Posts tagged "homosexuality"

New Mexico To Consider Legalizing Marriage Equality

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on October 23 regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Woo hoo! [Talking Points Memo] Read MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry's touching letter to Tiana Parker, the seven-year-old Black girl who had to switch elementary schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, because the dress code deemed her Afro "unacceptable." [MSNBC]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

Wentworth Miller Comes Out … As A 41-Year-Old

Rejecting an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival on account of Russia's criminalization of homosexuality, "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller has come out as gay ... but we're more shocked he's 41. Damn, 41 looks good. [TMZ] Screw wedding planning: Kelly Clarkson and her fiancé Brandon Blackstock have decided to just elope. [People]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2013

True Story: My Husband Is Bisexual

In private, my husband, Paul*, has started referring to his sexual orientation as "Results-Oriented." As in, he doesn’t care what gender his sexual partners are if they can get the job done, so to speak. He’s being glib when he says that — no, he wouldn’t go to bed with just anyone — but there’s also…

By: Amanda Goldberg / August 21, 2013

Girl On Girl: On The Death Of Lesbian Bars

I had to say goodbye to one of the most intrinsic parts of my life this last year. It was something that was there on my darkest days, my most celebrated moments and during nearly every major life event. It was there when I took repeated shots of courage and came out to my dad,…

By: Erika Star / August 19, 2013

Why Everyone At The 2014 Winter Olympics In Russia Will Be Holding Hands

As, you've no doubt heard, Russia recently enacted an anti-gay law, banning all "promotion of nontraditional sexual relations [in front of minors], and makes any expression of real or perceived homosexuality – even something as innocuous as same-sex hand-holding – potentially illegal." The Russian government has warned that this law against homosexuality will apply to…

By: Daley Quinn / August 18, 2013

Andy Cohen Refuses To Host Miss Universe In Russia Because Of It’s Anti-Gay Bigotry

Andy Cohen has a heart in there after all! The Bravo bigwig and "Watch What Happens Live!" star turned down an offer to host the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow due to Russia's criminalization of homosexuality. Applause. [Eonline] Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress who played the Lori Foreman (Eric's sister) on "That 70's Show,"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2013

High School Teacher Ken Bencomo Fired After Marrying A Man

Since Proposition 8 was struck down in the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is once again legal in California. Unfortunately, just because something is legal doesn't mean that people are suddenly more accepting and open-minded about it. Ken Bencomo of Rancho Cucamonga taught at St. Lucy’s Priory, an all-girls Catholic school in Glendora, California, and wa…

By: Mary Odell / August 3, 2013

Raven-Symone Comes Out On Twitter

Raven-Symoné seeming came out publicly on Twitter today, tweeting, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you!" She also retweeted a follower who wrote. "She been out, momma just didn't have time for bullshit." Raven's a little late to the party on that one, but whatevs. The actress is reportedly dating former…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2013

Pope Francis: Who Am I To Judge Gays?

Pope Francis continues to make news by making waves: for assuring the world that atheists can be good people, for blessing leather-clad Harley riders, and, now, for softening the church's position on gay priests. With the ink barely dry on yet another big news moment (he racked up the No. 2 most-attended papal address on record yesterday), Pope Franci…

By: Newser / July 29, 2013

20 Fictional Women I Would Never Sleep With

When I read the Thought Catalog post "20 Fictional Men I Would Never Sleep With," I thought Chloe Angyal was on to something. So many pop culture icons are glorified as romantic figures, but in real life would be completely undateable. Rhett Butler was a rapist. Romeo was only 13. And Edward Cullen from "Twilight"…

By: Nancy Goldstein / July 25, 2013

Lesbian Couple Attacked In Austin, Texas

A lesbian couple was assaulted and taunted with anti-gay slurs in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night by 10 men. Only one perpetrator has been caught so far. [Chicago Tribune] North Carolina's House of Representatives advanced a new version of a bill restricting abortion access in the state. It now heads to the state Senate for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2013

Today In Terribleness: Lesbian Murdered During “Corrective Rape” Assault In South Africa

A 26-year-old woman in South Africa named Duduzile Zozo was raped and murdered  because she is a lesbian. Zozo's body was found  in a yard near her home on June 29 with part of a toilet brush in her vagina. She was yet another victim of "corrective rape," or the erroneous idea that a homosexual woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2013

Today In Terribleness: Bigots Try To Make “Ex-Gay Pride Month” An Actual Thing

With all the fuss over DOMA and, oh, treating gay people like equals, bigots are starting to feel really neglected. Don’t worry, folks, because the Family Research Council —famous for its anti-gay agenda — is hosting a dinner in Washington, D.C. for “former homosexuals” to celebrate their return to the straight and narrow. The dinner…

By: Mary Odell / July 4, 2013

“God’s Law” Cited As The Reason Openly Gay Lawmaker Blocked From Speaking On DOMA Ruling

The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. Alas, there are always several assholes out there to remind us that ignorance and homophobia are still alive and well. On Wednesday, openly gay Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat from Philadelphia, was not permitted to speak about DOMA…

By: Mary Odell / June 28, 2013

The New Yorker Memorializes DOMA With Controversial Bert And Ernie Cover

This week, the Supreme Court made the historic ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.  It's an enormous victory for gays and lesbians, their families, and anyone who cares about equality. So how did The New Yorker, arguably the most reputable magazine in the country, memorialize the occasion on their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2013

Butthurt Republican Vows Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage

A Republican Congressman from Kansas is vowing to ban gay marriage with an amendment to the Constitution. Good luck with that, bro. [Raw Story] Not that we should move our attention away from the abortion restrictions in Texas, but shit is about to get pretty fucked up in Ohio, too. [The Daily Beast] Here's a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2013

True Story: My Weekend With Exodus International, “Ex-Gay” Organization

On Wednesday afternoon, the president of Exodus International, one of the largest “ex-gay” organizations in the world, issued an apology to the LGBT community. “I cannot apologize for my beliefs about marriage,” Exodus President Alan Chamber wrote in a sincerely worded letter. “But I do not have any desire to fight you on your beliefs or the…

By: Carrie Nelson / June 21, 2013

Exodus International, So-Called “Ex-Gay” Ministry, Shuts Down And Issues Apology

The so-called "ex-gay" ministry Exodus International announced it is shutting down after 37 years of claiming to turn gay and lesbian men and women straight through alleged "conversation therapy." A statement from the group apologized "for years of undue judgment by the organization and the Christian Church as a whole." Alan Chambers, president of Exodus, added…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2013

Waitress Fired For Dressing In Drag Or For Breaking The Dress Code?

A woman in Kalamazoo, Michigan claims that she has been fired for showing up to work at the restaurant, Harvey’s on the Mall, in dressed as a man. The restaurant, however, claims that her termination had nothing to do with her gender-bending outfit, but rather with her failure to comply with the restaurant’s dress code.

By: Mary Odell / June 20, 2013

Shocker (Not!): Extremely Anti-Gay Countries Search For The Most Gay Porn

Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya are some of the world’s most vehemently anti-gay countries. Coincidentally enough, these countries also have some of the highest Google searches for gay porn. Searches like "shemale sex," "teen anal sex," "man fucking man," "gay sex pics," and "anal sex pics" have the some of the highest volumes of searches i…

By: Mary Odell / June 17, 2013
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