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graveyard central [May 11th, 2011 @ 10:25pm]


so how do we un-deadify this community?
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[January 28th, 2010 @ 12:17pm]


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Last Night Obama said he wants to get rid of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Do you think it will actually happen?

Personally, I want it, but I really don't think it is going to happen.
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Meredith Baxter comes out [December 2nd, 2009 @ 4:31pm]


The following is a small snippet from the interview starting at 6:32:

I am not a political person. I have done political things before but it’s been brought to my attention that this is a political act, even though that’s now what it feels like to me. It just feels like personal exposure and its uncomfortable. From my understanding, is that so much research has been done that says that if anyone knows someone that’s gay or lesbian, then when they are addressing gay or lesbian issues; political issues that effect their rights, they’re less likely to vote against them, to take away their rights. So if you knew me before and you cared about me before; I am the same woman. I am the same mother too all of these children and if I can be that lesbian you know now, oh okay if I vote this way then that might actually effect this person that I know, that Meredith.”

image While I think that it took great courage to publicly reveal her sexual identity, I long for the day when such an admission is no longer necessary. Who we love should never take precedence over the act of love itself. The fact that gays and lesbians must still declare their sexual preference to the world is a reflection of the hegemony of heterosexism. It saddens me that this is a political act and yet when heterosexuals embark on a relationship together, it is simply considered a natural part of ones life's path.

I remember watching the Ellen interview on Oprah. For the first time images and video from their intimate wedding were made public. When Portia walked onstage, Ellen's whole demeanour changed and you could tell that this woman is the love of her life. It was positively beautiful and yet Oprah kept calling the two of them cute. Though Oprah clearly thought that this was an expression of acceptance, it amounted to the belittling of their relationship.

Accepting gays and lesbians means more than calling them “cute”, it means validating the love that they share with their significant other. These relationships are every bit as serious and meaningful as heterosexual partnerships. Even amongst those who claim to be liberal, a stigma still attaches itself to a gay and lesbian identity. Meredith should have been able to go about her life loving who she chose without having to make a declaration on national television. Heterosexual stars carry on long term relationships constantly without having to appear on television to announce that they are choosing to share their lives with someone. While it makes me happy to know that one of my favourite television moms is enjoying her life, it saddens me to know that it’s considered political act.


And for those of your who don't know her off the top of your head (I know I didn't), Wikipedia says, "Meredith Ann Baxter (born June 21, 1947), formerly Meredith Baxter Birney, is an American actress. She is best-known for her roles on the television programs Family (1976-1980), and on the comedy Family Ties (1982-1989)."
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Happy Thanksgiving! [November 26th, 2009 @ 11:20pm]

Happy T-day for you Americans out there :)

Lesbian/Bi Characters We're Thankful For

Callie Torres, Grey's Anatomy

Arizona Robbins and Callie Torres

Choosing just one lesbian character to be thankful for is a little like going to the SPCA. So many adorable options — and I want to take every single one home with me. But I decided to go with the Sapphic surgeon who made me fall in love again: Dr. Callie Iphegenia Torres (Sara Ramirez) from Grey's Anatomy.
I was right there with all of you when Grey's kicked Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) to the curb last season. But who among us hasn't played Hahn's glasses soliloquy over and over again? Watching Callie's confusion, then delight, as she realized that she was falling for a woman was one of the best things I've seen on TV. And no face on television communicates the emotions of love like Callie's.
This year, Callie and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) have become my favorite couple, gay or straight, on screen. (Yes, that even includes Pam and Jim.) Their relationship is rocky, fun, confounding and loving. And last week's episode in which Callie did just about everything wrong in trying to give Arizona a good birthday was amazing. At the end, when Arizona said, “I love you” and Callie said, "You do?" I realized that I had fallen in love with Grey's Anatomy again. Thanks, Callie. I love you, too.
A few others...Collapse )
Others listed:

Helen Stewart, Bad Girls

Luce, Imagine Me & You

Rachel Maddow, The Rachel Maddow Show

Nancy Bartlett, Roseanne

Clarissa Vaughan, The Hours

Ms. Rain, Precious
Vivian Bell, Desert Hearts

I know ONTD hates lists, but I love gushing over female queer characters on TV and I just posted my faves.
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It’s no fun being the invisible lesbian [November 6th, 2009 @ 12:31pm]

By Jennifer Vanasco Jennifer.Vanasco@gmail.com
Nov 5, 2009 - 6:07:50 PM

Too many LGBTs automatically assume ‘straight’ when someone doesn’t fit the stereotypes, denying others a community connection

No one can tell my girlfriend is gay. An example: About two years ago, Jenny and a gay male friend went to San Francisco in June. They were excited to celebrate Pride.

