Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (January 28, 2011): Katherine Brooks on “The Deacon’s Daughter,” lyrics to Gaga’s “Born This Way”

 
 

Antigone Rising has a kickstarter campaign for 23 Red, their first full length CD since 2005. They’re close to meeting their goal, so go help push them over the top by the March 1 deadline!

Three very funny out comics, Gloria Bigelow, Vickie Shaw and Jackie Monahan, are on the road together as part of the Curiously Strong Comedy Tour. They’re doing a show on February 19 in Long Beach, CA, and you can check out the site for other show dates as well.

CBS has renewed daytime’s The Talk for another season.

The US version of the television show Skins is in trouble with advertisers and the Parents Television Council, and Ms. Magazine, but MTV says it will stand by the show.

Amber Heard will be taking on DJ duties at Pistol in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 29.

Following the tragic news of the murder of out Ugandan activist David Kato, AllOut.org reports that "Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian in the UK, faces deportation this week back to the life-threatening persecution she fled eight years ago. With David Bahati, the Ugandan politician and author of the notorious "Kill the Gays" legislation, taking an interest in her case, Brenda faces clear and present danger if she’s forced to return." They’re asking us all to sign an urgent letter pressuring U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May to stop Brenda’s deportation.

It Gets Better, now in book form!

The Oscar nominations were released this week, and everyone seems to be enjoying arguing about them. The Razzie Award nominations appear to be far less controversial.

The Grey’s Anatomy musical episode will be from Callie’s point of view. So this means that all of the songs will be about Arizona, right?

Sara Quin collaborates on a track "Why Even Try" with MC Theophilus London. (Thanks for the tip, Janay!)

Meet Logo’s Anti-Bullying PSA Contest Grand Prize Winners!

Lady Gaga‘s new signature fragrance will reportedly smell like "blood and semen." Intentionally. Also, EW.com has the lyrics to her song "Born This Way." What do you think? Do you smell gay anthem? (And wouldn’t you rather smell that than the blood/semen combo she’s threatening us with?)

Check out the video for the Kickstarter campaign for Shakedown, a documentary about the rise of lesbian strip clubs, by lesbians, for lesbians, with a focus on lesbians of color (somewhat NSFW).

Our sibling site, AfterElton.com, talked to Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga about the lack of gay characters on the show, whether his new show, Terra Nova, would do a better job.

Girl Bar Dinah Shore Week has announced its lineup for the annual party in Palm Springs. Performers include Erin Foley, Liz Feldman, Stamie K., Tracy Ryerson, Michelle Buteau and more. For tickets, go to dinahshoreweekend.com.

Did you see the video of high school senior Kayla Kearney, who came out to her entire school during an assembly?

Chick-fil-A called, and they want you to know that they don’t approve of you or your "homosexual relationships," but they totally "respect" you and wouldn’t mind if you still want to eat their sandwiches.

Watch video from the Sundance Film Festival panel "Generation in Crisis: LGBT Youth in Film and the Media," which includes commentary from filmmakers Gregg Araki, Dee Rees, Erica Dunton, and Daniel Sladek.

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at afterellentips@gmail.com.

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