Posts tagged "gays"

Army Staff Sergeant Tracy Dice Refused Widower Benefits Because She Is A Lesbian

Watch this absolutely infuriating interview with Army Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, who lost her wife Sgt. Donna Johnson on October 1 when she was killed with two other soldiers by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Sgt. Dice is now being shut out of military benefits owed to her, as Johnson's legal widow, because of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

Check Out The Awesome Gay Version Of “Girls,” “The Outs”

Meet Mitchell and Jack. They used to date, but they're no longer together, and they're dealing with the breakup in strikingly different ways. Jack's a little more, shall we say, self-destructive, while Mitchell's a bit more self-deprecating. Follow them through the six episodes of "The Outs" (so far the first two are up online) a…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2012

S**t Girls Say … To Gay Guys

Girls, we say some totally annoying things to our gay guy friends. Just stop it, okay? It's getting embarrassing. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 9, 2012

Madonna Owes Everything To The Gay Community

"I know a number of people have spoken out about it but I feel like I need to say something. The gay community has been incredibly supportive of me. I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for the gay community. ...I have a teenage daughter and I have ongoing discussions with her about thi…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 10, 2010

OkCupid Gives The Straight Dope On Gay Dating

Big news from OkCupid: Gay people are not trying to convert straights over to their side. A new round of data from the online dating site found that gay users are pretty much the same as straight users when it comes to looking for love online. OkCupid combed through information from its more…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 13, 2010

Gay Couples To Get Visitation Rights At Most Hospitals

I'm not going to lie, this story makes my eyes tear up. In 2007, Lisa Pond, of Florida, collapsed from a brain aneurysm and a few hours later at the hospital, she died alone, without her kids or the person she'd spent the last 18 years of her life with. Lisa Pond died this way…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010

Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley Thinks God Wants Gays “Put To Death”

Watch your tiara, Carrie Prejean: the search for America's Next Top Homophobic Beauty Queen just got a new contestant! Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley, 23, recently told Fox News that she believes God wants gays and lesbians to be "put to death."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2010

Girl On Girl: Dating Women Makes Me Sympathize With Men

Dear men everywhere, I know in the past we’ve had our fair share of arguments, disagreements and maybe even a few bloody battles. I’ve probably called you all misogynists a few too many times and I know I often say things are easier for you than they are for the ladies. Sorry. I know it…
By: Nikki Dowling / February 11, 2010

Cover Your Eyes, Children! This Armani Exchange Ad Is Gay!

OK, these models in Armani Exchange's "Share The Love" campaign probably aren't gay. They are just kissing each other in front of a camera because they're getting paid thousands of dollars to do so. But that doesn't make a difference to the angry, angry parent group OneMillionMoms.com, who have issued an "…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2010

Anne Hathaway Left The Catholic Church For Her Gay Brother

Anne Hathaway isn't just a talented actress; she also sticks up for her fam "Sopranos"-style. The actress opened up to British GQ about how she and her family left the Catholic Church because the religion did not embrace her older brother, Michael, who is gay. "The whole family converted to Episcopalianism…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2010

“Family” Group Uses Scary Pic To Frighten Floridians From Lesbian Adoption

Gay-bashing can be tough work: just look at the trouble that the Florida Family Policy Council of Orlando, Florida, ran into while protesting a Miami judge's decision to grant a lesbian couple the right to adopt a 1-year-old boy. Lesbians Vanessa Alenier and Melanie Leon (photo at right) have cared for the boy,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2010

“Valentine’s Day” Promotion Gets “De-Gayed”

Valentine's Day is coming! And with it the usual traditions that include an outrageous price hike in roses, an outrageous price hike in restaurant dining, and the well-timed rom-com. The role of the latter belongs to a flick to be released on Feb. 12, "Valentine's Day." (What a clever title, eh?)…
By: Kelli Bender / February 3, 2010

Today’s Lady News: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Gets Closer Scrutiny

Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee today suggesting a plan to roll back the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay soldiers. Gates has proposed a Pentagon lawyer and a four-star Army general to conduct a year-long study into how the military could lift the ba…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2010

Girl On Girl: 6 Secrets Lesbians Don’t Want You To Know

I’ve been thinking about writing this essay for a while, but I’ve been putting it off because I feel like a traitor. Since coming out, I’ve struggled with feeling like an outsider in the gay community. Now, I feel totally secure in identifying as a lesbian and when I’m hanging out with a bunch of…
By: Nikki Dowling / January 29, 2010

Finally! eHarmony Makes Online Dating “Welcoming” For Gays After Lawsuit

Good news! The online dating website eHarmony will finally become more inclusive to gays and lesbians. After duking it out over a class-action lawsuit in California for two and a half years, eHarmony has agreed to be more "welcoming" to homosexuals on its site.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2010

What Does A Girl Have To Do To Get A Gay BFF Around Here?

As some of you know, nearly four years ago, when I still lived in Chicago, I was set up on a blind date while visiting friends in New York. Things went well; my date and I began a long-distance relationship, I moved to New York a year and a half later, and…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 26, 2010

Guess Who’s Against Gay Marriage? The Ex-Wife Of NJ’s Famous Gay Governor

So, guess who praised New Jersey's recent decision not to legalize gay marriage? Why, Dina Matos, the scorned ex-wife of Jim McGreevey, New Jersey's former governor who was caught having a homosexual affair and famously came out as a "gay American," of course!
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2010

Girl On Girl: No One Believes Me When I Tell Them I’m A Lesbian

The other night my girlfriend and I were lying in bed and she said, “You know, sometimes I forget you’re gay. I mean, you just look so straight.” “Crap,” I thought, “her too.” Then I rolled over so my back was to her and attempted to compose myself, to figure out how to explain, for…
By: Nikki Dowling / December 28, 2009

Can Netflix Tell If You’re Gay By The Movies You Rent?

You thought all you had to worry about with Netflix was a big old scratch across "The Nanny Diaries" DVD, didn't you? But be warned: if you're LGBT and still in the closet, competitors in Netflix's recommendations contest might be on to you. According to the tech blog Switched, "Jane Doe,"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2009

Debate This: Do Gays Make Better BFFs?

No one will dispute the importance of good girlfriends – they support your delusional hopes of one day being Mrs. Sam Kass, listen to you vent about your idiot boss and evil ex, and assure you that you haven’t gained an ounce despite that steady diet of french fries you’ve been adhering to, as a…
By: Lauren Gitlin / December 14, 2009
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