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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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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,…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2013 - 11:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2013 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Kaitlyn Hunt, Florida Teen Who Dated Younger Student, Enters Plea Deal For 4 Months In Jail

Kaitlyn Hunt, a lesbian teen in Florida who was charged with having sexual relations with a minor after her younger girlfriend’s parents objected to their consensual relationship, has entered a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Mississippi Lesbian Tries To Open Gay Bar, Gets Blocked By City Council

Pat Newton, a lesbian who is trying to open a gay bar in Shannon, Mississippi, said there is a discriminatory “conspiracy” in town to prevent her from getting the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Trans Homecoming Queen Cassidy Lynn Campbell Poses For The NOH8 Campaign

Earlier this month, a Huntington Beach, California high school crowned Cassidy Lynn Campbell, a 16-year-old trans girl, their homecoming queen. Pride and enthusiasm over winning didn’t last long before online bullies…

Claire Hannum | October 1, 2013 - 2:30 pm

NJ Court Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does, so that NJ citizens can receive their federal benefits. Presently,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 27, 2013 - 6:30 pm

High School Crowns Trans Student Cassidy Lynn Campbell Homecoming Queen

Meet Cassidy Lynn Campbell, a transgender teen from Huntington Beach, California, who was crowned her high school’s homecoming queen. Sixteen-year-old Cassidy lived as “Lance” until transitioning three years ago.

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Hooray For Gay Rights & Feminism! Amber Tamblyn Will Play A “Debaucherous Lesbian” On “Two & A Half Men”

Charlie Sheen isn’t even on “Two and a Half Men” anymore, but his legacy continues— his legacy of womanizing, that is. I am referring to the newest “Two” character, played…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2013 - 5:30 pm

So Wrong: Minnesota Catholic School Fires Teacher For Being A Lesbian

Minnesota teacher Kristen Ostendorf is out of a job right now because she’s a lesbian. After 18 years at Totino-Grace High School, during which she kept her sexuality secret, the 43-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Bisexuals, The Obama Administration Cares About You

There are always going to be naysayers out there who believe that bisexuality is a “phase” or a “sexual flight of fancy,” but President Obama is not one of them.

Ami Angelowicz | August 23, 2013 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: Chelsea Manning Has The Right To Healthcare In Prison, Transgender Or Not

Now that Chelsea Manning has expressed a desire to medically transition through hormone replacement therapy, there are a lot of questions circling about what Leavenworth looks like for a trans…

Avory Faucette | August 22, 2013 - 5:25 pm

True Story: My Husband Is Bisexual

In private, my husband, Paul*, has started referring to his sexual orientation as “Results-Oriented.” As in, he doesn’t care what gender his sexual partners are if they can get the…

Amanda Goldberg | August 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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