Posts tagged "homophobia"

Sasha Fleischman, Agender Teen Victim Of A Homophobic Attack, Speaks Out

Oakland, California teenager Sasha Fleischman was the victim of a horrific hate crime last month when another teenager lit hir* skirt on fire as ou* rode home, asleep, on a city bus. The teen suffered second and third degree burns in the attack. Why was Sasha targeted? The teen identifies as agender rather…
By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2013

Homophobic Customer Stiffs Waitress On Tip, Leaves Note Saying It’s Because She Doesn’t Agree With Her “Lifestyle”

Meet Dayna Morales, a waitress at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J. Morales wrote into the gay-friendly blog Have A Gay Day about her recent encounter with homophobia. Morales recently waited on a family of diners, and when the short-haired (and cute, might I add) waitress introduced herself, the mother at the table made a point…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2013

Greatest Grandpa Ever Writes Kickass Letter Shaming His Daughter For Disowning Gay Grandson

When a woman named Christine kicked her son Chad out of the house after finding out he was gay, her dad (Chad's grandfather) penned this awesome letter, which FCKH8 posted on their Facebook page. "You're correct we have a 'shame in the family', but mistaken about what it is," he begins. "Dad"…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2013

UK Supermarket Apologizes For Selling “Inflatable Gay Best Friend” Doll, But You Can Still Buy It On Amazon

UK supermarket chain Tesco recently came under fire for selling a few offensive products on its website, including a Psycho Ward Halloween costume and an Inflatable Gay Best Friend doll. They promptly removed the psycho costume, but the blowup gay man remained on their site, advertised as an "amusing gift" with the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2013

Lesbian Blogger Explains Why Telling A Woman She’s “Too Pretty To Be Gay” Is Insulting To All Women

In a piece published yesterday in the Huffington Post, DapperQ Managing Editor, Anita Dolce Vita, does a bang up job of explaining why, not only is telling a gay woman "she's too pretty to be a lesbian" or "you shouldn't have a hard time finding a boyfriend" or…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 27, 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

The Soapbox: On “Big Brother,” Racism & Scapegoating

On last night's episode of "Big Brother," 22-year-old Aaryn Gries was given the boot by her fellow houseguests and, as is customary, sat down for her live post-show interview with host Julie Chen. Over the past two-and-a-half months, Aryan Aaryn, as she's jokingly been called online, has said a number of offensive and ignorant thing…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 30, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Issues Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy

Chris Christie may not have done much bill-signing on Friday, but the same can't be said for today. The AP reports that the governor is set to sign a bill that will prevent licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teens straight. New Jersey will join California as the second state to outlaw "gay conversion therapy." Christie has already…
By: Newser / August 19, 2013

The Soapbox: Piper On “Orange Is The New Black” Is The Poster Girl For Privilege

It’s safe to say that Netflix’s latest original series, "Orange is the New Black," is nothing short of binge-worthy. I devoured the entire first season in under 96 hours (seriously). Groundbreaking on many levels, the show openly displays queer female sexuality…
By: Lauren Rankin / August 6, 2013

Sandy Rios Of Fox News Thinks That Ariel Castro’s “Love For His Victims” Is Just Like Homosexuality

Sandy Rios is both an American Family Association talk show host and a Fox News contributor, so naturally when she spoke with anti-gay Chicago pastor, Erwin Lutzer, some pretty offensive words were exchanged. The two both oppose same-sex marriage and use the bogus argument that homosexuality is like pedophilia in that even though there i…
By: Mary Odell / August 6, 2013

Lesbian Couple Attacked In Austin, Texas

A lesbian couple was assaulted and taunted with anti-gay slurs in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night by 10 men. Only one perpetrator has been caught so far. [Chicago Tribune] North Carolina's House of Representatives advanced a new version of a bill restricting abortion access in the state. It now head…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2013

“Big Brother 15″ Bigotry: Racism, Sexism & Homophobia, Oh My!

See larger version here. A few weeks ago, I tried to convince y'all to watch my favorite summer reality show, "Big Brother." What I forgot to mention is that because of the 24-hour live feeds, the houseguests can, will and have been caught…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2013

Today In Terribleness: Bigots Try To Make “Ex-Gay Pride Month” An Actual Thing

With all the fuss over DOMA and, oh, treating gay people like equals, bigots are starting to feel really neglected. Don’t worry, folks, because the Family Research Council —famous for its anti-gay agenda — is hosting a dinner in Washington, D.C. for “former homosexuals” to celebrate their return to the straight and narrow. The dinner…
By: Mary Odell / July 4, 2013

Shocker (Not!): Extremely Anti-Gay Countries Search For The Most Gay Porn

Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya are some of the world’s most vehemently anti-gay countries. Coincidentally enough, these countries also have some of the highest Google searches for gay porn. Searches like "shemale sex," "teen anal sex," "man fucking man," "gay sex pics," and "anal sex pics" have the some of the highest volumes of searches i…
By: Mary Odell / June 17, 2013

Noted Humanitarian Chris Brown Launches Campaign To Encourage “Love”

Chris Brown’s new single, “They Don’t Know” is expected to drop sometime before his new album, X, is released on July 16. Brown tweeted, “The new single is part of my 'UNITY CAMPAIGN' which encourages all races, sexes (everyone) gay or straight to love each other!” Brown also tweeted, “As a young inspiration to all type…
By: Mary Odell / June 14, 2013

Russian Law Would Pretend Gay People Don’t Exist

According to a Russian bill that passed by a unanimous vote, it would be illegal to tell children that gay people exist or that homosexuality is socially equal to heterosexuality. The bill has passed Russia's lower house of parliament and now heads to its upper house, where it is expected to pass. President Vladimir Puti…
By: Mary Odell / June 13, 2013

Lesbian College Student Protests Anti-Gay Senator’s Honorary Degree

Erin Faith Page was chosen to represent students at New England College's commencement this year. The school also chose Senator Kelly Ayotte as a keynote speaker at the event, offering her an honorary degree. The problem? Erin is an out lesbian who believes that Ayotte's conservative politics make her a terrible choice for the honor.
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2013

T-Pain Thinks Everybody Needs To Chill With The Homophobia

-- Despite what Snoop Dogg might say, rapper T-Pain thinks people need to get over their homophobia. Hopefully the "Buy You A Drink" rapper is right: maybe attitudes about homosexuality are changing in the hip hop world. [Advocate]…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 22, 2013

HIV-Positive? You Probably Don’t Want To Be In Kansas Anymore

My college best friend and I coined the term "bipolar week."  It was used to describe a week filled with both overwhelmingly amazing events and truly terrible moments: winning a prestigious award and then getting dumped by your boyfriend, or perhaps acing a midterm and losing a childhood pet. When reflecting on this past week,…
By: Sarah Gray / March 29, 2013

Former Republican Senator Says Male Legislators “Shouldn’t Even Vote” On Abortion

Former three-term Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming is an equal opportunity critic, throwing judgement at both President Obama and his own Republican party.  He's known to be blunt with his opinions (regardless of hate mail) and this past week was no exception. He spoke frankly to a reporter at a local Chamber of Commerce in his hometow…
By: Sarah Gray / March 29, 2013