Sunnivie Brydum
Sunnivie is an award-winning journalist and former managing editor of The Advocate. As a queer woman, she strives to elevate the voices of LGBTQ people who have been ignored by "traditional" media.
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The Women's March Will Last Close To Nightfall

President-elect Donald Trump may spend his first day as commander-in-chief trying to drown out the chants of thousands of Americans who he spent the past year insulting. The Women's March on Washington is set to descend on the capitol city on Jan. 21…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Sophia Bush Bids Obama An Emotional Farewell

On Tuesday evening, Actor and activist Sophia Bush was on Obama's star-studded farewell speech guest list in Chicago, and she was just as moved by the speech as the rest of you. There's a video of the Chicago P.D. actress hugging Obama as he left the…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Sasha Obama Is Missing From The Farewell Speech

During President Obama's emotional farewell speech in Chicago tonight, one face was notably absent from the crowd when cameras panned to the First Family. Obama's youngest daughter, Sasha, was not visible in the crowd, and did not appear on stage aft…
By Sunnivie Brydum

What's The "Golden Showers" Allegation About?

Anybody who thought that the vile rhetoric coming from Donald Trump and his allies during the 2016 campaign would end after Trump's unexpected electoral victory has already been proven wrong. On Tuesday, the rumors swirling around the possibility of …
By Sunnivie Brydum

Jeff Sessions Learned What Sexual Assault Means

It's been three months since the Washington Post released the infamous 2005 recording of Donald Trump bragging about grabbing a woman's genitals to former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. Since then, we've learned that admitting to sexual assault do…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Serge Kovaleski Has Proven Trump Can't Stop Him

Since November 2015, journalist Serge Kovaleski has been inexorably tied to Donald Trump after the President-elect appeared to mock the journalist's physical appearance on stage at a rally in South Carolina. The image of Trump standing at a podium, w…
By Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama Goes Underwater to Escape Trump

Just because we're used to seeing Barack Obama buttoned up in suits and ties doesn't mean the Commander-in-Chief can't kick back and enjoy some leisure time. But being the leader of the free world does mean there's always a camera nearby — even in th…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Meryl Streep Just Gave Us A Map to Resisting Trump

The 74th Annual Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday offered viewers a much-needed reprieve from the onslaught of panic-inducing Cabinet appointments being announced by the incoming administration. But that doesn't mean the show was apolitical: While Don…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Why Megyn Kelly Should Get Billy Bush's NBC Spot

By now, we've all heard that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is stepping away from the "fair and balanced" cable news channel to take on a new challenge at NBC News. While the precise details of Kelly's new role on NBC have yet to be announced, Entertain…
By Sunnivie Brydum

9 Women Who Know Exactly Why "Paul Ryan So Scared"

Just days into the 2017 legislative session, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Jan. 5 that part of his party's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," would include defunding Planned Parenthood. Despite misinform…
By Sunnivie Brydum

How To Help Victims Of The Ft. Lauderdale Shooting

Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have confirmed that on Jan. 6, a gunman opened fire inside the baggage claim area of terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing five people and wounding multiple others, according to the…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Senators Ask Trump to Protect Campus Rape Victims

As Inauguration Day nears, the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump will follow through on his promises to repeal all of President Obama's executive orders is starting to set in. But a pair of Democratic senators are hoping to persuade the i…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Biden Will Declare The Electoral College Results

The "great" election of 2016 is finally coming to a close — almost. On Dec. 19, the nation moved one step closer to inaugurating President-elect Donald Trump when the nation's 538 electors met in their respective state capitols to formally cast their…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Tegan & Sara Launch A Foundation For LGBTQ Women

The Canadian indie-pop duo known as Tegan and Sara have long been staples on the playlists of lesbians, bisexual, and queer women around the world. Across nine albums released over the past 18 years, it's basically impossible not to find at least one…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Trump Again Uses Terror Attack to Prove He's Right

President-elect Donald Trump held a brief, impromptu press conference outside his estate at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 21. The interaction, which was less than five minutes long, marks the first time since winning the election that Tr…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Rare Good News About North Carolina & LGBTQ Laws

One of the few surprising bright spots amid generally depressing election results is the Democratic governor's victory in North Carolina. After more than a month of contesting the results, incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory finally conceded the ra…
By Sunnivie Brydum

How To Change Your Profile Photo For Berlin

Families and visitors in Germany are still anxiously waiting for news about the deadly Dec. 19 truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market in the middle of the city, which police say they believe was an intentional act. A lot of details are still uncle…
By Sunnivie Brydum

Police Say Berlin Christmas Crash Was Deliberate

A semi-truck plowed through a crowded outdoor Christmas market in Berlin on the evening of Dec. 19, killing several people and injuring more than 50 others. German news outlet Der Spiegel reported that police confirmed a death and multiple injuries, …
By Sunnivie Brydum

The First Lady's Office Isn't For Ivanka After All

As the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump continues to announce its appointments, questions still loom large about what role Trump's family will play in his administration. Trump's wife, Melania, has already indicated she plans to conti…
By Sunnivie Brydum

What Obama Can Do If The Election Was Hacked

Now that the election is over, many are speculating that Russian hackers intervened in the 2016 election, with the specific goal of electing Donald Trump. If that's revealed to be true, the question is: What is President Barack Obama going to do abou…
By Sunnivie Brydum