Posts tagged "homosexuality"

Children Of Lesbian Mothers Have Higher Grades And Happier Lives

Bad news for those who believe homosexual parents can negatively affect their children: a study of 17-year-olds who were raised by lesbian mothers found that they did well in school, with grades ranging from A- to B+, and were overall happier with their lives.

By: Daley Quinn / November 7, 2012

Ricki Lake Tackles An Openly Gay Man Married To A Woman

Everything I loved about Ricki Lake in the '80s and '90s is still present and accounted for in the updated version of her talk show. Drag queens, eye rolling audience members and her uncanny ability to ask uncomfortable questions. Like, for instance, if you're an openly gay man married to a woman, are the two…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2012

Appeals Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

Great gay news today: The U.S. appeals court of New York struck down the contentious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as strictly that which can take place between a man and a woman. In a 2-to-1 decision, the panel ruled in favor of Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who argued that the…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 18, 2012

Straight Guy Lives Life As A Gay Man For A Year

Timothy Kurek grew up in a religiously conservative family, and was told that homosexuality was an abominable sin. He regularly counseled friends and families on how to approach homosexuality. "The loving thing to do is to tell my friend who is gay, 'Hey, listen, you are an abomination and you need to repent to go…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2012

The Soapbox: Butt Chugging Is Stupid, But It Doesn’t Make You Gay

Last week, we told about about that alleged near-death-by-butt-chugging incident of a Pi Kappa Alpha brother at the University of Tennessee. Yesterday, Alexander P. Buttchugger, I mean Broughton, came forward to deny all charges that he took Franzia (or anything) up his ass and that the details of his story were fabricated. In a pre…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2012

“Same Love” By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A Rap/Short Film Supporting Marriage Equality

I can't change / even if I wanted to Such is the chorus for "Same Love," by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert, a new song released this summer which was released in a short film today. I want to say the rap is pro-gay marriage or even pro-gay rights, but really both the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2012

Billionaire Dad Offers $65M To Man Who Can “Seduce” His Lesbian Daughter, Gigi Chao

A Hong Kong real estate bigwig named Cecil Chao Sze-tsung is offering $65 million to any man who can "seduce" his lesbian daughter, Gigi Chao, and "turn her straight." I put those words in quotes because they will not actually happen. Because she is a lesbian. Daughter Gigi (right), age 33, recently united in a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2012

Lady Gaga: The Pope’s View On Homosexuality “Does Not Matter To The World”

"I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must.  We are not actually equal — humanity — if we are not allowed to freely love one another. What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope. It…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I’m An Out And Proud Bisexual

Let me tell you a story about "bi invisibility." A few years ago, at my first full-time job – which, I should clarify, was at an LGBT nonprofit organization – I was chatting with a gay male co-worker about a conversation he had with an acquaintance of ours. Apparently I had come up in their…

By: Carrie Nelson / September 21, 2012

The Soapbox: On Rupert Everett & Having Gay Parents

The actor Rupert Everett, who is gay, believes children should have a "mother and a father." My father, who is also gay, shared the same beliefs. So did my gay mother. So did my gay father-in-law. So, in fact, did the Christopher Plummer character in "Beginners." But can it be true that there’s "[nothing] worse than being…

By: Suzanne Turner / September 18, 2012

Ezra Miller: “I’m Open To Love Wherever It Can Be Found”

"The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn’t be gay. I’ve been attracted mostly to ‘shes’ but I’ve been with many people and I’m open to love wherever it can be found. I think a lot of people are projecting their own troubles and fears concerning sexuality onto those around them, and it doe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2012

Bigotry Against Gays Is “Sick,” Says Zachary Quinto

“One of the defining conversations that I had with myself was that absolutely no good can come from me staying quiet about [my sexuality].  Literally, no good can come from it. But if I take the step to make the acknowledgment and be honest, so much good could potentially come from it. ... It boggles my…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2012

Gay Marriage Scaremongering Is The Most Hilarious Campaign Ad Of The 2012 Election

I thought the very intense lady who claims she "survived" an abortion, despite the fact that logic makes no sense, was the most guffaw-inducing campaign ad of the 2012 election. Wrong! It's this anti-gay marriage scaremongering ad about how President Obama is "forcing" gay marriage on Americans, which is seemingly targeted at your racist grandma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2012

Dan Savage Enlists Tegan & Sara To Answer Question About A Crush On Tegan & Sara

What do you do if you're an advice columnist who gets a letter from a young woman with questions about her crush on the twins sisters who make up the band Tegan & Sara? If you're Dan Savage, you go right to the source and ask Tegan to answer the question for you. A woma…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012

Mississippi Museum Stops Being Douchebags, Allows Lesbian Couple To Hold Commitment Ceremony

A public Mississippi museum that refused to allow two lesbians to hold a commitment ceremony on its grounds has relented. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forest Museum in Jackson had a policy of discriminating against same sex copules, but since it is a public museum and there is no state law against it, the women will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2012

Hitched: Let Them Eat Gay Cake!

Last week, an interracial couple showed up for their wedding cake tasting at a small, family owned bakery in Colorado. But when the shop owner caught sight of the together-for-two-years pair, he turned them away because he doesn’t believe interracial couples should get married. In a statement to the local television station, Jack Phillips, the…

By: Andrea Grimes / August 8, 2012

Gay? Check The Pupils

Scientists have a new way of investigating a subject's sexuality: It's all in the eyes, they say. Instead of using invasive methods—such as a band around the penis—to determine sexual response, researchers at Cornell simply measured the dilation of subjects' pupils in response to erotic videos, using an infrared lens. The scientists say it could…

By: Newser / August 7, 2012

Study Looks At Doctors Using Steroid To “Prevent” Lesbianism

What in the what now? American doctors have been using a non-FDA-approved steroid called dexamethasone to try to "prevent" lesbianism, bisexuality and intersexuality (i.e. both male and female genitalia) in fetuses. Pregnant women are given the steroid if their fetus is seen to be at risk for something called "congenital adrenal hyperplasia," which results i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2012

Hitched: On Love, Politics & Bigotry

The Democratic Party is set to officially incorporate a pro-gay marriage stance into its 2012 convention platform after a 15-member draft committee approved the new pro-marriage equality language over the weekend. Much like the reaction to President Barack Obama’s recent (supposedly) conversion to pro-gay marriageness, reasonable people are saying: Hooray! And also duh. And also about

By: Andrea Grimes / August 1, 2012

Target Debuts Wedding Registry Ad Starring Gay Couple

Target is just one of several retailers that has realized gays and lesbians have money to spend and have decided to reflect that in their advertising. Under the tagline "Be Yourself, Together" with the words "That's Love" under the red logo, Target's new ad for its Wedding Gift Registry depicts a same-sex couple holding…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2012
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