Oregon becomes first state to offer a third gender option on driver’s licenses

America’s LGBT community has changed dramatically over the past few decades–mostly for the better. Despite pushback from some conservative quarters, we’ve achieved more than many thought possible, making jaw-dropping strides toward equality. As we’ve done so, folks who were once…

Once again, Fiat Chrysler was a lead sponsor of Detroit Pride

Apart from Kia, every automaker doing business in the U.S. has implemented policies to protect LGBT employees from discrimination in the workplace. But some companies like Fiat Chrysler go the extra mile–literally–to make LGBT workers feel welcome. This year, a…

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In 2017, Jeep follows its all-new Compass [video review]

Jeep is one of the hottest automotive brands on the planet, building strengths not only from its iconic Wrangler, but also from crossovers like the Renegade, Patriot, and all-new 2017 Compass. Sure, each of these is among the most off-road…

Australian dad turns his Holden Ute into a roving billboard for marriage equality

Australia has a marriage equality problem. You know it, I know it, even Airbnb knows it. You know who else knows it? Geoff Thomas, a Vietnam veteran, retired plumber, and proud father of a gay son. He’s gone the extra mile…

Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai pull ads from The O’Reilly Factor following harassment charges (updated)

UPDATE: Hyundai, Lexus, and Mitsubishi join the exodus.  Automakers are among the advertisers kicking conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly to the curb following accusations that the Fox News fixture sexually and verbally harassed female staffers. These are just the latest in a…

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Airbnb promotes marriage equality in Australia with new ad campaign

There are plenty of reasons to dislike Airbnb. Community activists argue that the company destroys neighborhoods by encouraging short-term rentals over long-term residents. And hundreds of travelers have been burned by misleading property descriptions on Airbnb’s website. But you can’t say…

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas ad features straight people getting busy in the backseat…

…which leads me to wonder: Since when are Volkswagen’s back seats big enough to bang in? Don’t these sad, overly fertile people have a sex dungeon like normal people? Normal people have sex dungeons, right? If the ad were aimed…

A Mardi Gras driving guide to help you navigate the streets of New Orleans this Fat Tuesday

Every year, I tweak and repost this article for those of you who can’t be with us in New Orleans for the joys and pains of Fat Tuesday. More sober posts tomorrow!  * * * * * Across most of…

Great, now Richard Hammond’s the homophobe

How are you holidays so far? If they’re anything like ours, they’ve been a curious mix of pleasure and pain: the pleasure of seeing loved ones from far-flung places, the pain of having to endure thinly veiled barbs from newly…

Brands bail on Breitbart, but Nissan stays put

One of the biggest disappointments of 2016 has been the rise in prominence of Breitbart News. That’s in part because Breitbart is appallingly partisan, and personally, I like my news to be as spin-free as possible, no matter which direction it’s…