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The Real Superheroes of P'Town Carnival

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

While inarguably P'Town is known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast, and this year marked the 36th anniversary of Carnival, our presence wasn't always as welcoming as it is today.

When We Should Not Have to Choose: Religious Exemptions, LGBTQ Communities and Immigrant Justice

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

Religious exemptions are not only an excuse for businesses and organizations to discriminate against LGBTQ people. They also raise the question of who can participate equally and openly in public life in this country.

Thirteen Reflections on Citizen Poet Queer

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Why invest in LGBTQ literary culture? Literature builds empathy. All people need empathy, but queers particularly need empathy to achieve our civil and human rights agenda.

Music for Social Change: Fancy Reagan's 'Say Something' Helps LGBTQ Teens

Brian Normoyle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Normoyle

LGBTQ teen homelessness is an often-overlooked aspect of the national struggle for equality. Of the nearly 2 million teens affected by homelessness each year, an estimated 40 percent of them identify as LGBTQ.

The Visibility Project Challenges Race and Gender Perception With Powerful Photographs

Aja Beech | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Aja Beech

A common thread in the production and appreciation of all art is a singular idea with many facets and applications: perception. The Visibility Project confronts ideas of perception through photographs taken of "Asian American queer, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks."

On Building LGBTQ Community

Thomas Naples | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Thomas Naples

My hometown, Warwick, N.Y., is a small, rural-suburban town in the Hudson Valley. Data show that Warwick has a higher concentration of same-sex households than much of the rest of the county. I wondered where all those gay people were, so I decided to found The LGBTQ Center of the Warwick Valley.

The Westboro Baptist Church And Michelle Shocked Help The LGBTQ Community

Cindy Zelman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

The reaction to Michelle Shocked's hate speech is a gauge of how far attitudes toward the LGBTQ community have come over the last few decades. It was an anti-bigot reaction, not an anti-queer reaction. The reaction was a litmus test of American attitudes toward homophobia.

The Pot Calling the Kettle Intolerant

Michael Rohrer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Let's talk about tolerance for a second. I'll begin with a definition. According to Random House Dictionary, it's a noun defined as: "a fair, objectiv...

The Queer Community Has To Stop Being Transphobic: Realizing My Cisgender Privilege

Todd Clayton | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Clayton

I used to be a transphobic gay man. I remember making jokes. I remember feeling uncomfortable when trans* people would walk into the coffee shop. But something shifted inside me when I saw Matrix co-director Lana Wachowski's acceptance speech for the HRC Visibility Award in 2012.

Black Or White: Which Group Is More Likely To Be Gay?

Posted 10.19.2012 | Black Voices

Contrary to stereotypical images, which peg LGBT people as disproportionately white, male, urban and wealthy, a new survey shows that the LGBT communi...

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.