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Nancy Pelosi Went In On The Trump Admin's Proposed Rollback Of Transgender Protections

By Chelsea Stewart
Just ahead of Pride Month, the Trump administration is rolling out two policy proposals during the week of May 19 that would end anti-discrimination protections for transgender people. They follow a string of other rollbacks of LGBTQ+ protections…

Trump Is Selling Pride-Themed MAGA Swag Despite His Anti-LGBTQ+ Policies

By Chelsea Stewart
President Donald Trump appears to have some strong feelings towards the LGBTQ+ community. He's reportedly tried to ban transgender people from the military, planned a rule to allow contractors to fire employees for religious reasons, and appointed…

A New Study Shows People Are Masturbating Now More Than Ever Before

By Christy Piña
It's 2019, and somehow, it still feels like there's a stigma when it comes to masturbation. And because of the stigma surrounding sexual self-love, all of the benefits of masturbation can be easily overlooked. A new study took a deep dive into the…

This New Trump Admin Rule Proposal Could Seriously Impact Transgender People's Safety

By Shelby Black
On Wednesday, May 22, the Trump administration announced a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposal that could severely impact the lives of transgender citizens. Under the new proposal, homeless shelters could deny trans…

MeUndies' Pride Collection Is A Wearable Celebration Of Self-Love — & It's Comfy AF

By Ariana Marsh
Authenticity. Self-expression. This is what style and getting dressed should really be all about, and it's an ethos that's at the core of the comfiest underwear brand around. You want skivvies with a personality rich punch? They've got you covered.…

Tegan & Sara Created Pride Sandals With Teva & You'll Literally Be Walking On Rainbows

By Bella Gerard
You guys, I have never felt so prepared for Pride. Tarte just dropped a gorg rainbow palette, ASOS debuted an incredible unisex clothing line, and now Teva is out here making sure my feet look perfect for walking alongside the parade. If you're a…

Bella Hadid's Kiss With A Robot In A Calvin Klein Ad Is Getting Backlash For A Big Reason

By Kelli Boyle
Calvin Klein is in some hot water after the brand released an ad portraying a queer relationship between two women: Bella Hadid, a woman who has never said she is queer, and Lil Miquela, a robot. Yes, you read that correctly. The two women kiss in…

Tarte & Jessie Paege Just Dropped The Perfect Rainbow Pride Palette, & They're Giving Back

By Bella Gerard
In years past, I've spend the weeks before Pride hitting up beauty supply stores, costume shops, and the like, in search of bright, rainbow-ready makeup to amp up my parade-day glam. This year, though, my favorite makeup brands to wear on the daily…

ASOS Is Giving 100% Of Profits From Their Pride Collection To GLAAD, So You'll Be GLAAD You Shopped

By Bella Gerard
Is it too early to be thinking about Pride? Too bad, because I am, and it turns out a ton of my favorite brands are, too. Major retailers and style brands have been stepping up to the plate this year when it comes to promoting pride and giving back…

Everyone Is Celebrating This Major Landmark In LGBTQ+ Rights Legislation

By Chelsea Stewart
Have you heard? The U.S. House of Representatives passed an important bill on Friday, May 17. The bill provides clear, nationwide protections for LGBTQ+ people in daily life, putting them one step closer in securing equal rights in all states. For…

5 Common Misconceptions About Female Sexual Pleasure, Busted By A Sexpert

By Sarah Ellis
Popular culture and the media are filled with mixed messages about sex. Songs and movies often emphasize how mind-blowingly awesome it can be… but at the same time, quality sex education is severely lacking in the United States. As a result,…

Urban Decay's Sparkle Out Loud Collection Is A Pride-Inspired Line Of Glitzy, Glittery Goodness

By Bella Gerard
When I was younger and just getting into makeup, my most prized possession was an Urban Decay eyeshadow in the original version of shade "Midnight Cowboy." About a year later, I tried out the shade "Midnight Cowboy Rides Again," which featured…

