Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (December 15, 2006)

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BABIES MAKES FOUR


The new issue of US Weekly features a photo shoot

with lesbian power couple, Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn

Michaels, and their new twins Miller Steven and Johnnie

Rose:

According to Tammy, who wrote about the photo shoot on her

blog,

it was a “necessary evil”:

Since

we don’t want to be chased by any razzi, we decided to

take photos on our own, and run them in a magazine. No

chasing, no one sneaking up behind us, no strangers with

giant light bulbs no dirty sneaking around to be rewarded

with lots of cash…Taking the photos ourselves works

for me. (Well- not OURSELVES – there was a photographer

there…)

Of course, I saw the photos yesterday.

Again – not my favorite.

Who

wants their photo taken right after having twins, and

without a stitch of clothing on that feels real-life?

I look like I’m in getting a non-formal mug shot taken:

“Here she is in her nursery” –insert a pained

smile here– and “Here she is in the music room”

–insert a little fear behind the eyes– none really look

like I’m having a good time.

None

showed the prism of life we experience everyday. The joy

isn’t smeared across the photos the way I was thinking

it would be. Sometimes photos don’t capture the real moments

happening…. And yet… my pieces of heaven are so lovely,

I want to share them with everyone. There is a happy medium.”

There

is something subversive about this photo shoot appearing

in a conventional magazine like US Weekly. Bummer

that they put them in gender-stereotypical colors, though

– how are they still putting girls in pink in 2006? – but

maybe Melissa and Tammy Lynn secretly switched the babies

right before the shoot, and they’re just messing with everyone.

Either

way, it’s great to see lesbian family in the news – look

for a similar spread of Mary Cheney and Heather Poe in nine

months on WorldNetDaily, right next to the op-ed

piece about how soy

milk makes you gay
.

I

WONDER IF JO AND BLAIR HAD A SAFE WORD


The

European Union is trying to block

sales of a PlayStation game called “Rule

of Rose”
that “puts the player in the shoes

of a teenage girl who is repeatedly beaten and humiliated

as she tries to break out of an orphanage.” Folks

in the EU allegedly fear an outcry, particularly over “alleged

overtones of lesbianism and sadomasochism”, prompted

by scenes like this:

In

related news, Loving

Annabelle
was released

on DVD
this week.

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