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Reason #364 Why We Love Rachel Maddow


And you thought Oprah tore James Frey a new one on her show? Last night, Rachel Maddow invited Richard Cohen, the controversial (and unlicensed) psychotherapist who claims to have counseled thousands of men and women out of being gay, on her show. In his book Coming Out Straight, Cohen argues that there are psychological underpinnings to homosexual attraction—he says he was gay because he was “trying to experience the unobtained bond with my dad that never happened”—and that by coming to terms with what’s behind the attraction, you can become straight. After all, he did it! He’s been married for 27 years and has three kids! Although he admits in part two of the segment that for some of those years, he was still doing dudes.

Maddow, who’s a lesbian, obviously took issue with his argument and critiqued it point by point, especially since some of his quotes suggest gay folks are out to recruit children. But even more than that, she was furious about how Cohen’s work has been interpreted in Uganda. Keep reading »

Levi Johnston Digs Being A Gay Icon


Last night on “The Joy Behar Show,” host Behar asked her guest, Levi Johnston, how he feels about being a gay icon. “You come from a conservative background and Alaska’s not the most liberal state,” she said, “and yet, you seem to be very comfortable being a gay icon.”

“Once I started doing all these tours and everything,” Levi replied, “I just, you know, they’re people too. It doesn’t matter to me, more fans, it’s great.” Clip above. [via PopEater] Keep reading »

Meredith Baxter From “Family Ties” Comes Out As A Lesbian


Meredith Baxter, the mom from ’80s sitcom “Family Ties,” came out as a lesbian this morning on the “Today” show after Perez Hilton posted a picture of her yesterday nuzzling her girlfriend. “I did not want some tabloid to take the story and make it up — I wanted it to be in my own words,” the notoriously private Baxter told Matt Lauer. After three marriages and five children, she started dating women seven years ago and has been with the same woman for the last four years. She says of her public coming-out: “This is a political act, even though that’s not what it feels like to me,” she said. “If anyone knows someone who’s gay or lesbian … they’re less likely to vote against them to take away their rights. I can be that lesbian you know now …” Clip above. [via MSNBC] Keep reading »

Is Adam Lambert The Victim Of A Double Standard?


As we mentioned yesterday, after his AMA performance in which he kissed a guy and simulated oral sex, Adam Lambert‘s performance on “Good Morning America” this morning was swiftly canceled. Instead, Lambert was interviewed on the CBS morning show, “The Early Show” (who scooped him up to perform after ABC gave him the boot) where he talked about the “double whammy” of being a gay man in show business. Lambert said that with his “background in theater,” he just got “carried away” with his sexually-explicit performance, but he didn’t feel he owed anyone an apology. “I’m a performer, not a babysitter,” Lambert said as he explained it was never his intention to offend anyone. Keep reading »

Meet Velvetpark Mate, A New Lesbian Dating Website

I’m not a lesbian. But, I do have lots of lezzie friends who have complained about the lack of gay online dating options. Now, Velvetpark Media has launched a lesbian dating website called Velvetpark Mate. Writes site editor Grace Moon: “[We are] the first lesbo dating site … because we are NOT an affiliate program, or an ‘out of the box’ 3rd party package with a lesbian label slapped on it, NOR are we an afterthought of a male dominated media company, or the unwanted stepchild of a straight date site.” Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Alabama Principal Bans Lesbian Couple From Attending Prom

  • Cynthia Stewart, a 17-year-old junior in Alabama, event planner on the prom committee and out lesbian, allegedly asked her high school principal if she could bring her girlfriend as her date and was told no. When Stewart’s aunt/guardian appealed the principal’s decision to the school board, they let it stand. Happy prom, kids! [Feministing]
  • For the first time ever, the Mormon church has announced support for gay rights legislation by speaking up for Salt Lake City laws which would ban discrimination against gays in housing and employment. The church still says it doesn’t support gay marriage, though. [CBSNews.com]

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