Stef is covering SXSW for Autostraddle! Read her first post here! And read be yr own queero‘s post on queer bands at SXSW. If you want to take a trip down memory lane to last year’s SXSW festivities, you should watch Team Autostraddle’s Uh Huh … Her?, the best fan-doc of all time and the winner of the 2008 Uh Huh Her @SXSW Contest, the most competitive film festival in the entire universe.
Also you should read Green’s first post if you haven’t already. She is going to give us the tools we need for the DIY revolution and to make pretty things!
Also related: check out the Be Yr Own Hero Fest — a Radical DIY Festival in Wilmington, NC. — sponsored by our friends at Be Yr Own Queero, who are also hosting a contest where you can win 410BC t-shirts as well as hot Autostraddle Swag like buttons and boy-briefs!
That’s probs enough reading already for today, yeah? Carly’s first tech post is on deck too! I wrote you a love-letter last night and … hm. I haven’t actually thought about what I’m gonna write about, ha. I guess a little bit of everything, probs books a lot, and yelling at Ilene Chaiken. I need to think of topics for future episodes of Lezberado not related to The L Word if I want to keep that job. Ideas?
- The nerve date with jen & lexi – sexy photoset of two cute actually gay girls texting each other. It’s sort of ridiculously captivating. NSFW. (@nerve)
- The smithsonian photo gallery of women in science is online (@bitch magazine)
- “Once averse to the boob tube, author T Cooper is now in love with TV — specifically with the hair-extended, acrylic-nailed sort, a la Rock of Love.”: Too Girly to Be Girls? (@the advocate)
- O for Oprah Magazine has discovered “late-in-life lesbians” (@jezebel)
- On a more serious note … “How can it be possible for a healthy 45 year-old woman to take a spill on a “bunny hill” and end up brain dead within the day?” Neurologist Dexter Sun explains. (@huffpo)
From Intern Vashti:
Gay mayoral candidate to run in Mexico (@themercedes star), New Hampshire House panel tied 10-10 on same-sex marriage and “bathroom bill” (@seattle times), A Canadian perspective on the Obama administration w/r/t gay rights and such: (@the globe and mail).
I’m a big Gossip Girl fan, so I was very excited when Carly sent me to this fabulous video of Blake Lively and Leighton Meester sharing an ice cream cone during a recent Rolling Stone photoshoot with photographer Terry Richardson. I also stumbled across this. I’m glad to hear S and B are playing nice. xoxo.
I know Stef is our resident music guru, but I had to post this. Fagget Fairys is a Danish lesbian duo that’s been getting a lot of traction on the music blogs lately. Ena and DJ Carla Cammilla are engaged [TO EACH OTHER, YOU GUYSSS] and are making some really amazing electro music [if by “amazing” you mean “ridiculous slash awesome”]. See what I mean in the video for their song “Feed the Horse.” Stream their songs on their Myspace or download the track here (@bigstereo). I’m praying for some US tour dates!
I’m amped about today’s release of Evermore’s third album, ‘The Truth of the World: Welcome to the Show’. Evermore are a New Zealand indie/alt rock band, consisting of three brothers who are close to my heart. I recommend checking out the video clip for ‘Hey Boys and Girls’ here. The website design alone is worth a look.
Presenting: Mouth Off – The Creative Review’s iPhone App of the Day. I would like to break this out in the middle of an argument with someone.