There are 29 states in America where it’s totally legal to fire workers just for being gay, but one lawmaker is trying to do something to change that. More
As the founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP), Cindy Gallop is ushering in a new type of intimacy for couples that want to share their private moments and those that want to watch.
It’s been another banner year for gay rights, with Maine, Maryland and Washington saying “I do,” to same-sex marriages. Plus, more same-sex legislation is currently moving through the Rhode Island legislature.
But there’s still a shadow hanging over these celebrations: In the eyes of the federal government, gay Americans are still single. More
The Golden Globes were Sunday and usually we’re not ones to brag, but we were right about a lot of things. Some host-on-Clooney action? Check. A Clinton appearance? Check. A Sarah Palin impression? Almost! Tina and Amy were unsurprisingly amazing as hosts but the real scene-stealer was Jodie Foster’s rambling acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement in film. It was witty; it was emotional; it was a climatic coming out (…we think?). We just had to take a closer look at it.
Actress and activist Olivia Wilde said she had to learn to learn the game of sexuality when it came to meeting with film executives and casting directors. It seems there is a very delicate balance between dressing like an Amish nun and slutting it up. It all depends of course on who will be at your casting meeting but Olivia had to learn that. More
When Matrix co-director Larry Wachowski became Lana Wachowski, she became the first major Hollywood director to publicly identify as transgender. After undergoing sex-change surgery and undergoing a thorough gender reassignment, Lana recently made a rare appearance in a promotional spot for her hotly anticipated upcoming movie, Cloud Atlas. “Hi, I’m Lana,” she says at the beginning of the charming video, sporting pink dreadlocks and a cute semi-sheer black top with a bra visible underneath. Wachowski’s public embrace of her feminine identity makes her an important figure in the transgender community. But her transition makes her notable for a reason that has been much less widely reported on: She is now the top-grossing female director of all time. More
It’s fair to say that just about everyone except your grandma in Des Moines has known CNN journalist Anderson Cooper is gay for years now. But until today, Cooper himself had been coy about it, never denying it, but never speaking publicly about it either. Today, in a sensitive email sent to prominent political blogger Andrew Sullivan, he finally comes out of the closet, and reveals his past professional concerns with doing so. More
Like many young people who move to big cities after college, Sheila McClear struggled to find a job while pursuing her dream of working as a writer. Her writing career started to take off, but almost no one in her life knew that she was moonlighting as a nude dancer at a club in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. She turned her experiences into a memoir, Last of the Live Nude Girls. She spoke with The Grindstone about sex work, gender stereotypes, and even Chris Rock. More