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Coming Out, Again: A Singer Battles Depression and Stage Fright

Doug Kreeger | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.

Kids These Days

Michael LaMasa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

Nicky was in the middle of a math worksheet when he noticed the ring on my left ring finger. He looked at my ring and looked up at me and asked if I was married. I was engaged at the time and explained that to him, saying that I would be married soon. He squinted his eyes and said, "So you have a girlfriend." I froze. Was I about to come out to a 7-year-old?

LGBTI People Face Harsh Laws in Both Free and Unfree Countries

Freedom House | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Freedom House

Supporters of LGBTI rights should not overlook the democracies that continue to exclude some of their citizens from the equal protection of the law.

'Anyone With A Brain' Realizes Gay People Shouldn't Be Treated Equally, Activist Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices

"Ex-gay" activist Stephen Bennett fired off at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in an interview with Mission America's Lind...

The Self Righteous Among Us

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

I try not being judgmental of their behavior but sometimes we just need to call them out for it. Calling one's self a Christian carries with it an expectation that we have a passing understand of what that means, and the bottom line for me is loving one another.

Accidental Monogamy

Robert Levithan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

For years, I've been adamant about the advantages of an open relationship. I've seen monogamy as a viable choice -- but for others. And, without resistance, for the first time in decades, I find myself giving myself fully to just one man.

Religious Discrimination 101

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The First Amendment protects your right as an American to the free exercise of your religion. It does not protect your right to use your religion as an excuse to discriminate against other Americans.

What Is the Toughest Thing About Being Gay?

Quora | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Quora

Unlike most of the stories I read, coming to terms with my sexuality did not feel like a very big deal.

Fifty Shades of BDSM

Randall Frederick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Randall Frederick

BDSM is more than just dropping your voice, spanking or telling your partner to do whatever you want. To properly understand what you're getting yourself into, there are a few things to understand.

Cru, Formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, Loudly Trumpeting Troubling Anti-Gay Message Overseas

John Brothers | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
John Brothers

While the idea of "freeing" individuals from homosexuality is offensive to many, this work is happening overseas in the name of Cru.

The First Gay President

Richard Alther | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Although such things are happening slowly but surely, will being queer continue to inhibit the likelihood of the first gay president?

Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP

Michael Winship | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

No, this is not some Game of Thrones spinoff. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the official 2014 platform of the Republican Party of Texas, 40 pages of unrestrained, right-wing bluster.

Being Gay Is Caused By A 'Putrid-Smelling Demon' That Pigs Would Reject, Minister Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Holy Fire Ministries founder Bert Farias penned an eyebrow-raising piece about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Charisma...

Bernardine Evaristo, Literary Rebel With a Cause

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Diriye Osman

British-Nigerian novelist and poet, Bernardine Evaristo is not only a master of literary gender-bending but she's also adroit at subverting well-worn tropes from slavery to stifled sexuality in a way that feels new, visceral, vital.

New Survey Has Surprising Findings About How Many Gays Are In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices

A federal report released Tuesday says just 2 percent of Americans over the age of 18 identify as gay or lesbian. The report, released by the U.S....

12 Biblical Principles You're (Probably) Not Living By

Zack Hunt | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

I'm drawing from both the Old and the New Testaments to offer 12 biblical principles you're probably not living by, but should be if you're really being faithful to everything the Bible says.

Homosexuality Is 'A Direct Attack On Who God Is,' According To This Pundit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver fired off at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in an impassioned speech at a "Celebrate Ame...

To Be Out or Not Be Out... That Is the Question

Jason Stuart | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

Review of Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today? by Julie Bindel

Alex Hopkins | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Alex Hopkins

Bindel's rage at the current state of play burns through every page, but is juxtaposed with moments of surprising poignancy as she reflects on her own early days as part of a very different "community" -- that of the Gay Liberation Front, which is the point of comparison on which much of her argument rests.

4 Gay-Themed Movies You May Not Know, But Should

John Farr | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Gay-themed movies have been gaining traction for years, though some of the finest still don't get the recognition they deserve. Here are several titles new to my list that merit a wider audience.

On Leaving the Prison of Tops and Bottoms

Yolo Akili | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Yolo Akili

Language can quickly become a prison.

Letter to the Intolerant Posse

Scott Terry | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

Does your God still condone slavery? No? Your God has changed over the centuries, hasn't He? Why haven't you?

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law and America's Right Hand

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

While every American has a right to free exercise, I believe two initiatives of the U.S. government, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the G.W. Bush administration's expansion of the Faith-Based Initiative, have perpetuated a very asymmetrical view of religious freedom.

Perry Admits He 'Stepped Right In It'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) admits he "stepped right in it" when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism while discussing gay conversion therapy last we...