Afternoon Delight: Jane Lynch gives commencement at Smith, Gloria Estefan on playing Santana’s mom

 
 

Good afternoon everyone! Are you aware that today is Harvey Milk Day?

Happy birthday to Brooke Smith, Ginnifer Goodwin, Caridee English, Naomi Campbell and Maggie Q!

True Blood has yet another teaser trailer out and it expresses exactly what I’m going through. (p.s. I hate it when Sookie cries.)

When Lady Gaga wants something, she gets it. Despite protests from a Christian group complaining she is offending Jesus Christ and promoting homosexuality, the “Born this Way” singer will perform her second Philippine concert in Manila. The always entertaining Gaga tweeted her backup escape plan in case things go South.

Grammy award winner Gloria Estefan dished to EW about her guest-starring role as Santana’s mother on Glee. Estefan gushed about working with actress Naya Rivera, “She was so sweet when we met on the set. She was really really nice and sweet. I thought we fell into the roles well. She was fun to be around.”

A special belated congratulations to famed-photographer Annie Leibovitz. Earlier this month Leibovitz was honored by the Museum of Contemporary Arts with the 7th MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts. During her acceptance speech at the Regency Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, Leibovitz said, “This award has been given to a great group of women, very distinguished company. And here I am in California. This is where I learned to be a photographer.”

Over the weekend Queen Latifah headlined the Long Beach Pride festival. The below video has an excerpt of her performance plus some fans speculating (once again) on Latifah’s sexuality. Latifah has always denied being a gay but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream.

This morning on The View, Whoopi Goldberg confirmed that Marvel Comics is making history. In tomorrow’s Anstonishing X-Men comic #50 issue, gay X-Men character Northstar will be proposing to his long-time boyfriend Kyle. Northstar and Kyle’s wedding will also be featured in an upcoming issue. How do I get an invitation to this wedding?

Attention ladies on the east coast! LesbianNightLife is throwing a Memorial Day weekend party in Provincetown, MA! Passes are still available for festivities including the Freedom Boat Cruise and foam party. Also my favorite gender-bending drag troupe All the King’s Men will be taking over The Crown & Anchor with a 7:30 p.m. performance on May 25 thru 27.

Lesbian/Bi Video of the Day!

On Sunday, Glee‘s Jane Lynch gave a commencement speech for Smith College’s 2012 graduating class. Below is the entire speech and Lynch is as eloquent as always.

 
 

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