1. The Ellen & Portia Show Roundup:
– eHarmony Suddenly a Proud Sponsor of World’s Most Famous Lesbian Couple (@queerty)
–Ellen DeGeneres interviews Portia de Rossi: “The whole episode was another one of those quietly revolutionary moments. You just have to read all the gushing tweets about the interview from people across America to see how many people, gay and straight, were charmed by their appearance on the show together today.” (@afterellen)
2. An Oklahoma teacher has been fired for showing her class The Laramie Project — after seeing the 2002 film about the murder of Matthew Shepard, students chose to film scenes themselves as a class project. The principal called it off: “After students protested, she held a 20-minute ceremony in a nearby park in which students wrote their thoughts and rolled them into helium balloons, then released them.” Amazing. (@usa today)
3. Houston, we have a problem: “One of the only groups that showed an increase in voting for the Republican Party in the 2008 election cycle was GLBTs.” (@pam’s house blend)
4. Remember Mike Penner, the Los Angeles Times sportswriter who took time off in April 2007 and came back to work as a woman? He’s over it and wants to be a dude again: A Transitional Dilemma. (@edge boston)
5. A preview for last week’s L Word retrospective is now up at Showtime’s website:
From Intern Vashti:
6. Interview with RuPaul about her comeback, being Alex’s number one feeling, and other stuff. (@the daily beast)
7. That Time Magazine article about getting rid of marriage altogether, as proposed by two professors from Pepperdine. You know, that school where a prominent staff member heavily supported Prop 8 and was in a commercial for it.
Looking for a fun arty blog to follow? If you like awesomely drawn stuff, check out my illustrator friend Arianna Stolt.. Arianna is funny and quirky and rad. She also posts about other artists quite a bit so I love being able to link off of her site to find other interesting and creative artists.
Really insightful article over at Jezebel about how the Prop 8 supporters might have accidentally helped to eliminate the use of the term “marriage” in a legal context. This is extremely fascinating to me, and the ideas put forth herein are actually very similar to some that Robin and I were discussing not too long ago. Civil unions, recognized under law, should be the norm for everyone; what you choose to do with it (wedding, commitment ceremony, Vegas vacation) should be up to you, your family, and your religious convictions.