Posts tagged "homosexuality"

I Fell In Love With A Gay Man

I am prepared to make a confession for the sake of womankind. I’ve given it a lot of thought (arguably too much) and decided it’s time to come clean for all the girls out there who’ve been down the same road. My message: You are not alone, and you are not to blame.

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By: Lemondrop / June 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Marquette University Rescinds Their Job Offer To Lesbian Dean

Marquette Univeristy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, appointed Jodi O’Brien, a sociologist and an open lesbian, as dean of the school in April, but then rescinded the offer in early May. The school told her some of her published writings on sex and same-sex marriage were at odds with the school’s Jesuit teachings. [ABCNews.com]
The World Health…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2010

Lesbian Iranian Actress Faces Deportation From U.K. And Told “Keep Your Sexuality A Secret”

Remember in 2007 when the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited the U.S. and told a crowd at Columbia University that there weren’t any homosexuals in Iran? And everyone laughed? Yeah, that was entertaining.

Ahmadinejad hasn’t met the Iranian actress Kiana Firouz and if she is extremely lucky, he never will. Firouz, 27, i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2010

Lesbian Couple Challenges The Defense Of Marriage Act

Imagine being married to a State Police lieutenant who is killed in the line of duty — and then you learn that even though you are the widower of a fallen state employee, you’re not eligible for federal benefits that would be available to other widows.

Such could be the case for Kathy Bush,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 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 when she asked…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2010

Girl On Girl: My Girlfriend’s Family Is Homophobic

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend’s father told her the family is taking a vacation to Maryland this summer. Her immediate response was, “I’m not going.” Desperate to get his very un-family-oriented daughter to participate, he quickly added, “Your girlfriend can come.”

She mentioned this to me on the phone later and, naturally, I…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 22, 2010

Gay Couples To Get Visitation Rights At Most Hospitals

I’m not going to lie, this story makes my eyes tear up. In 2007, Lisa Pond, of Florida, collapsed from a brain aneurysm and a few hours later at the hospital, she died alone, without her kids or the person she’d spent the last 18 years of her life with. Lisa Pond died this way…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010

Lesbirdians? Turns Out Animals Can Be Gay, Too!

Not sure how I missed this one last week, but according to a New York Times Magazine article, animals can be gay, just like humans. The Laysan albatross, which is considered one of the most monogamous species of birds in the animal kingdom, is not always as heterosexual as scientists once believed. As it tur…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2010

6 Reasons Women Experiment With Women

I am the most disappointing bi-curious girl ever. My first kiss was with a girl at age 15, over a game of spin-the-bottle. But in the decade-plus since then, I have failed to act on any of the moments where I’m in close quarters with someone I am taken with. I’ve had these really intense…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2010

Gays Get Their Flash Of Wedding Mag Fever In “Equally Wed”

Gays should be allowed to marry because it is their civil right to do so. But also because they, too, should have to deal with the dreaded wedding magazine onslaught that comes each spring. (Trim your tummy before the big day!, 10 ways to get him involved! Kill me now, please?) Introducing Equally Wed, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2010

Mississippi Judge Rules In Favor Of Lesbian Student Over Canceled Prom

A Mississippi judge ruled yesterday that Itawamba Agricultural High School violated a lesbian student’s rights by forbidding her from bringing her girlfriend to prom and wearing a tuxedo. Constance McMillen, 18, came out of the closet as gay in the 8th grade and asked school officials in December and February of this school year if…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 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 Lesbian Alliance Against Defamatio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2010

Young Man Gives A-OK To Gay Marriage

If this isn’t the greatest argument for gay marriage, I don’t know what is. Can’t we all just get along and play ping-pong? [BuzzFeed]…

By: Susannah Breslin / March 11, 2010

Barbara Walters Regrets Asking Ricky Martin If He Was Gay

I’m so glad I’m not a celebrity because I know at some point, I’d want to slap Barbara Walters. That bitch is nosy! At least Babs can admit she sometimes crosses the none-of-your-beeswax line: In an interview with The Toronto Star, Walters said it was “inappropriate” of her to ask booty-shaking Ricky Martin if he…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2010

What’s It Like To Be With Another Girl?

It’s not news that sexual fluidity has been working its way into the mainstream. We all know the girl who experimented in college and then went back to guys, or the middle-aged woman who left her husband for some turquoise artisan in Taos named Deborah.

Both seem to be examples of the stronger sexual…

By: Lemondrop / March 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: D.C. Grants First Marriage License To A Lesbian Couple

A lesbian couple was the first couple to file for a same-sex marriage license in today in Washington, D.C. Angelisa Young and Sinjolya Townsend have been together for 12 years and plan to marry next week. Aww, reading the post about this is making my eyes tear up! [DCist]
A topless bar on Long…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2010

Gay Uncles Keep Homosexuality Alive

A new study by evolutionary biologists might help to explain why male homosexuality persists, despite the fact that the genetic component isn’t being passed down. Apparently, it’s because gay men make such awesome uncles. The study looked at the fa’afafine of Samoa, male homosexuals who are considered to be of their own distinct gender and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2010

Finally! eHarmony Makes Online Dating “Welcoming” For Gays After Lawsuit

Good news! The online dating website eHarmony will finally become more inclusive to gays and lesbians. After duking it out over a class-action lawsuit in California for two and a half years, eHarmony has agreed to be more “welcoming” to homosexuals on its site.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2010

7 Supposed Signs Your Man Is On The Down Low

Down Low men keep their bisexual behavior a secret from their female partners because they’re uncomfortable with homosexuality and are afraid of the negative consequences of coming out. They don’t want to be judged, ostracized, or have their masculinity questioned. J.L. King, a self-professed former down low man, gives signs a man might be o…

By: Annika Harris / January 20, 2010
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