Hello, ladies! Since there’s a lot of lady lovin’ headlines to get to this week, I’m going to get right to the good stuff. Lez get to it!
Amber Heard Is Reportedly Down To Marry Elon Musk
It looks Amber has officially moved on from Johnny Depp… if you believe her dad. According to the bisexual actress’ poppa Dave Heard, the 30-year-old is ready to marry Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The pair first sparked dating rumors back in July of 2016, not too long after Heard accused Johnny of domestic abuse.
As for Mr. Heard’s scoop, he told Grazia Magazine:
Uh… is Dave having a Michael Lohan moment? Hopefully he consulted his daughter before spilling the beans.
Shortly after the interview was released, a source close to Amber (AKA Amber), denied the claims:
Thanks for nothing, DAD.
Sarah Paulson Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List
Sarah is living her best life.
On Thursday, TIME Magazine honored Ms. Paulson by including her in their annual 100 Most Influential People list. The smart move follows an amazing few years for the queer actress; from winning a Golden Globe in January to starring in a variety of celebrated projects, Sarah is finally getting the recognition she deserves.
To make matters even more perfect, Cate Blanchett penned the 42-year-old’s TIME essay:
Snaps all around.
Marvel Adds A Lesbian Character To Its New Warriors Series
It’s official — LGBTQ superheroes are having a moment.
This past week, Marvel revealed its new TV series New Warriors will feature a “proud” lesbian named Debrii (AKA Deborah Fields). If I’m correct (Marvel buffs feel free to step in here), Debrii is Marvel’s first out lesbian superhero.
New Warriors‘ executive producer Kevin Biegel went on to say of Debrii and the show:
For those confused about the “squirrel tail” joke, Kevin is making reference to Squirrel Girl, the chosen star of the series. Joining Squirrel Girl and Debrii: Night Thrasher, Microbe, Mister Immortal, and Speedball.
New Warriors is set to debut sometime in 2018.
Stranger Things Star Shannon Purser Comes Out As Bisexual
The internet is losing its mind over this news!
Shannon, who played “Barb” in Stranger Things, has just come out as bisexual. Purser made the admission after receiving backlash for now deleted tweets criticizing “angry beronica stans”. The heated conversation centered around Riverdale‘s queerbaiting, an issue Shannon initially wasn’t receptive to.
After some reflection, Shannon released a heartfelt message apologizing for her lack of understanding, which she attributed to being “very very new to the LGBT community”:
Kudos to Purser for being so honest. Apparently the star has been grappling with her sexuality for a while — on April 11 she expressed feeling at odds with her “faith”:
Keep on keeping on, Barb.
Planned Parenthood Previews Chvrches’ Kristen Stewart-Directed Music Video
Remember when I told you that Kristen may have a directed a music video for CHVRCHES? Well, that rumor is 100% true.
In support of Planned Parenthood, Stewart directed the video for Down Side of Me. In the preview below, you can spot small glimpses of the gay for SNL star:
Music videos aside, celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager provided more insight into K.Stew’s buzzcut:
Oh, and she also had this to say about the actress’ gf Stella:
Rowan Blanchard Chats To Nylon About Identifying As Queer
I often forget Rowan is only 15-years-old thanks to her world-weary attitude and unprompted musings on intersectional feminism.
As fans might recall, Blanchard came out as queer back in January of 2016. In conversation with Nylon, the actress had this to say about identifying as queer:
Lol at her shout-out to “older” people. I’m scared to find out what her idea of “older” is.
Anyways, since we’re already on the topic of labels…
Jane Lynch Is Not A Fan Of Labels
The lesbian icon had this to say about labels:
Hmm. I’m sure you guys will have some thoughts on this.
Lesbian Couple Files Federal Lawsuit Against Homophobic County Clerks
It’s the day every girl dreams of — applying for your marriage license and having your love referred to as an “abomination”. So touching!
Unfortunately for high school sweethearts Samantha Brookover and Amanda Abramovich of West Virginia, their wedding day was ruined by a homophobic county clerk. According to the pair, the clerk in question (Debbie Allen) “launched into a tirade of harassment and disparagement” when the lesbian couple went to apply for their marriage license.
A little backstory: Samantha and Amanda had a symbolic 2014 September ceremony just weeks before gay marriage became legal in their state. Once the two had the opportunity to make their marriage legally official, they rushed over to their county clerk’s office.
…and that’s when this story goes to shit.
Upon arriving at the Ms. Allen’s office, Brookover and Abramovich were incorrectly told they needed a driver’s license to obtain a marriage certificate:
Sixteen months later, the two returned to the courthouse.
As the ignorant clerk assembled the necessary documents, she felt compelled to refer to the newlyweds as “an abomination” and yelled that God would “deal” with them. When asked to stop, she replied that it was her “religious right” to air her feelings.
To make matters even more peachy:
As for Deb’s boss, Jean Butcher?
The lawsuit claims:
Despite the shit storm at the courthouse, Brookover holds on to the happiness of the commitment ceremony:
So disappointing and sad. At least the couple are using this upsetting experience as an opportunity to speak up on LGBT discrimination. I support their lawsuit 100%.
Read Amanda and Samantha’s essay for more info on the lawsuit.
P.S. Brush up on US Anti-LGBT Legislation HERE.
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein Celebrates Her 45th Birthday
It just so happens I came across Nikki’s Instagram just in time for her 45th birthday. In the spirit of all things The Real L Word, happy b-day Ms. Weiss-Goldstein!
In Nikki’s birthday post, she revealed she’s STILL obsessing over Gucci for some reason:
Well, some things never change. Go get your Gucci, girl.
Lesbian Pens The Ultimate Love Note To Pretty Little Liars
As if I couldn’t love this crazy show anymore…
In an essay for The Advocate, a lesbian who grew up in the “1970s and ’80s” revealed how PLL validated her sexuality. I’m a fan of this essay because 1. I’m an unabashed PLL disciple, 2. it reinforces why well-drawn LGBTQ characters are so important, and 3. it’s just really sweet.
The writer starts off her essay by writing:
Now that’s an endorsement! Marlene King, break out the champagne.
While I think most of us can agree Emily’s story hasn’t always been perfect (especially where it concerns her love life), there’s something very relatable about the character. I can’t quite articulate it, but Emily Fields’ arc really resonated with me… at least in the beginning.
P.S. Don’t forget to check out our recap of PLL HERE!
We’ve reached the end, folks! See ya next week.