Lesbian tennis champ Amelie Mauresmo has officially retired from the sport as of today. The 30-year-old said she doesn’t want to train anymore. A Reuters profile of the French woman notes that she’s been open about her sexuality since 1999, noting, “With admirable dignity, Mauresmo let her tennis do the talking and she became established as one of the biggest draws in the sport.” Good luck with your future endeavors, Amelie. You know, if you’re free, I’ve always wanted to learn French.
Model and alleged Ruby Rose gal pal Catherine McNeil graces the cover of this month’s Vogue Australia. According to Pedestrian.tv, she was wearing a dog tag necklace with Ruby’s name on it at a party, despite making the recent statement, “I have known her for six years and we are just friends.” I love when my friends give me necklaces with their names on it and french me in public. BFFs.
More models? OK! First America, then Norway, Brazil, and Australia. Now, models can be gay in Austria! On this week’s episode of Austria’s Next Top Model, contestant Angelika said likes women “more than men.” She said she thought everyone was bisexual and “men are just too much ‘meat.’” No comment. (Thanks Sonja!)
In an interview with Now Magazine, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee writer/director Rebecca Miller said that Julianne Moore had her pick of roles and chose to play the lesbian. “She told me, “I’m playing that one [Kat, the lesbian pornographer], because I’ve never done that before,” Rebecca said. Well, it’s not everyday you get a chance to tie up Blake Lively in a lesbian S&M situation, that’s for sure.
Dating and relationships site YourTango.com sums up the “late-in-life” lesbian phenomenon: “Seeing a well-known middle-aged figure announce their lesbianism is inspirational and comforting to other late-in-life lesbians, confirming that self-discovery is a lifelong process. Love can be found at any age.” Amen!
The New York Times reviewed Joan Schenkar‘s The Talented Miss Highsmith, a biography of bisexual author Patricia Highsmith, who penned The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Price of Salt. The Times says that the book “chronicles the A-list international lesbian circles in which Highsmith traveled … evocations of Greenwich Village in the 1940s; and books about the heyday of superhero comics.” Sounds like a dream, to me.