Posts tagged "homophobia"

Mommie Dearest: If Girl Scout Cookies Are The Devil’s Dessert, We’ll Take Seconds

Girl Scout cookies are damn delicious, and who doesn't like supporting a bunch of girls who are trying to earn merit badges and do good things? Apparently, a whole bunch of folks.
By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 3, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE] Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory] The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Anti-Gay Idiot Pens Heartfelt Poem About Michael Sam Kiss, Dr. Seuss-Style

Are you familiar with the ridiculousness that is Peter LaBarbera? He is the president of a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group that hilariously calls themselves "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality." I use the term "group" loosely, because I strongly suspect he may also be the only member. ANYWAY, Peter LaBarbera…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 6, 2015

Black Employment Rates Were Hit Worse Than White Employment Rates During The Recession

The recession widened the employment gap between Blacks and Whites. [The Atlantic] If the NYPD is willing to disrespect their boss in public, what do they do when no one’s looking? [The Grio] Ezell Ford’s autopsy found that the unarmed Black man was shot in the back by the LAPD. [The Root]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

Pat Robertson Thinks Gay People Will Go Extinct Because They Can’t Reproduce

On today's edition of the "700 Club," Pat Robertson received a phone call from a viewer asking him to weigh in on her church's policy of forbidding members from dating or marrying anybody, which has made said members very frustrated because they are all getting older and would prefer not to die alone. Is she…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 17, 2014

Shonda Rhimes Will Not Tolerate Twitter Homophobes

Shonda Rhimes shut down homophobes on Twitter like a badass after haters criticized the love scenes in her shows that feature gay characters. When one viewer tweeted that the "gay scenes in 'Scandal' and 'How To Get Away With Murder' are too much," she fired back with, "There are no GAY scenes. There are scene…
By: Claire Hannum / October 20, 2014

The Soapbox: On The Stonewall Rebellion’s Trans History

President Obama issued a proclamation at the end of May stating that June is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, but June has unofficially been Pride Month for the LGBT community for decades. We place it in June, and our pride parades at the end of June, to mark the anniversary of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 6, 2014

Jonah Hill Called A Paparazzo A “Faggot”

Jonah Hill snapped at a paparazzo, telling him, "Suck my dick, you faggot" after he had been followed around in Los Angeles on a walk with a friend. On an interview this morning on the Howard Stern show, Hill apologized for using the slur, saying, "What I said in that moment was disgusting ... I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 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

Matthew Shepard’s Mother Judy Shepard Releases Statement Regarding Fred Phelps’ Death

"Regarding the passing of Fred Phelps, [husband] Dennis and I know how solemn these moments are for anyone who loses a loved one. Out of respect for all people and our desire to erase hate, we’ve decided not to comment further." Judy Shepard is more gracious than most parents would have been following the death…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps Dead At 84

Just days after his estranged son revealed he was "on the edge of death," Fred Phelps has died. The death of the 84-year-old founder of the Westboro Baptist Church occurred shortly before midnight, son Timothy Phelps tells WIBW. Read more on Newser...
By: Newser / March 20, 2014

Guinness, Heineken, Sam Adams Pull Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Guinness and Heineken have pulled their sponsorship from the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City over the parade's exclusion of LGBTQ folks. Sam Adams also pulled out of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston this weekend. NYC's new mayor Bill de Blasio is also boycotting the parade over their exclusionary…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2014

Texas Father James Cosby Investigated In Murder Of Lesbian Daughter & Her Girlfriend

A week ago today, police in Galveston County, Texas, found the bodies of two young Black lesbians. Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, had both been murdered and police suspected their sexuality may have been a factor in their killings. Now Britney's father James Larry Cosby has been arrested in connection with the death…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 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

“Dear Abby” Straightens Out Florida Bigots Whining Over Social Exclusion

Is there anything funnier (sad-funny, I mean) than bigots who are completely incredulous about the fact that they are bigots? They are so unwilling to admit it. They usually have some other excuse — which only makes sense to them —  about "disagreeing with lifestyle choices," "some of my best friends are ___," "sexism/racism/homophobia doesn't…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 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

Black Gay Dads Post Adorable Instagram Photos With Kids, Are Inundated With Hateful Comments

Black gay dads Kordale and Kaleb recently found themselves inundated with hateful comments and messages when their Instagram account, featuring photos of the couple with their three kids, caught the attention of ignorant (and often racist) homophobes. Many of the hateful comments have since been deleted -- and they've received an outpouring of support --…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 19, 2014

Juan Pablo Galavis Says Gay People Shouldn’t Be On “The Bachelor,” Kills My Girl Boner Forever

I was overjoyed when ABC picked Juan Pablo Galavis to be this season's "Bachelor." Finally, a "Bachelor" that I wanted to bang! But also, Juan Pablo seemed funny and sweet and charming, and his status as a single dad to an adorable daughter…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2014

Sarah Palin Is Defending “Duck Dynasty” Anti-Gay Comments, Because Of Course She Is

Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty"  has been suspended from the show indefinitely after an interview in GQ in which he compared gays to "terrorists and drunks" and implied homosexuality is the same thing as sleeping with your dog. A&E released a statement distancing themselves from the born-again Christian: "We are extremely disappointed to have…
By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2013

Why George Clooney Won’t Deny Those Gay Rumors

"[A headline read] 'George Clooney’s Gay-Gay-Gay.' And I said, 'I’m gay-gay. The third one’s pushing it. Well now, [according to the Internet] I'm gay. You’re not going [to deny it] because that’s flat out insulting to the gay community. I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2013
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