Posts tagged "gay rights"

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 Chris Gregoire indicating she would sign the bill into law. And there’s more good news: major companies like Microsoft (which had previously held a “neutral”…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 25, 2012

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 couples who are legally married receive financial tax benefits that these gay couples — who may be in committed relationships their whole lives — cannot…

Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2011

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 world. [United Nations]
A former  N.B.A. security official claims he was fired after he reported witnessing acts of sexual harassment and discrimination towards women i…

Stefanie Blejec / December 15, 2011

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. (BTW, this is a total Photoshop hoax–his original shirt read “Some People Are Gay. Get Over It.” Even better!) [Geekosystem]…

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2011

Wear Your Activism On Your Sleeve: Gay Rights Gear

I recently bought a “Some Kids R Gay. That’s OK.” tank top from fckh8.com and it’s quickly become one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I’ve lost count of the friends and strangers who have asked me where I got it so they can buy one for themselves and everyone they know, which is awesome,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2011

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 started offering coffins for the gay market. And their idea of “gay” coffins apparently consists of $2,300 caskets covered in pictures of mostly naked, muscly…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 23, 2010

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 civil partnership at their local town hall and were swiftly rejected by officials because such unions are for “same-sex couples only.” With the support of…

Joanne Hinkel / November 11, 2010

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 (above), the president says that “We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage — that it’s some inevitable…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2010

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) violates the “values” of the bakery. [Change.org]
Jordan’s Queen Rania had some thoughtful words on anti-Muslim sentiments during her appearance on the “Today” show thi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2010

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 Record for the “longest continuous kiss.” After a 33-hour kissing sesh, they walked away with some tired lips and a world record. They both have…

Ami Angelowicz / September 20, 2010

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 Tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military. The law gets put to a vote tomorrow, and Gaga is urging her…

Julie Gerstein / September 20, 2010

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 status identical or similar to marriage” and leaving out the gay part. Now they’re banning gay divorce! You would think that they would be psyched…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 1, 2010

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 selected a topic that’s as palatable as, say, “breast cancer research” or “education.” No, Claire won her state competition — and is competing for Mi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2010

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 means “not masculine.” Chamomile tea? Gay. “Wicked: The Musical”? Gay. Capri pants? Gay. In the new bombshell Rolling Stone article about General Blabber and hi…

John DeVore / June 23, 2010

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 it’s time to do it all again.

White House gossips say Obama is considering about 10 possible replacements for Stevens and U.S. Solicitor General…

Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2010

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 since coming out in 1997 in that fateful episode of “Ellen,” but even she is impressed by 18-year-old Constance McMillen’s gumption. The high school senior…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2010

“The Daily Show” Does D.C.’s Big Gay Rights Parade

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There was a huge gay rights march in Washington, D.C. this weekend and “The Daily Show” had its best man on the case. John Oliver hit the streets to talk with rainbow-wearing folks about their nefarious aims—equal…

Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2009

Quick Pic: Rebel With A Cause

Yesterday, at the Equality March for Gay Rights, this hidden hottie was spotted in the hordes of protesters. Nothing is sexier than a stud who isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in, especially when he’s loud and proud for his friends. While our buddy Matt Wagner was able to snap this photo,…

Simcha / October 12, 2009

Sorry, Meghan McCain, But You Don’t Get An Award For Not Being A Bigot

Following Meghan McCain’s tweets has always been a strange endeavor. Under the Twitter handle mccainbloggette, Sen. John McCain’s 24-year-old daughter is as likely to tweet “God bless the troops!” as she is “Off to Perez Hilton’s party!” She doesn’t tackle many tricky political issues, but follow her Twitter feed and read her columns for The

Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2009

Lady Gaga Shows Her Support For Marriage Equality

Yesterday was the Marriage Equality March in Washington, D.C. as gay rights activists came out in droves to demand the right to get legally married in the United States. Many celebs were on hand, including Lady Gaga, who gave the speech above. Props for the Judy Garland joke, G! [Los Angeles Times]

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Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 12, 2009