5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 3

1. This gay 36-year-old Republican announced Tuesday that he is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. 2. “This man needs to go back to his embassy. He should stick to housework, since he is a man’s wif...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 1

1. In another move from her years-long, seemingly neverending "I am NOT Hannah Montana anymore, y'all!" plea for validation, Miley Cyrus released a song about lesbian sex. Called, umm...we...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 8

1. You might have heard reports that Amazon has made their toy department gender neutral, but that's not entirely true. Yes, it appears they removed “boy” and “girl” as options in the search filter, but there a...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 12

1. Big night on Sunday for transgender visibility at the Golden Globes. Amazon's “Transparent,” about a family adjusting to the patriarch of the family coming out as trans, won for Best Comedy and Jeffrey Tambo...
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[Video] New Amazon Paperwhite commercial features surprise gay twist

Amazon commercial features gay couple

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is a friend of equality. Besides signing on to a court brief supporting same-sex marriages ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act, Amazon was at the forefront of last year's equality push in Washington state (where the company is based) and its founder has donated a ton of money to help the movement.

Amazon also has a Corporate Equality Index score of 90 issued by the Human Rights Campaign in its annual report of LGBT-friendly businesses.

So it's no surprise that Amazon has jumped on the gay bandwagon in terms of advertising. A recent commercial promoting the company's Paperwrite e-reader released last month features a gay-friendly twist.

Check out the video below:

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Fall Preview: The fashion, technology and culture to keep you ahead of the curve!

E. Vincent Martinez


Atlanta fashion guru E. Vincent Martinez, the man behind www.fashionado.net and www.stylemagvm.com, offers five ways for anyone to stay on trend:

Scale & proportion

Says Martinez: “Scale and proportion are big this fall. (Pardon the pun!) Achieve this through an oversized sweater or a large chunky scarf.”


All things leather are in: coats, vests, skirts, pants and accents of all kinds. (No word on harnesses, though!)

Fur or Faux

Fur, especially used as trim, will take you into winter. Wear faux fur to avoid your militant PETA neighbors!


Think burgundy, wine, orange, blue and deep emerald.

Great capes

“If you’re feeling adventurous and fashion forward,” Martinez says, “try a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana brocade trimmed cape. If that’s way too fashion fast lane for you, Zenga designed very handsome, very tailored ones.”