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How You Can Be A Better Ally To Transgender Teens Like Me

Casey Hoke | Posted 10.17.2014 | Teen
Casey Hoke

I would be presenting differently, asking for a shift in my own pronouns and silently requesting to be respected and recognized as male. And sure, everyone responded with an initial "okay," but who was really on my side?

LOOK: Nick Jonas Can't Stop Showing Off His Abs At NYC Gay Clubs

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

We already know Nick Jonas is all grown up -- and now he's making his rounds at the local NYC gay clubs? First, Jonas was the special guest at NYC ...

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Being a good ally begins with listening and actually hearing what transgender people have to say about their lives. When people actually do listen, the results can be remarkable.

The Ties That Bind Us

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

As a transgender woman I get asked by gays and lesbians quite frequently how the T fits in the LGBT, and why transgender rights should be part of the larger gay agenda. Rather than shrug off the question, I take the time to actually answer.

Arianna Huffington To Receive Huge Honor From The Trevor Project

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post and longtime supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) c...

Holding on to the Hope for Evolution

Sarah Lucie | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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...