Posts tagged "homosexuality"

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, in terms

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2013

Hillary Clinton Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

As if you needed another reason to love former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!

Clinton just released a PSA for the Human Rights Campaign in which she comes out in full support of marriage equality for lesbians and gays:
“LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved…

Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2013

Gay Sex For Everyone! Virginia Strikes Down Anti-Sodomy Law

Welcome to the 21st century, Virginia! Despite the Supreme Court ruling in 2003 that state law can not deem sexual relations between consenting adults a “crime,” VA has continued to do so for 10 years — until this week.  An appeals court finally nixed the state’s anti-sodomy law regulating “crimes against nature,” which criminalized anal and…

Sarah Gray / March 14, 2013

Virginia Spa Bans Gays, Lesbians & Transgender Folks

Spa World, a spa in Virginia, has forbidden LGBT folks from using their facility because their “abnormal sexual behaviors and orientation” are a threat to kids and recently asked a customer to leave. Spa World is now being investigated by the Better Business Bureau for discrimination. [Think Progress]
Brown University’s student health pla…

Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2013

7 Ways To Be A Good Ally To Your Fat Lover

I’ve been asked by people on different ends of the fat lover spectrum about advice being a good ally. From the “My lover doesn’t see how beautiful she is and won’t have sex with the lights on” to the “My lover uses the term ‘fat’ to describe themselves but I’ve always thought of that a…

Bevin Branlandingham / February 20, 2013

Ad Depicting Lesbian Couple Rejected, Then Welcomed, By Weddings Unveiled Magazine

Oh, hurray!  A story with a not-horrible ending!

Here goes: photographer Anne Almasy purchased a print advertisement for a magazine called Weddings Unveiled. It was the first-ever print ad that she had ever purchased and she was pretty excited. So it really sucked when, on Valentine’s Day, the editor of Weddings Unveiled called…

Jessica Wakeman / February 19, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Who Loves Channing Tatum

When I came out as a lesbian, my mom cited my rabid N’Sync fandom as evidence that I was obviously mistaken. She was certain that my liking a group of effeminate, nearly prepubescent boys, gyrating to songs about feelings was indicative of my heterosexuality. I’ve used that story as the punch line to my coming…

Erika Star / February 13, 2013

First Time For Everything: Hooking Up With A Woman

Simply put, I have been boy crazy since elementary school.

Men have always been the ones I kissed, fellated, fucked, Skype-sexed, you name it. All of my sexual experiences and struggles coming to terms with my sexual kinks have involved cisgendered men.

But until recently, there was a side of myself…

Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2013

Tennessee Reintroduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Tennessee’s state Senate has reintroduced a bill that would ban elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality because it is not “natural” reproduction. The bill reads that anything other than natural reproduction is “sensitive,” “inappropriate,” and “best explained and discussed in the home.” Clearly if children are not exposed to gayness, they will…

Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2013

Girl Comes Out To Parents With An “I’m Gay!” Cake (Update!)

Any difficult conversation is made easier with cake, and in this picture that I’ve seen floating around the Interwebs, a girl named Laurel comes out to her mom and dad via baked goods. (Although cupcakes probably would have been gayer. C’mon, Laurel.)

Read her note after the jump:…

Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2013

NBA Star Kenneth Faried Of The Denver Nuggets Introduces His Lesbian Moms

This video had me tearing up: here’s NBA star Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and his two moms, Waudda and Carol. They talk about how they’ve been a couple for 11 years, have supported each other through health scares, and how special it was for them to marry. Faried and his two moms filmed…

Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2013

Texas YMCA Denies Family Membership To Lesbian Parents

A YMCA in Tyler, Texas, is allegedly refusing to give a family membership to two lesbian parents, even though they did issue them such a membership a decade ago. The YMCA is now claiming the couple needs to have a marriage licence, despite the fact Texas doesn’t issue same-sex marriage certificates.  [Think Progress]…

Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2013

Frighteningly, James Franco And I Actually Agree About Something

If you’ve been reading The Frisky, you know that I have a strong disdain for actor/writer/director/perpetual college lecture sleeper James Franco. For me, Franco is the epitome of the kind of dumb dude who thinks he’s really clever. But a recent piece in New York magazine does offer a slight detente between us — you…

Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2013

Army Staff Sergeant Tracy Dice Refused Widower Benefits Because She Is A Lesbian

Watch this absolutely infuriating interview with Army Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, who lost her wife Sgt. Donna Johnson on October 1 when she was killed with two other soldiers by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Sgt. Dice is now being shut out of military benefits owed to her, as Johnson’s legal widow, because of…

Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

Today In WTF: Pastor Uses Horse Therapy To “Cure” Gayness

In my opinion, all  gay conversion therapy is absolutely ridiculous and deeply ignorant and as an ally, I find it offensive. Also, it’s been deemed “dangerous and abusive”  by the World Health Organization and the state of California has banned its use on minors. But, yet, it continues to happen. Horse therapy may be the…

Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 2013

Meet The 83-Year-Old Lesbian Taking On The Defense Of Marriage Act

Meet 83-year-old Edith Windsor, the widower whose fight against the Defense of Marriage Act is headed to the Supreme Court (Windsor vs. United States). Windsor had a 40-year-long relationship with Thea Spyer, whom she married in Canada. But because her marriage to a woman was not recognized in New York State, Windsor was required…

Jessica Wakeman / December 11, 2012

Lesbian Couple Of 35 Years Finally Obtains Washington State Marriage License

A lesbian couple who’s been together for 35 years got the first-ever marriage license for a same-sex union as soon as it became legal in Washington state at midnight last night. So cute, hooray for marriage equality! [Queerty]
Congress is inching closer towards ending the ban on women in the military from using…

Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2012

Gay Women Will Marry Your Boyfriends

Of course, here’s the inevitable response to the parody video “Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends.” I’ll have you know, lesbians, that you don’t scare me. I’m pre-t-t-y sure my blowjob skills are better than yours. [Feministing]…

Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2012
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