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I Did It: Forgiveness

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Why should I forgive that evil ex-lover who stole my money and tried to damage my relationship with my child? I was startled to realize how much venom I still carried for a person I broke up with eight years ago.

WATCH: Lesbians Explain How 2 Girls Fall In Love

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Vlogger and YouTube personality Arielle Scarcella is back with a new video that asks how do two girls fall in love? For this latest installment in ...

The Incredibly True Adventures of a Lesbian Bartender: That Time I Met a Homophobic Anti-Semite

Jodi Savitz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

On this night I just can't help but offer my two cents to the asshole whose blatantly anti-Semitic, homophobic slurs begin to radiate throughout the space where I so calmly and coolly am drinking a semi-local brew on my night off.

Sinister Wisdom and the Legacy of Adrienne Rich

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

The death of Adrienne Rich on March 27, 2012, filled me with grief and a profound sense of loss. It took a few months before I could contemplate a tribute issue, but I knew immediately that Sinister Wisdom must do a tribute issue.

I Did It! A Colonoscopy

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

LGBT people have lower colorectal cancer screening rates, especially transgender people and people of color. All our usual barriers to care (stigma, lack of health insurance, etc.) make it difficult. In the interest of getting more of us to do this, why don't you follow me through the process?

Stud Lesbians, Listen Up!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian vlogger and YouTube personality Arielle Scarcella is back with a new video that takes a look at an often underrepresented portion of the lesbi...

The Invisible Americans

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

Poverty isn't a "money problem." It's not about having to wait to cash out your 401k or your IRA or some of your stocks. It's having nowhere to turn for money. It's wondering which bill can be paid and which bill can be put off.

Gay Men, Lesbians and the Ocean Between Us

Tyler Curry | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Simply, gay men and lesbians feel isolated from one another because we are two completely different animals who are forced to share the same cage.

Dear Kacey Musgraves, I Have a Big Lesbian Crush on You!

Jodi Savitz | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

Drawn in by her adorableness and very nice legs, I found my eyes glued to the screen. "Who is this chick?" I thought, half genuinely curious, half just thinking she was attractive. Then I heard, "Kiss lots of boys, or kiss lots of girls if that's what you're into," and it was as if a thunderbolt had struck!

Real Life Dyke Drama Results in on Screen Musical Comedy - GIRLTRASH: All Night Long (VIDEO/AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

The story behind the scenes - before, during and after production leading up to this week's much-anticipated release of GIRLTRASH: All Night Long (on DVD with streaming coming soon) by POWER UP Films - could be a movie in and of itself. Too bad reality TV cameras weren't rolling!

The Incredibly True Adventure of a Lesbian Bartender in the Big Apple

Jodi Savitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

It is truly a remarkable thing to witness time and time again the way men, women, locals and foreigners become obsessed with the fact that I'm a dyke. It happens at least five times a night.

Black or Gay: Choose One

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

The African-American community preaches unity and one love -- except if you're gay. It's almost like we lose our black card when we are LGBT. We are the lepers of the movement even though we have always been an integral part of it. Think Angela Davis. Think Bayard Rustin.

10 Mistakes ALL Lesbians Make

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Vlogger and YouTube sensation Arielle Scarcella is back with a new video this week that pokes fun at some of the common "mistakes" made by lesbians in...

Coming Out of the Holidays in One Peace

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

There's just one more unstructured weekend left before resuming my normal life. As a relatively recent lesbian widow, I begin to obsess at the start of December about how to handle Christmas, my birthday (the 30th), New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Not 'Coming Out' Is a Straight Privilege

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

I agree with the critics. Gays and lesbians SHOULDN'T have to come out. But that's only because we shouldn't be forced into hiding in the first place for having done nothing wrong -- only for committing faithfully to our life partner.

Take Your Dream A Step Further

Mary Gorham Malia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mary Gorham Malia

It's a new year. Again. It just keeps happening and there is no stopping it. Days tick by and turn into weeks, months and years and still you dream. ...

'You Don't Want Your Children To Grow Up As Lesbians,' Pundit Tells Concerned Mother

Posted 12.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Pat Robertson is at it again. The conservative televangelist, who was recently named by the British lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

Why Girl-On-Girl Action Is On The Rise, According To A Sex Scientist

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Earlier this week, HuffPost Live discussed a recent British study which found that the number of women who claim to have had same-sex encounters has q...

I'm a Woman Who Loves a Woman, but Don't Call Me a Lesbian

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Annie L. Scholl

I'm a 50-year-old white mother of two adult children, twice married to men, who has been in a relationship with an African-American woman for nearly two years. I don't identify as bisexual. I also don't identify as a lesbian, even though I prefer sex with women to sex with men.

Why Lesbian Identity Matters

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Mona Shattell

There is a misunderstanding that one way to show one's acceptance of LGBTQ folks is to claim that sexual identity really does not matter.

Gratitude for the Hetrick-Martin Institute

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Most of the kids that the Hetrick-Martin Institute served were kids of color. We black, Puerto Rican, Asian, Indian and biracial kids were finding a way out of no way, creating impromptu families because our real families hated us or no longer claimed us as their own.

What Straight People Think Lesbians Look Like (VIDEO)

Jodi Savitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

2013-11-21-jodisavitzlesbianstereotypesstill.pngHow would unsuspecting passersby answer the question, "What do you think a lesbian looks like?" The on-the-spot question: "Can you name three lesbians in the media or popular-culture?" Some people's answers may surprise you.

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

U.S. Congregations Report Major Gains in Accepting Gays and Lesbians, Racial, Ethnic Diversity

David Briggs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

America's pews are becoming dramatically more welcoming to gays and lesbians and increasingly reflective of the nation's racial and ethnic diversity, according to the latest results from a major study of U.S. congregations.

Blue Is The Warmest Color and Sexual Insecurity

Aliza Polkes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Aliza Polkes

This begs the questions: why is everyone fawning over this movie? Are we so sexually illiterate in film that we feel the need to jump at any portrayal of deviant sexualities -- in this case homosexuality -- and deem them "brilliant" simply because of the subject matter?