The Media Freakout Over Charlie Sheen's HIV Status Is a Shameful '80s Flashback

On Tuesday morning, Charlie Sheen officially announced that he was HIV positive, confirming a story that many of us had read about on news and gossip sites a full day prior. Sheen’s diagnosis was treated as a salacious story—the Hollywood bad boy gets his comeuppance for years of drug use and sex workers. It was a… »11/19/15 3:20pm11/19/15 3:20pm


Magic Johnson's Gay Son Is the Most Fabulous Gay Son of All Time

Is it offensive to call gay people "fabulous"? I'm asking that sincerely—I don't want to contribute to any social pressure or perpetuate any damaging stereotypes about gay people being fabulous or not being fabulous. But when a person—gay or straight or in between or neither!—just really intensely preternaturally … »4/02/13 2:40pm4/02/13 2:40pm

Madonna Tastelessly Waves Guns Around Onstage Post-Aurora Shooting

In her continued (and, if you ask me, unnecessary) bid for relevancy, Madonna most recently pissed off Mothers Against Guns during her MDNA tour. They objected when Madge waved around some (fake) firearms onstage during a concert in Murrayfield, Scotland not 48 hours after the Colorado Dark Knight Rises shooting, also… »7/23/12 9:00am7/23/12 9:00am