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"When my mother was angry with me, which was often," writes Jeanette Winterson in her new memoir "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?," "she said, 'The devil led us to the wrong crib.' "Jeanette Winterson's novels circle round the same themes—the power of story and mythmaking, the fluidity of gender, monstrous mothers and the loss of love.

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In honor of the hard work they clearly feel they've done for the community, socially minded members of the Obama administration this week launched a special sitelet aimed at LGBT voters as an adjunct to the White House's online hub.

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It appears that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is taking the direct approach in responding to Hollywood studios' less-than-enlightened portrayals of GLBTQ characters and use of certain slang terms, but we're not entirely sure that the watchdog organization is "Hollywood's Latest Bully," as The Wrap suggested Tuesday.

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The 2008 election brought America the first black president and a Democratic House and Senate but was not good for the gays, to say the least, with the passage of Proposition 8 in California This time around, the tables have turned (continued).

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None other than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has jumped aboard the "It Gets Better" train, delivering a video pep talk to young Americans struggling with issues of sexuality and discrimination and urging them to look forward to a better future.

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