Hi! It’s Friday!
It’s that time of year again! Out magazine has released their Out 100, and this year, they’ve appeased us with one lesbian on the cover — among a straight women and three men. So we’re still without more than one gay woman, but I suppose they figure Rachel Maddow is enough for us.
As far as the actual list goes, we’ll have some full commentary on that for you later.
Our resident Big Bang Theory fan, Lesley Goldberg, clued me into a lesbian moment that happened at the end of last night’s episode. Let’s start with this clip of a hangout-turned-slumber party.
Things go wrong when Amy (Mayim Bialik) asks Penny (Kaley Cuoco) why she still hangs around Leonard (Johnny Galecki) if she’s no longer interested in him. Penny gets upset and goes to her room. Amy, having read on the internet that lesbian experimentation happens at slumber parties, goes to comfort her. If only this clip was available online!
Yesterday on Oprah, Marie Osmond talked for the first time about her son’s suicide. When asked about the rumors he had killed himself because he was gay, Marie spoke about her lesbian daughter, Jessica.
Bisexual singer Skin, frontwoman of Skunk Anansie, talked with The Yorkshire Evening Post about her band’s new album, Wonderlustre. She said of the album cover:
The Frisky’s lesbian columnist has written 8 reasons she loves being a lesbian. I, too, like the ability to share things, but my girlfriend isn’t so into skirts and heels.
The NOH8 Campaign has made some video messages to contribute to the It Gets Better Project. A lot of celebs joined in.
At this point, any public figure who hasn’t made a video obviously hates gay people/is a bully. (I hope your sarcasm detector is up and running!)
Portland, Oregon is an incredibly queer city, so why is the documentary about their roller derby team devoid of lesbians? A review of Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers notes:
If that’s the case, it’s surely a missed opportunity. Here’s the trailer.
Heather Hogan gave me this tip about an It Gets Better comic from Lucy Knisley (Stop Paying Attention). Check it out:
Today on TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), Jillian Michaels on The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m. and midnight), Out of Practice (Universal HD 10 p.m.), A Family Is a Family Is a Family (HBO2 12:30 p.m.) and What Makes a Family (Encore Love 4:10 p.m.). (Thanks Roni!)
Have an awesome weekend.