Sunday Funday is Having a Very Gay Festivus Season with Hillary Clinton and the Cast of “Fun Home”

Happy Sunday Funday, cornflakes! I’m about to spend the week baking cookies with my mom, eating yogurt in her living room in my pajamas, and making a concrete plan to wrap up all my deadlines by the new year. But first: GOOD GAY NEWS TIME!

Carol Will Soon Be Seen By Russian Eyeballs

Russia’s draconian ban on “gay propaganda,” which is really a ban on gay lives, can’t stop and won’t stop Carol from screening there and breaking everyone’s hearts.


F*ck Your Ex-Gay Therapy Bullshit

+ Malta just might ban ex-gay therapy soon, and make history in Europe in the process.

+ JONAH, an ex-gay therapy organization based in New Jersey, has been ordered to shut the fuck down.

Hillary Clinton’s Gay Agenda

Word on the street is that Hillary Clinton’s recently-released LGBT rights platform kicks ass.


It’s also the first of its kind to be released by a candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

“The policy positions announced today by Hillary Clinton sketch a bold vision for our community in this country and beyond,” said a statement issued by NCLR executive director Kate Kendell. “We applaud Secretary Clinton for her audacious and uncompromising support for a range of policy initiatives which, if realized, would improve the lives and futures of every lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person in our nation and the world.

“By addressing issues like parenting and adoption, protections for LGBT youth, conversion therapy, violence against transgender people and transgender service in the military, and health care access for people with HIV — issues which have long been part of NCLR’s work — Secretary Clinton reflects a genuine understanding of the issues facing LGBT people and their families. Her passionate support is extremely gratifying.”

Less formally, on her personal Facebook page, Kendell called Clinton’s proposals “a pretty awesome gay agenda.”

Justin Trudeau is Going to Pride

Officials spanning three of the top tiers in Canada’s government will be spotted at this year’s Pride celebration in Toronto, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He’ll be the first PM in Canadian history to attend the festivities.


It Seriously Is a Festivus for the Rest of Us

Gay Festivus pole fever is sweeping the nation! A totally queer and very official Festivus pole will go up in Georgia on December 23. 


The Best Performance of Fun Home Ever, Probs

Fun Home stars headed to SAGE in midtown this week, an LGBT senior center, and performed some songs from the beloved musical that lives close to the center of your heart.


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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. YAAAS! This is fabulous good gay news! Also, have fun with your mom, Carmen! I am also spending the week with my mom and little brother baking cookies, looking at Christmas lights, and generally being awesome.

  2. I would like to add what I hope will be good news: Slovenia is currently counting the votes for the referendum on marriage equality. The situation is still very uncertain, but promising. :)

    • Sadly, no equality for Slovenia. The inital polls were promising, but in the end the people voted against with quite a large majority.

      • That is super sad :( I was watching the outcome with interest hoping it would pass for you all there.

    • Thanks, pope Francis!
      The Advocate is probably gonna select Slovenia as top gay travel destination of 2016

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