Hey Hey What’dya Say

1. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi rehearse for Portia’s March 16th appearance on The Ellen Show, otherwise known as the best No on 8 ad ever: At Home with Ellen & Portia!

2. True Life: I’m a Long Island Gay or Lesbian Senior Citizen: Coming out Later in Life. (@newsday)

3. Eudy Simelane, a South African former female football star and out lesbian, was gang-raped and brutally beaten, then stabbed 25 times in the face, chest and legs. Over 86 percent of South African black lesbians live in fear of sexual assault as subjecting lesbians to “corrective rape” to “cure” them of their sexuality becomes increasingly common practice. (@the telegraph uk)

4. Daytime Tyra Banks makes me feel itchy and weird sometimes (not funny weird, like ANTM, but just weird-weird) and this episode of The Tyra Show is why. (@afterellen)

5. Obama’s support for gay rights puts him at odds with Republican allies needed to push forward economic, health care and other policies: Obama in a Tough Spot Over Health Insurance Benefits for Gay Partners (@nytimes)

6. Pier 45 at New York’s Hudson River has long been a gathering spot for gay and lesbian youths. Activists rally for a 24-hour gay-and-lesbian youth center to be a part of new development plans:  At a Pier to Be Redone, Gay Youth Seek a Haven. (@nytimes)

7. Kentucky Kills Anti-Gay Adoption Bill (the advocate)

8.We are in a new era; a time where change is happening. It’s time for women to make a change. Let’s recreate and revise our generation’s vision of what a lady is.” The Lost Art of Being a Lady (@huffpo)

9. Sarah Haskins in Target Women: Barbie (@current tv)

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  1. Ellen and Portia were hilarious. I especially liked it when Portia was crawling around on the ground blindfolded. Crazy funny.

    #3 is so horrible I’ve been trying not to read about it.

  2. *sigh* Kentucky… I’m glad that, for a change, they said no to passing anti-homosexual legislation. But it still makes me bitter that I was born and raised in western Kentucky, and that I’m temporarily stuck back here until I can find a job. Hell, most of the time I lie about where I’m having to live right now. lol

    Lets hope that when the douchebag legislators bring the bill back next year, that it gets rejected once more.

  3. 4,500.

    In my defense, I’ve spent waaay too many days and nights in Final Draft. Courier has me brainwashed. It might not help that I’m on my fourth drink of the evening, either.

    Ellen and Portia make me all swooners.

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