Today’s Lady News: Tennessee Church Kicks Lesbian Softball Coach Out Of The League

  • Hmm, what do you think God would say about this? A lesbian softball coach says her team was kicked out of a church league because of her sexuality. Jana Jacobson said a minister from Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN, told her she and her team, which has gay and straight members, were not welcome to play in its softball league because it might look like the church was condoning the “gay lifestyle.” [Fox News]
  • An advisory committee for the Food & Drug Administration has recommended approval for ella, a morning-after pill that works up to five days after unprotected sex. The current morning-after pill, Plan B, only works up to three days after your condom ripped. [CNN]

  • Hannah Atkins, the first African-American woman to be elected to Oklahoma’s House of Representatives, passed away yesterday at age 86. Atkins was inspired to run for office after the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. []
  • Olivia Bouler, 11, of Islip, New York, has raised over $110,000 by selling her own paintings of birds to donate to the Audobon Society to help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. She promised to mail paintings to the first 500 people who helped her reach an initial goal of $25,000. So far Olivia has completed half of her paintings and plans to spend the summer finishing the rest. [CNN]
  • A 35-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and two years home confinement for snapping camera phone pics underneath a 10-year-old girl’s skirt. Ty Standley followed the girl around a mall and was caught on Sears video camera taking pervy photos when the girl bent down to tie her shoes. [WESH]
  • Cindy Casares at Guanabee asks a good question about the ads for “The Real L Word” show: why do lezzies have to be sexy to be on TV? [Guanabee]
  • Check out this interview with Jessica Valenti, co-founder of the blog Feministing, on The Daily Femme. She’s one smart cookie! [The Daily Femme]