Conceptual artist imagines our cyborg future, uniting cars & drivers

A new exhibition opens today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s called “The Roadable Synapse” (terrible name, I know), and it was developed in partnership with Hyundai. In a nutshell, the artist, Jonathon Keats, has envisioned a…

Study: As expected, Uber & Lyft are causing a Carpocalypse

For years, automakers, industry analysts, and more than a few studies have suggested that ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft will take increasingly larger bites out of the auto market. (The effect is magnified by self-driving tech, in case you…

Congress kills border tax (oh, and that healthcare thing failed, too)

This has been an up-and-down week for LGBT Americans. On Wednesday morning, out of the blue, president Trump tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. (It appears he may have been oblivious to…

RuPaul rules Pirelli 2018 calendar

Pirelli is known for its magnificent, performance-friendly tires. Since the 1960s, however, the Italian company has also been making hugely popular calendars. Not so long ago, those calendars were targeted at straight, white men–greasemonkeys and gearheads who wanted to enjoy…

Toyota opens new HQ in Plano, Texas, and the timing couldn’t be more ironic for LGBT employees

In 2014, Toyota told the world that it was ditching its longtime home in California and relocating its headquarters to Plano, Texas. The news was undoubtedly alarming to some, especially Toyota’s LGBT employees, wary of their rights in the conservative…

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…