The GLAAD Media Awards went down in Los Angeles last night and I’m here to share the highlights with you — aka photos of the women who who part of the event.
Surprise guest Amber Heard
Award recipient Kristin Chnoweth with “Promises Promises” co-star Sean Hayes
Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem
Hosts Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones
Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Bensen
Obviously Troian Bellisario is homophobic and that’s why she didn’t attend with her Pretty Little Liars co-stars. (Just kidding.)
For the complete list of winners, visit GLAAD’s site.
A Jeff Buckley biopic is in the works, which means that someone has to play his bisexual girlfriend, Joan Wasser (aka Joan as Police Woman). Any suggestions?
Is Jane Lynch bringing Glee down? TVSquad.com has Sue Sylvester on the top of their list of characters who are hindering their series’ true potential. I disagree with most of their picks, but Sue is the one I am shocked by. I wonder how many of you would switch out Sue and put Artie in her place..
It appears that the next episode of Showtime’s The Borgias will have a brief lesbian kiss.
Is anyone watching the period drama? I wonder if this peck will be a fleeting friendly moment or the women involved will actually have some kind of undercover romance. From what I can tell, they’re both involved with powerful men, so their chances of having a full-fledged lesbian relationship in 15th Century Italy.
Meryl Streep isn’t looking like herself on the cover of Vassar’s alumni magazine, but that’s the point. She’s dressed as the university’s founder Matthew Vassar from a portrait of him from 1861. Convincing, eh?
Speaking of higher education, are all-women’s colleges still necessary? That’s what Huffington Post college blogger Tom Matlack ponders in a recent post, though it is hard to ignore he’s a dude. He writes:
If this doesn’t already give you a good idea, read the rest and then you will probably think the same thing I do: This guy just doesn’t get it — we are excluding him from our lesbian cults!
Nigerian actress Georginia Ibe told The Sun News that she one turned down a gay role early in her career. She explains why:
Does being a lesbian mean exposing your body, or was that just another part of the role? Is “secret beauty” a lesbian term I am not aware of yet? What does it all mean!?! At any rate, a lot of straight actresses play gay and win awards and accolades and stuff, so it might have actually turned out OK for you, Georgina.
Coming April 13, Oprah will host a gaggle of women rock stars on her show, including Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benetar and Salt N Peppa. It’s a tiny photo, but you can see some of today’s younger musicians in the mix, too.
You probably won’t learn anything new from this MSN Wonderwall list of stars who have “experimented with their sexuality,” but maybe you want a reminder of the time Lily Allen told a gay magazine she hooked up with twins.
India is going to see a lesbian play soon, called Yahin Kahin Bahut Dur. The show’s producer Mohammad Ali Baig tells The Times of India of its premise:
So you’re saying lesbianism just exists? Well how about that!
A National Organization for Marriage strategist named Louis Marinelli has come out in support of marriage equality. He told the gay blog Good As You:
So the bus tour he went on, in attempt to promote the idea that only one kind of marriage exists (“between a man and a woman”) actually helped him meet gay people, who he then saw were real people who should be able to get married. I hope this happens for everyone on that bus tour/who works for NOM. See gays? Just be out you can show people what love is all about.
Alas, we still have many opinions on why we’re “not by God’s design,” as someone says this animated short lenses from out filmmaker Becca Hyman.
The 2011 NewNowNext Awards airs on Logo tonight, and there will be some moments like this:
The fun starts at 10 p.m. ET and I can promise Kristin Bauer (aka Pam of True Blood), Tabatha Coffey and Robyn.
Elsewhere in Lesbianish TV today: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Police Women of Memphis (OWN 2 p.m.), Cat Cora on Iron Chef America (Food Network 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m.), Stargate: Universe (Syfy 10 p.m.) and k.d. lang on The Tonight Show. (Thanks Roni!)