Posts tagged "homosexuality"

Today’s Lady News: Dolly Parton Is The Voice Of Reason In America

How could we have missed this clip of Dolly Parton, on “Larry King Live,” talking about how we all need to be a little more tolerant? “I think we need to dig down a li’l deeper, be a li’l kinder to one another, and accept one another for who we are,” she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Cindy McCain Says Our Government Treats Gays Like “Second Class Citizens”

Cindy McCain joined this NOH8 campaign video alongside Slash, Dr. Drew, Kat Von D, and other celebs to speak out against bullying of gay youths. Most importantly, Cindy McCain says bullies are only taking their cues from the government! Yes, Cindy McCain actually said, “Our government treats the LGBT community like second-cla…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2010

Portia De Rossi Might Be Part Of A “Dancing With The Stars” Same-Sex Dance Couple

If you’ve been missing a weekly dose of Portia de Rossi — and her harrowing new memoir, Unbearable Lightness, isn’t enough — then it might just be your lucky day. It seems openly gay Portia is at the top of the list of stars that producers of “Dancing With the Stars” are hoping to get…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Aussies Won’t Let Lesbian Teen Take Her GF To School Dance

Hannah Williams, 16, of Melbourne, Australia, says she can’t bring her 15-year-old girlfriend Savannah Supski to the school’s formal dance, but that she could bring a male date instead. Girl, you should call up Constance McMillen, that Mississippi lesbian who got the ACLU to sue her school district and won! [Queerty]
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By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2010

Teen Asked To Remove “Marriage Is So Gay” Tee At School

Here’s a particularly silly local news report. It’s about Kate Cohn of Falcon High School in Colorado who was asked to remove her “Marriage Is So Gay” T-shirt by school authorities. “I have a lot of family members and friends who are gay and they don’t have the same rights as us,” Kate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2010

Today’s Lady News: School Board Member Resigns After Making Bigoted Comments About Gay Kids

A Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, school board member resigned from his position last week after he wrote bigoted comments on his Facebook page on October 20th, the day activists around the country wore purple to show solidarity with gay and lesbian youth who killed themselves. “Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queer…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2010

Alec Baldwin Would Go Gay For Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson doesn’t just play a gay man on TV; he’s gay in real life. But one half of “Modern Family“‘s adorbs gay couple is kept from marrying his true love, Alec Baldwin. Yes, Alec Baldwin. “We can’t get married in New York,” Jesse said, “because a bunch of stupid senators last

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Posts An “It Gets Better” Video

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton filmed an “It Gets Better” video in light of recent suicides by LGBT teens. Telling gay young adults “it gets better” might pack more of a punch if she actually supported gay marriage. But the sentiment, albeit hypocritical, is appreciated. [YouTube]
Sorry, European ladies, no additional maternity…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2010

Hero Of The Day: An “It Gets Better” Video You’ve Got To See

We’ve been hearing a lot about Dan Savage’s incredible “It Gets Better” campaign — and we’re sure you’ve seen tons of “It Gets Better” videos. But this clip from Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns is especially moving. In the 10-minute video, Burns eloquently talks about the private pain he felt growing u…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 14, 2010

Elton John Defends His Performance At Rush Limbaugh’s Wedding

“I said, ‘I suppose you’re wondering what the f**k I’m doing here,’ and they collapsed in laughter. It took the heat off. I said, ‘I’m probably the most famous gay man in the world. I’m coming in peace. Please, let’s not say people are horrible because they’re different. That’s not acceptable in this day and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Happy National Coming Out Day!

Happy National Coming Out Day to our gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual readers! In honor of this special day, our friends at Marie Claire have this fantastic essay by a lesbian named Stephanie Fairyington, who at 28 decided to come out to her beauty queen mom. [Marie Claire]
New York City’s mayor is blasting…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

6 Findings From The Big, Fat U.S. Sex Survey

Get excited! Get very excited. The results of the biggest U.S. sex survey in 16 years are out. Since 1994 researchers at Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion have been studying the way 5,865 people between the ages of 14 and 94 get busy. Six of the most noteworthy findings about our sexual selves after…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 4, 2010

Nicki Minaj Tells Her Gay Fans To Be “Fighters”

OK, maybe Nicki Minaj is not the world’s most eloquent speaker. But you don’t have to be Barack Obama to get the point across that suicide is never the answer. At the 2010 BET Awards, Nicki spoke up about the tragic suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 4, 2010

Another Gay Teen Commits Suicide After Being Outed

This past week, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student at Rutgers University, jumped to his death after finding out that his roommate, Dharun Ravi, secretly broadcast Clementi having gay sex over the Internet. Clementi posted about the incident — and told his dorm’s resident adviser — before jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 1, 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]
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By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Gays Can Marry In California!

Good news! Earlier today, Judge Vaughn Walker lifted the stay imposed on the decision to repeal Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. In other words, gay couples will not be prevented from marrying while gay marriage opponents appeal his decision. Congratulations, Cali gays and lesbians! [NOH8campaign.com]
Yesterday, two members of the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010

Library Pressured To Remove Book About Gay Teens From Shelves

Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It’s a good thing Glenn Beck’s group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11) is on the case. The 9.12 Project has pressured a New Jersey public library into considering removing all copies of Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: “Today” Will Not Be Throwing A Gay Wedding

Lesbian and gay couples are urging NBC to open “The Today Show”‘s wedding contest to them, too. The network has said it won’t do so because New York state, where the show is filmed, doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. Gay rights advocates say that excuse doesn’t hold water because NY actually recognizes marriage licenses from…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2010

When Your Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Is Gay

What’s the only thing worse than finding out your man is cheating on you? According to the author of The Straight-Up Truth About the Down-Low, it’s finding out that he’s stepping out on the side … with another dude.

Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, such information is rarely the fodder for hilariou…

By: Lemondrop / June 22, 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 not welcome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2010
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