5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 25

1. A group of LGBT volunteer soldiers, known as TQILA, are taking on ISIS. 2. What do proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood funding mean to the LGBT community? 3. Good news from Mic — AIDS deaths in 2017 ar...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 23

1. The Mississippi governor signed House Bill 1523 a year ago, and this week the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals made the so-called "religious freedom" bill law. Advocates are calling it "the worst anti-LGBT law...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 19

1. Caitlyn Jenner confirmed with People magazine that she will attend tomorrow's inauguration of Donald Trump. Contrary to reports, he didn't invite her. She is going as a guest of American Unity Fund. 2. Sh...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 10

1. Finally, after nearly 70 years, the US Department of State issued a formal apology for the "Lavender Scare." 2. Cuba won't allow one of its LGBT rights activists out of the country, the Washington Bla...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 5

1. If you didn't think drag kings and queens could get any tougher, try military drag queens and kings on for size. Organizers of a drag show at Kadena Air Base that occurred Saturday night in Okinawa, Japan ho...
article placeholder

Jolly old England gets gay marriage

Queen Elizabeth II today signed same-sex marriage rights into law for citizens of England and Wales. The new law will go into effect next summer, according to multiple news outlets, and makes England the 16th country to enact marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

The law doesn't cover the entirety of the United Kingdom, however. Scotland and Northern Ireland, both part of the UK, continue to ban gay unions.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg released a statement today praising his country for its diversity and tolerance:

article placeholder

‘Hysteria’ offers amusing account of the invention of vibrators to treat female maladies


The creation of the first vibrator sends ripples through England in the new period comedy “Hysteria,” directed by out lesbian Tanya Wexler.

It is London, circa 1880, and Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce) is treating what he feels is female hysteria, which in this time period could mean just about any symptom a woman could have — stress, depression, insomnia and more. His unorthodox method involves inserting a finger in a lady’s vaginal area until their “maladies” go away; that is, until they need another visit. No one knows he is inducing orgasms.

After getting fired from a job where he butted heads with a dinosaur doctor who still believes in leeches, idealistic Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) comes to work for Dalrymple and gets his own fingers busy. Mortimer is instantly attracted to Dalrymple’s younger daughter Emily (Felicity Jones).