Posts tagged "gay rights"

Just Look At This Asshole: Chintzy Indiana Pizzeria Thrilled To Not Make Pizza For Gay Weddings

Although we’re at the point where even freaking NASCAR is denouncing the state of Indiana for their crap “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” and pretty much everyone in the known universe thinks it’s the worst, there are those that are excited about the thrilling possibilities it will bring to their lives.

One such place i…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 1, 2015

The Indianapolis Star Comes Out Against Indiana’s Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Law” With Powerful Frontpage Editorial

The Indianapolis Star has taken a strong stance on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with today’s front page editorial which declares in bold letters “FIX THIS NOW.” The editorial from the state’s leading newspapers calls not for a repeal, which the paper says would be “unacceptable” to Governor Mike Pence and his fellow Republican lawmakers,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2015

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

Idaho Mom Insists LGBT Rights Could Lead To Rampant Necrophilia

The state legislature of Idaho is currently debating a bill, House Bill 2, which would add both sexual orientation and gender identity to its Human Rights Bill. While one would think this would not be too much of a big deal to anyone living in the year 2015, there are still some people out there…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 29, 2015

Pastor Attacks Ellen, The Nicest Lesbian Comedian On TV, And She Responds With Predictable Hilarity

Any “Ellen” segment that ends with the line, “Audience, look into my vortex and dance with me!” has to be good, right? Right.
Pastor Larry Tomczak wrote an op-ed for the Christian Post about the gay “assault” on American programming that’s brainwashing kids into thinking being gay is acceptable and blah, blah, blah, snooze,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015

Willie Robertson From “Duck Dynasty” Is “Trying To Figure Out” Whether Being Gay Is A Choice

Remember last year when Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” compared homosexuality to bestiality and terrorism and the world was rightfully outraged? Now, his son Willie Robertson has spoken out about the fiasco to Larry King. Willie told King that he doesn’t agree with some of his father’s hateful words: “We love everybody… In this business,…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Read The Touching Letter A 9-Year-Old Girl Wrote To Her Teacher After Finding Out He’s Gay

When an elementary school teacher in England decided to reveal his sexual orientation to his class for Anti-Bullying Week, he was hardly expecting to get the response he did.

When “Mr. R” asked his students to raise their hands if they’ve ever heard the word “gay” being used as an insult, he wa…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 17, 2014

FDA Considers Lifting Antiquated Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

In 1983, the FDA put a policy in place that forbids any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 from donating blood. The policy, which still stands today, was implemented at the height of the AIDS epidemic. The LGBT community was devastated by the virus, and gay men were at a higher…

By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Watch Lea DeLaria From “Orange Is The New Black” Stand Up To An Anti-Gay Preacher On The Subway

HELL YES, BIG BOO. Actress Lea DeLaria, who stars on the Netflix hit series “Orange Is The New Black,” was recently riding the D Train in New York, when an anti-gay preacher began yelling to the subway passengers about how homosexuality is a sin. In true badass fashion, Lea wasn’t having any of it, and…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 4, 2014

NY Post Declares That Hot “Celesbians” Are Totally On Trend

GUYS! GUYS! GUYS! Lesbians are news! Look, lesbians! They’re hot lesbians, too! Isn’t it amazing that they’re hot?! I never would have dreamed that such a thing exists! Oh my god! They’re celebrities too! They’re celebrity lesbians! They’re celesbians! They’re HOT celesbians! Did hot lesbians even EXIST before celebrities?! I BET NOT!!!!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Lesbian Couple Asked To Leave A Store For Kissing On National Coming Out Day

On Saturday (which was National Coming Out Day, making this story even more bleak), a lesbian couple was kicked out of a UK grocery store for sharing a “light kiss.” Ugh. Annabelle Paige, a Sussex University student, stopped by a Sainsbury’s store in Brighton with her girlfriend. A security guard approached the pair and told…

By: Claire Hannum / October 15, 2014

The Vatican Is Easing Up On The Vitriol About Gays Without Changing Church Doctrine

The Vatican is changing its tone in the way it talk about gay people, if not its actual attitude toward them. [The Daily Beast]
A law against revenge porn with a sentence of up to two years in prison has been proposed in the UK. [Marie Claire]
Even if two parents share…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

The Soapbox: On The Stonewall Rebellion’s Trans History

President Obama issued a proclamation at the end of May stating that June is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, but June has unofficially been Pride Month for the LGBT community for decades. We place it in June, and our pride parades at the end of June, to mark the anniversary of the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 6, 2014

PurrVerse: I’m A Queer Against Marriage

So it turns out 55 percent of Americans now support gay marriage. I suppose my little queer heart ought to be delighted that we’re slowly stumbling into being treated “just like everyone else.” Instead, if I’m honest, I feel disappointed in the gay rights movement.

By: Kitty Stryker / May 29, 2014

Brilliant Video Asks, “What If Gay Guys Said The Shit Straight People Say?”

Straight people: consider this video a public service announcement. Watch it, laugh at how ridiculous it is, and then NEVER SAY ANY OF THESE THINGS AGAIN. Got it? Good. [YouTube]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 23, 2014

Straight People Need To See More Gay Kisses

There was a distinct outpouring of disgust when Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend after being drafted on Saturday night. Some of it was just outright bigotry, but Mark Joseph Stern at Slate was interested to see many people saying they supported Sam in theory, but were nonetheless uncomfortable with the display. “Is it possible to support gay rights, but…

By: Newser / May 21, 2014

Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Triumphantly And Poetically Struck Down

“Where will this all lead? I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other …

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2014

Arcade Fire’s New Video For “We Exist” Tackles A Young Person’s Struggle With Gender Identity

Last month at Coachella, Andrew Garfield walked out on stage in a white lace dress and a blonde wig to strike a few victorious poses during Arcade Fire’s song, “We Exist.” As the teaser we posted last week indicated, the live footage was shot for the finale of the “We Exist” video, which stars Garfield…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 16, 2014
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