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It Gets Better

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 03.19.2014 | 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 Lopez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor Lopez

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...

Gay and Southern: Discuss

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

We wanted to talk about it. What follows comes from a Gchat conversation between me (raised by two moms in the Northeast) and Todd Dakotah Briscoe, who's gay and from a "red state" and kind enough to share his story.

Sorry, Comedians: It Gets Worse

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 07.01.2013 | Comedy

If you're thinking about a career in stand-up comedy, just don't. Seriously, don't do it... At least watch this before you quit your day job for a sta...

Nike To Host LGBT Sports Leaders For Major Conference

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

We're not even halfway through the year and already 2013 has been filled with some of the most shocking, heartwarming, disappointing and insightful he...

WATCH: New Documentary Remembers First Major AIDS Fashion Show Benefit

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

When the AIDS crisis emerged in the '80s, Hollywood and the fashion industry were both tragically affected. On February 19, 1987, Michael Anketell...

Outrageous Gay Pundit Details Son's Straight 'Coming Out'

Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Dan Savage is not know to hold anything back, even when it comes to members of his own family. The syndicated (and outrageous) sex columnist and ga...

'I Am Because We Are,' but What Are We?

Maurice Tracy | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

We are living at a time when the LGBT rights movement is making incredible strides, but whether we really have a "community" is highly debatable. I wonder how we can tell the younger generation that it gets better and not prepare them for the stones that will come from their "community."

It Gets Better, for Whom?

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

There is much to be gained by sharing loss, and much that is lost by shielding ourselves with gains. When our losses are recognized we can face our own wounds in the looking glass, and become empowered to move through to the other side.

A Silver Coming-Out Story

Chris Delyani | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

Then a slip of paper, not much larger than a sheet of paper you'd write a shopping list on, fell out of the book's pages. On it was typewritten a simple, unsigned message from the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth.