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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.

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.

Dinosaurs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Times are changing, but unfortunately, that change is coming at a price. The hate crimes in New York made national news, and this past weekend two gay...

'Dirty Looks' Done Dirt Cheap

Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts

Dirty Looks is a New York-based queer film series headed by Bradford Nordeen which began last year after it received funding via a Kickstarter campaig...

Why GLBTQ Peace Corps Volunteers Are Going Back Into The Closet

Ross Szabo | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Ross Szabo

A volunteer's sexuality can also affect his or her relationship with in-country Peace Corps staff. While staff members are known to be accepting, there is still a fear of sharing something so personal that can be foreign to others.

It's More Than a Housing Issue -- It's About Respect

The Oklahoma Daily | Posted 05.15.2012 | College
The Oklahoma Daily

Gender-neutral housing means the choice to live with someone who students know will be supportive of their sexuality or gender identity. It means freedom from discomfort, discrimination, harassment and fear.

Transcending Boundaries: What Happens Beyond the Binary

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

A trip to transcending boundaries, something that rarely happens in a heterosexual-based society, is a way to push the envelope. Built on a growing community, there is something for everyone who has ever been viewed as "different."

Bad Blood: Politics Trumps Science in the Gay Blood Donation Debate

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

The recent debate on Gay Blood Donations does not have science at its core. Instead, it's a debate as to the otherness of GLBT citizens.

"My Name Is Gay"

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Frevele

Tracy Fletcher, a Portland, Maine resident who works as a caregiver for mentally disabled adults was hoping to marry her girlfriend, but was denied after voters rejected what the state's governor had made law.

Hate Crimes, Media and Two Spirits

Gail Binkly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gail Binkly

Two Spirits is a low-key, gentle and respectful recounting of Fred Martinez's life and death. He was Navajo and he was nádleehí, a man with feminine characteristics.

Amazon.com anti-GLBT "Glitch" Infuriates Web 2.0 Denizens

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theresa Darklady Reed

"Glitch or not, my erotica books still have no rankings," Rachel Kramer Bussel complained via Twitter, adding the hash tags, #glitchmyass and #amazonfail to drive home her point.

The Not For Profit Outlook: Pinching, Stretching, Tightening Belts

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marlene H. Phillips

From pet shelters to arts institutions, from medicine to politics, non-profits provide much needed services across every sector in every state.

Stop Gay Apartheid

Herb Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Herb Hamsher

The gay community has supported this country in coming to a new way of relating to us as gay Americans. We've been temperate and patient in the process of "demanding our rights."

Frank Talk on Race and Prop. 8

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

In moving forward, we must build a coalition that embraces a universal set of principles. If we stupidly divide ourselves by sexual orientation or race, we can only expect a race to the bottom.