Gay Voices

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What Happens When You Look in the Mirror and See Someone Half Your Age?

As he approaches his fortieth birthday, a gay man reflects on the many faces he’s seen in the mirror. A Gay Man Turns Thirty Years ago, I relocated – first to Miami and...

This Is How Splurging on a New Hair Salon Ended In Disaster

Wade decides it’s about time he splurged on a visit to an upscale salon, and he certainly ends up paying the price. Hair Before I spent a majority of my Ozarks childhood...

This Is the Surprising Way Guam Betrayed LGBTQ People

Guam was the first U.S. territory to pass marriage equality legislation. Yet, despite that seeming progress, many in America’s most distant territory in the Western Pacific...

This Is How Being Obsessed With Celebrities Ruins All The Fun

Wade remembers a childhood spent worshipping celebrities from afar, and wonders whether being closer to today’s celebrities is really a good thing. Good and Evel Knievel My...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the World of Show Business

David Dean Bottrell offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of show business — with a little help from Irving Berlin. Like No Business I Know… Iconic American...

One Gay Traveler Was Tired of Luxury, but Then This Happened…

Lawrence had a habit of complaining about experiences others would love to have — until life hands him a startling reminder to enjoy every minute. Oysters, Anyone? I once had an...

This Is How Careening Down a Mountain Made Me Appreciate Gay Music

I headed to to Montreal and ended up on a heart-stopping motorbike ride that left me with a new understanding of gay music. Different Kinds of “Gay” Gay can be a...

This Is How I Ended Up Photographing My Friend Naked in a Tub of Fruit

Theater can make you do strange things – like convincing one of your best friends to pose nude with fruit. The Greatest Hits of a Band That Never Existed In college and the...

This Is How One Fabulous Drag Queen Found a Unique Way to Celebrate Pride

LGBTQ people often think of Pride as a place: a parade, a festival, a party. And for some of us, that energy can eventually become overwhelming. But, even as she attempted to...

This Is What Happens When You End Up Sick In Nova Scotia

What happens when you end up in another country with a raging infection, the wrong antibiotics and enough cold medicine to anesthetize a moose? I found out. Heading North A few...

This Is What Happens When You Invite Your Conservative Parents to a Big Gay Party

David plans a party to introduce his conservative parents to his California friends, but when the big day comes, they’re reluctant to attend. Kind, Modest, Small-town People I...

A Gay Man Seeks His “Cabaret” Moment in Kinky Berlin

Jeffery Self (of Jeffery & Cole Casserole) headed to Berlin in search of the creativity and coolness of Cabaret, but once he got there, it wasn’t quite where he expected to...