Posts tagged "homosexuality"

Historic 1969 Stonewall Gay Bar Riots To Be Made Into A Film

The historic Stonewall Riot, which took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969, is being made into a big screen film starring easy-on-the-eyes actor Jeremy Irvine ("War Horse," "Great Expectations"). The film will follow the police raid on the West Village bar, which was a gathering place for gay, lesbia…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

UVA Men’s Swim Team: “2 Of Us Are Gay, The Other 3 Don’t Care”

The Internet has been abuzz lately with Tumblr blogs like I, Too, Am Harvard and I, Too, Am Oxford, which focused on the experiences of students of color amongst the mostly white populations at elite universities. Mostly the signs highlight ignorant remarks based on stereotypes students have been subjected to. Here's another Tumblr in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2014

Matthew Shepard’s Mother Judy Shepard Releases Statement Regarding Fred Phelps’ Death

"Regarding the passing of Fred Phelps, [husband] Dennis and I know how solemn these moments are for anyone who loses a loved one. Out of respect for all people and our desire to erase hate, we’ve decided not to comment further." Judy Shepard is more gracious than most parents would have been following the death…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Rep. Michele Bachmann Says Gays Have “Bullied” Americans, Politicians “Fear” Them

"There's nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure. I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they've so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

Black Lesbian Couple Murdered In Texas

A Black lesbian couple was murdered in Galveston County, Texas. The bodies of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, were found on Friday. The women had lived together for two years and were parents to Jackson's five-year-old child. It's unclear as of right now if their sexuality was a factor in their murders. [Autostraddle,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2014

True Story: I Left Men For A Woman

“I’m really attracted to you, you know?” I sat in the middle of an Italian restaurant, frozen in disbelief at this audacious declaration. I sipped some wine and awkwardly laughed, my cheeks growing redder by the minute. Waiters and waitresses drifted past. I nibbled a tiramisu and drank another glass of rosé. But all I…

By: Victorine Lamothe / March 6, 2014

Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Gay Or Lesbian On “The Bachelor,” Says Chris Harrison

After 27 seasons of almost painful heterosexuality, we were not optimistic that either "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" would introduce a gay or lesbian contestant. I mean, it took them this long to finally have a Latino "Bachelor." And in an interview this weekend with The New York Times Magazine, longtime host Chris Harrison pretty much…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In Texas

In 2005, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Texas constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Today, a  federal judge has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage, deeming it unconstitutional. Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that denying gay couples the right to marry is a violation of equal protection and due…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2014

Uganda To Punish “Aggravated” Homosexuality With Life Imprisonment

Uganda's president signed an anti-gay law which will punish "serial offenders" of "aggravated" homosexuality with life imprisonment ... [New York Times] ... and why the United States knows this, yet might just leave Uganda be. [Think Progress] A Montana judge has admitted he was wrong (an understatement) to tell a 14-year-old rape victim that she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2014

“Dear Abby” Straightens Out Florida Bigots Whining Over Social Exclusion

Is there anything funnier (sad-funny, I mean) than bigots who are completely incredulous about the fact that they are bigots? They are so unwilling to admit it. They usually have some other excuse — which only makes sense to them —  about "disagreeing with lifestyle choices," "some of my best friends are ___," "sexism/racism/homophobia doesn't…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2014

Virginia’s Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned!

Happy Valentine's Day, sinners and sodomites! Yesterday, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the state's 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ban is in violation of the equal protection and due process clauses in the United States Constitution's 14th amendment. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen's wrote in the ruling, "Our Constitutio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

True Story: I Married My Gay Best Friend

After my traditional engagement to my high school sweetheart fell apart, I was faced with the prospect of another devastating loss: the deportation of my best friend Emir. Desperate to stay in America, Emir tried every legal recourse to obtain a green card, knowing that his return to the Middle East—where gay men are often

By: Liza Monroy / February 12, 2014

College Football Star Michael Sam Publicly Comes Out As Gay

Michael Sam, a football player who recently graduated from the University of Missouri, publicly came out as gay in a video posted to The New York Times' website this weekend. "I'm coming out now because I want to own my truth," Sam said. "I didn't want anyone to break a story without me telling it. ...

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2014

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Gay Ban

New York City's new mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will boycott the St. Patrick's Day parade, the largest in the nation, because  of the organizers' ban on pro-gay banners and signs. De Blasio is the first-ever NYC mayor to decline participation in the parade. [ABC News] Louisiana has scrapped its kinda shady new abortio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2014

Four Same Sex Couples Challenge Wisconsin’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit today through the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage. [LGBTQ Nation, Bloomberg] "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out publicly this morning in support of Dylan Farrow, who wrote a piece in the New York Times this weekend about the sexual abuse she (allegedly)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2014

Catholic School Refuses To Rehire Vice Principal Ousted For Being Gay

Most news about "kids these days" has me shaking my fist in the air in anger, which makes this story about Sammamish, Washington, middle and high school students all the sweeter. According to The New York Times, last month Eastside Catholic vice principal Mark Zmuda (called Mr. Z by students) resigned from his position after…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2014

Love This: Edith Windsor Quote On A Tote

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith Windsor, an 84-year-old lesbian whose spouse, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. The ladies got engaged in 1967 and for 40 years they stayed near-secretly engaged, finally marrying in Canada i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

Is Coming Out Now “Low Key” For Celebs?

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts is just the latest celebrity to publicly come out and elicit a big "So what?" Perhaps her method of doing so — through an end-of-the-year Facebook posting — might have something to do with it.  [New York Times] Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary injunction for some…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2014

A&E Brings Back Phil Robertson, Continues To Milk “Duck Dynasty” Controversy For All It’s Worth

Ugh, could anything be more annoying that everyone who whined that Phil Robertson's First Amendment rights were infringed upon after the "Duck Dynasty" star was suspended from A&E for making bigoted remarks about gays in GQ? I'm sorry, but y'all need to go Google the words "Pussy Riot" and "Siberian prison" and then hush. Alas, A&E…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013

New Mexico To Legalize Gay Marriage!

New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize gay marriage after today's ruling in the NM Supreme Court that a ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. Congratulations, LGBTQ couples in the Southwest! [Guardian UKNew York Times] Everyone who engages in #TwitterFeminism is blowing up about this article on Twitter feminism. [Feminist Current] A Michiga…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2013
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