Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (September 28, 2007)

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NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN
In case you didn’t get the memo, AfterEllen.com is hosting a gathering (I like to think of it as more of a “happening”) this Saturday from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the illustrious Brooklyn lesbian bar Cattyshack (readers 18 and older are welcome, but ID is required for all). Sarah, Lori and I would love to meet you, so please stop by and say hello! (And yes, we will continue to hold these little get-togethers from time to time in different cities. It’s all part of the AfterEllen.com World Tour.)

The man pictured below will not be coming to the AE gathering. The gopher, however, is a definite maybe.

SHE FEELS FOR US
Funk goddess Chaka Khan has sent AfterEllen.com readers some love in an audio shout out. This week, Khan released her new album, Funk This, and her AE greeting contains samples of that music.

Listen to the shout out here. (Warning: When you click on the link, it will immediately open up as an audio file.)

First Hilary Duff, and now Chaka Khan? I’m not sure how AE became a magnet for the divas (or divas-in-training), but I like it. And I am officially issuing a challenge: Stevie Nicks, we’re waiting …

LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“You gotta love Shane. You just do, you just gotta love her. I relate to her way too much.”
– Melissa Etheridge on her favorite character on The L Word.

TOP CHEF‘S LIA PASSES THE BISEXUAL QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE
Per Dorothy Snarker’s blog, Lia from this season’s Top Chef revealed in her original casting video that she had just ended a six-year relationship with a woman. Sarah had been telling me all the signs were there that Lia played for our team, but I just smiled and nodded politely (I don’t watch the show). Here’s a look at Lia:

“I never identified as gay,” says Lia. “If someone specifically really needs to know, like, how I identify, I would probably say bi. So I just kind of say that I’m attracted to people, not — you know — what is downstairs.”

I can relate — I’m not attracted to what’s downstairs, either. In addition to complaints about my music, my downstairs neighbor smells funny and claims she can hear my cats talking to her.

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