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A School’s Gay-Straight Alliance Is Suing Because It’s Not Allowed To Use The Word “Gay”

In perhaps the strangest bout of school rules in recent memory, an Indiana high school's gay-straight alliance can't use the word "gay" or "GSA," the popular acronym for clubs around the country that provide safe meeting spaces for LGBTQ kids and…
By Caitlin Cruz

'I'm A Celebrity's "Knicker-Gate" Has Put "Unconscious Homophobia" In The Spotlight

The I'm A Celebrity jungle isn't exactly known as a place for heated debate. However, a recent discussion between the celebrity campmates has opened up a wider conversation online. And after a seemingly innocent chat about a pair of knickers, some…
By Sam Ramsden

Laverne Cox Opened Up About The Importance Of Allyship, Especially With Romantic Partners

Laverne Cox knows that she's a role model for people of all gender identities. And in a new set of interviews with Vulture and Self, Cox emphasized that allyship is key for transgender equality. Tying into that, Cox talked about her boyfriend, as…
By Meghan DeMaria

The New Series Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars' Will Have You Shantaying All Day Long

Pop culture phenomenon RuPaul's Drag Race has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, and the fierce reality competition show is showing no signs of slowing down. The series recently celebrated it's landmark tenth outing, and the…
By Sam Ramsden

The Creator Of C4’s ‘The Bisexual’ Drew From Real Life In Such An Interesting Way

The Bisexual is Desiree Akhavan’s newest comedy-drama which is determined to change everything you ever thought you knew about bisexuality. Centred around a woman named Leila, who has identified for most of her life as a lesbian, the story follows…
By Megan C. Hills

The New Queer Rom-Com Co-Written By The Author Of 'Love, Simon' Is Becoming A Movie

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera's upcoming novel, What If It's Us is becoming a movie, and it could be the next big gay rom-com. If the name Becky Albertalli sounds familiar, it should: She's the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the…
By Kristian Wilson

I Rewatched 'Friends' & There Is Actually More Incest Than LGBTQ Content

Friends, which followed the lives of six New Yorkers who could inexplicably afford real estate near Central Park, was a triumph. It became the world's most popular comedy, as well as arguably the most heterosexual. Ross and Rachel's on-again,…
By Emma Madden

An Instagram Troll Called Jonathan Van Ness "The Guy In The Dress" & His Response Was Epic

Queer Eye's resident fashion expert fielded some distinctly hurtful comments on Instagram Sunday night after posting some photos from the Creative Arts Emmys red carpet, where he stunned in a floor-length gown. But, unsurprisingly, Jonathan Van…
By Emily Mae Czachor

'Champions' Actor Josie Totah Came Out As Transgender In A New Essay

Josie Totah is ready to share her truth. The young actor, who recently starred in Mindy Kaling's NBC comedy series Champions, came out as a transgender woman in a new piece for Time on Monday. Josie Totah's coming out essay chronicles her…
By Meghan DeMaria

Janet Mock's 'Pose' Directorial Debut Made History For This Important Reason

Ryan Murphy's new FX series, Pose, is breaking TV boundaries for plenty of reasons. The show's ensemble includes the most transgender actors ever to appear in a cast, with five main cast members who are transgender. Now, there's another noteworthy…
By Meghan DeMaria

You Need To See These Pride Collections That Give Back To The LGBTQI+ Community

This weekend, the nation will be celebrating Pride in all its rainbow-coloured glory. You've probably already sorted your outfits ready for the parades that are taking over the UK. But that doesn't mean you can't snap up some extra goodies from…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Are The Best Insider Tips For Enjoying Pride London When You're On A Budget

It's that time of year again folks, Pride season is upon us and bigger than ever. Celebrating LGBTQI+ culture for the lucky few is every day of the year but for many this annual event is the prime opportunity to get out and celebrate. Whether you…
By Aoife Hanna

21 Novels With Lesbian Characters That You Need To Read, According To Reddit

If you've been looking for a great, newish work of queer literature, look no further. I've got 21 great lesbian novels you need to read pronto, as recommended by redditors on the Suggest Me a Book subreddit. These knowledgeable readers responded to…
By Kristian Wilson

6 Ways To Participate In Pride Without Making It About You

Pride weekend is upon us, and while for many people, it's the culmination of a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ community, for others, it inspires anxiety. If you're reasonably committed to good allyship, you may see queer folks playfully dunking…
By Mariella Mosthof

8 Ways To Support The LGBTQ Community If You Can’t Make It To A Pride Celebration

June is quickly coming to a close, as is the month of Pride: 30 days dedicated to commemoration, solidarity, and celebration. But don't you worry — despite the startlingly fast rate at which this month has flown by, there is still time to overtly…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

'Brooklyn-99' Star Stephanie Beatriz Powerfully Shut Down This Myth About Bisexuality

There are plenty of ways to identify on the LGBTQ spectrum, all of which are valid. But there are also persistent myths about some sexual orientations, especially bisexuality, that need some clearing up. In a new essay for GQ, Stephanie Beatriz shut…
By Meghan DeMaria

Bisexuals Are The Largest Group Within The LGBTQ Community — And It's Time To Stop Doubting Us

Pride is upon us. And while we’re out there rocking our rainbows and drenching ourselves in glitter, Pride is also a good time to talk about some of the deeper issues facing the queer community. The first Pride march, after all, was a protest…
By Emma McGowan

When Lance Bass Came Out To *NSYNC, The Band Supported Him In The Sweetest Way

Lance Bass says his friendship with his *NSYNC bandmates has always come with no strings attached. Admitting that he was going through a dark period while grappling with his sexuality in the group's prime, when Lance Bass came out to *NSYNC's Joey…
By Brad Witter

7 Things Femme Couples Wish People Would Stop Saying

There was a steep learning curve when I got into my first relationship with a woman. Even though I had had sex with women before, I only started going on dates with women a few years ago — and very quickly got into my first relationship with a…
By Lea Rose Emery

Rita Ora & Cardi B's "Girls" Music Video Is Not OK & Here's Why

"Girls girls girls, sometimes I just wanna kiss girls girls girls." Damn it, I just cannot get that tune out of my head. From the offset, the latest mind melter "Girls" from Rita Ora featuring chart heavyweights Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, & Charli XCX…
By Aoife Hanna