Posts tagged "lgbt"

Psychiatrist Retracts BS “Gay Conversion Therapy” Study

In my favorite scene from the movie "Bruno," Bruno (a gay fashion reporter and wannabe superstar from Austria) sat down with a Christian "gay converter" to learn how he could turn himself heterosexual. He was advised to go hunting with three straight Southern dudes, who ended up chasing him down with a gun after he…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 13, 2012

Butthurt Theater Prof Sues School Over Gay-Themed Performances

Today in Call Me A Waaaah-mbulance News: Texas theater professor Linda Ozmun is suing her employer for citing her in an annual review for refusing to attend a gay-themed show performed by students back in 2010. Ozmun claims she refused to attend for religious reasons, but Lamar University wrote on her annual review in 2011…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 6, 2012

Gay Guys On Caribbean Cruise Busted For Buggery

John Hart and Dennis Mayer, both of Southern California, were arrested this week on the Caribbean island of Dominica after they were seen "naked, fondling each other" from the balcony of their cabin Celebrity Summit cruise ship in plain sight of people on land.  Both seafaring sodomites plead guilty in court today to "indecent exposure"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2012

It’s Time To Cry: Lesbian Couple Gets Engaged During Hockey Halftime

I'm a sucker for proposal videos, but this one is a two four Kleenex affair. On Saturday night, a woman named Christina proposed to her girlfriend Alicia during halftime at a Senators/Maple Leafs game while cheesy music plays in the background. If we can forget for a moment that public proposals are horrifying, this one is actually…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2012

Dharun Ravi, Roommate Of Gay Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi, Found Guilty Of Hate Crimes

Dharun Ravi, the former roommate of Tyler Clementi, a gay Rutgers University student who committed suicide, was convicted this morning of hate crimes. Twenty-year-old Ravi used a webcam set up in the dorm room they shared to spy on Clementi on several occasions, which he announced over Twitter to classmates and watched from…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Gay Marriage In Washington Signed Into Law

Washington state's Governor Chris Gregoire signed a law that legalizes same-sex marriage, which will take effect on June 7. Unfortunately, opponents are already gathering signatures hoping to get the law voted on at the ballot box by citizens instead. [KIROtv.com] Meanwhile, New Jersey's state Senate approved a bill today legalizing gay marriage.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2012

Why One Republican Legislator Voted For Marriage Equality: “I Want To Throw A Wedding For My Kid”

State Representative Maureen Walsh was one of only two Washington state republicans to break rank and vote in favor of the marriage equality bill, which passed. When the governor signs the legislation into law, as she has stated her intention to do, it will legalize gay marriage in Washington. In this video, choking back tears,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 10, 2012

Washington State Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Washington state's House of Representatives voted yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage, which will make Washington the seventh state in the country to allow lesbians and gays to marry their partners.  Gay marriage is already legal in New York, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Both Starbucks and Microsoft, which are based out of Washington,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Fights St. Joseph’s University Over Valentine’s Day Contest

St. Joseph's University is hosting a Valentine's Day contest run by the alumni association asking alums to write about finding the love of their life at the school. The winners of the contest get a $100 gift certificate to their favorite restuarant. But when lesbian couple Megan Edwards and her fiancée Katie McTurk entered their love…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Today’s Lady News: 50 Percent Of Elementary School Teachers Hear Sexist Comments At School

Almost 50 percent of elementary school teachers surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say they have heard sexist comments in their school. Nearly the same percentage of teachers surveyed said they heard the word "gay" frequently used in a negative way (such as "that's so gay"). We're talking about elementary school here,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

Simon Doonan Says Reality TV Is The Perfect Appetite Suppressant

Forget about "Mexican diet pills." All Gay Men Don't Get Fat author Simon Doonan says you need to get rid of that holiday heft is a "marathon of the Ks." No, he doesn't even say "Kardashians." He just says "the Ks." He's that gay. [Queerty]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

Bigots Call For Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Inclusion Of Trans Girl In Troop

Today in Bitch, Please news: a bigoted group in Texas is calling for a boycott of scrumptious Girl Scout cookies after a Denver, Colorado, troop has allowed a seven-year-0ld boy who identifies as a girl to join them. The diarrhea-icing on this crap-cake is that a 14-year-old Girl Scout in California has also…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2012

Unacceptable: Same Sex Couples Are Paying An Extra $6,000 In Taxes Each Year

Same-sex couples are forced to pay an extra $6,000 a year in taxes because the federal government does not recognize gay marriage, according to an analysis conducted by CNNMoney. Heterosexual couples who are legally married receive financial tax benefits that these gay couples — who may be in committed relationships their whole lives — cannot…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Kisses When Navy Ship Docks

Naval Petty Officer Second Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 raffle tickets so she could win the Navy's lottery and be the first person off the ship to kiss their loved one at the dock. Once on land, Marissa Gaeta swooped up her girlfriend, Petty Officer Third Class Citlalic Snell, a smooch. So. Cute. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2011

Rosie O’Donnell Shills For The “Gaydar Gun”

Due to the increasingly universal embrace of men's skincare and hair products, our gaydar has become super untrustworthy. It might be time to buy stock in the Gaydar Gun because once single women catch wind of this it will be flying off the shelves. Thanks for the help, Rosie!  [Think Progress]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: UN Releases First Report On LGBT Human Rights

The United Nations released its first report ever on the human rights of the LGBT community. It details the discrimination and hate-crimes that arise from homophobia around the world. [United Nations] A former  N.B.A. security official claims he was fired after he reported witnessing acts of sexual harassment and discrimination towards women i…
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 15, 2011

Louis C.K. Defends Tracy Morgan’s Jokes About Gays

"Tracy Morgan said something wrong, evil, cruel, ignorant and hilarious. He was on a comedy stage, not a pulpit. It is clear to anyone with an ability to reason and understand people that he didn’t mean a word of what he said. He was fucking around. I think the opportunity that was lost…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2011

Michele Bachmann Schooled About Gay Rights By 8-Year-Old Boy With Lesbian Mom

Priceless. Absolutely priceless. Michele Bachmann met an eight-year-old boy named Elijah at a South Carolina book signing, who informed her, "My mommy — Miss Bachmann, my mommy's gay but she doesn't need fixing." Why does anyone need to call her a lyin' ass bitch when you can just call her a bigot?  […
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

Iowa Baker Refuses Lesbians Their Wedding Cake

I consider myself a Christian and nothing pisses me off more than when people are bigoted a**holes and couch it in "Christianity." Yes, I'm talking about you, Victoria Childress, baker in Iowa. Victoria was courted by a lesbian couple, Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, to prepare a wedding cake for their June nuptials. But during…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2011

Lesbians Crowned Homecoming King And Queen

Good news! High school doesn't always have to suck! Patrick Henry High School in San Diego crowned a lesbian student named Rebeca Arellano as its first homecoming king during the school pep rally and days later, Rebeca's girlfriend of two years, Haileigh Adams, was crowned homecoming queen. Rebeca was the school's first female…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2011
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