They did it! Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, the lesbian couple of 55 years that we wrote about yesterday, were the first gay couple to be married under California’s new law. This video of them cutting the wedding cake got us all verklempt.
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Congratulations to Phyllis Lyon, 84, and Del Martin, 87, a lesbian couple that has been together for 55 years — they plan to become the first same-sex couple to legally exchange marriage vows in San Francisco. SF Mayor Gavin Newsom will officiate the ceremony. Enjoy it ladies — you should have never had to wait! [Yahoo News] Keep reading »
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A lesbian couple taking in a Seattle Mariners game were told by an usher that they would have to stop their PDA if they wanted to watch the remaining innings — a woman nearby had complained that there were children nearby, as if two people smooching is akin to an X-rated movie. You know what’s lame about this? Last time I was at a Yankee game, I saw a couple exploring each other’s tonsils for, like, 30 minutes and no one said a thing. And I didn’t care either for the record, I love to watch people and laugh. According to Sirbrina Guerrero, one of the women in question, “There was a couple like seven rows ahead making out. We were just showing affection.” The usher said that parents shouldn’t have to explain to their kids why two women were kissing. I disagree. They absolutely should. They should say, “Yes, those two people are kissing. Probably because they like each other or even love each other. Isn’t that nice? Now stop staring and pay attention to the game. These tickets cost me $50.” Well that’s what I would say anyway. [CNN.com] Keep reading »
Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t think so! This week, the infamous military policy that allowed homosexuals to be discriminated against in the workplace didn’t stand up in court thanks to Maj. Margaret Witt. The decorated Air Force nurse, who had cared for combat victims for 18 years, was discharged in 2007 because higher-ups heard that she’s gay. Brave and clever, Maj. Witt decided to fight back and sue for her right to serve, and with the help of the ACLU, she won! Her case has now set a precedent wherein the government cannot fire at will when it comes to the sexual orientation of its employees. Like any other job, the military bosses will have to prove there is a real reason for canning any of their personnel. Hooray! We’re hoping this decision will also help The L Word’s sexy servicewoman Tasha keep her military post. We pity the fools who try to mess with any woman, let alone one who is a trained fighter. [MSNBC via World of Wonder]
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Three residents of the Isle of Lesbos (no thatâ€™s not a euphemism, they really live there) are suing the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union, Olke, over the use of the word â€œLesbian.â€ Although the plaintiffs claim theyâ€™re cool with the lifestyle, they want to stop the confusion and reclaim the name solely for people from the region. Theyâ€™re loud, theyâ€™re proud, and theyâ€™re used to calling themselves Lesbians. But the term actually comes from one of the most famous Lesbians, in both meanings of the word, Sappho, a writer in Ancient Greece who wrote love poems to other women. Despite the ridiculousness of the charges of â€œpsychological and moral rapeâ€ of their label, the case, supported by a member of a local pagan group and two other inhabitants, will be heard in a court in Athens sometime in June. [The Telegraph] Keep reading »
In the past I have said that if I was going to hook up with a woman, she would need to be busty and very womanly because, otherwise, what would be the point? But over the years, the true girl crushes I’ve had (not the “oh my god, isn’t she cool”-girl crushes we write about on The Frisky) have been a lot more masculine than I thought they would be. Like Ellen DeGeneres, who I find very attractive. And the chick who briefly hosted “Queer Eye For The Straight Girl” — I think her name was Honey Labrador or something. Anyway, apparently, I am not alone. The New York Times had an interested article this weekend about how women — from city gals to suburban moms — are totally obsessed with the host of Bravo’s Work Out, Jackie Warner, who’s gay. This makes me happy, mostly because the most mainstream acceptance of lesbianism has been when it’s pornified in Girls Gone Wild videos or at your local bar, where girls make out with each other for the viewing pleasure of men. [New York Times] Keep reading »
“My boyfriend put on a long blonde wig for Halloween and it really turned me on. Am I a lesbian, or do I just like Fabio-look-alikes?” — Bodice Ripping, San Francisco, CA
Funny you should ask. I’m lying in bed with my laptop (I’ve got “the cramps”) and I was just watching my boyfriend jokingly show off his legs to me. He’s honestly got the best legs I’ve ever seen (for a guy OR a girl), and now I want to dress him up like a girl and do him. Am I a lesbian?? The thought of going down on a girl does nothing for me, so I’ll take a wild guess and say no. I’ll go ahead and say the same for you. Women are just hot, and I think when we catch glimpses of “womanly” things we tend to get aroused by them. I think it also has to do with a certain “control factor.” It’s human nature to view women as submissive creatures. So when you see your boyfriend in a more volatile role (dressed as a woman), I think it’s normal to want to dominate and get turned on by the thought of it.
And no…it’s not a Fabio thing either. Unless you’re obese and have socialization issues. In which case, I’m sorry.
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Buffy is going down! Donâ€™t worry, not at the hands of a flesh eating vampire, just on another woman. Issue #12 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic (based on the hugely popular TV show), which hit stands yesterday, fulfilled everyoneâ€™s fantasy, especially that of creator Josh Whedon and writer Drew Goddard, who wanted to play with their plot line as much as they wanted Buffy to play withâ€¦.her sexuality. Strangely enough, despite its popularity with readers, photo bloggers, and the media in general, hot girl-on-girl action is a rare storyline in mainstream comic books. Although sadly, the creators claim, much like the average hook-up, the lesbian love is just a one-time thing. Josh Whedon told The New York Times, â€œWeâ€™re not going to make her gay, nor are we going to take the next 50 issues explaining that sheâ€™s not. Sheâ€™s young and experimenting, and did I mention open-minded? You do have to be careful about the message youâ€™re sending out. Itâ€™s a double-edged sword. You have to be responsible, but you also have to be irresponsible or youâ€™re not telling the best stories.â€ So true! [NY Times]
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When I watched The Surreal Life and witnessed the flirtatious interaction between Christopher “Peter Brady” Knight and Adrienne “Top Model” Curry, I said to myself, “Those two kids are totally going to fall in love.” And I was right! The twosome met and married on reality TV and are now in the third season of their own show My Fair Brady. This time around, the fiery twosome, who fight more than Bobby and Whitney, I swear, are thinking about procreating! The only problem is that Chris seems convinced that Adrienne might be a lesbian because she did a naughty photoshoot with a girlfriend as a gift for him for his birthday. Umm, ungrateful and paranoid much? Maybe these two aren’t meant to be… [VH1] Keep reading »