Daily Fix – Are You There God It’s Me Margaret and Helen

Interns! I will contact you soon. This weekend, maybe! Also, if anyone is at Pride anywhere — like Las Vegas this weekend? Send us photos! [email protected]. Good photos! And if you want us to link to you, let me know.

This week on Autostraddle: We debated Adam Lambert, Robin shot The Sounds, Crystal recapped Home & Away, Hot Girls Wore Short Shorts, Carly was your Thursday Televisionary, and Green interviewed this cute bisexual writer she met on etsy.

+ You tell ’em, Margaret! (@margaret and helen)

+ Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret: How Have I Not Written About This Book Yet? (@jezebel)

+ Philadelphia is holding the first national demonstration since 2000 for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights and the first to be held outside Washington. Are you going? (Lauritta all caps?) Send us photos! Tweet us secrets! (@yahoo news)

+ Deborah Soloman has questions for James McGreevy: “The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it’s Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women’s rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.” (@nytimes)

The Millionaire Matchmaker Goes Gay:

Tyra Banks’ gay social experiment! (@afterellen.com)

Esther Anderson talks about her role in Home & Away’s lesbian storyline. (@the australia herald-sun)

Best headline ever – Please, Tell Us the National Organization For Marriage is Actually a Comedy Troupe. NOM’s latest interview. It won’t embed for some reason. Go watch it now!!!! It’s OUT OF F*CKING CONTROL! (@queerty)


How You Like Us Now!

Yesterday’s final score: 43

+ Perez Hilton gets NOM’s latest ad off YouTube because they got all the NOM parodies offline by claiming copyright infringement. Since their newest ad featuring Perez Hilton’s vlog contains his copyrighted footage, now the new ad is gone. That’s right, Perez Hilton did a good good thing. +15

+ Sunday is supposed to be the happy day, so that wouldn’t be the time to ask you Why Is Obama Deleting His Gay Rights Support from the White House Homepage? (@queerty) -30

+ See Ilene, this is what actual Interrogation Tapes for a murder between friends would feel like, and it’s certainly not anyone’s idea of entertainment: Nicole Abu-Sharif says she did not kill her lesbian lover. (@chicago sun-times) -5

+ This is really special and neat to watch: Opening Night of “Rent” in Newport Beach. +10

Total: 33

I am interested in how y’all feel about Obama’s performance thus far w/r/t GQBLT issues. I am a bit disappointed, and I do feel … kinda itchy. About it.


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  1. yay equality forum! people were yelling about it at lady gaga last night. It should be really sweet.

    I gotta say the Obama stuff does make me kinda sad. But regardless of that good stuff keeps happening, so therefore im generally a happy little gay.

  2. druuuuuuuuuuuunk. but that doesn’t mean everything above isn’t said in an awesome way. lovvvvvvvvvves it! and that’s a lot of v’s. gotta love the v key. it doesn’t get so much love all the time.

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