Posts tagged "lgbt"

Gift Guide: For Your Friend Who’s Transitioning

So your friend came out as transgender/genderqueer/non-binary! Yay! The holidays are actually a pretty perfect time to show your friend your support, both by taking that old holiday advice to

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Fostering The T In LGBT

This week is Trans Awareness Week, an event to raise awareness and visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming people leading to today, November 20, the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Coincidentally, just

Morgan Cohn | November 20, 2015 - 11:00 am

FHM Will Suspend Publication

I get why some people are going to be celebrating the decline and impending death of FHM, the “lad” mag whose hook was a steady stream of just-this-side-of-nude

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

1,500 Mormons Resign From Church To Protest New Same-Sex Policies

Roughly 1,500 Mormons are resigning from the Mormon Church of Latter-day Saints to protest a new policy that labels same-sex couples “apostate” as well as banning children of same-sex relationships…

Katrin Higher | November 15, 2015 - 11:00 am Just Added A Gender-Neutral Alternative To “Mr.” And “Mrs.”

Yesterday, I went to the endodontist (“Double root canal! Whoa!”) and, filling out the paperwork, came across a problem that’s been more pronounced since I came out as genderqueer. Beyond

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 12, 2015 - 9:00 am

Russian Politicians Seeking To Criminalize Being Gay In Public

Russian politicians are stepping up anti-gay legislation, building upon their now-infamous “propaganda” law. The original law criminalized any kind of LGBT-accepting public communications, but now members of the

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Prepare Your Voice, Today Is The First Annual Trans Day Of Screaming

Today is a great day in the history of ideas, because it is the first annual Trans Day of Screaming. A Tumblr user who describes herself as a

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Ben Carson: Trans People Are Squicky And Should Have Separate Bathrooms

Well, Ben Carson is just on a roll. On top of his hip new rap song (so hip) and his dubious claims about why the pyramids

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 9:00 am

You Will Not Get Me To Buy This “Transgender Beer”

A Scottish brewing company has made the world’s first “transgender” beer. Does anyone else remember around the mid 2000s, when “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” “The L Word,” and

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 4, 2015 - 10:03 am

Dept. Of Education Orders High School To Allow Trans Student To Use Girls’ Locker Room

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights found yesterday that a high school in Chicago’s northwest suburbs must allow a trans student to use the girls’ locker room

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Laverne Cox Will Play Dr. Frank N. Furter In FOX’s Live “Rocky Horror”

Remember in April, when FOX announced that they’d be reimagining “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for a live television event, and we were all, “OH GOD NO”? We

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 22, 2015 - 9:01 am

Why The Queer Community Loves Witches

Do you love witches? Are you queer? Me too. My personal favorite is April Ludgate. It might not have been scripted into “Parks and Recreation” that April was literally a

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 21, 2015 - 1:35 pm

The Westboro Baptist Church Will Be Picketing Kim Davis

We have reached peak irony.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2015 - 12:30 pm

French Court Could Create First EU Gender-Neutral Legal Identity

A French court decided this week that a 64-year-old plaintiff had the right to be legally recognized as gender-neutral. The individual, whose name has not been released, identifies as intersex

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2015 - 10:43 am

Jamie Raines Addresses 5 Questions You Probably Shouldn’t Ask Trans People

Jamie Raines, the trans man whose timelapse video of selfies taken over the course of three years throughout his gender transition went viral last week, made a video for

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Julie Bindel And Milo Yiannopoulos Both Banned From Free Speech Debate

Second-wave feminist Julie Bindel and gay conservative men’s rights advocate Milo Yiannopoulos were both banned from speaking at the University of Manchester in a debate titled, “From liberation

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2015 - 9:30 am

Trans Woman Bombed In Northern Ireland

A transgender woman in Northern Ireland was the target of a bombing because of her gender identity. Rachel Keys, a 27-year-old living in Derry/Londonderry, was asleep Saturday night when

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 6, 2015 - 3:30 pm

“Stonewall” Completely Flops At The Box Office

In an astounding demonstration that not all PR is in fact good PR, “Stonewall,” the Roland Emmerich-directed movie about the 1969 riots of the same name, crashed and burned at

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

Putin Claims He And Russia Support LGBT Rights Despite The Evidence To The Contrary

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview on “60 Minutes” this Sunday that despite all of the evidence to the contrary, Russia is not homophobic and that

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

“Stonewall” Was Made For Homophobes And Bullies, Not For Us

So, everyone hates “Stonewall,” unsurprisingly. Rich Juzwiak tore the film a new one pretty spectacularly, but I think the most spot-on critique comes from Richard Lawson over at

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 23, 2015 - 9:37 am
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