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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.

Gay Men and Their Quarter-Life Crises (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-17-20141115thumbnail7asmall.jpgIn this last episode of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny reflects on 12 years of partying in L.A. with nothing to show for it. Now he is jobless, friendless, and, worst of all, not in his 20s anymore. What he does next will surprise you.

The Vatican's Unfinished Business -- Accepting Gays Is Great, But What About Condoms?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

No one can say with certainty how many Africans have been deterred from condom use and fallen victim to HIV. Given the church's size and influence in the region, and given the 30 million AIDS dead, the number cannot be small.

The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men

Noël Gordon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Noël Gordon

As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming -- and in some cases, downright exhausting -- to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better.

Waning Influence of Religion in America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.

On Being a Gay Uncle

Paul Florez | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

Last year, my fiancé's sister, Julie, gave birth to a beautiful red-headed girl named Mira Celeste, and it was then I found myself taking on the role of uncle. And with that new role came a slew of fears I wasn't ready for.

ISIS Militant Likens Gays To Pedophiles, Says They Are 'The Worst Of Creatures'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices

A militant allegedly associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spoke out against the gay community in a video message, likening gays ...

The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information

Mark Baer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'

A Straight Person's Guide to the Coming-Out Conversation

Joe Anthony | Posted 11.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Anthony

My hope is that, when a friend does finally choose to come out to you, these notes will help you be more comfortable with it, and that you'll understand what he or she has been going through up to this day that shapes the conversation in his or her head.

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

Don't Worry, Millennial Gays: Your Summer Will Be All Right

Michael McNair | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

Sometimes it's difficult for us millennial gays to let our guards down, because a lot of us are afraid of intimacy, not just romantically but even in terms of loving friendships.

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Dump Ice Water on Tom Tancredo

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In this conversation with KNUS last week, Tancredo says it's not what gay people do that bothers him. He says he doesn't care. But he does have a problem with gay people forcing hetero people, like him, to break their religious convictions in order to respect, include, or accommodate gays.

A Young Gay Man in Yemen: 'A Rainbow That Is My Shadow'

Elham Manea | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Elham Manea

He grew up and so did his shadow; but the older he got the more he realized that everywhere he went his rainbow cast its shadow. Society feared it most.

Exes Forever: What's Up With the Gays and Our Exes?

Nish Gera | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

How come we are usually friends with them, and why does it seem so easy-breezy, for the most part?

My Friend Andy, a Gay Teacher

Melissa Bollow Tempel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Melissa Bollow Tempel

I didn't have to think about how I'd describe a party, an outing, a dinner. I didn't have to censor my stories.

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

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.

Like Murderers, Gays Can Change If They Repent, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.21.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been quite a week for conservative televangelist Pat Robertson. The media mogul, who is no stranger to anti-gay remarks, made headlines earli...

Am I the Only Libertarian Democrat in America?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

My friend finally growled out, "I know what you are, you're a Libertarian Democrat." Had he labeled me correctly? Has my world view devolved into conflicting combinations of Liberalism and Libertarianism? If so, must these "brands" be mutually exclusive?

Putin and Gays at Olympics

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Jeff Danziger

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A New and Improved Church

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

I find this tremendously inspiring, and as close to a perfect mission statement for a Christian church as any I've ever seen.

A Thank You Note to Pope Francis

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

As we approach American Thanksgiving, it is time to express gratitude for a very important development in the life of the Catholic Church, which I very much love. And that is the grace of your pontificate.