Tag Archives: lesbians

Lesbian Site AfterEllen Pulls The Plug After 14 Years

The corporate owners of the popular lesbian pop culture site AfterEllen are pulling the plug after 14 years. Editor-in-chief Trish Bendix eulogizes the site for the Advocate: Here are the facts: Evolve Media purchased AfterEllen from Viacom two years ago. They gave us two fiscal years to become their LGBT property and profit in that space, and they found we are ...

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Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival To End

Via the Advocate: The 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, to be held this August, will be the last, its founder announced today. The storied women-only event, first held in 1976, has been the subject of controversy in recent years because of its exclusion of transgender women, with many artists and organizations deciding to boycott. Founder and organizer Lisa Vogel gave ...

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Irish Beauty Queen Comes Out

The Rose Of Tralee is a competition in which Irish communities around the world send a beauty queen to the finals in Ireland’s County Kerry. This year’s winner is Philadelphia resident Maria Walsh, who just came out. That may prove to be a problem for New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day group. Via Irish Central: Right on cue a host ...

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Robert Stacy McCain: Lesbians Are The REAL Danger To American Culture

“While much conservative criticism of the gay-rights movement has focused on male homosexuals, however, few conservatives noticed that lesbians actually bring greater ideological resources to the battlefields of the Culture War. They are both gay and women and, in terms of the Competitive Victimhood Derby that is modern progressivism, this places lesbians in a position to claim that they are ...

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US Navy Christens Ship For Sally Ride

The US Navy has christened its new ship named after late astronaut Sally Ride in a ceremony featuring her partner of 27 years. Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, ship’s sponsor for the auxiliary general oceanographic research (AGOR) vessel R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), breaks a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony at the Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard in Anacortes, ...

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LPAC Announces 2014 Endorsements

Via the Washington Post: The country’s only lesbian-backed political action committee, LPAC, will unveil a first wave of political endorsements Thursday — including five openly gay candidates seeking congressional seats and state offices ranging from governor to attorney general. The endorsement list includes 15 Democrats so far. Among them: gubernatorial hopefuls Wendy Davis of Texas, Heather Mizeur of Maryland, Martha ...

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Things Straight Guys Say To Lesbians

(Tipped by JMG reader Win)

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BERLIN: Lesbian Cemetery To Open

A cemetery for lesbians will open outside of Berlin on Sunday. The project, which is on the grounds of a Lutheran Church, has been criticized in the German press by writers who characterize its backers as lesbian separatists. “We are the first real generation of emancipated, feminist, open lesbians, and we need somewhere to be buried,” said Dr Astrid Osterland ...

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Brooklyn Borough President: My Borough Is The Lesbian Capital Of The Northeast

“We remain the lesbian capital of New York City and the Northeast. In other words, we have a much larger lesbian population in Brooklyn. New York City is fortunate to have a large LBGT community, but in Brooklyn in particular, the lesbian community, there’s no question it’s the capital of the Northeast. They’ve made unbelievable contributions to the quality of ...

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Thank A Lesbian Today

One of the most beautiful and moving aspects of the early plague years was the unprecedented response of the lesbian community. Our sisters stepped up when no one else would and became caregivers, companions, and fierce advocates. While the marriage equality movement has certainly united gay men and lesbians, in the early years of HIV/AIDS the two communities were at ...

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Dan Savage On Lesbian First-Timers

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Research Ship Named For Sally Ride

An oceanography research ship to be operated on behalf of the US Navy has been named for astronaut Sally Ride, who died last year of pancreatic cancer. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a statement, “Sally Ride’s career was one of firsts and will inspire generations to come. I named R/V Sally Ride to honor a great researcher, but also ...

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And Still They Danced

At tonight’s gala fundraiser marking the 30th anniversary of the NYC LGBT Community Center, the headlining honoree was DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor. Upon taking the stage, Edie led us through her 42-year relationship with her late wife, Thea Spyer, starting with their closeted courtship and through the decades until their 2007 wedding in Toronto. During her speech, Edie spoke of ...

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Engaged Lesbian Wins Poker Tourney

Out pro poker player Vanessa Selbst, who is engaged to be married, just won over $1.4M at the PokerStars High Rollers Tournament, beating an all-male field of players. The talk before the High Roller final was of the record Vanessa Selbst looked certain to break. Selbst, 28, would become the highest-earning woman in poker if she finished fifth or better, ...

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Gives Victory Speech

(Via Towleroad)

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Family Research Institute: Astronaut Sally Ride Died Of Being Lesbian

Right Wing Watch tips us to the latest batshittery from the Family Research Institute, which is an SPLC-certified hate group. Sally Ride, the first U.S. female astronaut, died this year at 61 of pancreatic cancer. Most women live until their 80s. Something strange afoot?  Ride was married to a fellow astronaut from 1982 to 1987. But it was just revealed ...

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Susannah Hoffs – Picture Me

Bangles lead singer Susannah Hoffs steps out solo with a new track and video that features a young lesbian couple.

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Lesbian Super-PAC Backs Baldwin

The nation’s first lesbian-run Super-PAC has launched a fundraiser for Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who would become the first-ever openly gay member of the U.S. Senate should she be elected. —Tammy is under attack from anti-women, anti-choice, and anti-equality forces.—Secret groups funded by the Koch brothers, the US Chamber of Commerce, and Karl Rove have already spent millions of dollars attacking ...

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MEXICO: Lesbian Folk Singer Chavela Vargas Dies At The Age Of 93

Most Americans may not know the name of Chavela Vargas, but foreign film buffs will recognize her distinctive voice from the soundtracks of Pedro Almodavar’s movies. Vargas died yesterday at the age of 93. Vargas rose to fame flouting the Roman Catholic country’s preconceptions of what it meant to be a female singer: singing lusty “ranchera” songs while wearing men’s ...

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Ladyhawke – Blue Eyes

I’m really digging this.

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