Brooke lives in Miami and wants me to ask you where she should go out to meet other hot lesbians in the Fort Lauderdale area. In lieu of giving away the ending of Gimme Sugar: Miami (stay tuned for an interview with those ladies soon), please let us know where she can find the action. Apparently she ventured into the nightlife two weeks ago and found senior citizen’s poker night or something. We’re writing an article about lesbian nightlife in Miami, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any valuable scoop!
This week we ask — is there a lesbian generation gap? We hope not, ’cause we all wanna be friends and help each other succeed. Anyhoo, special guests for this roundtable include Rising Star Actress/Singer/ASBFF Haviland Stillwell, celesbian superblogger Grace (Afterellen.com, Grace the Spot) and Riese’s Gay Mom!
Also check out some hot girls in swimwear in our latest Girl-on-Gallery (it actually is summer now, right? Can’t tell) and Stef takes the Beat on the Street to see Spinerette, wonders if the music lives on when the crazy is over and confirms that Brody Dalle is a badass woman.
CAR TALK: The best part of this article is that the GM Spokesman had been promoting these vids since they went live June 28th but hadn’t bothered to actually watch them ’til yesterday: General Motors ordered all the videos created in conjunction with its recent Chevrolet Gay Day at the Movies promotion be removed from You Tube today after the footage was revealed on Drive On. (@usa today)
JUST SAY YES: Someone asks Dan Savage Is Drug Use the next Civil Rights Frontier? and he says: if you stopped doing drugs today, DRUGS, you’d no longer be a drug user. If I stopped inhaling my boyfriend’s pheromones—and cock—today, DRUGS, I’d still be a big homo. (@villagevoice)
THE SKY IS FALLING: Outfest, the 27th iteration of L.A.’s seminal gay and lesbian film festival, is leaning lesbian this year. (@variety) Speaking of — is anyone who knows how to write a sentence going to Outfest and would want to cover it for Autostraddle? Email email@example.com for more details!
FASHION: “Every year some mainstream magazine that wants to seem edgy runs something about how lesbians are hot and they don’t all wear flannel … Why is that we are still stuck describing what we are by saying what we aren’t?” (@velvet park)
DANI CAMPBELL WANTS TO KNOW WHERE ARE THE FUTCHES: The Top 100 Butches List, this list is preluded with the standard Top 100 words about the reasons and theories explaining why the reasons and explaned words were chosen to represent and etc etc for the words and labels and etc etc involved, I love lesbians, I love America, I love butches, I love genderqueers, I love everyone, even people that don’t love me or don’t believe in labels. Actually it’s interesting I haven’t heard of a lot of these people, it’s a really refreshing interesting list. (@sugarbutch)
HOT GIRL OF THE CENTURY: Mary Louise Parker bakes pies, reads Alice in Wonderland, is naked, in the latest issue of Esquire.
YOUR LOVE ISN’T BETTER THAN ICE CREAM: A new book examines what we really eat when we eat alone: Basically, it’s about comforting carbs and good salt,” she says. (@npr)
PICKY PICKY: The Advocate Editor in Chief responds to wide-spread criticism for featuring Perez Hilton on August cover. (@advocate)
WATCH: Reno 911 was a non-stop smash hit last night, with The Lynch doing couples therapy and the following song about having two Moms:
MOVIES: First photo of Drew Barrrymore & Ellen Page in Whip It:
↑ So Massachusetts’ Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing something called the United States of America over the Defense of Marriage Act. (@queerty)
↑ Wisconsin same-sex couples to be allowed to form legal partnerships: The 2010-2012 state budget signed last week by Gov. Jim Doyle includes a provision that allows same-sex partners to form a legal domestic partnership. (@greenbaypressgazette)
↑ Straight people want gay people in the military too and it’s not just ’cause we all get a little lonely sometimes:
↓ 55K signatures against gay marriage in Maine, 55,000 people I am going to have to punch in the face, sucks for them. (@advocate)
↓ TODAY IN BLATANT DOUCHEBAGGERY: In one of the most blatant evidences of the political agenda of the Colorado gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered (GLBT) community and their allies, a new marketing campaign has been launched that is obviously aimed at children. (It involves cartoons! Ack! Those crafty gays!)
↓ In El Paso, two gay men are kicked out of a Chico’s Taco restaurant for kissing. (@el paso times)
Auto-straddler of the Day
from Jess: You know how people love to bitch on the internet about lots of random things? Project RANT! recreates anonymous posts & rants from around the web.
from Stef: Cathy the cartoon + Kathy Acker = WIN.