Posts tagged "gay"

Pope: The Catholic Church Is “Obsessed” With Abortion, Gays

In an interview published by 16 Jesuit publications around the world, Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church for being "obsessed" with abortion, gay marriage and birth control. "It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time," the Pope said. "We have to find a new balance." [New York Times]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

Cher Refuses To Attend Russia’s 2014 Olympics Over Anti-Gay Bigotry

First Andy Cohen, then Wentworth Miller, now Cher — everyone is telling Russia where to stuff it. (Well, not President Obama. Oh, Syria.) Cher revealed that she refused an invitation to serve as an "ambassador" at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia due to the country's horrid criminalization of homosexuality. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2013

Hooray For Gay Rights & Feminism! Amber Tamblyn Will Play A “Debaucherous Lesbian” On “Two & A Half Men”

Charlie Sheen isn't even on "Two and a Half Men" anymore, but his legacy continues— his legacy of womanizing, that is. I am referring to the newest "Two" character, played by Amber Tamblyn, Charlie Harper's daughter who — wait for it — is also a womanizer. Sure, it's a sign of progress that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2013

New Mexico To Consider Legalizing Marriage Equality

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on October 23 regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Woo hoo! [Talking Points Memo] Read MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry's touching letter to Tiana Parker, the seven-year-old Black girl who had to switch elementary schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, because the dress code…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

A Mother’s Amazing Letter To Her Gay Son Makes Us Feel All The Feelings

Earlier this week, teenager Zach Gibson came out as gay on Facebook. His mother found out about her son's sexual orientation through the social networking site and penned the touching letter above, noting that she loved him very much, but he really needed to do something about those empty soda bottles (they…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2013

5 Things To Know About Mary Lambert, The Female Vocalist On Macklemore’s “Same Love” Song

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won big at Sunday night's VMAs, taking home two moon men, one for the song "Same Love," which features a stirring vocal hook from singer Mary Lambert. After winning the award, Lambert took to the stage with Macklemore and surprise guest Jennifer Hudson to sing the track and pretty much brought…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

Wentworth Miller Comes Out … As A 41-Year-Old

Rejecting an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival on account of Russia's criminalization of homosexuality, "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller has come out as gay ... but we're more shocked he's 41. Damn, 41 looks good. [TMZ] Screw wedding planning: Kelly Clarkson and her fiancé Brandon Blackstock have decided to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2013

True Story: My Husband Is Bisexual

In private, my husband, Paul*, has started referring to his sexual orientation as "Results-Oriented." As in, he doesn’t care what gender his sexual partners are if they can get the job done, so to speak. He’s being glib when he says that — no, he wouldn’t go to bed with just anyone — but there’s also…
By: Amanda Goldberg / August 21, 2013

Andy Cohen Refuses To Host Miss Universe In Russia Because Of It’s Anti-Gay Bigotry

Andy Cohen has a heart in there after all! The Bravo bigwig and "Watch What Happens Live!" star turned down an offer to host the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow due to Russia's criminalization of homosexuality. Applause. [Eonline] Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress who played the Lori Foreman (Eric's sister) o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2013

Pope Francis: Who Am I To Judge Gays?

Pope Francis continues to make news by making waves: for assuring the world that atheists can be good people, for blessing leather-clad Harley riders, and, now, for softening the church's position on gay priests. With the ink barely dry on yet another big news moment (he racked up the No. 2 most-attended papal address on record yesterday), Pope Franci…
By: Newser / July 29, 2013

Miley Cyrus Has Totally Dated A Gay Dude

"We’ve all gone through those. Your boyfriend is not who he says he is. He tries on your clothes when you leave…” -- I actually don't think any of my boyfriends have been secretly gay, unless they are still keeping it a secret from me, in which case, NO NEED, FELLAS, I totally support being who you…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 26, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch Officiates His Friends’ Wedding, Makes Me Love Him Even More

Just when I thought my raging crush on Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't get any more intense, he goes and gets ordained in order to officiate the wedding of his friends Seth and Rob. The happy couple sealed the deal at a gorgeous cliffside hotel in Ibiza, Spain, with Sherlock Khan Reverend Benedict pronouncing them legally married.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 25, 2013

Spiderman Might Be Gay — Plus The Most Adorable Vibrators Ever

There's a very good chance that Spiderman is gay, says Andrew Garfield. My spidey senses predicted that ages ago. [Socialite Life] Spiderman may not be out of the closet yet, but Miss South Carolina, Analouisa Valencia, is. [Uptown Magazine] These vibrators are absolutely adorable…if adorable is what you're looking…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 12, 2013

Watch “All-American Boy,” The First Music Video From Openly Gay Country Singer Steve Grand

Country music -- as much as I love it -- has never been a particularly liberal or diverse musical genre, which is why I'm so excited about Steve Grand and his song "All-American Boy." Grand is openly gay, a fact which, when he revealed it to his parents, resulted i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 10, 2013

A Conversation Between Friends About The Term “Fag Hag”

The relationship between a gay man and his straight female friends is one that's shrouded in mystery, a magical friendship forged in a land where unicorns roam free, glitter rains from the heavens, and the cosmopolitans never stop coming. If you've watched enough TV in the past 20 years, the gay male-straight female friendhip ha…
By: Megan Reynolds & Greg Hastings / June 28, 2013

The New Yorker Memorializes DOMA With Controversial Bert And Ernie Cover

This week, the Supreme Court made the historic ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.  It's an enormous victory for gays and lesbians, their families, and anyone who cares about equality. So how did The New Yorker, arguably the most reputable magazine in the country, memorialize…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2013

Lesbian Couple Marries In Front Of Westboro Baptist Church

Amazing: a lesbian couple got hitched in a gay-homosexual-same-sex-definitely-not-straight marriage ceremony right across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. I love it! Katie Short and Kimberly Kidwell wed at Equality House, a rainbow-painted nonprofit right across from the hate group's headquarters, by a pastor who wanted to marry a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2013

True Story: My Weekend With Exodus International, “Ex-Gay” Organization

On Wednesday afternoon, the president of Exodus International, one of the largest “ex-gay” organizations in the world, issued an apology to the LGBT community. “I cannot apologize for my beliefs about marriage,” Exodus President Alan Chamber wrote in a sincerely worded letter. “But I do not have any desire to fight you on your belief…
By: Carrie Nelson / June 21, 2013

Exodus International, So-Called “Ex-Gay” Ministry, Shuts Down And Issues Apology

The so-called "ex-gay" ministry Exodus International announced it is shutting down after 37 years of claiming to turn gay and lesbian men and women straight through alleged "conversation therapy." A statement from the group apologized "for years of undue judgment by the organization and the Christian Church as a whole." Alan Chambers, president of Exodus, added…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2013

I’m In Love: Alabama’s All-Male Dance Squad, The Prancing Elites, J-Sette Into Our Hearts

J-Sette is a dance style that emerged out of southern female African-American step teams, but has now become somewhat more pervasive. You can see elements of it in Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video, with its mix of super precise and tightly choreographed moves, done with grace and flair (Beyonce always gets accused of, um,…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 19, 2013
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