Watch A Drag Queen Teach Religious Protesters What The Bible Actually Says About A Cotton-Poly Blend

If I learned anything from my time in gay bars, it’s that criticizing a quick-witted drag queen is a bad idea. Here, one of Seattle’s most famous drag queens educates some ill-informed protesters at a gay pride parade. I appreciate the way she handled herself, but I have to say that the 50-second mark is the best.

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The Director Of 'The Matrix' Came Out As Transgender For One Reason And One Reason Only

Working in Hollywood, I’ve heard a lot of cliché, self-involved, and stereotypical public speeches from successful filmmakers about their paths. Lana Wachowski, director of the “Matrix” movies, completely moved me. Mostly because of WHY she decided to break her silence and tell it.

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35 Hilariously Ridiculous Things Straight Girls Say To Gay Guys

Is he “a gay friend” or “a friend”? We’re not living in a rom-com where every woman has a gay, male best friend whose main purpose is to play off our own whimsical personalities. In real life, we like to respect our friends for the unique, individuals they are. That’s why we need to check in with our fabulous selves when we’re saying some not-so-fabulous things.

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Remember How Shocking It Was When Ellen Came Out On TV? Look How Far We’ve Come Since Then.

The theme of this year’s National Coming Out Day is Coming Out Still Matters. To change people’s hearts and minds, we need to keep sharing these stories until every single person under the LGBTQQ umbrella feels comfortable being who they are and can come out of the closet without fear. Today, let’s celebrate those who’ve come out — whether as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or an ally — and those who are to come.

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NSFW: Colonel Sanders' Response To Chick-Fil-A's Homophobia

In this Funny or Die spoof video starring John Goodman, Colonel Sanders addresses Chick-fil-A’s recent homophobia and makes KFC’s stance on the issue clear. At 1:46 does it seem like the colonel is trying too hard?

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Here's Something You Could Say That Defends Our LGBT Friends — And Might Quiet Someone Else's B.S.

If you’re different in any way from the silly preconceived “normal” that some people have in their heads, you may have been spoken to in a terrible way. I wish I were as quick-witted as J Mase III in those situations.

You could share this and Like him on Facebook if you think what he’s saying is fantastic … like I do. :)

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There's More Than One Way To Handle A Bully. Watch One Teacher Deal With It Beautifully.

Where were the teachers like this when I was in school? Don’t get me wrong, I had a childhood of amazing teachers, but none was ready to take a stand against bullying like this.

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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's NSFW Take On Gay Marriage

You know all those massive dudes who beat the crap out of each other for your entertainment on “Monday Night Raw”? Some of them have opinions on things other than the best wrestling tights to wear or whether the pile driver is more effective than the jackknife powerbomb.

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WATCH: Your Duly Elected Representatives Standing Up For Their Principles Before It Was Cool

Way back in 1996, an alarming number of Democrats and Republicans (including then-President Bill Clinton) banded together to pass the Defense of Marriage Act.

I know it’s easy to get cynical about politics, and I’m certainly guilty of it, but here are some of the folks who spoke out for their principles and against discrimination when it was politically risky to do so. On this issue at least, they’ve earned our respect.

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