Goodbye, Facebook: Hello, Ello?

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By now, you've probably heard about Ello, the ad-free, invite-only, social network that seems to have gone viral in just the last week. Reports have linked its rise to the recent controversy caused by Facebook's "real name policy", which requires all users to go by their "legal name". This, as you also may know, has caused many in the LGBT ... See the Rest

Transformations SPECIAL EDITION: Facebook Real Name Policy Protest

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When Seattle drag queen Olivia LaGarce found herself locked out of her Facebook account, she created a Change.Org petition to raise awareness about the plight of drag performers, trans people, sex workers, the formerly abused, the stalked, and everyone else who, for whatever reason, don't use their real name on Facebook. Now Olivia (new Facebbok ... Watch Now

Too Soon? Urban Outfitters Sells Fake Blood Splattered Sweatshirt from Kent State

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Urban Outfitters is selling faux-vintage "blood-splattered" Kent State sweatshirts, referencing the 1970 shooting that left four dead. (Random fun fact: My grandmother was Dean of Women's Colleges at Kent State at the time!). Kent State, predictably, found the gimmicky item to be in EXTREMELY poor taste. A University spokesperson responded ... See the Rest

Lean & Mean?: Rosie O’Donnell Covers Variety

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Yes, Rosie is getting ready to return to "The View," and she's looking lean, but planning on being a bit less mean according to the new issue of Variety. She'll join the table for the show’s 18th season premiere on Sept. 15, although she signed just a one-year contract, so she can get out if she doesn't like where the show is going. She told the ... See the Rest

Out In New York: Is Wintour Over?

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The Kimye cover backlash continues – I guess until the next issue comes out. I subscribe and was not THAT appalled when I got my copy. It's a feature profile –they're not pretending she's a model – she just had a baby and is about to get married, so she's wearing wedding dresses, shot beautifully by Annie Liebovitz. And she sells magazines, ... See the Rest

TV News: The Bachelor Says “No” To Gay Bachelor Idea

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The star of the latest season of "The Bachelor" shared his candid opinions about the possibility of a future gay bachelor at a "network party" on Friday night. When asked whether or not he thought the hit ABC reality show featuring a gay or bisexual bachelor would be a "good idea," Juan Pablo Galavis reportedly told The TV Page's Sean Daly, "No... ... See the Rest

Brendon Ayanbadejo: Chris Kluwe Was Cut Because of His Pro-Gay Rights Crusade

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Former NFL star Brendon Ayanbadejo says ex-Minnesota Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe is "100% right" about claims he was cut from the team because of his pro-gay rights crusade. Brendon says the numbers speak for themselves – Kluwe was great – but he strongly believes Chris was blacklisted because he's been so outspoken about a cause that doesn't jive ... See the Rest

InstaSlam: Lance Bass Smooches (a Cardboard) Phil Robertson

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Lance Bass posted this on his Instagram with, "Don't knock it 'til ya try it Phil" which ignited commentary there from both sides. This Duck Dynasty controversy is NOT going away, which is a good thing, in my book. A dialogue – or should I say monologue, as if anyone is LISTENING to the other side – is a good thing, right? (via Instagram) ... See the Rest