Ruby Rose and Caitlyn Jenner got some love from the glossies, Ukrainian lawmakers voted for gay rights, Dallas went where Houston didn’t for trans folks, Starbucks wants to be a safe space, Obama wants more LGBT equality, and more good news!
A trans cheerleader with a badass story, a policy shift that will help LGBT refugees, marriage equality in Ireland, big news from Tig Notaro, cuties with kittens, and more!
Mercury is in retrograde right now, so I’m betting you could use a whole lot of affirming news that doesn’t disorient you, make you lose your wallet, or tempt you to completely change your life. Here it is!
Meanwhile, Dej Loaf’s decked out in all white everything like Lydia advised, a baby rhino is being fed somewhere right now with this big bottle, Australia’s making schools safer for queermos, Taiwan recognizes trans folks, and a tennis star married her girlfriend (finally). Also, dog on a rumba.
It’s On Us could potentially fill the gap between activists and their administrations, creating cultural demand for the work they’ve been pioneering for years.
From Russia to Pennsylvania, we’re all just trying to spoon.
On what Obama said (and didn’t say) this morning when he surprised everybody with a speech expanding on his thoughts about the Trayvon Martin ruling.
Grimes skips brunch, Wanda Sykes skips Dinah, and Obama shows up for Planned Parenthood.
The 2012 Election is a gift that never stops giving. Or at least, it hasn’t yet.
But seriously, let’s get to the actually important stuff and talk about the lady with the flag in her hair and Donald Trump’s Twitter tantrum.
Cara’s Team Pick: Here’s hoping that by tomorrow this website will be unnecessary.
This week we get to talk about Cher and Lady Gaga in practically the same breath.
Cara’s Team Pick: And they’re not too cool to [pretend to] sing about it.
“For Barack and me, it really comes down to the values of fairness and equality that we want to pass down to our girls.”
Jay-Z thinks Obama’s decision to support gay marriage is “the right thing to do.” What a man.
I bet you had no idea that you needed a Beerack Obama Ornament or a hot-pink Michelle Obama tote-bag or “Hope on a Rope,” didja?
Lesbians are “bloody brilliant” and we’re going to go back in time with Lindsay Lohan.
Obama name-drops gay rights in an address to the United Nations, one of a few admirable moves he’s made this week.
“Obama is proud to support the Respect for Marriage Act.”
“This brief represents the concrete manifestation of a complete paradigm shift in the federal government’s position on anti-gay discrimination and the constitutional rights of married same-sex couples.”