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An Aligned Life: Prince, Queerness and Softcore Porn (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-23-20140821EliciaGonzalessmall.jpgIn her youth Elicia Gonzalez from Broomfield, Colorado, experienced a shocking exposure to Prince that would become "very much so representative of what would happen with my sexuality later in life."

Sikh Man Takes Off His Turban and Comes Out of the Closet (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-16-20140814MandeepJangismall.jpgMandeep Jangi of Middlesex, New Jersey, cites his Sikh faith as the "more visible aspect" of his identity. His decision to cut his hair (long hair is a traditional part of Sikh culture) was the first step to discovering his own individual identity.

'We Are Lesbians!' Family Vacation Turns Into Dyke March Participation (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-07-20140806KayleighSalstrandsmall.jpgDo you remember your first Pride event? Kayleigh certainly does, along with the impact that participating in Dyke March with her family had on her life.

'Being Gay Meant Sadness, Illness, and Death' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-01-20140730TomWicker2small.jpgWhat was your first impression of the gay community? For Tom Wicker it was illness, death, and filth.

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Groundbreaking Project To Shed New (And Long Overdue) Light On LGBT History

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Dave Isay, founder and president of the non-profit oral history project StoryCorps, long envisioned an initiative focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexua...

Dancing in His Underwear for the Garbage Man, and Other Ways Noah Michelson Was a Sexual, Queer Kid (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-11-20140611NoahMichelsonsmall.jpgIt might not come as a surprise to you that Noah Michelson, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post's Gay Voices vertical, is a proud queer man. What might surprise you is how young he was when he first discovered his pride and sexuality.

Gay College Student Tells Homophobic Counselor to Shove It (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-06-20140604NephiNivensmall.jpgIf you were looking for an example of how to be a horrible college mental-health counselor, look no further.

A Lesbian Rapper's Adorable Tribute to Her Gay Uncle (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-05-07-20140507MoniqueContrerassmall.jpgWhat is it about gay uncles that makes them almost universally awesome? For Monique Contreras it was the fact that her gay uncle was someone she could confide in.

What It's Like to Come Out in Brazil (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Brazil has a reputation as a sex-positive country. But Kelvin explains that when it comes to homosexuality, Brazilian families might not be as liberal as you'd think.

Bisexuals Exist... Really (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Gay Teen Uses Boy Scouts to Help Gay Community (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-04-17-20140416EricSnydersmall.jpgAs a sophomore in high school, Eric Snyder was about to come out. But then he realized the Boy Scouts had a discriminatory policy against gay and bisexual scouts, forcing him to remain in the closet. Even though Eric couldn't be openly gay, he decided that his Eagle Scout project would be.

Young Woman Explains Why She Identifies as 'Queer' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

After she came out as queer to an ex-boyfriend, and later to a childhood friend with whom she led Bible study, both friends responded with support.

'I'll Be Damned If I'm Going to Be Buried a Girl': Gender Transition Inspires HIV-Positive Trans Man to Live (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-03-28-20140326TeoDrakesmall.jpgWhen Teo thought he had nothing else to live for, a therapist reminded him that gender transition was an option.

An Evening Of Storytelling From The Mouths And Minds Of Queers

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

A new series is kicking off this Friday at the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division (BGSQD) in New York City that will provide a platform for s...

Help! My Little Boy Is Carrying A Purse!

Posted 12.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Cowbird is a library of human experience. We are a community of tens of thousands of storytellers, located all over the world. We offer free and simpl...

Our Stories Still Matter

Jay Brown | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Brown

Our stories can give tomorrow's graduating senior or homecoming queen a sense of not being so alone. They can erase the assumptions that exist in the absence of knowledge. And while they can sometimes be difficult to tell, they can be powerful truths. Exceptionally powerful truths.

79-Year-Old Recalls the Sex Party in Paris That Awoke Her Bisexuality (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Gay Man Comes Out to Wife and Children, Strengthens Family Unit (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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WATCH: Take A Look At The Biggest LGBT Stories Of The Week

Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live featured a new segment, "This Week In Gay," on Friday that rounded up some of the biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories...

Meet a Rugby Glamazon! (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

If you hate the whole masc/fem labeling thing, Rudy Flesher's got a story for you. He got the name "Rudy" for being a tough-as-nails, resilient college rugby player, but Rudy later found what could be considered an even tougher passion: dressing in drag.

Richard Socarides, Son of the Founder of Conversion Therapy, on Coming Out to His Dad

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Dr. Charles Socarides didn't just believe that homosexuality could be cured, he was one of the most sought-after therapists for people who wanted to become straight. And for Richard, that hit a little too close to home.

Opening the Closet Door on Straight Man's LGBT Book

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

The Cross in the Closet, by Timothy Kurek, was published on national coming out day this year. Kurek pretended to be gay for a year to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. Having recently finished the book, I find myself in an odd place about it.

WATCH: Man Recounts Coming Out To His Family After 28-Year Straight Marriage

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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LGBTQ Stories: Gay Couple's 4-year (and Counting) Relationship Began 20 Minutes Late

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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WATCH: AIDS/LifeCycle Participant Recounts When Her Housewife Mom Told Her She Had AIDS

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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