Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (March 16, 2007)

SHE GETS AROUND. NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
A reader (thanks Elishia!) tipped me off to the very sexy lesbian-themed music video for "I Get Around" from the hot new Canadian band Dragonette. Sadly, lead singer Martina is married to the bass player, Dan, so she’s not actually gay in real life. Nor is she a champion tennis player. But the video is hot and pro-lesbian, so I’m willing to overlook that detail.

You kids today with your rock ‘n’ roll music!

QUEER CENTS AND SENSIBILITY
Worried your girlfriend is just with you for your money? Love Bad Girls
but don’t want to join Richard Hatch in jail for tax evasion? Then check out
queercents.com, a new-ish
website founded by a lesbian (all the best ones are, right?) that features gays
and lesbians blogging about how to manage your money, with the very funny tagline,
"We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re not going shopping without coupons."

There’s a little something at QueerCents for everyone, from advice on philanthropy
to picking a financial planner to cheating on your taxes. (I don’t want to spoil
it for you, but they’re against it.) My favorite section? Sleeping With
Money, devoted to managing money and your romantic relationships.

Sections still reportedly under consideration include You Say "Cheap
Date" Like That’s a Bad Thing, Lesbians Who Have Money and the
Lesbians Who Want to Sleep With Them, and The Helena Peabody Guide
to Gambling Your Way to Financial Security.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Itty Bitty Titty Committee won the jury prize for Best Narrative Feature at the SXSW film festival this week.

Nominees for this year’s Daytime Emmys were announced this week: The Ellen
DeGeneres Show
received 12 nominations (including Outstanding Talk Show
and Outstanding Talk Show Host) and The View earned 10. Get all the
nominees here.

A closeted lesbian publicist with many secret lovers was one of the murder victims on Fox’s Bones this week. Sadly, her list of lovers did not include Emily Deschanel’s character.

After 18 years, the Lambda Literary Awards has finally added a bisexual book category. You can see finalists for all the categories here.

Cyndi Lauper will be headlining a national "True Colors" tour this
summer to benefit various LGBT organizations; find out more details at truecolorstour.com

The second season of Work Out begins on Tuesday, but you can already download the first new episode for free on iTunes.

There’s a new She Said What? episode up now, with guest Ashu Rai, a DJ and party promoter. Watch it here.

Last Monday, we relaunched our Best. Lesbian-ish. Day. Ever. blog on a new server and finally integrated it into the site, so now (1) the pages actually load, for a change and (2) you can comment on the blog posts just like you do articles and forum topics. Plus, now blog posts have tags just like the articles do, so if you read a blog post about, say, Tina Fey and click on the tag "Tina Fey" in the pink box at the bottom of the post, you’ll see both articles and blog posts tagged with that term across AfterEllen.com. The most popular blog posts so far this week? Amy Winehouse is just so good, When Idols become insults, and Avril Lavigne wants to be your girlfriend in 7 languages.

We’ve moved up the time of our AfterEllen.com VIP Cocktail
Party
at Dinah Shore – it now starts at 8pm on Friday,
March 30th, and Maeve Quinlan
(South of Nowhere, Girltrash) has joined our list of VIP guests. There’ll
also be drinks, hordes of women, and a rousing game of pin the tail on the bi-curious
woman whose husband thinks she’s at a baby shower. Don’t miss it!

That’s it for this week! Check back next Friday for a new edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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