Victoria Brownworth: this is who you pay to write about queer issues?!? -
by Cristan Williams
LINK TW: mention of pedophilia, transmisogyny, bigotry
Gay director John Waters: Heterosexual porn has become obscene -
Cult director and writer John Waters claims heterosexual porn - unlike gay porn - has now lost the notion of love-making; illustrated by the often violent portrayal of women.
Poll: 57% of Brits donât believe B&B owners should discriminate against gay couples -
A YouGov poll shows that 57% of people in Britain don’t think that bed and breakfast owners should be allowed to refuse accommodation to people based on their sexuality.
Every Single Article Ever Written About Being Gay in Beirut in One Convenient Article -
Hamed Sinno, the openly gay frontman of the Lebanese band Mashrou3 Leila, is gay. His gay voice represents the entire Arab world. Through his gay songs he captures the angst of the youth, singing about things no one gay has ever sung about in a gay way.
Here's The Medieval-Sounding Sodomy Law That Helped Cuccinelli Lose The Governorship -
Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia
Will a Bisexual Journalist Be Deported for Being Married to His Wife? -
Since they are both bisexual, their marriage is under fire, and their relationship risks being broken apart after they were reported to USCIS. I recently met Ivo and Laura for pizza, and he said in all seriousness, “What can we do but sexually perform for them before they will believe us?”
ENDA: Stuck in a '90s Time Warp -
ENDA has a problem: a disturbing religious exemption that has been included in the bill in one form or another ever since it was introduced in 1994. A Catholic school teacher who’s done a great job for years could still be fired under ENDA if the principal discovers that she is a lesbian. That’s abhorrent.
Kye Allums and James Blake: A Candid Discussion On Race, Gender, Sexuality And Sports -
Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to end homophobia, biphobia, sexism and transphobia in athletics. The discussions will focus on the interplays of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and how those relationships affect LGBT inclusion and allyship in sports.
On LGBT Issues, the Kids Are All Right -
A new video making the rounds on the Internet today shows kids’ unvarnished reactions to same-sex marriage proposals and unscripted thoughts about marriage equality. It’s very encouraging.
Trial of game changing new anal condom begins in Boston -
A revolutionary anal condom that simulates condom free sex is being trailed in Boston by the US National Institutes of Health in the hopes of encouraging more people to engage in safer sex.
The Sunny Side of Being Trans*: Trans women writers--apply to these grants and residencies! -
One of the ways that authors and their books get into circulation in libraries, classrooms, on the desks of book critics at the New York Times, and other useful places, is via the complex, often shrouded, world of professional arts. Part of the reason you go to a residency at…
A handy infographic about condoms.
Edited to add: A few of our favorite followers have correctly pointed out that this infographic, although interesting and informative, is not very LGBTQ inclusive. We at PP believe that everyone (and we mean EVERYONE) deserves relevant and accurate information to help them make healthy and informed choices. :)
Biphobia manifests in a number of different ways in the LGBTQ community, where getting into a heterosexual relationship is a form of betrayal. My last girlfriend was an oddity and a curiosity amongst my friends, as if I were the gay best friend she just happened to be dating, and her friends assumed we were dating for the threesomes. Such stigmas and misconceptions around bisexuality are so rampant that I don’t often disclose my sexuality to the partners I date. If I feel comfortable “coming out” to them, sometimes it’s a non-issue, as if I were telling them I had blue eyes. However, it’s more often than not a dealbreaker. A guy I was dating once told me that he “could never date a bi guy,” because he felt like he could never be enough for him. A bi guy would always want something more.
I’ve also heard that bisexuality is a “hippie new age affectation” and a “cheat,” as if you only have to come out halfway — but bisexuals will have to continue coming out for the rest of their lives. They will have to repeatedly explain themselves, which can be exhausting when you have to deal with prejudice both outside your community and from the people you expect to support you. Unfortunately, this won’t be the last time that Gaga will have to remind us that she’s bisexual, fighting for her place in the spectrum. Lady Gaga belongs in the LGBTQ community, waving a flag alongside the rest of us. It’s biphobia that needs to be erased. — America Still Can’t Accept Lady Gaga’s Bisexuality - Or Anyone Elses’s | Nico Lang for Salon (via gaywrites)