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The Meaning of Consent

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

While the best way to get consent is verbally, it's not the only option. Yes, consent can be and given and received through other cues such as body language and reciprocation. Yes, can be given in other ways.

Is "Coming Out" All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Michael Solis | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

I nearly shook my computer to death upon reading Noah Michelson's article on Jonathan Bennet, which advocates for the obligatory "coming out" among in...

Emily Thomas

93 Percent Of Straight Men In This Study Admitted To Doing This In Bed Together

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Yes, straight men sleep together. That’s according to a new study out of Britain on the changing social habits of heterosexual males. Published i...

Can You Be 'Heterosexually Gay'? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you be "heterosexually gay"? Actors Christian Campbell (who shot to gay icon status with his starring role in the 1999 film Trick) and his wife...

Let's Talk About Sex, Duck Dynasty Style

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

The focus tends to be on the plumbing, if you will, and the procreative outcome. The focus is all too often on the body parts that are involved instead of on what happens within a person when he or she is attracted to another person.

If We Can't Own the Right Labels, We Can't Expect the Wider Society to Get It Right

Eden Walker | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

I'm a construct, a creation of a surgeon forcing me away from my birth and designing me so you can feel more comfortable. Your normality and complicity in a bi-sexed system led me to a life of pain and discomfort. I am a curiosity in a world of "normals."

Some of My Best Friends Are Probably Gay

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I'm against gay marriage because the Bible clearly states that a man can live inside a giant fish. But seriously, folks... Same-sex marriage is leg...

Why Love Prevails: What Is Marriage?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Emotion, for Anderson and Girgis, is an inadequate foundation for marriage, affection a weak and unsteady cornerstone. Only the singular unity of heterosexual coitus can ever truly create a marriage.

How Much Sex Is Healthy?

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Robert Weiss

As a sexual addiction and intimacy disorders specialist, I am often asked about the frequency of sex. Couples want to know what is "healthy." Usually, they're afraid they're either having way too much sex or not nearly enough.

New Study Reveals How Many People Really Feel About Bisexuality

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Both heterosexual men and women have serious doubts about bisexuality as a "legitimate sexual orientation," a new study has found. The analysis, l...

The Great Mystery of Straight People

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Of course, straight people were everywhere, but when they were on TV, they weren't real to me, and when they were my friends' parents, they weren't sexy to me. Young English teachers and comedy actors in movies, however, seemed both real and sexy to me.

Debating Sexual Behavior Vs. Attraction...Among Straight Men

Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live tackled the ongoing debate over perceptions of straight men who have sex with other men in an Oct. 11 segment. "I don't it necessari...

Are You A 'Recovering Heterosexual'?

Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Coming out is a monumental event in most people's lives, whether you're actually the person 'coming out' or a me...

LOOK: This Is America's First Sex Manual

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women

On the internet, there are seemingly endless resources for information about sex -- for better and for worse. But where did Americans get their sex ed...

Happy Heterosexual Awareness Month!

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Hopefully you have been celebrating, because it's already 10 days into Heterosexual Appreciation Month! June marks lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Homophobia: A Guide for Straight People

Michael Solis | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

The following are 10 strategies geared toward heterosexual men and women, who are key to dismantling forms of communication that invisibilize LGBT people. The catch is that a few of them require straight people to step outside the heteronormative comfort zone and pretend to be gay.

Myths and Stereotypes That Dehumanize Gay Men Must Be Challenged: Start With These 10!

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

While those who support LGBT equality sometimes innocently engage in stereotyping of gay men, it is ultimately those who promote heterosexist and homophobic agendas who are the most likely to draw on myths and stereotypes in their efforts to rationalize discrimination.

WATCH: Straight People Struggle To Answer Question That Gay People Are Asked Constantly

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

The "man-on-street" interview is rarely an insightful exercise in news gathering, but sometimes it can be a revealing window into American culture -- ...

When Did You First Realize You Weren't Straight?

Allison Hope | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

I admit that I was totally clueless until I got hit with the gay stick at age 15. I knew I was different. I knew I didn't want to wear dresses or get married, but I didn't get the memo that the way I liked boys wasn't the way that other girls my age felt.

WATCH: Confessions Of A 'Heterophobe'

Posted 10.03.2012 | Gay Voices

A hilarious new video aims to turn the tables on the societal wealth of anti-gay sentiment by presenting "heterophobia." Produced by members of t...

The Paradox of Gay Genes

Simon LeVay | Posted 12.01.2012 | Science
Simon LeVay

One of the commonest questions I get is this: If being gay is genetic, and gay sex doesn't produce children, why don't those genes die out?

Stop The Heterosexual Agenda!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Domenick Scudera

I would like to offer a deal to the GOP. Just stay quiet about your heterosexuality and live your lives, and we will keep mum about our little "gay issues." All you have to do is deny your spouses, your families, and your friends, plus ignore your interests, passions, and entertainments.

How Reliable Is 'Gaydar?' New Study Yields Surprises

Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/16/2012 02:19 PM EDT on LiveScience People can judge with surprising accuracy whether...

The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality

Hanne Blank | Posted 04.18.2012 | Books
Hanne Blank

Since I began to tell people that I was working on the project that ultimately became my new book, Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, I've been getting two major, fascinating reactions to it. One is straightforward disbelief.

10 Surprising Facts About Heterosexuality

Hanne Blank | Posted 04.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Hanne Blank

Not only does the history of heterosexuality offer up surprises that make you rethink what "heterosexual" is and means, it also makes you realize how little we really know about this thing about which most of us assume we already know everything we need to.