Jillian Michaels continues to find the weirdest places ever to talk about being bisexual. I guess her latest cover story in Womens Health is about like eating healthy, working out, greek yogurt, spandex, The Biggest Loser, defining goals, etc., but really the good stuff is at the very very very end, underneath a probs very inspiring column sidebar entitled “Seven Steps of Life Success.” The basic truth is that we will never emulate Jillian Michaels’ admirable workout and diet, because we love cookies, soft-glides on the elliptical trainer and ourselves just the way we are. But we can do a little Michaels-esque muff-diving!
Though she’s still tight-lipped about her alleged relationship with Heidi “Mouse” Rhoades, Michaels’ latest cover story in Women’s Health once again answers the (bi)sexuality question:
When she has a rare spare moment, Jillian rides her horse, Buzz, or whizzes along speed tracks on one of her motorcycles. And though this self-proclaimed “anti-Hollywood girl” would rather watch Lost or hang with best pal actress Vanessa Marcil than go to parties, she does squeeze in time for dates — with men or women. “I’ve been in love with both,” she says candidly.
She also hopes to have kids someday, saying, “I’m going to adopt.”
Then, in one of those iffy statements that kinda borders on insulting; “One of the reasons: Jillian admits to having an aversion to pregnancy, the result of being an overweight kid. ‘I can’t handle doing that to my body,’ she explains.”
We’ve got scans from Jillian Michaels’ story right here for ya:
Jillian Michaels initially revealed her bisexuality in Ladies’ Home Journal, which we noted was probs the first time anyone has ever come out in Ladies Home Journal. Don’t get us wrong –– Women’s Health is actually honestly one of the best women’s magazines in print these days. Seriously. You should probs go buy it.
Um, is this a thing? The NY Press has written an article about the hottest gay girls on the NYC lesbian nightlife scene – which, I mean, great – and then gone ahead and named them “The Muffia.” Like, you know, muff. And Mafia. Together. Thoughts? They do talk to Holly Miranda! Always a good idea! (@nypress)
The only thing gay people love more than theater is theater about gay people, amirite? Disappointingly I don’t think this one has any lesbians in it but it is billed as “a little slice of gay teen life” and it sounds like the creators are doing their best to make that true, capturing the discomfort and false starts and awkwardness and earnestness of those years. “Les Waters, who is directing the musical about two high school boys’ fledgling relationship, wants to make sure that “Girlfriend” doesn’t feel overly polished, “That it doesn’t look too thoroughly worked-out,” he says. That uncertainty, he says, is essential in capturing “the sheer humiliation of talking about anything when you’re a teenager.” Catch it at the Berkeley Repertory Theater!(@latimesblogs)
Bollywood’s not known for its sensitive portrayals of GLBT people – Deepa Mehta’s non-mainstream film about lesbians, Fire, was very controversial, and the more recent Dostana portrays gay male relationships as basically comedic. But Celina Jaitly, a Punjabi Bollywood actress known for her vociferous support of gay rights, says she’s interested in playing a lesbian in the future! Let’s cross our fingers, because, um, this is Celina Jaitly:
More evidence that the X-Men are totally gay: gay dudes are now wearing spandex superhero outfits to this one awesome-sounding gay bar! “This is Skin Tight U.S.A., the occasional costume-fetish party held at the Stonewall Inn in the West Village, which draws a regular group of men (and their admirers) who enjoy a special kind of dress-up. Some wear heroic outfits; some, wrestling gear. The crowd can range from 25 people on an average night to 250 on a spectacular one. The common thread is that the muscle-cuddling garb often leaves little to the imagination.” This is actually a super interesting article – come for the fascinating idea of fetishizing superheros, and stay for the in-depth discussion of the history of gay visibility in comic books! Also the slideshow! (@nytimes)
She’ll perform on American Idol on May 5th! Adam Lambert was just on there, clearly American Idol is courting the Autostraddle demographic. (@gagadaily)
Also, in news that directly affects me, Rachel, personally, there is a lesbian couple that is petitioning to have Gaga marry them at her show in Boston. Which I will be at. Since they might actually be the two cutest human beings on the face of the earth, you may want to think about helping them out. I think they want you to become a fan of their facebook page? How hard can that be? LOOK HOW CUTE
She says some awesome stuff in an interview with the Daily Mail, first about motherhood and then about how individuals can go about trying to change our outrageously fatphobic culture: “‘Put on weight and say F*** off,’ she retorts. ‘Demand bigger sizes. Go into places where you can’t get a 38D bra and say, “I want a 38D bra and give me one. If you can’t, I am never coming here again.” (@dailymail)
The American Library Association has released its list of Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009 – the first prize winner was ttyl, a trilogy of books written entirely in IM-speak that are apparently “sexually explicit and unsuitable for the intended age group.” Um, duh, that’s like what the internet is for. Unsurprisingly, the list is pretty gay, with other challenged books including gay penguin book And Tango Makes Three. It’s an interesting read, and if you needed any more proof that trying to get books taken out of libraries is bullshit, apparently The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the book that changed all of our lives forever when we were fifteen and made us who we are today, is on the list for the second year running.
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Hey remember when Rachel Hip-Flores won a Streamy Award and we were super duper proud and excited because we love them and we love Anyone But Me? Here’s a cute video of her with Susan Miller on the red carpet, being cute! Get pumped for the surprise pop-up Nicole Pacent appearance around 2:20.