Posts tagged "lgbt"

“Family” Group Uses Scary Pic To Frighten Floridians From Lesbian Adoption

Gay-bashing can be tough work: just look at the trouble that the Florida Family Policy Council of Orlando, Florida, ran into while protesting a Miami judge's decision to grant a lesbian couple the right to adopt a 1-year-old boy. Lesbians Vanessa Alenier and Melanie Leon (photo at right) have cared for the boy,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2010

Today’s Lady News: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Gets Closer Scrutiny

Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee today suggesting a plan to roll back the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay soldiers. Gates has proposed a Pentagon lawyer and a four-star Army general to conduct a year-long study into how the military could lift the ba…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2010

Finally! eHarmony Makes Online Dating “Welcoming” For Gays After Lawsuit

Good news! The online dating website eHarmony will finally become more inclusive to gays and lesbians. After duking it out over a class-action lawsuit in California for two and a half years, eHarmony has agreed to be more "welcoming" to homosexuals on its site.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2010

Television Tries To Represent Gay And Lesbian Folks. But Usually Fails.

I gotta say, given that it's 2009 and all, I'm just not impressed with how gay and lesbian folks are portrayed on television. Sure, you might see gay couples on TV, particularly of the lesbian variety. But often, these portrayals smack of being publicity stunts. This week, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 1, 2009

Facebook Is The New Closet, When It Comes To Coming Out

According to the LGBT community, Facebook is useful for more than just sharing photos and favorite pastimes; it's also great for coming out. Instead of doing it the old fashioned way—face to face—coming out of the closet now only entails checking a box on your Facebook profile page. Friends can then discover your sexual statu…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 4, 2009

Harvard Endows LGBT Professorship Role

The Ivy League is making waves toward greater acceptance this week. First, Katie Couric was the first woman to give a commencement speech at Princeton. Now, Harvard University has become the first institute of higher education to create an endowed professorship in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies. Although other colleges and universitie…
By: Annika Harris / June 4, 2009

Lesbian Teen Sues To Wear Tux To Prom

A 17-year-old senior is suing Lebanon High School in Indiana because her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to the prom. The teen, whose name hasn't been released, believes wearing a dress conveys a sexual identity she rejects. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit in U.S. District…
By: Annika Harris / March 15, 2009

Boo Tyra And America’s Next Top Model

To say that I'm displeased with Tyra and the other "America's Next Top Model" judges for eliminating Isis would be an understatement. I'm actually pissed!
By: Annika Harris / September 25, 2008

Shhh! It’s The National Day Of Silence!

Today is the National Day Of Silence, which brings attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. This year’s event is being held in memory of Lawrence King, a California 8th-grader who was shot and killed by a classmate because of his sexual orientation. Though we can't literally keep our…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 25, 2008

A New Addams Family

Calpernia Addams, showgirl, motorcycle enthusiast, and Southern belle, is the newest reality dating show star. She’s gorgeous, she’s smart, she’s funny, and she’s got a better boob job than Miss New York. What’s her secret? She used to be a man, but after serving as a decorated medic for the Navy in Desert Storm, Calpernia…
By: Simcha / February 11, 2008
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