Topic: homosexuality

Party Favors: Sexuality Is Not Breaking News

Party Favors: Sexuality Is Not Breaking News

Ellen Page comes out: breaking news or business as usual? -YourTango

Trend Talk: The buzz about mascaras. -The High Low

Gorgeous celebs go makeup-less in these selfies. -HLNtv

Bridal shower ideas: guide to throwing a brilliant bash! -YourTango

Meet Alessandro Proto, the real-life inspiration for Christian Grey. -Nerve

Elegance in the Age of Crisis,’ stylish clothing from the 1930s. -Flavorwire

How to flirt with a stranger. -Ladyish

What not to do on Valentine’s Day if you’ve just broken up. -The Stir

Runway cheat sheet: the best looks from NYFW. -Style List

5 things you should really know about condoms. -Bustle

Shows to binge watch this Valentine’s day weekend. -Your Tango

Ouch! Drake slams Macklemore’s Grammy apology. -The Grio

10 Things Not To Say To A Lesbian Mom

10 Things Not To Say To A Lesbian Mom

I have yet to have children but when/if I do, my fiancĂ©e and I will most likely be looking at the following annoying inquiries. I know this because we’re already dealing with variations on these same inquiries about our family and how we relate to another one. While there are obviously much, much worse comments you can make to a same-sex family (like my lovely neighbor who daily refers to my fiancĂ©e and I as “dyke bitches,” well GOOD MORNING TO YOU TOO), the following always seem to come from well-intentioned individuals. More »

Harry Styles Stands Up For Gay Rights, Gives Me An Equality Boner

Harry Styles Stands Up For Gay Rights, Gives Me An Equality Boner

Y’know, for a nineteen-year old famous kid, Harry Styles has it together pretty hard. I think I recall comparing him to Justin Bieber five hundred to a thousand times in the past, but it’s becoming more and more clear to me that Harry is the vastly preferable of the two. I both regret and rescind those statements, and I hope you’ll accept my apologies. This is the first mistake I’ve ever made, obviously, so I hope you can show a little empathy. More »

The New Normalcy: Do We Need More TV Shows To Try To End Heteronormativity?

The New Normalcy: Do We Need More TV Shows To Try To End Heteronormativity?

When it comes to homophobia, television is no longer a place where likable characters can be outright prejudiced (thank goodness). You won’t hear the main character of a show yelling “faggot!” unless there will be some negative consequences later, nor will you the protagonists actually dislike gays unless that is seen as a major character flaw (…which it is). But the lack of obviousness and brazen anti-gay attitudes doesn’t mean the prejudice doesn’t exist on television still; instead, they’re just more subtle. More »