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The European Magazine | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
The European Magazine

Europe is learning to become more tolerant of LGBT people. More and more countries debate LGBT rights and equality, embracing legal recognition of LGBT families. A huge re-thinking and reevaluation of traditional values is taking place, and the concept of the family is changing rapidly.

A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Greg Louganis | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

You will understand those confusing feelings you are having about "who you love" or fall in love with. It is your nature to love, and it is just who you are that you love a man. It is OK. You will survive your suicide attempt, and something glorious will happen.

The Pervasive Heterosexualizing of American Youth

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

The pervasive heterosexualizing of American youth is becoming worse, more severe, and more dangerous. Allow me to explain. More and more, I am readi...

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.

My Gay Kid Is Lucky.. But He Shouldn't Have to Be

Amelia | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

If anyone is looking for the wrong thing to say to the parent of a gay child, that's it, right there.

Did 'Joking' Teens Skew A Landmark Gay Survey's Results?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 01/17/2014 10:20 AM EST on LiveScience Teenagers who thought it would be funny to fake being gay may have ...

Blueboy -- A Tale of Yesteryear

Aundaray Guess | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Aundaray Guess

The cartoons weren't like the ones I watched on Saturday morning though. I never remembered Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble doing what the men were doing in the magazine.

Author Tim Federle On Coming Out... As A Theater Person

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

With the help of a few thespian pals, author Tim Federle recalls his own adolescent experience coming out -- as a theater person, that is -- in this e...

'Hey, Mom, I'm Gay'

Dayna Steele | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Dayna Steele

"I'm gay," my 16-year-old son blurted out. Actually, he texted it following a teenage tantrum about something totally unrelated to sexual orientation.

Sharing Gay HIV/AIDS History Should Be a Source of Hope and Pride

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Yet there are those who apparently believe they can score points with younger gay men by denigrating their own generation who witnessed and survived the devastation of the dark years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The Loss of My Boyfriend

Scott Beaver | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Beaver

I've been thinking about Kade a lot lately, about what his story means and how, at only 16, he'd died as a result of other people's ignorance and violence. What might have happened to us if he had made it? What might he have made of his life? I don't know.

Out of the Closet and Into the Library at Age 8

Richard Alther | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

The Secret Garden cemented my love affair with books -- well, novels -- and their power primarily to shield me from nay-saying, which I came to realize much later as bulwark against internalized homophobia.

Pat Robertson's 'Explicit' Advice For Newly-Out Gay Man

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Pat Robertson told a "700 Club" viewer that homosexuality is "a delicate situation" and suggested she pray for her 30-year-old nephew who just came ou...

Silent Night, Homophobic Night...

Suzanne Brockmann | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Suzanne Brockmann

My mom and dad did something that few people ever do: They walked their talk. They cut ties with their longtime church because they realized that their gay grandson wasn't welcome there. And they set out to find a truly open and affirming church. I knew how hard this was for them.

What Tom Daley's Announcement Means for Gay Youth

Jack Bryant | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Bryant

To today's LGBTQ youth who look up to out celebrities like Tom, the idea that they are "allowed" to entertain the same romantic fantasies as their straight friends is a big deal. I know that having someone like Tom on my radar would have made a big difference to me growing up.

WATCH: Gay Teen Faces Danger As He Hunts For A Porn Stash In A Pre-Internet World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Set in 1994, "Jackpot" is a short film that recreates the experiences of a young gay man who tries to find porn in a pre-Internet world. The boy hears...

Dedicated to the One I Love

Suzanne Brockmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Suzanne Brockmann

My son Jason was 18 years old, and we were a mess, both crying and laughing as we sat in my office. I'd just written the dedication to my soon-to-be-published book Hot Target, in which I introduced and capital-O-outed Jason to my hundreds of thousands of readers around the world.

NASA Wants You To Know That 'It Gets Better'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a heartwarming video this week that documents a number of astronauts, flight instruc...

Gay Prison Youth Gets Raw Deal

Matthew Ebert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I want to tell you about my friend Eli. Heʼs 22; he's been incarcerated since he was 20, for theft and credit card and check fraud; and heʼll get out in 2016, when he's 25. Now heʼll get out HIV-positive. Eli reminds me of me.

LOOK: Strangers Come Together To Finish Walk Of Father Slain While Memorializing Bullied Gay Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

After his bullied gay son Jadin Bell committed suicide, Joe Bell began a cross-country journey in his memory that sought to raise awareness about bull...

Giving You Permission to Be...

Craig Stewart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

However many people we may come out to, there's still a journey of self-affirmation that has to take place; otherwise we remain in constant search of self-acceptance. It took years before I reached a comfort level in my skin. Coming to terms with one's sexuality is a lifelong journey.

Acclaimed Gay Artist To Hit The Road For LGBT Youth

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

An outspoken visual artist who was instrumental in the production of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' award-winning "Same Love" video is planning to hit the...

In the Wake of Simone D.'s Suicide, a Plea for Gay Heroes

Marcello Signore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Marcello Signore

This must be a wake-up call for all heroes, not just Italian ones. Thousands of kids around the world feel alone and lonely. They are bullied; they are called names; they are the object of hate and discrimination. Thousands believe that their lives will never get better. Be their hero.

Three Beautiful Little Words: The True Meaning of 'Mom, I'm Gay'

Suzanne Brockmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Suzanne Brockmann

The subtext -- the wondrous, beautiful subtext -- in that one small sentence can fill pages. The main message is: "Mom, I know who I am, and because I know who I am, I won't spend my life crashing around in despair, hurting myself and others, trying to be something that I can never be."

Behind Words Never Spoken (Video)

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.31.2013 | Books
Craig Stewart

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