Category | Editorial

Why Colbert is the Perfect Replacement for Letterman

Posted on 17 April 2014

While he won’t be playing the character portrayed on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert has been officially named the replacement for David Letterman on the “Late Show.” The announcement brought a truckload of internet controversy (of course), and in a matter of hours, very polarized opinions. “How could he replace someone as legendary as Letterman?” […]

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Gay Rights Continue to Mirror the Civil Rights Movement

Posted on 09 April 2014

Lyndon B. Johnson, a late president and strong supporter of civil rights for African-Americans, was apparently sympathetic to any group that was discriminated against, according to a recent interview with between Katie Couric and Johnson’s daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb. “I think my father felt very strongly that when there was […]

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Posted on 26 March 2014

Last week, Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps passed away in a hospice, as confirmed by two of his estranged sons. Social media was ablaze with cynical comments from users, ranging from “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” to “I’m going to urinate on his grave!” While Phelps and his church posed a threat to the […]

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When Do We Stop Boycotting?

Posted on 18 March 2014

Dan Cathy, CEO and president of Chick-fil-A, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that while he isn’t evolving his views on gay marriage, he has decided to leave the issue of same-sex-marriage out of his company – something he probably should have done from the beginning. Cathy – who said his views on traditional marriage haven’t changed […]

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Trans Athletes Continue to Fight for Equality

Posted on 12 March 2014

Los Gatos, CA – Though Chloie Jonsson transitioned over eight years ago, she is still being treated like a man in a recent scuffle with the fitness mogul CrossFit. When Jonsson decided to join the women’s division of CrossFit, she was told she has to instead participate in the male side instead. Months after Jonsson […]

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Uganda’s Big Anti-Gay Bill Causes International Backlash

Posted on 27 February 2014

After weeks of sitting, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni finally decided to sign the anti-gay bill into law that he’s been flip-flopping over. Back in December, the president was still unsure, but now that he believes homosexuality is a learned behavior, he’s ruled in favor of the bill. “Since nurture is the main cause of homosexuality, […]

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Fox News Journalists Continue to Ride Horse-Drawn Carriages to Work

Posted on 26 February 2014

When Facebook announced they were adding dozens of new gender options, I was floored. Not because it happened, but because of how long it took for them to actually implement the options. Sure, Zuckerberg issued a confusing statement on gender inclusion – in which he said that due to feedback from translators and users in […]

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Gay in the Locker Room: When the Fantasy Ends and the Discrimination Begins

Posted on 13 February 2014

When it comes to admiring professional sports—and the athletes who play them, there are few, if any, who can hold a candle to me. This extends to a healthy imagination that includes, like a lot of gay men, the occasional daydream about post-gametime in the locker room showers. Sadly, reality set in this week after […]

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Coca-Cola: Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don’t

Posted on 10 February 2014

At first, LGBT activists began questioning Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics. After all, why would one of the country’s best-selling products take part in something so, I don’t know, un-American? After a marketing project-gone-wrong made headlines (it presented users who typed in gay phrases with an “error,” asking them to try inputting their names […]

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Will Florida Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Posted on 30 January 2014

A constitutional amendment to allow the use of medial marijuana in Florida received just enough votes to make it to the ballot in November. John Morgan, a personal injury lawyer, reportedly spent $4 million on a medical marijuana petition drive, according to the Associate Press. Morgan pushed throughout December and January to gather enough support […]

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