Documentary Packed in a Trunk Unveils Edith Lake Wilkinson's Lost Art

In 1924, under dubious circumstances, painter Edith Lake Wilkinson was committed to an asylum for the mentally ill. Her paintings were locked away in a trunk, mailed to a relative, and cloistered for 40 years. Now, HBO documentary Packed in a Trunk brushes off the dust and returns Wilkinson’s artwork to daylight. » 7/07/15 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm

Girl Scouts Turn Down $100K After Donor Demands Trans Discrimination 

In May, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America announced that their organization is officially open to transgender girls. Soon after, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a large donation of $100,000 with this caveat: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If… » 6/30/15 11:30am 6/30/15 11:30am

Being Straight and Having a Crush on Ruby Rose Doesn't Make You Edgy

If you’re a straight woman who’s been watching the latest season of Orange Is the New Black, chances are that you felt a surprising (not unpleasant) ping! in your nether regions upon arrival of new inmate Stella, played by Ruby Rose. That’s cool! Sexuality exists on a spectrum! Feast your eyes on whomever you choose!… » 6/18/15 4:30pm 6/18/15 4:30pm

Pol Is Against LGBTQ Conference Even Though He Has No Idea What It Is

Meet Iowa State Rep. Greg Heartsill, a politician who’s so worried about gays and lesbians recruiting questioning youth into “the lifestyle” that he will stop at nothing to shut down a youth conference about LGBTQ issues. Two problems: Heartsill has no idea what went on at the conference and doesn’t even know what… » 5/29/15 12:50pm 5/29/15 12:50pm

Ireland Has Legalized Gay Marriage 

Ireland will become the first country to legalize gay marriage through popular vote. Though the country isn’t done counting votes, it seems that that victory was so overwhelming that the campaign declared victory earlier today. According to The Guardian, “all trends are pointing to at least a 2-1 majority in favour.”… » 5/23/15 11:10am 5/23/15 11:10am

The Kardashians Say Goodbye to the Bruce Jenner They Knew

The first part of the two-part Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode devoted to Bruce Jenner’s transition aired Sunday night. In the episode, the family dealt with the timeline of Bruce’s shift; though they all said they’d known for some time, in varying stages, that he didn’t full identify with being a man, there… » 5/18/15 11:50am 5/18/15 11:50am

Miley Cyrus & Joan Jett's Backyard Session Will Benefit Homeless Teens

Miley Cyrus is once again doing a series of backyard sessions, this time to benefit The Happy Hippie Foundation, her new charity that seeks to serve “homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.” First up, here she is singing Joan Jett’s “Different,” alongside Joan herself. » 5/06/15 7:00pm 5/06/15 7:00pm

Trans-Excluding Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to End This Year

The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, held annually since 1976, and which in recent years attracted controversy for refusing to admit transgender women, announced on Facebook that this year will be its last. Festival founder and organizer Lisa Vogel wrote, “We have known in our hearts for some years that the life… » 4/22/15 9:40am 4/22/15 9:40am

Obama Will Support Efforts to End Conversion Therapy for Gay Youth 

White House officials announced that President Obama will call for an end to conversion or reparative therapies designed to “fix” LGTBQ youth. Though conversion therapy is supported by some religious organizations, the practice has long been condemned by the American Psychiatric Association. » 4/08/15 9:45pm 4/08/15 9:45pm

Aisha Moodie-Mills Becomes First Black Woman to Head the Victory Fund

Aisha Moodie-Mills is the new president and CEO of the Victory Fund and Institute, a leading LGBT political organization, and the first black woman hold the position. A mainstay on MSNBC's circle of commentators, she was previously a Senior Fellow and Director of the FIRE Initiative at the Center for American… » 3/26/15 6:30pm 3/26/15 6:30pm

Cucumber Argues That Ryan Reynolds Is Gay for His Own Dick

On Monday night, Logo gave us a sneak peek at Cucumber and Banana, the tandem new shows from Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davis, which showcase the sexual yearnings of a middle-aged gay man (the former) and those of young gay and trans kids in Manchester (the latter). And if Cucumber was a little bit painful in… » 3/03/15 2:15pm 3/03/15 2:15pm

Texas Just Had Its First Legal Gay Wedding, State Still Throwing Tantrum

A legal shot across the bow or a crack in the dam, no matter how you want to describe it in metaphor, the legal marriage of two women in Austin, Texas continues to show that state same-sex marriage bans are just as likely to be ended in "death by a thousand cuts" as they are by one major Supreme Court ruling. » 2/19/15 10:50pm 2/19/15 10:50pm

Tokyo Municipality Plans Vote On Recognition Of Same-Sex Couples

Tokyo's Shibuya ward, a municipality which is part of the larger Tokyo metropolis, is best known for its shopping and having the busiest crosswalk in the world. It is now taking steps to become even more notable: the ward government proposes to issue certificates to same-sex couples which it calls "equivalent to… » 2/12/15 4:00pm 2/12/15 4:00pm

Lesbian Legislator Gets Death Threats After Considering Exposing Affairs

Representative Patricia Todd of Birmingham, Alabama has recently received death threats after threatening to expose the extramarital affairs of colleagues. She singled out those who responded to the federal court ruling striking down Alabama's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage with "family values." » 1/31/15 5:15pm 1/31/15 5:15pm