Sunday Funday’s All About the Tubmans, Baby (And These Super Gay Cities)

Happy Sunday Funday! If it rained where you live last night, have no fear! This good gay news will clear that up and get a rainbow bloomin’ in seconds.

Hillary Clinton Wrote The Lesbian Couple in Her Campaign Announcement Vid a Heartwarming Letter

Presidential Nominee and previously titled Love of My Young Life Hillary Clinton wrote a super-sweet letter the to lesbian couple featured in her campaign announcement video, which made my brain and heart explode a little while back. In it, she thanked them for their activist work and for just being so darn cute. Basically, it made everyone in the room melt.

Geneva and I, for the record, have received no letter of thanks for being ready years in advance.

Hot Queer in the City

+ There’s a totally gay taxi in London.

rainbow-taxi1+ In Vienna, even the traffic lights are gay. 

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson Just Got Married

This wedding looks really great! I’m also assuming some of us had some complex emotions but right now I’m just trying to soak up the wedding photos and pretend everything is right and nothing is ever wrong, amen.

Johnson-Griner Wedding Tapatio Cliffs Resort @brittneygriner

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Harriet Tubman Might Be The New Face of The $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman cinched the nomination for Women on the 20’s campaign to, well, put a woman on the twenty dollar bill where Worst Dude of All Time Andrew Jackson currently lives on. Can you even imagine. Be still my revolutionary heart.


Church of Scotland Opens Their Door to Gay Clergy


The Church of Scotland just gave folks in same-sex civil partnerships the a-okay to be ordained as clergy. God bless us, every queer!

One of Ireland’s Foremost Broadcasters Just Came Out

Ursula Halligan, one of Ireland’s most prominent broadcast journalists, is telling her truths. As the nation’s vote on gay marriage draws closer, she penned an op-ed calling on religious communities for their support and exposing how the homophobic climate of her country impacted her life.


I suppressed everything and buried myself in books or work. I was careful how I talked and behaved. Nothing was allowed to slip. I never knew what it was like to live spontaneously, to go with the flow, to trust my instincts; I certainly couldn’t trust my instincts.

As a person of faith and a Catholic, I believe a Yes vote is the most Christian thing to do. I believe the glory of God is the human being fully alive, and that this includes people who are gay. If Ireland votes Yes, it will be about much more than marriage. It will end institutional homophobia. It will say to gay people that they belong, that it’s safe to surface and live fully human, loving lives. If it’s true that 10 per cent of any population are gay, then there could be 400,000 gay people out there; many of them still living in emotional prisons. Any of them could be your son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father or best friend. Set them free. Allow them to live full lives.

Do You Want a Pillow of This Fish

Laneia does and I can’t blame her at all.


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  1. A warm blooded pillow fish?? Yes please. This world is so cool.

    Exciting news about the $20 bill!

  2. Excellent choice for the $20, the irony is sooo beautiful.

    I guess Wilma MANKILLER was a bit too much misandry for the general public…

  3. I’m kind of bummed Wilma Mankiller wasn’t picked, but I think one of the reasons she wasn’t is that not many people have a clear understanding of who she is and why she’s important. Or, they have no idea who she is at all. Which is pretty much the state of non-Native Americans in this country–like, complete ignorance. Anyway, I think Mankiller replacing Jackson would’ve been just a little bit cathartic, given that Jackson was directly responsible for all the shit that her ancestors, and mine, went through.
    BUT OH MY GOD Griner/Johnson. I was so excited about their marriage…and then that whole fight thing went down…and now my excitement level is at zero. HOW is it a good thing to start off a marriage with a fist fight? That’s not really a positive prediction for how the rest of their marriage…

  4. Six good stories … and then some grinning foreskin gloating over having killed something beautiful. Pillocks.

  5. Great news about the $20 bill! It was hard to choose who to vote for on that one

  6. OK, that letter from Hillary (and the story around it) made me tear up. Either that, or somebody just swept up a loud of sawdust in my living room.

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