Posts tagged "homosexuality"

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 result…

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2012

Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
The FDA…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

FIT Museum Exhibition To Examine “Queer Style” And Influence In Fashion

If you were ever uncertain about the overwhelming influence of homosexual men in fashion, well, you probably don’t know much about fashion. Some of the most recognizable names ever to reign the industry — Gianni Versace, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, just to name a few — all shared a once-reviled sexual orientation.

Rachel Krause / July 14, 2012

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign is not about…

Daley Quinn / July 9, 2012

Odd Future Member Frank Ocean Comes Out

I’ve always believed that rap was sort of the final frontier when it comes to homosexuality — that given the culture of misogyny and homophobia so prevalent in rap, it would be an amazing and powerful statement to have a gay emcee go public. And so it is, with Odd Future collective member Frank Ocean,…

Julie Gerstein / July 5, 2012

Anderson Cooper (Finally) Comes Out As Gay

In an article on The Daily Beast published this morning by his friend, the journalist Andrew Sullivan, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper has finally come out of the closet as gay. Though it’s been an open secret for years and, as he explains, Cooper has realized that he did not want to seem as if he…

Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2012

Are You Offended By This Big Gay Oreo?

For some reason, silliness abounds anytime treating gay folks like human beings comes up. The latest comes courtesy of this big, gay Oreo cookie — a “rainbow” cookie which Nabisco/Kraft Foods posted on their Facebook page to celebrate Gay Pride this weekend. The “rainbow” Oreo included the offensive, offensive caption, “Proudly support love! June 25…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

Dick Cheney’s Lesbian Daughter Marries

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe today in Washington, D.C. In a statement, the Vice President said he was “delighted” his daughter could have her “relationship recognized,” adding “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our…

Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2012

Photographer Dina Goldstein Imagines Barbie’s Life If Ken Liked Men

Back in the day, Ken was always a hot commodity whenever my friends and I fought over whose Barbie would be the lucky lady that day. Turns out, Ken might not even be into plastic boobs, anyway. In a four-room set she built in an art gallery for a piece called “In The Dollhouse,” photographer Dina…

Daley Quinn / June 16, 2012

Vatican Denounces Nun’s Book Supporting Gay Sex, Masturbation

The Vatican denounced an American nun, Sister Margaret A. Farley, on Monday for her theological teachings in support of same-sex relationships, remarriage after divorce and masturbation.

In her awarding-winning 2006 book, Just Love: A Framework For Christian Sexual Ethics, Sister Farley writes that “masturbation … usually does not raise any moral questions at all.”…

Daley Quinn / June 5, 2012

The Shameful Past Of Extrano, DC Comics’ Gay Superhero

The Internet! Sometimes it can teach you a thing or two. Like I didn’t know that DC Comics had a legit gay superhero in the ’80s. Well, let’s rephrase that. DC Comics had a gay superhero, but he was definitely not legitimately written. And in fact, was actually something of an abomination.

Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2012

Tyler Clementi’s Ex-Roommate Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail

“I do believe he acted out of colossal insensitivity.” 

This was the judge who presided over the trial of Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who was convicted in March with a bias crime (hate crime) for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi (in the pic), with a web cam while Clementi

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Mom

When I think about Mother’s Day, I usually picture a dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast in bed. There is flour everywhere, kids are enthusiastically beating something in a bowl and Dad is putting a single red rose in a vase.

Jaime Jenett / May 11, 2012

Mitt Romney’s “Gay Guy Impression” When Offered A Pink Tie Caught On Camera

Attention To Politicians: when cameras are rolling or even just present, it is not the best time for you to do a lispy impression of a gay guy’s voice when offered a pink tie. There is never a good time to impersonate a gay guy’s voice. But for fuck’s sake, you do it when camera…

Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012

President Obama Believes Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

[O]ver the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has already had a law banning gay marriage for the past 16 years, but Amendment One will include the specific definition of marriage to the state…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
Teen birth rates may be down, but…

Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

Today’s Lady News: JCPenney Features Ad With Lesbian Moms, Bigots Freak Out

Cranky group of bigots One Million Moms is hopping mad at a new JCPenney ad for Mother’s Day which depicts models who seem to be gay moms. Gay women with children, gah! Doesn’t JCPenney know that the proper way to teach children about homosexuality is — as this North Carolina pastor advocated — to punch…

Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2012
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