Today on Autostraddle: GUESS WHAT?! It's Autostraddle Hot 100 time! Guess what else? It's Carly's Tuesday Televisionary time! And If you haven't already read Riese's interview and Robin's photoshoot with celesbian superstar Julie Goldman then you should! Later it'll be time for BEAT ON THE STREET! And after that, it'll be DRINK O'CLOCK, which's our favorite time of the day.
Double X -- Slate's new online feminist women's mag -- underwhelms? overwhelms? What do you think? Over at Feministe, a great piece on why XX's anti-Jezebel article fails: "Actually, attacking women is hurting women."
Bette's not gonna like this. Bureaucratic Maggots and all: How Hospitals Treat Same-Sex Couples (@nytimes)
Showtime's still a big hit on YouTube, and The L Word still has a life online: "The network said it is averaging more than 500,000 video views per day on YouTube this year, many for its "Lezberado" channel dedicated to "The L Word."" Lezberado!??! That's me, Riese! I'm mentioned obliquely in The Huffington Post! Now the Autostraddle investors will come 'a running! The world is at our fingertips! (@huffpo)
Are You There, Douchebags of America? It's me, Planned Parenthood: Judy Blume and Cynthia Nixon under fire. (@afterellen)
Dolly Magazine shuns photoshopping for their latest issue. Luckily, their models are the age that older models are airbrushed to look just like! (@girl with a satchel)
Clay Aiken is "reaching out" to Adam Lambert "for a possible duets album and concert tour." Eek. (@queerty)
Lady GaGa must have the same print that I have!: “Andy Warhol says art is what you can get away with, and I get away with a lot with my music and my clothes, and I work really hard so I could truly be a real artist for all my fans. That’s really f***ed up when you lip-synch.” (@ohnotheydidnt)
Jennifer Beals back on Lie to Me tonight, May 13. Tibetters get yer vibrators ready! (@fox.com)
What a cast! Trailer for Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams & Jane Lynch:
Dorothy Snarker Goes GaGa for GaGa. (@dorothysurrenders)
Rep. Florida Governor, Charlie Crist running for Senator in 2010. Crist is heavily featured in Outrage as a raging closeted homo, likely to be the front runner Rep. Presidential candidate in 2012.(@cnn)
Jada Pinkett Smith tells Ebony she's not concerned abut the gay rumors. I mean look -- she just really loves Scientology, obvs, who wouldn't give that place a ton of money? Cover-up Smother-up. (@ebony)
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Oh snap, New York Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill! The bill, which passed 89-52, will now go on to the state Senate for a vote. If it is passed there, it will go to Gov. David Paterson, who has made it clear he will sign the bill. +40
This Sunday May 17th there will be a Marriage Equality Rally in NYC From 5-7 PM supporters of the New York State marriage equality bill will gather at the corner of 6th Avenue and 44th Street. [Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Cheyenne Jackson and the cast of the Tony-nominated revival of Hair will be part of the Love, Peace & Marriage Equality rally on May 17 in Manhattan] (@playbill) +3
Liverpool (my favorite city in the world due to the abundance of Beatles Museums there) will fly the rainbow flag for international day against homophobia: "Liverpool is the only major city in England which does not have a pride event. ‘Sunday’s event will be a great opportunity for people to not only enjoy themselves but to also get involved with shaping a future pride festival in the city." (@pinknewsuk) +5
Howard Dean now a fan of gay marriage: Dean has always believed that the definition of marriage should remain in the hands of the 50 states. However, as recently as a March 2 interview with ABC News, he described himself as someone who does “not have a problem” with a state adopting same-sex marriage rather than as a supporter of allowing gays and lesbians to marry. (@abcnews) +3
from Crystal: This week I've been getting excited about 'TV Is My Parent", the first DVD release from Sia. If you haven't already heard, she's holding a video contest to celebrate and has made a cute video message that will tell you all about it.
from Stef: I'm very sad lately because I've lost most of my friends to law school finals... but sometimes when they're messing around instead of studying, they send me cute things like 99 Problems: A Fourth Amendment Analysis, which analyzes Jay Z's most popular(?) song from a legal perspective. It's a nerdy, not-so-guilty pleasure.