Madonna w/ Avicii
Thursday, September 6
Better than: The VMAs.
If ever you need a concise summary of Madonna's year, the billing for her New York dates will do nicely. There's Madonna, her name in no way styled to resemble that of a party drug. And there's Avicii, a Swedish stadium- ... More >>
For the first time since the man who drove their son to suicide was released from jail (after a laughable 20 days behind bars), the parents of Tyler Clementi are speaking out.Jane and Joe Clementi, and his older brother James, sat down with NBC's Lester Holt to talk about their son's tragic death (T ... More >>
Despite having bullied a gay college freshman into committing suicide, Rutgers spy-cam creep Dharun Ravi won't be deported, immigration officials say.That, of course, is bullshit -- especially when you consider some of the other people (who didn't directly cause someone to kill himself) whom the fed ... More >>
Bullying, both on- and offline, has been hitting headlines lately. The trial conviction of Dharun Ravi, the Rutgers student who webcam-ed his homosexual roommate Tyler Clementi, has developed into a major story about the horrors of pressured teasing. The documentary Bully dug deep into the ... More >>
In a column about a Rutgers University student who committed suicide because he was publicly humiliated by his freshman roommate for being gay, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser publicly humiliates the roommate -- who by all accounts is not gay -- by claiming that he's a "possible closet case."S ... More >>
The woman who was allegedly raped by Michael Pena, who was an NYPD officer off-duty, in August testified against him yesterday. The 25-year-old teacher explained that Pena asked how to get to the 1 train. After she did so, he still showed her he gun, brought her to an alleyway, forced her to perfor ... More >>
At least 31 are dead across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Alabama after tornado storms ravaged the Midwest and South, essentially destroying towns. Today, the rescue effort continued, as parts of the South remained on tornado watch. "It's just nuts right here," National Weather Service meteorologist ... More >>
A flyer from a 2010 vigil for gay teens who committed suicideViolence against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people was up last year, both in New York City and the nation at large, according to the 2010 National Report on Hate Violence. The report was released today by the National C ... More >>
Dharun Ravi, the roommate of Tyler Clementi who allegedly spied on him via web cam having a same-sex encounter in their dorm, has been indicted by a jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Clementi committed suicide by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge shortly after discovering that ... More >>
Lt. Dan Choi created a stir when he announced on Twitter that he was going to attend CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Turns out he wasn't the only gay activist named Dan at the annual conservapalooza. Here's great video of Choi meeting up with Dan Savage. The two take to C ... More >>
Dear Tony Perkins:
Hopefully our readers don't know who you are until now, but just to be clear, you are the former Louisiana congressman who is now the president of an uber-right evangelical Christian organization called the Family Research Council, where you pose as a responsible moral au ... More >>
We know that Andrea Peyser has little to no sense of humor, let alone irony. But we hope that even she can see the irony in this.
This week Peyser opened a segment of her New York Post column with the thought "It's gone too far. My heart breaks for Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, victimized ... More >>
We have gone to many, many, many LGBT rallies in the past year. Sometimes, it can be disheartening. Last night's "You Are Loved" vigil in Washington Square Park was certainly the most sad, but also, the most touching.
This Sunday, October 3rd, NYU LGBTQA student leaders and Delta Lambda Phi are hosting a glowstick vigil (no candles allowed!) beginning at 9:00 p.m. in lower Manhattan's Washington Square Park. The event is scheduled as a reaction to six recent suicides related to homophobic bullying, includi ... More >>
Tyler ClementiThe death of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, who appears to have committed suicide after his roommate allegedly broadcast a video of him having a sexual encounter with a man, is a sad event that can't help but shine a light on Dan Savage's new YouTube project, "It Gets Better." ... More >>
Seth Walsh, aged 13.Yes, quadruple horror stories have emerged as a result of homophobic bullying around the country lately, and Lambda Legal Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg had this anguished reaction to it all:
"Our hearts and sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the f ... More >>