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"Unfollowed" Into Happiness

Josh Sabarra | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

The decision to write an honest and candid memoir about "coming out" and living life authentically should be accompanied by a list of side effects similar to that of the antidepressant Lexapro: confusion, headaches and sleeping problems.

Will The Gay Blood Ban Be Lifted?

Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

WATCH: Former Inmate Opens Up About What It's Like To Be Gay In Jail

Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Celebrity Chef Art Smith Shares His Family's Beautiful Story

Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with our twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huf...

An Anti-Gay 'Christmas Gift' On The Way For Uganda?

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christ...

WATCH: This Hockey Team Is Stripping Down To Fight Homophobia (NSFW)

Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: The above video features content that may not be appropriate at work or in other sensitive environments These European university sports team...

Here's How You Can Share Your Story For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

For this year's annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes those individuals we've lost to transphobic violence and hate, why not share...

Despite Progress, Transgender Activists Still Fear They Face An Uphill Battle

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a 12-year-old boy went on the Oprah Winfrey show to announce he was tran...

Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader Weds A Man

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices

The former leader of a notorious "ex-gay" ministry has married his longtime partner. As the Memphis Flyer originally reported, former Love In Acti...

WATCH: This Story Of Coming Out In A Muslim Family Is Absolutely Beautiful

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Coming out is never easy -- but when compounded by cultural expectations, the path to living as one's authentic self can be a tumultuous one. Comed...

Honoring Harvey Milk's Legacy in Europe

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

There is much more to be done to ensure that the LGBT community is endowed with the same rights as all humans across the globe. But what I saw in Hungary last month gives me hope. People like Tim Cook give me hope. And my own son helps me believe that we will someday bring about real change in the world for justice for all.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Opens Up About Her Openly Transgender Son

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rodrigo Lehtinen, son of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) who is openly transgender, spoke about his transition and his family's acceptance in an int...

Actor And Comedian Alec Mapa And Husband Jamie Open Up About Their Beautiful Family

Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in Huffing...

A 21st Century Modest Proposal

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Samuel Faktorow

I propose that we ban all heterosexual marriages, defined as being the union of only one man and only one woman, and legalize homosexual marriage, defined as being the union of either only two men or only two women.

10 Things I Want My Younger Gay Self To Know

Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Dear Little Rickey (or any other young gay man just finding his way), I'm about to talk to you. Not in a bad w...

Get An Inside Look At The Gay Wing Of This L.A. Men's Central Jail

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

It is common knowledge that America incarcerates more of its population than any other nation globally, and the prison industrial complex intersects w...

WATCH: Meet The First Openly Gay Navy SEAL

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Brett Jones, the first openly gay Navy SEAL, was outed while serving when a voicemail to his boyfriend, who was also a member of the United States mil...

(Not) Finding Love Through Textual Chemistry

Josh Sabarra | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Technology is a danger of the contemporary dating landscape. I don't have it all figured out, but I have developed the "Donovan Rule:" No frequent calling or texting before the first meeting - and no overnight bags on Date 1.

Turkey Ambivalent on LGBTQI Population

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Turkey is a country conflicted when it comes to its LGBTQI population. On the one hand, Turkey was the first country in the Muslim world to hold an LGBTQI pride march, but on the other, the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQI people in Turkey is the highest among European countries.

Colin Farrell's AMAZING Plea For Marriage Equality On Behalf Of His Gay Brother

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Colin Farrell spoke out in defense of same-sex marriage in his native Ireland, penning an open letter which stressed his close relationship with openl...

When Pregnancy Is Fatherhood

Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of t...

What Is It Like Inside The Mind Of A Homophobe?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices

What exactly is it like inside the mind of a homophobe? "The World According To Homophobes" from Director Schick Garcia is attempting to find out. ...

Azealia Banks: 'A Faggot Is Anyone Who Hates Women'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Azealia Banks offered up yet another unusual justification for her use of the word "faggot" in a new interview. The singer, who recently dropped h...

Man Who Claimed To Be 'Delivered' From Being Gay Insists Viral Testimony Is Legitimate

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

The young man who claimed to have been "delivered" from homosexuality at a Christian event in Missouri insists his viral video testimony was legitimat...

How Personal Barriers Didn't Stop These Gay Dads From Becoming A Family

Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

In today’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, we highlight a culturally-diverse, m...