Topic: homosexuality

Jodie Foster (Re) Came Out At The Golden Globes

Jodie Foster (Re) Came Out At The Golden Globes

Jodie Foster just came out (again) as a lesbian at the Golden Globes ceremony, and it was probably the least remarkable thing about her Cecil B. Demille award acceptance speech. The 50-year-old actress gave tribute to her very “modern family,” including her two sons, ex-girlfriend and coparent Cydney Bernard, and in one of the most moving moments of the night, her mother, who suffers dementia. More »

Born Gay? Epigenetics Explains How People Could ‘Inherit’ Homosexuality

Born Gay? Epigenetics Explains How People Could 'Inherit' Homosexuality

The burgeoning field of epigenetics could explain the biological roots of people being gay, say researchers. Epigenetics looks at how genes are expressed and the temporary markers that control this expression, known as “epi-marks.” In a study published online Tuesday, scientists working with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) say sex-specific epi-marks passed from father to daughter or mother to son could cause homosexuality. More »

Chick-fil-A Tries To Recover From Anti-Gay Stance With Lame Facebook Apology

Chick-fil-A Tries To Recover From Anti-Gay Stance With Lame Facebook Apology

Chick-fil-A clearly needs a better publicist. And better owners. The fast-food outlet has come under heavy criticism (and rightly so) this week for their anti-gay stance, which owner Dan Cathy simply justified by saying, “Guilty as charged.” But now, the restaurant’s PR team has obviously been hard at work trying to figure out exactly how they were going to recover from that doozy of a statement, and so they issued this lame “apology” on Facebook: More »

Modern Family Infographic: Marriage In 2011

Modern Family Infographic: Marriage In 2011

One of the most popular New York Times articles over the weekend, “What ‘Modern Family’ Says About Modern Families,” contemplates why the hodgepodge families depicted on one of television’s most popular shows are so well-loved. The author suggests that fans connect to the show’s portrayal of our (sometimes dysfunctional) relationship with technology and media; that the characters’ confessional interviews with the camera reflect our own running monologues, updated regularly on Twitter and Facebook. But in conclusion, the article suggests that many of us love the Pritchett-Thacker family so much because under the surface of their oddball characters, technologically-advanced snafus, and unconventional relationships, they’re acting out the very traditional family values that even we modern viewers crave. More »

Oprah Speaks on Lesbian Rumors and Gayle King

Oprah Speaks on Lesbian Rumors and Gayle King

In clips from tonight’s upcoming interview with Barbara Walters, Oprah speaks out about rumors that she and Gayle King have a lesbian relationship, telling Barbara Walters: “I’m not lesbian. I’m not even kind of lesbian.” She explains that what hurts her about the rumors is their implication that she’s been lying about their relationship, and that a lesbian lifestyle is “bad” and worth covering up. “That’s not how I run my life,” she said. She later broke down into tears when asked about the nature of her and King’s relationship, saying that she’s the mother she never had and best friend everyone would wish to have. More »

You Can Be Married to Your Job, But What About to Your Co-Workers?

You Can Be Married to Your Job, But What About to Your Co-Workers?

A post last week on Lemondrop reported on the emerging trend of “work spouse” relationships among Americans. Essentially, a work spouse is an office best friend, only on a more intimate level. Think of that one person you actually look forward to seeing at work every day – the one with whom you can talk and be yourself. According to a new study by the Captivate Network, more and more people are having these close work relationships in a variety of ways.

While the work spouse relationship can be flirtatious and may even lead to affairs, many people find non-romantic same-sex work partners. More »

Shakespeare’s Othello, With Sassy Gay Friend: Video of the Day

Shakespeare's Othello, With Sassy Gay Friend: Video of the Day

We know William Shakespeare’s works are classics, so why do we choose Eat, Pray, Love over Othello? In Shakespeare’s day, even though dudes rocked the tights, you just didn’t see a lot of sassy gay friends sticking up for female leads, which resulted in more than a few unnecessary deaths and suicides. Finally, here it is: An alternate ending to Othello, reinvented for a modern audience. More »