Look At This Awful 1969 New York Daily News Stonewall Riots Report

When I came across the original coverage of the Stonewall Riots, I expected it all to be absolutely terrible. Utterly horrendous. And it pretty much is. The New York Daily News piece isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, and surprisingly, isn't terribly worse than many pieces I report on now in 2014. That says… » 8/31/14 11:00pm Sunday 11:00pm

Charlie Crist Calls On Rick Scott Not to Defend FL Gay Marriage Ban

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has penned an open letter calling on his successor, Rick Scott, not to defend the recently struck down state ban on same-sex marriage. In the letter, Crist points to his own actions after a district court of appeals struck down the state's gay and lesbian adoption ban. » 8/31/14 10:27pm Sunday 10:27pm

The Worst Possible Way To React To Your Child's Coming Out As Gay

Coming out to one's family as LGBT is pretty harrowing, even when you expect the reaction to be generally supportive or positive. However, too often for queer youth, coming out can still mean risking everything, including financial support, a place to live, and even love. One brave young man filmed his family's… » 8/28/14 4:00pm Thursday 4:00pm

LGBT Women Have More Trouble Getting Healthcare, Personal Doctors

According to a new Gallup Poll, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender Americans are more likely than non-LGBT Americans to report they still do not have health insurance, despite the a significant drop in uninsured Americans since the Affordable Care Act's provisions requiring Americans to have health insurance took… » 8/26/14 10:10pm 8/26/14 10:10pm

Hilarious Marriage Equality PSA from Ireland Mocks 'Armagayddon'

The Irish group LGBT Noise has released this hilarious public service announcement. In the PSA, a straight couple fears that with the passage of marriage equality in Ireland, it is only a matter of time until the country collapses into chaos. Of course, there's a very obvious twist at the end for anyone who isn't a… » 8/21/14 10:35pm 8/21/14 10:35pm

Bigots Use Robin Williams to Support 'Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy'

As if we haven't had enough of the Family Research Council's bigotry, they're at it again in a new essay horrifically connecting actor Robin Williams' history of overcoming alcohol and substance abuse through rehabilitation to the need for "sexuality reorientation," or, you know, that "conversion therapy" shit we know… » 8/20/14 11:08pm 8/20/14 11:08pm

Michelle Duggar's Robocall Compares Trans Women to Child Predators

Michelle Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting has a new robocall asserting that a law to protect citizens against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, which includes gender identity as one of the protected classes, will allow men who are child predators to claim to be women and be… » 8/19/14 11:13pm 8/19/14 11:13pm

I Don't Care About MichFest's Trans Exclusion, You Shouldn't Either

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is currently wrapped up, and I guess it's that time of the year where we all wring our hands over MichFest's womyn-born-womyn (read: trans exclusionary) policy. Again. Like we have been doing every summer, apparently, since I was 10 years old. And once again, I just can't seem to… » 8/14/14 10:15pm 8/14/14 10:15pm