Lesbians Vicci Martinez & Beverly McClellan Battle on ‘The Voice’ Finale Tonight

THE VOICE:


Did you ever imagine that two out lesbians would make the final four in a reality singing competition? Exciting times, people!

“I just think that it’s amazing that America voted for me to stay, living as a 41-year-old lesbian with a unique look.” – Beverly McClellan

“People are waking up and people are being honest with themselves”Vicci Martinez

Anyway, Vicci Martinez and Beverly McClellan are competing tonight at 9PM for the winning slot, though you probably care less about that than where you can see these two perform in your city, amiright? Well, following in the footsteps of Glee and American Idol, The Voice is now going on tour so you’ll catch Vicci performing ‘Rolling in the Deep’ another hundred times on YouTube (or ya know, pay to see ’em live).

LINDSAY LOHAN:

In some crafty miracle of timing, Lohan managed to stage a NOH8 photoshoot in her home:

JILLIAN MICHAELS:

Remember that old nugget about Jillian Michaels declaring her ‘bisexuality’ in Ladies Home Journal? A New York Times piece profiling her post-Biggest Loser endeavors (including a slot on a new CBS daytime talk show) brings the subject to light once again:

“In the coming year, she hopes to adopt a child from the Congo as a single parent. She has dated both men and women, but right now, said her publicist, Ashley Sandberg, “She is not in a relationship that needs to be spoken about.”

PS: It’s fairly common lesbian knowledge that Jillian has been with her girlfriend Heidi Rhodes since 2009…

LATE NIGHT TV DOES NYC GAY MARRIAGE:

First up, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: “”The gentleman with mixed-race parents playing the ‘states know best’ card.”

Longtime gay rights supporter Chelsea Handler focuses on the backward state of California, home of the “gay axis of fabulous,” West Hollywood, San Francisco and Palm Springs.

Before you go! It takes funding to keep this publication by and for queer women and trans people of all genders running every day. And A+ members keep the majority of our site free for everyone. Still, 99.9% of our readers are not members. A+ membership starts at just $4/month. If you're able to, will you join A+ and keep Autostraddle here and working for everyone?

Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

Jess has written 241 articles for us.

34 Comments

  1. Jillian, bisexual? really? we are supposed to buy that?

    Loving Beverly and Vicci on the Voice – so strong, so amazing and I appreciate that they are managing to remain true to their own personal style. Need to find out where they got Vicci’s white studded dinner jacket for tonight’s performance.

  2. I am splitting my votes between Vicci and Bev too. They are trailing in the itunes charts but I hope everyone is voting online/over the phone. I have never been into a competition show like this but I have been obsessed with the voice since it began. I am so glad they brought Vicci and Bev to us! I was a fan of Bev’s voice from the get go but I knew her look would not fly in the red states. I am shocked when I hear people around here (Joplin,Mo) talk about liking her. They do comment on how she looks but then they add something like “But she seems so sweet and can sang!” She and Vicci are building so many bridges. It is amazing!

  3. I LOVE VICCI MARTINEZ! SHE IS THE BEST AND I HOPE SHE WINS TONIGHT! SHIT I HAVE HER AS MY DAMN SCREEN SAVOR ON MY PHONE (HOW BAD IS THAT) LOL….SPEAKING FOR ALL THE LESBIANS HERE IN NC….GO VICCI! WE LOVE YOU DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTH!!! WE CANT FORGET ABOUT OUR DEAR BEV RT BELOW US FROM GOOD OLD FLORIDA! SHE ROCKS AND CAN SING LIKE HELL! WISH YOU THE BEST BEV!

  4. I am equally torn between all four finalists. I love them all because they are all so different. If I had to pick one, I would choose Beverly. I think she could do wonders for mainstream music. (Same with Vicci….okay I pick them both.)

  5. Ok, was The Voice finale the most anti-climactic thing ever?! I have been pretty much ignoring Javier the whole time, not because he’s not a gay-mo, but because he really doesn’t interest me, and I didn’t think for one second that he could actually win or even hold a candle to the three amazing ladies. What a let-down.

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!