Lesbian

Pop Culture Fix: Catherine Zeta-Jones Is a Bisexual Queenpin and Disney Unveils Its First “Boy Princess”

Plus the full trailer for The Chi, another lesbian sports superstar, Demi on the red carpet with Danica Roem, and Sarah Paulson is as busy as ever.

Lena Waithe

‘It Will Pass’: Egypt Set to Enact One of the World’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Laws

The law was proposed following a series of arrests in Egypt, as police target LGBTQ people in an unprecedented siege on the local community. More …

Egypt

Marvel’s Runaways’ Hasn’t Achieved Its Full Gay Potential Yet, But It’s Already a Thrilling Ride

Karolina finds herself at a horrible frat party, and something magical happens. She sees two women making out on the dance floor. She pauses, stares, …

Comics

No Filter: Annie Clark Works On Her Dribble

Also, Lena Waithe met Obama, Sara Ramirez is trying to actually kill you and Lauren Jauregui sent you a flirtatious text message.

Rights & Freedoms

“Supergirl” Episode 307 recap: Make it Reign

Previously on <i>Supergirl</i>, Kara was learning how to be single and happy even though she rocketed someone into space to meet an unknown fate, Sam …

Rights & Freedoms

“Transparent” Could Hire More Trans Women And Continue To Revolutionize TV After Jeffrey Tambor’s Departure

Recently, sexual assault allegations have surfaced and taken down longtime Hollywood power players like Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Harvey Weinstein and …

Jeffrey Tambor

What the Wilfried Laurier professors got wrong about Bill C-16 and gender identity discrimination

A federal bill passed last June that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression had been hotly contested by critics who called …

Canadian News

Holigay Gift Guide: You’re Just Really Into Books

Gifts for people who are super into books that aren't, y'know, books. And also some that are.

Rights & Freedoms

Sara Ramirez’s Kat Sandoval Is Even Gayer Than We Imagined On Her First Episode of “Madam Secretary”

On Sunday, November 19th, year of our (Audre) Lorde Two-Thousand and Seventeen, I saw something transcendent. I cozied up under a blanket on a cold …

Rights & Freedoms

CoE human rights commissioner slams banning of LGBT events in Ankara

ANKARA<p>Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has called on the Ankara Governor’s Office to reverse a blanket ban on events …

Rights & Freedoms

Also.Also.Also: ‘The L Word’ Reboot Has Its Showrunner and It’s Not You and Other Stories for Your Short Week

A showrunner for The L Word BABY!, Airbnb is trying, don't get hacked, here for imperfect black female protagonists, Smitten Kitchen, queering modern …

Rights & Freedoms

Autostraddle’s Ultimate Team Holigay Gift Guide 2017: Everything We Want Besides World Peace and Impeachment

Find out what the entire Autostraddle Team wants for the holigays, and nab a couple of sweet gift ideas for you and your loved ones while you're at …

Rights & Freedoms

Excuse Me, Did True Blood’s Rutina Wesley Just Come Out By Announcing Her Gay Engagement On Instagram?

Exactly one day ago, Queen Sugar/True Blood star Rutina Wesley posted what seemed like a pretty normal and not-at-all gay quote on Instagram. …

Rights & Freedoms

What's it like being LGBT in Turkey? Share your stories

LGBTI events have been banned in Turkey. If you’re in the country, we’d like you to share your reaction and experiences<p>LGBTI cultural events have been banned in Turkey, citing threats to “public order” and the fear of “provoking reactions within certain segments of society”.<p>The Ankara governor’s …

LGBTQ

Turkey bans LGBT events in capital, citing 'public security'

'Indefinite' ban applies to all LGBT film screenings, theatres, panels and exhibitions in Ankara<p>Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, …

LGBTQ

LGBT rights groups to launch legal process after banning of events in Ankara

ANKARA<p>LGBT rights organizations said on Nov. 19 that they would launch a legal process against the Ankara Governor’s Office’s decision to ban all …

Turkey

I Met My Sperm Donor’s Mom and It Changed Everything

As the daughter of lesbian mothers, I always knew I had a sperm donor, and that I could meet him when I was 18. I loved my moms; I loved my queer …

Rights & Freedoms

Transgender killings on the rise in the United States: advocacy groups

At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to …

LGBTQ

As Trump Disregards LGBTQ Rights, 2017 Already Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender Americans

While the Trump administration continues to push policies that often disproportionately harm LGBTQ people, 2017 has been the deadliest year on record …

Liberal View

Lesbians Have Decided We’re Just Taking Over Politics and Other Stories from the Week

Hot damn, you made it to Friday! Drink lots of water today. You haven’t been drinking enough water and now’s a good time to turn that all …

Rights & Freedoms

Watch Sara Ramirez Butch It Up In Her First Appearance On “Madam Secretary”

This Sunday is the day Kat Sandoval swaggers onto your teevee!

Rights & Freedoms

The Mammalian Dive Reflex

I wasn’t supposed to meet him. During the height of the Great Recession, I fly from Seoul to Oakland, which will become my new home. My Craigslist …

Rights & Freedoms

Starbucks' holiday cups accused of pushing 'gay agenda'

Starbuck’s newest holiday cups are getting second looks after a Buzzfeed article suggested that they might be "gay."<p>The cups feature a busy print of holiday favorites like mittens, presents and Christmas trees, and above the logo, two unseen people are holding hands.<p>Since the cups launched in …

Coffee

When transphobic people try to pretend they're defending butch lesbians like me, I see the cynical tactic for what it is

There is a familiar feeling I’ve been having over recent days and weeks, when reading the headlines. The sense of a rising moral panic on the front …

LGBTQ

Gay Times editor Rivers 'appalled' by his own comments

<b>Josh Rivers, sacked from his new role as editor at the Gay Times over offensive tweets published in the past, has said he is "appalled" by his posts.</b><p>The tweets, some of which have now been deleted, have been described as racist, transphobic, homophobic and anti-Semitic.<p>Mr Rivers, who has already …

Censorship

Gay-marriage win for Australia compromises gay rights worldwide: Teitel

When a nation holds a popular vote or referendum on rights for minorities, it loses the moral high ground— and makes it hard to argue on the world …

Equality

Australian bishops: Don't let same-sex marriage limit religious freedom

Sydney, Australia, Nov 15, 2017 / 11:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a postal survey showing support for same-sex marriage, Australia’s Catholic …

Equality

Pop Culture Fix: Anna Paquin Stands with Ellen Page Against X-Men Director Brett Ratner

Plus: queer women are working hard not to become collateral damage as men in Hollywood fall like dominoes to sexual assault stories, women and POC …

Rights & Freedoms

Let’s Decant With This Decanter, It’ll Be So Fancy

How to clean your decanter. Why you might use a decanter. Which decanters you should expressly not use.

Alcohol

China must ban abusive gay 'conversion therapy,' rights group says

Report reveals Chinese medical facilities using electroshock, forced medication, confinement<p>The Chinese government must stop hospitals and other …

LGBTQ