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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…

Alyson Stoner Shaved Her Head In Her Latest Music Video For An Incredibly Inspiring Reason

By Bella Gerard
Out of all the Disney stars I obsessed over in my childhood, it's safe to say Alyson Stoner was the coolest of the cool. Her vibe was always on point, whether she was dancing in a Missy Elliot video or showing off her acting chops in Camp Rock, and…

Fans Are Sending Sam Smith All The Love After He Opened Up About His Body Image Struggles

By Julia Guerra
It can take a lot of courage for anyone to open up about their body image issues. Add just about over 11 million adoring fans hanging on your every word, and I can only imagine what it must feel like for a 26-year-old celebrity to be so candid about…

I Tried Speed-Dating On Valentine’s Day — After 40 Bad Dates, Here’s What I Learned

By Cristiana Caruso
“Valentine’s Day-themed speed dating? That just sounds sad,” a passerby remarks at the chalkboard signage, as I prepare to *checks notes*... attend a Valentine’s Day-themed speed dating event. So, that was truly the confidence boost I needed before…

These Survivors' Stories Highlight The Real Effects Of Gun Violence In America

By Lilli Petersen
America has a problem with gun violence. In 2017 and 2018, America's decades-long love affair with firearms was thrust into the spotlight thanks to multiple high-profile shootings, including the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the…

Billy Eichner Is Writing & Starring In A Gay Rom-Com & Twitter Is HERE FOR IT

By Sarah Halle Corey
The rom-com renaissance is upon us, with a new wave of love stories hitting our screens. Recent hits like To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Set it Up, and Crazy Rich Asians have reinvigorated the genre for a new generation. Now, there's going to be…

Here's How To Talk To Your Partner About Being Bisexual, According To Experts

By Griffin Wynne
In a world where others may try to define you by who you're dating, understanding yourself not in relation to whom you're with can be, well, really freaking hard. No matter how long you've been out, it's not always easy to know how to talk to your…

Here's How To Tell If You're Actually Asexual, Not Just "Uninterested"

By Rebecca Strong
“You probably just have a low sex drive.” “Oh, so you’re conservative where sex is concerned?” “You just haven’t met the right person yet.” When I asked people on Facebook who identify as asexual to share the most frustrating comments they’ve faced…

I Went To A Queer Zodiac-Themed Rave & Here's What Happened

By Griffin Wynne
As Bret Michaels says, "Every rose has its thorn, just like every night has its dawn." My feelings about the rock-turned-reality star aside, the song is not only a banger, but reminds me that even when something appears to be perfect or without…

I Tried Amber Rose's "SlutBox" & Here's How It Helped Me Start Living My Best Life

By Caroline Colvin
Unlike years past, I did not ring in 2019 with a Notes-app litany of thoughtful resolutions. I just knew I wanted to be the best version of myself: Face snatched, journalism career poppin', platonic and romantic relationships nurtured, and my body…

Here’s The Best Advice For Your Friend Who’s Coming Out, According To 7 People

By Caroline Colvin
Coming out can often be a difficult process. Even if you know your family is progressive or accepting, the idea of getting your biggest personal epiphany off your chest is daunting. Coming out is nerve-wracking because it can be uncomfortable or…

Ariana Grande & More Speak Out After Jussie Smollett Was Attacked In An Alleged Hate Crime

By Kelli Boyle
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, news broke that Empire's Jussie Smollett was attacked in an alleged hate crime in Chicago. The 35-year-old actor, who is openly gay, was allegedly attacked by two people in ski masks, according to a report by TMZ. Chicago police…

Valentine's Day Isn't Designed With Queer Couples In Mind, But That Doesn't Mean They Can't Reclaim It

By Griffin Wynne
Throughout history, queer counter-culture has consisted of dismantling years of oppressive gender norms and laying the mack down. Cue non-binary pick-lines suggesting that you and your crush should probably purchase "Theirs & Theirs" hand towels for…

These Are All The Democrats Running In 2020, So Get Ready

By Shelby Black
Election season can be a stressful time for many of us, but it's looking like 2020 might be the most suspenseful time yet. At this point, its no secret that Democrats have been eagerly waiting to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020…

Think Twice Before Adding Your Partner's Parents On Facebook, An Expert Says

By Korey Lane
"Traditional" relationship milestones look a little something like: defining the relationship, meeting the parents, saying "I love you," moving in, and a bunch of other firsts. But in today's day and age, there's another milestone that's also a…

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11 Cast Is Here, Including A Returning Fan Favorite

By Dylan Kickham
RuPaul may still be in the middle of welcoming a fourth queen into the All Star's Hall of Fame on the currently airing RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4, but a fresh batch of drag queens are already preparing to snatch the next crown. VH1 revealed…

