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Jon Stewart Feels the Up and Down of Obama and North Carolina
May 10 2012 3:20 PM ET

Jon Stewart: North Carolina Is a Happiness Squelch

Lucas Grindley

Comedian Jon Stewart channeled the frustration LGBT people felt Wednesday when learning that President Obama had come out for marriage equality but that North Carolina had banned it. "Congratulations, North Carolina, because for a moment I was feeling a brief glimpse of what I guess doctors would call happiness," he said on The Daily Show. He then ripped up the logic that North Carolinians invoked when voting against same-sex marriage.

Drag Queen Dixie Longate is Selling Tupperware Hand Over Manicured Fist
May 07 2012 1:54 PM ET

Drag Queen is Tupperware Royalty

Neal Broverman

A red-haired vixen is one of America's best sellers of Tupperware — those plastic containers prized by homemakers — and she's only a woman part of the time.

Missouri Lawmaker Wanda Brown Worries About Guns Not Gays
May 04 2012 4:16 PM ET

Wanda Brown Says Gun Owners More at Risk Than Gays

Lucas Grindley

The quest of one Missouri lawmaker to protect gun owners from an imagined discrimination got the Daily Show treatment Thursday.

Jon Stewart Mocks Romney for Cave on Employing Gay Spokesman
May 03 2012 1:20 PM ET

Jon Stewart Mocks Romney for Cave on Hiring Gay Spokesman

Lucas Grindley

Mitt Romney's spokesman on national security, who is gay, resigned this week after a backlash from social conservatives — a move The Daily Show mocked as the latest cave of Romney's principles.

Sarah Silverman Wants Marriage Equality and a Big Apology
April 23 2012 12:27 PM ET

Sarah Silverman Wants Marriage Equality And a Big Apology

Jeremy Kinser

Comic-actress Sarah Silverman says gay marriage should be legalized "with a big fucking apology for the past few years,"

SNL How Do You Make Mitt Romney Seem Gay Friendly
April 15 2012 12:25 PM ET

SNL: How Do You Make Mitt Romney Seem Gay Friendly?

Lucas Grindley

Saturday Night Live had some parting shots for Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum to commemorate the end of the Republican primary.

Best Tweet Ever Mitt Romney Loves the Ladies
April 13 2012 3:30 PM ET

 Best Tweet Ever: Mitt Romney Loves the Ladies

Jami Smith

Mitt Romney has a plan for winning over female voters. Also this week on Best Tweet Ever: Who’s crazier? Paula Abdul or the lawmakers in Arizona?

WATCH Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron
April 13 2012 10:34 AM ET

WATCH: Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron

Jeremy Kinser

"I am a CCOKC," say a number of former child actors, who have come out as members of the group Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron, in a new Funny or Die video.

Stephen Colbert on Steve King Natural Desire to Discriminate
April 10 2012 1:30 PM ET

Stephen Colbert: Rep. Steve King Has a Natural Desire to Discriminate

Lucas Grindley

The Comedy Central comedian picks slang for gay Iowans, responds to the congressman's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for the workplace, and wonders who is really gay.

Best Tweet Ever Easter Special
April 08 2012 9:15 PM ET

Best Tweet Ever: The Ultimate Easter Scam

Jami Smith

This week in Gaysayer's Best Tweet Ever, sleep aides, the lesbian double standard, and the "web of lies" told to children.

SNL Picks Its First Out Lesbian Cast Member
March 29 2012 2:15 PM ET

Casts Its First Out Lesbian, Report Says

Lucas Grindley

Comedian Kate McKinnon is the first out lesbian cast member on Saturday Night Live if a report Wednesday from Deadline is correct.

Best Tweet Ever Geraldo Most Wanted
March 23 2012 6:36 PM ET

Best Tweet Ever: Geraldo’s Most Wanted

Jami Smith

Thanks to Geraldo’s theory that Trayvon Martin’s hoodie was partly to blame for his being shot to death, college kids everywhere rethink their wardrobes. Also this week on Gaysayer: The Hunger Games and when you know you’ve become a Golden Girl.

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