Greetings, lady lovers!
This week gifted us with a new lesbian character on UnREAL, the season five trailer for Orange Is The New Black, and a much needed graphic novel featuring queer women of color. Lez get to it!
Bella Thorne Totally Wants To Date Kristen Stewart
Tell us how you really feel, Bella!
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Ms. Thorne opened up about dating women and her unabashed love for Kristen. While the actress came out as bisexual in August of 2016 (AE covered the moment HERE), she has yet to be in a relationship with a woman.
The bi starlet revealed:
Romantic frustrations aside, the 19-year-old has no confusion about her major crush on K.Stew:
Hmm, maybe someone should remind Bella that Stewart and Stella Maxwell are currently joined at the hip.
Kristen Celebrates Her 27th Year On Earth
If you’re an amateur astrologer like me, you’re probably not surprised to learn Kristen is an Aries.
On April 9, the celesbian celebrated her 27th birthday in New Orleans alongside girlfriend Stella. The two hit the streets in pretty similar outfits, so they’re clearly in the throes of a committed relationship. You know it’s serious when you’re twinning.
Check out a snap of the couple sporting tiny shorts, identical sneakers, and tube socks:
Following the release of these photos, some members of the media freaked out because Kristen dared to flaunt her stomach and a little underboob. A woman’s body is DANGEROUS, you guys!
UnREAL Adds A Lesbian Character To The Mix
Any UnREAL fans out there?
Ahead of the show’s third season, Tracie Thoms (you probably know her as Joanne Jefferson in Rent) announced she’s set to play Quinn’s longtime lesbian bestie. Tracie’s character, Fiona, is described as a “a fun-loving, gorgeous gay woman with swagger”. Zing!
The even better news? Not only is Thoms a phenomenal actress, but she’s also no stranger to taking on lesbian roles. Tracie most recently starred as one of the “lesbians next door” in the Broadway hit Falsettos.
Check out Thoms’ announcement below:
Congrats, Tracie! Thanks for bringing the gay to such an amazing TV show.
Kelly Osbourne Slams “Young Hollywood Girls” Pretending To Be Gay
Kelly has never been shy about her opinions.
While promoting her latest book, Ms. Osbourne took aim at “young female celebrities” who disrespect the LGBTQ community by supposedly pretending to be gay.
Over the course of my time at Perez Hilton, I have noticed an increase in “young female celebrities” coming out. You could attribute to this more LGBTQ visibility and acceptance, or some of these women could fall into Osbourne’s theory (a theory I personally don’t share) of they’re faking it. Either way, I agree with Kelly “that outing somebody in that way is just as bad as outing somebody who has not come out of the closet.”
As for her own interest in women, the author explained:
Translation: if you’re into Kelly, there’s still hope!
Ellen DeGeneres Takes On United Airlines’ Recent Controversies
United Airlines — you just got roasted.
Following United’s insane decision to forcibly remove a passenger from an overbooked flight, Ellen took to her show on Tuesday to poke fun at the company’s PR nightmare as well as their bat shit policy on leggings.
The mogul joked:
Listen to the lesbian’s hilarious commentary in full below:
Pretty Little Liars Stops By The Ellen Show To Play The 12 Days Challenge
You can’t go wrong with the ladies of PLL!
In honor of the show’s final season (which AE will be covering, btw), the cast stopped by DeGeneres’ show to discuss their matching tattoos and to play a little something called the 12 Days Challenge.
Take in the clip below!
For some additional cuteness, check out the liars’ behind-the-scene snaps below:
Here’s to the beginning of the end, fellow PLL fans.
Graphic Novel Bingo Love Tells An Epic Tale Of Queer Black Romance
2017 is gearing up to be a great year for LGBTQ graphic novels and comics.
This week, queer black writer Tee Franklin chatted to The Root about her graphic novel Bingo Love. The work tells the tale of a decades long romance between two black women Hazel Johnson and Mari McCrary. The pair’s relationship begins at a bingo game in the 1960s when the two are just teenagers. I don’t want to spoil too much of the plot, so I’ll let you wait for the book when it comes out at the end of this year.
In the meantime, Franklin had some important things to say about diversity and LGBTQ visibility in the publishing industry.
The writer explained:
Yes to all of this! We all know how “happy” resolutions are all too rare for LGBTQ characters.
As for the increase in gay comics, Tee was quick to point out how there’s still inequality among WHO is getting published:
Take note, Marvel.
Here’s a few snippets of the graphic novel for you to enjoy:
Cynthia Nixon Stars In Emily Dickinson Biopic & Opens Up About Her Marriage
If you’re a fan of Cynthia and Emily Dickinson, your holy grail has arrived. Nixon, who once described her homosexuality as a “choice”, is receiving rave reviews for her portrayal of Emily in the film A Quiet Passion. The literary biopic (which hits U.S. theaters TODAY) portrays the prolific writer from childhood all the way to her reclusive life as an adult.
Check out the trailer below:
Movie aside, Cynthia had nothing but gushing things to say about her wife Christine Marinoni during promotional interviews. It’s clear these ladies are still madly in love after thirteen years together.
In conversation with The Guardian:
On calling Christine her wife and coming out:
So sweet. Here’s to many more years of happiness for the pair.
Orange Is The New Black Releases Its Season Five Trailer
It’s that time of the year, OITNB fans.
Netflix just dropped the trailer for season five and it’s as tense as you’d expect. The sneak peek shows the women exactly where we left them last — in the midst of a riot and still reeling from Poussey’s horrific death. Not to mention Daya is still pointing a gun at that prison guard…
Watch the trailer below:
The new season debuts on June 9.
That’s a wrap! Cheers to the freakin’ weekend.