Posts tagged "lesbian"

Girl On Girl: The Inequality In Being Outed

If you were anywhere on the internet in the past four days, you probably read something about Gawker’s outing of a C-level executive at one of the biggest media companies in the world. In case you missed it, Gawker published the details and text messages of the executive trying to hire a male escort during…

Morgan Cohn / July 21, 2015

Girl On Girl: Sexual Ambiguity Seems More Fun

When I was 13, I decided to become a vegetarian until I realized I loved shrimp cocktail too much, so I became a pescatarian instead. There were things I missed, like buffalo wings and (obviously) tacos, but the most trying time in my vegetarianism was when I went on a month-long trip where the only vegetarian food…

Morgan Cohn / June 2, 2015

Girl On Girl: Casual Dating Sucks No Matter What Gender You’re Into

There’s a thought process that being a lesbian is easier. Because women understand other women, they communicate better, and they’re exempt from the patriarchy. Yeah, right.

Morgan Cohn / March 24, 2015

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

Girl On Girl: The Social Stigma Of Bisexuality

It’s hard out there for a bisexual.

Morgan Cohn / March 18, 2015

Girl On Girl: The Lesbian Obsession With Straight Women

In a time where female empowerment is so important and so celebrated, it’s absurd to me that women can still objectify other women for their own sexual validation.

Morgan Cohn / March 11, 2015

5 Things To Know About Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Winner Of A MacArthur “Genius” Grant

There are plenty of people in the world who get nice things that they don’t (IMHO) deserve. So it’s especially nice when someone completely and utterly deserving is recognized for their greatness. I felt all the warm and fuzzies this morning when I heard on the news that the cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel…

Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

“I’m going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. … You’re filth. You’re dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it.” That’s a man speaking to Jovanka Beckles, the vice mayor of the Richmond City Council in California’s Bay Area. She’s the city’s first openly lesbian councilwoma…

Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

On Cosmopolitan’s Lesbian Sex Guide: Thanks, But No Thanks

Cosmopolitan, after almost 50 years of being one of the most aggressively heteronormative women’s publications from newsstand to screen, has finally decided to throw the queers a bone — specifically, 28 (ways to) bone, if you wanna get punnily Cosmo-esque — by publishing its first ever lesbian sex guide.

The NSFW slideshow u…

Shannon Keating / August 1, 2014

Kudos To This Portrait Series For Not Erasing LGBTQ Identities While Proving They’re Just Like You

The Self Evident Truths Project is an ambitious undertaking to photograph portraits of 10,000 people who identify as being anywhere on the LGBTQI spectrum, or anyone who isn’t “100% straight.” According to the project’s creator iO Tillett Wright, the point of the project is to “humanize a vast community” through these portraits, with the ultimate goal being to print…

The Gloss / May 19, 2014

Ellen Page Was Worried That Being Openly Gay Would Hurt Her Career

“For so long I just sort of thought, ‘You just can’t. I love being an actor, it’s a huge part of my life, so I’m going to keep that private.’ And, ‘Oh, I have to keep it private because my job is about creating an illusion’ and kind of all those bullshit excuses. Because I…

Claire Hannum / May 9, 2014

The Soapbox: Why We Shouldn’t Assume Kristen Stewart Is A Lesbian

I first fell in love with Kristen Stewart 10 years ago. I was 12.”Catch that Kid,” a classic of our times, has a criminal 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Anyone who would review this film poorly is a joyless weirdo.

Stewart played Maddy, an adventurous tomboy whose skillset included climbing very tall…

Shannon Keating / May 8, 2014

A Brief History Of Hillary Clinton Lesbian Rumors

Conservative shock jock Glenn Beck is very angry about a lot of things. One in particular? Politicians who opposed marriage equality before they supported it — not because Beck himself actually cares about marriage equality, mind you — he just thinks these politicians are hypocrites. And the biggest hypocrite of them all is Hillary Clinton,…

Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2014

“Fun Home,” Gay-Themed Play Based On Alison Bechdel Memoir, Performs In South Carolina & Miraculously No One Was Converted To Homosexuality

Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston’s budget because they didn’t like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina’s first LGBT radio show, a Fun Home,…

Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Jodie Foster Secretly Got Married This Weekend

Jodie Foster secretly married her girlfriend of two years, Alexandra Hedison, over the weekend. After, like, a lifetime of speculation, Foster publicly came out early last year in a speech at the Golden Globes. Congratulations to the happy couple! [Us Weekly, People]
Keke Palmer, 20, will become the youngest-ever talk show host with…

Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2014

Black Lesbian Couple Murdered In Texas

A Black lesbian couple was murdered in Galveston County, Texas. The bodies of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, were found on Friday. The women had lived together for two years and were parents to Jackson’s five-year-old child. It’s unclear as of right now if their sexuality was a factor in their murders.

Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2014

True Story: I Left Men For A Woman

“I’m really attracted to you, you know?” I sat in the middle of an Italian restaurant, frozen in disbelief at this audacious declaration. I sipped some wine and awkwardly laughed, my cheeks growing redder by the minute. Waiters and waitresses drifted past. I nibbled a tiramisu and drank another glass of rosé. But all I…

Victorine Lamothe / March 6, 2014

Is Coming Out Now “Low Key” For Celebs?

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is just the latest celebrity to publicly come out and elicit a big “So what?” Perhaps her method of doing so — through an end-of-the-year Facebook posting — might have something to do with it.  [New York Times]
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary injunctio…

Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2014

“Matriarch Of The Gay Rights Movement” Edith Windsor Looks Back On This Momentous Year

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith Windsor, an 84-year-old lesbian whose spouse, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. The women got engaged in 1967 and Edie wore a circular brooch with diamonds,…

Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2013

Kerry Washington On Lesbian Rumors: “There’s No Reason To Be Offended”

“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, ‘See?’ Are we so uncomfortable with love betwee…

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2013
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