Posts tagged "lgbt"

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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

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 ban most easily.

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 Defamation did…

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 universities offer course…

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 Court i…

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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