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India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Anti-Gay Idiot Pens Heartfelt Poem About Michael Sam Kiss, Dr. Seuss-Style

Are you familiar with the ridiculousness that is Peter LaBarbera? He is the president of a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group that hilariously calls themselves “Americans For…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 6, 2015 - 9:30 am

Straight People Need To See More Gay Kisses

There was a distinct outpouring of disgust when Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend after being drafted on Saturday night. Some of it was just outright bigotry, but Mark Joseph Stern at Slate was interested…

Newser | May 21, 2014 - 11:45 am

Evening Quickies: Dallas TV Host Amy Kushnir Doesn’t Want To See Michael Sam Kiss His Boyfriend, But She Does Want You To See Her Hang With Erotic Dancers

Remember the homophobic Texas morning news host who flounced off set because she was so offended by Michael Sam’s gay kiss airing on ESPN? A gay couple’s loving…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Dallas Morning TV Host Storms Off Set In Protest Of Michael Sam Kiss

God, it was must be sooooo difficult being on the WRONG side of history. I almost — almost, but not at all, really — feel bad for Amy Kushnir, one of the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

Michael Sam Becomes The First Out Gay Player Drafted By The NFL, Kisses Boyfriend Live On ESPN

On Saturday, Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, becoming the first out gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Upon receiving the news, Sam emotionally embraced and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 12, 2014 - 9:30 am

Paula Deen Compares Herself To “That Black Football Player” Who Just Came Out (Yes, Really)

“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out. He said, ‘I just want to be known as…

Ami Angelowicz | February 27, 2014 - 11:40 am

Dallas Sportscaster Supports Michael Sam In Coming Out, Quotes Audre Lorde

In a perfect world, an athlete coming out as gay wouldn’t even be considered news. But in the world we live in, college football player Michael Sam’s decision to come

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 13, 2014 - 9:45 am

College Football Star Michael Sam Publicly Comes Out As Gay

Michael Sam, a football player who recently graduated from the University of Missouri, publicly came out as gay in a video posted to The New York Times’ website this weekend. “I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2014 - 11:30 am