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The American Left Radio Could Use a Right Hook (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

Hook doesn't have to worry ever again; his future success is almost assured. He has a loyal fan base which is growing, not shrinking.

I Want Poetry to Matter: A Manifesto

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

In celebration of National Poetry Month 2014, I present my new poem: a poetic manifesto for a new world. By the way, I also think that we need to queer or gayify National Poetry Month!

St Patrick's Day, Ireland 2014: A Celebration of Pride and History

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Charles Karel Bouley

Today, March 17th, 2014 in Dublin all bets are off, the city is exploding with joy and pride, happiness and the most welcoming spirit possible.

Notes from Nicaragua: Chicken of the Sea

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Joe Hutcheson

As soon as I put the toothbrush in my mouth, I realized what I'd done and went straight for the vodka.

Let's Stop Being #SurplusGiraffe

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Don't many of us feel like Marius, the #SurplusGiraffe? How many of us feel that someone in our life, some bank or boss, some Congress person or Senator can end our lives as we know them, and feed it to not the lions but the wolves of Wall St.?

What Would King Say Today?

Stan Duncan | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Stan Duncan

What would King say about marriage equality? The short answer, of course, is that nobody knows. Homosexuality was in the closet in King's day so no one can say for certain. There are, however, a few clues.

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

Do Gay People Control the Weather?

Lillian Daniel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Lillian Daniel

Whenever there is extreme weather, some weird religious leader gets airtime for blaming someone. Whether it's a tsunami, an earthquake, a heat wave or a drought, someone will say it's God's way of getting our attention and therefore it has to be someone's fault.

The Gay Philadelphia Story, Part 1

Thom Nickels | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Nickels

Until the 1980s, the nucleus of Philadelphia's queer community was west of Broad Street around the area of 15th and Spruce, where bars like the Mistique -- a bohemian drag and jazz bar -- were major focal points of the city's night life.

The Case For Dating Shiksas: Why One Gay Jewish Woman Dates Outside of the Tribe

J.E. Reich | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
J.E. Reich

No matter which way you put it on paper, it is related to the same course of logic that was used fifty years ago to ban interracial dating. The rhetoric of "stick to your own kind" vis-a-vis Jewish dating isn't exactly bigotry, but it isn't quite not.

What the Hell Happened to Traditional Values Like Love?

Lydia Nibley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Lydia Nibley

Real transformation within families, groups of friends, communities, corporations, institutions, governments, and communities of faith is an inside job. Change is found in the smallest choices we make every day about how we treat each other.

'Diversities' May Enrich 'LGBTQIAP' Alphabet Soup

Ron Suresha | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Ron Suresha

I have advocated using the expression "gender and sexual minorities," or the acronym "GSM," as the collective political term for people who are not cisgender and/or heterosexual. So it was welcome news when UK therapists came out this year in favor of a splendid refinement of the term.

My Qui-Gon Jinn

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Sept. 12 was my mom's birthday. This post is dedicated to her, as well as to my dad and all those family members who stand with the LGBT community and fight alongside us.

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.

Artist, Viva Ruiz, Talks Non-existent Biological Clocks, Brainwashing, and the Importance of Partying

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

If you've never seen/heard/danced your ass off to any of Viva Ruiz's work, you're missing out. It's hard to pin down Ruiz. Native New Yorker, first-generation American, queer, feminist, dancer, filmmaker, musician, revolutionary: you can try to label her, but, if you do, you're missing the point.

Russia and Egypt: An Interesting Sense of Outrage

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

There's a lot be be angry about across the world. But there's also a lot to be angry about right here. A lot. And we can't keep acting like sectarian violence isn't happening in the streets of America.

The GOP's Politics of Subtraction

Jan Schakowsky | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Jan Schakowsky

Add up all the voters that the Republicans have done their best to reject, and I refuse to believe that there are enough "safe" districts for them to maintain control of the House. I see danger for Republicans in 2014.

Fun Facts About a Dating App With a Conscience

Victor Lopez | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor Lopez

Some boys want sex. Some want more friends. Some want something in between. As with almost everything, there is usually an app for that. However, some...

The End of Exodus Doesn't Mean the End of 'Ex-Gay' Movements

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Exodus taught that gays and lesbians could either change or repress their sexual attractions through a process of prayer and counseling. So its disappearance is a major change in the ex-gay ministry landscape. But the ideas behind Exodus' ministry continue to thrive.

Priscilla Still Queen At Pantages

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

An evening at the The Pantages in Los Angeles for the touring production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is exactly what one would think: an evening of camp, of glamor, of sequins and catty remarks, of laughter and tears.

Owning Your Authentic Voice

Lynette Mae | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

Why can't the leading ladies be badass and lesbian? And if they are, why can't we see them as authentic, whole beings -- sex and all? When we throw stones at each other for including sex, we're telling ourselves that depicting our sexuality automatically shames us. I disagree.

Young Adult LGBTs With Cancer

Erin Havel | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

"Cancer doesn't discriminate." I don't know who originally said that quote. It must have been someone who realized how large and diverse a world we live in, and how broad the term cancer is. For as far as the LGBT community has come, there are still those who view us as "other."

Loving the Sinner, Hating the Sin

John Corvino | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Baby steps. That was my reaction to the Easter weekend comments of Cardinal Dolan, the affable Archbishop of New York, about gays and the Church. I give the man credit for taking a more positive and welcoming tone. But it's also a sign of how low the bar is set.

Channeling The Phoenix During Lent And Easter

Amy Shiner | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Amy Shiner

The real significance of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday is about rebirth.

Mending Souls: One Song at a Time?

Victor Lopez | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Victor Lopez

They have one million views on YouTube, eleven thousand subscribers and are called the cutest couple on earth. Besides taking my mind off my ugly break up, Bria and Chrissy have showed the power musicians can have on the queer community.