Lez Dish It Out! The AfterEllen Les/Bi News Roundup

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Happy holidays to all of you lady loving ladies! I hope you had a fabulous, relaxing time with your family, whatever you celebrate. It’s time to take a look back at how our favorites celebrated, what happened over the holidays, and get ready to make 2018 the best year ever.

Cher signs on to Mardi Gras, Samira Wiley wears a onesie, and Babies “R” Us goes gay for the season. Lez get started!

Babies “R” Us Celebrates Lesbian Moms

For the first time ever, Babies “R” Us featured a family with two moms as part of their 2017 holiday advertisement launch. More businesses than ever are working to normalize same sex families in their ads, a vital step toward equality and ensuring every child and parent gets to see themselves when deciding where to give their money for holiday spending.

Check out this adorable family decorating their Christmas tree together on the Babies “R” Us below, and be sure to support them when buying for your little ones!

Lesbian Family Murdered Day After Christmas

We also unfortunately have some tragic news to report. Jeremiah, Shanise, and Shanta Myers, and Brandi Mells were found dead in their home in upstate New York on December 26th. The couple has one other son, Isaiah, who is 15 years old, who was not at home during the time or the murder.

The children in front of their Victorian home in Troy NY, posted on Brandi Mellsโ€™ social media

Shanta had just recently posted on her social media, “Some love stories change the world.” and now the story of her family is spreading further than she ever could have anticipated. The identity of the killer has not yet been determined by the police, but hopefully justice for the Myers/Mells family is swift and the love they shared for one another is remembered and spread to cause the change in the world Shanta hoped for. You can read more about this story here.

LGBT Poet Laureate Shares Her Holiday Poetry

Last February, Trudy Howson was name the inaugural LGBT Poet Laureate, which was devised to promote LGBT poetry in London and the UK. Howson’s term is set to last for three years. This holiday season, she revisited her “Queer Kissmas” Christmas poem with Diva Magazine.

Hip hip hooray! Three cheers for being gay ๐Ÿ™‚

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