Gay Voices

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This Is What It’s Like to Be Adopted by Your Grandparents

I remember the first time I learned I was getting old. It was on the occasion of my tenth birthday. That year, my cousin Martin and his wife Margie took me to Sea Isle City in New...

This Is How They Decide What Ends Up on Your Book Covers

Wade offers a look inside the world of book design, including some very good reasons why you should not judge a book by its cover. What I Imagined Along the staircase to my...

This Is How a Happy Gay Couple Shares Breakfast with Meds

Sebastian recounts the joy of sharing breakfast with his fiancé, and how part of that morning ritual makes them part of a new generation of happy, healthy, loving gay couples....

What It Was Like to Be Queer Genius Michelangelo

I’ve been lucky to meet several notable LGBTQ celebrities in my life. Many of them I was interviewing for a publication like this one. However, I think my first such...

This Is How Camping Gave a Gay Man Hope for the Future of America

We thought we had packed almost everything for our visit to a gay-owned campground, but one of the best moments of the trip came from something we forgot. There was an ad campaign...

This Is What It’s Like Waiting Years for Your Boyfriend to Propose

Justin and I had only been dating a year when same-sex marriage was legalized in NY. And from that point on, we’d be spending a fair amount of time wrapping our heads around the...

This Is How Straight Girls Can Ruin Your Favorite Gay Bars

As Kevin watches a gaggle of gals turn a leather bar into ladies’ night, he can’t help but wonder: Have we taken assimilation a little too far? What It Means to Be Gay Today...

What It’s Like to Feel Insane On the Way to Your Big Gay Wedding

I was scheduled to marry Justin 3,110 days after the night we met. This was 2,736 days after same-sex marriage was made legal in New York State; 1,230 days after he proposed, and...

What It’s Like to Be Best Friends with Your Gay Dad

Long before Dan Savage was a dad to D.J., Cheyenne Jackson to Willow, or Ricky Martin to Valentino, there was Paul Galluccio and Pamela. Why You Should Know Paul Galluccio Over...

When Your Sister Turns Out to Secretly be a Superhero

For our pride issue, I wanted to share the role that’s made me proudest in life: being a big brother to my sister Barbara, who is virtually indestructible. Meet my family:...

You’ll Never Have Anyone Who Loves You Like Your Mother

After coming out to his parents, Wade thought he might never see them again — until his mother unexpectedly called from a bus stop. “I’m on a Greyhound bus, I’m callin’...

What It’s Like When a Gay Boy Comes Out to His Straight Best Friend

Young Lawrence figures out how to show his true self to his straight best friend – with a little help from Harvey Fierstein. Kevin Was “That Guy” For the...