Yesterday, at the Equality March for Gay Rights, this hidden hottie was spotted in the hordes of protesters. Nothing is sexier than a stud who isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in, especially when he’s loud and proud for his friends. While our buddy Matt Wagner was able to snap this photo, it’s too bad I wasn’t able to snatch his number. [Washington DC, 10/11/09] Keep reading »
Following Meghan McCain‘s tweets has always been a strange endeavor. Under the Twitter handle mccainbloggette, Sen. John McCain’s 24-year-old daughter is as likely to tweet “God bless the troops!” as she is “Off to Perez Hilton’s party!” She doesn’t tackle many tricky political issues, but follow her Twitter feed and read her columns for The Daily Beast and it’s clear there is one social issue dear to her heart: gay rights. The girl’s a Grade-A fag hag — there’s no question about it. Just read how aflutter she got this weekend, tweeting while thousands of people marched in Washington, D.C. for marriage equality. Keep reading »
Yesterday was the Marriage Equality March in Washington, D.C. as gay rights activists came out in droves to demand the right to get legally married in the United States. Many celebs were on hand, including Lady Gaga, who gave the speech above. Props for the Judy Garland joke, G! [Los Angeles Times
In other gay rights news, at a human rights dinner this weekend, President Obama vowed to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the 16-year-old policy which bans gays from serving in the military if they are openly gay. About. Effing. Time. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is trying to fire Reverend Eric Lee, the president of its Los Angeles Chapter, because he supports gay marriage and dissed Prop 8. While it’s pretty ironic that the SCLC would give him a pink slip over gay rights, that’s sadly, not the only thing funny about a leading civil rights group turning their back on a marginalized community. Reverend Lee was a key figure in the marches and rallies against the California bill. But sadly, 70 percent of black voters did not share his sentiments at the polls. While the SCLC refuses to comment on the matter, perhaps, as the WOW Report pointed out, this quote from a 2003 speech by MLK’s widow, Coretta Scott King, can come to his defense now.
“I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people. … But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.”
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The fight to legalize same-sex marriage just got more um, fashionable? Marc Jacobs has added his two cents to the debate with these limited-edition, illustrated tees. One features a couple and their child, all in matching LBDs, while the other features an image of the U.S. flag and dollar signs. Both boldly say, “I Pay My Taxes. I Want My Rights.” The shirts are only $24 a pop, but if you want one and don’t live in the New York City area, you’re sorta out of luck. They’re only sold at the Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories store in downtown Manhattan and only 200 of each style have been produced for purchase. Still, there’s always Ebay. [The Cut] Keep reading »
I knew that I was a lesbian very early on. As I reached my twenties, it was clear that I was a butch lesbian, with more “male” energy than “female.” But my long hair and curvy body was not supporting my self-image. That had to change. It’s not that I wanted to be a guy exactly, I just wanted to be able to pass as one—the hair, the look, the attitude. For me, it was not about altering my body so much as it was about altering my hair. The right haircut would put a swagger in my step, a bit of mischief in my eye, and help me attract the femme woman of my dreams. Keep reading »
A 17-year-old senior is suing Lebanon High School in Indiana because her principal told her she couldn’t wear a tuxedo to the prom. The teen, whose name hasn’t been released, believes wearing a dress conveys a sexual identity she rejects. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on behalf of the girl, and it says that although the school dress code doesn’t specify gender-based requirements, the senior prom dress code dictates that girls wear a formal prom dress. The lawsuit alleges that the prom dress code policy discriminates against students based on gender and the policy violates federal law because the school receives federal funds. The ACLU is seeking an injunction that will allow the teen to wear the same attire as males attending the prom. Meanwhile, school officials are discussing whether to allow the teen to wear a pantsuit, instead. Clearly a women’s pantsuit doesn’t convey the same message as wearing a tux would.
Cases like this seem to come up each year around this time as LGBTQ teens try to enjoy a right of passage that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. After the jump, other instances in which LGBTQ teens have dealt with similar situations.
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The passing of Prop 8, which bans gay marriage in the State of California, has been causing a riot on The Frisky, but that’s nothing compared to what been going on in the streets and in the gay community. Borrowing chants from the Civil Rights movement, homosexuals have rallied together this week to fight for their rights to have families.
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