Helen James wins her case and is generally a real American hero I can get behind, new documentary about Black lesbian playwright Lorraine Hansberry, Sarah Waters on 20 years of Tipping the Velvet, Joan Greene is yet another LGBT candidate running in 2018, Melissa Etheridge wants an uprising of love, and more good stuff!
These are stories of trans people who have served or are serving in the US military; their experiences range from the positive to the deeply traumatic and everywhere in between.
This Veteran’s Day, let’s give back to the queer service men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect us.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced that the Pentagon will start providing some benefits to same-sex couples in the military. Bravo! Baby steps.
Everyone should have a lesbian homecoming kiss this sweet.
Look, we all were hoping this wasn’t true but it is: the Republican candidates for president are completely and totally obsessed with us, and it’s super awkward. They just won’t let the gay thing go. Ever. Seriously.
Batwoman #4 passes the Bechdel test! And it includes a ton of tastefully done lesbian sex! What is happening to mainstream comics, you guys?
Incredible things are happening in this world, gay things are happening in this world…
This is what a repeal of DADT looks like at a gay community center in Oklahoma.
The big day is finally here and we’re one step closer to equality!
On Tuesday, DADT will be over forever.
The reader’s digest version: People in charge: “Hunky dory,” Gay lady: “Swimmingly,” Gay guy: “Ehh, pretty good,” Republicans: “Danger Will Robinson!,” Gay soldiers’ organizations: “Please sir, I want some more.”
What a long, strange, monumentally confusing trip it’s been.
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was over but then a court appeal made it not over anymore, and everyone is asking why but no one is telling.
“The Obama administration is “’likely’ to appeal an injunction barring the enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
“The ruling by the 9th Circuit in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States removes all uncertainty – American servicemembers are no longer under threat of discharge as the repeal implementation process goes forward.”
The story of how a lesbian Marine and her girlfriend managed to live off base and get married – just not to each other.
While DADT lingers on the verge of repeal, soldiers are still being discharged for being gay.
Defense Secretary Gates has only one word for people who don’t wanna serve with the gays. (It’s no.)
Obama helps LGBTs WIN THE FUTURE.
House messes with DADT. Obama fights back. Did you know that Obama officially “supports DOMA’s repeal?” ‘Cause he does. Bam.