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A Conversation on Lesbian Marriage

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Hamm

After 28 years together Kim and Renate celebrated their legal marriage in the fall of 2013 and remain passionately thoughtful and engaged in questions of coming out, falling in love and helping couples move from the first blush, butterflies and excitement of a new relationship to the mutual respect, understanding and intimacy that grows after years of togetherness.

Pope Francis: A Year in the Life

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

It has been a year since the white smoke poured forth from the chimney erected atop the Sistine Chapel signaling the election of Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis. Pope Francis, with his "Who am I to judge?" has opened the door.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Gay Divorce

Posted 02.14.2014 | Gay Voices

By Laura Miolla For YourTango.com Not too long ago, while driving in the car, my 5-year-old son told me about two of his classmates that got "marr...

Have Same-Sex Marriage Rights Helped Or Hurt Gay Relationships?

Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Same-sex marriage has both helped and hurt gay relationships, a panel of YourTango dating experts determined. "I think it's done both, actually," ...

WATCH: Can Two Tops Make A Relationship Work?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A new trailer for Hieu Tran's film "Squared" is sparking an interesting debate about sexual dynamics in gay male relationships. In the trailer, two...

10 Gay Relationship Mistakes All Couples Should Avoid

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Before I open my mouth and insert my foot, before I get all you gay guys worked into a tizzy, I have to say: I ...

Praying With Gratitude for the Love Between Same-Sex Partners

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The love between partners who love like this is not to be hidden or denied, as some who pray would claim. Rather, such love is the fulfillment of divine promise and thus is to be celebrated as a love through which all on Earth may bless themselves.

I Call Him My Husband Because That Is Who He Is

William Dameron | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I must admit that when Paul and I returned to North Carolina for a high school reunion, I was worried about what I would call him. "Spouse" seemed too clinical. "Hubby" was too cutesy. And while he is my "life partner," why should I change what I call him for others?

The Pope Said 'Gay' -- What Happens Next?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

To be sure, Popes do not change doctrine in off-the-cuff airplane interviews. The Catechism remains today as it was yesterday -- equal parts condemnation and conciliation. But something has changed, decisively so. And that is tone.

WATCH: Their Touching Love Story Will Bring You To Tears

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weddings

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last month, John Arthur and his partner of 20 years, Jim Obergefell, decided it was fi...

I Choose You

Cornelia Powell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Cornelia Powell

"Few of us marry as our hearts guide," spoke Queen Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days. I don't know if the real 16th-century queen said those words, but the notion of marrying for love is fairly recent in historical terms, and even the notion of love itself has changed.

10 Things Lesbians Hate to Hear

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

4. "Who's the guy in your relationship?" Ouch. Some aspects of the patriarchy simply don't apply in same-sex relationships, and someone having to be "the guy" in a lesbian relationship is one of them.

Are Gay Couples the Same As Straight Couples?

Chrisanna Northrup | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Chrisanna Northrup

Other than that gay and lesbian partners are of the same sex -- and that among male couples in particular there are a few variations in monogamy -- same-sex relationships looked pretty much like the opposite-sex version.

The Best Way To Lose A 'Boyfriend'

www.nytimes.com | Posted 05.24.2013 | Weddings

I was married for one week and already felt like an authority on the subject. On April 1, 2013, Christopher and I took the ferry to Staten Island and ...

Sex Survey Offers New Findings About Gay Men And Promiscuity

Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay men are having sex with fewer partners according to a new report. Data from the last two National Surveys of Family Growth indicated that gay ...

The Cardinals Can't Shut The World Out

Nancy Dallavalle | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Nancy Dallavalle

The Vatican has been happy to let us know how serious they are about security, anxious to tell the world they can indeed keep a secret. But no cardinal is fooled by the slamming door; they all know they cannot keep the world out.

WATCH: Adorable Gay Marine Couple Gushes About How They Met, Falling In Love

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 03.08.2013 | Gay Voices

How cute are these two? YouTube vlogger Jonathan Russell -- who goes by Russell -- and is affectionately known as "Your Favorite Gay Marine" made h...

WATCH: Enough About Marriage Equality -- What About Gay Divorce?

Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The national battle for same-sex marriage is more intense than ever, with high-profile Republicans like actor-director Clint Eastwood and former GOP p...

How Old Is Too Old To Have Sex?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

How old is too old to have sex? 50? 70? 90?

WATCH: Alaskan GOP Members Laugh Off Idea Of Same-Sex Unions

Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Alaska's Republican-dominated House Majority Caucus had a laugh at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community's expense on Feb. 15 af...

'The Devotion Project': The Love You Save May Be Your Own

Antony Osso | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Antony Osso

What started out as one short film about a 54-year love story between two men became a series of 10-minute documentary portraits telling six diverse stories of LGBTQ love -- love that's missing from the landscape of stereotypes, comic relief and victims.

Married To a Man and In Love With a Woman

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

It was 1979, and I'm not even sure I knew that a "straight" woman could fall in love with another woman. I thought I was the only married woman facing this kind of awakening. I was falling in love with a woman, but I didn't feel like a lesbian.

Play With Me

Dr. Frank Spinelli | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Frank Spinelli

I realized that if I wanted more playfulness in my relationship, then I was going to have to do something about it. But how do you initiate fun without coming across as desperate? And what if my lame attempt at playfulness yielded rejection from my husband?

Tongues Untied: When Even Beautiful Gay Weddings Aren't Enough

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Some folks understand marriage as the ultimate goal in relationships. However, that view obscures the possibility of other forms of relationships, like multiple-partner commitments, long-term unmarried relationships, sexual relationships, etc.

The Depressing Thing Same-Sex Couples Need To Know Before Tying The Knot

Kevin Chern | Posted 12.23.2012 | Divorce
Kevin Chern

Some same-sex couples get married in states where it's legal and then move to states where it's not. What happens if they decide to divorce? What are the legal requirements, and how do they affect gay couples who find themselves in this situation? The legalities are complex.