The Oscars are no bright beacon of hope for equality and social change — when looking at either the voters or the nominees, you won’t see much diversity. But the films nominated at the Oscars have been a gateway to talk about important things throughout history, like 2008’s Milk or last year’s Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. More
American sports took another major step towards universal tolerance today when sophomore UMass guard Derrick Gordon came out today as the first openly gay NCAA men’s Division 1 basketball player.
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned on Thursday amid controversy surrounding his $1,000 contribution to an anti-gay marriage campaign, Proposition 8, in California back in 2008. Predictably, the Internet has processed the story through the independently operated left and right hemispheres of its brain, with one side praising the tech company for distancing itself from a highly qualified businessman with divisive personal convictions while the other has decried the pressure on Eich as an infringement of his right to free speech. More
Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, LGBTQ celebrities came out to the public through cover stories in magazines. These publications reached the widest audience at the time, but now with blogs and social media, a celebrity doesn’t need that middleman and can communicate directly with their fans if they wish to come out. Sure, we all know this. But recently, a few celebrities have taken an even newer, different approach, coming out as people with fluid sexualities that can’t and shouldn’t be defined. More
It’s 2013 and yet, homophobic slurs are still all over hip-hop, with Eminem and Tyler, the Creator at the forefront. It’s time to stop it. More
I’m all for having pride. I love pride month because it’s a lot of fun and everyone shows how truly proud they are to be a member of the homosexual/gay/lesbian/bisexual/queer/trans community. But I can’t support National Coming Out Day. More