The Dish: Ellen Page Interviews Janet Mock, Tina Fey is a Member of “The American Christian Lesbian Underground”

“I just want to get out and tell more LGBT stories. I think that’s where my heart is.”

I’m still in Palm Springs and I slept about 10 hours last night to make up for the long weekend. I feel pretty successful though because I did not get a sunburn. I know you were nervous for me.

The straight women who play gay on “Supergirl” are so happy to be repping for queer women on TV. They were at the GLAAD Media Awards in LA on Saturday, as were a ton of other out entertainers and allies.

Millsaps College (based in Jackson, Miss.) will award out attorney Roberta Kaplan with honorary degrees for her work in helping same-sex marriage become the law of the land.

Out singer/MC/DJ Syd does not like to be referred to as a “lesbian rapper.”

Not so surprisingly, some “Christian” bigots are pissed about out lesbian Kristen Goodwin being named the chief of cadets at the Air Force Academy. I had no idea there was an organization calling themselves “Foundation for Moral Law,” but, again, not so surprising.

All that homophobia and hate just leads to evil, like someone vandalizing this couple’s house and cars in Kentucky. There’s an LGBT march tonight in their town of Berea, so if you’re in the area, show your support.

In Fargo, N.D., St. Stephen’s Episcopal church “dedicated a new window in their sanctuary to the LGBTQ community.”

Ellen Page and Janet Mock have a conversation over at Out. The whole thing is definitely worth reading, but here’s a tasty little quote from Ellen:

“I remember randomly stumbling on But I’m a Cheerleader when I was 14. It was hard to find, and I remember not being totally aware of why it spoke so much to me. But moments of ‘I feel that way’ and ‘I don’t really like when boys…’ — those little moments can mean so much.” 

Stars, they’re just like us!

The New York Times details the attacks two trans women have been subjected to in Jackson Heights, N.Y.

Doctor Who is getting a gay woman (of color!) sidekick after all these years! It looks like she’s only around for one season, but still.

Photo by BBC

“Ghost in the Shell” has been the focus of the topic on whitewashed cinema (and for good reason) but it looks like a lesbian kiss featured in the trailer didn’t make the film and the character is not as bisexual as she was in the manga series. Hollywood!

I fully support taking on your local anti-LGBTQ politicians should you see them in public. They allegedly work for you.
Andreja Pejic will be the first trans woman to cover GQ. In other cover news, gorgeous queer model Dilone (who you may recognize from those adorable American Eagle billboards) is in the new issue of Allure (far left in both pics).

Photo by Allure
Photo by Allure

Marketplace queerness is a thing now.

This year’s Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women’s Health Conference is looking for submissions.

Tina Fey slayed on a Facebook Live fundraiser for the ACLU over the weekend, taking on Trump, Pence and fake news. A quote: “Don’t let any website tell you that the ACLU stands for Anti-Christian Lesbian Underground. It’s the American Christian Lesbian Underground and the birds on my shirt are members. I got gay birds on my shirt!”

LGBTQ libraries are safe spaces that not enough people take advantage of.

Carole Pope is curating a new Music for Lesbians series in Canada.

Also genderless emojis are coming, howbowdah?


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