Category Archives: Lesbian
It is sad that we have to PAY to defend ourselves and what is right. There should be a reimbursement system in place. ALABAMA should be eating these court costs!
“The two women in Mobile are the bravest two women I’ve ever known,” [Alabama Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham] said. “They’ve been through a lot, and they will continue to go through a lot, and we can never forget them.”
Todd said Searcy and McKeand have “incurred a great debt over legal fees” in their eight-year fight to have their California marriage recognized. She urged attendees to donate to the couple at their website, IAmAParent.com.
[Living in Limbo Executive Director Lara] Embry said Searcy and McKeand are $40,000 in legal debt “because they fought this fight for a long time in Alabama while we were not considered low-hanging fruit to national organizations who would then pitch in and help with that fight.”
“If you want to send someone a wedding gift, maybe make it honor of Cari and Kim, and make a donation to help them, to help pay for marriage equality in Alabama,” Embry said. “Because they got the bill.”
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All About Eve, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, A Catered Affair, Little Foxes, The Letter, Jezebel, Now Voyager….the list goes on and on!
Often referred to as “The First Lady of the American Screen,” Bette Davis created a new kind of screen heroine. She was a liberated woman in an industry dominated by men. She was known as an actress that could play a variety of difficult and powerful roles, and because of this she set a new standard for women on the big screen. Independent off-screen as well, her battles with studio bigwigs were legendary. With a career spanning six decades, few in the history of film rival her longevity and appeal.
Long before Sheryl Sandberg told us to Lean In, screen legend Bette Davis was charging men with changing how the sexes relate to each other.
“I think men have got to change an awful lot. I think somehow they still prefer the little woman. They’re just staying way, way behind and so as a rule I think millions of women are very happy to be by themselves, they’re so bored with the whole business of trying to be the little woman, when no such thing really exists anymore. It just simply doesn’t,” said the celebrated actor and early Hollywood feminist in a previously lost interview, brought to life by PBS Digital Studios’ BLANK ON BLANK.
As an early advocate of gender awareness, Davis added, “This world’s gone way beyond it. The real female should be partly male and the real male should be partly female anyway. So if you ever run into that in either sex you’ve run into something very, very fine, I think.”
In this week’s installment of PBS Digital Studios’ “Blank on Blank” from an interview recorded in 1963 by legendary Hollywood reporter Shirley Eder, Bette Davis gives her perspective on the battle of the sexes. She also reveals her experiences dealing with Hollywood executives while trying to balance her career with a “traditional” household in a male-dominated industry, and explains why being an intelligent female can be a “hindrance” in business.
The full video is here
The tide is changing on public opinion for gay marriage. TIME magazine did a huge article and cover this week about the public opinion shift on gay marriage.
“The God that I believe in is a god of love, not fear. I don’t tell
my children if you’re not good you’re going to Hell. I tell my children
that God will be there for them when they struggle. That’s the God I
believe in...I believe in [my lesbian daughter’s] civil rights, as a
mother. I think my daughter deserves everything that she desires in
life. She’s a good girl. She’s a wonderful child. I don’t think God made
one color flower. I think he made many...”
Thousands around the US will rally and prepare for the Supreme Court’s consideration of marriage cases demanding equality for gay and lesbian Americans, next week – and what do the Osmonds do?? The Osmond family is holding a “pro-family” rally at the Utah Capitol
“benefitting the protection of marriage” from gay and lesbian Americans.
I wonder if Marie Osmond and her lesbian daughter are attending.
First there was GLBT.
Pink Therapy director Dominic Davies and fellow therapist Pamela
Gawler-Wright suggested GSD, or “Gender and Sexual Diversities,” as a
more inclusive community term in a new video posted on the group’s Facebook page.
In the clip, Davies noted that the term LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender) still excluded “a whole batch of people who didn’t feel
able to go to mainstream counseling organizations and also wouldn’t
necessarily be welcome at LGBT counseling organizations,” including
asexual people and those in otherwise non-traditional relationships,
such as swingers.
Added Gawler-Wright: “Now we’re allowing more of a spectrum…people
need wider language, people need better language to have that
conversation … We exist at this time in a different way of thinking
collectively and inclusively.”
Officials on the group’s Facebook page echoed those sentiments. “The
point we’re trying to make is not that our community shouldn’t be called
LGBT, it’ that actually our community is SO much BIGGER than simply
LGBT,” they noted.
