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So Wrong: Minnesota Catholic School Fires Teacher For Being A Lesbian

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Minnesota teacher Kristen Ostendorf is out of a job right now because she’s a lesbian. After 18 years at Totino-Grace High School, during which she kept her sexuality secret, the 43-year-old teacher came out last month in a workshop with her fellow teachers about how to make one’s mark in Catholic social justice. “I tried to figure out how I could encourage others to ‘make their mark’ if I was willing to be part of a community where I was required to hide and compromise and deny who I am,” she told the Minneapolis Post.

So, Ostendorf told her colleagues: “I’m gay, I’m in a relationship with a woman, and I’m happy.” Keep reading »

Lily Tomlin To Marry Longtime Girlfriend?

Lily Tomlin has been in one of the longest Hollywood relationships ever. No, like EVER. She’s been with girlfriend Jane Wagner for 42 years. FORTY-TWO YEARS. And up until now, they haven’t been legally allowed to be married. Britney was married to her first husband for a handful of hours, but yeah, no, gotta preserve the sanctity of marriage. Read more at Evil Beet Gossip…

Girl On Girl: On The Death Of Lesbian Bars

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I had to say goodbye to one of the most intrinsic parts of my life this last year. It was something that was there on my darkest days, my most celebrated moments and during nearly every major life event. It was there when I took repeated shots of courage and came out to my dad, the first, second and 10th time I got my heart broken, and when I met what’s-her-name, my first one-night stand. When all else felt bleak, and I wanted to feel surrounded by friends, I would head to my local lesbian bar, T’s in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, and patronize a place that had become like my second home.

Most recently it served as the place where I held my 30th birthday party, where we closed it down only to discover that it would not be reopening again the next day. Imagine it as Cheers: less a few gentlemen with more armband tattoos and a constant loop of “The Real L Word” reruns playing on huge flat screens and there you have it, the local lesbian bar that can be found in cities across the country. Now, still thinking of a place where everybody knows your name, take away the physical bar and there goes the sense of community, the place to socialize, the place to make mistakes, the place you felt most comfortable being yourself. Keep reading »

Raven-Symone Comes Out On Twitter

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  • Raven-Symoné seeming came out publicly on Twitter today, tweeting, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you!” She also retweeted a follower who wrote. “She been out, momma just didn’t have time for bullshit.” Raven’s a little late to the party on that one, but whatevs. The actress is reportedly dating former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant AzMarie Livingston. [US Weekly]
  • Ellen DeGeneres will be this year’s Academy Awards host. Certain to be 99.9 percent less offensive than Seth MacFarlane! [Twitter]
  • Kathy Bates will play a serial killer and Angela Bassett will play a voodoo priestess on “American Horror Story: Coven.” [Zap2It]
  • How much caffeine is actually in your coffee, from McDonald’s to Dunkin’ to Starbucks. [Thrillist]
  • James Franco is getting roasted over Labor Day and the whole shitshow will be hosted by his pal Seth Rogen. [Comedy Central] Keep reading »

20 Fictional Women I Would Never Sleep With

20 Fictional Women I Would Never Sleep With

When I read the Thought Catalog post “20 Fictional Men I Would Never Sleep With,” I thought Chloe Angyal was on to something. So many pop culture icons are glorified as romantic figures, but in real life would be completely undateable. Rhett Butler was a rapist. Romeo was only 13. And Edward Cullen from “Twilight” … well, do I really need to rehash that one?

It got me thinking about 20 fictional ladies that I would never want to sleep with …  Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus: “If You Think I Look Like I’m A Lesbian, I’m Not Offended”

Miley Cyrus: 'If You Think I Look Like I'm A Lesbian, I'm Not Offended'

Short hair, she don’t care.

Say what you want, but Miley Cyrus is brushing off any and all gay rumors after famously chopping off her locks in favor of her now-famous (albeit a little butch)blonde pixie cut.

“Everyone said I was a lesbian [after doing it] but I’m like, ‘Being a lesbian isn’t a bad thing. So if you think I look like I’m a lesbian, I’m not offended. You can call me much worse,’” she says in an interview with Toronto Sun. “I’ve been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me.” Read more on Celebuzz…

Lesbian Couple Attacked In Austin, Texas

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  • A lesbian couple was assaulted and taunted with anti-gay slurs in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night by 10 men. Only one perpetrator has been caught so far. [Chicago Tribune]
  • North Carolina’s House of Representatives advanced a new version of a bill restricting abortion access in the state. It now heads to the state Senate for approval. [WECT]
  • New York City police officer Peter Ciollo has been arrested for giving a minor alcohol and attempted rape after he was caught having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl.  In NYC, the age of consent is 17.  Ciollo, who is 29 and married, is accused of giving the girl booze, letting her drive his car around a parking lot, showing her pornography, and then sexually assaulting her. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: Lesbian Murdered During “Corrective Rape” Assault In South Africa

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A 26-year-old woman in South Africa named Duduzile Zozo was raped and murdered  because she is a lesbian. Zozo’s body was found  in a yard near her home on June 29 with part of a toilet brush in her vagina. She was yet another victim of “corrective rape,” or the erroneous idea that a homosexual woman can be made straight by raping her. The South African government released a statement last week condemning the violence and offering condolences to Zozo’s family, with the reminder:

“The Bill of Rights of our Constitution recognises and guarantees equality. This fundamental right enjoins South Africans not to discriminate against anyone on several grounds, including gender, sex and sexual orientation.”

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Lesbian Couple Marries In Front Of Westboro Baptist Church

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  • Amazing: a lesbian couple got hitched in a gay-homosexual-same-sex-definitely-not-straight marriage ceremony right across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. I love it! Katie Short and Kimberly Kidwell wed at Equality House, a rainbow-painted nonprofit right across from the hate group’s headquarters, by a pastor who wanted to marry a same-sex couple. Of course, it’s unclear whether the union is legal, as same-sex marriage is banned in KS. In any case, one of the brides said she wasn’t even angry about WBC protesting their nuptials because “We were just so ecstatic to be getting married.” Awww. [Feministing]
  • Her teammates’ “impure thoughts” got 12-year-old Madison Baxter kicked off her Christian school’s football team. [Jezebel]
  • On how men are the overlooked victims in military sexual assault. [New York Times]
  • The LAPD have arrested the man behind a vicious attack on Vivan Diego, a trans woman, in West Hollywood in May. [Queerty] Keep reading »

True Story: My Weekend With Exodus International, “Ex-Gay” Organization

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On Wednesday afternoon, the president of Exodus International, one of the largest “ex-gay” organizations in the world, issued an apology to the LGBT community. “I cannot apologize for my beliefs about marriage,” Exodus President Alan Chamber wrote in a sincerely worded letter. “But I do not have any desire to fight you on your beliefs or the rights that you seek. My beliefs about these things will never again interfere with God’s command to love my neighbor as I love myself.” Hours later, Chambers announced that Exodus would be closing its doors permanently, after 37 years in operation. I felt two distinct reactions to this news: relief for LGBT people who have felt attacked and abused by the social and political messages perpetuated by Exodus, and hope for what this change means for both gay and “ex-gay” people alike.

I have some first-hand experience with Exodus – not as a participant, but as an observer. In November 2007, I attended the organization’s North Atlantic Regional Conference in upstate New York. At the time, I was producing a short documentary film, “Just As I Am,” which explored the “ex-gay” movement through two opposing perspectives: an active Exodus ministry leader, and an ex-”ex-gay” minister who belonged to Exodus in the 1980s. BK, the ministry leader, was going to the conference to lead the music during the worship services, so she brought me along. Keep reading »

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