Gay Voices

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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....

How To Be a Gay Daddy 101 – Part 2: Finding the Right (Adult) Boy for You

The Daddy/Boy dynamic may seem relatively new in current gay culture, but intergenerational relationships are a tale as old as time — both heterosexual and homosexual. The first...

Confessions of a Gay Man Who Gives Terrible Holiday Gifts

My husband, Gary, may be the best Christmas gift giver since Santa Claus, and it’s quite possible he genetically inherited this quality from his mother, who is a virtual Mrs....

A Gay Man Remembers Taking Risks to Appear “Straight”

As I approach my 40th birthday as an out-and-proud gay man, I find myself thinking about the years I spent as a closeted teen, including some of the ridiculous things I did to fit...

How I Accidentally Slept with a Gay Catholic Priest

Can you outrun your childhood? Possibly not, I realized after a brief tryst in Louisville. There on a press trip, I bumped into the cutest guy I’d seen in quite some time....

How to Be a Gay Daddy 101 – Part 1: Know Yourself, What You Seek and Who’s Looking for You

Being a gay Daddy has its perks, but also presents a set of challenges that make it perfect for some and undoable for others. So let’s talk about the assumptions, the...

He Found Me 20 Years After We Met in Gay Youth Group

Thanksgiving makes me think of the people we gain and lose along the way, in particular a long lost-friend from a gay youth group who promised to keep in touch and did – two...