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WATCH: Here's One 'Ex-Gay' Couple You're Actually Supposed To Laugh At

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

'Ex-Gay' therapy is perhaps one of the biggest threats to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in America -- and what better way to ske...

After Alleged Nude Pic Leaks, One Direction Star Addresses Gay Rumors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

People love to speculate about the sexuality of the members of boy band One Direction -- and a recent nude photo leak seems to have fed rumors. La...

'We've Always Been Married In Our Hearts'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

When Vivian Boyack And Alice "Nonie" Dubes got married this month after 72 years together, it completely melted our hearts. Now, in a new Des Moine...

The Millers Share The Beautiful Story Of How Their Military Family Was Formed

Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The obstacles to family building faced by the couple featured in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™...

What Gay Life Is Really Like In Scotland

Posted 09.19.2014 | 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...

Lawyer Claims 'Well-Dressed' Anti-Gay Gang Didn't Throw First Punch

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A mob that allegedly attacked a gay couple are attempting to turn the tables by claiming that the couple actually threw the first punch. Last Thurs...

The Way These Sleuths Used Social Media To Identify Alleged Anti-Gay Suspects Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

In a story telling of the times that we live in, activists have used social media to help identify a group of assailants that allegedly attacked a gay...

Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By 'Well-Dressed' Mob In Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

A Philadelphia gay couple are still reeling after allegedly being attacked and beaten in what's been described as a possible hate crime last week. ...

WATCH: Gay Teen Comes Out To His Mom... But She Has Big News Of Her Own

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for this one? This video is certainly a welcome experience, especially considering some of the horrific coming out stories we've seen...

James Nichols

Facebook Users Outraged Over Controversial Name Policy (UPDATE)

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What happens when a culture interweaves a social media outlet into virtually every part of the human experience -- and then that platform makes a dram...

What Does Transmasculinity Look Like?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does the face of transmasculinity or masculine of center queer people look like? A compelling new anthology from Brooklyn-based collective "bk...

Are LGBT College Students At A Higher Risk Of Substance Abuse?

Posted 09.15.2014 | 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...

MTV Show To Break Ground By Featuring Intersex Character

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

MTV is slated to go where few other networks have gone before when it includes an intersex character on the second season of the popular scripted seri...

Hollywood May Not Be As Gay Friendly As We Hoped...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Think Hollywood is some sort of queer utopia when members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are free to be their authenti...

WATCH: 'Will And Grace' And Other LGBT Artifacts Hit The Smithsonian

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

An awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history is crucial -- and The Smithsonian is making an active effort to help queers plac...

WATCH: Anti-Gay Harlem Pastor Claims Michael Sam May Marry 9-Year-Old Boy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

He's at it again. The pastor of the ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., notorious for his anti-gay proclamations by way of his church signs, h...

WATCH: Straight Guy Brought To Tears After Asking A Simple Question About Sexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

We hope you have your tissues handy. Last month we brought you the horrific story of a gay teen who was verbally abused, physically assaulted and k...

LOOK: 'God' Just Gave Westboro One Giant Surprise

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The Westboro Baptist Church just received another reminder that not everyone in Topeka, Kansas, shares their hatred for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

The Difference Between Tolerance and Acceptance

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Often, I see the words "acceptance" and "tolerance" being used interchangeably. The LGBT community often talks of building a tolerant society, but it is by no means enough.

Is That Your Sister Or Your Girlfriend?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The phenomena of same-sex couples pursuing partners that look strikingly similar to themselves is nothing new, and a topic often discussed by those na...

Here's How You Can Help This Trans Supermodel's Story Be Heard

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

A new documentary is in the works that chronicles the journey of transgender supermodel Andreja Pejic. Pejic's tale will explore the trajectory of...

Transgender Woman Murdered Only Steps From Her Home (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices

In a story that is depressingly familiar, another transgender woman has lost her life at the hand of an attacker. Alejandra Leos was reportedly sho...

Not Just Men: Expanding the Conversation on Sexual Assault

Caroline Catlin | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Caroline Catlin

I wondered if we would have laughed if I had been with a man the night before, instead of a woman. I wondered if, limping into the coffee shop, my friend's response would have been awe and respect had I told her of a man who grabbed me too roughly, who ripped my shirt, who left me aching to leave and unsure of how to go.

This Groundbreaking Program Is Helping Queer Families

Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, we talk with Audra Langley, Ph.D., asso...

WATCH: A Gay Teens Explains What The Bible REALLY Says About Homosexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

As we all know, for as long as the queer rights movement has received mainstream attention, individuals have used the Bible to try and justify denying...