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Good morning and Happy Friday!

The UK Has an all-women’s choir that recently performed with Goldfrapp. They’re called Lips, and encourages those who don’t fit into the gender binary to join.

“Women are expected to get married and have kids,” says Sarah Wayman, who works at the Children’s Society. “But there are women who don’t fit within this gender binary. There are lesbians and single people looking for a space that’s not all about being in a couple.” The choir go on residential weekends to “hyper-bond,” as Wayman puts it. “It’s excellent doing something really creative, embarrassing, getting up and singing together.” Around 50 will go away at once, to a youth hostel or to whoever will have them. “We hire out the whole building. Everyone runs around in bras. It’s about solidarity, sisterhood, sharing ideas and language.”

Here they are performing “Bills Bills Bills.”

The LGBT community in Gambia is struggling to escape homophobia after “aggravated homosexuality” became a punishable crime. The Guardian talks with a local lesbian named Theresa for their piece:

“I wasn’t surprised, I was expecting it anyway because the president has said many times he will kill us all like dogs,” she said. “But I was really, really scared. My friend said, if you don’t go now, it will be too late.”

We might have marriage in many states, but we’re still looking for full protection from discrimination in the U.S. The New York Times tells the story of Kerry Considine, who fought an insurance company to get her wife on her policy after initially being denied. She’s in federal court now, looking to be reimbursed for the time her wife spent without coverage.

Life Partners/Chasing Life writer Joni Lefkowitz was a guest on the podcast Pulling it Together with Amanda M Savage this week.

Life Partners hits select theaters today, and Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester talked with EW about bad dates and BFFS.

Cyndi Lauper employed Hunter Valentine‘s Kiyomi McCloskey and Laura Petracca to play in her band for Christmas in Rockefeller Center this week.

Lea Delaria wants your money. (Seriously, watch her pledge video.) She’s recording a new David Bowie jazz covers album called House of David and needs your donations. She’s got some seriously cool prizes available so maybe you’ll be inclined to donate.

Is this a photo of Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss making out? Hard to say. If it is, though……

Transparent, The Good Wife and Orange is the New Black were nominated for Writers Guild Awards.

I am still dying to be on Ellen and Portia‘s holiday card list.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Buffy marathon (Pivot 9 a.m.), The View (ABC), Pariah (HBO Zone 11:20 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “Fear (of the Unknown)” (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Reba “Van’s Agent” (ABC Family 2:30 p.m.), *50 Girls Who Run the World marathon (Fuse 3 p.m.), *Chopped “Teen Tournament: Part Four” (Food Network 3 p.m.), Afternoon Delight (Starz Edge 3:40 p.m.), *How I Met Your Mother “How Your Mother Met Me” (FX 4:30 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Dare to Be Different” (TLC 5 p.m.), *Living Single “Woman to Woman” (Logo 7 p.m.), Chloe (Encore Suspense 7:20 p.m.), Melissa Etheridge on Tavis Smiley (PBS), *Oprah: Where Are They Now “Meredith Baxter” (OWN 8 p.m.), *The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Will & Grace “My Uncle the Car” (Logo 9:30 p.m.), The Roommate (VH1 10 p.m.), *Rookie Blue marathon (Ion 11 p.m.), *Modern Family “The Wow Factor” (USA 11:30 p.m.), *Survivor’s Remorse “The Decisions” (Starz In Black 12 a.m.), The Walking Dead “Coda” (AMC 12:30 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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