Posts tagged "gay"

New Mexico To Legalize Gay Marriage!

New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize gay marriage after today's ruling in the NM Supreme Court that a ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. Congratulations, LGBTQ couples in the Southwest! [Guardian UK, New York Times] Everyone who engages in #TwitterFeminism is blowing up about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2013

“Your Holiday Mom” Provides Loving Messages For LGBTQ People Without Family Support

The holiday season means lots of family time, which means this is an extremely stressful, lonely time of year for people whose families don't accept them. Unfortunately, for many LGBTQ people, living their truth means being shut out, judged, or mocked by close-minded family members. Hopefully all the homophobic moms out there will come around…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 19, 2013

Phil Robertson Of “Duck Dynasty” Compares Homosexuality To Beastiality, Compares Gays To Terrorists

Phil Robertson, star of  the reality show "Duck Dynasty" that people actually watch, told GQ that he believes gays are sinners who  "won't inherit the kingdom of God." In his interview with the magazine, Robertson also put homosexuality in a category with "terrorists" and "drunks." Well then.
By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2013

“Matriarch Of The Gay Rights Movement” Edith Windsor Looks Back On This Momentous Year

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith Windsor, an 84-year-old lesbian whose spouse, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. The women got engaged in 1967 and Edie wore a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2013

Theater Critic Fired After “Private, Personal” Photos Taken 22 Years Ago Are Posted On Gay Web Site

Mark Shenton, a theater critic for nearly 12 years at UK's Sunday Express, announced in a post on today's web site he was fired. What did Shenton do? Twenty-two years ago, he appeared in some "private, personal (but entirely legal)" photographs taken by a friend in San Francisco. Recently, those images were posted by someone else…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out In YouTube Video

There has long been speculation -- perhaps hopeful speculation -- that British Olympic diver Tom Daley, 19, is gay. This weekend, the bronze metal winner, who's very popular with the hormonal, Bieber-loving set in his home country, decided to take control of the rumors and posted this candid confessional to YouTube, in which he says for the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2013

Report: Alec Baldwin Fired From MSNBC Over Gay Slur

Alec Baldwin is reportedly losing his MSNBC talk show, "Up Late With Alec Baldwin," following a suspension for allegedly calling a paparazzo a gay slur, according to Page Six. Earlier this month, the "30 Rock" star allegedly called the photographer a "cocksucking fag." Page Six claims MSNBC's parent company Comcast ha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

Homophobic Parent Gets Served By Advice Columnist

I've always liked The Washington Post's advice columnist Amy Dickinson, AKA "Dear Amy," but after reading her recent response to a homophobic parent, I LOVE her. Here's the letter: DEAR AMY: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2013

Lesbians React To Sex Scenes In “Blue Is The Warmest Color” (NSFW)

"Blue Is The Warmest Color,” a French film starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, about teenaged lesbians, won this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes. But what do actual lesbians think about the sex as depicted onscreen? In this NSFW video (just wear headphones), real lesbians give a "meh" review. "Kind of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2013

Study: 15 Percent Of People Don’t Believe In Bisexuality

According to a new bummer of a study, 15 percent of people don’t believe bisexuality is a "real" orientation. In other words, they think people who identify as bisexual are lying. The study, presented earlier this month at a meeting of the American Public Health Association, also found that the overall opinion of bisexuality i…
By: Claire Hannum / November 9, 2013

Senate Passes The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) To Protect Gay & Trans Employees At Work

Great news! The Senate voted today to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination by their employers. It's the first time-ever that ENDA, which has repeatedly failed in Congress, included protections for trans folks. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives. [New York…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2013

5 Things To Know About The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) To Protect Gay & Trans Employees At Work

Yesterday, the Senate voted to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill to ban employers from discriminating against LGBTQ workers or job applicants based on their sexual orientation or gender identity (i.e. being transgender). This is the first time ever that ENDA, which has struggled in Congress for almost 20 years, includes protections for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

Russian President Vladmir Putin Says Gays Are Welcome At The Olympics

“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation..." Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that gay participants and attendees of the upcoming 2014 Olympic festivities in Sochi will be welcome. Given Russia's harsh anti-gay laws and…
By: Claire Hannum / October 28, 2013

New York Times Takes A Look At Why Some LGBTQ Couples Refuse To Get Married

I didn't expect a can-usually-be-counted-on-for-fluff article about marriage in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times to be so damn depressing. But I suppose that's a conclusion to be expected when one starts wondering, what's the point of it all?
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2013

Figure Skater Johnny Weir Defends His NBC Olympics Gig In Russia Despite The Country’s Gay Discrimination

"I risk jail time just going there, but the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement. I’m not a politician and I don’t really talk about politics. You don’t have to agree with the politics, but you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting. ... It’s pretty obviou…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013

New Jersey To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Couples On Monday!

New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled that the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning on Monday. Last month, an NJ judge ruled the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does. NJ will become the 14th state to recognize gay marriage, plus D.C. Congrats, everybody getting…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

Idaho Bans Teen Lesbian Film “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Over NC-17 Sexy Sex Rating

Idaho won't screen the film that took the top prize in Cannes this year, because SEX. "Blue Is The Warmest Color," a French film starring Lea Seydoux about teenaged lesbians, won this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes. But the film Cannes-not (see what I did there?) play at the Idaho state's only arthouse movie theater…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2013

Mississippi Lesbian Tries To Open Gay Bar, Gets Blocked By City Council

Pat Newton, a lesbian who is trying to open a gay bar in Shannon, Mississippi, said there is a discriminatory "conspiracy" in town to prevent her from getting the appropriate permits. It's the same bar which was featured in the 2006 documentary "Small Town Gay Bar," which Newton is trying to reopen. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2013

Michelle Rodriguez On Sexual Assault, Addresses Sexuality Rumors: “I Go Both Ways”

"Well, get this. This girl from Jersey City has a knife in her boot. I pulled it out and said, ‘I’ll cut your dick off.’ You know what he did? He laughed at me." "Lost"'s Michelle Rodriguez opened up to Entertainment Weekly about when she was 22 and a producer "pinned her against the wall and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2013

Ugh: Barilla Pasta Chairman Serves Up A Heaping Scoop Of Homophobia

This has been a bad, bad week for Italian public relations. On the heels of Melissa Gorga's horrifying claims in her book, Love Italian Style, that emotional abuse and marital rape = "just being Italian LOL!", Guido Barilla, the chairman of Barilla Pasta, went on the record yesterday in an Italia…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2013
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