Gay Voices

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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...

One Gay Australian: This is How to End Homophobia Down Under

Dakota Rae is a gay Aussie who grew up in a homophobic community, but often returns home to see the progress made. It’s impressive, says Dakota, but more needs to be done....

Ask Daddy: Is There A Way to Be Gay and Love Trump?

Ask Your 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 Is What It’s Like When Roommates Have a Design War

Interior design can be a wonderful way to let people know who you are; it can also be a way your partner can keep you invisible. Design as Warfare I recall learning a lesson early...

This Is How It Really Feels to Struggle with Your Dad’s Dementia

Wade takes his dad for a visit to the past but discovers that the same scenes that bring his father comfort can also be haunting reminders. Memory Lane Each time I visited my...

This Is What It’s Really Like To Live In A Popular Gay Vacation Destination

From living in two popular destinations, Wade learns to loathe tourists. Then one of them finally reminds him why he moved there in the first place. Watch Out! If I ever end up on...

This Is a List of the Crazy Things I Did to Lose Weight

After endless ups and downs on a weight-loss roller coaster, Kevin learns what works, what doesn’t and what he was craving all along. I Love Food The quickest glance in my...