BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 16, 2015
Jazz Jennings: teen author and LGBT activist, has been announced as the new face of the “See The Real Me” campaign by Clean and Clear. Considered one of the youngest children ever to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, Jennings has used YouTube to connect with people around the world, telling her story and normalizing her experience.
After being diagnosed, Jennings fortunately had a very supportive family who took her feelings into consideration ... Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 24, 2015
Unfortunately, this is no joke: a Vermont pediatrician decided not to treat a 6-day-old child because her parents were lesbians. Krista and Jami Contreras were married in Vermont in 2012 and welcomed their daughter, Bay, in 2014.
“As far as we know, Bay doesn’t have a sexual orientation yet so I’m not really sure [why] that matters,” Jami said. “We’re not your patient, she’s your patient. And the fact is ... Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 18, 2015
Today marks the swearing-in of Kate Brown (D), the first openly bisexual governor in America. Following incumbent John Kitzhaber's resignation, Brown will become Oregon's 37th governor, and likely one of its most memorable.
Oregon's first female governor, Barbara Roberts, was with her at the Oregon Historical Society on Saturday to celebrate the state's 156th birthday.
As of yet, it's unclear who is to be part of Brown's staff, or what policies she ... Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 12, 2015
Laverne Cox is making history once again with a new lead role on the CBS drama, Doubt. She officially signed on yesterday, making her character the first transgender regular on a CBS show.
Cox will play the part of Cameron Wirth, an Ivy-educated attorney whose firsthand experience with injustice lends compassion to her clients. Aside from being a transgender person playing a transgender character, it's not exactly the norm for a black actress to ... Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 05, 2015
As we inch closer to February 14th, the sappy Valentine’s ads stack up by the dozen, with leading companies like Hallmark being the main culprits. Was this year any different? No—but we did get a sweet surprise this time.
Hallmark’s newest ad campaign, “Put Your Heart To Paper”, includes a real-life biracial lesbian couple with a real-life message:
This wonderful ad is just one of many displays of inclusiveness aimed toward gay ... Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 06, 2014
Flame Con could be your best day-date in Spring 2015. It will be a one-day convention and expo celebrating all things geeky and queer from comics, video games, film, and television, but the organizers need help funding the con! If you are already sold, head to their Kickstarter and help get them to their $15,000 goal before December 4. If you need to know more, let me present...
Five reasons to support Flame Con:
1. The creators, non-profit Geeks OUT!, have ... Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 16, 2014
Yesterday, Hollaback! came out with a "Know Your Rights" guide, a comprehensive report documenting information on street harassment from 22 different countries and their local laws on street harassment. Hollaback! is a movement made up of activists around the world starting conversations about street harassment and working toward solutions for creating safer public spaces for women and LGBTQ people.
The report, made with the help ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 12, 2014
What would you do if I told you that everyone is gay? Assumedly, you would vehemently object, citing the socially- and culturally-defined “normal” orientation that is heterosexuality. But let's say everyone were gay. Then, what if — with the stigma of LGBTQ-ness out of the way — our identities were just accepted in a way that LGBTQ identities, currently, are not?
That's the concept behind which Everyone Is Gay was founded. Kristin ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Sep 04, 2014
Punk fans get psyched! Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! will be the star of an AOL documentary series premiering Friday October 10th!
“True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” will be a ten-episode mini-series that follows the journey of the transgender musician. The series will explore moments from Laura's transitioning experience, including her decision to publicly come out as trans at the height of her fame. While the series promises to bring fans up close ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Aug 05, 2014
We all know that existing precautionary laws will not be sufficient in preventing workplace harassment and/or discrimination for various oppressed groups. At least, we should all know that. I thought we all knew that. Apparently not, though, because straight folks are crashing job fairs designed specifically for LGBTQ people. That’s right, some straight people are thwarting efforts to end workplace discrimination and it is 100% deliberate. The job fair ... Read More