Passion Pit Frontman Michael Angelakos Comes Out

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos announced his split with wife Kristy Mucci a couple of months ago. Now, Angelakos has come out as gay. “I lived in such a group of straight people …not that anybody was going to be…

Jill Soloway: ‘We Have a Trans Civil Rights Problem’

Jill Soloway won her first Emmy on Sunday, for Outstanding Directing on a Comedy Series for the hit Amazon original show Transparent. And she used her acceptance speech to call for action on transgender rights. “We don’t have a trans…

Tim Cook Talks to Stephen Colbert About Coming Out

Tim Cook is one of the country’s most-powerful – and most-visible – CEOs. And it’s that visibility that led him to come out publicly last October. The Apple CEO opened up to Stephen Colbert about his decision, saying he “wanted…

Kim Davis Charge of Official Misconduct Sent to Attorney General

Kim Davis may have reached the end of her rope. Now we’ll see if she decides to do her job, walk away from that job, or risk arrest and impeachment. The County Clerk from Rowan County in Kentucky has been…

Kim Davis Closes Clerk Office for ‘Computer Upgrades’ as Protesters Gather

Kim Davis, the County Clerk in Kentucky who has made national headlines for refusing to abide by national law and grant marriage licenses to gay couples, pulled a fast one today. After a federal appeals court upheld a lower court…

Russia Is Thinking About Blocking Facebook Over Gay Emoji

A little while back Apple and many other platforms adopted a new Unicode standard for emojis that included, among other thing, emojis featuring same sex couples. More specifically, emoji featuring two men and a heart, two women and a heart,…

Sarah Palin Mourns Chik-fil-A Matriarch, Readies New Book

Sarah Palin popped up again, but there is no word as to whether she saw her shadow or how long Winter will be. This time, the perennial Facebook-posting non-candidate issued condolences to the family of Chik-fil-A founder Truett Cathy. While…

Cara Delevingne: Sexuality “Not A Phase,” Flattered by Petition Insisting On Apology from Anna Wintour

Cara Delevingne was recently featured in an interview with Vogue magazine, in which the writer suggested the model’s sexuality was a phase. This past weekend, The New York Times published a new interview with the Paper Towns actress, in which…

Ian McKellen Wasn’t Allowed To Be Himself Until Coming Out

Ian McKellen is like an elder statesman in the gay community. Anytime some uncle at Thanksgiving makes a homophobic comment stereotyping gay people, all you have to do is point at Ian McKellen. The idea of an old, gay man…

Caitlyn Jenner Disrespected by DL Hughley, Even As He Defends Serena Williams

Caitlyn Jenner isn’t going to win everyone over, and she probably already knows that. Revealing herself to the world as trans, and all the recognition that comes with that, has already done much for the lives of other trans folks.…