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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 his… More »


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 not welcome… More »


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 kiss on… More »


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 producer Ryan Murphy… More »


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 when she asked… More »


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 rights had been… More »


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 Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation… More »


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 –… More »


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 with a heart… More »


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 own version… More »


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… More »


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 the boot)… More »


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 to get… More »


Quickies!: Steve-O Has Relationship Advice?

We’ve all heard some kind of relationship excuse at some point, but did we know what they actually meant? Steve-O has the answer. [Lemondrop] — Yes, I said Steve-O. He’s much more than a prankster, you know.
Daniel Radclife appeared on the cover of the gay U.K. magazine Attitude, and explained that he “loathes” homophobia… More »


Gay, Feminist, & Erotica Writers Get Deranked On Amazon

Oh Amazon, how you’ve failed us. The online retailer came under fire this weekend for deranking a long list of books they’ve suddenly deemed “adult” material. Among the books deemed too adult to appear on searches and best seller lists on the site? Hundreds of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender books, including Gay Life AndMore »


Shhh! It’s The National Day Of Silence!

Today is the National Day Of Silence, which brings attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. This year’s event is being held in memory of Lawrence King, a California 8th-grader who was shot and killed by a classmate because of his sexual orientation. Though we can’t literally keep our… More »


Campus Confidential: College Lesbians

Tila Tequila came out of the closet wearing a sexy black bathing suit bound to leave a silly tan line. Standing before her contestants, she finally confessed, “I’ve never, ever told anyone this before… but I want to let you all know that… I’m a bisexual!” From the first episode, it was painful to watch… More »


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