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Homophobes Target Super Bowl Advertisers Like Toyota, Buick, Audi, MINI

Every group along the political spectrum has a ratings system for corporations these days. We maintain our own list of gay-friendly automakers, and of course the Human Rights Campaign has its Corporate Equality Index, which does something similar for Fortune 1000…

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General Motors Runs A Lame, Vaguely Homophobic Opel Ad In Germany

Well, this is weird: one of Gaywheels’ European readers reports that General Motors’ Opel brand has run a very strange, potentially homophobic ad in Germany’s Stern magazine. According to our tipster, the largest text in the advertisement above reads, “Nothing against gays,…

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Breaking: Jeremy Clarkson Is Still A Homophobic, Transphobic Douchebag

Jeremy Clarkson — Britain’s gearheady answer to Donald Trump, minus the billions in net worth, the Oompa-Loompa tan job, and the origami-esque comb-over — has succeeded in making an ass of himself again. And just as he’d planned, we’re giving him…

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LGBT Cab Service Launches In India, Offering Jobs & Accepting Environment

India has an iffy record on gay and lesbian rights. In part because of its status as a former British colony, Indian law prohibits homosexuality and punishes homosexual acts. There was hope that the law might be overturned back in 2009 when…

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Volkswagen ‘Trailer Assist’: It Doesn’t Fix The Diesel Cheating Scandal, But It’s Fun To Watch

Here’s a new publicity stunt from the German automaker currently being investigated by governments around the world over 11+ million illegally rigged diesel vehicles. The video above doesn’t do anything to fix Volkswagen’s cars or their not-so-clean emissions, but hey,…

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Automakers Outshine Oil Companies When It Comes To LGBT-Friendly Policies

The U.S. auto industry is a pretty good place to be openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual (and to a lesser degree, trans). Every American car manufacturer, including Tesla, scored a 100 on the HRC’s most recent Corporate Equality Index, and…

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Tesla Model X: Now Vegan-Friendly

Full disclosure: I’m a vegan. A casual one, but a vegan nonetheless. One of the reasons I’m not a super-duper serious vegan (whatever that is) is because I know there are certain times, certain occasions when I’m going to fail…

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Faraday Future Debuts 1000HP Concept Supercar at CES: Is This The Electric Car You’re Looking For?

The semi-mysterious start-up known as Faraday Future made a rare appearance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and with it came an all-electric, 1000-horsepower supercar called the FFZERO1. As you can see from the renderings and CGI footage in the video above, the…

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Gaywheels’ Most Popular Posts Of 2015

New Year’s Eve is a terrible holiday. Why? Let us count the ways: Everyone is expected to party his/her butt off — no exceptions. Yeah, sure, whooping it up is fine, but being pressured into partying takes all the fun out of…

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Volkswagen Uses A Variation On The “Gay Panic” Defense To Blame The U.S. For Dieselgate

In courtroom cases involving gay-bashings and murders of LGBT individuals, defense attorneys often trot out “gay panic” or “trans panic” to justify their clients’ actions. The typical scenario goes something like this: allegedly straight dude is at a bar, gay…