Topic: LGBTQ

DC Comics Bans Batwoman From Getting Gay Married, Creative Team Resigns

DC Comics Bans Batwoman From Getting Gay Married, Creative Team Resigns

Those of you who are comic book fans know of Batwoman as Katherine Kane, furthermore as her later incarnation “Kate,” who in addition to being a wealthy heiress (just like Batman) is also a Jewish lesbian in a relationship with Gotham City cop Maggie Sawyer. Well, these two kids may be engaged but they won’t be getting married — at least not under publisher DC Comics’s watch, according to reports. More »

10 Things Not To Say To A Lesbian Mom

10 Things Not To Say To A Lesbian Mom

I have yet to have children but when/if I do, my fiancée and I will most likely be looking at the following annoying inquiries. I know this because we’re already dealing with variations on these same inquiries about our family and how we relate to another one. While there are obviously much, much worse comments you can make to a same-sex family (like my lovely neighbor who daily refers to my fiancée and I as “dyke bitches,” well GOOD MORNING TO YOU TOO), the below always seem to come from well-intentioned individuals. More »

Anonymous Mom: My Straight Friends Don’t Care About My Fertility Struggles

Anonymous Mom: My Straight Friends Donât Care About My Fertility Struggles

Between the two of us, my wife and I, both introverts, have been lucky enough to create and sustain two very close and very strong friendships with two different and married heterosexual women. One of them started what I call “casually” trying in June – essentially the “Let’s throw the birth control out the window and see what happens” approach. The other one became pregnant in June after three months of somewhat focused trying – attempting to have intercourse on/around the days she was predicted to ovulate, according to her iPhone app. We are exceedingly happy for both of them and wish both of them happy, healthy babies. We have been cheering them on, supporting them, discussing babies with them, etc. And they try to do the same for us. More »

Matthew Shepard’s Mom Feels Bittersweet About DOMA Ruling

Matthew Shepard's Mom Feels Bittersweet About DOMA Ruling

Amidst all the celebrating over the historic DOMA Supreme Court ruling, it’s worth noting those of us who didn’t live long enough to see today. Namely Matthew Shepard, who was notoriously lynched and left to die on a fence post — simply for being gay — back in 1998. Although his mother Judy Shepard champions the demise of DOMA, it’s understandably not all champagne and wedding registries for the mother. More »

5 Benefits Same-Sex Families Can Hope To Receive Now That DOMA Is Dead

5 Benefits Same-Sex Families Can Hope To Receive Now That DOMA Is Dead

Ding dong DOMA is dead! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and please don’t bother to keep in touch. The ruling by the Supreme Court stands to give same-sex families — and their hypothetical children — a slew of federal perks/rights. Pop the champagne because we’re looking at all kinds of benefits for same-sex families! Accompanied here with some of the best Twitter reactions. More »

DOMA Defender Says He Wants Your Kids To Take A Sorely Needed Traditional Gender Roles Class

DOMA Defender Says He Wants Your Kids To Take A Sorely Needed Traditional Gender Roles Class

Times are hard for those who stay up all night handwringing over the thought of LGBTQ folks marrying. Please let it be sleeplessness and utter desperation that compelled Representative Phil Gingrey from Georgia to say that kids these days need to be conditioned into traditional gender roles by way of a Traditional Gender Roles Class. Desperate times call for increasingly desperate measures, I guess. More »

Parents Needlessly Lose Their Shiz After School Cancels Father’s Day And Mother’s Day

Parents Needlessly Lose Their Shiz After School Cancels Father's Day And Mother's Day

For reasons I won’t get into, I wasn’t raised with my mother, which made Mother’s Day difficult for me to begin with. But sitting on the sidelines while other kids made cards for their moms made it even harder. So I have sympathy for the school in Halifax, Nova Scotia that decided to do away with both Mother’s and Father’s day, instead choosing to follow the “International Day of Families” which is celebrated on May 15th. More »

Study Says Australian Kids Of Same-Sex Families Are Doing Awesome, Thanks

Study Says Australian Kids Of Same-Sex Families Are Doing Awesome, Thanks

For all the sturm und drang about children of same-sex families somehow being deficient in (fill in the blank), the research certainly doesn’t seem to back that claim up. In fact, according to “the world’s largest study on the children of same-sex parents,” these kids are doing just as well kids of straight families. And dare I say, some are even doing better. More »

Someone Actually Wants To Marry One Of The Men Convicted Of Killing ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Brandon Teena

Someone Actually Wants To Marry One Of The Men Convicted Of Killing 'Boys Don't Cry' Brandon Teena

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev isn’t the only murderer accruing a giddy fan base. In yet another instance of Ted Bundy 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 »

I Can’t Believe People Would Actually Dare To Call My Children ‘Illegitimate’

I Canât Believe People Would Actually Dare To Call My Children 'Illegitimate'

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 “illegitimate,” a word I haven’t ever uttered. Ever.

If anyone came up to me and said, “Your children are BASTARDS and illegitimate,” I would punch them in the face and gladly take the jail time. More »