What a week! While a lot of lady lovin’ goodness occurred over the past seven days, my favorite piece of news is the marriage of Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli. This is the pick-me-up we all needed, people. Trust and believe I’ve been refreshing the couple’s Instagram pages over the past few days for the most up to date info on their nuptials. Prepare yourself for lots of cute photos and wedding details!
Adorable married women aside, I have lots of tidbits on Pretty Little Liars‘ final season, insight on Halsey’s new album, and a very gay trailer for a new reality series.
Samira & Lauren Are Officially Married!!!
Guests: a small group family and close friends attended the 3/25 ceremony. In a cute twist, Wiley’s parents officiated the outdoor nuptials.
Wedding fashion: Project Runway alum Christian Siriano designed Wiley’s custom silk top with a ball gown skirt and Morelli’s custom silk jumpsuit with a detachable pearl and diamond encrusted cape.
Siriano joked about the OITNB star’s look, commenting:
Sweet Details: The theme centered around the lesbian couple’s mutual love for Funfetti cake. Not only did the duo serve Funfetti to their guests for dessert, but a blast of confetti marked their first dance.
Music: Hits included This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan and Justin Bieber’s Baby. Classic.
Honeymoon: Disneyland! On Thursday, Samira shared a shot of her personalized Mickey Mouse ears featuring her new moniker– Mrs. Morelli.
Check out all the posts on the Lauren and Samira’s special day below:
Taiwanese Father Reveals Why He Finally Accepted His Lesbian Daughter
This round-up is officially chock full of FEELINGS.
In a very emotional video which has gone viral, a Taiwanese dad opened up about embracing his lesbian daughter. The story features a worn out plot — parents find out their child is gay –> parents freak out –> family ties splinter apart.
But wait, this tale has a PLOT TWIST!
Once the now enlightened poppa realized his homophobia was directly affecting his daughter’s happiness, he decided to drastically revamp his outlook:
Check out the full PSA below:
Incidentally, the video coincides with Taiwan’s first constitutional case challenging the country’s same-sex marriage ban. Hopefully this sweet story compels Taiwan’s residents to reconsider its government’s unjust provisions against the LGBTQ community.
Amber Heard Wants More Celebrities To “Come Out”
While the bisexual actress has had her fair share of drama over the past year, it hasn’t stopped her form speaking out on LGBTQ visibility. According to Heard, she believes gay men in Hollywood have an increasing responsibility to come out now that an onslaught of famous women have embraced the concept of full transparency (Rowan Blanchard, Aubrey Plaza, Holland Taylor, etc…).
At the Pride and Prejudice Summit this past Friday, the actress reasoned:
You can listen to Heard’s personal “coming out” story and more of her musings below:
In other Amber news, on Monday the out and proud star attended Cara Delevingne’s private movie trailer premiere (Valerian):
Despite the media’s continued attempts to insinuate these two are an item, I believe they’re just friends. Cara/St. Vincent reunion for the win!
Cara Debuts The Trailer For Her Sci-Fi Flick Valerian
As I just mentioned, Valerian just premiered its trailer. I didn’t know trailer premieres were a thing, but okay.
Enjoy a snippet from the film below:
The bisexual actress gushed over the preview:
The movie hits theaters on July 21.
Sarah Paulson Is Down To Play Donald Trump In American Horror Story
If any woman can pull off playing Donald, it’s Sarah. Not only is the queer celeb a phenomenal actress, but she can also do wrong.
At PaleyFest over the weekend, the 42-year-old revealed her Trump aspirations for American Horror Story‘s election-themed seventh season:
As for Paulson’s love life, she and Holland Taylor are STILL going strong:
… and magically all faith in humanity and love has been restored.
Halsey Talks To Rolling Stone About Her New Album
If you recently endured a breakup, Halsey’s new album hopeless fountain kingdom is for you. The bisexual singer told Rolling Stone the project is all about a broken relationship and making sense of the fallout.
The artist revealed:
Well, there can never be too many breakup anthems IMO. The record drops June 2.
Pretty Little Liars Shares The First Clip From Its Final Season & Shay Mitchell Teases An “Emison” Spin-Off
Ah, good ole “A”. For almost a decade, fans of PLL have been promised A’s true identity only to be misled season after season. What we’re left with now is an “Uber A” and a prevailing sense that no one, including show runner Marlene King, knows what the fuck is going on.
Rant aside, the first sneak peek of the show’s final season has arrived:
Now onto the gay stuff! According to Alison (Sasha Pieterse) she and Emily (Shay Mitchell) will have sort of conclusion to their confusing relationship:
I’ll believe it when I see it! My trust in the PLL writing team is dubious at best.
As for the possibility of a spin-off, Shay got coy and asked the audience at PaleyFest: “Would you guys be interested in seeing that?” According to a reporter, the crowd gave a resounding YES.
Lesbian YouTube Star Domo Gives Birth To Her Son
Remember when I wrote about Domo getting shit for being pregnant? Apparently some people found the YouTuber too masculine and butch to be carrying a child, which is insane for a multitude of reasons. A few months after Domo shut down her haters with a poignant Instagram post, she and her partner Crissy welcomed a baby boy named Domonic Cristopher Wilson.
On Wednesday, the trio took their first family mirror selfie:
*a million emoji heart eyes*
Photographer Samra Habib Spotlights The Queer Muslim Experience
In case you missed it, March 27 marked the inaugural Muslim Women’s Day. To honor the important occasion, I’m bringing awareness to Nylon‘s coverage of Samra, a queer Muslim best known for her photo series “Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Project“. The series, which has been ongoing since 2014, brings awareness to queer Muslims in North America and Europe.
Habib said of the project:
Thanks for your amazing work, Samra.
LA Gay Club The Abbey Scores A Reality Series — Meet The Two Lesbian Characters
What do you do when you love trashy reality TV yet abhor gay stereotypes? What Happens At The Abbey has recently forced me to confront this philosophical conundrum.
Essentially, the show is E!’s gay version of Vanderpump Rules. The show follows The Abbey’s “employees” as they navigate wanting to have sex with each other all the time, work drama, and the white noise of their lives.
From what I’ve gleaned from the trailer, there are two lesbian characters. The first gay gal (pictured on the right) is named Brandi and that’s her partner on the left:
Brandi is planning on having a baby with her coworker Lawrence (pictured below). This is a story line I’m genuinely interested in — modern families are important.
That being said, there’s also an annoying story line about a lesbian server (Elizabeth Steinle) trying to flip her straight coworker:
Yup. This is why we can’t have nice things.
Watch the trailer below:
The series premieres May 18.
The end!!! Have the best gay weekend ever.