Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (June 1, 2007)

FREE TO BE BETH DITTO
The Gossip’s openly gay lead singer, Beth Ditto, graces the cover of this month’s NME magazine. Karman posted the full scoop about it earlier this week on the blog, but in case you didn’t see it, here’s a preview from the magazine’s photo shoot:

Look for The Gossip on this summer’s True Colors tour.

OH, THE PERILS OF PIRATE BLING
Dara (aka bad machine) did a hilarious interview this week with lesbian Pirate Master contestant Jupiter Mendoza, asking her questions like "What’s the best way to avoid scurvy?" and "What does ‘Shiver Me Timbers’ mean?" since Jupiter wasn’t allowed to talk about the show. I don’t know what I find funnier: Jupiter’s story about her name being "gifted to me through the desert" or Dara’s comment, "I don’t know if you can swab a deck wearing a lot of pirate bling." Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.

Jupiter did reveal that she didn’t come out to the other contestants during the filming, because:

I didn’t want guys to automatically not want me on the ship. I didn’t want it to be … it can be kind of intimidating. I can come off as a very in-your-face kind of person. So, sometimes guys don’t like that. For the women, I didn’t want to tell them because I don’t know if it would make them feel uncomfortable. And I don’t know if there’s anyone that’s homophobic on the boat. I didn’t want it to work against me, at any rate.

Well, I guess that answers our question as to whether there’s any lesbian pirate action on the show. Now what’s the point in watching?

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