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Obama’s N-word Send-off

What was expected to be a friendly and light-hearted skewering of political and media elites at the White House correspondents’ dinner by Larry Wilmore, comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The N ...

Pope’s Damaging Message to Trans Teens

Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation — “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love” — was just released.  ...

Massachusetts Isn’t Mississippi But Has No Trans Accommodation Bill

Mississippi and North Carolina can now be added to the list of states codifying transgender discrimination. ...

What Happened at the Black Lesbian Conference?

Due to high turnout and limited space the Barnard hosted, Black Lesbian Conference 2016, sold out within weeks of its announcement, leaving many unable to attend. ...

Laughing At The Absurdities of Black Homophobia

For many LGBTQs across the nation-especially those of us of African descent-we have been breathlessly waiting for Robert O’Hara’s “BootyCandy” to come to our cities. ...

The Black Lesbian Conference 2016 Coming to Barnard

Beyond Bold and Brave’s 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community” will be a gathering of intergenerational LBTQI Black/African Descent women to responsibly discuss important i ...

A Feminist Takeover Remembered

Most days when the weather permits my morning constitutional is a two mile walking loop around the Charles River. From my house I walk south toward Memorial Drive via Western Avenue. ...

White Nights Black Paradise, A Religious Utopia Turned Nightmare

The last time an African American lesbian was the protagonist in a novel was in Ann Allen Shockley’s 1982 “Say Jesus and Come to Me.” What shocked and awed readers about this main character is that ...

Macon Reed's Eulogy for The Dyke Bar

Artist Macon Reed opens "Eulogy For The Dyke Bar" at Pulse Contemporary Art fair New York this Thursday March 3rd. This will no doubt be the queer event of the Armory arts week. ...

Que(e)rying Harper Lee

The literary world is not the only ones mourning the passing of the reclusive author Nelle Harper Lee on February 19 at the age of 89. So, too, are many gender nonconforming Americans. ...

Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans’s Rich Queer Culture

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride. ...

Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
New York Times
May 4, 2016

Ellen Pao spent the last few years spotlighting the technology industry’s lack of diversity, in court and beyond. Erica Baker caused a stir at Google when she started a spreadsheet last year ...

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Artist threatened with lawsuits if she sells nude Donald Trump painting | US news
The Guardian
May 4, 2016

Illma Gore’s painting, on display at Maddox Gallery in London now with a £1m pricetag, depicts the Republican presidential candidate with a small penis

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Marisol, Innovative Pop Art Sculptor Written Out of History, Dies at 85
hyperallergic
May 4, 2016

Marisol Escobar, whose penetrating and playful, large-scale wooden sculptures were their own unique blend of Pop and folk art, died on Saturday morning, April 30, at the age of 85, El Universal reported.

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Why People Confuse Allegories with Metaphors
slate.com
May 4, 2016

An entire literary tradition is being forgotten because writers use the term allegory to mean, like, whatever they want...

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George Takei Calmly Dismantles All of Marvel’s Excuses for Its Doctor Strange Casting
vulture.com
May 4, 2016

So let me get this straight. You cast a white actress so you wouldn’t hurt sales … in Asia? This backpedaling is nearly as cringeworthy as the casting. Marvel must think we’re all idiots

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Elizabeth Warren Promises to Save Us from Trump
NYMag
May 4, 2016

Donald Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia.

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California High School Bans Lesbian Couple From Being Prom Queens
Teen Vogue
May 2, 2016

Find out why Foothill High School in California won't allow a lesbian couple to be nominated together as prom queens.

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Theater review: OSF's sublime 'Roe' respects all viewpoints
dailytidings.com
May 2, 2016

There was a palpable sense of anticipation in the halls of the Angus Bowmer Theatre this Thursday last, as patrons were forced to enter the performance space en masse and within minutes of the curtain coming up. If not a deliberate move, it was a clever one.

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Police Refuse to Believe Lesbian Is a Woman, Force Her Out Of Bathroom
jezebel
May 2, 2016

An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.

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Judge slams gay sex stings by Long Beach police, calling them discriminatory
LA Times
May 2, 2016

A Los Angeles County judge on Friday strongly criticized the Long Beach Police Department's practice of conducting sting operations against gay men cruising for companionship, saying the department’s tactics were tantamount to discrimination.

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Judge slams gay sex stings by Long Beach police, calling them discriminatory
LA Times
May 2, 2016

A Los Angeles County judge on Friday strongly criticized the Long Beach Police Department's practice of conducting sting operations against gay men cruising for companionship, saying the department’s tactics were tantamount to discrimination.

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Children With Gay Dads Are Well-Adjusted, But Same-Sex Families Still Face Stigma: Study
Medical Daily
May 2, 2016

Nearly a third of same-sex parents, specifically gay dads, report feeling stigmatized for their decision to raise children.

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Viewpoint: How has marriage changed life for gay people?
BBC News
May 2, 2016

Gay marriage was legalised in most of the UK in 2013. What effect has it had on gay and lesbian relationships?

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Hollywoods nanny-cheating cliché hits home
Salon.com
April 27, 2016

Salon talks to Lauren Weedman about feminism, sex on camera, and her new book Miss Fortune

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Isn’t This Funnier?’ New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether Recalls the Making of the Prince Episode
vulture.com
April 27, 2016

His voice was … I don’t need to tell you what his voice was like. Soft. Strong. A whisper that sounded like it was booming out over a loudspeaker.

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Click Here to Visit Hell: An Interactive “Garden of Earthly Delights”
The New Yorker
April 14, 2016

Alexandra Schwartz on an online interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s most famous painting.

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Teen thrown out of McDonald's after being mistaken as a boy
outinperth.com
April 11, 2016

A 16 year old lesbian has been thrown out of a McDonald's store in the UK after staff demanded that she prove her gender in able to use the bathroom.

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TV shows can’t stop killing off their lesbian characters
New York Post
April 11, 2016

And it’s not that hard because it’s been a real massacre on TV lately.

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Once in the shadows, gay police now out and proud
The Boston Globe
April 11, 2016

The New England Gay Officers Action League has more than 300 members and will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend.

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