Today on Autostraddle: Robin our photoblogger took amazing photos of Fischerspooner and PEACHES and Carlytron wrote all about it, and now you will look at it, and you will read it, and you will love it! Okay, big day for music because also Stef’s The Beat on the Street covers Amanda Palmer’s play, Vivian and Bat for Lashes … Also obvs the Autostraddle Hot 100!
AND! I don’t remember the idea behind this particular gallery — usually they are thematic (shorts for summer!) or particular to me and my interests (girls in hoodies! girls in boyshorts! girls in menswear!). So I have no proper intro for this idea which I really do think was once related to … something. Girl-on-Gallery: Say it With a T-Shirt!
Also! Also. Also. Today’s final Team Pick is very exciting for the Team!! Look at it!
+ Great article profiling five legislators who had previously voted against marriage equality and now support the current New York bill. They explain why they now regard civil unions as inadequate and illustrate the work we need to do to shift public opinion. (@nymag)
+May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia: 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. Until 1969, it was a crime to be gay in Canada (@marketwire)
+ Why’s This Douche Calling Rachel Maddow A ‘Nice Little Boy’? “You, the idiot taxpayer, are paying the salary of that nice little boy, Rachel Maddow . . . Keith Olbermann’s nephew, Rachel Maddow.” (@queerty)
+ Rachel Shelley interviews Alex Hedison in Diva Magazine: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4: “It didn’t matter if the show was horrible. I don’t even think on a conscious level gay women were aware that we were hungry for that kind of reference to these lives that we live … in the beginning there was so much that we were upset about … Shane and Alice would come up with gay expressions and I would think ‘What the fuck? Ilene is just making this shit up!” (thanks to green @uhhuhherfan for the scans!)
+Hillary Clinton quotes A League of Their Own at NYU’s graduation: This will really help the gay rumors. JK I can’t say anything bad about Hillary. Not that being gay is bad. You know what I mean. (@nymag)
+ Kathy Griffin on The Tyra Show yesterday! (@ohnotheydidnt)
+LGBT Children’s Book Coming This Summer: “Oh The Things Mommies Do!” is a bouncy, and playful look at the joys of a two Mom family. With its catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, it is a pleasure for children and parents alike. (@oh the things mommies do)
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|Dan Choi Is Gay|
+ MSNBC’s Dan Savage says Obama gets an F on gay rights issues:
+New Hampshire governor will approve gay marriage if we get more rights(@nytimes)
+ Mainstream press is finally taking notice of Charlie Crist’s double life. (@politicsdaily)
+ New Q Poll on NY gay marriage stance Current NY gay marriage Q poll split 46-46. (@nydailynews)
This Sunday, as part of the continued effort to make all vegetarians look like we are totally insane, there’s a Veggie Pride Parade taking place in New York City. For the second year running, participants will wear costumes, carry signs, and listen to speakers and exhibitions about the vegetarian lifestyle. I think you can win gift certificates to restaurants there as well? There will also be a “naming ceremony” for small children in vegetable costumes. Uhh, I’m not sure how many people this parade will convert, but it will probs be a sight to behold.
I have two words for you: PF fucking Flyers.
from Intern JK: Right now, I’m giddy about the June 2nd release of Grace Around the World, a new CD/DVD containing previously unreleased Jeff Buckley material. For those lucky enough to be in the Hollywood area on June 9th, there’s also an official release event with live performances, a discussion panel, a silent auction, and an exhibit of Jeff’s original artwork. Plus, all event proceeds go to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, a non-profit organization designed to facilitate music education for the youth.
Green Laneia: Hi! My Staff Pick today is ME. More specifically, my name — it’s not really Green. My name’s Laneia. Hi! I’m Laneia. You pronounce it like this: lah-nee-ah. I pronounce it like this: leh-nee-ah, because I think it sounds nicer that way. Anyway, I was tired of being the only member of the team with an alias. My name is Laneia! I have too many vowels!