I had a fantastic time at the Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Justice’s Fueling the Frontlines Awards last night. So many incredible LGBTQs doing hard work that is truly benefitting us now and in the future. As honoree Patrisse Cullors said on stage last night, it can be messy and depressing and completely exhausting, but it must be done.
Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz are ex-lovers in “Rough Night,” which gives me hope they romantically reunite at some point in the film!
I always wonder if women from eras past would have identified as lesbians or bisexual or queer, even, today. A lot of them, like Djuna Barnes who only had relationships with other women, rejected these labels, but it had a lot to do with, you know, how illegal lesbianism was at the time. Internal homophobia was very real, despite all kinds of same-sex sex happening (and very lusty letter writing!)
Aussie tennis legend turned pastor Margaret Court made some disparaging remarks about fellow player and out lesbian Casey Dellacqua. “Personally, I have nothing against Casey Dellacqua or her ‘partner,'” Court wrote in a letter that has been released to the press. “It is with sadness that I see that this baby has seemingly been deprived of a father.” Martina Navratilova weighed in on social media with kind of an eye roll and a yawn: “Margaret Court has been attacking our LGBT community for decades, this is nothing new. But still….”
Gillian Anderson really rocks that David Bowie look for “American Gods,” which is airing now on Starz.
If you remember Amanda Perez‘s “Angel” from the early aughts, you’ll be happy to see she’s finally getting some recognition for her having queered R&B for even just a little bit of time. Latina writes about the out artist’s success with that single, and why she chose to wait a few more years to come out. “Well, me coming into the game around 2002 (I was signed in 2001), I pretty much knew at that moment that being lesbian wasn’t going to happen in this industry, unless I was a woman who showed a lot of skin,” she said. “When I got signed to Universal, they never had a problem with me being myself. It was a decision I made because I wanted everyone to listen to me. I knew that once I put my foot through the door that I could be anything I wanted to be.”
Brides.com offers some helpful thoughts on why marrying a bisexual person should not be off-putting. In fact, it comes with some benefits! Feel free to link to this on your Tinder profile, bi gals and bois.
A lesbian couple was assaulted on the Q train after a 27-year-old Brooklyn man, Antoine Thomas, was upset over a seat. The New York Daily News reports that Thomas yelled “Faggot! Die!” and then hit one of the women until she was unconscious. The 24-year-old is now recovering from “a concussion, a broken eye socket and several cuts requiring stitches.” Thomas tried to flee the scene but was caught by a transit cop and has been charged with assault, menacing and harassment. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is now looking into additional charges of a hate crime, which sounds about right in this scenario.
Halsey and Lauren Jauregui’s new love song “Strangers” is out today, and it’s just in time for the long weekend!