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Holding on to the Hope for Evolution

Sarah Lucie | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Lucie

To be perfectly honest, sometimes I'm concerned that I don't have the right to discuss the issue: A heterosexual female invested in a world not her own. But the crisis has affected all of us.

LOOK: Soccer Star Shut Downs An Anti-Gay Hater In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

This makes us smile. After an angry fan tweeted a homophobic slur when Major League Soccer's Mike Magee missed a penalty kick, the Chicago Fire pl...

Sorry, But You Just Can't Put Restrictions On Love

Haley Pereyo | Posted 04.03.2014 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

It is 2014. We have Twitter, Google Glass, Nutella, freedom of speech and the list could go on and on. The thing is there is something big on that list that we are missing, that's marriage equality.

Meet Sonali: Musician and LGBT Ally Who Loves 'Who We Are'

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

there is a sweetness and light to Sonali's music that makes it perfect for that happy-go-lucky kind of playlist. For as light as her music may be, however, there's no doubt that she can pack a punch with her latest single, "Who We Are."

Listening to Sahara

Sam Stiegler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sam Stiegler

I give the same answer to the countless cisgender teachers, administrators, parents, community members, etc. who have asked me, "How do we support trans students? What can I do to make schools better for them?" My advice always boils down to one message: Listen.

5 Things Piers Morgan Can Teach Us About Being Allies

Emily Timbol | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Emily Timbol

It can be easy to assume you know everything, and that because your heart's in the right place, you are protected from criticism. This isn't true though. As allies, we have to constantly be learning about what we're standing up for.

Fun. Member On Why Gay Issues Are Near To His Heart

Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Fun. member Andrew Dost joined HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about his long-standing passion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

I'm Not Angry With Gabourey Sidibe -- I'm Grateful To Her

Jean-Marie Navetta | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jean-Marie Navetta

I am cisgender and identify as gay. These are not things that I chose. But I do choose to be an ally to my trans friends and colleagues because I want everyone I know to be treated as they want to be treated.

The Myth of Allyship: Complacency of Small Victories

Jay Dodd | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jay Dodd

Self-proclaimed "allies" terrify me. If a part of your claimed identity relies on a struggle you have no or little access to -- I am given pause. It is easy to speak positively about marginalized groups, but as soon as you take credit or praise for it, only your success will be remembered.

The Grammys, Macklemore and Straight Allies

Eliel Cruz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

I discount the systematic injustice that leads to the mainstream media feeling more comfortable hearing my story through the mouth of a white cis straight man, instead of my own.

WWE Superstar Wants Gay Wrestlers To Come Out

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

John Cena stopped by Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen this week to discuss a number of topics, including the high-profile coming out ...

Robert De Niro Opens Up About His Gay Father

AP | ALICIA RANCILIO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Creativity runs in the De Niro family. Robert De Niro's father, Robert De Niro Sr., was an abstract expressionist painter, p...

Miley Responds To Being Called An 'Ugly Lesbian'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Break-out star Miley Cyrus took to Twitter over the weekend to sound off on an insult the singer claims gets hurled at her quite frequently. Respon...

Being True on Opening Day

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

When I came out in June, many members of the media questioned what would happen when the high school basketball team I coach began playing games. How would my players react? What about opposing teams? Opposing coaches? Opposing fans?

LOOK: How These Incredible Straight People Earned Our Love In 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.27.2013 | Gay Voices

2013 has been an incredible year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. From massive political victories to increased positi...

Icona Pop Member: 'I Wish I Was Gay'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, the duo collectively known as Icona Pop, joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss -- among other things -- their relati...

Oops She Did It Again: 5 Times Britney (Inadvertently?) Offended The Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Let's be real: we love Britney. Really, how can you not? And while we sincerely believe that the Princess of Pop is well meaning, that doesn't mean...

10 Awesome Celeb Reactions To Tom Daley Coming Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

When famed Olympic British diver Tom Daley revealed to the world this morning that he is in a relationship with a man, some of the responses from the ...

James Franco Slams Hit Film For Its Depiction Of Sex Addiction And Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

James Franco took a moment during his contribution to VICE this week, which mainly focuses on hit film "12 Years A Slave," to slam another film, 2011'...

WTF: Trump Claims He's 'Evolving' On Gay Marriage... But Then Basically Says He Isn't

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Donald Trump sat down with openly gay MSNBC host Thomas Roberts this past Saturday for an interview about a range of topics including the business tit...

WATCH: Politician Gives Awesome Explanation Of What 'Gay' Means To Her Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23rd District) recently took some time out of her busy schedule to sit down for an interview with SiriusXM Radio t...

8 Steps to Being a Good Ally

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Yirssi Bergman

June is long gone, but pride is something to have year round. The fight for equality doesn't end, and as allies, we have to keep in mind how to best do our part. Allies are essential to any human rights movement, as they help bring more voices and momentum to the issue at hand.

The Downside of Marriage Equality

Joanne Sprague | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

Since the Supreme Court's historic rulings against DOMA and Proposition 8, I've heard lots of enthusiastic friends say, "So what's next now that we've achieved gay rights?" LGBT people know that marriage equality is just the tip of the iceberg. Most straight people like me don't.

Let's Celebrate Straight Allies Too

Brian Stone | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

We can't celebrate our recent victories without acknowledging the people who helped us get here even though they never had a dog in the fight. The political transformation over this last decade is also thanks to the millions of straight folks who walked side-by-side with us.

Jason Collins, Billie Jean King And Others Get Major Gay Honor In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.23.2013 | Gay Voices

In May, it was announced that the nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame for gay athletes and allies would be launched in Chicago. A...