All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘LGBT’

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook, a longtime supporter of LGBT issues, has come under fire in recent months for a policy that, according to those in the transgender community, is incredibly harmful. Facebook requires its users to use their real names on the site. This “real name policy” has been controversial for many years, but an extra bright light has been blasted on it …

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Facebook Says Its Intentions Were Pure with Those Rainbow Profile Pics

Facebook Says Its Intentions Were Pure with Those Rainbow Profile Pics

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage, Facebook was ablaze with status updates, link shares, and photo uploads. If you were on Facebook in the hours following the landmark decision, it sure seemed like the entire world was sounding off – or at least you and your friends. Soon after, Facebook announced a seemingly fun and …

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Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Today the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that the Constitution requires that same-sex couple be allowed to marry. The decision effectively makes gay marriage legal nationwide, as states can no longer reserve the right to marry only for heterosexual couples. And the tech world’s most prominent gay CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken out. In a series of …

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Rosie Perez Reveals Junior High Same-Sex Experience

Rosie Perez declared that she had felt confused about her sexual identity, in a speech on TrevorLIVE New York on June 16. The co-host from The View also revealed that she tried a relationship with another girl during junior high in a Catholic school, wrote Carlos Geer for Page Six. The host, now in her fifties, initially had a crush on …

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Aisha Tyler Fights For LGBT Equality As Mixed Race Marriage [Pic]

Aisha Tyler knows about the perils of trying to insist on marriage equality in our society. She is married to a white man, and that has caused her some difficulty in some places she has lived. “When my husband and I were dating and living in Oakland, we used to get chased down the street,” Tyler said last year. “This …

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Caitlyn Jenner’s Plastic Surgeons Can Now Name Their Price

Caitlyn Jenner’s plastic surgeons will probably be ridiculously busy and at whatever rate they want to charge. They turned the body of a 65-year-old Olympic athlete into a Vanity Fair cover model. March 15, 2015 was the day that Bruce Jenner walked into the offices of Dr. Gary J. Alter and Dr. Harrison H. Lee. “The surgery took all day,” …

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Caitlyn Jenner: ‘SHE Is Welcome In My Republican Party’ Says Lindsey Graham

Caitlyn Jenner is a rich woman. Her family and extended family would likely benefit much from further tax cuts for the rich, as championed by the Republican Party and its candidates for office. But Caitlyn Jenner is transgender. That distinction has won her much derision from some Conservatives who place a lot of emphasis on social issues and “traditional marriage” …

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Kelly Ripa Warns Against LGBT Discrimination Under Different Names

Kelly Ripa was given a GLAAD Award for Excellence in Media recently. GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said of Kelly Ripa: “For over a decade, Kelly Ripa has greeted millions of viewers with messages of acceptance and inclusion,” she said. “By sharing inclusive stories with her audience and loudly voicing support for her LGBT friends and fans, Kelly is helping …

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Tangerine, a Sundance Hit Shot with an iPhone 5s, Gets a Trailer

The red-band trailer has dropped for one of Sundance’s most talked-about features. It’s called Tangerine, and it’s about two transgender women in Hollywood. It was also shot with an iPhone 5s. Of course, it wasn’t just an iPhone. The iPhone was the only device filming, but filmmakers needed a handful of extras. According to The Verge, those included an app …

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Apple Blames ‘Bug’ for Homophobic Russian Siri

According to Apple, a bug is behind some decidedly anti-gay answers expressed by the Russian version of Siri. Earlier this week, a video called “In Soviet Russia Siri questions you” went viral. In the video, a man named Alex demonstrated some odd responses from the Russian-language version of Apple’s iOS assistant – responses that leaned slightly or in some cases …

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Chelsea Manning Wins Fight to Be Called “She”

In a legal fight overs pronouns, chalk one up for gender rights. Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, will now be referred to as “she” or a gender-neutral pronoun in all future court proceedings. “This is an important victory for Chelsea, who has been mistreated by the government for years,” said Manning’s attorney Nancy Hollander in …

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Marriage Equality Is Good for Business, Facebook, Apple, Google, and More Tell Supreme Court

Bans on same-sex marriage are bad for business. That’s the message of a new amicus brief filed in the US Supreme Court. The brief is signed by many major tech companies – as well as companies from industries all across the spectrum. It includes 379 supporters in all. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in multiple cases involving same-sex marriage …

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