A Suppa Earl Gae
Thank god for tea. It cures all ails. Your good writer partook of a beverage or 2 last night and is not feeling the better for it. However, she has done her best to search the world-wide interweb for all news and not so newsworthy stories about lovely ladies. We kick things off in our very own fair capital of Dublin with the news that the GAZE film festival is breaking records in its opening night last night.
Organisers say the appeal of this year’s festival has extended well beyond the gay and lesbian community. “People have really engaged with the festival and it has much more of a presence through the city and an awareness outside the gay and lesbian community,” said festival programme director Cian Smyth.
Well its certainly increased its profile, to use a horrible business phrase. Flags on the Liffey and a snazzy colour brochure? Check out our recommended list from Bear here. And sure even if you’re not a fan of the movies, pop along the the Lighthouse and have a cuppa. You never know, with that many laserbeams floating around, your soul-mate could be in attendence Promises to be a great weekend for the guys and the gals.
Good news over on the BBC website regarding Albania. Albania ‘to approve gay marriage’
It is an unexpected move in a country that is still one of the most conservative in Europe and where homosexuality was illegal until 1995.
In a predominantly Muslim country with almost no open homosexual community, the announcement by a conservative PM has taken people by surprise.
Now, if only we weren’t as conservative or backward as Albania and followed suit. Chance would be a fine thing. Staying with marriage and more good news for us! I know, what’s with all the positive headlines?
Still with the BBC, they report that Quakers ‘to allow gay marriages’
The society has already held religious blessings for same-sex couples who have had a civil partnership ceremony.
So just to check, that’s the Quakers and Albania but not Ireland? Shame on us. Over to The Examiner (US) which seems to have had a plethora of gay stories lately. Latest story from
them reports Fear of lesbians kills Kiss Cam. It’s not the title of a new horror film but perhaps it should be?!
Fans at games for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics have noticed that it is one of the few major sports teams that does not feature a Kiss Cam during games. Last week, team executives were asked why and they told reporters that they did not want to broadcast two women kissing.
“We got a lot of kids here,” said Sheila Johnson, the Mystics’ managing partner. “We just don’t find it appropriate.”
I can see it now. There’s the little cherubed-faced Charlie with his little sister and suddenly, from nowhere there is a snapshot of 2 women kissing. I mean a public display of affection
from 2 females! The parents are right to be outraged. My god, what next eh? Muppets.
But the Kiss Cam apparently poses a problem for the Washington Mystics. It is no secret that women’s professional basketball is a big favorite for the lesbian community. The crowd (and the courts) are usually filled with lesbians.
As long as they don’t start any lip-locks I’m sure they’ll be welcome. Onto ‘how did they make an article around this ‘ section. Pink Says Christina Aguilera Would Turn Lesbian for Lindsay Lohan
Lohan is not shy about… well, anything, and that includes her on-and-off, same-sex relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson, but according to a source, the openly bisexual Mean Girls actress shrugged off Pink’s remarks with a very enticing, “She (Aguilera) knows where I live.”
Speaking of celebs and love interests, it appears the rumours were true regarding Heros Claire getting some lesbian action in Season 4. Apparently NBC cut the kiss from the offical trailer. Which strikes me as weird. Don’t the networks usually make a big deal out of the fact that they have some sapphic action in a tv show that they air? Or is only for sweeps? Anyhew, this bit of ‘news’ is really just an excuse for a pic. I’m shallow, I know
Works by openly gay writers Colm Toibin and Sarah Waters both feature in the 2009 Man Booker Prize longlist, described by the judging panel’s chairman as “one of the strongest lists in recent memory”.
I still haven’t gotten around the reading The Little Stranger but it’s on my list. That’s all folks, enjoy the bank holiday whatever or whoever you get up to
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