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A Texan in Maine: Apathy, Age, and Bad Weather

Dear Friends, We have over 88,000 (and counting) supporters here in Maine – enough to win the vote and retain marriage for same-sex couples. ...

Equality, Period

I was stirred and moved throughout the whole of last Sunday's rally. But truly choked up during Staceyann's riveting words. If you you didn't see her speak yet, its a must. ...

Punished For Looking Good In a Tux

I’ve been reading about the out gay high school senior in Mississippi and her supportive mother who have engaged an ACLU lawyer in a battle against the school officials who banned her photo from th ...

Caster Semenya Unable to Complete Studies

University of Pretoria where Caster Semenya is doing her degree in sports science, has said that they will allow her to take her exams when she is "ready." ...

This Revolution Is Being Televised

We marched, we laughed, we cried, we spoke, now lets dig in and fight! ...

Hey Hey Ho Ho! Homophobia's Gotta Go!

For anyone who missed the March or would like to re-live the feeling come along with us as we march through Washington. ...

I Claim This Land in the Name of Flannel and Tool Belts!

Eureka! The Chinese have discovered fake Lesbotopia! The funny part? I'm not kidding. ...

Wall Power, The Obamas in Residence

This week the White House unveiled the Obama’s 45 selected works of art that will decorate th ...

Post-Femme (But Not Post-Feminist) Part I: The Gaze

In the wake of my piece on “femme flight,” and in the world at large when I tell people I’m not a femm ...

Rachel Maddow 100% Butch

I don't know how this slipped by us, but the Gothamist hosted a ...

A Tale of Two Presidents and One Rogue Governor

Sarah Palin's memoir Going Rogue will be released November 17th. ...

Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham’s Best Friendship
Vulture
October 23, 2014

Taylor Swift gave Lena Dunham a moth as a housewarming gift.

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Marissa Mayer’s Boring Plans for Yahoo
New Yorker
October 23, 2014

Marissa Mayer has a reputation for flashiness, but her approach to Yahoo isn’t exciting.

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The Fight over San Francisco’s Public Spaces
The New Yorker
October 23, 2014

San Francisco’s startup culture has thrived on monetizing commodities that were once free. It’s no wonder that the parks department wants in on the action.

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Delaying Puberty With the Help of the State
The Atlantic
October 22, 2014

Earlier this month, Oregon became the first in the country to offer puberty-suppressing drugs to transgender teens on its Medicaid plan.

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A Catholic High School Told Ellen Page's New Same-Sex Love Story It Couldn't Film There
buzzfeed.com
October 22, 2014

Because of the movie's LGBT content. Stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, currently filming in the New York area, tells the story of how a lesbian couple fought discrimination more than 10 years ago to extend domestic partner benefits.

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Conservative Think Tank: You Dumb Broads Worry Too Much About Roofies
jezebel
October 22, 2014

A conservative think tank has embarked upon a quest to convince us all that women worry way too much about getting drugged and raped. This is an interesting hill to die on.

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Susan Sollins, Pioneering Curator and Art Documentarian, Dies
hyperallergic.com
October 22, 2014

Susan Sollins, the co-founder of Independent Curators International (ICI) and founder and executive director of Art21 — the non-profit organization that produces an artist documentary series with PBS — passed away on October 13 of unknown causes. Just days before her death,

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These Are the Creepy 4Chan Successors Behind Gamergate's Pathetic War
gawker.com
October 22, 2014

Both the amorphous anti-feminist movement Gamergate and last month's extended leak of a huge cache of private celebrity nude photographs—the two biggest internet-based stories in recent memory... Who are these new kids, and where did they come from?

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Dynasty Handbag A Performance Artist's Absurd Anatomical Odyssey
hyperallergic.com
October 22, 2014

Nine o’clock: the stage lights dim and a spotlight illuminates a stuffed “hero” sandwich the size of a small sofa. The opening melody of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” — hit theme song from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy - Kathleen McAuliffe
The Atlantic
October 21, 2014

Jaroslav Flegr has suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia?

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How Obama Transformed the Federal Judiciary
New Yorker
October 21, 2014

Jeffrey Toobin on the changing face of the federal courts. Obama’s influence on the courts is complex: “symbolically rich but substantively hazy.”

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Jillian Michaels clarifies statements on her partner and sexuality
AfterEllen.com
October 21, 2014

The celebrity trainer is "deeply disheartened; that the LGBT community does not appreciate her recent interview in Health magazine.

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Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard
medium.com
October 21, 2014

Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi. We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where e…

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A Shark Chomped This Surfer's Leg Yet She Says:'Sorry, I Took Your Wave'
buzzfeed.com
October 20, 2014

WARNING: If you’re afraid of sharks DO NOT read this. ..

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"Douchebag": The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For
gawker.com
October 20, 2014

"The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning."

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Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
The Independant
October 20, 2014

“The Banksy arrest is a hoax,” the street artist’s publicist, Jo Brooks, told The Independent. However, the prank seems to have duped the internet, with his name quickly trending on Twitter.

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13 Responses to the Beyoncé - Jay-Z Pic with the Mona Lisa
hyperallergic.com
October 16, 2014

Some thoughts: Do most celebrities get to enter major museums when no one else is around? Regular people don't get to stand that close. The Mona Lisa looks less European than we're often led to believe. Buzzfeed has lost its mind

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Copywrong
newyorker.com
October 16, 2014

Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean.

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Local Chicago Man Would Like Women to Smile, Accept His Advances
jezebel
October 15, 2014

A human fedora hat in Chicago posted an open letter to Craigslist reminding the women of his city to smile and dress pretty so he can assault you with this unwanted advances. You know, helpful, necessary advice.

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