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!

Want to Know the Real You? Look on the Dance Floor

I learned things about myself I could never have known otherwise on the dance floor. I’ve been an avid clubgoer since the glory days of disco, before I understood that being gay...

One Gay Man Says: Sometimes it’s Okay Not to Forgive and Forget Your Ex

Should there be a statute of limitations when it comes to forgiving and forgetting with an ex-boyfriend, partner or husband? One day, I accidentally discovered that my ex had...

Should Gay Men Stop Playing “Who Can Hook Up Fastest?”

There’s a contest in progress on the apps that no one wants to talk about when they’re not Grinding, Scruffing or Growling. And the gay universe would be a better...

This Week in Hate: Karen Pence, Gillette Reactions and Gay “Parents”

This week in hate: a pundit defends Karen Pence’s right to hate, the internet loses its mind over a Gillette ad, and there’s a petition against a parenting magazine...

A Lesbian High Schooler Asks Her Classmates: Look at Me Without Judgement

I sit in class and hear people around me use the term, “gay” — as in “That party was so gay” or “Dude, you’re gay.” They say it as a...

Why Does America Need a Black Pride Celebration?

Rainbow flags, beautiful toned bodies and eye-catching costumes. These are some of the sights at Black Gay Pride. Black Gay Pride — also known simply as Black Pride — is a...

Closeted Gay Politicians Keep Hitting On Me

Lucky people get hit on by a hunky Hollywood celebrities. Unlucky ones catch the eye of Kevin Spacey. It’s just my luck that closeted politicians are the guys who find me...

How to Be a Gay Daddy 101 – Part 3: What Does a Daddy Do With a Boy?

Our series on Daddy/boy relationships continues with this latest installment. In case you missed Parts One and Two: Part 1: Know Yourself, What You Seek, and Who’s Looking...

A Porn Star’s Friend Speaks out on Sex Work Shame, PTSD and Suicide

Internationally recognized pornstar and dancer Papisongo was rushed to the hospital early Monday afternoon after he was found in his Harlem highrise unconscious. Neighbors...

A Proud Gay Uncle Says: “Hello, New Niece; Goodbye, Old Friend”

A few months ago, I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my sister Beth’s first child. I had some experience being a gay uncle because my partner Justin’s sister had welcomed...

What One Gay Man Learned After Getting Dumped at Christmas

It was cold in Miami that December. Temperatures had dropped into the high 30s. For Miamians, this meant an emergency. Being cold-blooded: many an invasive iguana froze to death...

This Gay Man Arranged a Holiday Surprise for His Tone-Deaf Husband

What do you do when you love someone who adores singing Christmas carols but just can’t carry a tune? I discovered Gary couldn’t sing just a few days after we started dating....