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 that your job is to keep babies healthy... 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 consumers in recent years. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 27, 2014
Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin have CONFIRMED that they are dating! The 22-year-old rapper and the 18-year-old model (daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger) were first introduced at this past New York Fashion Week and have been together ever since. But, Haze seems to think that media has a problem with interracial lesbian couples.
Haze, who is performing at Glastonbury with Kanye West this weekend, has been challenging Hip-Hop’s misogyny by simply existing. And now, she seems to be challenging the American Media’s viewpoints on girl-on-girl couples. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 21, 2014
Someone has finally developed an app (similar to Grindr and Tinder) that focuses solely on girls loving girls. (Finally!) Dattch is a new app in the market that is directed towards lesbian and bisexual women.
Built by women for women, it’s designed to surpass any of the experiences that women have on other dating apps. Dattch founder and CEO, Robyn Exton says that "You can’t just take Grindr and make it pink and give it to women and say 'Ta da!' It’s a completely different experience and product—and I think no one seems to have taken the time to do it yet." Very true. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 10, 2014
In the summer of 2006, seven young women violently defended themselves from an anti-gay bigot in New York City's Greenwich Village. Or so they claim. The male perpetrator, or victim depending on which version of the story you read, says he was unreasonably attacked by a gang of angry lesbians. Four of the seven were eventually convicted, with two facing pending sentencing appeals. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 30, 2014
SAFIA, a German society primarily for older lesbians, has recently inaugurated the world’s first lesbian-designated cemetery area. “Some people might say this is historic, but today we're saying her-storic,” founder Hilde Heringer told the gathered crowd. These women hope that the 400 square meter space will become a place “where life and death connect, distinctive forms of cemetery culture can develop and where the lesbian community can live together in the afterlife. Read More
BY Rachael Roth
on Nov 26, 2013
When a friend of photographer Debbie Boud posted pictures of actresses from "The L Word" noting how attractive they were, Boud was dissatisfied: not all of the women were actually gay and they represented only a stereotypically pretty look. In response, her friend challenged Boud to find "gay and hot" lesbian models, an oft-omitted group as far as popular media goes. Thus began her 2010 "It's All Butch," calendar project.
"I wanted to break the mullet-wearing stereotypes and show that we can be 'hot' too," Boud said in an interview with the Huffington Post. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 09, 2013
Since she first crooned that tear-jerking hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's now infamous gay-rights anthem "Same Love," singer Mary Lambert has gone from working three jobs to recording full-time.
Her latest milestone comes in the form of her first music video, for none other than the single "She Keeps Me Warm." After watching the clip, I couldn't help but notice that it left out a few key elements necessary for music videos of today: There were no montages of naked women standing around with animals. No crotch shots in white spandex or fingers oozing Pepto-Bismol. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 06, 2013
In case you’re just tuning in, Batwoman and her girlfriend are engaged. In fact, they have been since Issue #17 (aka February). With the fictional wedding of the decade just around the corner (no comment to Game of Thrones fans), it looks like the biggest clam jam to the whole affair isn’t a mad scientist who grew twelve legs after an accident in a stem-cell research lab, or even a nutjob mother-in-law, it’s none other than the publisher of the comic itself: DC.
A recent blog post by Batwoman writing team W. Haden Blackman and J.H. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 11, 2013
Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar astounded many conservatives in their home country of Pakistan when they recently married in a civil partnership in the UK. Kausar and Kamar are the first lesbian Muslims to wed, as LGBT groups are scorned (or at least ignored if they're quiet enough) in custom and law in Pakistan. The ladies immediately applied for political asylum, as they'd received death threats from opponents of their decision in both the UK and Pakistan. Read More