Posts tagged "gay rights"

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,…

Julie Gerstein | May 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 15, 2012 - 11:20 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 7, 2012 - 1:50 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | February 3, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Starbucks Speaks Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

It’s been a great week for gay rights in the Pacific Northwest, with the recent news that the Washington state legislature has enough votes to legalize gay marriage, and governor…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 25, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Unacceptable: Same Sex Couples Are Paying An Extra $6,000 In Taxes Each Year

Same-sex couples are forced to pay an extra $6,000 a year in taxes because the federal government does not recognize gay marriage, according to an analysis conducted by CNNMoney. Heterosexual…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: UN Releases First Report On LGBT Human Rights

The United Nations released its first report ever on the human rights of the LGBT community. It details the discrimination and hate-crimes that arise from homophobia around the…

Stefanie Blejec | December 15, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Gandalf, Can You Handle This?

Sir Ian McKellan is a verifiable bad ass and pretty much the coolest 72-year-old openly gay wizard out there. I mean, seriously, check out this shirt. Then get over it.

Julie Gerstein | September 28, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Wear Your Activism On Your Sleeve: Gay Rights Gear

I recently bought a “Some Kids R Gay. That’s OK.” tank top from and it’s quickly become one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I’ve lost count of the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 10, 2011 - 10:40 am

Undertakers Design “Gay” Coffins

The gay rights movement has received a lot of opposition from conservatives this year, but other people are looking to sell them stuff. Namely two undertakers in Cologne, Germany, who’ve…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 23, 2010 - 7:45 pm

A Straight British Couple Seeks A Gay Union

The fight to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.K. is starting to get interesting. On Tuesday, a heterosexual couple, 26-year-old North Londoners Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, applied for a

Joanne Hinkel | November 11, 2010 - 7:20 pm

President Obama Does The “It Gets Better” Project — But He Needs To Do More

President Obama is the latest public person to contribute to Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better Campaign,” on the heels of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the video…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 22, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Indianapolis Bakery Won’t Serve Gay Cupcakes

Just Cookies, a bakery in Indianapolis, refused to take an order from a gay student group because their request for rainbow cookies and cupcakes (to celebrate National Coming Out Day)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 24, 2010 - 8:30 pm

2 Dudes Break The World Record For Kissing

I’d like to extend a shout-out to Matt Daley and Bobby Canciello, two college dudes who set out to raise awareness for LGBTQ equal rights by breaking the Guinness World

Ami Angelowicz | September 20, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Lady Gaga Urges Little Monsters To Help Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Yes, pop stars can be political. In this video from Lady Gaga, she calls on John McCain and the rest of the Senate to repeal the 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t…

Julie Gerstein | September 20, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Gay Couples In Texas Can’t Get Divorced

Texan conservatives need to make up their mind—first they banned gay marriage, then they accidentally banned straight marriage by writing, “This state … may not create or recognize any legal…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 1, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Miss New York Wins Crown With Gay Rights Platform

Meet Miss New York 2010, Claire Buffie. Like many beauty queens before her, Claire has selected a platform to run her campaign for Miss America on, only she hasn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 2, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Mind Of Man: Why Men Use The “G” Word

I recently made a gay joke, and I should know better. Actually, I made two, and one of the jokes backfired. For guys, the term “gay” is an adjective that…

John DeVore | June 23, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Who Is Potential Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, Anyway?

Ding dong, Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring! Surely you remember when President Obama nominated Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court last summer? Well, gird your loins, kiddies, because…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Ellen DeGeneres Gives Gay Teen $30,000 Scholarship After Prom Debacle

I frickin’ love Ellen DeGeneres. I love her dancing and back in the day, I even loved her Hush Puppies. She’s done huge things for the LGBT community…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 25, 2010 - 5:20 pm