Daily Fix 4.1.09 – From Boyish Girls to Bisexual Disco Queens


We don’t need a special day to be fools! Speaking of fools, check out Crystal’s interview with lesbian comedian DeAnne Smith!

1. Despite reports that a same sex kiss would be censored out of Australia’s Home & Away on Tuesday … it wasn’t! (Is this an april fools joke?) (@the advocate)

2. This might be the best Top Whatever List I’ve Ever Read: 24 of Our Favorite Movie/TV Tomboys. Obvs Scout and Corky are on it. (@ew.com)

3. This isn’t gay but it’s super interesting, which is kinda gay, ’cause gay people are interesting: Tweets heat film shoots. (@the hollywood reporter)

4. Zurich Elects Lesbian Mayor on the Eve or Europride: “The Swiss city joins a short but prestigious list of cities around the world with openly gay mayors, including Paris, Hamburg, and Berlin.” (@edge boston)

5. Vermont House passes gay marriage bill despite veto threat. In other words, Vermont Hose passed the gay marriage bill, now it will get veto’ed.

6. Japan OKs same-sex marriage abroad. (@AFP)

7. Heavy supporter of gay marriage ban, Tony Dungy, invited to join the White House’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Okay, that seems super upsetting BUT! -I’ve been reading a lot about our bubble lately –  “One 12-nation study found Americans the least likely to discuss politics with people of different views, and this was particularly true of the well educated.”

New York Magazine writes about Obama’s policies w/r/t the new book Going To Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide:  “… spending too much time in the company of like-minded people serves only to exaggerate your own views and make you less tolerant of differing opinions.”

The New York Times, about “The Daily Me” enabled by the internet age: “… there’s pretty good evidence that we generally don’t truly want good information — but rather information that confirms our prejudices. We may believe intellectually in the clash of opinions, but in practice we like to embed ourselves in the reassuring womb of an echo chamber.”

It’s also this kind of environment that makes April Fool’s Jokes still possible, even in the cyber-world where no real news is ever reported by just one source. Yannow? Ta-da!

8. 125 Minutes with Lady GaGa – “from Sacred Heart Girl to Bisexual Disco Queen.” (@new york magazine)

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stef-iconfrom Stef:
This article Design Artwork for a Shrinking Album Cover [@wired] made me feel really guilty for downloading instead of buying CDs and poring over the artwork like I used to.  I do miss a good album jacket.

green-iconfrom Green:
Reuse First is a cool little shop in Chicago that utilizes unwanted paper products discarded by local companies to create something unique and functional. I have a woodgrain book and a paper cube that I la-la-love. Don’t miss the vocabulary notebook—made from old vocabulary flash cards and scrap paper. Do you realize you could own a notebook with the full definition of diphtheria on the front cover?! Hello, Awesome! [@Etsy]

carly-icon2from Carly:
I just now found out that the rather charming Sarah Paulson was on Letterman on March 23rd to promote her new show Cupid. But instead, she talked about her intense anxiety (I totally feel you there, girl) and did some impressions (Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter, a dolphin). It’s a great way to spend almost 7 minutes of your life, video is here.


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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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5 Comments

  1. I love that the Advocate article about the lesbian kiss on Home & Away ended with:

    About 20 people gathered in Melbourne for a mass “kiss-off” to protest the prospect of censorship.

    I really want to talk to someone who was involved in this kiss-off, I love their spirit.

  2. Here is my favorite quote

    “Dungy said at a 2007 banquet sponsored by the Indiana Family Institute, a conservative Christian group associated with Focus on the Family. “I’m on the Lord’s side.”

    Yeah my own brother said, he is against gay marriage because,” the pope told him is”.

    So, when asked at my confirmation if I accept the catholic church I said, NO – to the dismay of all my family and friends who came to see me confirmed at 11 years old.

    • Wow sam, I’m impressed.

      Interesting that Dungy’s on the “Lord’s side” – which side, I wonder? There seem to be a number of different possible sides defined in the bible…

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