Following the momentum of the Constance McMillen case, The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Mississippi will represent another Mississippi teen who will sue her former high school for excluding her from her senior yearbook.
The Wesson Attendance Center in Mississippi did not publish Ceara Sturgis’s name or photograph because she wore a tuxedo in her senior portrait,
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Administrators at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis launched a full investigation into the alleged "emotional abuse" and harassment of players on their women's basketball team by coaching staff. Among other complaints, players say they were inappropriately asked about their sexual orientation on a consistent basis, and lectured for dating other members of the team.
One doctor is breaking stereotypes as a lesbian resident at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. Kelly Wright, M.D., is one of the Ob-Gyn residents featured on "Boston Med," a reality show on ABC, which chronicles "real-life" doctors, following the success of shows such as "Grey's Anatomy."
Santana and Brittany joked about sleeping together last year, but will the flirtatious cheerleaders have some onscreen make-out time? Who are Santana and Brittany and why would anyone care if more cheerleaders are turning gay for television? The pair just happen to be characters on Ryan Murphy's hit musical show, 'Glee.'
'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy gave Broadway fans two reasons to watch his hit show next season. Murphy confirmed that Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth will return to 'Glee' for season two in guest appearances.
Shame on you, CBS. The network published a press release announcing a new talk show featuring many female power players, including Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene on Roseanne. The press release features a brief list of each woman's credentials and background information about the women's families. While the profiles of other members in the cast acknowledge husbands, Sara Gilbert's profile simply says she lives with "her family in Los Angeles." It seems odd the press release did not say Gilbert lives with her partner, especially since Gilbert is an out lesbian who is raising children with her partner Allison Adler. The show also features Marissa Jane Winokur, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Peete Robinson and Leah Remini.
While the exit of Elizabeth Perkins, or Celia Hodes, has "Weeds" fans in an uproar, Weeds is doing its best to bring in another heavy-hitter to fill her shoes. Linda Hamilton will join the cast of "Weeds" for its sixth season as Linda, a lesbian drug dealer.
Although Tea Party protests are more commonplace every day, there is one issue members choose not to address. Tea Party groups across the country have not made a public statement about gay marriage. Avoiding controversial social issues keeps the Tea Party united by focusing solely on fiscal policies. Without making a platform addressing issues such as gay marriage, the Tea Party can build more momentum and retain higher membership numbers.
A New York man has been convicted of a hate crime for beating an Ecuadorian immigrant to death because he thought the victim was gay. Keith Phoenix was found guilty in a Brooklyn court Monday in the fatal 2008 beating of José Sucuzhañay. Phoenix and a friend assaulted Sucuzhañay after mistaking him and his brother, Romel Sucuzhañay, as a couple.
The mother of a lesbian who went missing last year filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the Sheriff's Department Tuesday. Mitrice Richardson was seen last Sept. 7 when she was arrested in Malibu, Calif., for her inability to pay a $90 bill at a restaurant. Richardson was released from a sheriff's station early in the morning after exhibiting strange behavior in her jail cell the previous night.
Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri vetoed a bill which would have extended hate crime protections for victims of crimes based on their gender identity and expression. Carcieri said the hate crime did not need to be expanded because it already includes protections for discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.
Alan Medinger, a prominent leader in the "ex-gay" group Exodus International, died Monday. Medinger was the first executive director of Exodus North America. He started Regeneration Ministries, which is the Exodus affiliate in the Baltimore and Northern Virginia areas.
Authorities denied a new driver's license to a Tennessee woman who recently married her partner and wanted identification with her new legal name. Traci Turpin, a Knoxville woman, married her partner in Washington, D.C., and returned to Tennessee to change her name on her driver's license and other legal documents. The Social Security office changed her name, but the Department of Motor Vehicles would not honor the name change.
Writer and director Lisa Cholodenko kicks off the Los Angeles Film Festival with a screening of her Sundance hit, The Kids Are All Right. Julianne Moore and Annette Benning star as Jules and Nic, a lesbian couple who must deal with the reappearance of their sperm donor, played by Mark Ruffalo, decades after their children are born.
I don't think any lesbian in the Los Angeles area can say she doesn't know about The Real L Word. I might even daresay there aren't any lesbians in the country who haven't at least heard about creator Ilene Chaiken's new reality show. Not so ironically, it is a complaint many viewers had with the show's predecessor as well. Critics question the lack of diversity in Chaiken's new show, and wondered where the diversity was for the first seasons of the original L Word.Many suspected Chaiken's addition of a black and Latina character in the later seasons of her first show were in response to claims that the show lacked ethnic diversity.
In a recent interview with Upscale Magazine, Queen Latifah dodged questions about her sexual orientation. When Upscale asked her about rumors circulating that she is a lesbian, she replied, "I don't have to explain anything. I don't have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life.”
Kristen Stewart kissed a girl, and liked it. At least more than she liked kissing a werewolf. Stewart reportedly said kissing Dakota Fanning during the shoot for The Runaways was easier than kissing Taylor Lautner during filming for Eclipse, the latest installment in the Twilight Saga.
Katy Perry posted a Twitter message earlier this week about Lady Gaga, calling Gaga "blasphemous" for the religious images in "Alejandro." Her exact words were, "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke."
Zooey Deschanel and Rashida Jones will star as a lesbian couple in comedian Paul Rudd's new movie, My Idiot Brother. The movie also stars Elizabeth Banks and Emily Mortimer.
Rihanna's new video is literally too hot for television. At least it is in the U.S., anyway. Luckily, Europeans aren't so prude, and computers can cross oceans in seconds. The new video pairs the hip-hop/rock artist with French supermodel Laetitia Casta. And no, I won't make that pun about her name. It's too obvious.