The Size Of The 2019 Women's March Has Changed From Previous Years

By Hannah Golden
On Saturday, Jan. 19, women and allies alike showed up en masse across the United States to participate in the third annual Women's March. But while the first march proved an overwhelming success in terms of sheer numbers, photos and estimates of…

Lady Gaga Went IN On Mike & Karen Pence For Working With An Anti-LGBTQ School

By Roya Backlund
Aside from her artistic fame, Lady Gaga has always been known for standing up for what she believes in. As evidenced by her passionate declarations of support for the LGBTQ+ community and unapologetic willingness to speak on her political opinions,…

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Kiersey Clemons Before 'Rent: Live'

By Karen Ruffini
I've been counting down the 525,600 minutes until Fox's upcoming premiere of Rent: Live! hits television screens. Set to air on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., the musical is going to feature a ton of incredibly talented and gifted actors, and I for one…

These Women's March Signs Inspired By The #WomensWave Include One With A Powerful Nod To RBG

By Mehak Anwar
The third annual Women's March took place in Washington D.C. and cities around the world on Saturday Jan. 19, 2019. With thousands of marchers taking to the streets across the globe, there were some pretty incredible signs and posters on display,…

Here Are 4 LGBTQ+ Rights Organizations To Donate To After Karen Pence's Job Announcement

By Chelsea Stewart
The news of Karen Pence's new job released a wave of opinions around the world — and they're not all that good. That's because she'll reportedly be teaching at a school that does not allow LGBTQ-identifying students to enroll and requires that its…

Karen Pence's New Job Explicitly Bans LGBTQ Students For "Moral" Reasons

By Daniella Bondar
Did you wake up this morning wondering what Karen Pence was up to? Neither did I, but apparently, she's been busy. In 2019, our second lady has decided to head back into the workforce, taking a job at a Virginia school. But it's neither as wholesome…

Billy Eichner Volunteered To Be The Lead On A Gay Season Of 'The Bachelor'

By Dylan Kickham
The Bachelor has been on the air for 17 years, but in all of its 23 seasons or its similarly long-running spinoffs, the iconic reality dating show has never featured a gay romance. But Billy Eichner may change that. Eichner appeared on Monday…

If Your Relationship Is A Secret From Your Partner's Friends, Here's What You Need To Know

By Caroline Colvin
One of the most frustrating moments in a relationship is when you feel like your relationship is a secret from your partner's friends. If you're not dating the girl with the dragon tattoo, Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde, or 007, it may not make…

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Sing-Along Screenings Are Coming To Rock A Theater Near You

By Ani Bundel
Congratulations Bohemian Rhapsody, you've just won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama! What are you going to do next? Well, if you're one of the biggest musical biopics in the history of cinema, you go on a theater tour where audiences…

These 'The Masked Singer' Theories Will Hold You Over Until Next Week's Episode

By Dylan Kickham
When Fox's new singing competition series The Masked Singer first debuted last week, viewers only got to see half of the 12 contestants show off their singing skills and (more importantly) drop a bunch of clues about which unexpected superstar is…

It's OK If Your Partner Belongs To A Different Political Party Than You & Here's Why

By Griffin Wynne
Like the best brand of seltzer, politics can be polar — or rather, they can be polarizing. Many people see their political identity as a large part of their being. So if your partner belongs to a different political party than you, you may…

Here's The Truth Behind 'VICE's Depiction Of Dick Cheney

By Ani Bundel
VICE, the first significant biopic about a recent political figure of the 21st century, arrived in theaters over the Christmas holiday. The oddly fragmentary satirical jaunt through the life and times of Richard B. Cheney swerves from laugh out loud…

9 Most Romantic Moments Of 2018 That Renewed My Faith In Love

By Caroline Colvin
From glamorous, star-studded wedding ceremonies across the pond to the heartwarming proposals here at home, 2018 was packed with viral romantic moments. Every surprise kiss and epic proposal was important. Every cute one-liner and heart-eyes-emoji…

You Can Tweet Postmates Your Ultimate Holiday Wish For A Chance To Have It Come True

By Lizzy Rosenberg
While I'm fully aware of the fact that nobody can outdo Santa Claus in any way, shape, or form, Postmates is definitely upping its jolly game this holiday season. Aside from connecting hungry fans with glorious delivery meals on the run, the online…

Bravo Is Rebooting 'Queer As Folk' For A New Generation

By Dylan Kickham
Bravo is bringing back one of the most seminal LGBTQ television series for a whole new generation. Queer as Folk began as a short-lived British drama that ran for ten episodes from 1999 to 2000, and that series spawned an American version of the…

