The Year in Gay

Rich Juzwiak · 12/29/15 03:42PM

In the early 1950s, writer Patricia Highsmith had every reason to hide her pride, and quite a few to hate herself. Living under the tyranny of McCarthyism was devastating for those with same-sex attraction—if homosexuality was acknowledged in public at all, it was condemned. And yet, Highsmith transcended.

Kim Davis Won

Gabrielle Bluestone · 12/23/15 12:15PM

In Kentucky, county employees will no longer be required to suffer the indignity of their names signifying love and equality. This is the legacy of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

Everyone Has Moved on But Kim Davis

Gabrielle Bluestone · 11/04/15 09:15AM

Kim Davis arguably has a lot of contempt: for gay people, for the legal system, for the Second Amendment (that’s a long sleeves joke) but she doesn’t want it on her record.

The Pope Hung Out With an Openly Gay Man the Day Before He Said "Hi" to Kim Davis

Gabrielle Bluestone · 10/02/15 01:26PM

Turns out the Vatican has one final burn for Kim Davis, the anti-gay clerk who flew a little too close to the sun when she released the news that the pope had acknowledged her existence. Not only was her meeting not a “real audience” with the cool guy, the day before, the Vatican confirms, the pope straight-up chilled with an openly gay man and his partner.

Kim Davis' Lawyer: Pope Francis Thanked Kim "for Her Courage" in Secret D.C. Rendezvous 

Ashley Feinberg · 09/29/15 10:00PM

According to a lengthy press release put out by Kim Davis’ attorney, the Pope squeezed some time into his busy schedule last week for a one-on-one meeting with everyone’s least favorite (and notably non-Catholic!) county clerk, Kim Davis. During which, the Pope reportedly thanked Kim “for her courage” and told her to “stay strong.”

Kim Davis: I Won't Resign Because This Attention Is All I Have

Gabrielle Bluestone · 09/24/15 09:37AM

Years from now, I imagine, Kim Davis will dig through her dresser and find a powder-blue, stretchy long-sleeved shirt staring back at her. And she’ll remember wearing it as she walked out of the jailhouse to Eye of the Tiger, thrusting her arms in the air in a fog of ecclesiastical bliss, as dozens of people clapped their hands...for her. They were all clapping for her. Was that the best day of my life? she’ll wonder and the question will leave her cold, because maybe it was.

Kim Davis Is In Her Office With the Blinds Closed

Gabrielle Bluestone · 09/14/15 08:24AM

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has found a way to have her wedding cake and eat it too: she’s back in the office collecting a paycheck but she won’t be issuing any marriage licenses to gay couples, no siree.