Morning! It’s November. Can you believe it?
Portia DeGeneres‘ book comes out today, which means this week she’ll be doing lots of TV. Today, she hits Oprah, Wednesday she’ll be on Good Morning America and Thursday she’ll be on Ellen. Set that DVR justly!
A lesbian couple in the UK is not happy with having a civil partnership — they want a marriage license. Sharon Ferguson and Franka Strietzel are applying one today, as part of the Equal Love Campaign, which hopes to overturn bans on gay marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships. Good luck to you ladies — fight the good fight.
The Museum of Modern Art has published a book called Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art. Several out women are in the book, including K8 Hardy, Nan Goldin and Barbara Hammer. Here’s an interview they did with the lesbian artist for their blog.
Sick of Sarah has formed new partnership with clothing store Maurices. The chain will be hosting an all-girl band contest, Small Town Sound, where winners get the chance to play a live show with Sick of Sarah at their hometown Maurices. Got a band? Got a Maurices? It’s your time to shine.
It looks like Verbotene Liebe is getting a new lesbianish storyline. AfterEllen.com reader Simi clued us into a relationship between Rebecca von Lahnstein (Jasmin Lord) and the “bar maid” Miriam.
Based on some photos, it appears they become a little more than friends. The storyline is set to begin Nov. 16.
The Essence lesbian brides from Bridal Bliss have enjoyed more positive comments than negative ones, according to the magazine and the couple themselves. Here’s hoping this wasn’t a one time thing from Essence. There’s a lot more lesbian brides where that came from!
Tonight on Europe’s TV One, a film about gospel singer Miki Howard will show her “having grown up in a household where homosexuality was being practiced.” Miki’s mom is a lesbian, and apparently practiced it like witchcraft. Says Miki:
It sounds like she missed on a whole lot because of her lesbian mother. Jeez, her mom is probably turning in her grave.
Today on TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m. and midnight), That Time of the Month (Logo Mon/Tue 4 a.m.). Plus lesbian-themed episodes of Bringing Home Baby (Discovery Health 12:30 p.m.) , Ghost Whisperer (Ion 4p.m.), Lincoln Heights (TV One 7 p.m.) and Cynthia Nixon on The Big C (Showtime 10:30 p.m.). (Thanks Roni!)
Have a fabulous day, ya’ll.