Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (August 29, 2008)

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR BLOC OUT
The U.S. Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo., was the site of a few lesbionic performances this week: long-time LGBT champions Margaret Cho and Cyndi Lauper, and lesbian rock icon and baby mama Melissa Etheridge.

On Tuesday, Day 2 of the convention, the Human Rights Campaign threw their "Rock to Win" show at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium, headlined by Etheridge and Lauper, and including out musician Rufus Wainwright.

Etheridge and Lauper at HRC press conference

Photo credit: Human Rights Campaign

During her introduction for Wainwright, Cho informed the audience she is now a Deputy Marriage Commissioner in her hometown, San Francisco, and invited gay couples to "come to California. Let me marry you."


Photo credit: Daniel Ewald

Would a Margaret Cho wedding include her officiating the proceedings in belly-dancing veils, a bridal party of drag queens dabbing tears of joy carefully, so as not to smudge their makeup, and Margaret’s mother playing "Pachelbel’s Canon" on the organ? Who wouldn’t want that?


Photo credit: Daniel Ewald

Cyndi Lauper appeared in an outfit that, in my mind, represented some very good causes: hot pants (global warming), fishnet stockings (cleaner oceans) and some sort of shiny maroon top. I have no idea what that represents, so let’s just say universal health care.

Etheridge performed again on Day 3 at the Pepsi Center in front of capacity crowds.

Who’s a rock star? She’s a rock star.

— by Dara Nai

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