Posts tagged "lgbt"

App Helps French Mothers Figure Out If Sons Are “Le Gay”

Apparently even French mothers have trouble answering the question “gay or European?” A new smartphone app offers French mothers a questionnaire to help figure out if their sons like sticking their French bread in a warm, buttery croissant … or not. The $2.69 app asks 20 questions which inquire whether their bébé mimics gay stereotype…

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2011

Woman Won’t Leave The House Because She’s Afraid Of Gays

It’s a scary world out there! Hot coffee can be spilled. Butt sweat simmers on the bus seat. Sometimes there is old, lint-covered gum on the wall of a Gap changing room. And on top of those horrors of daily life, the American suburbs are teeming with gays.

Stacy Trasancos of Massachusetts, where gay…

Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Dick Cheney Supports Gay Marriage On “The View”

Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne Cheney appeared on “The View” this morning and voiced their support for gay marriage. The Cheneys have a daughter who is a lesbian and partnered with two kids. He said, “I think freedom means freedom for everybody and you ought to have the right to…

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Representative Tammy Baldwin Runs For Senate

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the only lesbian in Congress, has announced she will run for an open senatorial seat in 2012. If elected, Baldwin would become the nation’s first openly gay senator. [Pink News UK
Rep. Michele Bachmann said this weekend that she would confront the Supreme Court over abortion rights if elected president.

Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2011

Vanessa Carlton On Coming Out As Bisexual To Her Mom

 

Yay, Vanessa Carlton has a new album out! She sat down with Chelsea Handler to gab about the new CD and of course Chels gets right down to brass tacks: “So you recently came out as a bisexual?” Carlton performed at a gay rights event and told the audience, in an offhand…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

Jerry Seinfeld Performs A “Comic Intervention” On Jon Stewart

Everyone in the media has been scratching their heads on how to write about Rep. Michele Bachmann’s bigotry towards gays and her husband Marcus Bachmann’s work “treating” gays in so-called “ex-gay therapy.” He apparently said gay people are “barbarians” that need to be “educated” and “disciplined.” Do we report this as straight news?

Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2011

“Hung” Hires Transgender Actress Jamie Clayton

Hung” has hired transgender woman actress Jamie Clayton for a storyline on its third season. This is a big deal! The big screen and the small screen are full of actors and actresses who are born one gender at birth (the term is “cisgendered”), but play a transgender character onscreen. While some of these portrayal…

Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2011

President Obama Says Legalizing Gay Marriage Is Up To Each State

Last night President Obama spoke at an LGBT rights fundraiser in New York City, which is noteworthy because the New York state Senate is currently on the precipice of legalizing gay marriage. In his speech, Obama addressed gay and lesbians’ fight for equal rights and said it is up to each individual state…

Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Told Their Kiss “Violates The 10 Commandments”

Remember that commandment that says “Thou shalt not kiss thy girlfriend at a Minnesota Twins game?” Nope, me, neither. But some busybody security guard at Target Field took it upon himself to tell a lesbian couple that they couldn’t kiss at the stadium because “we don’t play grab-ass here” and it was breaking the 10…

Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2011

“Gay Girl In Damascus” Blogger Amina Abdallah Abducted

UPDATE: A London woman, Jelena Lecic, has claimed that the “Gay Girl In Damascus” blogger has stolen her photographs to use as the public face of her blog. Lecic’s publicist said the woman knew before that a Syrian blogger had been using her pics, possibly taken from Facebook, as her identity. However, when blogger Amina…

Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2011

Is This Sprint Ad Transphobic?

I can’t turn a corner without seeing the T-mobile ad with the pretty lady in a variety of gorgeous pink dresses. But this Sprint ad warning against an AT&T and T-mobile merger is kinda dodgy. I don’t necessarily disagree with the anti-monopoly politics of it (although I’ll leave that to the econ majors to explai…

Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Tennessee Wants To Ban Teachers From Saying “Gay” Until 9th Grade

Tennessee’s state legislature is noodling a “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would prohibit teachers from using the word “gay” in the classroom until the 9th grade. (Yeah, seriously.) The Tennessee Senate is expected to vote on the bill this Thursday. [Queerty]
Stephanie Coontz’s Mother’s Day piece for the New York Times op-ed page i…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2011

Lil B Titles Album “I’m Gay,” Receives Major Backlash

The hip hop world isn’t exactly known for being gay-friendly, what with the frequent homophobic rhymes and someone like 50 Cent going as far as to joke, “I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding” on Twitter. So it was a pretty bold move when rapper Lil B announced last week that his new…

In “Imma Homo” Song, Gay Rappers Seize A Place Hip Hop

Do you love hip hop? And you think gays, lesbians and transgender folks are, you know, actual people? Then you have to check out the music video for “Imma Homo,” a rap song by a group of MCs under the record label Rainbow Noise. (The audio is NSFW; use headphones.) The rappers run the gamut…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Students Claim Oklahoma School Won’t Let Them Graduate

Two lesbian students said their Oklahoma high school won’t let them graduate as long as the girls are living together. Melissa McKenzie moved in with her girlfriend Kelsey Hicks and Hicks’ family. But McKenzie claims she was kicked out of school when administrators learned that and told her she could return when she went…

Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Student In KY Attacked By Classmates

High school student Cheyenne Williams of McKee, Kentucky, an out lesbian, claims three female classmates kidnapped her and brought her to the woods where they beat her up and tried to push her off a 50-foot cliff. The alleged attack occurred on April 16, which high schools across the country recognize as the “Day…

Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2010

Gay Couples To Get Visitation Rights At Most Hospitals

I’m not going to lie, this story makes my eyes tear up. In 2007, Lisa Pond, of Florida, collapsed from a brain aneurysm and a few hours later at the hospital, she died alone, without her kids or the person she’d spent the last 18 years of her life with. Lisa Pond died this way…

Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010

“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, the child…

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 ban most easily.

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.

Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2010
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