Posts tagged "gays"

Reason #364 Why We Love Rachel Maddow

And you thought Oprah tore James Frey a new one on her show? Last night, Rachel Maddow invited Richard Cohen, the controversial (and unlicensed) psychotherapist who claims to have counseled thousands of men and women out of being gay, on her show. In his book Coming Out Straight, Cohen argues that there…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 9, 2009

Levi Johnston Digs Being A Gay Icon

Last night on "The Joy Behar Show," host Behar asked her guest, Levi Johnston, how he feels about being a gay icon. "You come from a conservative background and Alaska's not the most liberal state," she said, "and yet, you seem to be very comfortable being a gay icon." "Once I started doing all these…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2009

Meredith Baxter From “Family Ties” Comes Out As A Lesbian

Meredith Baxter, the mom from '80s sitcom "Family Ties," came out as a lesbian this morning on the "Today" show after Perez Hilton posted a picture of her yesterday nuzzling her girlfriend. “I did not want some tabloid to take the story and make it up -- I wanted it to be i…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 2, 2009

Is Adam Lambert The Victim Of A Double Standard?

As we mentioned yesterday, after his AMA performance in which he kissed a guy and simulated oral sex, Adam Lambert's performance on "Good Morning America" this morning was swiftly canceled. Instead, Lambert was interviewed on the CBS morning show, "The Early Show" (who scooped him up to perform after ABC gave him…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 25, 2009

Meet Velvetpark Mate, A New Lesbian Dating Website

I'm not a lesbian. But, I do have lots of lezzie friends who have complained about the lack of gay online dating options. Now, Velvetpark Media has launched a lesbian dating website called Velvetpark Mate. Writes site editor Grace Moon: "[We are] the first lesbo dating site ... because we are NOT a…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 23, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Alabama Principal Bans Lesbian Couple From Attending Prom

Cynthia Stewart, a 17-year-old junior in Alabama, event planner on the prom committee and out lesbian, allegedly asked her high school principal if she could bring her girlfriend as her date and was told no. When Stewart's aunt/guardian appealed the principal's decision to the school board, they let it stand. Happy prom, kids! […
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2009

Boys In Skirts, Girls In Tuxes—What’s A High School Principal To Do?

Depending on what kind of high school you attended and what part of the country you grew up in, you're probably well aware of school dress codes: no miniskirts, no baseball hats, no gang colors, etc. But some kids who are challenging their dress code aren't just trying to flash a skimpy thong…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2009

Girl On Girl: Why Gay Marriage Matters To Me

I am currently seeing this really great girl. She’s smart, sweet and really fun to be around. We agree on a lot of things. We both hate the death penalty, love pizza and enjoy hanging out—sometimes illegally—on rooftops overlooking New York City. There is one thing, however, that we just can’t see eye-to-eye on. It’…
By: Nikki Dowling / November 6, 2009

Maine Repeals Same-Sex Marriage Law

Boo! Maine, you FAIL. In yesterday's election, Maine voters repealed a gay marriage law which would have made it the sixth state in America where gays have the right to marry just like straight couples. Instead, Maine has the dubious distinction of being the 31st state to make gay marriage verboten.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2009

Women Love Vampires Because We Want … Gay Men?

Further proof some men don't know jack about women: Esquire magazine says chicks go bananas for vampire love stories because we lust after ... wait for it ... gay guys. Gay guys don't want to be with us the way vampires can't be with us and you know us ladies: we just want…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2009

“The Daily Show” Does D.C.’s Big Gay Rights Parade

www.thedailyshow.com There was a huge gay rights march in Washington, D.C. this weekend and "The Daily Show" had it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2009

Sorry, Meghan McCain, But You Don’t Get An Award For Not Being A Bigot

Following Meghan McCain's tweets has always been a strange endeavor. Under the Twitter handle mccainbloggette, Sen. John McCain's 24-year-old daughter is as likely to tweet "God bless the troops!" as she is "Off to Perez Hilton's party!" She doesn't tackle many tricky political issues, but follow her Twitter feed and read…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2009

11 Years Old And Out Of The Closet: The Trouble With Gay Middle Schoolers

We're not just the first generation to elect a black president—some say we're also the first generation in which gay teenagers feel safe coming out to their parents and classmates. In Sunday's New York Times Magazine cover story, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis chronicled how adolescents are so much more confident telling their friends, families and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

Mr. Sulu And His Partner Will Be The First Gay Couple On “The Newlywed Game”

"The Newlywed Game" has been on the air since 1967 and in all those, oh, thousands of episodes they have never included a gay couple. Why? Because the rules of the show specifically state that the couple must be legally married, which whittles the number of same-sex candidates down significantly. Thankfully, the show, which…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 17, 2009

Company Markets Wine For The Gays

Well, this is novel. A fine wine purveyor is targeting gay men with a line of special wines. Spanish UO! Wines has three vino options: Antinoo, Oscura Lágrima, and Ánima Blanca. Antinoo is a red: "young and mature, fruity, elegant, smooth...Mediterranean." Oscura Lágrima, another red, is described thusly: "They say that the best sex i…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 20, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Michael Kors Got Outed By His Mom—At Age 12

"My mom started asking when I was 12, 'Is there anything you want to tell me?' I then told her I was bisexual. And she said, 'You’re so trendy, but you are not bisexual, you are gay.' She cut to the chase. What can I say?—Michael Kors, "Project Runway" judge and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2009

Television Tries To Represent Gay And Lesbian Folks. But Usually Fails.

I gotta say, given that it's 2009 and all, I'm just not impressed with how gay and lesbian folks are portrayed on television. Sure, you might see gay couples on TV, particularly of the lesbian variety. But often, these portrayals smack of being publicity stunts. This week, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 1, 2009

Swedish Lesbians Hogging The Sperm Bank Stockpile

When my boyfriend IM'd me something called "Swedish Lesbians Suck Sperm Banks Dry," I initially thought he was just horny. But, lo and behold, it's actually an article about how more lesbian couples in Sweden are using donor sperm from fertility clinics for artificial inseminations. In fact, one Swedish…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2009

Some Clergy Refuse To Sign Straight Couples’ Marriage Certificates

If gays can't marry, no one will. That's the point of view of some clergy in the Refuse To Sign movement, who believe that gay marriage should be legal everywhere, but individual churches should be allowed to choose whether or not to perform the unions. While some clergy won't perform any…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2009

Perez Hilton Considered Calling Will.I.Am The “N” Word

Perez Hilton just got more hate-able: the bottom-feeding gossip blogger told The Advocate, a gay magazine, that during his fight with Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, “I thought about calling him the n-word, but I thought the f-word was even worse."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2009