On Saturday, at a Washington breakfast hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, Vice President Joe Biden and prospective President Hillary Clinton both gave impassioned speeches in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans—and our stalwart veep managed to squeeze in a rock solid republican diss, too.
Chris Rock once joked that men are only as faithful as their options, and new research suggests that women may only be as heterosexual as their options—with more attractive women more likely to identify as 100 percent hetero, and less attractive women more open to other sexual identities. Of course, the implied…
Twenty years ago, Friday and Species were blowing up at the box office. Groove Theory’s “Tell Me” and Notorious B.I.G’s “One More Chance (Remix)” were in heavy rotation on my Sony Walkman. I had just graduated from high school in Philadelphia and was finally dealing with my sexuality. This was the summer sex workers…
A photo posted to Humans of New York’s popular Facebook page today was deleted by administrators almost immediately after going up. The photo’s content, an interview with a gay teen who discusses his hopes and fears, wasn’t offensive and didn’t feature nudity, so why the quick deletion? And how is this photo more…
Last Saturday's edition of the New York Times featured a profile of the Atlanta rapper and singer ILoveMakonnen, who has become an unlikely budding star of sorts thanks to his off-kilter club jam "Tuesday." All the way down in the 24th paragraph of the story is a revelation that could count as a landmark moment for…
For someone so against gay rights, Pat Robertson sure seems to be obsessed with butt stuff. The 85-year-old televangelist and last known living dinosaur recently released a new video in which he demands to be shown a child conceived through anal sex. And he’d also probably like to see how it was made.
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).
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,…
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.
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…
"Well I'm interested in men, I'm just not interested in men."
Connor Franta, a YouTube star with more than 3.6 million followers, came out as gay in a video posted for his fans.
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.
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.
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.
"Homosexual acts are acts of envy." — W.H. Auden
Dolly Parton, perfect human announced today that she may be working on a new album soon. Something more upbeat. Dancey. Gay.
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?
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.
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.