Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (March 5, 2010)

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Callie and Arizona from Grey’s Anatomy, are the only same-sex couple left in the E!online "TV Top Couples" poll. They are up against Finn and Rachel from Glee, and trailing them by 6%. Go vote for Calzona now!

The L Word‘s Sarah Shahi will be at the Club Skirts White Diamonds party Friday, April 2 at The Dinah in Palm Springs, CA.

Kalinda finally felt the touch of a woman’s hand this week on The Good Wife.

Lesbian housemate Angelika who was ousted last week from Brazil’s Big Brother, posed for several NSFW-ish photos for Paparazzo. Also, Playboy‘s editor-in-chief has apparently expressed interest in getting Angelika and Cocoa (her crush on the show) to pose for a cover shoot.

Supernanny is looking for gay couples.

Ever had a crush on a teacher? If you’ve ever been all Loving Annabelle about an educator (or student), submit your story to the anthology Queer Girls in Class: Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories. Find out more by e-mailing queergirlsanthology@gmail.com.

On tonight’s episode of What Not to Wear, a lesbian mortgage broker with a passion for riding Harleys is turned in by her women’s biker club for having some ugly duds.

FEED creator Mel Robertson has announced that Nicole Pacent (Anyone But Me) will star in her new soccer film Queens of the World. Also on board: Maggie Connor, Elizabeth Keener and Nikki Caster (Cherry Bomb).

The LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s 2010 "An Evening with Women" fundraiser will feature Linda Perry, Renée Zellweger and Gina Gershon with a musical performance from Heart. The event will happen May 1 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Snag your ticket for $300.

The 2010 Whitney Biennial features two out women artists: Emily Roysdon and Sharon Hayes. The latter’s piece is a four-channel video installation called Parole, which "focuses on constructions of gender, sexuality, and protest through public speech."

Emily Schromm, from The Real World: D.C., talked to Grace Chu this week about being bi, labels, and hot Starbucks baristas.

Comic Leah Dubie is co-producing "GENEROSI-TITTIES," a topless standup show benefitting Young Survival Coalition (Young Women United Against Breast Cancer) at Comix in New York Sunday March 14, with lesbian comic Elvira Kurt as the headliner. For tickets, click here.

This week’s episode of Desperate Housewives ("The Chase") was super gay.

A new iPhone game, Valet Hustle, allows you to play with a lesbian character named Ren. The creators, Factory Games, are donating a portion of the proceeds to the Human Right’s Campaign.

Lesbian comedian Kelli Dunham detailed her trip down to Haiti to help on her blog.

Leisha Hailey‘s Uh Huh Her counterpart, Camila Grey, will be playing keyboard on Adam Lambert‘s upcoming tour. It’s a good thing Camila is so gay-friendly!

Nikki Dowling (of TheFrisky.com) recently deconstructed the "9 Misconceptions About Lesbians" for CNN.com.

Award-winning out Chef Susan Feniger will be competing on season two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters next month.

New releases this week include comics Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #33: Twilight part 2 and Detective Comics: Batwoman #862, as well as Bitch Slap on DVD.

Congrats to the Anyone But Me team for their Streamy Awards nominations in the following categories: Best Directing for a Drama Web Series (Tina Cesa Ward), Best Writing for a Drama Web Series (Susan Miller, Tina Cesa Ward) and Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series (Rachael Hip-Flores). Also picking up a Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series nomination was Crystal Chappell, for her work in Venice.

Our first annual Top 50 Lesbian/Bi TV, Film, and Web Series Characters poll closes tonight (Friday, March 5) at midnight. Be sure to cast your votes today, and check back on March 15 for the results.

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. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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