Abby Wambach Marries And The L Word Is Coming Back
Plus Ruby Rose is fighting with Katy Perry.
Abby Wambach Marries Christian Mommy Blogger
Wambo is single no mo’. The soccer player married author Glennon Doyle Melton on Saturday, May 14th. Melton is an author and blogger whose writing focuses on her Christian faith and children. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? We can only imagine the many, many scintillating conversations going down at the Wambach/Melton table. Love is weird. Wambach wore a red velvet suit jacket and Melton wore a bejeweled silver dress.
llene Chaiken Teases L Word Reboot
Jenny Schecter is dead, but The L Word could live on. Creator and current Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken is teasing an L Word Reboot in interviews and on social media. “I would love to revisit the L Word,” “Chaiken told EW, “We talk about it from time to time. I talk about it with some of my colleagues who were in the cast who would love to reboot it. I don’t know when. I’m busy and most of them are too, but I do still think that it’s a viable world in which to tell stories, and those characters are still beloved as far as I can tell.” As you can see from the above tweet, Chaiken is full on baiting the internet. With a new season of Will & Grace on the way at NBC, and a possible L Word reboot in the works, a new age of gay TV is coming and it looks exactly like the old age of gay entertainment. Woohoo.
Project Q Gives Queer Homeless Teens Hope Through Hair
Last weekend I attended a fundraiser and gala for Project Q, an amazing nonprofit that travels the country giving haircuts to homeless LGBTQIA youth. Started by nonbinary stylist Madden Lopez, Project Q offers support, community, and a sense of confidence to the homeless LGBTQ youth our society has failed. I didn’t know what to expect, but as soon as the ceremony began, I was palpably touched by the outpouring of love and joy between Madden, the homeless youths in attendance, and the wonderfully diverse community who showed up to support. Cameron Esposito (who gets her hair cut Salon Folklore, where Madden works) delivered a hysterically funny comedy set, Madden gave awards, and the many kind people who made Project Q possible delivered heartfelt speeches about the importance of Project Q.
I’m kind of a cynic. Before attending the Project Q Event, I thought “That’s nice, but how important is hair?” I’m guessing some of you might think that too. By the end of the evening, I realized that for homeless LGBTQ teens, a haircut is not just about hair. It’s about feeling good about yourself. It’s about helping people who have been given so little feel beautiful, or handsome, or powerful, or cool. It’s about visibility. It’s about pride. Just a few hours with Project Q had me in tears and I don’t cry. This unique, wonderful project is something special. It’s making our community’s most vulnerable and underprivileged members feel confident and cared about. That is special. That is important. I strongly urge anyone who reads to support Project Q in any way you can.
Ruby Rose Jumps Into Katy Perry/Taylor Swift Beef
Drama, drama, drama. If you’re familiar with the Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud, you are missing out on the greatest celebrity rivalry since Joan and Betty. Please read this primer before continuing this story. