The Week in Gay: UK push for marriage equality, Mom of the Year, and a Papal kiss-in
The Most Cake’s weekly round-up of lesbian-ish/gay lady/queer grrrl news from around the world…
A gay lady reverend in Greenwich wants to get married to her gay lady partner (who is German! Double gay win!), so do three other gay couples, and four straight couples want to get CP’ed, so they’re all going to court. Can we talk about this? Do we need both for everyone, or will that just make everyone continue to think of civil partnerships as, you know, a gay thing?
Tactless moves this week:
Chile and Italy think it’s better to treat women badly than to be a homo. Silvio Berlusconi is all like “Yeah I know it looks like I’ve been having sex with minors, but hey, at least I’m not gay!” (my translation) and Jordi Castell in a Chilean domestic violence PSA is all like “Only a faggot would beat a woman.” (Pretty much precise translation)
Voting and stuff:
You can never have enough Portia-related news:
Autostraddle has a review of Portia de Rossi’s book, Unbearable Lightness, for your convenience.
Doing the good work:
Christina Aguilera (recently divorced, does like girls, not/maybe dating SamRo) is working with Stonewall on their “It gets better…today” campaign, which builds on Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project.
This makes me sad:
Bishop Gene Robinson is going to retire at the age of 65. He said in a statement to the diocese that “Death threats, and the now-worldwide controversy surrounding your election of me as bishop, have been a constant strain, not just on me, but on my beloved husband, Mark, who has faithfully stood with me every minute of the last seven years.” What a loss for the Episcopal Church. What a man.
Spread the love:
The Pope is in Spain, and they had a kiss-in today! Yay! (Note: Not a Pope-endorsed one, I didn’t mean the Pope was okay with it.)
Mom of the Year:
The mother of a five-year-old boy allowed him to dress up as Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween and wrote a blog post about it, which garnered some media attention featuring “experts” saying some pretty silly things. It’s all very Shiloh Jolie-Pitt-esque. Anyway, the point is this mom seems to be awesome.
Can I just mention that he’s also strikingly attractive:
Kye Allums, an FTM basketball player at George Washington University, has come out and is playing this season, on the women’s team, as himself. It Gets Better!
I really don’t wanna give this any publicity, but what the f***:
This is how the plot of a new indie film out of Maine, USA, goes: “A guy gathers his friends together to murder his ex-girlfriend once he finds out she’s a lesbian.” Seriously.
This site exists:
So does this item on Ebay:
Alice’s original chart from The L Word, GET IN THERE!
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