Gay Voices

Do you have something to say? Do you know someone inspirational in the community who deserves mention? Inspire others, share personal stories, express insights, or just get something off your chest. We want to hear from you!

What’s It Like to be Imprisoned and Gay? Unlocking LGBT Life Behind Bars

Rarely is someone of Rich Dyches’ stature charged with murder: a 45-year-old professional with a doctorate and a distinguished author with a national reputation in his field....

How My Generation Needs to Do Better by Gay Youth

When my nephew (and godson) came out to me several years ago at age 18, he thanked me for the sacrifices I made as the first out gay person in our family, and for making it so he...

Gender Roles and Identity in Children

Why can’t a little girl love playing football, and still be considered behaving like a girl? She’s automatically considered to be imitating some kind of male in her life,...

A First-Hand Account of Men Abusing Power with Sex and Drugs in Hollywood

“REQUIEM: A Memoir of Sex, Madness, and Self-Destruction,” is my autobiographical account of growing up with a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic mother who attempted to...

HIV is not a death sentence. Living with Your Diagnosis

If you have recently been diagnosed HIV positive you probably have a lot of questions just like I did when I first got the news. Why me? What now? Am I going to die? When will I...

The View from Afar: A Gay Voice in Indonesia Speaks Out

My name is Agoes Rudianto, and I’m an independent photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I offer my work about “A Night with Cabaret Dancer” to publish on...

One Couple’s Tips for Long-Term Relationship Success

Breathing Room by Aaron Walton and Andrew Logan Aaron Walton (AW): One of the things that happens after being a couple for 30 years and married since it finally became legal, is...

Coming Out Blind and “Looking For the Light of Gay”

What would you think if I told you that I’m gay, still in the closet but wanting desperately to come out and become actively involved in promoting the gay rights agenda?...

Never Can Say Goodbye: Remembering A Lover Lost to AIDS

I always think about my previous partner of eight and a half years a great deal around this time of year. He died of AIDS-related cancer on October 23, 2000 at the age of 40....

Lexie “The Hair Diva” Washington: A Trans Single Mom Making a Difference in Detroit

Ahhhh, the city of Detroit. It has seen its share of hardships and struggles. In recent years,...

How My Coming Out Helped Others Come Out

Life is such a strange concept and all of us as humans are just trying to make sense of it all. Being a 18 year old black gay man, the world tries to give you a lot of false truth...

DJ & Producer Zeke Thomas Pens Open Letter Addressing Charlottesville Unrest

Charlottesville is the most recent example that racism is unfortunately alive and doing quite well in America. Some might even say that it is thriving. This is a part of the...