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Today in Autostraddle: Green interviews Carissa Halston, this cute Bisexual Writer she found on Etsy!
BREAKING NEWS LILITH FAIR WILL RETURN IN 2010!! Get yer Tevas ready, womyn!
1. Hi-ho, hi-ho it’s off to getting married in Iowa we go! I hope two old people who’ve been together since 1950 get married, then there’ll be a cute video and our eyes will water and we’ll feel very close to every gay person ever.
“It can’t be stated strongly enough: Lindsay Lohan is unlike any other LGBT celebrity to come before her. She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s A-list — and at the top of her career, she began publicly dating a woman. This is not the coy “maybe/maybe-not” game that other young celebs have played, or the outing of a former star. It’s worlds beyond the occasional kiss or the admission to having “dated women in the past,” which, until now, comprised the most radical truth that Hollywood stars would own up to.” (@the advocate)
3. Jay “Ill Doctrine” Smooth’s “The Truth About Perez Hilton & Miss California“: SHE COMES FROM THE FUTURE! – “This brings up a lot of questions for me. The first one is, why do beauty pageants still exist? This whole ritual just seems so out of place to me in 2009, it feels like watching a Renaissance Fair.”
5. Gay & Lesbian couples are gonna be getting married in this year’s Tel Aviv Pride Parade. Yofi! (@HAARETZ)
6. Where are they now? Popstar Fails Edition. (@ohnotheydidnt)
7. The trailer for Kirby Dick’s Tribeca Film Festival much-buzzed-about film Outrage, about gay politicians who fight against themselves by funding anti-gay-rights initiatives and voting against gay rights while living a secret gay life. “It is very important that the people who make the law be subject to the law.”:
8. LOL Autostraddle
Funniest thing Green Said Today: “Is it bad that I was hoping the Autostraddle Style Guide* would be about our wardrobes?”
Best idea raised at Sunday’s Team Autostraddle Team Meeting, according to Designer A;ex’s notes: “True Life: I Live in a Lesbian Factory.”
(*It’s actually about web formatting and picture margins.)
9. When Pat Kavanagh, the literary agent and wife of Julian Barnes, died last year, there was no mention in her will of Jeanette Winterson, the author with whom it was disclosed she had an affair during the Eighties. (@the guardian uk)
from Alex: You’ll surely find these illustrations of 30 Ways to Die By Electrocution (from a 1931 illustrated German book on electric safety) entertaining, weird and quite aesthetically-pleasing. The terrible/AWESOME factor here is great too. (from Bre Pettis)
Here’s one of my favorites from the bunch:
from Riese: When one is attempting to ignite a cultural revolution via print/online media, one must educate oneself on the history of such attempts. Right now I’m reading Spy: The Funny Years (I didn’t realize what an enormous effect Spy’s design, content and tone had on future magazines and online media, especially gawker — I’m learning so much!) and How Sassy Changed my Life. Both of those magazines eventually folded, we’ll be avoiding these mistakes as we attempt to create a sort of queer fusion of both. Sassy 4-eva! (read more about Sassy here and here.)