THE TREVOR PROJECT LAUNCHES 24/7 CHAT & TEXT SERVICES

The Trevor Project has been focused on preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth for two decades. Now it’s making its support available around the clock. “The Trevor Project’s text and chat counseling services, TrevorText and TrevorChat, are now available 24/7 for the first time in the organization’s 21-year history of saving young LGBTQ lives,” The Trevor Project…

WRITING ‘MASC4MASC’ ON YOUR PROFILE DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN YOU’RE A SELF-HATING GAY, BLOGGER ARGUES

“Masc4Masc.” Is it a sign of internalized homophobia or not? In a new think piece published by  Huffington Post, writer Jeremy Helligar offers his two cents on the matter. “Gay men can be obsessive when it comes to categorizing themselves,” Helligar writes, “especially when they hit the hook-up grid. ‘Masc,’ ‘fem,’ ‘top,’ ‘bottom,’ ‘hung,’ ‘sub,’ ‘dom,’ ‘twink,’ ‘bear,’ otter,’…

¿THINKING ABOUT OPENING UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP? HERE ARE 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

Open relationships, “don’t ask don’t tell” policies, or inviting a third into the bedroom to spice things up are not uncommon in same-sex partnerships. These things, while still considered taboo in much of the straight world, can really help a couple thrive without feeling they’re being forced into boxes that aren’t representative of who they are.  That…

SAME-SEX COUPLE SECRETLY GOES TO PROM, MELTS ALL HEARTS

Myren sure pulled one over on his folks! The maryland high school student wanted to go to the prom with his boyfriend, but his parents didn’t care for that — they forbade him from attending. So he told them that he was going to an “ashawo” party and went anyway. (Sidenote: what’s an ashawo party? In…

SOME PEOPLE THINK MICHAEL B. JORDAN & “CREED” DIRECTOR RYAN COOGLER ARE A BIT TOO CLOSE IN THIS PHOTO

Writer and blogger Robert Jones, Jr. (AKA Son of Baldwin) gets Facebook trolls freaking out about the perceived “gayness” of the above photo of Michael B. Jordan and his Creed director Ryan Coogler all the way together in a piece for The Grio. The two men posed together for a recent Vanity Fair profile that lit social media afire when Jones, Jr. posted it on the Son of…

THE ADVICE THIS 1950s DIARY FARMER GAVE TO HIS GAY SON WILL MAKE YOU CRY

Patrick Haggerty grew up in rural Dry Creek, Washington during the 1950s. His father, Charles Edward Haggerty, was a dairy farmer. When he was a teenager, Patrick starting becoming aware of his sexuality, but he kept it hidden as best he could. One day, Patrick’s father, sensing his son was gay, sat him down and gave him a…

HILLARY CLINTON’S NEW AD HILARIOUSLY SKEWERS THE RIDICULOUS REPUBLICAN DEBATE

Hillary Clinton‘s latest ad hones in on last Wednesday night’s CNN Republican presidential primary debate, focusing on a laundry list of issues close to Democrats’ hearts that nonetheless failed to be broached at any point during the not-so-animate arguments: paid family leave, affordable child care and college education, equal pay for women, and protecting voting rights. However, the…

SAM SMITH BECOMES FIRST GAY MAN TO SING JAMES BOND THEME SONG

Sam Smith has proven he has more in common with Madonna, Adele, Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones than just big booming voices and British accents. The out soul singer has announced that he’ll join those illustrious vocalists and the latest to land the prestigious gig of recording the theme song for a James Bond caper. “Writing’s on the Wall,”…

YES, THE FOO FIGHTER RICKROLLED WESTBORO BAPTIST & YES IT WAS AMAZING

The Westboro Baptist Church is famous for disrupting people’s lives with their offensive signs and horrible demeanor. So what’s the best way to combat all the hate? Well, probably just by ignoring them altogether and starving their putrid fire of the oxygen it needs to stay lit. But sometimes a well-publicized slap in the face is…

PROTECT YOUR BACK DOOR WITH CONDOMS FROM THIS GAY COMPANY

It’s impossible to overemphasize the importance of a healthy back door, if you know what we mean. A few weeks ago Stag Condoms released a playful video to promote its safer-sex product, which according to its mission statement addresses “the unique needs and lifestyles of gay men that traditional, heteronormative condom companies don’t. When it…