Beaten Teen Charged With Assault After Defense Against Anti-Gay Bullies

A Virginia teen has been slapped with assault charges despite being brutally beaten in an altercation at his high school. Eric Martin spent nine days in the hospital after a fight at Highland Springs High School in Henrico, Virginia. His story is far too familiar for LGBT+ youth and even those merely perceived to be… » 10/01/14 7:30am Yesterday 7:30am

'Gay' or 'Trans Panic' Defenses Are Crap And Now Illegal In California

Hard to believe this isn't already illegal in ALL THE PLACES, but kudos to California's legislature and Governor Jerry Brown for making California the first state in the union to ban the use of the so-called "gay panic" or "trans panic" defense. Since, you know, your phobia of LGBT+ people is not justification for… » 9/30/14 10:43pm Tuesday 10:43pm

Conservatives Are Lying About Minnesota Transgender Athlete Policy

Conservative groups in Minnesota, including misleadingly named "Child Protection League," have spouted complete and utter crap about a new proposed transgender student-athlete policy from the Minnesota State High School League. The CPL has even taken out a full page transphobic ad in a major state newspaper. » 9/29/14 10:44pm Monday 10:44pm

Automatic Is A Device That Nags Drivers To Be More Fuel Efficient

Jalopnik reader and OppositeLock participant Mosqvich got ahold of one of these little Automatic "in car nannies" direct from the manufacturer. The company had asked for a review, and Mosqvich breaks down how well the product manages in terms of design, set up, and operation. Also what it doesn't get right. » 9/28/14 12:00pm Sunday 12:00pm

Smart Car Flipped By Dumb Buckeyes Fans

Personally, I think car sharing is a really cool idea. Especially on college campuses where parking is hard to find, congestion is a fact of life, and alcohol often flows too freely. You'll also find a bunch of elitist douchebags—and it seems like some of them don't like the idea of car sharing. Probably because… » 9/28/14 10:05am Sunday 10:05am

Formation Of C-17s Light Up The Night Sky Like You've Never Seen

Just because low-flying C-17s can drop their cargo under the cover of night does not mean they won't come under attack from heat-seeking missiles. Being one of most highly defended aircraft in the world, its defenses can include popping flares and clouds of infrared energy. It can even shoot lasers directly at the… » 9/27/14 1:06pm Saturday 1:06pm

Creepy 1967 Rambler American Ad Is Why Hipsters Would Love AMC

Maybe this advertisement looked cool or happy-go-lucky to 1967 eyes, but to our eyes in 2014, it just comes off as creepy as hell. Like scenes from a period piece horror movie, the circus based Rambler "new cars" ad from the American Motors Company makes my skin crawl. And yet, what is a nightmare for us is probably… » 9/27/14 9:00am Saturday 9:00am