When University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is selected in this week's NFL draft, it will be a soft milestone—the first time that an openly gay athlete is drafted into one of the major American sports—making discrimination based on sexuality seem that much more archaic. But you might not realize that there…
Bigots were so outraged by gay couples getting married at San Francisco City Hall back in 2008 that they launched a fear campaign targeted at California's socially conservative Latino voters to ban gay marriage in the second state to make it legal. Yesterday, Prop. 8 vanished and City Hall lit up like a rainbow.
Not so long ago, gay marriage was still so controversial that California passed an anti-gay-marriage ballot initiative. How did all of this happen so quickly? Everybody is gay now, that's how it happened. Go back in time to the mid-2000s and relive the melodrama all over again.
It's long been theorized that many hardcore, anti-gay homophobics are often repressed homosexuals themselves. There certainly has been a lot of anecdotal evidence from notable political figures to support this theory, but now science is stepping in with some raw data.
Last week, talk show host Richard Metzger posted a story to Facebook about a "kiss in" held at an English pub that had ejected two men for kissing. Facebook quickly removed the story—apparently because of the above picture.
Apple COO Tim Cook, who has been running the company during CEO Steve Jobs' indefinite medical leave, was just ranked No. 1 on Out magazine's list of America's most influential gays and lesbians. It's a warm public welcome for a very private guy.