BY Intern Tessa
on Jul 25, 2012
On Sunday, the Lincoln Journal Star reported on a horrific hate crime against a woman in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was attacked in her home by three masked men who bound her wrists and ankles with zip ties, cut her body, and carved homophobic slurs into her skin. They then doused her floor with gasoline and lit a match. The woman proceeded to crawl from her house to a neighbor's doorstep, bleeding, naked and screaming for help.
The community was outraged, and that same night, a vigil was organized outside the Capitol, attended by hundreds bearing candles and rainbow flags. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jun 25, 2012
There are many reasons why the gay wedding I’m about to gush over for the next few paragraphs is worthy of attention. First, it blows New Girl out of the water in terms of adorkableness (I’m still a fan, Zooey!). Second, it follows on the heels of recent decisions by comic book writers to get on board with the gay. And third of all, June is Pride Month and that means every blog gets a little more colorful.
Ohio-based Scott Everhart, 39, never expected to be chosen for the wedding of a lifetime in a New York comic book store, the Huffington Post reports. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jun 04, 2012
I’ve been following the activities of One Million Moms ever since the group attacked JC Penney for hiring out lesbian Ellen DeGeneres as a spokeswoman. A branch of the American Family Association (officially classified as a hate group), the club of angry moms with too much time on their hands has since whined against JC Penney to no avail, got up in arms over a GAP ad featuring a gay couple, and decried an Urban Outfitters catalogue that included a lesbian kiss.
Most recently, the group was smashed by the rubble of a superhero busting down his closet door. Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on May 09, 2012
Yesterday, the state of North Carolina voted in favor of Amendment 1, a constitutional civil rights violation of a bill that bans same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state. The amendment formally defines marriage as between a man and a woman, but the rest of the language of the bill is notably vague, leading to concerns that the rights of unmarried straight couples would also be in danger.
The concerns stem from the line stating, "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 18, 2012
Equality in this country seems to be tricky business. Sure, LGBT people can vote! Marry each other (in six states of our fifty nifty)! Get elected to public office!
Apparently not on the list? Serve as a den leader for the Boy Scouts.
Jennifer Tyrell, who volunteered to take the position as den leader for her son's Tiger Scout troop in Ohio, has been forced to resign because she is a lesbian. Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Sep 20, 2011
Just one minute past midnight (EDT), the 18-year-old DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell) law finally got KO'ed for good, which means gay and lesbian service members can now do their duties without lugging the closet door around with them. The law, which was implemented with seemingly good intentions (as a compromise to full equality), swayed wildly off-course into huge controversy. It required gay and lesbian members of the military to keep their sexuality a secret while serving, but once it was out these members were discharged. And we're talking an estimated 13,000 people since the law was enacted. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Oct 20, 2010
The popular YouTube internet campaign, "It Gets Better", was started in September of this year by columnist Dan Savage, as a way to send the message to young teenagers being bullied for their homosexuality that there is life beyond high school, and it does get better. In his own video message, he explained that he was raised in a "very Catholic" environment and was picked on for being "obviously gay". He wants today's teens to know, however, that life goes on, the world slowly changes, and he did overcome many of his struggles. Read More
BY Lauren Rubin
on Oct 05, 2010
In recent headlines the news has been swarming with information regarding the deaths of the five teenage boys that were bullied to the point of suicide. Bust cover alumni Sarah Silverman loses her funny bone when addressing the gay youth of America in a video message posted on Perez Hilton's Youtube account.
The quirky potty mouthed comedian points fingers towards the social policies constructed by the United States government stating that when the gay community's ability to marry the person they love or serve their country openly is refused, the message is also resonated to children. Read More
BY Krista Ciminera
on Jun 25, 2010
Like Lollapalooza, Woodstock, and all good organized events, Pride Month has gotten so corporate. The line-up for PrideFest has such cringe-worthy events like PETCO's PetPride, so leave it to the dykes to keep the spice in all things gay with the 18th annual Dyke March this Saturday, June 26th.
Dyke March officially started in 1993 by the Lesbian Avengers as a protest march against the largely white and male focus of Pride Month and Pride events. The march organizers do not seek out permits for the march and maintain it as a political event. Read More