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In most cases, LGBT couples on TV are either of the Mitchell and Cam variety (both of whom are white) or like Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) on Freeform’s The Fosters, who are respectively Caucasian and Black.  READ MORE »


Entertainment

Maria Bamford’s critically lauded Netflix show Lady Dynamite gets just about everything right—except for an unfortunate strain of biphobia. Created by Bamford, along with Pam Brady (South Park) and Mitchell Hurwitz (Arrested Development), the show is a fictionalized version of the alt comic’s life. Lady Dynamite is such aREAD MORE »


News

for America, what happened in Orlando is a reminder that toxic masculinity doesn’t just kill — it kills the same kinds of people over and over again. When we say their names, we’re not just memorializing our brothers. We’re screaming that we’ve had enough.READ MORE »


Celebs

Even if the reports were accurate — which Simmons’ rep adamantly says they are not — there’s a huge danger in removing his own voice from the story, which is all reported through “friends” and “anonymous sources.” READ MORE »


Love & Sex

The criminalization of HIV is not only cruel, discriminatory, and racist, it also doesn’t work. These laws are a holdover when a time when Americans had very little knowledge about HIV, how it was spread, or how to stop it. READ MORE »


Entertainment

Jon Stewart explained that “the best defense against bullshit is vigilance.” This is what Samantha Bee offers in spades: vigilance. After all, as the smartest — and only — woman in late night, she knows a thing or two about bullshit. READ MORE »


News

The idea that we “need to keep transgender people out of women’s bathrooms to protect women and young girls.” is a rallying cry that not only creates a threat where none exists, but distracts from an overwhelmingly pervasive and deadly one: violence against women by cisgender men. READ MORE »


News

Facebook is making you gay—at least, according to Saudi Arabia. In recent weeks, government officials and local prosecutors have been attempting to curb what they reportedly believe is an outbreak of homosexuality caused by the widespread adoption of social media in the country. PinkNews, an LGBT-centric publication based in the U.K., is reporting that the… READ MORE »


News

Why is Clinton being held to a standard of perfection while Trump is talking about the size of his member? READ MORE »


News

Even when Hillary wins, she loses. READ MORE »


News

When it comes to Scalia’s death, it seems everyone is getting it wrong. READ MORE »


Celebs

Despite Kanye’s discomfort with it, treating queer pleasure as a taboo is bad for everyone. READ MORE »


News

Studies show that lesbians might be paid better than their straight women counterparts, but they’re less likely to get hired in the first place. READ MORE »


Celebs

Are we really body-shaming Chrissy Teigen for “armpit fat”? READ MORE »


Entertainment

Tina Fey is quitting the Internet. As the former 30 Rock actress, who is currently co-starring in the movie Sisters with frequent collaborator Amy Poehler, explained in an interview with Net-A-Porter, she doesn’t believe online outrage is productive. “We did an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode and the Internet was in aREAD MORE »


Entertainment

Musical theater is having a moment. Following NBC’s successful broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! in 2013—which pulled in a massive 18.6 million viewers—networks have been scrambling to get their own productions off the ground. In addition to the recently announced Grease musical, starring Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough, Tyler Perry is planningREAD MORE »


News

Three years ago, the horrific and unimaginable became shockingly commonplace. READ MORE »


Entertainment

Spike Lee believes he has an answer to America’s college rape epidemic. In an interview last week with talk show host Stephen Colbert, the director argued that ending sexual assault starts with women denying men sex. “I think a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there’s an abundance of sexual harassment orREAD MORE »



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