In the best news to come out of, well, anywhere in the last 24 hours, the Supreme Court has granted a stay in the case of a lesbian mother who has been denied the rights to her three children where they live in Alabama. The stay will allow V.L., who is represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, to have visitation rights with her children, who currently live with their other parent. V.L. and her partner split up after having the kids via donor insemination and her ex, the biological mother, argued the adoption was no longer valid once they moved from Georgia to Alabama, and the Alabama Supreme Court agreed. Now the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if it will hear the case.
In some sad news, Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl have called off their engagement and announced their split. Ruby released a statement on Twitter:
A deaf lesbian named Helena Martins was attacked outside of her home in South London last week. Helena said of the incident:
“I am very shaken. I have no doubt that I was targeted because I was a woman wearing a tie. He was quite fixated on the tie. I am not butch, but I wear masculine attire.”
Butches, you do not deserve to be a target either. At the Telegraph, a woman who “loves dressing as a butch” writes about how dangerous it can be at times.
Out Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is not having your name-calling, sir.
Bisexual YouTube personality Gaby Dunn writes how internet fame doesn’t add up to financial stability.
The LA LGBT Center celebrates the milestones the community has achieved this year.
Out comic/writer Carol Leifer and her partner Lori Wolf were married last week in Los Angeles, and the New York Times tells their story.
Take Part finds that LGBT films are going straight, mostly using Lisa Cholodenko‘s films to illustrate their point.
Sizzy Rocket has a new video for her track, “Bad Kids.”
The 1985 documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians is being honored with an award from the Center for LGBTQ Studies in New York next week.
Margaret Cho is getting her own show again. This time, it’s on Amazon and follows Marget as she goes to court-ordered rehab and “gets a chance to start over but has to move in with her dysfunctional family who now runs a pot dispensary.” It’s called Highland and out producer Elizabeth Sarnoff will serve as showrunner.
Speaking of, so many of our favorite shows on television are run by women (several of them queer).
Cara Delevingne and Annie Clark are reportedly living together in Paris while Cara shoots her new film, Valerie and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Today in Lesbianish TV:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)
Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming” (Pivot 9 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)
Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)
Adventure Time (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Best in Show (HBO Comedy 4:55 p.m.)
Will & Grace “Buy, Buy Baby” (Logo 5:54 p.m.) (rerun)
Broad City “Coat Check” (Comedy Central 6:58 p.m.) (rerun)
Grandfathered “Deadbeat” (Fox 8 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)
Manhattan “Jupiter” (WGN America 9 p.m.)
Grandfathered “Guys’ Night” (Fox 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Catfish: The TV Show “Hundra & Emily” (MTV 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Law & Order “Panic” (We 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Girls “Females Only” (HBO Signature 10 p.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
Modern Family “Schooled” (USA 12:32 a.m.) (rerun)
Margaret Cho: psyCHO (Showtime2 1:20 a.m.)
Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:37 a.m.) – Guest: Saffron Burrows
Buffy “Graduation Day, Pt. 1 & 2” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO2 6 a.m.)
Don’t Trust the B- “The Parent Trap” (Logo 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “The Son” (Pivot 8 a.m.) (rerun)