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18 Tweets That Point Out the Absurdity of the Hobby Lobby Ruling
June 30 2014 4:36 PM ET

18 Tweets That Point Out the Absurdity of Hobby Lobby Ruling

Jami Smith

The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling allowing companies to deny female employees coverage for contraceptives is breaking the Internet today. Here are 18 tweets that explain the absurdity of the Hobby Lobby ruling.

WATCH: John Oliver Brilliantly Exposes the U.S.-U.K. Influence on Uganda's Antigay Law
June 30 2014 12:10 PM ET

WATCH: John Oliver Brilliantly Exposes the U.S.-U.K. Influence on Uganda's Antigay Law

Jami Smith

Whoops. Turns out that America and Great Britain had a lot to do with the despicable antigay law in Uganda. British comedian and U.S. talk show host John Oliver tries to right the wrong on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight.

'Funny or Die' Skewers Rick Perry on Comparing Gays to Alcoholics
June 19 2014 7:52 PM ET

Funny or Die Skewers Rick Perry on Comparing Gays to Alcoholics

Jami Smith

Funny or Die spoofs Texas governor Rick Perry's comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. You know, like how both are fun in your 20s.

WATCH: Colbert Laments, 'Gay People Are Winning the War'
June 18 2014 6:46 PM ET

WATCH: Colbert Laments, 'Gay People Are Winning the War'

Jami Smith

Fake conservative host Stephen Colbert conducts a hilarious and compelling interview with Republican lawyer Theodore Olson and Democratic lawyer David Boies, who joined forces to strike down California's Proposition 8.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Reparative Therapy Proponents
June 18 2014 12:47 PM ET

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Ex-Gay Proponents

Rebecca Juro

The Comedy Central host pulls no punches on the flawed logic of the antigay right.

Gay of Thrones Season Finale Serves Cliffhanger Realness
June 17 2014 2:31 PM ET

Gay of Thrones Season Finale Serves Cliffhanger Realness

Brian Andersen

The popular Web show stuns fans with fierce guest stars, an unexpected kiss, and much more.

WATCH: Hodor From GoT Plays 'Family Feud'
June 14 2014 1:40 PM ET

WATCH: Hodor From GoT Plays 'Family Feud'

Jami Smith

The Game of Thrones season finale is this weekend. To celebrate, Jimmy Kimmel imagines what it would be like if his favorite character Hodor (played by gay actor, Christian Nairn) competed on Family Feud.

#TBT: Platter Party
June 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

#TBT: Platter Party

Christopher Harrity

We celebrate Throwback Thursday with a few museum pieces from our archival record collection at the offices of The Advocate.

WATCH: John Waters Tells Colbert About the Perks of Hitchhiking
June 11 2014 12:51 PM ET

WATCH: John Waters on The 'Perks' of Hitchhiking

Jami Smith

John Waters talks to Stephen Colbert about how political and social differences between people take a back seat on the open road.

Best Tweets from the Tony Awards
June 09 2014 10:14 AM ET

Best Tweets from the Tony Awards

Jami Smith

The LGBT community won big at the Tony Awards and Gaysayer comedians lost their minds over it. Read the best tweets from an epic night.

The Colbert Report Takes on Trans Medicare Coverage
June 04 2014 2:32 PM ET

Colbert Takes on Trans Medicare Coverage

Parker Marie Molloy

Last night, Stephen Colbert took on the conservative blowback over the recent HHS decision involving transgender medical care as part of Medicare.

WATCH: Meryl Streep Can Act the Crap Out of a Traffic Report
June 04 2014 9:14 AM ET

WATCH: Meryl Streep Can Act the Crap Out of a Traffic Report

Jami Smith

Sure, Meryl Streep is arguably the best actress in the business, but can she make an oatmeal recipe sound sexy? Can she make a traffic report sound painful?

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