Charlie Crist Calls On Rick Scott Not to Defend FL Gay Marriage Ban

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has penned an open letter calling on his successor, Rick Scott, not to defend the recently struck down state ban on same-sex marriage. In the letter, Crist points to his own actions after a district court of appeals struck down the state's gay and lesbian adoption ban. » 9/01/14 1:01pm Today 1:01pm

Look At This Awful 1969 New York Daily News Stonewall Riots Report

When I came across the original coverage of the Stonewall Riots, I expected it all to be absolutely terrible. Utterly horrendous. And it pretty much is. The New York Daily News piece isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, and surprisingly, isn't terribly worse than many pieces I report on now in 2014. That says… » 8/31/14 11:28pm Yesterday 11:28pm

Dear Prudence Doesn't Think You Should Bother Coming Out as Bisexual

Dear Prudie is just a troll, right? That's her thing? Like, that time when she attempted to "help" a "gluttonous" child (CHILD!!!) with a mocking animated video that depicted said child (CHILD!!!!!!!!) as a ghoulish pig-monster—she didn't really believe that that was a good, ethical, constructive thing to do, right? » 8/27/14 1:45pm Wednesday 1:45pm

LGBT Women Have More Trouble Getting Healthcare, Personal Doctors

According to a new Gallup Poll, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender Americans are more likely than non-LGBT Americans to report they still do not have health insurance, despite the a significant drop in uninsured Americans since the Affordable Care Act's provisions requiring Americans to have health insurance took… » 8/26/14 11:13pm Tuesday 11:13pm

Hilarious Marriage Equality PSA from Ireland Mocks 'Armagayddon'

The Irish group LGBT Noise has released this hilarious public service announcement. In the PSA, a straight couple fears that with the passage of marriage equality in Ireland, it is only a matter of time until the country collapses into chaos. Of course, there's a very obvious twist at the end for anyone who isn't a… » 8/21/14 11:33pm 8/21/14 11:33pm

Bigots Use Robin Williams to Support 'Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy'

As if we haven't had enough of the Family Research Council's bigotry, they're at it again in a new essay horrifically connecting actor Robin Williams' history of overcoming alcohol and substance abuse through rehabilitation to the need for "sexuality reorientation," or, you know, that "conversion therapy" shit we know… » 8/21/14 2:01pm 8/21/14 2:01pm

I Don't Care About MichFest's Trans Exclusion, You Shouldn't Either

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is currently wrapped up, and I guess it's that time of the year where we all wring our hands over MichFest's womyn-born-womyn (read: trans exclusionary) policy. Again. Like we have been doing every summer, apparently, since I was 10 years old. And once again, I just can't seem to… » 8/14/14 11:32pm 8/14/14 11:32pm

George R. R. Martin Explains Why His Books Don't Have Gay Sex Scenes

Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, George R. R. Martin answered a fan question about why A Song of Ice and Fire (the book series upon which HBO's Game of Thrones is based) is chock full of straight sex scenes but lacks homosexual or bisexual scenes. His rather unsatisfying answer? None of his main… » 8/12/14 5:20pm 8/12/14 5:20pm

Awful Religious Exemptions Bill Would Prevent Gays From Adopting

Religious exemptions, religious exemptions everywhere! Religious exemptions for everything! If SCOTUS's Hobby Lobby ruling and latest version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act weren't enough, a newly proposed bill from two GOP Senators would allow faith-based adoption agencies opposed to marriage equality to… » 8/10/14 12:34pm 8/10/14 12:34pm