New South Wales Labor Won't Force MPs to Vote For Marriage Equality

The New South Wales Labor Party, part of the national Australian Labor Party, has voted to changes it rules in support of same-sex marriage. However, delegates of the state conference where the change was made voted against a motion which would have called on federal members of parliament to vote in support of… » 7/27/14 10:57pm Yesterday 10:57pm

No, Florida, You Can't Have a Same-Sex Marriage Ban Either

Surprising absolutely no one, yet another judge has ruled that a state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. This time in the sunny state of Florida. Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami-Dade County said the state's ban denied due process and equal protection, and because she's a badass, also "basic human… » 7/26/14 4:58pm Saturday 4:58pm

Androgynous Fashion Model Andreja Pejic Comes Out as Trans Woman

Australian fashion model Andreja Pejic has never shied away from bending gender about as far as it can go. Previously mum about the extent of her gender variance, the model has now come out as a trans woman. Although this is probably not altogether too surprising for those watching her career with interest. » 7/24/14 10:33pm Thursday 10:33pm

Hillary Clinton Must Decide Where She Stands on Gay and Trans Rights

Although the former Secretary of State, presidential candidate, senator, and First Lady of the United States has played coy on whether or not she is running again, most political observers, both professionals and amateurs, think there is little question she will. I'm definitely one of those who believe she will.… » 7/22/14 10:53pm Tuesday 10:53pm

Unsurprisingly, Hobby Lobby Also Discriminates Against Trans People

Hobby Lobby isn't exactly on everyone's "best corporate friend forever" list at the moment. While the case of insurance coverage of contraception has been getting all the attention, there is in fact more discrimination to be found! A transgender employee who has been with the company for sixteen years has been… » 7/17/14 10:25pm 7/17/14 10:25pm

Four Reasons Why Driving in Japan Actually Sucks

If your idea of driving in Japan has been wholly influenced by Initial D and Fast and Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, you're in for quite a shock. Even JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) enthusiasts who do not base their views of wider Japanese driving culture on such Western media representations often do not realise that while… » 7/17/14 9:25pm 7/17/14 9:25pm

Have We Really Made Room for Women in Car Culture?

Perhaps we've come a long way since the days of, "women are inherently bad drivers," and perhaps we've even begun to recognise that women are, indeed, quite capable of being motorheads. Yet, it seems that even in what appears to be the most accepting of spaces, there are still few women to be found. Why? » 7/16/14 12:32am 7/16/14 12:32am

R. Kelly's Son Jay Has One Kickass Mom, Media Still Sucks

Jay Kelly's father may not be much a part of his life, and the media coverage around his coming out as trans may have been, well, horrid, but it seems like he has one of the most important support structures a trans kid can have: a really supportive mother. » 7/15/14 8:37pm 7/15/14 8:37pm

Justice Dept. Urges SCOTUS to Rule Gay Marriage Bans Unconstitutional

In new remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder, the United States Justice Department will urge the Supreme Court to rule state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional after Utah state officers stated that they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the… » 7/14/14 7:25pm 7/14/14 7:25pm