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What One Glass of Wine Can Do

One glass of wine, an evening of talk; the back of tongues, the tip, how much saliva should be used — these are the things of which we talked. ...

Annie Leibovitz Sells Six-year-old Pictures of Tiger to Vanity Fair

Well, well. Turns out those photos that Annie Leibovitz shot of Tiger Woods were taken six years ago. ...

Erin McKeonwn and Jill Sobule CD Giveaway!

While backstage with Erin Mckeown and Jill Sobule last month, I asked them to sing a them ...

Best and Worst of Lesbian 2009

Well, it’s been… a year. With all its ups and downs, Oh-Nine is a year we will certainly never forget. ...

Velvetpark's Official Top 25 Most Significant Queer Women of 2009

Velvetpark's editors knocked our heads together and came up with the Top 25 Queer Women of 2009. We chose these women based on having advanced LGBT visibility, culture and/or policy. ...

Happy Holidays From Velvetpark

After a night of too much eggnog and a twitter spat, Diana and I got our act together this morning to send you merry, merry, happy holidays! — GM ...

The Black (Female) Body in Hollywood

Last month I had the opportunity to attend a book release party for a new anthology, The Black Body, edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah. ...

Glaad OUTAuction 2009

For the last eight years GLAAD has hosted the OUTAuction, an LGBT art auction to raise money for their programatic work. ...

Lesbian Home Ec: The Dinner Party

Diana Cage weighs in on how not to make dinner for your date, in her latest episode of Lesbian Home Ec. Want to impress your gal pal with your culinary chops? Go for it! ...

Trascript of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: ...

Rachel Maddow Visits Jimmy Fallon After Kicking Anti-Gay Ass

After eviscerating Richard Cohen, the fix-the-gay gay-guy, Rachel Maddow climbed out of her Superman outfit and back into her Clark Kent attire and shot the shit with Jimmy Fallon. ...

The Jennifer Lawrence Leak: Who Is at Risk Now?
The New Yorker
September 2, 2014

What differentiates this celebrity phone hack from others is the sheer number of images that were released.

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Why Does Everyone Look Hotter in Sunglasses?
Science of Us
September 2, 2014

Sunglasses make our misshapen faces (eyes especially) symmetrical...

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​Federal Judge Temporarily Bars Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law
jezebel
September 2, 2014

Yet another federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an anti-abortion law (in yet another Southern state) that most likely would have led to the closure of all five of Louisiana's abortion clinics. Of course allowing clinics to continue providing safe and legal abortions is a great thing...

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Shawn Colvin Opens Up About Living With Depression
Huffpo
September 2, 2014

Shawn Colvin's song "Sunny Came Home"; was all over the radio in the '90s, but even in the face of mainstream success, the singer was facing a serious battle with depression.

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Angelina Jolie's Wedding Outfit Had Her Kids' Scribbles All Over It
gawker
September 2, 2014

Used to be Angelina Jolie showed everyone she was a wild angel by allowing the actor Billy Bob Thornton to perform acts of coitus with her and having a godawful dragon tattoo.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Got Married
The Cut
August 28, 2014

The long engagement ends.

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Indian Woman Kills Leopard In Epic Fight To The Death
io9
August 28, 2014

It was a battle that raged for nearly a half-hour. A 56-year-old Indian woman — armed with only farm tools — is now recovering in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her.

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10 Things Every College Professor Hates
Business Insider
August 28, 2014

Your professors are not your friends.

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Mills College Changes Policy To Allow Transgender Students To Enroll
huffingtonpost.com
August 27, 2014

For the first time in its 162 years as a school of higher education, one all-women's college will become the first higher education, all-female institution in America to consider an application from any individual who self-identifies as a woman.

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BREAKING: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli Are Lesbianing Together
Autostraddle
August 27, 2014

Orange is the New Black actress Samira Wiley and Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli are A Thing.

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4-year old children's drawings may predict their intelligence a decade later : SCIENCE : Tech Times
techtimes.com
August 27, 2014

Drawings made by four-year-old children may predict future intelligence, according to a new study out of London.

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How Not to Write About Women Artists
hyperallergic.com
August 27, 2014

Gertrude Käsbeir and Rinko Kawauchi have two things in common: they’re women and they’re photographers. Käsbeir was an early American photographer who took portraits of Native American medicine men and worked with Alfred Steiglitz. Kawauchi is a contemporary Japanese artist

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Doctor Who lesbian kiss sparks complaints
NZ Herald News
August 27, 2014

Ofcom has received six complaints after a lesbian kiss featured in Saturday night's Doctor Who episode, Deep Breath. - New Zealand Herald

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Lesbian is talk of Ireland after winning beauty queen crown at Rose Of Tralee pageant  
Mail Online
August 27, 2014

Maria Walsh, 27, was born in America but raised in County Mayo, Ireland. Since winning the 56-year-old pageant (left), Maria has revealed she is gay and has recently come out of a two-year relationship.

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Judges Take Tough Tone at Gay Marriage Hearing
NYTimes
August 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to laws, now defunct, that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' : NPR
NPR
August 27, 2014

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

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Judges blast Ind., Wis. gay marriage bans
USA Today
August 27, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

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August in Iraq: More Destruction, Humanitarian Catastrophes
Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology
August 26, 2014

Since my last post at the end of July the situation in Iraq has changed dramatically in a number of ways. Obviously, at this point the heritage crisis takes a back seat to the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe. Destruction of Islamic sites has continued unabated ...

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NASA Explores the Potential of Origami in Space
hypperallergic
August 26, 2014

The future of space flight may be founded on the traditions of art. Using the techniques of origami, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is examining how to use the craft of paper-folding to compact solar panels for space travel. Japanese origami

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