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Imitation Cherry-Red Lips and a Buddha Ass: The Real Amanda Lepore (NSFW PHOTOS)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

As you see her up on stage, woozily doing her thing, you can't help but be happy for her. Amanda Lepore finds pleasure in the artifice of her body; with her immensely fake tits and voluptuous lips, she proves that her most authentic self can be all ornamentation.

A Look At LGBT Landmarks, Then And Now

Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

By Kristen Droesch for YourTango.com Every political and social movement has its landmarks. The Civil Rights movement had the Lincoln Memorial, an...

Look Who Is Hanging Out At Stonewall...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Really, are there closer friends in the world than Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan? The duo took a break from rehearsals for Broadway classics "No...

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

The Stonewall Riots Happened 44 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Inn Riots in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. The birthplace of the gay...

With a Little Help From Strangers: Stonewall at 44

Elan Barnehama | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elan Barnehama

We may mark time as before and after the Stonewall riots, before and after Rosa Parks sat where she pleased, before and after Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field, but those moments were made possible by many, many, many named and unnamed people who came before.

California National Guard Join Assembly Speaker Perez at LA Pride

Karen Ocamb | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Karen Ocamb

The year after Stonewall, Gay Liberation activists in NYC and LA staged the first Pride Parade to celebrate their new feeling of freedom. Forty-four years later, in June 2011, gays in the military felt they were knocking on freedom's door as L.A. Pride honored them.

LOOK: 21 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About LGBT Pride

Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Do you know what each color of the rainbow flag represents? Did you know that the Stonewall Inn was owned by the Mob at the time of the revolutionary ...

Is Bob Benson Mad Men's Stonewall Connection?

Jaime Woo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Jaime Woo

Mad Men has a habit of bringing in minor characters who signal the broader theme for the following season. With bloggers Tom and Lorenzo suggesting that Bob Benson might be gay, his sudden appearance in Season 6 could allude to next season's big theme.

Is the Keystone XL Pipeline the 'Stonewall' of the Climate Movement?

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

It was certainly joyful to see marriage equality being considered by our top judicial body. In some ways, however, the most depressing spectacle of the week was watching Democratic leaders decide that, in 2013, it was finally safe to proclaim gay people actual human beings.

Time for a New Boy Scouts Merit Badge?

Norm Stamper | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Norm Stamper

In the early 1990s a small band of steel-booted, shiny-headed thugs decided it would be great sport to beat up pedestrians in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood, home to many of the city's gay and lesbian residents and business owners.

Gay Men and Marriage? Whose Idea Was That?

Robert Weiss | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Weiss

Gay men as whole have not always been the eager pro-marriage activists that we see marching and signing petitions today. But now the gay marriage door is ajar. We can see it, smell it, taste it, and almost touch it. And we want it. We really want it.

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL's Southern Leg

Tom Weis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?

Can O.F.A. and Obama's "Inside-Outside" Strategy Move Congress?

Pearl Korn | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Can P.D.A., the C.P.C. and O.F.A. work together to build a larger coalition? Will Jim Messina reach out to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party? Hey, the president offered a progressive agenda, Jim. Why not?

Obama's Invitation to Activism

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

There are no perfect allies, and the pace of change can be frustrating. But it only makes sense to show respect to people who have helped you and whom you're asking to do more. Smart political activism is not therapy. It is work.

Stonewall's Inauguration

Sam Stiegler | Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Sam Stiegler

There are tales of a butch throwing the first punch at a cop, a projectile high-heeled shoe being lobbed across the crowd, among others, all of which have been said to have ignited the crowd to resist arrest. But regardless of which catalytic moment you want to believe, something snapped.

Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall Redefined 'We the People.'

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

They say speeches don't create change. THEY are wrong. Barack Obama's inaugural address lifted up a nation that has been downcast, instead of looking up at the one sky above us.

Pass The Torch... And The Ritalin: Keeping Focused On LGBT Equality

John Carroll | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

Why, not even 24 hours after the most powerful man in the free world mentioned the Stonewall riots and gay rights in his inaugural speech, did some people come down with a crippling case of selective amnesia and focus on the alleged lip-syncing of a disco diva?

A Conversation About Intersections Of Race And LGBT Issues (VIDEO)

Waymon Hudson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Beyond the shared historic fight, talk of racial and LGBT equality often seeks to discuss the two struggles as separate, completely ignoring the fact that LGBT people of color exist. It is that separation that can cause real harm to LGBT people of color.

No Apology

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Several have noted the president's unapologetic tone in his second inaugural address. With the whole world watching, it was a call to action to end discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. For that we can be proud. I know I am.

Anti-Gay Pundit Makes Major Historical Gaffe In New Obama Rant

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Buster Wilson has joined the chorus of conservative voices angered by President Barack Obama's inaugural references ...

The Inaugural and More: Obama's Inclusive American History Narrative

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

That day, as in the inaugural address, the president gave pride of place in our country's story to victories won on the military battlefield and in the battle for equality. Placing Stonewall in that pantheon makes his historical narrative even more fully inclusive.

By Linking Stonewall With Seneca Falls And Selma, Obama Reminds Us That LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

Waymon Hudson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

With one thundering line President Obama gave recognition to the commonality of our civil rights struggles, from women's suffrage to African-American civil rights to LGBT equality. He took the LGBT community's fight for equality and folded it completely into the fabric of what America means.

Inauguration 2013: A Transgender Call To Action

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

It is vital to view the history of the Stonewall rebellion much more closely and not let that fight be reduced to simply the right of gay and lesbian Americans to get married. It is important to note that at the forefront of the fight were two transgender women, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.

Following Historic Speech, Working to Realize the Promise of LGBT Equality Under the Law

Ian Thompson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

A top first 100 days recommendation is for President Obama to sign an executive order to prohibit companies that receive contracts from the federal government to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.