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 Thursday 6:30pm

Puerto Rico Drops Ban on Gay Marriage, Ricky Martin Rightly Elated

Puerto Rico's formal opposition to gay marriage is over, the government announced Friday —- a step in the right direction you beautiful babies! » 3/21/15 4:00pm 3/21/15 4:00pm

This Broad's Life: Janet Mock 

Welcome to This Broad's Life, a new Jezebel video series in which Hillary Crosley Coker trails interesting and kick-ass women as they navigate this thing called life. » 3/04/15 11:30am 3/04/15 11:30am

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

'Defaced' Pro-Gay Billboard Censored By Philippines Ad Standards Council

A recent uproar from LGBT groups in the Philippines over a 'defaced' advertisement where a gay male couple's hands were blacked out has led to the revelation that the ad was self-censored, after the Philippines Ad Standards Council expressed concern about the photo. » 2/21/15 1:31pm 2/21/15 1:31pm

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

State Department Soon To Choose Gay Diplomat For LGBT Community Overseas

Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to appoint a new foreign service officer to act as a chief diplomat for the LGBT community overseas, both to strengthen consular support for LGBT American expatriates, and to advocate for LGBT rights overseas. » 2/10/15 10:43pm 2/10/15 10:43pm

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

Brave WNBA Stars to Run the Say Yes to the Dress Gauntlet

Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson is engaged to Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner—an engagement between two rival players is a WNBA first—and tonight the two will subject themselves to Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. » 1/30/15 1:50pm 1/30/15 1:50pm

New Bruce Jenner Transgender Reality Show Is Probably Bullshit

Okay, guys, Bruce Jenner speculation has officially become Too Much™ now that there are rumors of a Jenner/Kardashian E! network reality show documenting Bruce's transition from male to female. This is peak bullshit capacity, folks. We have jumped the fucking shark, and that shark is the size of Jaws. We're going to… » 1/29/15 11:25pm 1/29/15 11:25pm

Idaho Chief of Police Mic Drops On Transgender 'Bathroom' Bill Section

The retiring chief of police of Boise, Idaho, Mike Masterson spoke on behalf of a new bill in the state's legislature which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, specifically citing that the protections should make LGBT individuals feel safer about reporting crimes… » 1/28/15 11:08pm 1/28/15 11:08pm

Meet Magic: The Gathering's First Trans Character

Over the years, there have been thousands of Magic: The Gathering cards, many with their own characters and mini-stories. Only one, however, is trans, and this one is pretty darn cool. » 1/28/15 9:38pm 1/28/15 9:38pm

Irish Health Minister Publicly Announces He's Gay On National Radio

Ireland's Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, who despite some reports was already out as gay in some aspects of his private life chose to make his sexual orientation a matter of public knowledge with the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage. » 1/18/15 10:30pm 1/18/15 10:30pm

On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community

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The following was originally posted on The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network) and has been republished here with permission.About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience. » 1/18/15 1:00pm 1/18/15 1:00pm

Could Britain's First School For LGBT Students Make A Difference?

A youth group in England has submitted a proposal to open a school with the specific mission for catering to LGBT youth. The school would be in the city of Manchester, with the expressed purpose of creating a safe space for queer students. However, some have questioned if such a school would not be a form of… » 1/15/15 10:59pm 1/15/15 10:59pm

Signatures To Repeal Houston's LGBT Ordinance Full Of Same Handwriting

Many were disheartened by the "successful" petition to overturn Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, which protects LGBT+ individuals and other members of groups from discrimination. But now it appears signatures on the petition may have been forged. » 1/13/15 10:03pm 1/13/15 10:03pm

Gay Marriage Is Coming To Texas, So Texas Throws A Temper Tantrum

It looks very likely that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will strike down the same-sex marriage bans in its jurisdiction. This isn't surprising. Yet, Texas has decided it will throw a temper tantrum. House Bill 623 would take away the salary of any clerk attempting to comply with court rulings striking down the… » 1/10/15 4:43pm 1/10/15 4:43pm

JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 10:56pm 12/17/14 10:56pm

Christ, Michelle Duggar's Transphobic Robocall Actually Worked

The arc of history bends towards justice, or so we say. Yet, every so often, we totally lose ground to reactionary, bigoted curmudgeons who work tirelessly to roll back any progress we make on social justice issues. Unfortunately, today is one of those days. Michelle Duggar's transphobic robocall seems to have in part… » 12/11/14 8:59pm 12/11/14 8:59pm