10 Pairs Of Shoes To Celebrate Pride & Honor The Stonewall50 In

By Ariana Marsh
Each June, we honor the 1969 Stonewall riots by celebrating Pride Month. Seeing as this year marks the 50th an anniversary of the uprising, it's set to be an especially momentous and special fete. Get your wardrobe ready for the occasion by snagging…

Starbucks' New Pride Tumbler Will Add A Splash Of Rainbow Colors To Your Coffee Run

By Amanda Fama
Summer is right around the corner, which means you have a few things to look forward to: warm weather, beach trips, iced coffee, and Pride Month. In fact, Pride Month (aka June) will be here before you know it, which means it's time to stock up on…

A New Study Shows That LGBTQ+ Adults Have More Pride In Their Identities Now Than Ever Before

By Rachel Shatto
Want some good news for a change? Well then, you are going to love what a recent study conducted by Tinder discovered. With Pride season right around the corner, the folks behind the dating app surveyed 1,000 LGBTQ-identifying people between the…

21 Tweets About Mr. Ratburn's Gay Wedding On 'Arthur' That Will Make You Happy-Cry

By Dylan Kickham
Although the television and film landscape has made great strides in LGBTQ+ representation over the past several years, it is still sadly very rare that same-sex couples are shown in mainstream children's cartoons. That is why the latest episode of…

Madelaine Petsch Stops For No One

By Willa Bennett
Madelaine Petsch’s Sweetgreen order is the first thing I learn about her: kale and arugula with red onions, carrots, cucumbers, local apples, lemon, and olive oil. I know this because at 8 a.m. on the day I am supposed to interview her, I am sent to…

The AE x It Gets Better Pride Collection Is A Rainbow Dream, & Profits Will Benefit The LGBTQ+ Community

By Bella Gerard
Looking to inject a little color into your summertime wardrobe? What if I told you there was a way to treat yourself to new clothes, get your rainbow fix, and support a great cause? If you don't see where I'm going with this, then it's about time I…

Marvel Will Reveal One Of Its Heroes Is Gay In Phase 4 & Fans Already Have Their Guesses

By Dylan Kickham
Avengers: Endgame may have changed everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there are still some more major changes that will be coming our way in its still mysterious Phase 4. Apparently, one of these big upcoming reveals will revolve…

These New Rainbow Bud Light Bottles Will Help You Show Your Pride At The Bar

By Amanda Fama
Come June 2019, you'll probably start seeing rainbow Bud Light bottles at your local bar. That's because Bud Light and GLAAD teamed up to release new bottles inspired by the LGBTQ flag in honor of Pride Month (which, yes, is June). If you're hoping…

The Supreme Court's Next Case On LGBTQ+ Rights Could Make Or Break This Major Issue

By Shelby Black
You would think that in 2019, we'd have dealt with a lot of the thornier issues of equal rights. Well, think again. A major upcoming court case is tackling LGBTQ+ discrimination, and it could have some major effects. The Supreme Court's LGBTQ+…

Elysian's GLITTERis Pride Ale Is Coming Back With An Exciting Jonathan Van Ness Partnership

By Lara Walsh
With Pride Month just around the corner, there's never been a better time to support pro-LGBTQ businesses and Pride organizations. When June comes around, you can do both, thanks to Elysian Brewing's GLITTERis Pride Ale 2019 release, which the…

Winnie Harlow Channels Ru Paul For MAC's New Viva Glam 25th Anniversary Campaign

By Bella Gerard
Before I developed a love for all things beauty, I spent hours (Maybe never that long, but it felt like it!) hanging around the MAC Cosmetics counter while my mom stocked up on her favorite products during our mall trips. As a kid, I wasn't…

The Meaning Of BTS' "Dionysus" Lyrics Will Make It The Soundtrack To Your Summer Parties

By Kelli Boyle
Happyyyyyy Friday, BTS ARMY! Are you stoked their new album dropped, or what?! The answer is obviously, unequivocally, yes. No need to tell me. I already know. I also know that y'all are in love with the "Dionysus" track, because honestly, how could…

