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Last night in LA, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were the belles of the ball at a celebration of designer Saint Laurent. They posed with Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, among others who are as obsessed with them as we are.
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Broadly interviews Jacqueline Burns, straight woman who is a “professional matchmaker for lesbians.” A quote:
“Most of the lesbian women I work with have a higher level of emotional intelligence than the straight women. They are quite naturally self-reflective, and aware or who they are. Perhaps this is because we are an agency working with people searching for their long term partner, so for the lesbian women I work with, they are already in a place where they are ready to take the next step in finding the right lovely lady for them. As a result they will have already been on a journey of self-discovery, and come out to their family and friends.”
The Guardian profiles Sandra Moran, the first openly gay member of Congress in Guatemala. Says Sandra:
“I’ve never been an activist within the LGBT community. I have always fought for LGBT rights as an openly lesbian woman from within the women’s and feminist movement. I believe the struggle must take place from within the wider social movement.”
The Board of Ordained Ministry of the Baltimore-Washington Conference recommended a married lesbian as a Provisional Deacon, which they are having to defend considering it’s sort of against their Book of Discipline.
NYCity Lens talks with longtime lesbian activist SoJourner McCauley about creating an LGBTQ-friendly space in the Bronx.
“There are more people of the LGBTQ community living in the Bronx today. There are more people who are out about who they are. You’ve got to let people know who you are and what you need and how quickly you need it—and what you can do to change the environment, so that it becomes safe. You can’t do that without speaking up. And people are finding their voices.”
The Coast remembers Anne Fulton, a longtime lesbian activist in Halifax who died this past November.
Camile Paglia is not a Hillary Clinton fan, which she makes clear in her new piece on Salon:
Hillary was attending the Yale Law School while I was a graduate student across the street. In 1970, a sparsely attended feminist conference was held at the Law School, featuring well-known figures like Kate Millett and Naomi Weisstein. If Hillary was there, she did nothing to stand out. It was at that conference that I realized that second-wave feminism, then barely three years old, was already going off the rails. For example, the radical lesbian Rita Mae Brown said to me, “The difference between you and me, Camille, is that you want to save the universities and I want to burn them down.”
A lesbian writes about wishing she had a “gay manual” growing up.
Some good news out of Australia: “The Lower House of Parliament passed the Family Relationships Amendment Bill on Wednesday night, allowing names of both lesbian parents to appear on the birth certificate of their child.” Finally, some legal legitimacy on its way down under.
Anyone But Me writer Susan Miller has a new play as part of the Living Room Series in Los Angeles on February 23. Average Americans stars Liza Weil, Nicole Pacent, Jenny O’Hara and Jessy Hodges and is described as such:
Sex is in the air. Politics are in play. And social media weighs in. As a dysfunctional writing team and cast put their artistic lives and personal relationships on the line to make a television series. About Lesbians.
You can get tickets now.
A French publication says that Ellen Page will be playing in a romance opposite Kate Mara and involved with an HBO miniseries about lesbian astronaut Sally Ride. Speaking of Sally, here she talks with Gloria Steinem about all the dumb questions she was asked by the press.
Today in Lesbianish TV:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) – With a visit to the Scandal set
Top Chef marathon (Bravo 8 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)
V for Vendetta (HBO Zone 12:35 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)
General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)
D.E.B.S. (Starz In Black 2:10 p.m)
Mulholland Dr. (Cinemax 2:10 p.m.)
Catfish: The TV Show “Chitara & Priscilla” (MTV 2:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
New Girl “Mars Landing” (TBS 3 p.m.) (rerun)
The People’s Couch (Bravo 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Steven Universe (Cartoon 5:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Clouds of Sils Maria (Showtime 7 p.m.)
Black Sails “XXI.” (Starz In Black 7:10 p.m.)
Grey’s Anatomy “The Sound of Silence” (ABC 8 p.m.)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “White Knights” (CW 8 p.m.)
2 Broke Girls “And the Cronuts” (TBS 8 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)
The 100 “Watch the Thrones” (CW 9 p.m.)
Top Chef “Restaurant Wars, Part 2” (Bravo 9 p.m.)
Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming”/”The Son” (ESPN Classic 9 p.m./10 p.m.) (rerun)
How to Get Away With Murder “What Happened to You, Annalise?” (ABC 10 p.m.)
Portlandia “Weirdo Beach” (IFC 10 p.m.)
Shameless “Refugees” (Showtime 10 p.m., 1:30 a.m.)
Survivor’s Remorse “M.V.P.” (Starz In Black 10:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Law & Order: CI “Tru Love” (USA 2:01 a.m.) (rerun)
May (HBO 3:35 a.m.)
Ellen “Womyn Fest”/”The Funeral” (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Tough Love”/”Spiral” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
Portlandia marathon (IFC 6 a.m.)
Mega Dens “Cleaning Up and Coolifying Jill’s Mega Disaster” (DIY 8 a.m.) (rerun)
Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO 8:45 a.m.)