Posts tagged "lesbian"

Study: Children With Lesbian Parents Are Not Screwed Up

Lesbians are great parents whose children are happy with life and academically successful, according to the findings of a study conducted by the Williams Institute. [Queerty]
A cultural history of mansplaining. [The Atlantic]
A Wisconsin politician said he had to become a lobbyist because “my wife loves to shop.” You know, women

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2012

Beth Ditto, On Coming Out Femme

“I learned a lot about myself in a way — not really about my sexuality but in the way I picture gender and the world. I think that dating and meeting Freddy and meeting trans people, more than anything I think that was more pivotal for me because I never understood why I wasn’t attracted…

Julie Gerstein / November 1, 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 i…

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 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…

Carrie Nelson / September 21, 2012

Completely Offensive: Style.com Says “Lesbian Chic” Is The Next Big Thing

Because sexual identity is practically the same as wearing heels or flats, the fine fashionistas at Style.com have declared that lesbian chic is the next big thing. In an article on the site, writer Maya Singer notes that:

Lesbians! They’re everywhere. This summer, the New York fashion scene was buzzing with…

Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2012

Evan Rachel Wood Says Miley Cyrus Has Lesbian Hair

Because of course she did. This is what Evan Rachel Wood does—alienate people and perpetuate stereotypes (no, I don’t know if that’s what she really does as in she makes a habit of it, but that’s what she did this time, and it was pretty fucking rude if you ask me). This is what ERW…

Evil Beet Gossip / August 25, 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…

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 wome…

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…

Andrea Grimes / August 8, 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 result…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2012

Kreayshawn On Why She Refuses To Label Her Sexuality

“Personally, for me, I like people I have a connection with. I’m not the type of girl who will date someone that I don’t really like just so I’m not lonely. So the people I always end up being with are people I have a big-ass connection with, and that could be with a boy,…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2012

Comic Eddie Griffin Taunts Lesbian Couple During Stand Up, Gets Drink Thrown At Him

Two weeks have passed since Daniel Tosh joked that it would be funny if five guys raped a woman in his audience and the shit hit the fan. But did no one learn anything about how to handle a heckler?

Seemingly not. Comic Eddie Griffin is going to may be sued — and he…

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2012

Mississippi Museum To Lesbian Couple: You’re Not Welcome Here

A publicly-funded museum in Mississippi refuses to allow a lesbian couple to hold a commitment ceremony on their grounds. The Masonic Hall at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum told Ceara Sturgis and Emily Key that it has a policy against same-sex couples. [Think Progress]
Marissa Meyer from Google has allegedly been appointed Yahoo’…

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

Jennifer Lopez Developing Show About Lesbian Moms

Jennifer Lopez is developing a new comedy series for ABC about a lesbian couple raising a gaggle of kids and she’ll guest star on the show. Kick ass, J.Lo. [Huffington Post]
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are expecting their second genetically-blessed child together. Congratulations! [Stupid Celebrities]
Kristen Chenoweth was injured on the…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 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

10 Badass LGBTQ Characters From Television

We’d like this list to serve not only as a celebration of LGBTQ characters on television, but also as a reminder that this is not the end all be all of queer representation: there is so much work to be done, and maybe one day we’ll be able to publish a power grid of queer…

The Mary Sue / June 27, 2012

Girl Talk: Planning My Lesbian Jewish Wedding

In my mid-twenties, I came out as a lesbian. But the hardest part wasn’t even coming out: it was realizing my wedding would be different and therefore I was different. It took me a few years to come to terms with the fact that my wedding wouldn’t have a groom or any of the other…

Sara-Rivka Davidson / June 25, 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

10 Proud Gay & Lesbian Couples Throughout History

In honor of June being Gay Pride Month, we’re celebrating not just our favorite gay and lesbian couples since the dawn of time, but also their love for each other even when homosexuality was deemed worthy of incarceration. In their own ways — some more than others — all of these couples helped propel the gay-rights movement…

YourTango.com / June 9, 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
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