Dzhokhar Tsarnaev isn’t the only murderer accruing a giddy fan base. In yet another instance of Ted BundyÂ love-letter sending, one of the “Boys Don’t Cry” killers is going to be somebody’s husband. You know, because sexually assaulting a transgender man, Brandon Teena, and consequently murdering makes him such a great spousal candidate. More
As regular readers of my posts know, I have two different children from two different fathers and I have never tied the knot. I CHOOSE to live MY life as a non-wife. But what makes me so furious that I want to actually throw my laptop across the room are when readers have the nerve to call my children âillegitimate,â a word I havenât ever uttered. Ever.
If anyone came up to me and said, âYour children are BASTARDS and illegitimate,â I would punch them in the face and gladly take the jail time. More
It sure took Boys Scouts long enough, but apparently they’re doing it. After a two-year review of the organization’s gay ban, which resulted in sticking to the policy, then briefly considering maybe reversingÂ it, but then doubling down, Boy Scouts is actually set to yank down their anti-gay member policy. Be sure to check your neighboring skies for flying pigs too. More
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi are now getting on into their fifth year of marriage (i.e. the time when exasperated inquiries into kids? Kids? Kids? are almost played on loop). But in keeping with the couple’s previous responseÂ on the subject, Portia says that she and Ellen plan to expand their family exactly never. More
Just a couple of weeks ago,Â Â Republican SenatorÂ Rob Portman was getting applauded (and critiqued) for hisÂ âevolving viewsâ on same-sex marriage after learning that his son was gay. This coming from a former DOMA supporter is kind of a big deal to put it mildly. But as if responding to that (semi) heartwarming story directly, conservative CongressmanÂ Matt Salmon of Arizona says that he has a gay son and he’s not moving two centimeters on the issue. So there. More
It’s your feel-good moment of the day. Remember this amazing 9-year-old boy, Josef Miles, who decided to teach the Westboro Baptist Church a little something about God? While walking by a group of WBC protesters, Josef decided to make his own sign that said, “God Hates No One.” His mom proudly put a picture of the scene on her Facebook page and the rest is viral internet history. But the story doesn’t stop there. Josef’s brave and simple stand inspired another amazing act. More
The white smoke had come and gone and a new pope is among us. The Vatican has chosenÂ Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. And although he’s not in favor of Â ”Kills the Gays” legislationÂ like a contender (points!), he is predictably in line with the whole children need a mother and a father line of thought. Not a big shocker by any means. More
There was a huge legislative victory for Democrats in Colorado today. Civil unions for same-sex couples were approved by the state’s legislature and will soon give gay and lesbian partners access to more rights than ever before in this state. But as I read about the newest state to approve civil unions, (Colorado is the 19th), I couldn’t help but be a little… under-whelmed. Civil unions? When full-fledged marriage equality feels so within our grasp? More
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Boy Scouts don’t seem to making many friends lately. The organization that took two years to debate whether LGBTQ members should be allowed, decided no way — briefly considered otherwise — and then doubled down on no way, will no longer have Carly Rae Jepsen on their headlining tour. The 27-year-old singer says that she can’t get down with people who discriminate against queer children and grownups. “Call Me When You Rethink That Anti-Gay Policy — Maybe?” More
Marriage has been known to have all kinds of nice health benefits, including living longer and having better mental health. But if you’re in same-sex relationship and, for whatever reason, haven’t tied the knot, those lovely bonuses don’t apply to you. So says science. Health disparities brought straight to you from homophobia and the stress it creates.
Perez Hilton, the man who famously turned pictures of celebrities into his own personal white board and notoriously called a 15-year-old Miley Cyrus a “slut,” has welcomed his first baby. The contemporary birth announcement — i.e. a post on his blog — has officially debuted the kid to his fans. Sort of. More
In the past year, marriage equality for same-sex couples has gained the support of the President of the United States. It has won the popular vote when put on the ballot. This movement for social justice has gone from a burgeoning political battle to a seemingly inevitable advancement in equal rights. Now, it takes one more step in the right direction with 80 prominent Republicans signing a friend of the court briefing supporting marriage rights for same-sex couples. More
Since the ending of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the military has gotten marginally more LGBTQ-friendly. But the lack of marriage equality in our country still puts same-sex couples at a disadvantage, even couples who have bravely and honorably served our country. If a couple can’t get married, it’s a lot more difficult for them to get the benefits normally afforded to military families.