The Dish: Katy Perry On Hooking Up With a Girl, Yellow Power Ranger Trini Comes Out

A live action lesbian on the big screen?!

It’s Monday! But guess what? We’re gonna make it good.

Let’s start with this: Trini, aka the Yellow Power Ranger, is going to be going gay in the new Power Rangers movie (!!!). Becky G is playing the role, and tells ScreenRant:

“Power Rangers has always represented diversity and they’re always been ahead of the curve on a lot of things and although it may be a touchy subject for some people, I think it’s done in a very classy way, and not only that, in a way that’s really real, because you don’t know, Trini doesn’t know herself, and it’s that moment where she says out loud, ‘I’ve never said any of this out loud’ and that line, where, you know, Zordon says ‘You must shed your masks to wear this armor.’ It’s true. People should accept themselves for who they really are and be proud of that and take ownership of that first and learn that self-love to really be happy; and I think that’s why Trini never found her purpose just yet, until she met them and that’s why she never really learned to love herself, because she didn’t accept who she really is just yet.”

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Katy Perry was honored by the HRC over the weekend, receiving the National Equality Award for her work as an LGBTQ ally. During her speech, she shared that her song “I Kissed a Girl” was inspired by real events:

“I’m just a singer-songwriter, honestly. I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little, bite-size pop songs. For instance, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it.’ Truth be told, A) I did more than that, but B) How was I going to reconcile that with a gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps? What I did know is that I was curious, and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress. And, honestly, I haven’t always gotten it right, but in 2008, when that song came out, I knew that I started a conversation that a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along, too.”

America Ferrera, Lena Dunham and other celeb allies were there, too.

A Christian-identified lesbian mom writes about having to come out constantly when people ask questions about her twins.

One bishop is creating time in his diocese for LGBT Christians to come and consult with him as part of a safe space.

Well…this happened: “Woman cleared of bottling lesbian lover in naked scrap over injured kitten.”

Can we place a moratorium on the phrase “lesbian lover” please? Because it’s also used in this film review of horror flick “Eyes of My Mother.”

YouTube’s restricted setting was apparently super restrictive on LGBTQ content. The New York Times is even reporting on this BS.

Speaking of censorship, the BBC won’t let Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” play on air with the intended inclusive lyrics for some GD reason.

Bisexual people are still being ignored by the LGTQ community.

At NursingTimes: “How discrimination affects access to healthcare for transgender people.” Spoiler: Greatly.

Chef Q was Floyd Mayweather’s personal chef until, she said, he realized she was a lesbian.

Ugh: The Family Action Council of Tennessee is trying to keep a non-biological lesbian mom from being considered the parent of her own child.

23-year-old lesbian Kathleen Ann Barriento was shot dead in Lapu-Lapu City last Friday. No suspects have been named, and no motive has been identified.

Ellen Page will be participating in a live reading of “Juno” to benefit Planned Parenthood. It’s all happening April 8 at the Ace Theater in Los Angeles.

Have a fantastic day!