangela, via phone, and it was an informative and hilarious chat.

Shoulders to the Wheel: The Most Optimistic Gay Mormon Moments of 2013

Mitch Mayne | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

As an openly gay, active Latter-day Saint who just completed my calling as a priesthood leader, I'm keenly interested in the work taking place for LGBT inclusion and equality. So I'm taking a look back at 2013 and highlighting some of the strides Mormons have made on the journey to LGBT inclusion.

What Ping the Duck, Duck Dynasty, Same-Sex Marriage in Utah, and Most of the Rest of Us Have in Common

Janet Mason | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.

Why I Hate 'Outing' and How It Lets Aaron Schock Off the Hook

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It was Time magazine that dreamed up the word "outing" back in 1990. Specifically, it was now-deceased William Henry III, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic, who coined the term to define what he saw as a terrible invasion of privacy against even the most vile and homophobic closeted public figures by gay activists and gay journalists, and, most pointedly, by me.

Return of LGBT Groups to Little Saigon's 'Tet' Parade is a Community Win

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Being invited back to the Tet parade by members of their own community is a bigger step towards true inclusion of LGBT people in Little Saigon than a court victory alone could achieve.

WATCH: Coca-Cola Cuts Gay Marriage Scene From Ad

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Coca-Cola included a gay wedding in its new ad, but perhaps it got cold feet: The soda giant omitted the scene in a version for Ireland. The "Reaso...

Rose Parade's Gay Wedding Sparks Controversy Over AIDS Message

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay couple Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair made history Wednesday, when the pair participated in the first gay wedding ever officiated on a Rose Parade...