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Femininity in Men Is a Form of Power

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

If a Somali man is considered feminine he is deemed weak, helpless, pitiful: The underlying message being that femininity is inherently inferior to masculinity. Variants of this thinking extend across most cultures, belief systems, races and sexualities.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Shares How 'It Got Better'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

This is probably the best thing you're going to watch today. Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox took part in an incredible new docuseries...

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

Jason Collins Reveals The First Time He Ever Said 'I'm Gay' Out Loud

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Jason Collins has joined other big names in an incredible new campaign that aims to provide a platform for queer celebrity experiences in an effort to...

Losing My Fears for My Gay Middle School Daughter

Sandy Roffey | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Sandy Roffey

Middle school kids can be dramatic, and over-sensitive, but sometimes they get a bad rap. Sometimes what we expect out of them is far less than they are capable of, especially when it comes to empathy and compassion. Sometimes they even outdo the adults around them.

What Was It Like For Jane Lynch To Grow Up As A Lesbian?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices

An incredible new docuseries has hit the web that interviews out lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) celebrities as they share their journey...

Weather Channel Caught In Storm Of Controversy Over Sarcastic Tweet

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

The Weather Channel has apologized to outgoing Fort Worth, Texas, City Councilman Joel Burns after a recent Twitter flap. Burns, an openly gay poli...

This Child Star Turned Full-Fledged Gay Hottie Is Back With An Important Message

Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Late last year we brought you the news that your favorite child star from "The Little Rascals" and "Full House" had become a full-fledged hottie who w...

A Discussion About Children, Toys And Gender-Based Marketing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices

The It Gets Better Project will host a Google Hangout this Wednesday, April 9, to examine the way that the gender-based marketing of toys affects lesb...

A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

You will understand those confusing feelings you are having about "who you love" or fall in love with. It is your nature to love, and it is just who you are that you love a man. It is OK. You will survive your suicide attempt, and something glorious will happen.

When Life Hands You Drag Queens

George Heymont | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In response to questions from the audience, the ensemble's two founding members (Schatz and Keller) spoke candidly about how much more rewarding a career in drag has been than the legal work they did in their previous careers.

It Gets Better - No Really It Does

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce
Amelia Shroyer

One of the most cliché things people say when something bad happens is, "you're going to come out of this even stronger." How can something so tru...

How I Became a Bully

Paul Florez | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

For the first time in my life, I was the bully, and someone else was scared of me. My behavior was despicable, but I felt empowered.

Living in My Nevers...

Craig Stewart | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

My life changed, June 19th 2006 at 12:34 p.m. I could count on one hand how many times he and I got together to have sex, but I could never recall how many times we had sex with her.

We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For: Reflections by LGBTQ Friends, Community Leaders and Allies

Jodi Savitz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

This post is about sharing the voices of some amazing LGBTQ community leaders, allies, and friends -- and they are thankful for a lot. I hope this assemblage of thanks is as awe-inspiring to you as it is to me.

NASA Wants You To Know That 'It Gets Better'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a heartwarming video this week that documents a number of astronauts, flight instruc...

Coming Out and Finding Happiness

Matt Jacobi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Jacobi

When I hear about young kids wanting to kill themselves or crying out for help because they are being bullied in school, I want to tell them to never give up. I know what it's like to not want to go on, but I am so glad I did. It does not just get better; it gets a hell of a lot better!

Nathan's Pain: Sometimes It Gets Better, But Not Without Loss

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

By the time he reached his 20s, Nathan knew he had a choice to make. He could either live a closeted life within the church, or come out. There was no doubt in his mind that he would be rejected for the latter.

Confronting My High School Bully

Paul Florez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

I'd spent over 10 years playing scenarios of running into TJ in my head, ruminating on how I would confront him as an adult. Still, I was trembling with both fear and anger at the thought of seeing him again.

In the Wake of Simone D.'s Suicide, a Plea for Gay Heroes

Marcello Signore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Marcello Signore

This must be a wake-up call for all heroes, not just Italian ones. Thousands of kids around the world feel alone and lonely. They are bullied; they are called names; they are the object of hate and discrimination. Thousands believe that their lives will never get better. Be their hero.

Behind Words Never Spoken (Video)

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.31.2013 | Books
Craig Stewart

Purchase Now or Download the eBook...

Gene Robinson, Jay Bakker, Ray Boltz and Other Progressive Christian Leaders Make 'Not All Like That' Christian Videos

John Shore | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Leaders of progressive Christianity have taken advantage of the platform to let the world know that not all Christians subscribe to the stridently anti-gay Christianity espoused by organizations as the American Family Association and the National Organization for Marriage.

When Whispers Become Shouts...(Video)

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.24.2013 | Books
Craig Stewart

The following blog post is adapted from my memoir, Words Never Spoken.

My Friend Jack, the Unmasked Hero

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

This year Jack is removing all the masks. He is taking off his the capes and cloaks, the make-up and the wigs.

It Gets Better... Sort Of

Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy

How old were you when you first realized... You were single? Let this sketch from Nice Piece Productions show you the real ups and downs of being s...