College Student Asks Rick Perry If He'd Have Anal Sex for Donations

On Sunday night, outgoing Texas governor Rick Perry headed to Dartmouth College to talk with their eager young Republicans, a trip that took an awkward turn when a group of activist students attempted to ask him some extremely indelicate questions about his stance on homosexuality. They included, "Do you dislike… » 11/10/14 3:30pm 11/10/14 3:30pm

India Officially Recognizes Transgender People as 'Third Gender'

Yesterday India's Supreme Court legally recognized the country's neither male or female third gender, and declared them entitled to the same education, jobs, and driver's licenses as those who identify as male or female. To Western eyes, this ruling is unprecedented given the same court's recent outlawing of… » 4/16/14 5:15pm 4/16/14 5:15pm

Ex-Gay Pride Cancelled Because ‘Anti-Ex-Gay Extremism’

The "ex-gay" movement has been going through a rough patch. After its celebrity figurehead Marcus Bachmann was revealed to be using Christian ex-gay therapy tactics, with Medicaid funding no less, one its biggest groups, Exodus International, renounced its anti-gay mission and methods in a shocking change of heart.… » 7/16/13 10:30pm 7/16/13 10:30pm

Oh Canada, Ew Nigeria: Which Countries Are Most Accepting Of The Gays?

The Pew Research Center just released the results of a new survey detailing the acceptance of homosexuality around the globe. The numbers you see above represent the percent of people who believe in acceptance — as polled in 39 countries among 37,653 respondents from March 2 to May 1, 2013. » 6/04/13 6:15pm 6/04/13 6:15pm

Progressive Lady-Fish Think It's Totally Hot That You're Bi

Ugh, mating season. So much pressure to deposit your sperms in the fittest female's genital opening, amirite?!?!? Are you a dude-fish having no luck with the fly honeys in your area? Well, it might be because you're focusing too much on the ladies, and not enough on nipping erotically at the gennies of your bros.… » 12/13/12 12:55pm 12/13/12 12:55pm

Vintage Towel Ads Reveal Our Changing Perceptions of Homoeroticism

We've posted before about how our changing collective awareness of homosexuality in the U.S. over the last several decades often leads us to see implicit (or even explicit) gay themes in vintage ads and photos that likely wouldn't have carried those connotations at the time. My colleague Gregory R. sent in a set of… » 10/22/12 2:20pm 10/22/12 2:20pm

'Birth Control Is Turning the Men Gay!' 14 Lessons from the Most…

In the run-up to an election, it's not uncommon for special interest groups to release ads pushing a specific agenda in the hopes of swaying voters as they head to the polls. But only once in a generation does a social awareness ad reach the heights of hyperbole-murdering crazy reached by this anti-contraception… » 10/02/12 11:30am 10/02/12 11:30am

Is the U.S. Ready for a Gay Man to be a Comedic Super Star? We…

When a comedian makes an offensive joke, what comes to follow is fairly predictable. Some people are angry, others less so and, inevitably, there's a rush of defenders claiming at least one of two things: 1.) That comedy clubs are a safe space and 2.) that comedians, by virtue of their profession, should be able to… » 8/23/12 5:00pm 8/23/12 5:00pm

Official Texas GOP Platform Condemns Critical Thinking Skills, Homos

If there was any doubt in your mind that state-level politicians had completely cannonballed of the end of a long pier and into Batshittery Bay, look no further than the Texas Republican Party's official platform. It's the sort of thing that Jon Stewart prays for. And, like many things that come out of Texas, it would… » 6/28/12 7:00pm 6/28/12 7:00pm

Baptist Pastor Suggests We Round Up the Gay People and Put Them in a…

Wow, when it comes to being bigoted maniacs, North Carolina's Baptist pastors are really on a roll. It was just a few weeks ago that Pastor Sean Harris suggested to his congregation that they beat their kids if they showed any signs of being gay. That seemed like it was as bad as it could possibly get, but,… » 5/22/12 11:50am 5/22/12 11:50am

Wait, Now You Can Get Kicked Out of College for Watching Glee?

Conservative Christian Bob Jones University is not a place for mincing namby pamby liberals with a dancing, prancing agenda. As such, students at the school are expected to adhere to a strict code of conduct and keep their minds unpolluted by the filth of pop culture sin, and if they don't keep up with the school's… » 4/27/12 11:20am 4/27/12 11:20am

A Group of South Koreans Begs God to Strike Down Evil Lady Gaga

Did you feel a change in the energy of the Earth today? It could have been our new climate-change induced crazy weather, but it was probably because hundreds of South Koreans were busily praying as one in hopes of convincing God to stop Lady Gaga from performing her scheduled concert in Seoul. Why would they object to… » 4/22/12 8:00pm 4/22/12 8:00pm

Prudish Victorian Brits Were to Blame for India’s Ban on ‘Buggery’

More than 60 years after Indian independence from the tightly-laced and genitally-discreet British Isles, India's Supreme Court has lifted a ban on gay sex, — or what some of you who've been following the pleasure cruise news this week may now know as buggery — and the country's chief law officer G. E Vahanvati blamed… » 3/24/12 11:30am 3/24/12 11:30am

Gay Newlyweds Receive Mysterious Congratulatory Letter From White House

President Obama hasn't thrown his full support behind legalizing same-sex marriage, but he did send a card congratulating Matt Katz on his marriage in Brooklyn over the summer. It's pretty cool of the President — and also a little creepy since Katz and his husband have no idea why they received a belated thumbs up… » 12/19/11 10:22pm 12/19/11 10:22pm