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…

Oh brother, where art thou: the return of the Chevrolet Trailblazer

The 2017 Detroit Auto Show featured a plethora of exciting vehicles, including many from Chevrolet. Its parent company, General Motors, rose from the ashes of its 2009 bankruptcy/bailout a few brands lighter, with a renewed goal to tighten the lineups…

Croatia: The land of “It Makes No Sense”

Ed note: From time to time, we post updates from Zach, a gay man, a devoted car nut, and one of Gaywheels’ biggest fans in Croatia. He’s asked that we not use his full name because while the situation for…

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…

Finally, something to celebrate: 9 automakers earn perfect scores on HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

2016 has been a terrible year. Every year has its tragedies–natural disasters, civil wars, the continued fertility of Duggars, Kardashians, and Jenners–but 2016 has been among the worst in recent memory. It’s been especially bad for the LGBT community. Homophobic…