France Will Allow Men Who Have Sex With Men to Donate Blood Starting Next Year

In a world in which HIV is no longer a certain death sentence or a crisis, many countries are relaxing the blood donation bans put in place to prevent gay men from donating potentially infected bodily fluids. France is the latest nation to announce that it will allow homosexuals to donate blood more freely, joining… »11/04/15 2:50pm11/04/15 2:50pm


Terrible California 'Kill-Gays' Initiative Officially Deemed Terrible

Until the evening of June 23, California lawmakers were actually being asked to address something called the Sodomite Suppression Act, which advocated for the killing “by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method” of anyone who participated in any kind of gay sex. But, as we don’t live in an… »6/23/15 10:30pm6/23/15 10:30pm

Tireless Woman to Sue Every Goddamn Homo In This Great Nation

66-year-old Sylvia Driskell of Auburn, Nebraska, is no longer content to stand idly by as homosexuals, emissaries of the devil, continue to wipe their lube-stained butts across America’s flag. That’s why she’s declared herself an ambassador of god and Jesus Christ (his son) and is asking the courts “is homosexuality a… »5/06/15 12:30pm5/06/15 12:30pm

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 3:30pm11/10/14 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 5:15pm4/16/14 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 10:30pm7/16/13 10:30pm

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 12:55pm12/13/12 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 2:20pm10/22/12 2:20pm

'Birth Control Is Turning the Men Gay!' 14 Lessons from the Most Bizarre Anti-Contraception Video Ever

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 11:30am10/02/12 11:30am

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

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 5:00pm8/23/12 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 7:00pm6/28/12 7:00pm

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

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 11:50am5/22/12 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 11:20am4/27/12 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 8:00pm4/22/12 8:00pm