JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 7:45pm Yesterday 7:45pm

Christ, Michelle Duggar's Transphobic Robocall Actually Worked

The arc of history bends towards justice, or so we say. Yet, every so often, we totally lose ground to reactionary, bigoted curmudgeons who work tirelessly to roll back any progress we make on social justice issues. Unfortunately, today is one of those days. Michelle Duggar's transphobic robocall seems to have in part… » 12/10/14 11:36pm 12/10/14 11:36pm

'Forced Femininity Saved My Life:' One Genderqueer on Male 'Privilege'

Adding to the discourse around the conceptualisation of male privilege, "Suz," an assigned female at birth genderqueer individual, offers another perspective on the damaging nature of toxic masculinity. In feminist circles, we often contend with cries of, "but what about the men?" Well, guys, this is about the men. » 12/02/14 8:23pm 12/02/14 8:23pm

Idaho Trans Woman Disrespected After Death; Buried As A 'Man'

Friends of a trans woman from Idaho say they are appalled at the disrespect shown to her by members of her family after she died suddenly on Oct. 9 on the job at age 32, apparently due to an aneurysm. They say they arrived to the funeral to find her hair cut, in a suit, and displayed in an open casket as if she were a… » 11/24/14 10:00pm 11/24/14 10:00pm

'I'm Not Gay No More' REMIX Is The Best Use Of An Ex-Gay Speech Ever

Those who claim to have successfully turned themselves straight through the power of the Lord and Savior are unfortunately not that rare. Speeches sound repetitive and more about convincing the speakers than convincing others. But if we must listen to an ex-gay speech, at least we can do it with a funky techno beat. » 11/12/14 9:33pm 11/12/14 9:33pm

Lesbian Couple Pulls Off First Gay Marriage in Russia

In Russia, land of the criminalization of "gay propaganda," gay marriage is obviously illegal. But two women have managed to register the country's very first same sex marriage, a move that has already drawn the ire of lawmakers intent on finding a way to, at the very least, annul the union. » 11/09/14 6:19pm 11/09/14 6:19pm

Watch OITNB's Big Boo Battle a Homophobic Subway Preacher

Subway preachers are among the top 1,000 most irritating things about riding a New York City train, right under curious, pungent odors and crying babies. Usually, my solution is to crank up the volume on my headphones. Lea DeLaria — aka Big Boo on Orange Is the New Black — decided to take some real action. » 11/04/14 7:04pm 11/04/14 7:04pm

​Eddie Redmayne Takes On Role As First Trans Woman To Have SRS

Actor Eddie Redmayne will be playing the trans woman title character of the novel The Danish Girl in an upcoming film adaptation. The novel is a semi-fictionalised account of the life of Lili Elbe, who might be the first recorded transgender woman to have had sex reassignment surgery as it is known today. Not… » 11/03/14 10:00pm 11/03/14 10:00pm

Reagan Aide Wants South To Secede, Form Anti-Gay Nation Named Reagan

That's it conservatives. You've reached peak level for Reagan references. There's no more out there which can top this. Just give up. Don't bother with drill, baby drill. Reagan has just stopped being a renewable resource. Former Reagan aide Douglas MacKinnon wants a neo-confederacy—named Reagan. » 10/22/14 8:44pm 10/22/14 8:44pm

Vatican Report Asks If Church Can 'Accept And Value' Lesbians and Gays

A new report from the Roman Catholic Church's two-week long Synod on the Family has left LGBT+ groups cheering and conservative Catholic commentators upset. The Church recognises the "gifts and qualities" of gay people, and asks if the Church can "accept and value" the orientation of lesbians and gays. » 10/13/14 9:08pm 10/13/14 9:08pm