Gay Voices

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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...

Love Or Hate? What’s Really Deep in the Heart of Texas?

Every year, I try to get back to Texas, and my New York friends never understand why. And so I explain again: my politics are strictly North Eastern liberal. But my manners,...

Photos From a Footsoldier in the Battle for Equal Rights

I happen to own a few footnotes in gay history as a photographer in San Francisco for 25 of the greatest years of my 82 years. From the early ’60s to late ’80s. For...

A Gay Man’s first Trip to Provincetown Opens His Eyes

Wade remembers his first visit to Provincetown, where a chance invitation allowed him to glimpse a future he hadn’t begun to imagine. Good Morning, Provincetown! My first-ever...

A Gay Man, Chasing a Dog, Sipping the First Iced Coffee of Spring

Sebastian’s first sunny spring Sunday – enjoying coffee with his new boyfriend and his dog, Taffy Davenport – goes way off the leash. The First Iced Coffee of...

Are Catholic Colleges Failing LGBTQ Students?

Catholic and other religious college campuses walk a fine line when attempting to embrace LGBTQ students because their founding dogma stands opposed to current social norms....