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Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors Are Slipping Through the System

Michael Munson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Munson

A system that excludes the diversity of gender expressions literally kills trans people.

Death, Dying and Finding Meaning in Loss

Joel Readence | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Joel Readence

I think as a society, if we were able to take the focus off the way a person died and focus on the manner in which they lived, the loving presence they held in our lives and the fact they continue on in another form, our mourning process would be kinder and gentler.

On Jared Leto and Dallas Buyers Club

Alexandra Billings | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

In sharing this with us, in claiming his own voice, he might have given another 16-year-old a reason to drop their handful of pills. But Mr. Leto chose to run, and it's less about what he said, and more about what he didn't say.

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

Anna Aagenes | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Anna Aagenes

We have an opportunity to strengthen our efforts when we unify and include more diversity of voices in our fight for full equality.

Join This Incredible 921-Mile Walk To Fight Bullying And Remember Tyler Clementi

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

"Bullying Not On Your Watch," a 921-mile walk that began in early October, is preparing to reach its conclusion as participants edge closer to New Yor...

How You Can Help Make This Man's Pro-Gay Birthday Wish Come True

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

This man has one wish for his birthday -- and you can help make it a a reality. Wade Addison will turn 25 on Nov. 9, and in the 25 days leading up ...

Yes, Suicide Is a Gay Issue

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

My youth was consumed by loneliness, feelings of not belonging, and thinking of ways to kill myself. I experienced many dark nights of the soul. And television saved me. Although I read a lot, I looked to TV for the noise to comfort me and make me feel less lonesome.

WATCH: Lending An Ear To Prevent LGBT Youth Suicide

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Trevor Project is launching the "Talk To Me" campaign, engaging a number of influential faces from...

An Alternate Universe Where Being Gay Is The Norm?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Warning: this video contains graphic content. A short film entitled "Love is All You Need?" uses real life events in an alternate universe to expl...

Dave Agema Half-Right About 'Risky Lifestyle' (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

By spreading lies about the "homosexual lifestyle," and by teaching kids, and especially vulnerable LGBT youth, that there's something sick, wrong or unnatural about being gay, folks like Rep. Dave Agema increase the suicide risk that they then turn around and use to justify their anti-gay rants.

LGBT Youth: We Need You

Paul Schmitz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Paul Schmitz

It has long troubled me when any population is marginalized and we don't benefit from their full, authentic participation and leadership in society. Recent advances in equal rights for our LGBT citizens are only a beginning.

The Dharun Ravi Trial: What Exactly Is Hate?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It was about mocking Tyler for being gay. That is bias, and it's part of the hate we all grow up with in a society that hates gays. The crime Ravi committed should not be punished severely or with deportation, but any way you slice it, it was motivated by that bias we all share.

Tyler Clementi And The Dharun Ravi Trial: Why The Verdict Is Just

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No jury that thought long and hard about the case could have returned with any other verdict. It is not the jury's job to think about sentencing or punishment. It is it's job to follow the law.

Gay California Cheerleader Commits Suicide On New Year's Day

Posted 01.18.2012 | Gay Voices

The disturbing spate of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teen suicides continues with news that another California student has taken his ...

Our Community's Lack of Internal Cohesion May Contribute to LGBTQ Suicides

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

By ignoring our lack of internal cohesion and constantly blaming all of our unhappiness on other people, we are missing the opportunity to decrease incidents of suicide in our community.

Four Difficult Questions About Teen Bullying And Suicide

Social Media Collective | Danah Boyd | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

Over the last couple of years, I've laid awake at night asking myself uncomfortable questions about bullying and teen suicide. I don't have answers to...

Breaking Down Gay Suicide By Region

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

As the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and question...

Happy Holidays (And How You Can Help)

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

Even if they are out to their families, an LGBTQ youth still may feel like an outsider, that they don't belong, or that they are somehow wrong for who they are.

Let's Hear from the Gay Teens for a Change

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

I know we are supposed to prepare them for what lies ahead. But I think we have a responsibility to insure their safety until they are adults.

'A Prayer When I Feel Hated': Helping Prevent Gay Teen Suicide

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The Christian community must reach out more compassionately to gay and lesbian youths. Here is a prayer I composed for all who feel excluded, rejected, marginalized, shamed or made fun of, in any way or place, religious or otherwise.

Country Star Chely Wright Comes Out, Talks About Suicide, God, Melissa, kd and the Indigo Girls

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Ocamb

The public's attention will no doubt focus on Wright's revelation about being gay. But beyond the burst of publicity about a celebrity coming out, her story of anguish and re-birth many well save lives.