My grandparents and mother were crowded around my grandfather’s laptop; they had lit candles on a cake and sang happy birthday. I was about to make excuses to go back to studying when my grandmother mentioned the referendum. “You know, we’ll see your sister in a few weeks. She’s coming back for the vote.”
“And there was Susan and Rachel at the heart of it all, dancing to the band Susan had sworn would play her wedding if she ever got married. As they laughed and moved to the music and worked up such a sweat that their jackets had to come off, I saw a glimpse of the future wedding I hope for, marrying someone I love, the two of us not fitting so strictly into the feminine.”
As I quickly learned from the jump, when two queer Latinas are trying to get married — something that sometimes feels like is unheard of — there’ll be some bumps in the road.
The actual scope of SCOTUS’ ruling is small, but the symbolic loss for LGBTQ people is pretty big.
Bermuda replaces same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships, heavy flows still freak men out, Babadook + Ikea, natural hair in Black Panther, queer parenting journeys on Youtube, a 70 year-old lesbian is not taking this shit, and so much more!
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.