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The Super Gay History of the Olympics

Jason Anthony | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Anthony

I hate to break it to you, Vlad. You've made a poor choice of venue for this one. Cause the Olympics are really, really gay. I'm not talking figure skating, or the two-man luge. I'm talking about the great Olympics of the ancient Greeks.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Not Joining Anti-Gay St. Paddy's Parade, A True Friend

Christopher Murray | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

As a New Yorker, a person of Irish descent and a gay dude, Mr. Mayor, my friend, thank you.

Reframing the Media Narrative: Trans Bodies Are Not Public Domain

Savannah Garmon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Savannah Garmon

The true aggression in these scenarios is the idea that trans women's bodies are public domain, or the simply nonsensical belief that no cis man would ever be attracted to a trans woman.

Armistead Maupin: The Man Who Wrote the Quintessential San Francisco Novel -- On a Newspaper Deadline

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Armistead Maupin's assignment was to show up at the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle every weekday morning and produce seven hundred words, give or take. But Army's job was not to report the story. It was to make it up.

Sticks and Stones: Violence in Word and Deed

Ben de Guzman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Ben de Guzman

Their stories tell us that our work to dismantle homophobia, transphobia, racism, and xenophobia is far from over, but also that the powerful voices in the community, our friends and allies, are working with us.

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?

Quad Dating

Kevin DeBacker and Eric Brown | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin DeBacker and Eric Brown

This is why we quad date, which is really just dating other duos -- a girl and her gay best friend -- but the word 'quad' is more fun. Put it this way, it's like going to the movies with your best friend: You can whisper to each other during the show, and then analyze it after.

Grammys: If You're In Love and You Know It, Say 'I Do'

Shane Jordan | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

There were tears and hand holding and singing and rejoicing on stage. Meanwhile in the world of cyber space and in the social media world, there was anger, disgust and outrage.

The Big B

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Lamble

Bisexuality is a troubling state for many to grasp, simply because it wages war on the very idea of totality. I'm very lucky to have never endured the level of torment and hatred many LGBT people across time and space have.

The Problem With "Having It All"

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 05.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

"Having it all" is a myth. "Having" is far too passive, far too effortless a verb for what it takes to combine career and family life. "All" suggests a sense of wholeness that in reality most parents who earn paychecks rarely experience. Instead, we live an ever-shifting, moment-by-moment dynamic.

The Network/La Red

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 01.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

As I prepare for my national intimate partner violence and abuse (IPV/A) seminar/workshop tour that begins this spring, I'll be acknowledging well-respected and noteworthy organizations committed to helping end this despicable and potentially life-threatening behavior.

International Gay Rights Foes: If You Can't Beat Them, Beat Them Up

Wayne Besen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

By now it should be evident that the LGBT movement always wins when it is allowed to make its case. Sure, progress comes in fits and starts, and it mi...

Is This The Gay 'Girls'?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.18.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Looking," which revolves around the lives of gay men in San Francisco, has much to recommend it.

Embracing the Many Movements That Shaped This Proud, Gay, African American Community College President

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

I recently had the pleasure of giving a TEDx talk, called "Embrace Your Movement." You've heard of TED Talks -- their motto is: "Ideas worth spreading...

Dear Oklahoma and Utah: 'Karma's a Bitch. Love, California.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In an interview with me at the 2008 RNC, Sally Kern repeated a line she'd said before, that "we're becoming so open-minded that our brains are falling out." Well, Kern's brain must be toppling all over the sidewalk, after a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Ethnic, Educated and Equal

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.12.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

I simply didn't want to let people inside, fearing that if anyone got to close, they would hate me or know automatically that I was a black gay boy growing up in the segregated south.

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.

WATCH: Blogger Recalls Being Outed On Facebook

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Bobbie Duncan was accidentally outed on Facebook in college, she battled depression, family problems and even attempted suicide. She joined HuffP...

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.

3 Gays. 3,000 Miles. 13 Cities. 30 Days.

Jordan Pease | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jordan Pease

"There's only two types of people in the world. The ones that entertain, and the ones that observe." -- Britney Spears Dear Britney, I'm scared shitl...

Poetic Generations: Continuing Voices of Lesbian-Feminism

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

I grew up with the poems of Living as a Lesbian -- and they provided a roadmap for me of how to grow up as a lesbian.

Re: Duck Dynasty: Hollywood, Go Screw Yourself

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Too many people are dismissing the action of A&E at reinstating Phil Robertson so soon after suspending him from Duck Dynasty. It's just a TV show, they say, and we have all of these wins on marriage equality -- and look at Utah!

Mummers Parade: A Fete Fit for New Year's Day

Jim Werner | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Men in dresses and makeup. Women with mustaches and beards. Boas, sequins, feathers, confetti. And it's not even Pride.

My 2014 Resolution: Dump Hookup Sites

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I'm over it, Scruff'd Up, Groun'd down to a pulp. Sick of watching the pretty boys win the CraigsLust lottery and me sitting at home with a copy of Janis Ian's, At Seventeen. So I'm doing something about it.

Pretty Hurts. Resolving to Fight Perfection

Blake McCammon | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake McCammon

I'm writing this post at one o'clock in the morning after having one of the greatest epiphanies of my life. It might seem simple to most people, but to those who live my life everyday should be able to relate