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Internalized Homophobia

I Swish

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I swish. I'm tired of apologizing for it or being scared of it. I'm ready to be comfortable in my own skin. I'm not completely there, but I'm ready to be. Isn't that the first step? Acknowledging?

Pet Shop Boys Give Drag Queen's Incredible Speech An Epic Remix

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

In early February, Rory O’Neill, also known as Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, gave an impassioned speech about homophobia that immediately went viral...

The 7 Horrifying Effects Of Homophobia

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

By Amanda Chatel for YourTango.com Despite the great strides made both socially and legally in regards to how the LGBT community is accepted and tr...

WATCH: Drag Queen Gives INCREDIBLE Speech About Homophobia

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the weekend, Rory O’Neill, who is also known as Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, made an impassioned and heartfelt speech about the nature of homo...

Why Some Gay Men Are Attracted to Straight Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

We can't ignore the many gay men who admit a taste for straight guys, which makes me wonder why they prefer straight men sexually. Based on the gay men I have seen in my office, here are some of the possible reasons.

Everything Changes, Even My Shoes: Evolving Past My Own Transphobia and Internalized Homophobia

Cindy Zelman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

As I've shed my sexy boots, so too have I shed my narrow-minded views on the queer community. I may not be bringing sexy back with my new dress style, but I'm bringing back something much more important: a wider and more encompassing perspective.

An Open Letter To Those Being Bullied, From The Set Of An 'It Gets Better' Video

Rob Watson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Most of us shared about the creation within ourselves of our own receptive self-bully. That bully is the most dangerous. Our self-bully says that we actually deserve the abuse they are doling out. But the bullies are wrong. All of them. And the bully within is the wrongest.

Internalized Oppression: The New Slavery

Logan Lynn | Posted 05.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

This brand of slavery imprisons the mind and poisons the spirit. It keeps us shackled to an idea someone else has about our worth and tells us we are wrong to feel human, that we are not equal, and that we are, in fact, nothing but a hog being fattened up for the kill.

From Self-Loathing to Self-Love: How I Cast Out the Real Demon Inside Me

Levi Kreis | Posted 03.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Levi Kreis

You can't train a child to believe he is detestable in the eyes to God and expect him to have any value for his own life. The older I got, the more my bad choices reflected back to me the deep-rooted self-loathing I had agreed to long ago.

First Listen: Perfume Genius's Beautiful New Song About Internalized Homophobia

Posted 12.07.2011 | Gay Voices

Put Your Back N 2 It, the follow up to Seattle singer-songwriter Perfume Genius's (aka Mike Hadreas) 2010 debut album Learning, isn't due out until Fe...

Pride Taught Me to Embrace the Gay Lifestyle

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
David Michael McFarlane

After coming out, I pointed a critical finger at Pride to distance myself from the hypersexual exhibitionists that many Christians consider gay people to be. Really, I was being a hypocrite. I didn't like Christians denouncing my sexuality, but I was doing the same thing to Pride participants.