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Dear Kacey Musgraves, I Have a Big Lesbian Crush on You!

Jodi Savitz | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

Drawn in by her adorableness and very nice legs, I found my eyes glued to the screen. "Who is this chick?" I thought, half genuinely curious, half just thinking she was attractive. Then I heard, "Kiss lots of boys, or kiss lots of girls if that's what you're into," and it was as if a thunderbolt had struck!

Proud to Be a Cafeteria Catholic

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

I know, I know. Shame on me for ordering my doctrine off the a la carte menu when the prix fixe would buy me so much more salvation, right? If only my...

The Incredibly True Adventure of a Lesbian Bartender in the Big Apple

Jodi Savitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

It is truly a remarkable thing to witness time and time again the way men, women, locals and foreigners become obsessed with the fact that I'm a dyke. It happens at least five times a night.

Coming Out of the Holidays in One Peace

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

There's just one more unstructured weekend left before resuming my normal life. As a relatively recent lesbian widow, I begin to obsess at the start of December about how to handle Christmas, my birthday (the 30th), New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

My 2014 Resolution as a Gay Christian? Keep Pressing Play

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Because LGBT people keep pressing play in the wider society, marriage rights have been granted in places like Utah and New Mexico.

'You Don't Want Your Children To Grow Up As Lesbians,' Pundit Tells Concerned Mother

Posted 12.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Pat Robertson is at it again. The conservative televangelist, who was recently named by the British lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

Why Lesbian Identity Matters

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Mona Shattell

There is a misunderstanding that one way to show one's acceptance of LGBTQ folks is to claim that sexual identity really does not matter.

Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

In 1637 the body of a white man was discovered dead in a boat. Armed settlers -- which we tell our children were God fearing, gentle, sharing, kind Pilgrims -- invaded a Pequot village. They also set the village, which included many children, on fire.

A Lesson in Bravery

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Denham

I spoke to my friend Morgan Reid during a time when I was struggling with worry about what people thought of me. Morgan, at the ripe old age of 20, taught me what it means to be brave.

'I've Just Never Seen So Many Gays In One Place'

Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

By Biz Hurst for YourTango.com It's an interesting concept for me to date an actual lesbian. I'm 24, and, looking back on my past relationships, I...

The Ties That Bind

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Coming out is one of the fundamental experiences that ties LGBT together. We also share the stresses caused by the cognitive dissonance required to live a lie. When we refuse to stick up for one another, we deny the reality and lessons of our own experiences.

Why This Lesbian Prefers Country Life To The City

Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices

An Alabama-based lesbian spoke out in support of a recent study which found that gays and lesbians living in metropolitan areas may not be as happy, h...

Look Out, Your Hate is Showing: Homophobia is Alive and Well

Jenny Block | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

On Sunday night, I went to the True Colors concert tour stop in Dallas. It was like Gay Pride with better music. You could be as out as you want to be there with no need for worry. Or so I thought.

My Interview With Michael Iemma About His Film, Stitch, Part I

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I embrace a title such as this because "Hell Yeah! I am a gay filmmaker who is going to tell my stories about my life." Our community has been denied this freedom for far, far too long.

The Worst (And Most Hilarious) Lesbian Stereotypes That Just Won't Die

Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices

By Mary Malia for YourTango.com Lesbians stereotypes: you use them, lesbians use them, we all use them. Stereotypes simplify our thinking about lo...

Goodbye Gauley Mountain: One Of The Most Seductive Environmental Documentaries Of The Year

Greg Archer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Greg Archer

Eco patriotism gets a delicious and effective makeover in Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story. And leave it to two enterprising lesbia...

Why I Don't Do Pride Anymore

Eden Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

It wasn't neo-Nazis and threats of violence that stopped me from going to Pride. It wasn't the commercialization of Pride that deterred me from staking my claim to my part of the LGBTQI space. It was a butch lesbian with a bouncer's badge.

Trayvon Martin, the Voting Rights Act, the Repeal of DOMA and The Sin Warriors: We Are All Connected

Janet Mason | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.

(Another) Open Letter to Edward Snowden

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

A couple of weeks ago, Melissa Harris-Perry at MSNBC posted a letter to Edward Snowden. Some believe that the letter was a bit sarcastic. Let me try...

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

Mastering in Love: LGBT Dating and the Journey to the Ring

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

Instead of dating to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, date to learn more about yourself and what makes you happy. Make it less about getting the ring and more about discovering what makes you want to give someone a ring. And use each relationship to hone in on what your ideal life will be like.

YouTube Sensation Steve Grand and All-American Reconciliation

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

The soul of America is responding to Steve Grand in a powerful way, searching for reconciliation between LGBTQ people and a heterosexual majority who are striving to understand them. Spiritually, reconciliation is more compelling than rejection, since its motive energy comes from love.

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage Equality

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

"Frank and Nikki sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Almost everyone knows the rest of this song: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes th...

Divided U.S. Supreme Court Gives Key Victories To Same Sex Marriage

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Today, Kennedy again vigorously laid out the importance of the marital relationship and the right of states to define and impart those rights to minorities without undue interference from the federal government.

Making Gay and Lesbian Relationships and Marriage Simple Through Ten Truths

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Whether you're gay, lesbian or straight, marriage can be simple! Relationship science can make breakups and divorce a thing of the past.