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10 Things I Learned Six Months After Coming Out

Dillon Couvillon | Posted 05.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Couvillon

Just because you come out, you don't immediately have an injection of confidence that gets rid of the insecurities. At least for me it didn't.

Ellen the DeGenerate

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.29.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! If, like us, you are the beneficiary of a primary Catholic school education...

Southern Indiana, AIDS and 'The Normal Heart'

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

I don't know why I'm HIV negative while my friends and a few former lovers are not. I simply don't know. The Normal Heart doesn't answer the kinds of questions I'm asking. It does however, for me, reveal the randomness, the chance of life.

5 Lessons From the Normal Heart of Matt Bomer

Zain | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Zain

I was prepared for a big cry-fest when I watched the HBO film, The Normal Heart, but I didn't shed tears. Instead, I felt a deep profound feeling in my gut that challenged my own attitudes towards what I allow to hold me back. I asked Matt Bomer what lessons he learned from helping tell this story.

What NOT to Do When Someone Comes Out to You

Alexander Hardy | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexander Hardy

Don't discuss "your gays" like nail polish or Tamagotchis. Don't "collect" gay friends, though they may add mounds of platonic goodness to that drab life of yours. Gay friends are not your personal magical, well-dressed accessories.

Mom: What Does 'Gay' Mean?

Marinés Arroyo | Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Marinés Arroyo

My 7-year-old son had never seen a gay couple, therefore we had never discussed the subject. Never, until that afternoon. He had arrived from school and went into my office, he sat on the floor with a book, but before he could start reading he needed to know the meaning of that word: gay.

Beyond Bro Hugs and Open Doors: That Kiss

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Lisa Stulberg

The Rams choosing Michael Sam was the door opening. Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team. But, what about sports culture? And what about the way that football players are allowed to be public men in this country?

I Don't Want to Die Alone

Corey Prachniak | Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Corey Prachniak

Sprawled out on a hospital bed last week -- barely clothed and feeling immensely vulnerable -- I found myself confronting a classic queer question: Do I have my lifestyle to blame for this?

WATCH: Ice Cream Brand's Lesbian Love Story Is A Sweet Treat

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Love between a tennis star and a lines umpire hits the sweet spot in a new short from Cornetto ice cream's Cupidity series. The romance begins on a...

HIV Can End

Matthew Terrell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Despite the tantalizing headlines about this or that new possible cure, I do not believe that HIV will be solved by the magic wand of science.

Lesbian Author Tackles Edmund White, Gains a Deeper Understanding of the Gay Icon, the Writer, the Human Being

Janet Mason | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.

Mom, Dad... I'm Straight

Jason Rozek | Posted 07.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Rozek

The person you thought was your male friend is, in fact, a woman, and I'm now in a heterosexual relationship. Over the past month, my partner and I have been coming out to our friends and family about her gender identity.

Losing Virginity on a Technicality

Kate Monro | Posted 07.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kate Monro

For those of us lucky enough to exercise control over our own bodies, we are also free to label our so-called 'loss,' despite the archaic definitions you will still find in dictionaries.

#ROSWEGLYN- A Youtube 'Meet and Greet' That Became So Much More

Megan Evans | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

Youtube hasn't just brought ROSWEGLYN together as friends, but it also has brought a whole new community along with it where acceptance is key.

Why I'm Against Marriage

Bruce Benderson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Bruce Benderson

On TV I saw one lesbian couple in their 90s bitterly complaining that they were being kept from "celebrating our love." Did they really need to prove their love to each other by a legalized commitment ceremony after 50 years together? I wondered.

He Is the Potter, We Are the Clay

Eliel Cruz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Questioning beliefs is a healthy, natural process. It is only by questioning that we will continue to grow in our faith. When we settle, we become complacent and we lose out on the opportunity.

The Problem With Automatically Labeling Drag Queens as Cisgender Gay Men

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The idea that drag queens entertain and then return home to their cisgender lives is problematized by the fact that many drag performers are marked as subversively gendered even out of drag.

Your Gaydar is Broken: Gender Expression Does Not Dictate Sexuality

Eliel Cruz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

Gender and sexuality are two separate things. Attempting to connect one with the other is wrong, and we have to stop doing it.

Being Gay in the Workplace Is About More Than ENDA

Dominique Mann | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dominique Mann

People shouldn't only wait on Congress to help America's gay employees. Real change from any power stature requires uncomfortable conversations and the audacity to unabashedly accept others for who they are.

Clear the Smoke, I'm Coming Through

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Lately I'm beginning to feel like a minority in the lesbian community. As an African American lesbian it's very rare to find a woman who likes to date...

Amazon Smile Supporting Anti-LGBT Causes Is Nothing to Smile About

Pascal Tessier | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Pascal Tessier

Charitable giving should not be used in the name of discrimination, which is how it would be used by the BSA under its current policy.

Food Network Chopped Star Ted Allen Invites You to "Dine Out, Fight AIDS" (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On the latest episode of my radio show, SnowbizNow, Ted Allen, host of the extremely popular Chopped show on the Food Network, talks about this year's Dining Out For Life® taking place this Thursday, April 24th, in over 60 cities throughout the US and Canada

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 10 Extra Lap Recap: 'Drag My Wedding' (VIDEO)

John Polly | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
John Polly

2014-04-22-ExtraLapRecap2014422small.jpgThe annual makeover episode turned out to be a big, fat, drag-wedding extravaganza with real couples getting hitched, but with a hitch: The ladies were the grooms, and the men were the brides! Kind of a draggedy twist on marriage equality?

A Radiant Light From Across the Pond

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

I interviewed Babsi for two main reasons: One, I'm into alternative music. But most importantly, the artist -- who's straight -- is a committed ally and friend to/of the LGBT community.

I Was Raised By the Internet: On Sharing Your Life With Everyone and No One at Once

H. Alan Scott | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
H. Alan Scott

I don't want to give up on technology, it's part of my life, part of who I am. That said, I do want to make it work for me so that I can be a complete person.