Posts tagged "homophobia"

Quickies: Perez Hilton Is Changing His Gay Bullying Ways & Gavin Rossdale Confesses To Gay Affair

In the wake of the suicides by gay teens tormented by bullies, Perez Hilton, who is both gay and a bully, says he will be changing his approach to covering celebrities. I Can Hold You For a Million Years is just one of several blogs to detail Perez's hypocrisy, which the blogger seem…
By: Annika Harris / October 13, 2010

Attention, Bullies: It Gets Worse

By now, most of us have seen recent videos telling GLBT teens "It Gets Better." We've posted a video by Dan Savage and his husband, Terry, as well as a video from Tim Gunn, all promising GLBT teens that as bad as their experience has been so far — as terrible a…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Texas Preschool Won’t Admit Girl With Lesbian Parents

Olivia Harrison has two mommies. Therefore, St. Vincent's Cathedral School in Bedford, Texas, will not admit the 4-year-old girl to its preschool. Apparently, the school was fine during the application process but got upset when both mothers showed up for a parents' night. Discrimination: exactly what kids should be learning in preschool. [CNN]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2010

Girl On Girl: An Open Letter To Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Dear Elisabeth Hasselbeck, I have to say, you truly enlightened me last week when you opened your trap on "The View" and said that women who turn gay later in life do so because they can't get a man. You said, "I’ll tell you what’s happening. Older men are going for younger…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Rachel Maddow Ridiculed On Radio By Louisiana Senator

Speaking on a radio show this morning, Louisiana Senator David Vitter made a joke about how MSNBC host Rachel Maddow looked like a woman "a long time ago." (Maddow is openly lesbian, wears her hair short, and favors a more masculine way of dressing.) Sen. Vitter was on Rush Radio 99.5 in New Orleans discussing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2010

Quotable: Sam Ronson Isn’t Gay, Calls Perez Hilton “Homophobic”

“The fact that Perez Hilton calls me ‘Saman’ — it’s the most homophobic thing ever. The perpetuation of [the idea that I’m] the man in the relationship! OK, yeah, my hair is short and I’m a DJ. But I’m a girl, I’m not a dude. I’m pretty feminine at the end of the day."--…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Turns Out You Can’t Fire Someone For Getting A Sex Change

A judge has ruled on behalf of a transgendered woman who claims she was fired when she told her employer she would soon be coming to work dressed as a woman. When Vandy Beth Glenn, a former Georgia state legislative aide, told her employer she would soon be undergoing a sex change, her boss claimed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2010

Mind Of Man: Why Men Use The “G” Word

I recently made a gay joke, and I should know better. Actually, I made two, and one of the jokes backfired. For guys, the term “gay” is an adjective that means “not masculine.” Chamomile tea? Gay. "Wicked: The Musical"? Gay. Capri pants? Gay. In the new bombshell Rolling Stone article about General Blabber and…
By: John DeVore / June 23, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Tennessee Church Kicks Lesbian Softball Coach Out Of The League

Hmm, what do you think God would say about this? A lesbian softball coach says her team was kicked out of a church league because of her sexuality. Jana Jacobson said a minister from Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN, told her she and her team, which has gay and straight members, were…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2010

Sean Hayes Gives Kristin Chenoweth The Best Hetero Kiss Of Her Life

When I heard actor Sean Hayes was going to host last night's Tony Awards, I wondered whether he would address that homophobic Newsweek article, which claimed that gay actors are incapable of playing straight characters convincingly. Oh, he addressed it. Check out the clip above, in which Hayes plants an extremely passionate…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 14, 2010

Frisky Rant: Newsweek’s Article About Gay Actors Is Way Off Base

A recent Newsweek article called "Straight Jacket," about how gay actors can't pull off straight roles, is causing mega-nega-buzz on the interwebs. Kristin Chenowith was the first to blast the piece, defending her "Promises, Promises" co-star Sean Hayes, who the article refers to as "the big pink elephant in the room." Now…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 12, 2010

Oh, Canada: Vancouver School Asks Lesbian Teacher To Stop Coming In

A lesbian teacher at a Catholic high school in Vancouver was told not to come to work because the school claims parents were concerned about her influence on students, a gay rights group in Canada has alleged. Lisa Reimer, a music teacher, told Little Flower Academy she was gay in December 2009…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2010

Homophobic Church To Picket Lesbian Student’s Graduation

Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based church famous for their "God Hates Fags" demonstrations outside the funerals for dead soldiers, has announced it will picket lesbian student Constance McMillen's graduation. McMillen made headlines earlier this year when she fought Itawamba Agricultural High School's ban against same-sex couples at prom. A judge ruled McMillen's right…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2010

Why Isn’t Johnny Weir “Family Friendly”?

The Stars On Ice Tour will hit rinks on April 1 and stars like Evan Lysacek and Sasha Cohen will triple-axle their way across 40 cities in the U.S. But one Olympian whom the public love love loves won't be there: Johnny Weir. An anonymous source has told the Gay And Lesbia…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2010

Quotable: Johnny Weir Responds To Homophobic Haters

"Every little boy should be so lucky as to turn into me. And that's all I have to say."-- Ice skater Johnny Weir's response to homophobic haters in an interview with "Access Hollywood." Weir also addressed the comments made by two French commentators, who made jokes questioning Weir's gender, at a press conference -- check…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 26, 2010

Frisky Rant: Figure Skater Johnny Weir Was Robbed!

Have you seen “Be Good Johnny Weir,” the new Sundance reality show about the figure skating phenom who can do Lady Gaga and Victor Petrenko justice? Well, if your answer is no, you need more glam and ice bling in your life! Nobody brings it like Johnny, the booty-shaking bad boy ballerina…
By: Simcha / February 19, 2010

Gaga Haters Butcher “Poker Face”

The Westboro Baptist Church has temporarily turned their attention away from hating f*gs to hating Lady Gaga. First, they issued a missive claiming that God hates the current Queen of pop music. Then First Daughter of the Hate Brigade, Megan Phelps, dressed up (rather pathetically, we might add) as Gaga and recorded her ow…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2010

Corduroy Skirts Are A Sin!

The photo alone is funny, but here's the background story. Chris Pesto (the guy holding the "cord skirts are a sin" sign) is a student at Syracuse University and noticed two people holding "Homosexuality Is A Sin" signs on campus. Though he supports their right to express their, uh, opinion, Pesto -- who is gay…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 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

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