The Dish: New Book Takes You Inside the Home of Celesbians, First Trans Bride on “Say Yes to the Dress”

Hey, friend! Hope your Thursday is a good one. I’m heading to Orlando for the #LGBTMedia17, an annual convening of LGBTQ editors and writers who discuss best practices for covering topics and trends that relate to our community. Follow the conversation on Twitter all weekend long.

Some people don’t think Katy Perry deserves an HRC Award for being an LGBTQ ally.

Homophobia isn’t just bogus; it’s harmful to your business.

A South Carolina judge found that a lesbian couple who were together for 40 years had a common law marriage.

It’s still big news when queer women are happy in public in places like Nigeria.

63 percent of Americans are totally cool with same-sex marriage, which is great because it’s the law.

Trans woman Alphonza Watson was shot and killed in Baltimore on Wednesday. Rest in power, Alphonza.

Mexican actress Natasha Dupeyrón dispelled gay rumors that surfaced after she posted a photo of her holding another woman’s hand. But she also wasn’t super pro gay about it. Just saying.

On LGBTQ women and their relationship with their fathers.

There’s a hint of a chance HB2 could be repealed.

How to write better bisexual characters in comics.

Adidas has some new rainbow kicks, just in time for Pride, which was precisely the point.

Buzzfeed says Hollywood is getting way too much credit for their tiny gay bits.

Plus-size model Denise Bidot‘s “No Wrong Way to Be a Woman” campaign is inclusive and amazing.

HER founder Robyn Exton says it’s time companies get with the program and get inclusive.

Malaysia was going to censor the vaguely lesbian scene in “Power Rangers,” but now they’re not.

Related: A Very Brief History of Queer Girl Superheroes.

Sarah Paulson isn’t sure on if she wants kids or not.

The out creator of “Different for Girls” writes about being a “filth peddler” aka making lesbian content.

“Kings & Queens in Their Castles” is a new book filled with photographs of out LGBTQ people in their homes. Now you can say you went home with Alison Bechdel or Meredith Baxter.

Juneau’s gay and lesbian chorus is celebrating 20 years of totally queer singing.

“Say Yes to the Dress” has its first ever trans bride. (Finally.)

Ciao!