Earlier this week, Alec Baldwin proved that it’s impossible for him to open his mouth without verbally vomiting some sort of anti-LGBT slur—or avoid some sort of metaphorical vomiting, period.
After being dropped from Food Network and losing most of her African American fan base (whatever size that may have been), Paula Deen is planning her big comeback…and she’s feeling sorrier for herself than ever. On February 27, the celebrity chef compared herself to “that black football player who recently came out,” referring to Michael Sam.
On the February 24 edition of his show, Anderson Cooper discussed the controversial Arizona law that could legalize any religiously-motivated discrimination with Senator Al Melvin—and along with constitutional law professor Kenji Yoshino, completely shot down every one of Melvin’s claims.
Ice hockey players get thrown in jail for hugging and high-fiving, female figure skaters are arrested for kissing, and a group of girls in white channel their inner Athena in a new Human Rights Campaign video, which debuted on February 20.
Well, here’s an argument that doesn’t (exactly) show up on the bingo cards; State Assemblyman Cresent Hardy (R-Nevada), declared he is against laws such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) because they’re too reminiscent of segregation laws.
Johnny Weir is keeping mainstream media abuzz with his “Hunger Games” inspired Sochi wardrobe this week. As of February 13, Weir has not only been highlighted for his flamboyant fashion (and how it could be a glittering metaphor for freedom and rebellion—a big “F you” to Mother Russia’s current hateful state of anti-gay bigotry), but also for his excellence as a “fresh,” skilled commentator.
Russia is now taking steps to prevent people, regardless of orientation, who are from countries with legal recognition of same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.
The fact that Russia has a law against any kind of “propaganda,” let alone fears that a certain topic is a threat to families, is incredibly ironic. During the country’s communist days—which ended only a few decades ago—the country became famous for its heavy-handed, government-sponsored, deliberately anti-family propaganda.
Christian rapper Bizzle has made a cover to Macklemore's "Same Love" in which he accuses certain LGBT people of interrupting church services to make-out and beating down old ladies to confiscate their crosses. On top of that, he's insisting too many rappers are trying to push a sinful “gay agenda."
Entrepreneur Mike Waxman is using his personal experiences to create social change for the LGBT community with his newest venture.