AOC Made An Important Point About The Dangerous Ways We Talk About Politics

By Daniella Bondar
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used her social media presence as a way to frame discussions around important topics and to take her trolls head-on. The freshman representative has yet to shy away from conflict, and I don't see that stopping anytime…

Here's What You Need To Know About Dionysus Before You Listen To BTS' New 'Persona' Track

By Hollee Actman Becker
BTS' much-anticipated new album, Map of the Soul: Persona, is dropping on April 12, you guys, which is just FOUR DAYS from now. FOUR SHORT DAYS! Please, please let them pass quickly! In the meantime, ARMYs have now gotten a peek at the Map of the…

Catfishing Girls On MySpace Helped Me Figure Out That I'm A Lesbian

By Adriana Fraser
The year was 2005, and MySpace was the newest, hottest social-networking site on the block. It was also one of the easiest places online to pretend to be someone else. It was there that I realized I'm a lesbian by catfishing girls on Myspace. I'll…

Here's How Georgia's New Abortion Bill Could Set Back Reproductive Health For All Residents

By Shelby Black
On Friday, March 29, Georgia became the most recent state to pass a measure that could seriously restrict women's access to abortion. So, what's in Georgia's abortion bill? Well, it involves eliminating abortion access at a very early stage, which…

JVN Met AOC & Yes Of Course The Magical Moment Is On Instagram

By Daniella Bondar
I don't know about you, but I've already blown through all of Queer Eye season 3 on Netflix (it only took a day), and I've been having some major withdrawal. But all that's forgotten (mostly) thanks to an Instagram post by one of my Queer Eye faves.…

Get Excited, Because There's A Chance 'One Day At A Time' Might Not Be Over

By Dylan Kickham
For three seasons, the Netflix revival of One Dat at a Time has wowed fans by combining the bygone era of classic family sitcoms with bold and refreshing takes on modern topics. The show has become a particular favorite among minority communities…

I Tried Glamping With Alyssa Edwards & It Helped Me Reconnect With Myself

By Kelli Boyle
You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but…

These 9 Trans Activists Are Fighting For Equality & Representation

By Mehak Anwar
The last day of March marks an important international day: Transgender Day of Visibility. According to the Human Rights Campaign, Transgender Day of Visibility is is both a time to celebrate transgender people around the world and the courage it…

Get Ready to Laugh Because Tiffany Haddish is Getting a Netflix Stand-Up Series

By Sarah Halle Corey
It's no question that Tiffany Haddish is a comedian at the top of her game, and now she's using her platform to help some up-and-coming comedians join her at the top. Haddish is producing and hosting a brand new stand-up comedy series for Netflix,…

This State's New Abortion Bill Is So Restrictive It Might As Well Be A Ban

By Mehak Anwar
The latest news when it comes to abortion access is not reassuring. On Thursday, March 21, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that bans abortions in the state once the fetus's heartbeat can be heard. The bill, which is poised to be one of…

This Airline Just Got More Inclusive For Trans & Non-Binary People

By Mehak Anwar
For transgender and non-binary people, selecting the "male" or "female" gender marker on official documents can be both inaccurate and distressing. To combat this issue and broaden gender options for everyone, United Airlines is altering their…

Bridesmates, Groomsmaids, & Men Of Honor: Welcome To A Gender-Neutral Wedding Party

By Caroline Colvin
Weddings today aren't quite like they used to be. For the most part, yes: Modern weddings borrow protocols, ceremonial structures, and customs dating back hundreds (sometimes, thousands) of years. But there are all sorts of fresh twists people are…

Here's Why Putting Your Gender Pronouns In Your Instagram Bio Can Be An Important Practice

By Griffin Wynne
An Instagram bio can be many things: a joke, a movie reference, a list of all the places you've "lived" (read: studied abroad) with plane emojis or the red pin in between. It can even be a phrase you use to describe yourself (like, genderless…

People Are So Not Here For JK Rowling's Latest Discussion About Dumbledore's Sexuality

