Posts tagged "gay rights"

Gay Couple’s Pink Poodle Prompts Alleged Hate Crime

David Beltier and his boyfriend Jeremy have three poodles, Muffin, Beauty, and Princess, each with brightly colored fur dyed with Kool-Aid. Last week David and Jeremy were walking their pink poodle, Beauty, down the street of their Portland suburb when a SUV pulled up alongside them and the male driver started yelling anti-gay slurs. The…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2013

A Terrifying Glimpse Into A World Where Gay Marriage Is Legal

It’s coming, probably sooner than you think … the day your husband will come home from work to bring you the chilling news: gay marriage has been legalized. How will it affect your heterosexual marriage and your relationship with your kids? This handy video, paid for by The Coalition Of People Whose Lives Are Ruined…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2013

Marine Corps Requires Military Spouse Clubs To Include Same-Sex Partners

When Ashley Broadway, a military wife of 15 years, wanted to make new friends and connect with other military spouses, she applied for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses. Broadway lives at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina with her family; her wife is an Army lieutenant colonel, and the couple have one…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 10, 2013

Do You Live In One Of The Gayest Cities In America?

The Advocate just released its annual list of the “Gayest Cities in America,” and if you’re thinking, “Duh, New York, San Francisco, and LA,” here’s a bombshell for you: those gay metropolises didn’t even make the cut (well, San Fran does get a shoutout in the honorable mentions). Editors narrowed the list down to 15…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 10, 2013

Renounce Your Homosexuality For A Free Chicken Sandwich!

As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A’s secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that parodies conservative “family values” organizations, created this fake coupon offering a free chicken sandwich to anyone who renounced their homosexuality. It’s a hilarious piece of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 8, 2013

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with “holy sperm” last Sunday in Paris.

Go ahead. Read that sentence again.

Of course, these weren’t real nuns! FEMEN, the breast-baring Ukrainian women’s movement, is famous for spreading awareness about a cause through nudity. When FEMEN found out that more tha…

Daley Quinn / November 22, 2012

Children Of Lesbian Mothers Have Higher Grades And Happier Lives

Bad news for those who believe homosexual parents can negatively affect their children: a study of 17-year-olds who were raised by lesbian mothers found that they did well in school, with grades ranging from A- to B+, and were overall happier with their lives.

Daley Quinn / November 7, 2012

Straight Guy Lives Life As A Gay Man For A Year

Timothy Kurek grew up in a religiously conservative family, and was told that homosexuality was an abominable sin. He regularly counseled friends and families on how to approach homosexuality. “The loving thing to do is to tell my friend who is gay, ‘Hey, listen, you are an abomination and you need to repent to go…

Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2012

Watch This: Maine Firefighters Stand Up For Marriage Equality

On November 6th, the citizens of Maine will vote on a ballot measure that aims to legalize gay marriage. Polls are hinting that it’s going to be a close contest, but this new campaign ad, featuring four volunteer firefighters–three straight, one gay–presents a powerful message in favor of marriage equality. “When we clear a call,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 25, 2012

“Modern Family” Star Launches Bow Tie Campaign For Marriage Equality

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who stars as the lovable, tightly wound Mitchell in “Modern Family,” has a lot of big news to share. Not only is he newly engaged to his partner Justin Mikita, the couple is launching a foundation called “Tie The Knot,” which will advocate for a “more stylish and equal America” through the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 21, 2012

Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Speaks Out On Gay Marriage, Is My New Crush

I hate football, mostly because I don’t understand it, and I think it’s at once smarter and dumber than me. But all that’s about to change, because the new love of my life is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, and I’m intent to prove my love to him. You see, last week Baltimore Ravens linebacker…

Julie Gerstein / September 8, 2012

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about nominating a candidate, though, but an overall PR blitz for their party’s values.

Politico has seen drafts (“a starting point”) of convention-planning document…

Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

Gay Couple Forced To Leave US Will Appear On “House Hunters International”

For all my issues with “House Hunters International” (namely that most of the people featured on it are entitled assholes), I am still an avid fan of the show and watch it every chance I get. The vast majority of episodes feature rich, white, heterosexual retired couples looking for a luxury condo in a beachfront…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 9, 2012

Antoine Dodson Will Not Boycott Chick-fil-A, Would Travel To Get Married

“Bed Intruder” video star, turned auto-tuned, viral video star, Antoine Dodson, is back. If I’m still not ringing a bell, the phrase “hide ya kids, hide ya wife” may jog your memory. Anyhow, I’ve been following Antoine closely since he became a star in the summer of 2010. I’ve been rooting for him and hi…

Ami Angelowicz / July 29, 2012

Nike Debuts Rainbow Pride Shoes And We’re Obsessed

Check out these awesome sneakers Nike just rolled out as part of its 2012 BE TRUE campaign in support of the LGBT community. The high-tops feature iridescent rainbow soles and the message “Be true” printed on the inside. Three different versions of the shoes, along with a BE TRUE hat and t-shirt, are being sold…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 25, 2012

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign is not about…

Daley Quinn / July 9, 2012

JC Penney Features Real-Life Gay Couple In Father’s Day Ad

After flaunting their awesome support of same-sex couples with a lesbian-oriented Mother’s Day ad, JC Penney is at it again, this time with an ad featuring a couple of real-life, honest-to-goodness gay dads. The ad features Todd Koch and Cooper Smith and their friggin’ adorable children, Claire and Mason. Right wing freak out in 3,…

Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2012

Jay-Z Supports Gay Marriage, Says Obama’s Endorsement Was “The Right Thing”

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple … I think it’s the right thing to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2012

Another Victory For Marriage Equality: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!

More good news on the marriage equality front! Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. California voters passed the measure in 2008, explicitly defining marriage to be between one man and one woman. In the four-month period before the law took effect, an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples wed…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 7, 2012

Our New Hero: Teen Madison Galluccio Asks NJ To Let Her Gay Dads Marry

Gay marriage is a hot-button issue, but its reach goes far beyond simply the same-sex couples who wish to be joined in matrimony. It also affects their kids. Like 15-year-old Madison Galluccio, who gave a heartfelt speech this week to New Jersey lawmakers in an effort to push forth same-sex marriage rights. As Galluccio so…

Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012