When The Onion launched its website in 1996, internet snark hadn’t even been invented yet. But you could easily argue that their brand of satirical irreverence had a direct influence on web media, late night news comedy and certainly Queerty.
Over the years, The Onion has found ways of covering breaking news or zeitgeist topics in a unique, “tongue firmly planted in cheek but I still have something to say, damn it” sort of way.
And as the mainstreaming of gay rights accelerated from the 2000’s on, they’ve found ways to cover LGBT issues that have made us bust out in stitches.
Here are our favorite gay headlines from the kings of sarcasm. Click each link to read the original story.
After Careful Deliberation, Baby Goes With Homosexuality
Why Do All These Homosexuals Keep Sucking My Cock?
How To Find A Masculine Halloween Costume For Your Effeminate Son
Colorado Judge Imposes Ban on Same-Sex Friendships
Woman, Gay Best Friend Go On Another One Of Their Little Adventures
Homosexuality Only Thing Parents Can Accept About Son
Adopted Child Sick Of Gay Parents Forcing Him To Watch Them Have Sex
High School Elects Gay 45-Year-Old Homecoming King For First Time In School History
Area Teen Quickly Running Out Of Chances To Be First Openly Gay Anything
With allies like The Onion, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert, we’re going to be fine! It’s this kind of media that makes more of an impression on people then the talking heads of cable news.
but of course, this Onion bit is just as good….
A fun list. Thanks for providing it.
This one was great too: “Red Laced Nightie Portends Another Excruciating Night For Closeted Husband”
Here’s my favorite:)
Colorado Judge Imposes Ban on Same-Sex Friendships…,can you explain this or translate…
The Halloween bit still slays me!
Oh wait, and how did we forget this one? 🙂
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