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Pop Quiz: Is This A Sex Toy Or Not?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Put on your thinking cap. Queer YouTube sensation Arielle Scarcella is back with another vlog that brilliantly treads the line between humor and ed...

Meet The Incredible Woman That Is Fighting To Create LGBT Acceptance In The Mormon Church

Posted 12.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Of the 75 or so articles that RaiseAChild.US wrote this year for our Huffington Post Gay Voices “Let Love Define Family™” series, the readers’...

And Our Unicorn Of The Year Is...

Posted 12.26.2014 | 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...

Finding Home for the Holidays

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I truly believe if American Christians stayed more focused on the message and teachings of Jesus, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people would not have the annual angst of searching for home for the holidays.

NOM President Evokes The Christmas Story In End-Of-Year Anti-Gay Plea

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage's (NOM) Brian Brown evoked the biblical story of Christmas in his end-of-year plea for donations to support sam...

Gay 'Agenda' Is The 'Greatest Threat To Liberty' That The U.S. Has Ever Seen, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices

On his "Focal Point" radio show, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer recently claimed that the "active, aggressive homosexual lobby" repre...

Here's How You Can Help LGBT Survivors Of Prison Rape This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.21.2014 | Gay Voices

"Words of Hope" is a campaign spearheaded by Just Detention International that aims to remind survivors of prison rape that they are not alone or forg...

There's An Awesome New Way You Can Help Raise Awareness About Anal Cancer

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.21.2014 | Gay Voices

There's a new way that you can help raise awareness surrounding anal cancer -- and show off your favorite pair of undies in the process. The Nation...

Do We Know Enough About HPV?

Posted 12.20.2014 | 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...

Why Won't the FDA Let Me Donate Blood?

Daniel Penchina | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Penchina

On 9/11, after the towers fell to ash, I headed toward the New York Blood Center. I faced one of the most acute moral quandaries I've yet to confront: Do I lie about my identity to help my fellow brothers and sisters, or do I stay true to myself and know that the Red Cross would, by law, dispose of my blood?

Who Are We to Judge (Uganda)?

Sara Kavemi | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Sara Kavemi

What tests my patience, what troubles me beyond all else, is our propensity for pointing the finger at others while ignoring our own flaws. The truth is that the U.S. is not yet at a point where it can self-righteously condemn others for their intolerance toward LGBT people, at least not with a straight face. Someday we will get there, and we will lead by example. But not today.

Larry Robinson Talks New Help-Yourself Book Mirror, Mirror and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with psychotherapist and life counselor Larry Robinson about his new book, Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of Self: 365-Day Life Journal.

Dear Santa

Eric Ulloa | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Ulloa

Dear Santa, This is a little awkward, as we haven't talked in quite awhile...as in 21 years "awhile."

Top 10 Moments From a Blockbuster Year for the Freedom to Marry

Evan Wolfson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Evan Wolfson

2014 was another blockbuster year for the freedom to marry. In January gay couples could marry in 19 states. By December that number had skyrocketed to 35 -- covering two thirds of the American people. The momentum for marriage is off the charts, and the joy and security marriage brings are now shared by millions of gay Americans.

Sydney Hostage Victim's Partner Breaks His Silence

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The grieving partner of a gay man killed in the deadly cafe siege in Sydney, Australia is speaking out. As the Associated Press first reported, To...

Meet Bill And Brian's Beautiful Family

Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series takes us to the Florida home of two men who met ten years a...

Here's How To Get Pregnant With A Racquet Ball

Posted 12.19.2014 | 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...

Tim Cook Makes Big Gay Move In His Home State

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay righ...

Looking for Friends In All the Wrong Places

Josh Sabarra | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Dating websites are for dating, not for finding people who want someone to grab dinner with every now and again or who need a ride to the airport at holiday time. I have those people in my circle, and I'm already not getting flowers and sex from them.

First Gay Couple To Be Featured On 'A Home For The Holidays' CBS Special

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment is a special addition to the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” weekly series. When I...

Law Professor: National Same-Sex Marriage 'Overwhelmingly Probable' Next Year

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert J. Feldman

We verily hope, pray and believe that the Professor Leonard's bold assertion that same-sex marriage will become the law of the land next year will come to pass. It is my prediction that Professor Leonard is right. The United States of America will finally recognize that love transcends gender.

Honor Every Veteran

D'Arcy Kemnitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
D'Arcy Kemnitz

In truth, of course, no one deserves first-class treatment more than the men and women, like Paula, who have given so much to our country. And they certainly shouldn't have to wait until they're dead - or even longer than that - to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

LGBT Rights: The Fight's Not Over

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The recent mid-term elections marked a blazingly clear reversal of fortune for the Democrat and Republican political agendas. What's less obvious is how the reverberations will affect the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) movement.

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.

Are Bisexual Women More Prone To Substance Abuse?

Posted 12.14.2014 | 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...