Posts tagged "gay"

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 see many people saying they supported Sam in theory, but were nonetheless uncomfortable with the display. "Is it possible to support gay rights, but…
By: Newser / May 21, 2014

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, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other ...
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2014

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 project’s creator iO Tillett Wright, the point of the project is to “humanize a vast community” through these portraits, with the ultimate goal being to print…
By: The Gloss / May 19, 2014

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 hosts of Dallas's morning show "The Broadcast," who got into it with two of her fellow cohosts -- including the totally rad Courtney Kerr --…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

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 Rock stuck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional. The ruling referenced a 2004 amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2014

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 kissed his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, on live television, something that shouldn't be a big deal, but obviously is given that the macho world of professional sports hasn't alway…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2014

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 with integrity and not have some strange split psychology of 'This is who my dad is at home,' and 'this is who he is to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2014

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.' And, 'Oh, I have to keep it private because my job is about creating an illusion' and kind of all those bullshit excuses. Because I…
By: Claire Hannum / May 9, 2014

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 Irvine ("War Horse," "Great Expectations"). The film will follow the police raid on the West Village bar, which was a gathering place for gay, lesbia…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

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 mostly white populations at elite universities. Mostly the signs highlight ignorant remarks based on stereotypes students have been subjected to. Here'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2014

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. The sweet 30 seconds of TV time predictably outraged homophobic groups like One Million Moms (which, it should be…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 4, 2014

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, my cheeks growing redder by the minute. Waiters and waitresses drifted past. I nibbled a tiramisu and drank another glass of rosé. But all I…
By: Victorine Lamothe / March 6, 2014

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 on same-sex marriage, deeming it unconstitutional. Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that denying gay couples the right to marry is a violation of equal protection and due…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2014

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 this, yet might just leave Uganda be. [Think Progress] A Montana judge has admitted he was wrong (an understatement) to tell a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2014

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 coming out now because I want to own my truth," Sam said. "I didn't want anyone to break a story without me telling it. ...
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2014

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 banners and signs. De Blasio is the first-ever NYC mayor to decline participation in the parade. [ABC News] Louisiana has scrapped its kinda…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2014

Four Same Sex Couples Challenge Wisconsin’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit today through the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage. [LGBTQ Nation, Bloomberg] "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out publicly this morning in support of Dylan Farrow, who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2014

Watch This: Man Makes Sweet Coming Out Video Through The Eyes Of His Dog

Ivan Cruz spent most of his life praying that one day he'd wake up and not be gay anymore. Instead, one day he woke up with a realization that was even more surprising: he felt ready to come out. After telling his mom, sister, and friends, he decided to make a video about his coming…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2014

Catholic School Refuses To Rehire Vice Principal Ousted For Being Gay

Most news about "kids these days" has me shaking my fist in the air in anger, which makes this story about Sammamish, Washington, middle and high school students all the sweeter. According to The New York Times, last month Eastside Catholic vice principal Mark Zmuda (called Mr. Z by students) resigned from his position after…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2014

Is Coming Out Now “Low Key” For Celebs?

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts is just the latest celebrity to publicly come out and elicit a big "So what?" Perhaps her method of doing so — through an end-of-the-year Facebook posting — might have something to do with it.  [New York Times] Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2014
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