Today on Autostraddle: Carlytron your Tuesday Televisionary has A LOT to talk about this week! AND, I’ve made some additions to our recap/video of May 17th’s anti-gay rally – now it includes full transcripts from all three interviews we did. (Also, our video is featured on Joe.my.God and on Queerty!)
+ Where Are They Now? – Saved by the Bell (@daily news). How was I unaware that Tori the motorcycle biker chick has grown up into a hot lesbian?
+ Third Grader Organizes Gay Marriage Rally: “His mother, Tracy Edwards, said her son often comes up with big ideas that don’t come to fruition, but this was something that clearly meant a lot to him.” (@denverpost.com)
+On a lighter note, Ellen’s Common Cement Speech @ Tulane University reminds us why we love her. How many gay references can you count? (@DailyMotion via @suzzzanna — the one w/out pants)
+Michael Steele’s brilliant idea makes Olberman’s WTF Moment. Olberman discusses how good gay marriage is for the economy –it’s a great rant, though personally I think he should’ve drawn more attention to how ridiculous it is for an employer to complain about having to ensure the health of their employees. Take that to its logical conclusion and Steele would also have to endorse the idea that hiring single homosexuals in states where marriage is illegal is the best bet for small business owners. I know many unemployed homos. Just saying.
+ Roller Derby Revival! (@cnn)
+ New Lady GaGa photos (@ohnotheydidnt)
+ The ladies at Pancakes and a Valium (amazing blog name, A++) have been podcasting the Otalia storyline on Guiding Light. Apparently this storyline is super-hot and I have been missing out because I am always at work mid-day. JK! Because I don’t know how to work the teevee.
+ I was unable to read this article about Suze Orman because it would be like a chicken reading an article about innovative yet ballsy poultry farmers. Those of you without credit card debt can check it out here. (@nytimes)
+ Washington Mayor To Sign “Everything But Marriage” Bill: Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is expected to sign a bill into law today that expands a domestic partnership law to grant gay and lesbian couples all the rights and benefits that the state offers married couples except the name. (@on top mag)
+ Openly Gay Judge Seeks Election In Philadelphia: “I’ve gotten broader support. I have every labor union supporting me that I have asked for an endorsement. Anyone I have asked for support has given it very whole-heartedly.” (@edge boston)
+ Thailand Crowns New Transexual Miss Tiffany: “Though Thailand is home to arguably the largest population of transexuals (where they’re even considered a third gender), that doesn’t mean GLBTs are everyone’s favorite. Pride festivals get shut down; feminine-acting monks are reprimanded; gay clubs get raided; and trans-protections are yanked out of a re-drafted Constitution. But it’s easy to forget all that for the brief moments of the annual trans-only Miss Tiffany Universe, which on Saturday crowned 20-year-old Sorrawee Nattee its new reigning queen. And yes, this pageant has a swimsuit portion.” (@queerty)
+ Here’s a new video from the NOM warmongers. It’s called “I don’t Understand.” I Don’t Understand either, I feel like if Grandma was a boy, that would be a kickass movie, maybe it would be called The Labyrinth and there’d be singing and dancing!
My team pick for today (my first!) is about something that is very important to me, and to all of you as well, I’m sure. It’s boobies! Yay! But in all seriousness though, one in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime and every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer. So I’m doing the Breast Cancer 3-Day this summer which is a 60 mile walk where the money raised benefits Komen For The Cure. The real kicker (besides having to walk 60 miles in a weekend!) is that I have to raise $2300 dollars to participate! So I have a donation page up AND I’m having a Bar Party/Karaoke & Cupcakes Fundraiser at The Spot tomorrow May 20th at 8:30pm. Anyone in the Chicagoland area is invited!
Ever wondered if Ziploc bags and other flimsy plastic packaging materials are recyclable? Well, they are! But you have to find recycling centers that accept #4 LDPE [low density polyethylene film]. Zip-top bags, packaging materials and grocery bags all fall into this category. To find a center near you, enter your zip code here. You’re all so awesome and lovely!
I just want to say that I am excited to watch GLEEEEEEE! The sneak-peak preview airs tonight on Fox after the idol finale.