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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…

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

80-Year-Old Man Gets Marriage Equality Symbol Tattooed In Support Of Gay Grandson

Something I hate? When people use someone’s age as an excuse for their intolerance. “He/she’s old, what did you expect?” is something I’ve heard more than a few times in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Honey Maid Shuts Down Homophobes With Amazing “Love” Ad

Last month, Honey Maid, the maker of graham crackers and Teddy Grahams, debuted a new ad campaign called “This Is Wholesome.” The commercial featured loving images of gay and interracial families.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Support For Gay Marriage Is Higher Than Ever

After the recent news that Arizona could possibly be making a law that would make it legal to refuse service to gays, you might think that our country hasn’t made much progress…

YourTango.com | March 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Homophobic? You’ll Die Sooner

If you’re homophobic, here’s one reason to rethink that: It might send you to an earlier grave. A new study looked at social attitudes in America over two recent decades,…

Newser | February 19, 2014 - 11:50 am

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Gay Ban

New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will boycott the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the largest in the nation, because  of the organizers’ ban on pro-gay…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Ex-Vikings Player Chris Kluwe Claims He Was Released From Team For Speaking Out About Gay Rights

Ex-Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe has a bombshell piece on the sports blog Deadspin today about how he believes he was released from the team because he speaks out

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Boy Scouts Hope For Smooth Transition As They Accept Gay Youth

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications…

Newser | December 30, 2013 - 11:45 am

“Your Holiday Mom” Provides Loving Messages For LGBTQ People Without Family Support

The holiday season means lots of family time, which means this is an extremely stressful, lonely time of year for people whose families don’t accept them. Unfortunately, for many LGBTQ…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 19, 2013 - 11:30 am

“Matriarch Of The Gay Rights Movement” Edith Windsor Looks Back On This Momentous Year

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm

13-Year-Old Calls For Marriage Equality At His Bar Mitzvah

Filed under The Sweetest Thing You Will See Today: 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett spoke out in favor of marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah last month.In preparing for his Bar Mitzvah (a…

Claire Hannum | December 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

Sasha Fleischman, Agender Teen Victim Of A Homophobic Attack, Speaks Out

Oakland, California teenager Sasha Fleischman was the victim of a horrific hate crime last month when another teenager lit hir* skirt on fire as ou* rode home, asleep, on a…

Claire Hannum | December 2, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Horrible, Delusional Parents Sue New Jersey For The Right To “Convert” Their Gay Son Straight

In today’s depressing news, a couple is suing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the state’s recent ban on gay conversion therapy. Christie signed the bill into law this August,…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2013 - 11:20 am

Kerry Washington On Lesbian Rumors: “There’s No Reason To Be Offended”

“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2013 - 11:40 am