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 Thursday 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 Thursday 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

Steel Worker Union Votes to Protect LGBT Mill Employees

The mills of the steel industry remain amongst the worst places to work if you are LGBT. While other industries have made great strides, steel mills remain "a brutal place to work," but change may be coming. A local union has declared LGBT protections a priority and will call on the wider steelworker labor movement to… » 8/10/14 4:18pm 8/10/14 4:18pm

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

Stop Confusing Gender Dysphoria With Body Dysmorphia Already

Conflation of gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia seems hard to imagine to those who are very well aware of both of these terms. However, it seems to be a fairly common point of confusion in articles about transgender individuals and extremely prevalent in the comments sections of other transgender related articles. » 8/09/14 1:32pm 8/09/14 1:32pm

This Guy's Coming Out Slam Poetry is Relatable, Hilarious, and Sweet

Steven Boyle's slam poetry entitled "I Hit Send, or Modern Meltdown" is an often hilarious, sometimes bittersweet, and eminently relatable piece of spoken word on the trials and tribulations of growing up queer and coming out as an adult. The performance was given at Penn State University. » 8/07/14 12:42am 8/07/14 12:42am

Survey Shows Gay and Bisexual Teens Have Heightened Pregnancy Risks

Canadian experts are calling for sex education in the province of British Columbia to be modified to account for results of a survey on pregnancy risks for queer youth. The results show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth have heightened pregnancy risks versus their heterosexual counterparts. » 8/05/14 10:20pm 8/05/14 10:20pm

Republicans Quietly Tap Lobbyists for Shift on Marriage Equality

While no progressive could be blamed for thinking that the Grand Old Party is far from changing its tune on gay rights issues, apparently it's happening. While marriage equality has gained traction amongst the majority of Americans, Republicans are quietly turning to K Street lobbying firms to help them shift their… » 7/31/14 11:04pm 7/31/14 11:04pm