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 […]

The Fosters: Season 1 Recap and Season 2 Preview

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM THE 1st and 2nd SEASON The Fosters is set to return to ABC Family on June 16th almost exactly a year since it premiered. Jennifer Lopez serves as executive producer and Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg as the creators. Those who have seen the show will be able to feel […]

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 […]

Sex is laced with love in Ellen Hopkins’s latest novel

Good and bad, love comes with consequences. Ellen Hopkins’s latest young adult novel, Tilt, hit bookstores across the country earlier this week. As can be expected, the novel is written from the perspective of three teenagers: Mikayla, Shane and Harley. Mikayla can handle anything as long her boyfriend, Dylan, is by her side. Reckless and […]

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 […]

Gay Marriage Gains Ground

On May 9th, in an ABC interview, President Obama stated that “he now ‘”personally’” believes gays and lesbians should have the right to mary.” [1] This, obviously huge move, has been a long time coming. Apparently Obama has “been going through an evolution on this issue.” Haven’t we all? His path to support of gay […]