Posts tagged "lgbtq"

THINX Releases New Line Of “Period Panties” Specifically For Trans Men And Genderqueer Consumers

The new line comes as a boy-cut and has been modeled on both women and trans men, showcasing itself as a versatile and comfortable answer to their original line of…

Bronwyn Isaac | November 16, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Miley Cyrus Teams Up With Joan Jett For A New “Backyard Session” Benefitting Homeless & LGBTQ Teens

Say what you want about Miley Cyrus’s attempt at doing rap music, her sexually cartoonish art and her various antics, but her commitment to helping homeless and LGBTQ teens is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 6, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Thousands Gather To Protest Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Yesterday, thousands gathered outside of the Indiana state house to protest the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that has rocked the state and the country. This “religious freedom” law could (and…

Katrin Higher | March 29, 2015 - 9:00 am

“The Bold And The Beautiful” Debuted A Transgender Storyline Yesterday

Taking a step previously unseen on network television, CBS’s long running soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” just debuted a transgender storyline yesterday, revealing that model Maya Avant, played…

Beejoli Shah | March 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether Campaign Erases My Family

Sheryl Sandberg’s new #LeanInTogether campaign makes me want to lean out and run as far away as I can from her brand of “feminism” as fast as my feet will carry me.

Katie Klabusich | March 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Read The Touching Letter A 9-Year-Old Girl Wrote To Her Teacher After Finding Out He’s Gay

When an elementary school teacher in England decided to reveal his sexual orientation to his class for Anti-Bullying Week, he was hardly expecting to get the response he did.

Katie Oldenburg | December 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Watch Lea DeLaria From “Orange Is The New Black” Stand Up To An Anti-Gay Preacher On The Subway

HELL YES, BIG BOO. Actress Lea DeLaria, who stars on the Netflix hit series “Orange Is The New Black,” was recently riding the D Train in New York, when an…

Katie Oldenburg | November 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Lesbian Couple Asked To Leave A Store For Kissing On National Coming Out Day

On Saturday (which was National Coming Out Day, making this story even more bleak), a lesbian couple was kicked out of a UK grocery store for sharing a “light kiss.”…

Claire Hannum | October 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Chelsea Manning Sues Government For Treatment For Gender Dysphoria

Chelsea Manning, the army private who was convicted of leaking documents to Wikileaks, is suing the federal government for medical treatment for gender dysphoria. Manning, who previously went by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: 4 Reasons I’m Glad I Brought My Kid To Provincetown’s Carnival This Year

It was only by happy accident that I scheduled our yearly family vacation to the outer Cape to coincide with Provincetown, Massachusett’s annual Carnival. For the uninitiated, Provincetown — or…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

On Making The Case For Kink As A Sexual Orientation

Today on is an excellent piece about why “kinky” should be considered a sexual orientation. Writer Jillian Keenan posits how we define a person’s sexual orientation should include what…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Nebraska Won’t Recognize Driver’s License From Lesbian With Wife’s Last Name

Nebraska won’t recognize a driver’s license — or more specifically, the name on a license — because the woman it belongs to, Sue Stroesser, is married to another woman…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2014 - 6:30 pm

On Cosmopolitan’s Lesbian Sex Guide: Thanks, But No Thanks

Cosmopolitan, after almost 50 years of being one of the most aggressively heteronormative women’s publications from newsstand to screen, has finally decided to throw the queers a bone — specifically,…

Shannon Keating | August 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm

PurrVerse: What It’s Really Like On A Queer Porn Set

One of the first questions people  usually ask upon meeting me is what I do for a living. When I respond casually that I’m a production assistant on queer porn,…

Kitty Stryker | July 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

PurrVerse: The Mean Girls Of Lesbian Porn

“There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don’t try to stop it.”…

Kitty Stryker | June 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Conservative National Review Asshat Declares “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman,” Is Very Wrong [2 UPDATES]

Last week, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of TIME, illustrating a piece about how trans rights issues are “America’s next civil rights frontier.”…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Tyra Banks To Produce Docuseries About Trans Women

Tyra Banks will produce a VH1 series called “TransAmerica” about transgender women in Chicago. The eight episode docuseries will feature the trans model Carmen Carrera. [Hollywood Reporter]
This woman…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2014 - 6:30 pm

A Brief History Of Hillary Clinton Lesbian Rumors

Conservative shock jock Glenn Beck is very angry about a lot of things. One in particular? Politicians who opposed marriage equality before they supported it — not because Beck himself

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2014 - 4:30 pm

India Rules To Recognize Transgender Folks As A “Third Gender”

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that transgender folks have a right to identify as “third gender” or hijra. The ruling also directs the government to provide trans folks in…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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