Socialite Casey Johnson and her crew of friends have been known for starting public scandals and feuds. Recently, Casey’s ex-girlfriend, Courtenay Semel, viciously beat her and set fire to her hair. As the heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune and daughter of New York Jets owner Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson, Casey has led a very privileged life that doesn’t seem to include much more than spending money, engaging in girl fights and partying. Keep reading »
With the passing of Proposition 8, 2008 has left a bad taste in a lot of our mouths. But it would be sad to let a year full of PR triumphs for one of the hardest working and most outspoken communities slip by without acknowledging all the honors and milestones that have been achieved! So, forget the h8terade, from the death of “don’t ask, don’t tell” to the first openly gay prime time news anchor, there were a lot of wins to be proud of — just take a look at the long list of Great Gay Headlines In 2008! Keep reading »
Last night on “Grey’s Anatomy” we finally got to see how ABC execs decided to cut out Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) and her lesbian love storyline. There was much backlash and gossip regarding the unfair decision to give Erica the boot because people and network execurives seemed “uncomfortable” with her same sex relationship. The news leaked that she was getting the ax right before the episode aired. So how did they do it? More details after the jump. Keep reading »
Last week, we looked at the über-emotional post-coital scene between new lesbians Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Their good sex isn’t going to last very long, though. Dr. Hahn is leaving Seattle Grace this Thursday.
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Guys like watching girls make out. When men spot girl-on-girl action, it’s like moths to a flame. This summer, there have been plenty for dudes to gawk at, seeing as being a lesbian is the new new thing. From Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” to Megan Fox admitting she fell for a stripper named Nikita, going girl gay is everywhere. But what about us gawkers? Women get the shaft when it comes to “Brokeback Mountain”-style bromances. We want to know. Does two dudes making out do it for you? Keep reading »
“Transformers” star Megan Fox, 22, is trying to outfox the Hollywood media by confessing all the sexy secrets of her wild past. The bikini-clad bombshell, who’s on the cover of the October issue of GQ, exposes more than just her cleavage for the magazine. In an interview, she talked about her life with a frankness not found in most celebrities, including recounting a relationship that she had with a stripper named Nikita who did slow dances to Aerosmith ballads. Although, she declares her “I Kissed A Girl” moment doesn’t mean that she’s gay or bi. “Look, I’m not a lesbian,” she explained. “I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl — Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She’s mesmerizing. And lately I’ve been obsessed with Jenna Jameson.” She went on to lash out at Disney for turning teenage girls into pop-culture sexpots. “They take these little girls … teach them how to sing and dance and make them wear belly shirts, but they won’t allow them to be their own people. It makes me sick. I would never issue an apology for my life and for who I am. It’s like, Oh, I’m sorry I took a naked, private picture that someone … sold for money. …You shouldn’t have to apologize.” Tell it like it is, girlfriend! Looks like this action movie heroine is better at pulling stunts off-screen than on-screen. [GQ] Keep reading »
California just legalized gay marriage, but they might need to explicitly legalize gay slogan t-shirts too. Lapriss Gilbert, 31, was booted from the Social Security office in Van Nuys by a security guard who claimed he wasn’t allowed to let her in the government building because of her “Lesbian.com” t-shirt. Gilbert, who was simply there to pick up her son’s card, was threatened with arrest if she didn’t leave the premises. While Gilbert may have walked away quietly, she is speaking up for herself! “As an African-American and a lesbian, I haven’t been through one day without facing some sort of discrimination … but this is just shocking,” she told reporters. So, after the incident, she immediately did what any woman would do — she called her mom. Tanya Gilbert, a long time gay rights activist, got so upset by her daughter’s story, she immediately phoned in the LAPD on the “rent-a-cop” guard from the private company, Paragon, hired by Homeland Security. Luckily, before the four city police officers and a federal agent arrived, a fellow Paragon security guard saw the error of their ways and the officer escorted Lapriss Gilbert in. Even the ACLU is surprised — Peter Eliasberg, an attorney for the organization, said, “I haven’t seen this type of blatant discrimination in a federal office building before.” Guess that’s the good news. But the Gilberts are planning on filing a lawsuit against Paragon Security for their discrimination so this doesn’t ever happen again. [Daily News]
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In very sad news, Del Martin, the lesbian activist who was finally able to marry her life partner, Phyllis Lyon, in June, has died at the age of 87. Martin and Lyon were the first lesbian couple to be married after California lifted the ban on gay marriage. It’s so bittersweet that she was able to marry Lyon before her passing — and infuriating she wasn’t able to do it earlier. [AP] Keep reading »
Courtenay Semel has seen more millionaire cooch than a Beverly Hills gyno. All summer long, she’s had a celeb on her arm, her name in the headlines, and money in the bank. A staple of the elite social scene, this a party-girl extraordinaire has been heating up Hollywood nights, but who is the mysterious scissor sister named Semel?
LOVES: She recently made headlines as Lindsay Lohan’s first lesbian lover, but this bad girl has hooked up with more of the creme de la creme. Linked to Casey Johnson (as in Johnson & Johnson), Courtenay likes bitches as rich she is. But alas money doesn’t buy class, and now Courtenay is with reality TV/MySpace “star” Tila Tequila. Only dating for a few weeks, the match made in attention whore heaven has already been hitting the red carpets together. Looks like Tila’s getting yet another shot at love. Keep reading »
Lesbianism is such a hot topic, some celebs even seem to be capitalizing on the media coming out party. While faux-mo’s make us want to barf, in general, the mainstreaming of what was once considered counterculture is exciting. Now heteros can finally play Indigo Girls’ records in public without being judged! But who are the trailblazing scissor sisters bridging their community? Since everyone’s personalities are a mixture of nurture and nature, here are the basic types of lesbians from which you can make-up the Venn diagram of lesbian society.
The Sophisticate Usually an artist or academic, this well read member of the intelligentsia is socially conscious without smelling like patchouli. An important public person, she’s a wise, loving role model. Example: Melissa Etheridge
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