How Tumblr's delightful activists turned a homophobic post into a YA novel

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A dumbass posted a thought experiment "proving" that homosexuality was wrong posited three islands: a gay island, a lesbian island and a straight island, in which the two former dwindle away without replenishment while the latter thrives. Read the rest

How a billionaire GOP rainmaker tried (and failed) to rewrite history by suing Mother Jones

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Frank VanderSloot is a major Republican donor -- he funneled more than $1M to the Romney campaign -- who is tapped to be one of the kingmakers in the party's leadership race. But the multi-level marketing nutritional supplement billionaire has a dark history he'd like to erase: his many, high-profile, vicious campaigns against gay people. Read the rest

Tea Party "family values" pol resigns after sending adulterous vid to entire address-book

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After sending the sex-video to his entire contact list, Republican Indiana Rep Jud McMillin sent out a mass-text saying that his phone was stolen in Canada and had only just been returned; he asked recipients to "please disregard any messages you received recently. I am truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received." Read the rest

Pope: I don't support homophobic civic layabout Kim Davis

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Kim Davis, the bigot who won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, said she had a 15-minute audience with the Pope, who told her to stay strong. Read the rest

Kim Davis welcome out of jail rally played “Eye of the Tiger” theme song

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Gay-hatin' Lord-fearin' American Martyr Kim Davis and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee celebrate Davis' release from jail with an overused '80s sports anthem. Read the rest

It's not always easy being a trans lady at the queer zine fair

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The interactive fiction game Zine Fair Lady asks you to step into the shoes of a trans woman who's headed for an LGBTQ zine fair—a space that, in theory, should be inclusive and welcoming.

Girl Sex 101: "for EVERYone who wants to bone down with chicks, regardless of your gender/orientation."

Oh Joy Sex Toy reviews Girl Sex 101, "an indispensable resource for EVERYone who wants to bone down with chicks, regardless of your gender/orientation." Read the rest

Rainbow-hating Saudi authorities jail school administrator over “Emblem Of Homosexuality”

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Anything remotely gay is a Very Bad Crime in Saudi Arabia.

WATCH: "Princess Boy's" mom speaks out for LGBT kids' books

Peter from the National Coalition Against Censorship sez, "At a public hearing over whether or not to remove LGBT children's books from a public library, one mom's comments stole the show." Read the rest

What is marriage, anyway? Sesame Street's Grover and a cute child explain.

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Helpful definition for anyone confused by the Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in America.

WATCH: Kentucky official calls cops, denies gay couple's marriage license

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Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis discontinued all marriage licenses rather than give one to gay couples like David V. Moore and David Ermold, together for 17 years and local residents for ten. Read the rest

WAS: a new edition of Geoff Ryman's World Fantasy-nominated Oz novel

The novel tore my heart out in 1992: a contrafactual memoir of L Frank Baum; a desperately poor girl called Dorothy Gael from Manhattan, KS; and a makeup artist on the set of the classic MGM film. Read the rest

WATCH: John Cage, Gay Divorce Lawyer

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John Cage: Gay Divorce Lawyer from Funny Or Die

Now that America's civil rights honeymoon is over and everyone is reverting their rainbow avatars, divorce lawyer John Cage is ready to help gays achieve equality in divorce rates. Read the rest

Bigoted officials: First Amendment means we don't have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Rural county and town clerks are refusing to issue marriage licenses or perform civil ceremonies for same-sex couples, despite the Supreme Court's ruling last week. Read the rest

'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardware store

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That recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision done got someone's britches all up in a bunch.

Internet preacher: Because SCOTUS gay marriage ruling, Putin will destroy America for Jesus

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You heard it here first.

[via Christian Nightmares] Read the rest

Shadowshaper: outstanding supernatural YA contemporary fantasy

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Daniel José Older's debut novel Shadowshaper is a thrilling supernatural YA novel with a diverse, likable cast of characters whose peril can only be averted through acceptance, true friendship and an embrace of their identity.

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