‘Immigrant, homosexual, all-around badass’: America, meet one of your military heroes.

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Hey! Here’s a thing many Americans don’t — but should — know: All illustrations by Levi Hastings and Josh Trujillo. Comic published in full on The Nib. That’s right! A gay dude played a pivotal role in America’s independence.   Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Steuben — known in the history books as Baron von … Continued

Ian McKellen got real candid about Hollywood sticking up for straight, white men.

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Hollywood has some serious issues. It treats women terribly, overlooks people of color, and erases disabled and LGBTQ people from its stories, for starters. Someone who doesn’t need reminding of the industry’s embarrassing failings is openly gay actor Ian McKellen. Photo by Tristan Fewings/WPA Pool/Getty Images. The 78-year-old stage and film actor who’s spent the … Continued