But first they were hungry, so they approached a short gay guy wearing leather.
“Anyplace around here we can get Mexican food?” Jenny asked.

The man looked them up and down and then said with a condescending sigh, “The Mexican neighborhood is a few blocks over. This is the Castro. If you really want to stay in the neighborhood, there will be long waits, because there’s a thing happening called Gay Pride.”

Jenny and her friend stared at him in disbelief.

“I am a lesbian standing with a gay guy in the Castro,” Jenny said to me later. “And even then, no one knows I’m gay.”
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Are there any self-identified femmes in this community or just feminine lesbians? Do you feel invisible? How do you handle it? How do you let people know you're a lesbian? Does it bother you to have to make extra effort to let people know you're a lesbian?
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An Asian-American Queer Superhero! [October 31st, 2009 @ 5:14pm]

I'm not really into comic books, but I saw this on my Google Reader and though it was pretty cool.

secret identities superhero contest winner: hush

I apologize that this took so long... At long last, here's the final winner from our Secret Identities Superhero Contest, where readers were asked to submit their own original idea for an Asian American superhero. We would have posted this sooner, but understandably, superstar comic book artist Bernard Chang is a busy man. So without further ado, here is Hush by Juli Martin, as rendered above by Bernard Chang.


Abandoned as a newborn, Jane was adopted from Korea by a wealthy white couple at four months. After unexpectedly having two biological children, Jane's adoptive parents feel they have no use for her, and when she comes out as bisexual at age 13, they kick her out. She is shuffled through the foster care system until aging out, at which point she moves to The Center, a cooperative home for homeless LGBTQ youth. Abandoned so many times, she now calls herself "Jane Doe."

Jane is a queer femme woman, slim build, 20. Her black hair is cut choppy and asymmetrical, streaked with electric blue. Her style is edgy and futuristic, in black, gray and blue.

Corrupt governmental wheeling and dealing put The Center in the hands of multibillionaire Elliot Rush, whose biotech firm GenFX needs secret human testing. Believing the residents of The Center are “throwaway” people - people no one will miss - Rush uses them as human guinea pigs.

GenFX's serum takes prexisting traits in the host and amplifies them to a superhuman level, operating under the theory that if a body has a predisposition towards a certain ability, enhancing that trait will give the individual intuitive control over it. Jane has a keen emotional awareness that allows her to read people, situations, feelings and intentions, so when exposed to the serum, her body reacts by amplifying her existing emotional intelligence. She becomes telepathic, and in addition to being able to read others' minds, she can speak to them in their thoughts and share images or sounds. When experiencing strong emotions, these feelings "radiate," positively or negatively affecting those around her.

Because it is not immediately known what powers are developing within each subject (and how), Jane's telepathy allows her to learn more about Rush's intentions than subjects were supposed to know. Using her abilities, Jane informs the others that Rush plans to destroy them once he has the data he needs. She and the others secretly develop their powers and plan an escape. Their plans are interrupted, however, when Rush, suspicious of Jane, separates her from the others.

While being held by Rush, Jane learns that he has called for armed reinforcements. She pleads with the others to get out and leave her behind, but they refuse. Instead, they risk everything to rescue her, and when the battle is over, Jane feels claimed and protected for the first time. From that moment on, her commitment to the others and ensuring their safety is solidified.

Rush manages to escape the fighting, but not without sustaining severe burns in the process, and slips into a coma. When he awakes, he has been disenfranchised by his company and insane from a virus in his skin grafts which ate away the logic and reason portions of his brain. Engraged, he begins to assemble a crew of bio-engineered villains to seek revenge and destroy all who inhibit his rise to power.

Optimistically, they're aiming for a Spring 2011 release. To learn more about the anthology, visit the Secret Identities website here.

now I'd love to see a female queer superhero who doesnt easily conform to mainstream standards of beauty...like a more full-figured character

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[PICSPAM] - Top 10 Lesbian Couples [September 18th, 2009 @ 9:35pm]



HERE @ lore_85

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Discuss. [September 16th, 2009 @ 11:20pm]

Where have been the best places for you to meet girls?  I know NO gay girls at home, and online dating is proving to be the worst idea ever. So...

- Best place in real life to meet girls?

- Best place online to meet girls?
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WHAT IS THIS? [September 13th, 2009 @ 4:58pm]

Aren't they a few decades apart in age? Page's last role was Juno, so this is a little bit of a mindfuck for me.



