Gillian Anderson just made “X-Files” fans cream their pants yet again: the actress told Out Magazine that she had a relationship with a girl throughout high school! But she is more comfortable calling herself a bisexual, or perhaps using no label, because her subsequent relationships have been with dudes. She also says because she knew she was attracted to men, so she didn’t feel especially stigmatized. “If I had thought I was 100 percent gay, would it have been a different experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation?” Anderson said. ”It’s possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.” She also added in Out, “I don’t think I’ve ever followed convention by choice. By default, maybe, but not by choice.” Call yourself whatever you want, Gillian — we are girl-crushing so hard. [New York Post, Out]
Gillian Anderson isn’t the first lady to confess to a lesbian affair. After the jump, meet seven more ladies with Sapphic inclinations.
“Everybody is convinced that Lea and I are in a relationship. There are supposedly forums with photos of us hugging at work or events. It’s funny, but flattering — Lea is beautiful. Since when can’t you hug your friends? … Once, we were flying from Sydney to Melbourne when a crazy guy grabbed my face and kissed me. Lea yelled and pushed him off of me. A mean stewardess who hadn’t seen it turned around and said, ‘You two be quiet!’ And Lea yelled, ‘No, that man just kissed my friend!’”
—Dianna Agron reveals that even though Quinn and Rachel are enemies battling it out for Finn’s affection on “Glee,” in real life her friendship with Lea Michele is tight. So tight in fact that many people assume they are a couple. I guess Santana and Brittany’s lesbian love story isn’t enough? [PopEater] Keep reading »
. Everyone’s favorite “Girl Next Door” has a new sex tape
making the rounds on the interwebs. And while the tape of her that was released in May was with her high school boyfriend Justin Frye, this time around her partner on film is a female friend, Taryn Ryan. But that isn’t the most scandalous thing. Apparently, Kendra claims she tried to block the release of this tape and the one that came out in May. But Radar Online says she set up a holding company in 2008, so that when they were released she would get a large chunk of the profits. They say she made $680,000 from the sale. [Huffington Post
Regardless of whether Kendra’s tape was leaked on purpose, here is a look back at some other celebrities who’ve gotten caught up in lesbian, or at least bi-curious, scandals.
Don’t get it twisted. This isn’t two random girls making out in a bar. It’s supermodel Kate Moss kissing transsexual model-of-the-moment Lea T. on the cover of Love magazine. The issue’s theme is androgyny, a look the Brazilian born-male-turned-androgyne Lea T. has come to symbolize in various recent trend pieces. The shot was taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. This is hardcore, indeed. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
It’s easy for us longer-haired ladies to walk into a hair salon with an Us Weekly, find a picture of a starlet whose look we envy, and say “Give me Katie Holmes’ hair.” But what if you’re a lesbian looking for a more butch ‘do — or, hey, a straight girl looking for a super-short hairstyle? Two hairstylists, Marco Roso and Laruen Boyle, created a poster of “queer haircuts” showing a diversity of hair types and styles so that salons, particularly in gay neighborhoods, have a better idea of how to do a ‘do.
I have one question, though: where’s the Bieber ‘do? [AfterEllen.com via Dis Magazine] Keep reading »
Kristen Stewart is very aware of her many lesbian admirers who refer to themselves as “Krisbians.” And these so-called “Krisbians” are really pissing her older brother off. Hmm … her older brother Cameron? Or is that code for her publicity boyfriend Robert Pattinson? She seems awfully flustered discussing lesbianism. Don’t think we haven’t noticed the way she looks at her BFF, Dakota Fanning. As one of my “Krisbian” friends says, “She’s gayer than a pocketbook full of rainbows.” I am inclined to agree. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
This month, the world went crazy. I don’t know if you noticed it where you live, but in my corner of the world—New York City—gay bashing and hate crime violence seemed to skyrocket. A few weeks ago, I was working at my newspaper job in the Bronx when we got a call about a body floating in the Harlem River. I didn’t know it then, but that body was a Rutgers University student who leaped to his death off the George Washington bridge after his classmate broadcast his gay hookup on the internet. Then, two men were arrested for attacking a gay man in the bathroom of the Stonewall Inn, one of my favorite gay bars and the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Keep reading »
The guys over at Asylum think they’ve figured out why those two girls made out with each other in that bar last night while a group of guys watched.
“University of California, Santa Barbara, sociology professor Verta Taylor and feminist studies professor Leila J. Rupp examined the girls-making-out-with-girls phenomenon through a series of interviews with college-age women.
They found that there are four reasons women are now more likely to publicly lock lips …”
Find out what they are. Keep reading »
Dear Elisabeth Hasselbeck,
I have to say, you truly enlightened me last week when you opened your trap on “The View” and said that women who turn gay later in life do so because they can’t get a man. You said, “I’ll tell you what’s happening. Older men are going for younger women and leaving the women with no one.” Keep reading »