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!

What Happened When My Estranged Cousin Decided to Read My Life

A cousin whom I haven’t seen in 20 years decided to tell me my life. She posts memes revealing she could “live at the beach all year long.” She begs friends to adopt local...

Sean Foo of the Singapore Web Phenomenon ‘Dear Straight People’ Asks: Am I Masculine Enough?

As the founder of Singapore’s leading LGBT website, Sean Foo has shared hundreds of other people’s coming out stories; now, he’s sharing his own with Metrosource. In his own...

I Confess: I Am a Catfish, and Don’t Intend to Stop

I’m not sure when exactly I started catfishing. It may have been two or three years ago, maybe earlier. But what I am certain is that I am quite a pro at it....

In a #MeToo era, Are We Allowed to Keep and Share Tom Daley’s Nudes?

The 75th Golden Globes ceremony hosted recently made rounds in the news, not only for its honoring of the best in television and film, but because of a rallying support by...

Join Me in Helping My New Husband Fight for His Life

Days before Thanksgiving, on November 21st, I received a text from my husband to meet him at his job as soon as possible. The news we received was devastating. The diagnosis:...

What’s It Like to be Imprisoned and Gay? Unlocking LGBT Life Behind Bars

Rarely is someone of Rich Dyches’ stature charged with murder: a 45-year-old professional with a doctorate and a distinguished author with a national reputation in his field....

How My Generation Needs to Do Better by Gay Youth

When my nephew (and godson) came out to me several years ago at age 18, he thanked me for the sacrifices I made as the first out gay person in our family, and for making it so he...

Gender Roles and Identity in Children

Why can’t a little girl love playing football, and still be considered behaving like a girl? She’s automatically considered to be imitating some kind of male in her life,...

A First-Hand Account of Men Abusing Power with Sex and Drugs in Hollywood

“REQUIEM: A Memoir of Sex, Madness, and Self-Destruction,” is my autobiographical account of growing up with a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic mother who attempted to...

HIV is not a death sentence. Living with Your Diagnosis

If you have recently been diagnosed HIV positive you probably have a lot of questions just like I did when I first got the news. Why me? What now? Am I going to die? When will I...

The View from Afar: A Gay Voice in Indonesia Speaks Out

My name is Agoes Rudianto, and I’m an independent photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I offer my work about “A Night with Cabaret Dancer” to publish on...

One Couple’s Tips for Long-Term Relationship Success

Breathing Room by Aaron Walton and Andrew Logan Aaron Walton (AW): One of the things that happens after being a couple for 30 years and married since it finally became legal, is...