Scott Walker Says Gay Troop Leader Ban Protected Boy Scouts

Scott Walker—presidential candidate, governor of Wisconsin, and noted hot ham enthusiast—has spoken out against the Boy Scouts of America’s recent push to allow gay troop leaders. “I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout… »7/15/15 11:50am7/15/15 11:50am

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 3:15pm7/07/15 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 11:30am6/30/15 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 4:30pm6/18/15 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 12:50pm5/29/15 12:50pm

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 11:50am5/18/15 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 7:00pm5/06/15 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 9:40am4/22/15 9:40am

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 6:30pm3/26/15 6:30pm