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Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community For Controversial Name Change Policy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Facebook is apologizing to members of the LGBT community, specifically drag queens and transgender individuals, over the way their name change policy ...

WATCH: Can Any Good Ever Come From Awful YouTube Comments?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Comment sections on the Internet can often be awful and even dangerous places -- particularly if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). ...

Happy LGBT History Month!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices

It's that time of year again -- happy LGBT history month! In recognition of this important period where we remember and celebrate queer history, th...

When You're the Secret Boyfriend

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
John Paul Brammer

Logically, the answer is simple: Don't get involved with someone who isn't willing to be seen with you in public. And in a perfect world, I think that's what I would have done before I allowed myself to become the "secret boyfriend." But as anyone who has ever been in love will tell you, sometimes logic goes out the window.

Check Out This Awesome Response To The White Sox Being Attacked For Supporting LGBT Fans

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Here's an inspiring response to what turned out to be a disappointing (but depressingly familiar) scenario. In August, the White Sox announced that...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Why I Wrote I Am Harvey Milk

Andrew Lippa | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Lippa

I wrote I Am Harvey Milk for you. I wrote it for anyone who has ever had to hide or keep secret their true nature. I wrote it for me so that I might get a step closer to understanding my own gay life, my own gay wounds, my own gay joys.

Felicity Huffman Discusses Cisgender Actors Playing Transgender Roles

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Should transgender roles always be played by transgender actors? It's a question that garnered a lot of attention following Jared Leto's role in "D...

Anti-Gay Baker Brought To Tears Over Bakery Closing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay baker Melissa Klein cried at the Values Voter Summit last week over the closing of her business after she and her husband, Aaron, faced sever...

LOOK: Major Newspaper Publishes Disgusting Full Page Anti-Transgender Ad

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Minnesota's largest newspaper is coming under fire for the decision to publish a full-page anti-transgender ad from the Minnesota Child Protection Lea...

WATCH: Trans Woman Releases Campaign Video For Congress Seat

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Could Paula Overby be the first openly transgender woman from Minnesota to successfully run for congress? Overby announced her candidacy for 2nd Di...

My Happiest Life Moment: Finding Out My (Gay) Wife Was Pregnant

Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices

By Pleasure Mechanics for YourTango.com My happiest moment happened in an unlikely place: a bathroom. On a cold winter morning, I waited with my wi...

Here's What Happens When A Spouse Who Identified As Straight Comes Out As LGBT

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

With celebrities and other public figures speaking freely about their sexuality in subtle and understated ways, coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

If I Have Gay Children: 4 Promises From a Christian Pastor/Parent

John Pavlovitz | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices
John Pavlovitz

I won't love them despite their sexuality, and I won't love them because of it. I will love them; simply because they're sweet, and funny, and caring, and smart, and kind, and stubborn, and flawed, and original, and beautiful... and mine.

Raising the Profile of the Gay Games: Here's Why It Matters

Kristen Elechko | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Elechko

Athletes have the power to inspire. When we have role models -- men who are basketball, soccer and ice hockey players, women who are triathletes, beach volleyball players and runners -- we can become more comfortable, confident and safe in how we identify and who we feel free to become.

You're Invited To This Gay Couple's Countryside Wedding -- And It's Beautiful

Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Get the tissues ready! In this adorable video documenting the wedding of gay couple Matthew and Tom, the viewer is transported to the idyllic count...

9 Things To Know About Being Intersex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Perhaps one of the least understood subgroups of the queer community are intersex people -- and now one TV show is attempting to bring this form of id...

Meet Ted And Xavier's Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment follows the story of Ted Gottis and Xavier ...

Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits Break Fresh Ground In The U.S.

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic illegally fired employees because they're transgender, a federal agency alleged Thur...

Focus on the Family

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

I'd like to present a thought experiment with two different questions posed by two different judges during oral arguments on the legal right of gay couples to marry. Their inquiries relate to whether it is constitutionally permissible to deny gay couples the right to marry because of purported concerns relating to the welfare of children.

High School Bully Promised To Never Bully Again After Hearing This One Thing.

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Joseph Barden was in high school, he had a life-changing experience. As a freshman, he became friends with some upper-classmen and was sitting with them at the lunch table.

RuPaul And Drag Queens Offer Response To Facebook 'Real Name' Policy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

It looks like the Facebook "real name" policy is here to stay -- and artists and performers from all over the globe are not happy about it. Over th...

The Olympics Just Got A Whole Lot More LGBT-Friendly

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

In an amazing move for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes everywhere, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken steps to...

Trans Teen Co-Authors Book About Transgender Identity

miami.cbslocal.com | Irika Sargent | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

One of our favorite role models for transgender youth is embarking on a new endeavor: co-authoring a children's book that aims to show all children th...

What Does It Mean To Be Trans But Not Want To Medically Or Surgically Alter Your Body?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to identify as transgender, but not want to surgically or medically alter your body -- or ever "pass" as your self-identified gender...