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The Military Asks, and I Will Tell

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Believe it or not, many therapists still think many of these myths are true.

WATCH: Bikinis, Beer And Butch Lesbians

Posted 08.10.2012 | Gay Voices

On this week's installment of "Somer Fridays," Somer Bingham of Showtime's "The Real L Word" offers fans her tips on how to prep for the Dinah Shore W...

WATCH: Get A Sneak Peek At The New 'Real L Word' Episode

Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices

It's time for the largest lesbian party in the world -- and the girls of Showtime's "The L Word" wouldn't be missing it for the world. In this exc...

'Real L Word' Star On Beauty And Appearance In The Lesbian Community

Posted 08.03.2012 | Gay Voices

On today's edition of "Somer Fridays," Somer Bingham of "The Real L Word" offers up her take on women's preoccupation with beauty and appearance, and ...

Pastor Rick Warren Deletes Tweet Supporting Chick-Fil-A Action

Leah McElrath | Posted 10.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Leah McElrath

The tweet immediately following where the Chick-Fil-A related tweet should be is one that says: "Your past is past. It can't hurt you unless you let it." If this is the case, one must wonder why Warren felt the need to delete the tweet supporting Chick-Fil-A.

South African Archer Comes Out At Olympics

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Karen Hultzer, who is taking part in the London Olympics as an archer for South Africa, has made her first public statement regarding her sexuality to...

Should Sally Ride Have Publicly Come Out?

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 07.26.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, who relished privacy as much as she did adventure, chose an appropriately discreet manner of coming out. ...

Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Kentucky Park After Kissing

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A lesbian couple was ordered to leave a Kentucky park while taking maternity photos on the park's grounds, and the women believe they were ousted beca...

Top Five Misconceptions About Lesbians, As Told By 'Real L Word' Cast Member

Posted 07.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The season three premiere of "The Real L Word" might still be a week away, but Showtime is offering The Huffington Post a sneak peek with this exclusi...

Top 10 Misconceptions About Gay People: YourTango

YourTango | Sinclair Institute | Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices

By Sinclair Institute YourTango It's time to clear up these ridiculous myths about same-sex couples! It's Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, so, what b...

Pride and Persecution: LGBT Global Love

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.

What's So Funny About Being Gay?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Gone are the days when no one could take a joke about what might happen in a bed shared by two men or two women. These days, we know gay sex is just as funny, and sometimes tragic, as the other kind.

Dear Juicy Jincey: You Ask, I Answer

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Readers are always writing to me asking for advice or telling me their secrets, so I thought it would be fun -- and helpful -- to address the questions publicly. Enjoy!

Study Finds Lesbian Women More Likely To Encounter Child Abuse And Sexual Assault

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Dr. Keren Lehavot, the study's author, tells HuffPost Gay Voices reports have misconstrued the aim of the research, which intended to intended...

Accessorizing Hate

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

When we choose silence in the face of bigotry, we threaten the lifeblood of our Union. We've all experienced more than a few bigots in our lives. Th...

I Don't Want To Get Married

Robin Schwartz | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Robin Schwartz

I have decided I don't need a contract to declare or define my relationship. I understand and respect that others see it as more than that, but right now I am not interested. But I deserve the right to make that choice for myself and not have someone else make it for me.

GOP Quietly Embraces Gay Republicans Despite Differences

McClatchy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates – and among gay Republicans, who no...

Ron Dicker

Gay Ads: Does Progress Mean Profit?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

Same-sex sells. At least the companies behind a wave of gay-themed advertising hope so. Chains such as J.C. Penney and Gap are cultivating an incl...

Some Personal Thoughts on President Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Dorian de Wind

I personally haven't "just concluded" that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I concluded this a very long time ago, when the most loved person in the world to my wife and myself, our young son, told us that he was gay.

The Birds And The Bees, With A Twist

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.

Lesbian Mom Granted Paternity Over Daughter In Legal Battle Against Ex-Partner

Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices

A Colorado-based lesbian mom is breaking new ground by becoming the first woman allowed to file a paternity suit in her state. As ABC is reporting...

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Takes To The Hockey Rink For Adorable Wedding Proposal

Posted 03.19.2012 | Gay Voices

In what is likely the most heartwarming video you'll see all day, a Canada-based lesbian couple took to the ice of a hockey game during intermission f...

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Told To 'Get A Room' By Restaurant Manager After Kissing During Romantic Dinner

Posted 02.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A Phoenix-based lesbian couple is crying foul after being told to "get a room" by a hotel restaurant manager during a romantic dinner. The Arizona...

The Quest For A Truthful Life: One Georgia Woman's Coming Out Battle

East Cobb Patch | Wendy Parker | Posted 02.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Shannon Hames rarely betrays emotion as she discusses the painful events that transformed her life, virtually in a flash. She'll tell you, however...

Blunt Instruments, Transvaginal Probes, And What's At Stake

Sue Hyde | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Sue Hyde

Sen. Roy Blunt has introduced an amendment that would severely restrict the ability of insured employees to get health care services if an employer or insurance company objects on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. His attack has dire implications for LGBT people.