Good morning! Happy Friday!
The Washington Post has a personal essay from professional USA dodgeball player Paniz Asgari, where she writes about being an out woman in the sport. Hell yeah! The end of her piece:
In other sports news, Italian in-line roller hockey player Nicole Bonamino has come out as a lesbian. Nicole, 22, is a goalie for the Italian national team and spoke to Gay Star News about being the first openly gay professional player in her country.
On the topic of cliches: UK lesbian writer Julie Bindel likes to stir shit up in her homeland, but now she’s really getting things going. She’s speaking out about the “faux-lesbianism” of Cara Delevigne and Michelle Rodriguez.
Dear Julie, you may not like how the media is portraying their relationship, or how they act in public, but calling it “faux lesbianism” is the part that’s far from healthy. Discounting their partnership because you feel uncomfortable with their PDAs and the interest surrounding it because they are public figures? It’s a model and an actress. It’s the same amount of interest given to their hetero equivalents.
We’re not all Ellen and Portia. Every single relationship is different and calling their relationship fake makes you just as bad as the straight guy getting off to it.
Your new favorite movie Life Partners is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here’s the description the site gives:
So many great books are up for the Lamdba Literary Awards this year! Some you might recognize from our AfterEllen Book Club, like Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole Georges and Bodies of Water by T. Greenwood.
If you’re near LA March 14, get free tickets to attend the first live taping of Tina Fey‘s comedy Cabot College, starring Fortune Feimster and Margaret Cho.
Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 7 a.m.), *30 Rock “Kidnapped By Danger” (Comedy Central 10 a.m.), Annie Leibovitz (Sundance 10:15 a.m.), *Degrassi “Underneath It All, Pt. 2″/”Can’t Tell Me Nothing, Pt. 1” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *Couples Therapy “Final Goodbye” (VH1 11 a.m., 10:30 p.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 11 a.m.), *Mad About You “The Finale” (FXX 11:30 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)”/”What a Difference a Day Makes” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.), Mulholland Dr. (Starz Cinema 1:30 p.m.), *Happy Endings (Flix 1:30 p.m.), *Sex and the City “The Cheating Curve” (E! 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Bones “The Skull in the Sculpture” (TNT 2 p.m.), Gigli (VH1 2:50 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard” (We 3:30 p.m.), Notes on a Scandal (HBO2 4 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *The Walking Dead “Still” (AMC 10:30 p.m.), *Black Sails “VI.” (Starz 11:15 p.m.), Joan Jett on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS 11:35 p.m.), *Lost Girl “Groundhog Fae” (Syfy 2 a.m.)