Posts tagged "lgbt"

Love This: Edith Windsor Quote On A Tote

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith Windsor, an 84-year-old lesbian whose spouse, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. The ladies got engaged in 1967 and for 40 years they stayed near-secretly engaged, finally marrying in Canada i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Actress Laverne Cox Teaches Katie Couric About Doing Interviews With Trans Women

Transgender actress Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia, the trans woman on “Orange Is The New Black,” and model Carmen Carrera appeared yesterday on “Katie” and Katie Couric kept pushing the issue of their genitalia. Fast foward to 2 minutes and 45 seconds into this video where Laverne explains to Katie what focusing on transitio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2014

Transgender Woman Cece McDonald To Be Released From Men’s Prison

CeCe McDonald, a transgender Black woman who was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison, will be released. CeCe was attacked in Minneapolis by a group of people yelling racist and bigoted slurs, one of whom also threw a drink at her. CeCe stabbed and killed one of the men and claimed self-defense.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014

Ex-Vikings Player Chris Kluwe Claims He Was Released From Team For Speaking Out About Gay Rights

Ex-Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe has a bombshell piece on the sports blog Deadspin today about how he believes he was released from the team because he speaks out on behalf of gay rights. It’s extremely damaging to members of the Vikings’ management and ends with this inspiring comment: ” Never be afraid to do…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2014

Is Coming Out Now “Low Key” For Celebs?

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is just the latest celebrity to publicly come out and elicit a big “So what?” Perhaps her method of doing so — through an end-of-the-year Facebook posting — might have something to do with it.  [New York Times]
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary injunctio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2014

New Mexico To Legalize Gay Marriage!

New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize gay marriage after today’s ruling in the NM Supreme Court that a ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. Congratulations, LGBTQ couples in the Southwest! [Guardian UKNew York Times]
Everyone who engages in #TwitterFeminism is blowing up about this article on Twitter feminism. [Feminist Current]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2013

Phil Robertson Of “Duck Dynasty” Compares Homosexuality To Beastiality, Compares Gays To Terrorists

Phil Robertson, star of  the reality show “Duck Dynasty” that people actually watch, told GQ that he believes gays are sinners who  “won’t inherit the kingdom of God.” In his interview with the magazine, Robertson also put homosexuality in a category with “terrorists” and “drunks.”

Well then.

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2013

13-Year-Old Calls For Marriage Equality At His Bar Mitzvah

Filed under The Sweetest Thing You Will See Today: 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett spoke out in favor of marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah last month.In preparing for his Bar Mitzvah (a religious initiation for Jewish men at age 13), he took a look at Genesis, where he noted that the concept of traditional marriage has evolved…

By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2013

Lesbian Allegedly Banned From Visiting Her Partner In The Hospital

A lesbian in Indianapolis, Indiana, said she has been banned by her partner’s homophobic mother from visiting her partner at St. Francis Hospital. The mother is technically the next-of-kin for Jennifer Clemmer, who was hospitalized from a prescription drug overdose. But her girlfriend, Sarah Bray, with whom she lives and raises a child, i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2013

“Same Love” Singer Mary Lambert On Macklemore: “I’m Gay And I’m Part Of The Song, Too”

Village Voice: How do you feel about the critiques from the LGBTQ community about Macklemore being the figure delivering this message?

You mean, someone that’s a straight white male speaking on behalf of the entire gay community? [Laughs]. I’ve definitely heard that, and I understand where people are coming from. I think it’s also important…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2013

Lesbians React To Sex Scenes In “Blue Is The Warmest Color” (NSFW)

“Blue Is The Warmest Color,” a French film starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, about teenaged lesbians, won this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes. But what do actual lesbians think about the sex as depicted onscreen? In this NSFW video (just wear headphones), real lesbians give a “meh” review. “Kind of like an infomercial for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2013

Atlanta Restaurant Refuses To Admit Transgender Woman

A bouncer at Atlanta restaurant Don Pollo Bar & Grill refused to allow Alissah Brooks, a drag performer, inside last week. Brooks presents as a woman but carries an ID card which lists her gender as “male,” which was a point of contention for the bouncer. [Queerty]
Private schools in Pakistan have banned…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2013

Senate Passes The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) To Protect Gay & Trans Employees At Work

Great news! The Senate voted today to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination by their employers. It’s the first time-ever that ENDA, which has repeatedly failed in Congress, included protections for trans folks. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives. [New York Times]
Sexual assault…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2013

Horrible, Delusional Parents Sue New Jersey For The Right To “Convert” Their Gay Son Straight

In today’s depressing news, a couple is suing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the state’s recent ban on gay conversion therapy. Christie signed the bill into law this August, which prevents therapists from attempting to “convert” gay teenagers into being straight. Because it’s complete and utter quack psychology bullshit.

But! These horrible…

By: Claire Hannum / November 5, 2013

5 Things To Know About The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) To Protect Gay & Trans Employees At Work

Yesterday, the Senate voted to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill to ban employers from discriminating against LGBTQ workers or job applicants based on their sexual orientation or gender identity (i.e. being transgender).

This is the first time ever that ENDA, which has struggled in Congress for almost 20 years, include…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

Calabasas High School Crowns Lesbian Couple Its Homecoming Queens

Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California, crowned lesbian couple Lili Cohen and Greta Melendez its dual homecoming queens. Melendez is actually the president of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance and said lots of students voted for her and her partner because they’re accepting of everyone. Congrats, ladies, and thank you for showing not everything that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

Trans Woman Banned From L.A. Gym’s Women’s Locker Room

Yanel Valenzuela of California told a gym trainer that she is a transgender woman, hoping to get an exercise routine tailored to her health needs. But instead, she alleges, the trainer shared that information with others and an L.A. Fitness manager barred Valenzuela from using the women’s locker room entirely. They realize she’s a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2013

New Jersey To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Couples On Monday!

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning on Monday. Last month, an NJ judge ruled the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does. NJ will become the 14th state to recognize gay marriage, plus D.C. Congrats, everybody getting married because of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

Idaho Bans Teen Lesbian Film “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Over NC-17 Sexy Sex Rating

Idaho won’t screen the film that took the top prize in Cannes this year, because SEX.

“Blue Is The Warmest Color,” a French film starring Lea Seydoux about teenaged lesbians, won this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes. But the film Cannes-not (see what I did there?) play at the Idaho state’s only arthouse…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2013

New York Times Asks If Teen Who Shot LGBTQ Classmate Was “Bullied” By “Flaunting”

This week, HBO screened a documentary film, “Valentine Road,” about the 2008 murder of a 14-year-old boy, Lawrence King, by a classmate in Oxnard, California. King had been exploring his gender identity by wearing makeup and heels to school; he had told friends that he was gay and had asked 14-year-old Brandon McInerney to be his Valentine…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013
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