I love Ellen Page, but this shoot is making me go o_O

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An excuse to talk about the L word [August 20th, 2009 @ 6:54pm]


Interview with Mia Kirshner

by , Senior Writer
August 20, 2009

Who killed Jenny Schecter? A mere five months ago, that was the burning question on lesbian lips in living rooms and local bars from Los Angeles to Little Falls, New Jersey.

Mia Kirshner (Miss Conception, The Black Dahlia, 24) — the astonishing actor who played Jenny, and managed to find the humanity in a character known for uttering, "Adele, the appliqué on the back of your jeans was declared an abomination by the Geneva Convention," and other psychotic bon mots — is in fact a thoughtful woman who'd rather spend time with her friends than bask in the spotlight of Hollywood.

After a record six years as Showtime's longest running original series, The L Word finally ended in March, putting our love-to-hate relationship with Jenny Schecter to rest, not to mention relieving us of those annoying alliterations.

What many people don't know is, all that time, Mia was also focused on humanitarian issues, and in October, 2008, she published her first book, I Live Here, a collection of "visually stunning" narratives told through journals, stories and images, by refugees and displaced people from around the world.

The normally press-shy actress talked to AfterEllen.com and opened up about working on The L Word, her reaction when she found out Jenny was dead, and furthering her efforts for I Live Here with an upcoming fundraiser that will include L Word cast members Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman and Rose Rollins.

Rest of the interview (which is fucking long) is at the Source

The last episode season of the L word was trash, y/n? Regardless, I dearly miss it and South of Nowhere was a huge fucking let down. I was really into it in the beginning, but then when they pushed back the final season...I just lost interest. Any good lesbian TV anyone can recommend? I have Verizon FIOS at my disposal.

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TO KICK THIS THING OFF. [August 19th, 2009 @ 1:54pm]

New mod, so hopefully posts will follow?
So.....have you listened to the new Tiësto song featuring Tegan and Sara? What do you think?

"The first collaboration took place a year ago or so with T&S. If you recall, he remixed their "Back In Your Head." This time time they feel someone deep in their bones. As far as the he said/she said, he gave them a track, they wrote lyrics and vocal lines for it, he finished it up in his Holland studio. The artists are pretty stoked about the results. As Sara puts it:

Tegan and I would happily disband if Tiësto let us tour the world with him. I'd take dance lessons and would be open to discussions about wearing "outfits" on stage. We're proud of the collaboration and can't wait for people to hear the song!"

via Stereogum

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Slight change of plans [August 18th, 2009 @ 5:10pm]

Unfortunately thebigbadbutch  had to step down, but I'll still be here. During the few days thebigbadbutch and I collaborated, we wanted to change the community a bit.

It's not going to become a hookup free for all, but we wanted to change ontd_lesbians  to become a place to not only post articles of the lesbian persuasion, but also become a place of discussion and hopefully lead to a little bit of a community.

So please, feel free to post anything (relevant to the theme of the community, of course) along the lines of celeb gossip, recent events around the world and in your every day life. :)

If you have any suggestions/comments for revamping this place and/or making it more active. Pleasseeee message or comment me.


new moddingly yours,

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Under New Management [August 15th, 2009 @ 1:56pm]

thebigbadbutch and mon_deluge are your new owners/mods.

I'm sure in no time they'll have made this place super-fabulous and active. Thanks so much for joining and being respectful and awesome since this community was created!

No Dramaz Plz [January 20th, 2009 @ 6:05pm]

How does a lesbian avoid drama and still get laid?
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Lesbian Rand B song by Keri Hilson [December 9th, 2008 @ 3:04pm]

Call this a FIRST in the world of R&B. MediaTakeOut.com got its hands on a new song by R&B singer Keri Hilson - it's a love song - and it's to a WOMAN!!!

Well, you knew it was coming someday. Anyway - here are some of the lyrics to the song entitled Number One Sex - and it features FREAKY AZZ R Kelly.

R. Kelly:
N-N-Number one, sex that we're having here girl (Ooh)
This is number one, sex that we're having here girl (Ooh)

Girl I know you've been waiting for me, yeah yeah yeah.
And I know you been feening for me, yeah yeah yeah.
But you aint gotta wait no more girl I'm coming over.
Just leave the back door open and ooh ooh girl I'm hoping it's tight.
Cause what I'm about to do to you tonight.
Ooh girl, what I'm about to do to you gonna make your toes curl.
I know you aint have it before girl but this is number one.


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