Posts tagged "gay rights"

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 31, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 3, 2015 - 6:25 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 25, 2015 - 6:05 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 29, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 14, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | December 19, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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.

Katie Oldenburg | December 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | December 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Katie Oldenburg | November 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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.”…

Claire Hannum | October 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 6, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Kitty Stryker | May 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Newser | May 21, 2014 - 11:45 am

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 19, 2014 - 5:50 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Dallas Morning TV Host Storms Off Set In Protest Of Michael Sam Kiss

God, it was must be sooooo difficult being on the WRONG side of history. I almost — almost, but not at all, really — feel bad for Amy Kushnir, one of the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 15, 2014 - 11:00 am