Weekend Fix: Cat Cora Craves Cupcakes & Kids Can Be REALLY CRUEL

Because we here at Autostraddle are insane, you can count on us to continue to entertain you all weekend long. Your feature today is Photoblogger Robin’s exclusive scoop on some past shoots she’s done with this year’s Dinah artists: Katy Perry [and her Jesus tattoo], Uh Huh Her and Lady GaGa.

Poppy! Iron Chef Cat Cora and her longtime partner Jennifer are interviewed in Life & Style this week, dishing about the baby boys they are preggers with together. Has anyone else wondered if they’re still having sex, and if so, are there special techniques for preggo-on-preggo sex? Does it bond the fetuses? Cat says she’s “not very comfortable” pregnant and has been craving spicy foods, cheeses, breads, tomato sauces and cupcakes.

Jen: “We were a little scared going through the hormones together — that’s a lot of emotion. But it worked because we have such a strong relationship.”

Cat Cora: “It just makes us more supportive of each other. We share maternity clothes and cravings!”

The piece is accompanied by an “Are Two Moms Better Than One?” sidebar featuring Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn, Ro & Kelli and Sara Gilbert & Allison Adler. Their conclusion? A storm is coming! JK! “Two Moms are better than one.” Sigh.

TVSquad‘s list of Top 10 Gay Television Characters includes like three lesbians and is still totally not as good as our Autostraddle list of Top 20 Fictional Lesbians.

Lauren Lee Smith, aka Lara Perkins from The L Word, just got herself married.

Home and Away are sticking to their guns by airing a second lesbian kiss. Conservative groups remain outraged.

In celebration of 4-20, Alex and Riese will indeed be attending the sarcastically anticipated Ilene Chaiken/Jennifer Beals TimesTalk panel so that we can tell you all about it. We have yet to determine what kind of geurilla action (Soy Bomb?) we’ll attempt to pull off, but it has to be something we can do while eating donuts & salivating over J-Beals. Ideas? Because what’s better than listening to Ilene Chaiken blow smoke out of her ass? Watching Ilene Chaiken blow smoke out of her ass on weed, obvs. Side-bonus: Jennifer Beals = Love.

Real Life:

There’s a new gay republicans organization in town by the name of GOPROUD [Intern Vashti: “Um, I don’t really understand gay republicans but whatever.”]

From The Daily Texan, an article on the “born gay” debateFocusing on the root causes of homophobia is much more important than focusing on the roots of homosexuality. In terms of liberation and civil rights and creating change, we have to improve education and awareness of the issues.”

Today in Adolescent Homophobic Douchebaggery:

After being repeatedly bullied with anti-gay remarks, an 11-year old boy from Massachusetts hung himself. His mother had repeatedly reported the bullying to the school to no avail. This is intensely and overwhelmingly ridiculously depressing.

In Michigan, 9 out of 10 LGBT students report verbal harassment because of their sexual orientation with a half reporting physical harassment and a fifth saying they’ve been physically assaulted.


GLAAD Awards ticket giveaway over at The L Word Online — check it. IFC, J-Beals, Foxy Brown, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman and Katherine Moennig will be there. April 18th. Los Angeles.

LA Gay & Lesbian Center Project Pushback is having a Freedom to Marry PSA Contest. I feel like we should enter?

[Thanks to Nicole for many tips!]

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  1. In regards to that list, two things:
    1. Yes, yours was way better and I didn’t even know most of them women you where talking about.
    2. Where in the HELL is BRIAN KINNEY on that list? (That ommission voided the list for me.)

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