Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (September 17, 2010)


Out celebrity chef Cat Cora recently paid a visit to the Muppets Kitchen and found that the other cooks might not be working with a full set of knives.


Out boxer Patricia Maunel was the feature subject for’s debut issue. Pat will be the first female to represent the U.S. Boxing Team at the Olympics in 2012.

Mad Men’s Randee Heller talked with New York Magazine about playing one of TV’s first ever lesbians on Soap.

Beth Ditto’s new clothing line for Evans makes its debut today. Check it out at

Former cadet Katherine Miller was one of Lady Gaga’s dates to the VMAs last weekend. The next night, she went on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the event and how life has been since she’s resigned from the military under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Jillian Michaels has signed on to be the new spokeswoman for

Brandi Carlile wants to go on The Ellen Show. Which of you is starting the campaign?

Time magazine wrote a piece on the girls-kissing-girls “trend” and Vanity Fair found it amusing.

Kelly McGillis entered into a civil union with her partner Melanie Leis in New Jersey this week. Congrats!

Lesbian Anna Sisco went on Oprah this week to revisit an infamous 1987 episode focusing on the homophobia experienced by her brother who had AIDS.

Out writer Savannah Dooley is moving on from ABC Family’s Huge to work on a feature length film and is hopeful for a show about queer kids is in her future.

The finale episode of True Blood season 3 wasn’t as good as we’d hoped. Luckily Rizzoli & Isles ended its first season with a nail biting cliffhanger too, so we’re all in the same boat: waiting for next season.

MTV’s new challenge show, Cutthroat, debuts in October with five female Real World-ers who have all at least dabbled in same-sex relations.

Former Big Brother UK housemate attended the show’s finale party in London over the weekend.

This week, Martina Navratilova’s friendship and rivalry with fellow tennis pro Chris Evert was the focus of the documentary Unmatched, which aired this week on ESPN.

Christina Ricci told The Advocate she felt a little bummed that she didn’t get more recognition for playing Charlize Theron’s lover in Monster, and that her role in Now and Then was based on a real life lesbian but was de-gayed for the film.

The Kids Are All Right will come out on DVD and Blu-Ray Nov. 16. You can pre-order your copy from Wolfe Video (an independent lesbian-owned and operated company) now.

Laura McFerrin‘s documentary about the National Equality March, March On, won the Audience Award at the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival this week. (Thanks thelinster.)

A new video on has some of our favorite folks speaking out against hate. This one includes Mae Whitman and Jesse Tyler Ferguson discussing suicide.

Portia de Rossi’s memoir, Unbearable Lightness, is available for preorder now. It hits stores Nov. 2.

Margaret Cho took a break from practicing on the set of Dancing with the Stars to pen a blog about the Jersey Shore mythos.

Lady Gaga has a new tattoo on her thigh. It reads “Born This Way,” which the singer has said will also be the name of her next album.

Organizers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012 are looking for volunteers from the gay community. To find out more, visit

The creators of Anyone But Me are continuing their online fundraising efforts until Oct. 1. As of now, they only have enough to make three new episodes for Season 3 and are hoping for more fan contributions. To donate, visit

Get your tickets now for the Women For Equality champagne brunch in Los Angeles on Oct. 3. The event promotes LGBT equality and social justice, and both Amber Heard and Tasya van Ree will be in attendance.

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at [email protected]. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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