Gay Voices

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This Is What It’s Like to Miss Your Estranged Mom on Holidays

Two years this Thanksgiving marks the last time I “saw” my mother. By this I mean a cousin put my rather bewildered mother – who does not care for technology – on...

This Is What It Feels Like When Your High School Crush Might Be Gay

He was my secret high school crush. She was the teacher we both turned to for advice. And in one fateful conversation, I learned what it feels like when your high school crush...

This is Not How the World Was Supposed to Discover I’m Gay

I knew I was gay since I began watching the early seasons of The Power Rangers. I had a crush on almost every red and blue ranger cast for the show. During my early childhood, I...

This is What Happened When a Gay Baby Was Kidnapped From a Fortune Teller’s House on Halloween

My grandparents adopted me from my biological mother – their second daughter Lisa. Lisa was diagnosed as schizophrenic at an early age. This haunted my father his entire...

This Is What It’s Like When a Gay Couple Makes Halloween Dreams Come True

I grew up learning to associate Halloween with disappointment. Little did I know, the glittering costumes I’d dreamed of were just a few decades away. Pushing the Limits...

Ask Daddy: Is This Obsession With Porn Unhealthy?

Ask Daddy is an advice column for LGBTQ readers with questions relating to sexuality, morality, coming out or navigating relationships. And always remember, the best advice this...

These Are 10 Things You Learn From Being a Gay Stripper

You’ve seen many a hot go-go boy dance, spin and entertain at your favorite night club or bar. But, have you ever wondered what it takes to be one? Have you ever thought –...

Pucker Up: This is How One Gay Man Lost Control of His Fetish

His childhood preoccupation with lip balm has only grown since grade school. Now Wade wonders whether it will land him on My Strange Addiction. My obsession with lip balm began in...

Ask Daddy: Is This is Why Gay Guys Are Ghosting Me?

Ask Daddy is an advice column for LGBTQ readers with questions relating to sexuality, morality, coming out or navigating relationships. And always remember, the best advice this...

This Is What Happened When a Young Gay Man Met Strangers on an Italian Train

Before I got on that Italian train, it was the summer of 1999, and I was a 20-year old studying in Italy. The two dozen students in the program included familiar faces from my...

Gay Voices: This Florida Poet Posts his Message to Us All in “Miranda”

Hello, how are you? My name’s Cameron Jimenez — aka Deep Poetry — a Miami, Florida native and now Washington DC local poet working on my third book of poetry, which will...

This Is How I Became a Man Who Wears Brooches

I’ve heard them called pins, pendants, even baubles. But generally I go with the term “brooches.” There was a time when I would have thought wearing them was the epitome of...