I have to wonder, what makes a celebrity come out all of sudden? When most of the world already knew?
Jodie Foster‘s winding, emotional acceptance speech upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes was one of the show’s standout moments. The six-and-a-half-minute oration, in which Foster addressed her sexuality, her privacy, her career and her family, seemed to draw a unanimous reaction at first: one of sheer surprise.
After the initial shock subsided, two big questions hung in the air.
Had Foster come out as gay? And had she announced her retirement?
She was not of the era when gay or lesbian stars held press conferences to discuss their private lives, she said.
I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the
stone age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would
open up to trusted friends, and family, coworkers and then gradually,
proudly, to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met. But
now, apparently I’m told, that every celebrity is expected to honor the
details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a
primetime reality show. You guys might be surprised, but I’m not Honey
Boo Boo child.
She went on, “If you had been a public figure since the time you were a toddler, if
you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against
all odds, then maybe you too would value privacy above all else.”
This is so shocking and sad. I sobbed when I read this. It brought back the memory of the Matthew Shepard nightmare….
Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary
Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area in
Portland, Texas by a couple Saturday, said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright,
who confirmed to msnbc.com details first reported by the Corpus Christi
The girls had been dating about 5 months.
Olgin, originally from Ingleside but recently living in
Corpus Christi, died; Chapa, of Sinton, was rushed to a hospital where
she had surgery and was in serious but stable condition on Sunday, local
NBC affiliate kristv.com reported. Wright said Chapa was still in the
hospital on Monday…
…When asked if police had been able to
determine if the girls’ sexuality played any role in the shootings,
Wright told msnbc.com: “That’s always something that we’re looking for,
but as of this point, we have not been able to establish that that had
anything to do with the attack.”
He said they had been in communication
with Chapa. He noted all indications were that “third parties” were
involved in the assault. “If we had a name, you know, we’d be having a
different conversation right now. But we have not been able to gather
enough information to identify a suspect yet,” he said. “It appears as
if … this was not just a random attack but that’s something that we
really have to develop over time.”
Really? How could this be random??
Wright told local station KZTV that the shooting had “the earmarks” of a targeted slaying.
Happy Mother’s Day –
Unless You’re Gay
Mother’s Day has always been a special day for me — a time to
celebrate my mother, grandmothers, but most importantly, my children.
But this Mother’s Day, I won’t be celebrating as usual.
You probably heard that last month, the Boy Scouts of America told me
that I was no longer welcome to serve as scout leader of my 7-year-old
son’s Boy Scouts troop because I’m gay.
Like any mother, my heart was left broken.
So far, over 275,000 people have joined me at Change.org/scouts to tell the BSA that it’s time to end their long history of discrimination against gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
you join me, as well as celebrities including Julianne Moore and Josh
Hutcherson, this Mother’s Day to help tell the Scouts that they should
accept all moms by sharing my story on Facebook and Twitter?
Or, if you haven’t already, sign my petition at Change.org/scouts and join over 275,000 Americans demanding equality from one of our nation’s largest cultural institutions.
Though I won’t be spending Mother’s Day with my troop this year, with your help I can send a message to the Scouts in support of all loving moms.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Mother’s Day.
Former Scout Leader, Cub Scouts, Pack 109
At this point, I just think One Million Moms need to get lives.
The group who calls
themselves One Million Moms, despite comprising only 40,000 members, is after JCPenney once again, this time because of their recent May mailer, which includes a photo of a lesbian couple with their two daughters.
OMM feel as if this means JCPenney is somehow taking sides, and they
want them to take a “neutral stand.”
What would those sides be, exactly?
Anti-gay vs. pro-gay? Right-wing vs. left-wing? Christian vs.
otherwise? What these women are missing is that JCPenney is taking a “neutral” stand.
This is about ignorance. It’s about ignorance about the LGBTQ community.
It’s about ignorance about God’s love for everyone. It’s even about
ignorance of simple commerce.
“If they want our business, then we will
not be ignored!” says OMM.
Seriously ladies? JCPenney wants everyone’s business!
OH MY GOD!
Here we go again.
Who do these priests think they are? God?
A lesbian is demanding that the priest who refused to serve her Communion at her mother’s funeral be removed from his ministry.
