Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (October 1, 2010) : Maggie Q digs us, Sarah Silverman sticks up for us and “Glee” is a tease


Sarah Silverman, Thomas Lennon, John Cho and their friends at Funny or Die make fun of those folks who are against allowing out LGBT people in the military. Remember that old slogan about us being homophobes “worst nightmare and best fantasy”? Yeah, it’s like that. (Hat tip, Lauren!)


Nancylee Myatt‘s upcoming webseries, Cowgirl Up, has added Nicol Paone (The Big Gay Sketch Show) to the already impressive list of talent signed for the production. Also on board are Dot Jones (Coach Beiste on Glee), Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere), Maile Flanagan and Marnie Alton (Exes & Ohs). The producers are looking for investors, so go here if you want to make a contribution.

PFLAG will honor Glee creator Ryan Murphy and The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko tonight at a star-studded event in Los Angeles.

Larry Kramer’s epic tome A History of Gay America will be published in the spring of 2012. It is 4,000 pages long and he’s been working on it for 30 years. We really hope it includes lesbians and bi women too!

It looks like the upcoming UK lesbian series Lip Service will soon be available on DVD, at least for European viewers. explains “What It’s Like to Be a Gay Teen.”

GLAAD wants to know which gay TV kiss you think has been the most significant. Vote here! And, yes, Tara and Willow are among the choices.

Time reports that children of lesbians may fare better than their peers.

The Cher DVD Collection comes out on November 2. It includes Good Times, Chastity, Moonstruck, Mermaids, Tea With Mussolini and Silkwood (in which she played a lesbian).

The Butch Voices LA conference runs October 8-10.

A collection of portraits of successful gay and lesbian professionals working in the film industry will be exhibited at the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff. The photographs are by Donald MacLellan and include images of Heather Peace (Lip Service), Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, among others. The free exhibition runs from October 9 to 6 November at the Upper Level, Grand Arcade, St David’s, Cardiff. For more information on the exhibition and the Iris Prize Festival, visit (Hat tip, peppermintpatti!)

Sara Ramirez headlines Broadway Takes the Runway on Monday, October 4, benefiting the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF). Audra McDonald is also scheduled to appear, and you can get tickets to the New York event here.

Calzona/Grey’s Anatomy fans who are looking for some teaser-y, spoiler-y goodness should follow this link.

Check back next week for more Rizzoli & Isles subtext recaps from Dorothy Snarker. In the meantime, you can check out previous subtext recaps here.

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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