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Hello Chickens! We are gonna have a new motherf*ckin’ article today! At least one that is. Kate McKinnon, the beautiful comedian and “Brink of Fame” award winner from The Big Gay Sketch Show, let us come to her home and ask her a bunch of questions and then steal her soul via photography. The results are in our latest Autostraddle interview, Riese Interviews & Robin Shoots Kate McKinnon!

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POP! The first order of business is this music video of Journey’s classic Don’t Stop Believing. – “Ellen [Page] in the bushes is the best. Don’t stop believin’ Ellen’s gay great.” (@girlfriendisahomo)

POP GAY TEEVEE: Eliza Dushku reveals there’ll be gays next season on Dollhouse! Screw sweeps, let’s get on this straight away. (@hollywood crush)

POP! Portia de Rossi is writing a memoir mostly about her struggle with anorexia. Hot lesbians? Eating disorder memoir? COUNT US IN!  (@nyobserver)

GAY! Ricky Martin tells Spanish-language TV Aqui magazine that “‘his heart could belong to a woman or a man.”  (@metro uk)

POP! Brian Garden, who launched Logo, steps down with an amazing exit letter: At MTV, it’s necessary to think like a 19 year old girl every day … When I speak to college kids, they often ask me if I had a detailed career plan – as if that’s possible in entertainment – but the truth is: I just get up every day and do things that make me happy. I work with people I love, I trust in my heart as much as my head and everything else follows. (@queerty)

TEEVEE: I cannot believe that this woman exists! However, now that I’m aware of her existence, I’m not surprised she was on a Reality TV show.  (@jezebel)

GAY POP: American Idol alum Sanjaya Malakar: I’m Not Gay “I was raised by women, so I kind of have a connection with my feminine side, but I’m attracted to women. So, it’s like people like to kind of throw that at me, like, ‘Oh, you must be gay.’ But I’m like, ‘Whatever, gay people are awesome.’” (@TV Guide)

TRANS: Laos tackles transgender taboos: “A new drive to contain the spread of HIV/Aids in Laos is forcing officials to recognise a marginalised group – transgender men known as “katheoy”. (@BBC News

GAGA: Lady Gaga in Maxim magazine (photo on the right)

CELESBIAN: Kate Clinton: I’ve Been Everywhere“What would Obama say if he didn’t like gay people?” (@Bilerico)

MENUDO: Ricky Martin (Almost!) Comes Out (@Queerty)

VIDEO! Kathy Griffin on Jimmy Kimmel

Let’s get right to the point. We’ve seen their ads, but not the stuff they make for themselves, and it’s pretty shocking. Firstly, the story says GLBTs got health-care benefits for same-sex partners the other day when that’s in fact the one thing we didn’t get. And when Pat Robertson can say, in response to GLBT pride month, “Somebody’s PROUD to be transgendered?” and the girl next to him can sputter and shrug, what is going ON!

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says: I Stand With Lt. Dan Choi, It’s Time To Repeal DADT (@HuffPo)

Census study of gay married couples finds similarities to husband-and-wife couples “In the midst of the nation’s widening debate over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, the U.S. Census Bureau has quietly completed a statistical portrait of U.S. lesbian and gay couples who describe themselves as married. With same-sex marriage likely to be legal in as many as six states by Jan. 1, the study could add another layer to the debate.” (@mercurynews)

Prop. 8 PR Firm Hired in Maine. (@Advocate)


ebradshaw-iconIntern Elizabeth: In researching Street Art (graffiti, wheat pasting, stencilling, stickers, etc.) for my History of Graphic Design paper, I came across this interesting Flickr group, Gay Street Art versus Anti-Gay Graffiti, which I find fascinating because I’m really interested in the different sociopolitical aspects of street art (and not just what Banksy has to say about capitalism and government…)

alex-iconfrom Alex:
Happy 25th Birthday to Lomography! How a cheap plastic camera started a craze for ‘messed-up’ photos. (@wired)

stef-iconfrom Stef: So apparently my eternal BFF Courtney Love has decided her forever-delayed next record isn’t going to be a solo album after all, but a HOLE album! Melissa auf der Maur’s on it and everything! WTF?! Here is a video of Courtney talking all kinds of crazy about her record. I cannot even begin to translate, just as I cannot begin to comprehend the monumental nature of this announcement.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, 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. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. that ellen page video is crazy funny. also the other 2 people in the vid are har mar superstar (who once did a song with northern state) and alia shawkat, who was maeby funke on arrested development and will be in the roller derby movie ‘whip it’ (aka the best movie ever) w/ ellen page, kristen wiig, etc. trivia!

    • alia shawkat was on this show called “state of grace” when i was in 7thish grade. i was so in love with her.

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