Up until today, I’d heard little bits and pieces about this Ender’s Game controversy, but nothing ever struck my ear enough to encourage me to get super-invested. My knowledge of the situation so far had just been that Orson Scott Card, the writer of the book from which the movie is adapted, is a pretty big homophobe, and he don’t care who knows it! And it turns out that that’s true, but there are a few more layers of complexity to it than that. So let’s catch up! More
Think you can predict whether someone is for or against same-sex marriage just by looking at them? Well Jimmy Kimmel wants you to try, in honor of the Supreme Court cases surrounding equal rights that are currently being decided. More
Carly Rae Jepsen just earned major cool points from me for pulling out of the Boy Scouts concert because of the group’s refusal to embrace gay rights. Also I’m pretty sure she’s a hibernating bear-human hybrid. More on that inside. More
Between all her various feuds and controversies, it’s easy to forget that Azealia Banks is first and foremost a recording artist, but she is. And today, she reminded us of that fact by releasing a new song. A cover of The Strokes‘ “Barely Legal” off their seminal 2001 album Is This It, to be exact. Listen to it here: More
Ascendant rapper and fashion plate Azealia Banks has taken more than a little heat these past few days about her use of the word “faggot” as a diss on celeb gossip monger Perez Hilton, and her use of “manlike” (I’m paraphrasing) as a diss on fellow rapper Angel Haze. More
If you had any question about whether Charlie Sheen sucks, let his recent homophobic slur guide your way: he sucks. More
Paris Hilton caused quite a stir with her secretly recorded anti-gay (or more specifically, anti-Grindr) remarks that came out yesterday, and now the high tech dick map has hit back the only mature way it could have: by saying she dates gay guys. More
Over the past few weeks, America has been saddened to learn that one of its most beloved fast food chains donates millions of dollars a year to anti-gay causes. But despite how frustrating it is that such primitive bigotry still exists in 2012, a few good things have come out of this kerfuffle: dialogue, backlash, and lots and lots of anti-homphobia satire. Here are a few of my favorite things that the Chik-Fil-A controversy has given us so far. More
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This is not “WTF lol” so much as “WTF grr,” so don’t read this if you’re not in the mood to get angry. More
This PSA called “Don’t Say Gay” was made by an eight grader as part of a school anti-homophobia project. In it, the boy stars alongside his younger brother, who does a little chastising. “Don’t say gay,” the youngster yells, “It’s mean and it’s offensive!” Yeah! More
Remember when Tracy Morgan came under fire for making homophobic remarks in his stand-up act? And remember how it was resolved because Tracy admitted he was wrong and apologized? Well, rapper T.I. has decided to drag the whole thing back up by announcing how funny he found Tracy’s joke. He said in an interview: More
It’s been quite an for our pal Brett Ratner. To recap: last week, he claimed a grease-soaked affair with Olivia Munn, but it turns out that was a lie. And on Sunday at a Tower Heist screening, he offered the delightful astute and tolerant comment, “Rehearsing is for fags.” Brett has now come forward to apologize for that homophobic remark: More
Twilight actor/shirtless wonder Kellan Lutz appeals to ladies and men alike — how could he not with pectoral muscles like that (don’t you love it when I get all clinical-sounding?). Kellan’s been surrounded by gay rumors for a while, and it’s probably because he has no problem with his spoke with male fans. Kellan spoke with The Advocate about feeling the support of his gay fan base: More