Congrats to Taiwan, who has been granted the legalization of same-sex marriage based on the finding that disallowing it would be unconstitutional. The Constitutional Court decided that current marriage laws are discriminatory and should be amended within the next two years by the Legislative Yuan, whose only other option is to enact entirely new laws. Either way, Taiwan will be the first place in Asia to have equal marriage, and that’s pretty incredible.
The “Alien” franchise has a bizarre history with thinly veiled LGBT characters, and all we ever wanted was for Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley to be a huge lesbian.
Speaking of huge lesbians, Lea DeLaria has been named this year’s Chicago Pride Grand Marshall. She’ll also be performing at the Ravinia’s Martin Theatre on June 25. Bring a picnic!
Janet Mock is in this week’s New York Times Magazine, touching on her latest book and being referred to as a “trans advocate.”
A headline that made me LOL inside: “My wife’s lesbian friends threaten my life, man tells court.” This is happening in Lagos, and if any of his story is true, then his wife is living a pretty exciting life.
Portland’s coolest queer gatherings are happening at the Killingsworth Dynasty, including Lez Do It, which is the city’s “premiere lesbian party.”
China’s “marriage market” has parents of singles coming together to do some matchmaking every single weekend. Some LGBT parents tried to participate recently, and they were met with hostility and asked to leave. Jerks. I hope all of the proud moms and dads start their own and then give us updates on the the mating is going, because I bet that will lead to some interesting drama.
Speaking of old Hollywood, Broadly celebrates queer legend Marlene Dietrich, who will forever be a bisexual sex symbol.
The second-annual all-lesbian film festival, Cinema Systers Film Festival, is going down in Paducah, Kentucky of all places. It’s going down this weekend with live performances, art shows and, of course, movie screenings.
If you love Sapphic cinema, then I suggest seeing “AWOL.” Perhaps this clip from the film could convince you. It just became available on iTunes and On Demand.
I am loving that a queer woman is poised to be one of the biggest action stars of the summer. Cara Delevingne looks like she kicks a lot of ass in the new “Valerian” trailer.