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LOOK: Lady Gaga's Surprise Concert Move For Gay Couple

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Lady Gaga offered her British fans a surprise treat when she invited Jay, whom she described as an "incredible friend" and a member of her "family," o...

Examining The 'Intolerable Levels Of Violence' Faced By Gay Jamaicans

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequent...

Gay Couple Allegedly Thrown Off Bus, Told They Are Not 'Real Men' For Kissing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay couple in London was allegedly kicked off of a bus this week after the driver saw the pair kissing. Jack James and his partner were reportedl...

Rome's Mayor Defies Law, Makes Incredible Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Rome's mayor has made a step on the right side of history by publicly defying the country's ban on same-sex marriage. Ignazio Marino ignored the It...

LOOK: Couple Fighting Gay 'Cancer' With Their... Truck?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices

We certainly expected backlash surrounding the recent string of gay marriage rulings across the nation, but one Idaho couple's reaction seems to be a ...

What's The Number 1 Factor for Youth Avoiding Unsafe Sex?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

Exclusive: Take A Sneak Peek At Laverne Cox's New Showing Starring Transgender Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

In perhaps what is one of the biggest moments for mainstream transgender visibility, Laverne Cox's show telling the story of trans youth will premiere...

Meet The Man Trying To Bring Gay Bathhouses Back In Style

Posted 10.17.2014 | 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...

This Gay Couple Shares The Beautiful Story Of How Their Family Formed

Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment spotlights Ed and Joey, who have carved out...

A Drag Queen Queers Shakespeare

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

Yes, even Shakespeare must be queered (well, it's already been done, but I'm going to do it again). And what better way to queer Shakespeare than by ...

Spirit Day: Let Love Define You

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

October is a very special time for the LGBT community: it is not only National LGBT History Month, but October 11 was National Coming Out Day and October 16 is Spirit Day.

Driver Allegedly Kicks Gay Couple Out Of Cab For Kissing, Tells Them They're Going To Hell

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

In a depressing reminder of how anti-LGBT sentiment is still engrained in much of the American psyche, a taxi driver allegedly kicked a gay Houston co...

LOOK: This Trans Man Opens Up To The World About His Transition By Using Instagram

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to not only identify as transgender, but to document your transition for the world to see? This is the journey of one transgender...

The Next Civil Rights Frontier: How the Transgender Movement Is Taking Over

Nico Machlitt | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Machlitt

The transgender movement is taking force, with more media visibility of transgender people and for the transgender movement. Katie Couric had Laverne Cox back on her show to apologize for the first interview and talk about the real issues that transgender people face.

These 'OITNB' Stars Have An Important Queer Message For You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices

It's that time of year again -- time to take a stand against the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth by making a statement...

'Seismic' Shift on Gay People From the Vatican, but Will There Be Aftershocks?

Cathy Renna | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Cathy Renna

I bet you all the money in the Vatican's coffers that Bill Donahue of the Catholic League is still screaming in his office -- or on Fox News -- as you read this. So I take all of this "news" with a grain of salt -- a huge grain of Mediterranean Sea salt.

Sarah Silverman's Equal Pay Video Faces Backlash

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women

Sarah Silverman's viral video promoting a new campaign to close the wage gap is facing backlash over a premise some claim makes light of gender confir...

'The Talk' Cohost Aisha Tyler on Gay Marriage: Equality Is for All

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 10.13.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

While the towering six-foot-tall comedian says this is only one of many connections to the LGBT community, she admits it was personal prejudices faced in her interracial relationship that cemented her commitment to marriage equality.

Influential Caribbean Country Is Leaning Towards LGBT Rights

Jessica Joseph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

According to a recent UNAIDS survey, Trinidad and Tobago's population is having a radical shift in attitudes towards LGBT Rights. It is not the only survey of its kind that reflects this.

A Letter to the Lost

Michael Varrati | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Varrati

It is a disheartening fact that, in 2014, so many kids...and also some adults...feel the anguish of a societal prison designed to stop an individual from being who they are inside.

Another Nation Considering Russian-Style 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

(Fixes spelling in headline) By Olga Dzyubenko ALMATY, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The United States has condemned Kyrgyzstan fo...

What's the Real LGBT Health Epidemic?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

Learning The Meaning Of 'Family' -- Through Intense Homophobia

Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Once upon a time there were two cousins, Jessica and Robby. They grew up together in the warm and wet Mississippi b...

'You Must Come Out': How Harvey Milk's Challenge Resonates With Gay Christians Today

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

I think about Harvey's impassioned plea quite often. It whispers in my brain with both inspiration and reservation -- inspiration because, as an out woman, I have experienced what only coming out will teach you, and reservation because, as a Christian, I also know that coming out and purging all secrets can be a dangerous, painful prospect.

Laura Jane Grace Opens Up About Her Transgender Journey

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices

"Easy" isn't usually the word first chosen by transgender individuals to describe their journeys -- and that's often even more true when those people ...