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+ The Bachelor contestants who fell in love with each other, Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon, appear on this month’s cover of Maxim Australia. They have been named “couple of the year.” It’s unclear if this honor has ever existed in the past, but now it does, and here we all are right now together as a family witnessing this monumental event.
From their interview:
What do you love most about this photo shoot?
Megan: I just love the feel of the whole shoot – it’s great that we are really in our element and surrounded by nature.
Tiffany: What I love most is that I actually got to do this with Megan. She just lights up in front of a camera and helped ease my nerves. It felt very natural to be doing these pictures with her.
Predictably, this story has garnered the happy couple some heat about the male gaze and the fetishization of lesbian sexuality. They have responded to the criticisms on instagram, with Megan declaring, “I want to note Tiffany and I aren’t specifically trying to break down the mysogenstic (sic) attitudes of men. We are trying to increase the normalisation of desire and love in any form.”
Tiffany has chimed in with, “If you think that this is some fake anti feminist lesbianised [sic] sexual male fantasy then you are only aiding in the judgemental [sic] backward thinking of society whether you are straight, gay, bi or however else you choose to label yourself.”
In conclusion, Donald Trump is going to become president of the United States in like 23 days, so.
+ Welp, The Daily Mail got their hands on some sex scenes from Netflix’s second season of Sense8, and they are very sexy! The basic thrust of The Daily Mail‘s article is that Freema Agyeman, who is known across the pond for her role in Doctor Who, will be having lesbian sex with her girlfriend, who is transgender, and also with all the other characters!
+ Here’s how lesbian cinema is being reinvented by a new crop of filmmakers and festival organizers. I’ll give you a hint: BRITTANI NICHOLS.
+ Comedian Rosie Waterland has come out as bisexual.
+ A Lesbian web series received $100k from NZ On Air to make their tiny vision into a big bright new reality.
+ Overwatch has confirmed its intent to feature its first lesbian relationship. Russia is banning it.