Bigoted Michigan Auto Shop Owner Brian Klawiter Is Still A Bigot & Should Probably Stick To Fixing Cars

Remember Brian Klawiter, owner of the diesel repair shop DIESELTEC in Grandville, Michigan? The oh-so-media-savvy guy who announced on television that he’d happily refuse service to LGBT customers but give a discount to any straight person who walked in carrying a…

Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Fantasy Road Trip: San Francisco To Portland, Taking The Scenic Route, Day 2

After our long, winding first day on the road, the three of us felt like we could sleep in a bit — and we did. We had a lazy start to the day, with a leisurely breakfast of leftovers from our…

Motor City Pride Features A Rainbow-Wrapped 2016 Fiat 500X (And Bears In Speedos!)

On June 28, 1969, a group of gays, lesbians, drag queens, and transfolk in a tiny bar in New York’s West Village decided they’d had enough — enough hiding, enough ridicule, enough harassment. During what should’ve been a (sadly) routine…

The Matrix

Brace Yourselves

So, we’ve got a bit of unpleasantness to take care of here at Gaywheels. Stuff on the back end. Website stuff, I mean. Due to some scheduling issues, it looks like that’s going to have to take place on Monday, June…

Big River Beach, Mendocino, California

Fantasy Road Trip: San Francisco To Portland, Taking The Scenic Route, Day 1

Technically speaking, those of us in the northern hemisphere still have a few weeks of spring to enjoy. But to me — and I don’t know whether to blame global warming, cabin fever, or the release of Mad Max: Fury…

London Cab Driver Gets Ready For Pride With The City’s First Rainbow Taxi Wrap

If you’ve been to London — and even if you haven’t — you’re probably familiar with the city’s traditional black cabs. When you need a taxi, most Londoners will tell you that black cabs are the best way to get where you…

Top Gear

Can Top Gear Survive Without Homophobic Douchebaggery?

Like soft drinks, fragrances, and other consumer goods, well-known celebrities have easily identifiable brands. Ellen DeGeneres is cute and quirky and self-deprecating. Madonna is voluptuous and sexual and remote. George Clooney is all of the above. The hosts of Britain’s…

Rainbow flag

Our List Of Gay-Friendly Automakers Vs. HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

Recently, someone contacted us via the Gaywheels Facebook page to ask about Mercedes-Benz and its policies toward LGBT employees. He was confused by a discrepancy between our list of gay-friendly automakers and HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, which ranks companies on a range of…

Lexus Launches Second Season Of ‘It Got Better’, Featuring Rosie O’Donnell, Portia De Rossi, Andrew Rannells, RuPaul, Janet Mock, Nate Berkus

Luxury automaker Lexus and its six-year-old YouTube channel, L/Studio, have kicked off the second season of “It Got Better”. The video series features LGBT celebrities talking about their personal experiences of coming to terms with their sexual orientation and gender…

Vintage Texas postcard

Texas Follows Oklahoma’s Lead, Strips LGBT Protections From Uber & Lyft Bill

Uber and Lyft are poised for victory in Texas. Officials in Austin are considering legislation that would allow both companies and their ridesharing competitors to do business in the state, and the bill looks poised to pass. (Side note: It’s funny…