Sunday Funday Will Make Out With You at the Olympics in the Name of Gay Rights

Happy Sunday Funday, motherfuckers! I’m likely nursing four shots of espresso while you read this. Here’s some news to get hype about!

The Olympics Make Me Happy How About You

+ Simone Manuel is amazing.

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+ Simone Biles is amazing.

+ Katie Ledecky is amazing.


+ Every LGBT athlete at the Olympics is amazing, too. And they’re having a blast I think.


One Good Thing About Donald Trump Is How Much Everyone Hates Him

Donald Trump could drive Democrats to victory down the ballot in Georgia and Arizona, where you are not alone in hating his stupid little orange face. I refuse to put a photo of Donald Trump in this post, sidenote.

This Is What a Gay Kiss-In Looks Like

200 queermos gathered in Britain this week to enact super-gay revenge on the chain supermarket Sainsbury’s after a security guard at one location “admonished” a same-sex couple for holding hands. They did what we do best: Made out.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: A lesbian couple kiss as thousands gather in Dublin Castle square awaiting the referendum vote outcome on May 23, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. The referendum was held 22 years after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality with more than 3.2m people being asked whether they want to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Take That, Anti-Gay Laws

+ It’s official: Texas can’t sue over the trans guidelines they refuse to respect despite them being mandates from the one and only Barack Obama, feminist supreme.

+ Mississippi’s anti-LGBT “religious freedom” law is on hold.

+ Some concessions have changed a California bill seeking to protect LGBT college students in the state, but advocates aren’t backing down without a strong fight.

Hey Look A Big Gay Celebration

Cleveland Pride looks like it was a fucking force to be reckoned with this year.


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  1. Lol that article about Cleveland pride is all about how awesome the straight allies and police department were.

  2. As far as I can tell from reading the article, the Texas lawsuit is still going forward, it’s just that the federal government is arguing that Texas doesn’t have standing to sue. The judge has yet to make a decision on that argument.

    • Thanks for the link. Ugh, I hate the phrase “religious freedom” (at least in these kinds of contexts, where the guise of religion is used to fuel hatred). The thing is, a lot of private religious colleges are mainly religious in a historical sense (e.g. Pepperdine, as mentioned), so repealing this bill has the ability to impact a lot of prospective students, even if they have no interest in religion.

  3. After reading the title of this post, I started inadvertently humming the Make Out song. And then I clicked on the link. You’re a mindreading genius.

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