It’s that time of year… where you spend uncomfortable time with family members that you never actually talk to who haven’t had a meaningful conversation with you since you were five years old! Even then, that conversation centered around your love of play-doh. So… not exactly deep. And if you identify as LGBT, the conversations get even weirder. So in honor of the holiday season, I have a drinking game to deal with your awkward family (and mine.) DON’T WORRY, ALLIES. You can also play this game. Just stick by your gay cousin Johnathan and drink whenever he does.
It’s here… Pride month. Weeks on weeks of binge drinking, aggressive brunching and watching parades in the sweltering heat. We are literally in the gay thick of it. And with Columbus Pride right around the corner, I would like to bestow some wisdom on you from the only deity I would ever care to make a golden replica of and worship on a mountain… the Queen B, Mrs. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Continue reading
Target. Wal-Mart. Chick-fil-A. Barilla. Hobby Lobby. Coca-Cola.
All of these companies have been boycotted by the LGBT community in the recent past. Some, because of a homophobic stance or policy. Some, because a CEO can’t keep his personal views to himself and that ignorance seeps into the pores of these organizations and infects them with hate. But boycotting these companies didn’t work- most domestic organizations actually saw a *rise* in stock prices during the boycotts. Why? Continue reading
This morning, a thin veil of snow fell gently in the Northeast and Midwest. While everyone was enjoying the splendor and beauty that signals a beautiful winter season, I was reminded that- SHIT! It’s already the fucking holiday season. Pack up the cobwebs and pull out the tinsel, because we are heading into family-palooza. Continue reading
Lori and Brooke tackle the myriad of benefits received by the LGBTQ community in Obamacare. The extensive coverage for members of our community, particularly HIV/AIDS patients, those who identify as trans, and many more. Did you know lesbians have a substantially higher risk of breast cancer than straight women? Lori Gum breaks it down for me… she just got back from the FUCKING WHITE HOUSE. Yea, Obama called her on the phone. She’s a big deal. Listen here.