JOE BIDEN OFFICIATES SAME-SEX WEDDING FOR WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS

Vice President Joe Biden officiated a wedding Monday for two longtime White House staffers. The marriage of Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie was the first time Biden officiated a ceremony, the vice president’s office told CNN in a statement. Biden obtained a temporary certification from the District of Columbia. “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house,” Biden tweeted….

WHAT DO LGBTQ RIGHTS HAVE TO DO WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER?

I cannot honestly consider the fruits of political or social progress in the LGBTQ community without a lens for the past and future. Furthermore, advances in LGBTQ progress can only be considered progress if it creates a new track, not forcing acceptance on a current track. Therefore, nothing can be honestly praised without a larger…

JAMAICAN LGBT ACTIVIST CHALLENGES HIS COUNTRY’S ANTI-SODOMY LAWS

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican gay rights activist has brought a rare legal challenge to the Caribbean island’s anti-sodomy laws that criminalize sex between men. Maurice Tomlinson has filed a claim in Jamaica’s Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the rarely-used 1864 laws that ban anal sex and anything interpreted as “gross indecency” between…

‘IT GETS BETTER’ LAUNCHES INSPIRING NEW PROJECT TO CELEBRATE 5TH BIRTHDAY

Five years after its launch, the It Gets Better Project is looking toward the future and continuing its work countering anti-LGBT bullying and suicide rates among queer youth. The organization announced today the “5 Years Better” campaign in honor of the five-year anniversary of founder Dan Savage posting the first-ever It Gets Better video. For the “5 Years…

KOHL’S PUTS US IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH AD FEATURING GAY COUPLE

It may still be over a week before Thanksgiving, but Wisconsin-based retailers Kohl’s is putting us in the holiday spirit ahead of schedule with their latest commercial. Posted on Monday as part of Kohl’s #AllTogetherNow campaign, the ad shows a diverse family preparing a holiday meal together in a bustling kitchen. As they sit down to dinner, a handsome…

NEW YORK GIANTS VOICE SUPPORT FOR LGBT ATHLETES IN NEW AD

Past and present New York Giants greats came together recently to throw their weight behind the You Can Play project, a non-profit working with athletes and organizations to promote what can be thought of as equal-opportunity football — a version of the sport in which one’s skills on the field, not his or her sexual orientation, is…

DORITOS JUST GOT A VERY QUEER MAKEOVER

Now THIS is a pairing that we can get behind… The It Gets Better Project announced a new partnership today with — of all brands — Doritos! For a limited time only, individuals who donate $10 or more to the It Gets Better Project are eligible to receive their own special bag of rainbow Doritos in recognition of the organization’s five…

MATT BOMER HAS NO TIME FOR GAY STEREOTYPES IN NEW INTERVIEW

In a recent interview, “Magic Mike XXL” star Matt Bomer didn’t hesitate to let a Hola Hollywood reporter know that her gay-specific question made him uncomfortable.  When Dulce Osuna asked if the gay community was harder to please than the general population in terms of movies, Bomer, 37, turned visibly agitated, and then responded, “Why would…

GAY KISS CAM MOMENT HAS DODGER STADIUM CROWD CHEERING

Some of the biggest cheers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday were for a moment that took place off the field and in the stands. During the traditional “kiss cam” at a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, the camera settled on two men who happily did the honors as the fans erupted in…