In a world where politics are increasingly polarized, it makes sense that we'd pay more attention to the loudmouths and blowhards than we do to those who are more reserved and quiet in their delivery. However, it is precisely those people to whom we should be paying the most attention, because they are the most likely to further a hateful, hurtful agenda right under our noses.Read More
Things We Saw Today: The U.S. Voted Against UN Resolution Banning the Death Penalty for LGBTQIA+ People
So, here's another addition to today's Terrible Parade: The U.S. Amabassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voted against a resolution that would globally ban the death penalty for LGBTQIA+ people, joining Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.Read More
Normally, the defeat of anyone backed by Trump and Mitch McConnell would feel like a victory, but Luther Strange's opponent and now Republican candidate Roy Moore is so much more terrifying. How terrifying? His biggest supporter in the race was Steve Bannon.Read More
Ellen Recalls Being Instructed Not to Use the Word “We” When Discussing Her Life to Protect Audiences From Having to “Picture” Her Gayness
Is this that 'liberal agenda' we've heard so much about?
Even after Ellen Degeneres had come out, Hollywood executives didn't want her talking about her life for fear of shocking and alienating audiences who might be fine with homosexuality in name only.Read More
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov claimed that Chechnya, where activists report that gay men are being tortured and killed, doesn't "have any gays...To purify our blood, if there are any here, take them."Read More
The Fight Against Gendered Dress Codes Is Finally Making Progress Now That Men & Boys Are Complaining
When men & boys complain of being hot or uncomfortable, no one assumes their real aim is to sexualize themselves or distract women and girls from their work and studies. They're not told their physical comfort is going to detract from the needs of others. They just–get this–are listened to.Read More
But, remember, Trump is "much better for the gays"
The official White House Facebook page shared a photo of the NATO leaders' spouses, and their caption rather conveniently omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel.Read More
A homophobic radio host says the LGBTQ community is "culturally appropriating" the rainbow and wants us to "give it back" to God.Read More
The Lego Batman Movie has been out for a few weeks now, which (sigh) I suppose means the manufactured bigotry-based backlash is pretty much right on time.Read More
On a recent Delta flight, a passenger sitting beside queer rapper Mykki Blanco called the cops because he was "not comfortable" sitting next to "someone like [Blanco.]"Read More
ABC's Black-ish has never been shy about social commentary. In this week's episode, they took on LGBTQIA discrimination.Read More
Trump Threatens to Take Away UC Berkeley’s Federal Funding Following Cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos’ Talk
By "talk" we mean "hate speech".
President Trump tweeted a veiled threat that he would eliminate the funding supplied to UC Berkeley by the federal government.Read More
The point isn’t to appeal to women, people of color, queer individuals or any other specific demographic. It's to make our culture safer for everyone.Read More
Every kind of awful.
A straight reporter for The Daily Beast potentially outed gay Olympians in Rio when he posed as gay while signing up for Grindr.Read More
This Analysis of 70 Million Comments Proves White Male Journalists Have It Pretty Good, Comparatively
Internet comments are bad for everyone, right? Sure, but marginalized writers tend to accrue a higher volume of abuse in the comment sections of their articles. Here's the data on that.Read More
Heh. Down a peg.
Spoilers for Deadpool to follow. Lots and lots of spoilers.Read More
How I Am Santa Claus Producer & WWE Legend Mick Foley Feels About The Backlash To The Film’s Gay Santa
The spirit of the season is about love and acceptance.
“I am a guy who used to go out of my way to make people dislike me for a career. But this is what puts people over the edge?” WWE Hardcore Legend Mick Foley (aka “Mankind,” “Dude Love,” and/or “Cactus Jack”) knows a thing or two about creating a character. But when the trailer for I am Santa Claus, in which Mick stars and produces, was released, Mick discovered that having a gay man in a film which celebrates professional Santas was enough to turn the internet on its ear.Read More
Sometimes, people are the worst.
A new study surveying 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members has shed light on some of the less-savory aspects of the Hollywood machine that LGBT performers face every day. While the study wasn't entirely negative, it does show that discrimination and harassment in the entertainment industry is still a prevalent issue (in case you still needed convincing of that fact).Read More
Troll in the dungeon!!!
This Saturday, Twitter user and probable Death Eater @halfelven55ff responded to a tweet J.K. Rowling made way back in May by criticizing the author for exposing what he refers to as "Dumbledore's deviant lifestyle." But beware, oh ye who underestimate Rowling's political savvy and Klout Score!Read More
Sir, I believe you are overdue.
In spite of protests and petitions from over four thousand concerned patrons, the Singapore National Library Board is moving ahead on plans to pulp three picture-books that depict non-traditional families--all at the urging of a single bigot.Read More