Gay the Straight Away was launched in 2013 in an attempt to break down the walls that separate individuals by their sexuality through humor and biting wit. Ignorance is what keeps us apart, so let’s open the floodgates and let the truth spill out. We share community-relevant news, discuss LGBT lifestyle issues, and explore LGBT representation in the media and pop culture. Of course, a little shade is bound to make its way in. GTSA is more concerned with being honest than being politically correct. We might be brazen. We might be offensive. But we know you wouldn’t have it any other way.

Queerious? Ask us anything! Email us at If it’s NSFW, please let us know in the subject line. We do have day jobs.


Are you a member or ally of the LGBTQ community? Do you have a voice that wants to be heard? GTSA is currently looking for contributors. Whether you’d rather write about anti-gay laws in Africa or the latest queer TV show, it has a home at GTSA. Would you rather make a video than write an article? That’s okay, too! Tell us a bit about yourself, give us your best pitch, and include any relevant writing samples.

GTSA is open to all submissions, but we are currently specifically looking for;

  • Recappers (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Transparent, Nashville, Dynasty, Empire, Legends of Tomorrow, Grey’s Anatomy, etc.)
  • News Reporters (whether original reporting or news roundups)
  • Recurring Features (columns, advice, recipes, etc.)
  • Interviewers (we often have celebrities and notable figures that need to be interviewed by Skype or over the phone)
  • GTSA’s Happy BirthGAY feature does not mean the featured person identifies as “gay”. Rather, it means the individual is a member of the LGBTQ community. The individual may identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. “Gay” is not necessarily the best word choice, but you try finding an all-encompassing label that rhymes with birthday!
  • If GTSA speculates that a person may be gay, or discusses a historic figure who may have been gay, we are not insulting them or ruining their reputation. If we believe someone is/was gay, it’s actually a great compliment and should not be viewed as anything derogatory.
  • While many of GTSA’s posts are opinion pieces, the opinion within a post belongs to the writer and should not be construed as the opinion of GTSA.

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