Seattle Times reports,
Deep in grief, Barbara Johnson stood first in line for Communion at her
mother’s funeral Saturday morning. But the priest in front of her
immediately made it clear she would not receive the sacramental bread
“He put his hand over the body of Christ and looked at me and said, ‘I
can’t give you Communion because you live with a woman, and in the eyes
of the church, that is a sin,’ ” she recalled Tuesday.
Family members said the priest left the altar while Johnson was
delivering a eulogy for her mother and he did not attend the burial or find another priest
to be there. – He said he was SICK. And did not feel well.
Since Saturday, other Catholics have told him that the experience has
shaken their faith. “You have serious questions about how American
Catholics in particular practice their faith. How many divorced people
live in a technical state of sin? How many people practice some form of
artificial birth control in a state of sin?” he said. “If the church
will now have these ‘state of grace’ police, you know, how can that be?
That’s the most personal thing in the world — between a person and God.”
Read the full article!
IN 2008 – A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that
they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for
Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion.
Phlong Srey Rann, 20, could be spending the next four and a half years behind bars
for having sex with her girlfriend.
What a mess this is.
A great example of Guilty, until proven innocent…
“On August 10, 2011, [her girlfriend’s] brother filed a complaint that I
was illegally detaining her. The police then arrested me and accused me
of illegal detention and human trafficking,” Phlong Srey Rann
In November, a judge convicted her of having sexual intercourse with a minor and sentenced her to five years in prison.
“minor” involved was a co-worker she had met at a shoe factory in
Kandal province. They had been together for more than a year.
“I told police that I was not [involved in] human trafficking and that
we loved each other. I don’t understand why her brother filed a lawsuit
against me,” Phlong Srey Rann said.
Letters between the two
support these claims. One from her girlfriend identifies an older
brother as the source of the problem. “My brother is forcing me to stop
having a relationship with you, but I have to overcome it . . . you are
the person whom I love so much,” the hand-written letter reads.
Srey Rann said it was news to her that her girlfriend was under age.
Her girlfriend’s family had provided falsified documents to the court
identifying their daughter as only 14 years old, she said.
“My girlfriend’s family lied to the court when they said she was only 14 years old,” Phlong Srey Rann said.
labour law stipulates that factory workers must be 18 or older, which
would mean that her girlfriend had been working in the factory since she
Phlong Srey Rann’s girlfriend had been taken back to her village in
Kampot by her family, people familiar with the case said. She was
confined to her parents’ home and her mobile phone has been taken from
her, they said.
Still, a letter slipped through. “I love only
you. I will never love other. If my family does not love you, I will
still love you forever.”
Better late than never!
SURPRISE! Kristy McNichol, best known for her roles on the TV shows
“Family” and “Empty Nest,” joined the ranks of celebrities who have come
out of the closet.
People reports that McNichol,
who was beloved for playing Buddy Lawrence in the ’70s show “Family,”
for which she won an Emmy, and later Barbara Weston on the “Golden
Girls” spin-off “Empty Nest,” revealed she is a lesbian because she is
“approaching 50” and wants to “be open about who I am.”
The former actress, who has lived with partner Martie Allen for almost
two decades, says she is also choosing now to come out because she “is
very sad about kids being bullied… and she hopes that coming out can
help kids who need support,” her publicist Jeff Ballard told People, adding, “She would like to help others who feel different.”
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has named talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres as the U.S. government’s Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. The announcement came Tuesday (Nov. 8) at the National Institute of Health during Clinton’s address about AIDS and the HIV virus.
Clinton says of DeGeneres, “[Ellen] is going to bring not only her sharp wit and her big heart, but her impressive TV audience and more than 8 million followers on Twitter, to raise awareness and support for this effort. I know we can look forward to many contributions from Ellen and her loyal fans across the globe.”
“I’m honored to have been chosen by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton as Special Envoy for Global AIDS awareness. The fight against
AIDS is something that has always been close to my heart. And I’m happy
that I can use my platform to educate people and spread hope. Now, if
you’ll excuse me, I have to go look up what “envoy” means,” said talk
show host Ellen DeGeneres.
*Envoy – a diplomatic agent of the second rank, next in dignity after an ambassador, commonly called minister.
aka – an accredited messenger or representative.
Julie also worked With AMANDA BEARSE (Married With Children) and BRANDY HOWARD (Automatic) on their new Lesbian Romantic Comedy, “NICEST THING “, which is in limbo securing partners to help finance and distribute the film.
