Posts tagged "gay"

Legalizing Gay Sex Makes Alabamans “Less Protected” From Sexual Assault, Claims Attorney General

This week, Alabama shook off a long overdue, ridiculous law criminalizing oral and anal sex between unmarried partners. The anti-sodomy law was mostly used to criminalize homosexual behavior, even between…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Alabama Joins 21st Century, Overturns Ban On Oral & Anal Sex

Welcome to the 21st century, Alabama!

On Friday, an appeals court in the state overturned the anti-sodomy law, which criminalized consensual oral and anal sex between unmarried partners.

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Texas Governor Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

The Texas Republican Convention recently endorsed in its platform so-called “gay reparative therapy,” widely considered to be junk science by the medical community. While speaking in San Francisco last night,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Why Being Gay Makes Me Appreciate Women

Being a gay man does not make me feel less manly or more feminine. All it does it make me more appreciative of what it means to be a woman… | May 30, 2014 - 5:45 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

Kudos To This Portrait Series For Not Erasing LGBTQ Identities While Proving They’re Just Like You

The Self Evident Truths Project is an ambitious undertaking to photograph portraits of 10,000 people who identify as being anywhere on the LGBTQI spectrum, or anyone who isn’t “100% straight.” According to the…

The Gloss | May 19, 2014 - 12:45 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

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Arkansas; Lesbian Couple Are The First To Get Hitched

Never thought you’d see the day when gay marriage was legal in Arkansas, did you?

That’s exactly what happened on Friday, when a circuit court judge in Little…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Michael Sam Becomes The First Out Gay Player Drafted By The NFL, Kisses Boyfriend Live On ESPN

On Saturday, Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, becoming the first out gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Upon receiving the news, Sam emotionally embraced and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 12, 2014 - 9:30 am

Quotable: Matt Bomer On Being Out Of The Closet

“I’m so thankful to have been born in the times that we live in. I felt a responsibility to [his husband] and to our kids to be able to live…

Jessica Wakeman | May 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Ellen Page Was Worried That Being Openly Gay Would Hurt Her Career

“For so long I just sort of thought, ‘You just can’t. I love being an actor, it’s a huge part of my life, so I’m going to keep that private.’…

Claire Hannum | May 9, 2014 - 9:30 am

Historic 1969 Stonewall Gay Bar Riots To Be Made Into A Film

The historic Stonewall Riot, which took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969, is being made into a big screen film starring easy-on-the-eyes actor Jeremy…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm

UVA Men’s Swim Team: “2 Of Us Are Gay, The Other 3 Don’t Care”

The Internet has been abuzz lately with Tumblr blogs like I, Too, Am Harvard and I, Too, Am Oxford, which focused on the experiences of students of color amongst the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2014 - 3:40 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

True Story: I Left Men For A Woman

“I’m really attracted to you, you know?” I sat in the middle of an Italian restaurant, frozen in disbelief at this audacious declaration. I sipped some wine and awkwardly laughed,…

Anonymous | March 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In Texas

In 2005, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Texas constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Today, a  federal judge has struck down a ban…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Uganda To Punish “Aggravated” Homosexuality With Life Imprisonment

Uganda’s president signed an anti-gay law which will punish “serial offenders” of “aggravated” homosexuality with life imprisonment … [New York Times]
… and why the United States knows…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

College Football Star Michael Sam Publicly Comes Out As Gay

Michael Sam, a football player who recently graduated from the University of Missouri, publicly came out as gay in a video posted to The New York Times’ website this weekend. “I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2014 - 11:30 am
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