Sister Rosetta Tharpe inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Billie Jean King paved the way for openly gay tennis players, lesbian couples getting married in Australia, Alexandra Chandler would be first trans woman in Congress, Rosa Diaz: Bisexual Avenger, and a cute otter!
Does baking a cake for a gay person amount to being forced by the state to artistically express your personal support for gay weddings? Bizarrely, that’s kind of what the Supreme Court is being asked to decide.
New Sleater-Kinney, conspiracy eye drops, what to wear as a death doula, lesbian couples value commitment and also divorce, #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen round 2, surprise but GOP politicians are tah-raaaash, and so much more!
What lesbian hasn’t pretended to be a man to get married to the woman she’s already married to, just once?
This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples – who, until the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Windsor decision, were barred from filing federal taxes jointly – are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage.
Gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor died today in Manhattan. She was 88 years old.
“Is this how straights think we have sex? We’re all just rainbow buckles and buckle ends, fruitlessly clacking against each other in sin.”
Taiwan’s ruling made me curious about how the news was being received by LGBTQ people across Asia. Did they too face cultural and institutional oppression against their gender and sexuality, or were their countries more accepting? Would the ruling have any impact on their livelihoods? Is Taiwan an inspiration for their leaders to consider marriage equality or LGBTQ rights overall, or will it not matter as much? I set out to find out by reaching out to LGBTQ activists in 42 Asian countries.
The vote passed 393 to 226 on the last day of Parliament’s summer session.
“For all of our joint bank accounts and shared wardrobes, for all our talk of travel and home loans, of potential babies – she was right, it was just a piece of paper, easily crumpled and lost with no consequence.”
Stadium manager Marjorie Enya proposed to her girlfriend, Brazilian rugby sevens player Isadora Cerullo, calling her the “love of her life.”
Stranger Things Fan Club meeting, ugly produce, Sesame Street, death is stupid, missing white girl syndrome, have you heard about lesbian bars though, Steven Universe, queer punk jamz and so much more!
“BWU” shows the part that comes after figuring out marriage isn’t what you want: finding partners who are on the same page.
Looking at how marriage equality came to be in comparison to other social movements, Massachusetts’ state Senate passes a bill with trans protections in public accommodations, girlfriends who are prom king and queen in Florida and more!
A KY legislator thinks he’s cracked the code on how to stop marriage equality; how and why anti-LGBT sentiment is ramping up in Indonesia, the big abortion case the SCOTUS just heard, and more.
“Neither of us were comfy with the public spectacle of the thing, especially G. She didn’t like the thought of publicizing our private relationship. We also felt a bit blah about marriage itself, which can feel like an outdated institution. And there were practical worries, too — like how would we plan a big event, with so much on our plates?”
Roy Moore wants judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, Obama gives executive orders on gun control, the officer who arrested Sandra Bland is indicted, and more.
It was a great year for gay marriage, especially if you were invited to one of these fabulous, totally sweet lesbian weddings.
What the battle over ‘religious freedom’ looks like in magistrate offices and universities; Rahm Emanuel backpedals on police violence in Chicago; the Supreme Court hears arguments on affirmative action and more.
You can be poly and married and want to date, but no one will know what your deal is until you tell them, so tell them up front.