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Gay Conversion Therapy Devastated My Family

Chana Wilson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

She moved from the suburbs into New York's Greenwich Village, where she found a vibrant lesbian community, and reclaimed joy. The mother who had been so profoundly depressed throughout my childhood wrote me, "I wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and am so happy to be alive."

Something To Celebrate: A Look Back At The Best LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 06.16.2012 | Gay Voices

With so much hate continually aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, we like to take a moment every once in a while to highlig...

Study Finds Lesbian Women More Likely To Encounter Child Abuse And Sexual Assault

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Dr. Keren Lehavot, the study's author, tells HuffPost Gay Voices reports have misconstrued the aim of the research, which intended to intended...

When You Realize You're a Lesbian

Sasha Lotrian | Posted 08.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Sasha Lotrian

The coming-out process can be an overwhelming experience. It is most definitely an emotional rollercoaster as one goes through the self-realization that they are gay all the way to admitting it to the world. But how much of the 'when you come out' affects how you identify within the gay community?

WATCH: Justin Bieber Zinged With Lesbian 'Gayfriend' Parody

Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Having already been the subject of an infamous website featuring photos of lesbian women who are said to look like him, Justin Bieber is no stranger t...

Why 'The Real L Word' Is Bad For Lesbians

Christina Cauterucci | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Christina Cauterucci

Though it's impressive that a mainstream television show centered on queer women has seen such success, the show's distorted depiction of lesbian culture is something to mourn, not celebrate. Young queers deserve positive, nuanced examples of lesbians in mainstream media.

Where Have All the Buttons Gone?

Julie Bindel | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
Julie Bindel

In the 1970s and '80s those of us on the political left used to declare our views on bits of metal pinned onto denim and leather. Buttons make a message so much more intimate.

The Dyke March Hits 20!

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Kelly Cogswell

It's that time of year again, when lesbians all over the world huddle in back rooms, plotting global domination, civilization's end, and their annual Dyke March.

Obama and the Bully: The Cornering of Mitt Romney

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

To a generation of current and future voters, Barack Obama has deftly offered a choice: a respectful and inclusive voice of the future; versus a schoolyard tormenter aligned with the intolerant voices of the past. Not bad for a community organizer.

The Birds And The Bees, With A Twist

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.

Gay Men Who Lesbian-Bash: What's Up With That?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Why would a gay man make a homophobic comment about a lesbian? Actually, it's all too common. And much of it (but certainly not all) comes from gay conservatives who seem to be embarrassed by much of the LGBT community.

One Million Moms Is Back: Anti-Gay Group Condemns Urban Outfitters' Lesbian Photo

Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Seemingly undeterred by the failure of its much-publicized objection to Ellen DeGeneres' new JCPenney spokeswoman role, One Million Moms is back in th...

The Assumption Of Heterosexuality When You Are A Feminine Lesbian

Megan Evans | Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

I want femme lesbians to be recognised for who we are, to be acknowledged, accepted, and respected. I do not want to be seen as my partner's sister, and I do not want to be viewed as not truly belonging to the lesbian community.

Lesbian Chef Entitled To $1.6 Million After Boss Prayed To Cure Her Sexuality

Posted 04.03.2012 | Gay Voices

It's a big payday for one New York-based lesbian chef who says her boss openly prayed to God to "heal" her. The New York Post reports that Mirella...

Michelangelo Signorile

Chely Wright On The Highs And Lows Of Being A Lesbian In Country Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Almost two years after going public about being a lesbian, breaking a barrier as the first commercial country music star to come out, Chely Wright say...

'All The Cool Girls Are Lesbians' Shirt Stirs Controversy At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

Controversy erupted at a Lynn English High School meeting that was held to discuss an incident where a student was told to cover up -- and never bring...

College Student Reportedly Threatened With Campus Housing Expulsion After Coming Out

Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices

A Michigan-based lesbian student claims to have been threatened to be thrown out of her Christian college's on-campus housing if she doesn't remove re...

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Told To 'Get A Room' By Restaurant Manager After Kissing During Romantic Dinner

Posted 02.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A Phoenix-based lesbian couple is crying foul after being told to "get a room" by a hotel restaurant manager during a romantic dinner. The Arizona...

The Quest For A Truthful Life: One Georgia Woman's Coming Out Battle

East Cobb Patch | Wendy Parker | Posted 02.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Shannon Hames rarely betrays emotion as she discusses the painful events that transformed her life, virtually in a flash. She'll tell you, however...

Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Her 'Gay Choice' Comments To The Advocate

Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Cynthia Nixon declared last week in a controversial New York Times interview that for her, being gay "is a choice," but the "Sex and the City" star is...

Do Lesbians Have More Breast Cancer?

Susan M. Love | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Susan M. Love

It's a question we still can't answer, because too many researchers just don't think to ask study participants about sexual orientation, and because there hasn't been much money put into research that specifically focuses on the LGBT community's health.

Cynthia Nixon Sounds Off On Being Gay: 'For Me It's A Choice'

Posted 01.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Gay fans might have applauded Cynthia Nixon's decision to come out in 2004, but her remarks in a controversial new interview might now leave them feel...

'Project Runway' Star Talks Wedding Style Tips

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 03.18.2012 | Weddings
Kathryn Hamm

Knowing what to wear and how to wear it (not to mention how to afford it!) is a key component in any wedding planning -- straight or gay.

Minnesota ElectsFirst Native American Lesbian To State Legislature

Posted 01.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Minnesota made history last night by becoming the first state to elect an openly lesbian Native American to its legislature. As Minnesota Public Ra...

'Pariah' Takes Raw, Dreamlike Look At Lesbian Teen's Coming Out

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.05.2012 | Gay Voices

-- "Pariah," writer-director Dee Rees' feature debut, achieves a difficult, intriguing balance. It's at once raw and dreamlike, specific to a particu...