Posts tagged "homophobic"

Homophobic? You’ll Die Sooner

If you're homophobic, here's one reason to rethink that: It might send you to an earlier grave. A new study looked at social attitudes in America over two recent decades, compared them with death rates, and found that subjects with high levels of anti-gay prejudice had a life expectancy that was 2.5 years less tha…

By: Newser / February 19, 2014

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 than male

By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2013

The Real March Madness: Kirk Cameron Vs. Rush Limbaugh

In one corner we have Rush Limbaugh, the blowhardy conservative talk radio host who recently referred to law student Sandra Fluke as a "slut" because she wanted to testify on Capitol Hill about birth control. To wit, Rush said, “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 20, 2012

Quotable: Is “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” Star Guy Fieri A Lech & A Bigot?

"Anytime any woman mentioned 'cream,' Guy went into a sexual riff. When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy's eye line, because it's always on breasts. ... Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners. He said, 'You can't send me to talk to gay…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2011

Girl On Girl: My Very Lesbian Wish List

I don't hide the fact that the holidays are not my favorite time of year. Christmas does not make me think of tinsel-covered trees and red and green wrapping paper. It makes me think of crowded stores, overpriced gifts and too much family time. Plus, it falls right around the coldest and darkest days of…

By: Nikki Dowling / December 23, 2010

Girl On Girl: Is Being Out In The Workplace A Bad Idea?

Since I work out in a boxing gym and am one of the only girls there, I always try to keep my head down, work hard and not engage too much with the guys, some of whom have serious boundary problems. So, a few weeks ago, when one of the trainers said, "So, what's your…

By: Nikki Dowling / September 30, 2010

Girl On Girl: Can Someone Tell GLAAD 50 Cent Isn’t Worth It?

Someone needs to tell the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) that 50 Cent isn't worth the time it takes to call out his bigotry. And he certainly doesn't deserve the effort required to launch a full-fledged campaign against him. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, 50 Cent took to Twitter…

By: Nikki Dowling / September 16, 2010

Girl On Girl: Should I Care If My Sexuality Embarrasses Friends And Family?

Last weekend, my girlfriend and I went to a pub full of guys shooting pool and drinking beer. We were there to see her friend, Mike, a DJ. He's got a weekly gig at this place and, as he doesn't seem to get too many of them, it's pretty important that he keep it. I…

By: Nikki Dowling / May 6, 2010

Girl On Girl: Have I Become A Stereotypical “Angry Lesbian”?

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I were in a pizza place and a group of big, drunk guys wearing sports jerseys and smelling of beer walked in. We were just leaving and as my girlfriend stood up, I looked at her and thought, "Wow, I'm so lucky to be dating her." I couldn't…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 8, 2010

Clark Gable: Gayer Than Gone With The Wind

Not like we have a shot now, but a new biography claims Clark Gable, aka Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind was gay. Although The New York Times and a lot of other publications think it’s a load of bull, at the very least it’s karma. The handsome Hollywood hunk was a notorious homophobe.

By: Simcha / April 1, 2008