I'm Sad About Tumblr's Ban On NSFW Content Because It Helped Me Explore My Sexuality

By Caroline Colvin
By now, you've probably heard that Tumblr — safe haven for space nerds, indie kids, and chic weirdos — has put a NSFW content ban into effect. As of Dec. 17, gone are the days of scrolling through Tumblr with baited breath, rife with worry that a…

This Couple Created A Same-Sex Barbie Wedding Set & It Might Spark Real Change

By Korey Lane
Considering the fact that it's 2018, and love is love, it's unfortunate and highly annoying that there aren't a lot LGBTQ-friendly toys for kids on the market these days. But fortunately, that's where one Arizona couple comes in. Soon-to-be married…

This Is How To Respond If Your Family Misgenders You When You're Home For The Holidays

By Griffin Wynne
It may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for a lot of trans people, going home for the holidays can actually feel pretty scary and lonely. Visiting family can sometimes mean enduring comments about your clothes or hair, getting…

Kevin Hart Stepped Down From Hosting The Oscars Days After It Was Announced

By Kristen Perrone
Picking an Oscars host seems to get trickier every year. Once the Academy has gone through its regular rotation of late night hosts and veteran comedians, selecting someone outside of this tried and true group usually doesn't go so well. Although…

Twitter Isn't Happy About The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show's Lack Of Diversity

By Jamie LeeLo
I love the holiday season. We get amazing things like candy canes, Secret Santa parties, sparkly sweaters, Christmas lights, and a whole slew of Victoria's Secret Angels strutting their wings, bras, and fierce flowing locks on the runway. Usually,…

Kristen Stewart Is Starring In The LGBTQ Holiday Rom-Com You've Been Waiting For

By Dylan Kickham
Romantic comedies were all the rage this year thanks to the success of hits like Crazy Rich Asians, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and Love, Simon, and now Kristen Stewart is bringing you your next rom-com obsession. Happiest Season stars…

Pete Davidson Just Posted His First Instagram Since His Breakup With Ariana Grande

By Tara Martinez
Pete Davidson’s using Instagram once again! If you’ve been following Davidson closely over the last few months, then you know he’s been pretty much MIA from the social media platform, save for a few posts here and there. And once he and Ariana…

Todrick Hall's "Glitter" Video Is A Queer Anthem: "It's A Celebration Of Whoever You Are"

By Kelli Boyle
If you don't know about Todrick Hall, you're missing out on a hell of a talent. Hall is a singer, director, choreographer, dancer, Broadway star, drag queen, songwriter, and a lot more things that will take too long to list. Suffice it to say, he…

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Aired A Same-Sex Kiss & It's About Time

By Laura Moses
One of the most beloved holiday traditions is the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where about 8,000 marchers, including high school bands from across the country and two-dozen floats, take to the streets of New York City. The parade is known…

Hillary Clinton Made An Important Tribute For Trans Remembrance Day

By Hannah Golden
Tuesday, Nov. 20 is Trans Day of Remembrance, and many allies and advocates are posting about it on social media. Following Transgender Awareness week earlier this month, the annual day honors those who have lost their lives to hate-motivated…

Here's How To Show Up For Trans People On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

By Griffin Wynne
Nov. 20 marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time to mourn and honor trans lives that have been lost to to anti-trans violence over the past year. In its 19th year, Trans Day of Remembrance is observed in the United States, and…

This Groundbreaking Country Music Video Makes You See Coming Out In A Whole New Light

By Griffin Wynne
Did a new country singer express the struggle of being queer in a conservative area and the solace of chosen family all in one music video? It certainly seems like it. Now playing on CMT, Brandon Stansell’s “Hometown” Music Video navigates coming…

Jonathan Van Ness' Stand Up Show Is Everything You Want & More – EXCLUSIVE

By Kristen Perrone
When the Fab Five of Queer Eye aren't sending us on a search for tissues, they're usually making us laugh with their witty remarks and quotable catchphrases. Grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness is always prepped to deliver a humorous comeback at the…

These Women Writing Cards Against Humanity Just Want To Make You Laugh

By Amanda Fama
When you declare your college major, there's no box you can check to become a professional cat cuddler, ice cream taste tester, or cat video maker. Heck, you probably never even believed those kinds of careers could exist — but they do. In Elite…

Sasha Velour From ‘Drag Race’ Has An Inspiring Message About Representation– EXCLUSIVE

By Christina D'Ambrosio
You might recognize Sasha Velour as the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9, but this queen’s reign is far from over. Velour is a Brooklyn-based drag queen who is known for her stunning designs and unconventional performances. After passing the…