Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (May 2, 2008)

 
 

ARE THEY LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER?

Beginning next week, Julie Goldman and Kate McKinnon are back with more Celesbian Interviews, and they recorded this hilarious preview video at Dinah just for AfterEllen.com readers:

I hope they did didn’t do shots during the interviews!

LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“It was a brave thing for her to do. She has a son and was in a conservative part of the country. But she stood up and said: ‘This is who I am.’”
— Seattle Storm co-owner Anne Levinson to The Seattle PI, commending star WNBA player Sheryl Swoopes for publicly coming out in 2005

COMING SOON TO NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO AND FRANCE
More details on the New York City AfterEllen.com meet-up on May 18: Come With Me if You Want to Live vloggers Jenn and Dee will be joining me, Bridget, Jill, Dara, Sarah and Lori, and the 3Way cast and creators at the event, and we now have a time and location: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cowgirl‘s Bar K in Manhattan. All ages welcome. GO HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

In June, Bridget and I will be in San Francisco filming an episode of You Can’t Take Them Anywhere!, and we’re joining up with Malinda Lo and Sarah Pecora to have a San Francisco AfterEllen.com Meet-Up while we’re in town. Stay tuned for more details on the date and location.

Finally, in July, Bridget and I are traveling with Sarah and Lori on an Olivia river cruise through France to film more episodes of You Can’t Take Them Anywhere! Which means an AfterEllen.com meet-up in Paris on Sunday, June 29, and in Lyon on Friday, July 4.

Here’s the AfterEllen.com meet-up schedule at a glance:

New York: May 18
San Francisco: mid-June
Paris: June 29
Lyon: July 4

For those who are wondering: No, we’re not snubbing other parts of the U.S. or the world, we just go wherever the tourism boards will pay for us!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
In case you missed it, there was a major development in the potential lesbian relationship on Grey’s Anatomy last night! Read all about it in this article.

Quick, grab your BeDazzler! Rosie O’Donnell will be on The Rachael Ray Show today doing arts and crafts.

Japanese lesbian love story Love My Life, starring supermodel Asami Imajuku, will be released on DVD on July 8.

We’re launching a new monthly video show next week called Girl Rock, hosted by out musician Jennifer Corday and showcasing a monthly Battle of the Bands contest, including performance footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with up-and-coming girl bands.

AfterEllen.com now has a Twitter account, so you can get alerts about lesbian TV shows, breaking lesbian entertainment news, and other AfterEllen.com news sent as text messages to your phone. (Twitter is a free and popular service that allows individuals or organizations to send short messages to anyone who signs up to "follow" them.) We won’t be twittering every day, just when there’s something noteworthy we think you might want to know about right away. Go to twitter.com/afterellen to follow us.

The 2008 AfterEllen.com Hot 100 is now open for voting (with a cool graphic this year, designed by Kayla Jones). This means you can publicly declare your desire for 10 beautiful woman and not even get in trouble with your girlfriend! Vote now or forever hold your peace.

Next weekend, Sarah will be moderating a panel on internet and mobile video at Q-Me Con, a queer media conference in Manhattan "featuring engaging seminars and networking events with the intention to empower queer women seeking to network and educate themselves in how to get their authentic, diverse voices and images out into the massive media-sphere." The extensive list of panelists also includes Olive Demetrius and Hanifah Walidah, Chagmion Antoine, Andrea Meyerson, Katherine Linton, Heather Matarazzo, Sarah Schulman and Rose Troche. Tickets are $45 and available online or at the door.

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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