” I’m not sick of lesbian jokes, I think they’re all true, and I love them. I love that if I wanted to walk around and not shave my legs and have a bad attitude, wear a belt buckle the size of a burrito, I could. I could, and that would be okay because people expect that of me, and I like that people expect that of me.”
“I don’t judge people, but at the same time, if they believe in what they believe, they have to accept me and what I believe. But I accept anybody as they come. That’s my character and my personality.”
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All Tegan & Sara have eaten today is a plum! That’s it! Just one plum!
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“Happy Monday, my beauties! Its me, Robin, your resident photoblogger, here to enchant you with a delightful gaze into some iconic imagery of our lesbionic history.”
Banksy’s biggest exhibit installed in secret at the Bristol Museum, Hey Hey Pride Party Contest Giveaway, Obama’s big plan, D-Sea speaks out, Kelly’s “lesbian hell” and Fairytales without happy endings.
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“I write about what I know: sex, pornography, art, fame obsession, drugs, and alcohol. I mean, why would anyone care to listen to me if I wasn’t an expert in what I write about?”
“I once made a mix cd for a girl that I was in love with, only I didn’t know I was in love with her. It consisted of several amazing tracks, I’m sure, but the only two I can remember right now are “She’s So High Above Me” by Tal Bachman and “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer. I drop hints like bombs. BOOM!”
There are women here who’ve founded their own companies and nailed funding from VCs and women who want to find the intersection of fashion and technology via embedded circuits. All of this is incredibly inspiring, but also in one small way problematic: when you’re confronted with super ambitious, brilliant women changing our technical landscape, how the hell do you behave yourself?
Ilene continues to talk about writing The L Word movie while speaking to large audiences in public, hoping to retain her small bulb of power, maintain our attention. Kate Moennig says Season Two is her favorite. Also she loves True Blood and has a new movie in November.
Riese & A;ex hit the red carpet with one functional microphone and a lot of spunk. Interviews include Erin Foley, model Jessica Clark & trainer Lacey Stone, Kate McKinnon, Nicol Paone, Jeffery & Cole (The Very Good Looking Gay Boys), Del Marquis of the Scissor Sisters and the um, Paradiso Girls.
Is writing harder for women? What’s Shane doing in Monte Carlo? Will the gays win the dream wedding contest? How much money will Connecticut make from New York’s anti-equality legislation? Why are gay women segregated in jail? Why ask why? Go to SamRo’s!
“Upon hearing that I’m not a regular, she is quick to whip out some Sly lesbian folklore; her ex-girlfriend alleges she once saw Ruby Rose and Jess Veronica make out in the very spot that we were standing. Her ex was probs also at Woodstock.”
“Clay Aiken’s gay, and I’m gay, and we couldn’t be more different. The only thing that is the same about everyone in the gay community is that we’re gay. … Why can’t we talk about a human community?”
“The Tony Awards aired on Sunday night, and not only were they gayest thing on TV all week, they were probably the gayest thing on TV ever.” Leisha Hailey’s on Maneater and Carly makes her roommate watch for her, Showtime debuts Nurse Jackie and the new season of Weeds, SYTYCD gets dykey haircuts.
Carlytron & Riese visit Johnny McGovern’s Big Gay Pimp Show, Adam Lambert signs a record deal and comes out on the cover of Rolling Stone, Rachel Maddow calls Obama Out, Anderson Cooper chats with Dan Choi, Lindsay & Sam travel together, Margaret Cho says “let my people go,” Sarah Palin appears in the woods.
Something about Amanda’s music brings out the wide-eyed teenage fangirl in me; I haven’t felt this way about a singer since I was 12 and Shirley Manson told me she was only happy when it rained.
We thought this would be easier — the hardest part, we imagined, would be coming up with just ten. Surely if we thought really hard, wikipedia’ed (we expected a “lesbian characters in plays” list of some sort to appear … it did not), checked out the glbtq encyclopedia and googled some shit, we’d be rushing to narrow down the contenders by Sunday afternoon. I mean, there’s Maureen & Joanne from RENT, to start with. And then … um.