Kathy Griffin will play gay on “SVU”


Kathy Griffin may not love Lindsay Lohan, but she has celebrated lesbians like Melissa Etheridge and Rosie O’Donnell on her successful show, My Life on the D-List. And then, of course, there was the “kiss” she shared with Aubrey O’Day on last year’s Bravo’s A-List Awards.

And last week, she told Joy Behar she’d vote Suze Orman for president.

Now, she’ll play a lesbian activist on a winter episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

TVGuide.com is reporting that Kathy is set to appear on Feb. 10, which was revealed via the show’s producer, Neal Baer, on his Twitter.

Although most people know Griffin for her stand-up and comedic roles, she has played more serious parts (small and large) in shows like ER, The X-Files, Strong Medicine and Privileged.

We don’t know much else yet, including what exactly Kathy’s character is an activist for and how close she gets with Detective Benson, but we’ll definitely keep you posted.

How do you feel about the casting of Kathy on SVU?