Kerry Washington Gave a Speech That Will Give You All The Feelings

Kerry Washington - one of last night's winners at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work as an ally - gave a compelling acceptance speech emphasizing the need for marginalized groups to come together across difference (an especially salient point in the wake of Patricia Arquette's unfortunate comments on women's rights). » 3/22/15 4:30pm 3/22/15 4:30pm

Zoe Saldana Won't Boycott Dolce & Gabbana, is Super Casual About Hate

Fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana made some awfully regressive comments about lifestyles, babies, and sexuality in a recent interview. "We oppose gay adoptions," was one such comment. Another, made by Dolce: "You are born to be a mother and a father. Or at least that's how it should be. I call children of chemistry,… » 3/22/15 3:15pm 3/22/15 3:15pm

'Straight James Franco' Interviews 'Gay James Franco'; Both Suck

In a universe already filled with twee, whimsical magazine stories that feel like they've escaped the prison of Zooey Deschanel's brain, there's one more. FourTwoNine magazine asked James Franco (eternal student, important scholar) to interview himself. Or rather, for the straight James Franco to interview the gay one. » 3/17/15 4:15pm 3/17/15 4:15pm

Empire's Gay Black Son to 'Blow Lid Off Homophobia'

I remember David's black boyfriend, Keith, in Six Feet Under. And of course gahmotherfuckingbless Omar Little, the baddest dude up in The Wire. Oh and Deadline says that HBO is developing a series called Bros about a group of brothers, one of whom is gay. Other than them though, we all gotta be real honest with… » 1/18/15 5:00pm 1/18/15 5:00pm

Photographers Shutter After Refusing to Work a Gay Wedding

Urloved Photography is a small business in Northern California, specializing in wedding and event photography. Their photos are beautiful, but their decision not to shoot gay weddings sends a clear (and illegal) message: UrLoved only if your sexual orientation is correct. » 11/17/14 11:25am 11/17/14 11:25am

​Hallmark Accidentally Stocked BYU Bookstore with Gay Marriage Cards

Last week, the bookstore at Brigham Young University was forced to remove some sections in their card collection after a mix-up left them with — much to their horror — heartwarming cards congratulating gay newlyweds. HA. » 8/25/14 2:10pm 8/25/14 2:10pm

Same-Sex Marriages Have Been Blocked in Virginia

All same-sex marriages have been stopped in Virginia as of today. The supreme court is now deciding whether to hear the state's appeal against same-sex marriage and is also considering the question of whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide. CONFIDENTIAL TO SUPREME COURT: HELL YES, IT SHOULD BE. » 8/20/14 8:30pm 8/20/14 8:30pm

National Treasure Dolly Parton Releasing A Dance Album For The Gays

Dolly Parton, perfect human announced today that she may be working on a new album soon. Something more upbeat. Dancey. Gay. » 7/14/14 5:30pm 7/14/14 5:30pm

Should I Come Out at Work?

Dear Lifehacker,
I'm applying for jobs and I'm not sure if and when I should disclose to my potential employer that I'm gay. I don't want to work at a place that won't accept who I am, but I also need the money to pay bills. What should I do? » 6/17/14 10:00am 6/17/14 10:00am

This Sweet, 8-Minute Lesbian Love Story Film Is Really an Ice Cream Ad

Cornetto has been doing a lot of filmmaking-as-advertising lately, by making long-form commercials that barely even show the product being shilled. The latest is called "40 Love," and features two winsome young ladies, with Lily Allen as a guest star. » 5/19/14 5:00pm 5/19/14 5:00pm

1988 Advice for Straight Women Encountering Lesbians is Bonkers

Feast your eyes on a genuine relic from the late 20th century: "When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Women." It is a handout from a women's studies class at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, circa 1988, and it is really something. » 4/08/14 3:00pm 4/08/14 3:00pm

OkCupid Blocks Firefox Over Anti-Gay CEO

If you're both a fan of convenient, local, web-enabled sex and Mozilla's open source browser, your daily routine is about to get interrupted: Firefox users are now greeted by the following protest message when they land on » 3/31/14 5:49pm 3/31/14 5:49pm

What It Was Like to Get Married During Macklemore's Grammy Performance

Like any young couple in love, Brittany Pennington and Sally Beaver wanted to get married in a way that they would never forget. Some couples go big by renting a horse and buggy, skydiving out of an airplane, or getting married in Las Vegas by Elvis (hey, don't knock it till you try it). But Pennington and Beaver did… » 2/25/14 7:45pm 2/25/14 7:45pm

Dipshit Writes Law Barring Gays From Playing In The NFL

Earlier this year, University of Missouri football standout and NFL prospect Michael Sam announced that he is gay, putting football-enthusiast homophobes in a tough spot. Now, suddenly, like a gay thief in the glittery night, a very real possibility existed that in the near future, one or more of them would be forced… » 2/25/14 4:00pm 2/25/14 4:00pm

Some Arizona Lawmakers Now Regret Backing That Lousy Anti-Gay Bill

Three Republican lawmakers are having a desperate change of heart regarding a bill that would make it legal for businesses to discriminate against gay patrons. » 2/25/14 9:40am 2/25/14 9:40am

Gay Men Are, Indeed, Made That Way Because of Their Mothers

A recent study has found new evidence that male sexual orientation is genetic. Researchers discovered that genes on at least two chromosomes influence whether a man is gay or straight—and they are passed down exclusively from their mothers. » 2/14/14 11:50am 2/14/14 11:50am

Here's the Apocalyptic Lesbian Fanfic You Never Knew You Wanted

Ellen sits in front of a roaring fireplace in a mahogany living room, drinking whiskey from a cut crystal glass as Portia sleeps at her feet. So begins an "intense lesbian fanfiction" starring Ellen Degeneres, Portia di Rossi, Jodie Foster and a 21-year-old Midwesterner named Blaze. » 2/04/14 5:20pm 2/04/14 5:20pm