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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...

A Surprise Dip In Support For Gay Marriage Nationwide

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Support for gay marriage among Americans has dipped slightly below 50 percent, the Pew Research Center found in a survey release...

Stories of Our Lives is an Intimate, Masterly Portrayal of Kenya's LGBT Community

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

This act of voicing one's truth in the face of tremendous hostility is precisely what the filmmakers behind one of the most poetic and masterly cinematic depictions of queer life have done. They have documented the poignant personal stories of Kenya's LGBT community

Could Support For Gay Marriage Be Leveling Off Nationwide?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Could national support for same-sex marriage be leveling off after years of being on the upswing? The Associated Press is reporting that a newly-re...

Gay Nightlife Promoter Sparks Controversy With ISIS 'Parody' Images

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Israeli nightlife promoters have sparked international controversy after using images that appear to mock the militant Islamic State to publicize a ga...

WATCH: Here's One 'Ex-Gay' Couple You're Actually Supposed To Laugh At

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

'Ex-Gay' therapy is perhaps one of the biggest threats to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in America -- and what better way to ske...

After Alleged Nude Pic Leaks, One Direction Star Addresses Gay Rumors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

People love to speculate about the sexuality of the members of boy band One Direction -- and a recent nude photo leak seems to have fed rumors. La...

NPH Reveals Why He Married David Burtka

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Neil Patrick Harris says he and new husband David Burtka were "not trying to elicit any kind of reaction from anyone" when they decided to tie the kno...

The Moment I Knew I Was LGBT

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

For some, it was a scene in a movie, TV sitcom or music video. For others, it was a top-secret crush during recess or a pal's slumber party. As pa...

Why Allowing Gay Men To Donate Blood Could Have A MASSIVE Impact

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of ava...

'We've Always Been Married In Our Hearts'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

When Vivian Boyack And Alice "Nonie" Dubes got married this month after 72 years together, it completely melted our hearts. Now, in a new Des Moine...

The Millers Share The Beautiful Story Of How Their Military Family Was Formed

Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The obstacles to family building faced by the couple featured in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™...

What Gay Life Is Really Like In Scotland

Posted 09.19.2014 | 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...

Billboard 'Paid For By Concerned Christians' Stirs Gay Controversy

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville,...

The Cause of Homosexuality Is Irrelevant

Mark Baer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Baer

Many people seem fixated on the fact that the actual cause of homosexuality has not yet been established with any degree of certainty. As someone who likes to understand the reasons things occur, I respect and appreciate the curiosity. However, the ultimate result remains the same, regardless of whether the cause is genetic, environmental, or some combination of the two.

Lawyer Claims 'Well-Dressed' Anti-Gay Gang Didn't Throw First Punch

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A mob that allegedly attacked a gay couple are attempting to turn the tables by claiming that the couple actually threw the first punch. Last Thurs...

'OITNB' Star To Host Groundbreaking MTV Documentary

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people. The special, "Laverne ...

Dear Family Whisperer: 5 Steps Toward Combating Homophobia in Your OWN Family

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

He asked me recently, "Do you have a husband?" I said, "No," but it bothered me later. I have a life partner whom I've been with for over 20 years, a woman Nicholas calls "Aunt Barbara."

The Way These Sleuths Used Social Media To Identify Alleged Anti-Gay Suspects Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

In a story telling of the times that we live in, activists have used social media to help identify a group of assailants that allegedly attacked a gay...

Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By 'Well-Dressed' Mob In Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

A Philadelphia gay couple are still reeling after allegedly being attacked and beaten in what's been described as a possible hate crime last week. ...

Is Gay Okay...In Public? Whisper's LGBT Community Reveal The Truth About PDA

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

In May, ESPN captured Michael Sam's emotional reaction after learning he'd become the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Photos and v...

LOOK: Anti-Gay Billboard Divides Tennessee Residents

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Residents are divided over the appearance of a controversial billboard with an anti-gay sentiment in Tennessee. As WZTV Fox 17 is reporting, the b...

Happily Never After

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

No one will ever be one hundred percent of what you want them to be or idolize them to be. An actor or actress is just one small part of a show, and their lives outside of that show exist in whatever way they chose to live. If you don't agree with what they are doing, how they act, or how they live that life, it's time to start questioning why you follow or idolize them.

What Does Transmasculinity Look Like?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does the face of transmasculinity or masculine of center queer people look like? A compelling new anthology from Brooklyn-based collective "bk...