While they are waiting to cause a sensation with their romantic-comedy, and since no one wants to make their movie or cast them in anything, they feel it is their duty to harshly judge everyone else’s work based on a sliding scale of rage, bitterness, lesbianisim, and lack of any real significant training!
So meanwhile, Julie and Brandy are all over the Internet and can be seen on AUTOSTRADDLE .
Founded in March 2009 and still run by a dedicated team of indentured masochists, Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressive online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies.
Funny, Funny, Funny! You have to watch these crazy girls! Julie and Brandy do this IN YOUR BOX OFFICE series, a hilarious reality webseries. I just watched Julie and Brandy take on Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival . If you’ve ever wondered what a feminist camping trip in the middle of nowhere is like- stop wondering! This video has all the answers.
In Your Box Office
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Grammy-winning global superstar, actress, philanthropist and recent Canadian “Walk of Fame” inductee, Nelly Furtado, will celebrate her first 10 years of recording with her first greatest hits compilation, The Best Of Nelly Furtado (Geffen Records). The album, to be released November 16th, features #1 Pop smashes, collaborations and three previously unreleased recordings and will be available in standard and double-disc deluxe editions.
Of the previously unreleased recordings, “Night Is Young,” the album’s first single, was co-produced by Salaam Remi (Nas, The Fugees, Amy Winehouse) and Staybent Krunk-A-Delic, and co-written by Nelly Furtado. Producer Remi and Furtado also co-wrote “Girlfriend” while “Stars,” was produced by Lester Mendez who co-wrote the track with Furtado.
The Best Of Nelly Furtado looks back at a simply sensational and genuinely global first decade for the acclaimed Canadian-born singer-songwriter of Portuguese heritage.
A video for “Night Is Young ” can be seen now.
Furtado’s highly anticipated fifth original album will be released in early 2011.
Another slap to the LGBT community coming from Dallas Conservatives. (Surprise). A Dallas-area school won’t take daughter of lesbian couple.
Less than one week before young Olivia’s first day – and days after her teacher called to welcome her – the Harrisons learned that their lifestyle as a married lesbian couple made them a bad fit for St. Vincent’s. Olivia was no longer welcome.
“I politely told them that we are in the 21st century. We’ve come a long way in 20 years, and I can’t believe that they would deny a child access to a good school because of my relationship,” Jill Harrison said.
“A big part of that reason is that we would be teaching values and morals contrary to what the child would be learning at home, and this would both undercut her mother’s authority and create confusion for the child,” the schools dean said.
After Olivia was dismissed from St. Vincent’s, Jill Harrison snagged the last opening at a nearby fine arts preschool. This time she made a point to ask whether her relationship would play a role in her daughter’s ability to get an education.
“I flat out asked them, and they said they absolutely don’t care about parents’ sexual orientation or what religious values are taught at home,” she said.
Harrison said she and her wife knew their children would feel the wrath of other people’s perceptions of their relationship at some point.
“I always thought it would be by the other children’s parents not wanting Olivia to hang out with them outside of school or having some prejudice toward them, but never from the school itself,” she said.
Of course, gays do most everything better! Is it a big surprise this week a study shows that being raised by two mothers does not hinder healthy psychological development? A study was conducted as the first generation of children conceived by lesbians by insemination turn 18.
In fact, lesbian mothers rated their 17-year-olds higher in social and academic skills, and lower in rule-breaking and aggression, than mothers of teenagers who also had a father.
The U.S. study appears in the journal Pediatrics.
“There are so many places in the United States where same-sex couples are not allowed to adopt or foster children in need,” said Nanette Gartrell of the University of California, San Francisco, who started the study in 1986.
“But there is not a single study that has shown there are any problems in terms of psychological adjustment of the child.”
The two sisters who make
up 2/3 of the Dixie Chicks,
Martie Maguire and Emily Robison,
are releasing a new CD under
the name the Court Yard Hounds.
The self-titled debut album will come out in May. You can hear 4 tracks from their upcoming album at Court Yard Hounds.
Check this out – AIN’T NO SON is about a gay teenage boy who is rejected by his angry, unaccepting father.
Emily says, “I turned the TV on, and it was A&E or one of those documentary kind of shows about these poor teenage kids who are devastated that their parents won’t let ’em stay in the house because they found out they were gay,” she explains. The lines, ‘You ain’t no son to me/Eight pound baby boy I bounced on my knee’ were around from the very beginning. That idea, how can you have kids and love them so much and one day decide not to — it just boggled my mind.”
You Go Girls!