Lez Dish It Out! The AfterEllen Weekly Round-Up


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I can’t believe it’s August, LDIO readers. Thus far, summer 2017 has been a wild ride for lady lovin’ ladies, especially in light of the AMAZING L Word news we received in July. Hopefully the lesbian goddesses will gift us with more great news in August… you never know, right?

This week in lez news, an X Factor star comes out as a lesbian, Ellen DeGeneres launches a lifestyle collection for babies, and Cara Delevingne whoops it up in Mexico. Lez get to it!

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Raven-Symoné Returns To The View

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Photo: Raven-Symoné/Instagram

Now that Raven’s Home has premiered (July 21), Raven is in full-on press mode. This week, the lesbian visited her old job aka The View to discuss the reboot and how her life has changed since leaving the daytime talk show. It turns out Symoné pursued an Associates Arts degree during her break from showbiz, and some of her paintings made it onto the Raven’s Home set.

The actress revealed:

“I have paintings that I painted inside of Raven’s home. And you’re going to have to figure out which ones are mine because my art is in my show and I’m so happy about it.”

Check out Raven’s full interview below:

Moving on, Raven gave an interview to BuzzFeed News about how she was body shamed while filming That’s So Raven. Symoné said:

During that time [while filming the original That’s So Raven], I would get feedback from peers and work and everybody like, ‘You need to lose weight, you need to lose weight, and blah blah blah,’ ‘It’s not sellable,’ or whatever. And I’m just like, what? I’m so confused. Now we are finally able to embrace thicker body types, and I’m like, dang, I wish that was happening when I was on the show. I wouldn’t be so hungry.”

Raven added:

“It’s good to know that time evolves and that you can be a part of change even if you have to go through the pain to make sure somebody else has an easier time. I understand that now.”

Jeez. Can you imagine telling someone that they’re not sellable? At least Raven was able to find confidence and self-empowerment outside of the show.

Ellen DeGeneres Unveils Baby Lifestyle Collection

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Photo: The Ellen Show/NBC

Is there anything Ellen won’t try her hand at?

This week, the lesbian launched a baby lifestyle collection featuring furniture, swaddles, strollers, and a ton of adorable clothes. Ellen said in a press release:

“Babies love to be swaddled and should always be surrounded by love and kindness. I created my baby collection with that thought in mind. Each piece has a message of love, and the line is filled with whimsical and fun pieces. I don’t have a baby, but I love to be swaddled, and you will too!”

Translation: this is an amazing week for lesbian parents.

Here are a few of DeGeneres’ baby products for your viewing pleasure:

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Photo: Buy Buy Baby

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Photo: Buy Buy Baby

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Photo: Buy Buy Baby

As for why Ellen decided to design a line for tiny humans, she provided some insight to People Magazine. The celesbian joked:

“Some of my ED by Ellen adult clothing got put in the dryer for too long and shrunk. But then I looked at it and thought, ‘That would look adorable on babies.'”

On her favorite items from the collection: “The baby socks. Baby socks are so cute they make me want to have a baby just so they can wear baby socks. (I have been told that isn’t enough of a reason).”

Oh, and if you’re wondering whether or not Ellen has changed her mind on having babies, the answer is probably no. The comedian is incredibly busy right now, and she has shut down the idea numerous times. Parenthood isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK.

P.S. You can buy Ellen’s line HERE.