I had a great time last night, celebrating Patricia Velasquez‘s Straight Walk at her LA Book Party at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. I highly recommend reading it if you haven’t yet.
The Fire Department of New York City is getting its first ever woman (and lesbian!) chaplain. Congrats to Rev. Ann Kansfield, who is getting sworn in today.
Orange is the New Black is officially returning to Netflix on June 12. Clear your schedule!
Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick talked about her queer character, Vanessa, with Digital Spy.
“…there are certain people on Twitter that were so upset that Vanessa is not a lesbian after the Rhona story. I don’t respond to everyone but what I say is that when Vanessa came into the village, she wasn’t a lesbian. She was a free spirit who was quite man mad, eyeing up Andy Sugden at the bar. Vanessa fell in love with her best friend who she was helping through a difficult time, and it became more of an obsession. Some people would prefer her to be with a woman, but hey ho – let’s mix it up a bit, that’s what I say!”
IrishCentral details New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and its homophobic history.
Stanford is running a play called Watsonville that sounds pretty cool. From a review:
Gladys Garcia-Montoya ’16 was a standout as Susanna, a factory worker struggling with her lesbian identity. Several of her friends ask her uninformed questions about her sexual preference, challenging, “How can you have so many women friends? Don’t you get confused? Which ones do you flirt with and which are friends?” Garcia-Montoya as Susanna deflected these questions with a powerful nonchalance, conveying how normal her identity is amidst a community that does not completely understand her.
Dyke Central‘s whole first season will premiere on VOD on April 1!
And then 17 days later….ORPHAN BLACK!
Lance Bangs is behind a tour documentary about lesbian-led punk band Screaming Females. Here’s Part 1.
Holly Miranda has debuted a new track from her upcoming album, which you can preorder now.
At The Toast, a lesbian writes about San Francisco’s dyke bar, The Lexington, which closes next month.
I am loving this video for Kate Pierson‘s “Guitar and Microphones.”
RAM Country asked Brandy Clark all kinds of fun questions.
Dying to know what’s going to happen on the season finale of The 100?
Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO Comedy 9 a.m.), *House “Holding On” (Universal HD 9 a.m., 5 p.m.), *Law & Order: SVU “Mask” (USA 9 a.m.), *True Life “I’m a Gay Athlete” (MTV2 10 a.m.), *Buffy “The Harvest” (Pivot 10 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showcase 1:35 p.m), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Dog Whisperer “Hollywood Hounds” (Nat Geo Wild 4 p.m.), Kidnapped for Christ (Showtime2 4:30 p.m.), Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress “If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” (TLC 5:30 p.m.), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (IFC 5:30 p.m.), *Pretty Little Liars “Bloody Hell” #PLLSociAlHour (ABC Family 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars “To Plea or Not to Plea” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Shameless “Tell Me You Fucking Need Me” (Showtime 9 p.m.), *Supernatural “There’s No Place Like Home” (CW 9 p.m.), The Real World: Skeletons “Wine and Roses” (MTV 10 p.m.), *Black Sails “XIV.” (Starz 10 p.m., 1:15 a.m.), *Person of Interest “Panopticon” (CBS 10:01 p.m.), Tea with Mussolini (MoviePlex 10:20 p.m.), *Episodes “Episode 407” (Showtime 10:30 p.m.), Conan (TBS 11 p.m.) – Guest: Brandi Carlile, *The Returned “Camille”/”Simon” (Sundance 12 a.m./1:15 a.m.), *Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) – Kate Pierson, Nurse (Showtime 1:30 a.m.), *Portlandia marathon (IFC 5:30 a.m.), Coming Out Stories “Mom, I’m a Lesbian (Karen)”/”Hip Hop and Ready to Drop (Trish)” (Logo 6 a.m./6:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!) *Denotes rerun