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WATCH: The Warwick Rowers Are Back -- And More NSFW Than Ever

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices

The Warwick Rowers, everyone's favorite naked college athletic organization and international queer allies, have released another video this week that...

Legendary Hulk Hogan Says Pro Wrestling Has Moved Past Its 'Barbaric Mindset' About Gays

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Not long ago, sports -- including big-time wrestling -- were less accommodating for gay competitors. Only recently have most pro athletes remained active in their chosen careers after coming out.

Becoming Willing to Tell Our (Tragically) Unflattering but Still (Super) Effective Stories of Trans Allyship

Jean-Marie Navetta | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Jean-Marie Navetta

I've been asked to write about my own journey as a gay woman who is an out-and-proud trans ally, and I feel not brave but kind of useless. Let me explain.

5 Ways To Be An Ally To A Community You're Not A Part Of

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

On December 3, it was announced that an NYPD officer would not be indicted for placing an unarmed African-American man named Eric Garner in a chokehol...

LOOK: This Is What An LGBT Ally Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices

The queer community has come along way in the last 50 years -- and especially in the last 10 -- but we couldn't have done it on our own. To celebra...

Help Fight LGBT Homelessness And Win A Meet And Greet With Cyndi Lauper!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Haven't you always wanted to meet Cyndi Lauper? Well, here's your chance... The queer icon announced this week a new initiative that simultaneously...

Allies in Business Play Important Roles Furthering LGBT Equality

Laura Clise | Posted 10.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Laura Clise

I have seen a shift in the dialogue regarding LGBT equality, with leaders increasingly examining the business implications of how companies align internal diversity policies with external marketing and public policy advocacy.

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

Casey Hoke | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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...