Posts tagged "homosexuality"

Russian Law Would Pretend Gay People Don’t Exist

According to a Russian bill that passed by a unanimous vote, it would be illegal to tell children that gay people exist or that homosexuality is socially equal to heterosexuality. The bill has passed Russia's lower house of parliament and now heads to its upper house, where it is expected to pass. President Vladimir Puti…
By: Mary Odell / June 13, 2013

Michelle Obama Speech Interrupted By Gay Rights Heckler

Last night, at a private Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington, a protester started heckling First Lady Michelle Obama — which lead to the First Lady  threatening to leave the stage. The heckler, who was later identified as Ellen Sturtz of the gay rights organization GetEQUAL, shouted at Obama about the president's record…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2013

A Possible (Funny) Explanation On How Heterosexuality Came To Be

Ever wonder how the first men figured out how to reproduce? Are we all naturally inclined to go for "samesies"? John McKeever and his merry band of early men debate the relative merits of same and opposite sex copulation. Guess which one wins? [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2013

Teen Lesbian Drama “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Wins The Top Prize At Cannes

French teenagers! Lesbianism! Philosophy! Jean Paul Sartre! "Long, explicit sex scenes"! This year, the prizewinning film at the Cannes Film Festival was after our own hearts! The three-hour long drama, "Blue Is The Warmest Color," by director Abdellatif Kechiche, took home the prestigious Palme d'Or, which he shared with lead actresses Adele Exarchopolous and Lea…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2013

Two More Anti-Gay Attacks In New York City

On Monday in New York City, thousands of people marched in honor of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old man who was shot to death this weekend for being gay.  Protesters, which included the openly gay City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, shouted, "We're here. We're queer. Homophobia has got to go!"…
By: Sarah Gray / May 22, 2013

Florida Teen Kaitlyn Hunt Battling Expulsion, “Lewd” Charges For Consensual Same-Sex Relationship

An 18-year-old Florida high school senior has been expelled from school and is facing charges of "lewd and lascivious battery" for her consensual same-sex relationship with a 15-year-old from her basketball team. Kaitlyn Hunt, formerly a cheerleader, choir singer and basketball player at Sabastian River High School, met the unnamed teen at school when Hunt…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2013

Gay Man Murdered In NYC’s West Village In Hate Crime On Friday Night

Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man, was murdered on Friday night in a hate crime that has rocked New York City's famously gay-friendly West Village. Carson was shot in the head with a .38-caliber revolver by ex-con Elliot Morales, 33, who yelled numerous gay slurs before the shooting. He's been charged with second-degree murder a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2013

The New Yorker‘s Tribute To Lesbian Moms

Aww! This week's cover of The New Yorker gives a big shoutout to moms who don't get enough props on the cover of mainstream magazines on Mother's Day: same-sex moms. Biracial lesbian moms, specifically. Because moms of all types cry over their Mother's Day cards. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2013

Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

Rhode Island became the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage last week! The state House and Senate both approved marriage equality and the governor signed it into law on Thursday. Congratulations, Rhode Island! [Feminist.org, Salon] Today In Irony: the Air Force's chief of Sexual Assault Preventio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2013

NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

In a moving piece in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, veteran basketball player Jason Collins came out as gay today. The center, who's spent the past 12 years playing with the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets, among other teams, says he was inspired to go public in the wake of the Boston bombing.
By: Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2013

The Soapbox: Just Because I’m Gay Doesn’t Mean That I’m Attracted To You

Moving through the world as someone who identifies as bisexual or queer, I’m always navigating difficult experiences that compartmentalize my sexuality. I’ve been labeled "indecisive" for not being more assertive in which sex I prefer to date. I’ve been called "disgusting" because my desire to date women makes some people uncomfortable or possibly more accurately,…
By: Shanelle Matthews / April 29, 2013

Jemima Kirke Is A Beautiful Gay Bride For Bridal Boutique Ad

It's not just Allison Williams who has locked lips with costar Jemima Kirke: the lovely, floaty Jemima appears in a bridal boutique lookbook for a New York City shop kissing another woman. Declaring "Fuck weddings" on their website, Stone Fox Bride says they have "a dress for every batshit bride out there,"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2013

Girl Talk: My Queerness Includes Men & That’s OK

Jared’s* question came during a sex party a few months ago, after some steamy foreplay organically led to this discussion: “Can I fuck you now?” It caught me off guard, but not in an unpleasant way. Men had asked me this question before, and I was half expecting to decline, like I usually did. But…
By: Amanda Goldberg / April 15, 2013

Snoop (Dogg) Lion Doesn’t Think Homosexuality Will Ever Be Accepted In Rap

“I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies. Yeah, for real. People who were gay used to get beat up. It was cool to beat up on gay people back then. But in the 90s and 2000s, gay is a way of life. Just regular people with jobs. Now they…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 11, 2013

Analouisa Valencia: The Miss South Carolina Pageant’s First Lesbian Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants usually get the sideeye from The Frisky for their perpetuation of tired old beauty standards, so we are delighted to hear about Analouisa Valencia of South Carolina. Valencia, a 19-year-old singer who has been competing in pageants for over a decade, is African-American, Latina and a lesbian — and she's gunning for the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

Gigi Chao Responds To Dad’s Million Dollar Offer To Marry His Lesbian Daughter & Make Her Straight

Remember Gigi Chao? She's the lesbian daughter of Chinese billionaire Cecil Chao who offered millions to a man to marry her into heterosexuality?  While many offered, all were refused.  Gigi Chao is sticking with her female partner of seven years, Sean Ev.  Chai recently appeared on the cover of Hong Kong Tatler, where she displayed…
By: Sarah Gray / April 2, 2013

Michigan Republican Says Being Gay “Leads To Early Death”

Michigan Republican National Committee member Dave Agema didn't get the memo.  Support for LGBT equality is at an all time high, poll numbers show that gay marriage is widely accepted — especially by younger generations.  OH WAIT and beyond polls and numbers the LGBT community deserves to be treated like every other American with full rights,…
By: Sarah Gray / March 31, 2013

HIV-Positive? You Probably Don’t Want To Be In Kansas Anymore

My college best friend and I coined the term "bipolar week."  It was used to describe a week filled with both overwhelmingly amazing events and truly terrible moments: winning a prestigious award and then getting dumped by your boyfriend, or perhaps acing a midterm and losing a childhood pet. When reflecting on this past week,…
By: Sarah Gray / March 29, 2013

Yeah, What Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Said

"Outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a state using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits or imposing burdens on them? Is there any other rational decision-making that the government could make? Denying them a job, not granting them benefits of some sort, any…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2013

NBC’s Jenna Wolfe & Stephanie Gosk Come Out As Lesbians

NBC newscaster Jenna Wolfe came out of the closet today by announcing she's in a relationship with Stephanie Gosk, an NBC foreign correspondent, and they are expecting a baby in August. "I don't want to bring my daughter into a world where I'm not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is,"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2013
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