Same-Sex marriage legalized in Alabama! So, why are some judges denying couples their marriage license?

Being someone who supports all human, equal rights, it pains me to see that persons who love each other are finally allowed to get married in a state that has been against same-sex marriage for so long and somehow, still can’t. Same-sex marriage was, at last, legalized in Alabama by a federal judge’s rulings, making […]

The Proud Whopper

“Do gay people even eat fast food?” “I think it’s cool, I think it’s a great idea. It’s great.” “It makes me feel supportive. It makes me feel proud.” “I love my two mummies.” These were the reactions of a few customers to Burger King’s “Proud Whopper”, released at the San Francisco Pride Festival. The burger, […]

Marching for Hate

Apparently the days of marching in support of civil rights, equality, and justice are long gone.  When one thinks of politically powered marches, the great marches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement and the marches of thousands of LGBTQ individuals during Pride come to mind. These are examples of peaceful […]

Home of the Free and Land of Workplace Discrimination

Americans take pride in our country’s ideals of justice and equality, and in that fact that each citizen is made to be equal under the law. Here’s the truth though: Every citizen is not equal under the law, and justice/equality are terribly lacking in many areas, specifically in regards to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, […]

Northeast Ohio campaign tries to #saveclekids

A Cleveland woman saw a child in need in downtown on her way to work. She quickly discovered that the child wasn’t real. “I felt kind of silly for thinking it was real,” Lashawn Chillous, mother of a 9-year-old boy, said in a Facebook message, “but kind of sad that no one else seemed to […]

Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Bill is Our Worst History Repeating Itself

On Thursday Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill many argue could facilitate discrimination against the LGBT community. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act today, which will protect the individual religious freedom of Mississippians of all faiths from government interference,” is the quote Gov. Phil […]

A New Kind of Fierce

For a good amount of his time at the University of Missouri, the word “fierce” could be used to describe Michael Sam’s competitiveness and play on the field, most notably during a senior season that just saw him become Mizzou’s first unanimous All-American player in over 50 years. Anyone even remotely familiar with Mizzou football […]

Gay Teen is Denied Scout’s Highest Honor

After 12 years of hard work and dedication, Boy Scout Ryan Andersen may not be awarded scouting’s highest honor, The Eagle Scout, solely because he is gay. Apparently the Boy Scouts of America has an anti-gay policy that was made public in 1992 and has had several revisions since then. Therefore, according to Yahoo News, […]

Latest Chick-fil-a Move Hatches New Controversy

Over the summer, the Atlanta-based company Chick-fil-a found itself in the center of the media’s attention after President Dan Cathy mentioned in an interview that he supported what he called the “biblical definition of marriage”, and came under fire after the company was found to have donated millions of dollars to anti-gay organizations. This news […]

Upbeat Talk Show Host, Comedienne is Walk of Fame Reciepient

Today, talk show host and comedienne Ellen Degeneres has something new to dance about. On September 4, talk show host, actress, and comedienne Ellen Degeneres was awarded a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In attendance was her mother, Betty Degeneres; her wife, Portia de Rossi; and colleagues such as Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy […]

Why Matt Bomer Won’t Be Playing Christian Grey

Fans of the Fifty Shades trilogy are chomping at the bit to find out which Hollywood stars will be cast in the film version of the undeniably popular story. The character of Anastasia Steele is extremely important, but Christian Grey has been the center of speculation. While several actors’ names have been attached to the […]

Madonna Speaks Out

Madonna has received  a lot of controversy lately about her performances and now about her speaking out about LGBT rights. About a week ago, Madonna angered Russian government officials and then two days later she spoke out about a Russian punk band in St. Petersburg. It truly doesn’t come as a shock that she won’t let […]

What the Media Forgot to Mention

Eat less Chikin? We’re all familiar with the controversy regarding Chick-fil-a, but many people seem to have this misconception that the boycott stems from what VP Donald Cathy had to say about same-sex marriage. While that did spark some controversy among same-sex marriage supporters, the real controvery runs much deeper than that. Truthfully, I’m surprised […]

Chick-fil-A “war” creates animosity between opposing sides of gay marriage debate

In my hometown state of California, the gay marriage debate is a big deal. Otherwise known as Prop 8, the right to same sex marriage has a flurry of loud, proud supporters—though the opposing silent majority has won the debate every time elections come around. When this whole Chick-fil-A situation arose, I knew it would […]

Boston Mayor Tells Chick-fil-A There is No Room for Discrimination in MA

Dan Cathy, president of Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A, has found himself in the center of a national debate following statements made regarding same-sex marriage. During a radio interview with Ken Coleman, Cathy, a devout Christian stated, “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and […]

Born This Way

Office Depot officials say they hope to create a “braver, kinder school year” for students by partnering with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, but one right-wing organization is less than thrilled by the new collaboration. As Right Wing Watch reports, the Florida Family Association (FFA) slammed Office Depot’s decision to back the pop star’s […]

Chick-Fil-A Speaks Out….No Big Deal

Chick-fil-A chief executive officer and president, Dan Cathy, has recently come under fire for his comments printed in the Baptist Press.  A public and devout Christian, Cathy shared his thoughts about his definition of family and marriage. He also discussed how his religion has influenced his leadership at the fast food restaurant chain. Cathy is […]

End the Gay Debate!

There was once a time when the word “gay” meant “happy”. Now a days, depending on who you ask, the term “gay” has a negative connotation. Recently, if you were to turn on the television to the news, or pickup a newspaper or even a magazine, I can assure you without a shred of a […]

So you find lesbians sexy but not gay men?

After many enduring years of the Gay community endlessly trying to make us realize that there is nothing askew about homosexuality, our society has finally come around to embrace the Gay community, but not as amiable as Harvey Milk would have hoped us to. Two questions. When was the last time you saw your straight […]

Frank Ocean is Bisexual

Right now, every website is discussing Frank Ocean’s coming out as a bisexual man and what a win this is for the LGBTQ community and how difficult this must’ve been for him to decide to do, and they’re right. However, I think people are comparing to this to the average scary decision for people in […]