Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (October 19, 2007)

 
 

THE TAGLINE WE NEVER KNEW WE ALWAYS WANTED

In the November issue of Curve magazine, OurChart.com president Hilary Rosen has some high praise for AfterEllen.com:

“We have a good relationship with AfterEllen.com. In terms of content sharing — they cover every lesbian who’s ever sneezed in a movie or on a TV show, and that’s what they do.”

Coming next month on AfterEllen.com: Lesbians who cough!

SHOCKINGLY, TILA TEQUILA DID NOT MAKE THE LIST
At this year’s Nov. 11 Power Premiere, the annual silent auction and dinner
for lesbian filmmaking non-profit organization POWER
UP
(see our write-up of last year’s event here),
AfterEllen.com will be presenting a tribute to groundbreaking moments in lesbian
television. We’ll honor some of the actresses involved in those moments, including Jane
Sibbett
(Friends), Renee
O’Connor
(Xena), Amber
Benson
(Buffy the Vampire Slayer),
Thea Gill and Michelle
Clunie
(Queer as Folk), Jenny
Shimizu
(Dante’s Cove) and Michelle
Paradise
(Exes & Ohs).

The women of Desert HeartsPatricia
Charbonneau, Helen Shaver, and director Donna Deitch
will
also be honored at the event.

Yes, it really is like a lesbian
TV/movie mashup come to life!

The good news is that the event is open to anyone who is willing to pay the
ticket price; the bad news is that it’s held in L.A., where most of you don’t
live — but that’s why cars, planes, trains and unicycles were invented!
Click on the invitation or go to power-up.net
below for more details if you’re interested.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Lesbian activist Chrissy Gephardt and her father, Dick, spoke
to Wolf Blitzer
this week about For the Bible Tells
Me So
, a documentary that examines anti-gay attitudes among Christians.

The lesbians turned out for the Dante’s Cove premiere this week, and
we have the photos
to prove it!

The new season of The L Word starts
Jan. 6 on Showtime. Let’s see, how many days away is that? I think I’ll ask
Jenny to help me make a carnival-themed countdown collage.

The documentary Abomination: Homosexuality and the Ex-Gay Movement premieres Oct. 24 in New York and is also available on DVD.

Also on Oct. 24, Bravo presents Work Out: Trainer’s Day Off, in which we find out what the Sky Sport trainers (including Jackie Warner) do after hours. Zen is still nurturing her budding comedy career — I wonder if she’s heard the sound of no hands clapping?

Rosie O’Donnell “and special guests” will do a standup show on Nov. 6 at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

The new website TopOutColleges.com rates the “LGBT-friendliness” of U.S. colleges. In my day, we had to just visit the campus and hope our gaydar wasn’t region-specific. (I happened to visit my first-choice school on “denim day,” when everyone was supposed to wear jeans to show their support for gay rights. I knew that was a lucky pair of Levi’s!)

The U.K. reality show There’s Something About Miriam debuts Nov. 4 on Fox Reality, with a sneak preview Oct. 31. (I could tell you what the “something” is, but wouldn’t that ruin the fun?)

Michelle Paradise wants your best/worst date stories!

The Bad
Girls
recaps
will now be posted on Mondays rather than Fridays, to
make room for Karman’s Tila Tequila
recaps
on Fridays.

Speaking of everyone’s favorite train wreck reality
show, watch Malinda and Sarah P.’s very funny rant about the second episode
on today’s new episode of The Lo-Down (complete with foam-party re-enactment!).

Finally, a technical note: If you subscribed to our RSS feed via FeedBurner,
you’ve no doubt noticed that the feed has included AfterElton.com headlines
this week. We apologize for the glitch; it’s not intentional. Unfortunately,
we’ll have to wait for FeedBurner to fix it. In the meantime, you can subscribe
to AfterEllen.com headlines directly (bypassing FeedBurner altogether) with
this URL: www.afterellen.com/rss.xml.

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

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