By Mehak Anwar
Sorry folks, if you see JK Rowling trending on your Twitter feeds today it's not because she's releasing an eighth Harry Potter book. In a recent interview, the world-famous author revealed a piece of information about Dumbledore's sexuality that,…

The CW's 'Glamorous' Sounds Like It Might Become Your Favorite New Drama

By Sarah Halle Corey
For generations, the CW has brought fans some of the wildest, soapiest dramas to screens all around the world. The latest entry into the legacy of Gossip Girl and Riverdale is a new show called Glamorous, and it puts a whole new twist on the genre.…

Billie Eilish's "Wish You Were Gay" Lyrics Are About A Girl Who Can't Deal With Rejection

By Karen Ruffini
Raise your hand if you ever got dumped or had to go through a messy breakup. Oh look, the entire universe is raising its hand! Of course, the feeling of heartbreak is one that many people know all too well — including 17-year-old singer Billie…

Miley Cyrus' First Kiss Story Might Surprise You, But It Really Shouldn't

By Tara Martinez
Liam Hemsworth may be the love of Miley Cyrus’ life, but that doesn’t mean Cyrus will ever forget her first kiss. The 26-year-old singer and actress recently revealed what her first kiss was like during an interview for the RuPaul: What’s the Tea…

"Taking It Slowly" Isn't Always The Best Relationship Advice & Here's Why

By Caroline Colvin
There are a number instances in life where you might ask yourself, "Is my relationship moving too fast?" This question tends to rear its head as you cross the bridge of major relationship milestones: Getting exclusive with someone, defining the…

An Expert Breaks Down What Everyone's Getting Wrong About "Late-Term Abortion"

By Shelby Black
Since 2016, there's been a lot of talk concerning reproductive rights and health care, and not all of it has been pretty. While some people may claim to know all there is about the pro-choice movement and abortion rights, there's a lot more to…

Ariana Grande Addressed Claims She's Exploiting The LGBTQ Community In A Thoughtful Way

By Tara Martinez
Ariana Grande is, by far, one of the LGBTQ community’s most outspoken allies. She seems to advocate for them every chance she gets and is incredibly proud to do so. Given how supportive Grande is of the LGBTQ community, you can probably imagine how…

How To Know You’re Ready To Give Your Partner A Key To Your Home, Because It's Major

By Korey Lane
Relationships are full of milestones, like becoming Facebook official, saying "I love you," and meeting the parents. Moving in together is no exception. In fact, it might be a pretty big deal for some couples, so if you aren't quite ready to take…

Miley Cyrus Got Super Real About How It Feels To Be Queer & Married To Liam Hemsworth

By Candice Jalili
It's been almost two months since Miley Cyrus made all my teenage dreams come true by saying "I do" to Liam Hemsworth. And now, in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Miley Cyrus’ quotes about being queer in a hetero relationship give us new insight…

There's A Lot To Unpack In The Trump Admin's Push To Decriminalize Homosexuality Globally

By Daniella Bondar
There's some positive, LGBTQ+ focused news coming out of the White House, or so it seems. NBC News reported on Feb. 19 that the White House just added a huge human rights issue to their agenda. While on the surface the plan is focused on…

These Inspiring Quotes For International Women's Day Challenge You To Take On The World

By Chelsea Stewart
Being a woman is truly an amazing thing, and I think we can all agree that we're ready to let that be heard on International Women's Day. If you've somehow never heard of the holiday, it's a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of women while…

Manny Gutierrez Reveals How His Love Of Beauty Helped Him To Embrace His Sexuality — EXCLUSIVE

By Theresa Massony
You need only a basic lay of the social media beauty land to get a taste of just how far Manny Gutierrez's reach goes amongst beauty lovers everywhere. The person who first stepped into the beauty world via working at Sephora and MAC counters is now…

If You're Obsessed With 'A Million Little Things,' You'll Love These 5 Emotional Mysteries

By Kristen Perrone
Season 1 of A Million Little Things concludes on Feb. 28, and it feels like a hot minute since this drama's early promos were all we saw if we turned on ABC over the summer. Since then, the mysterious circumstances behind Jon Dixon's suicide have…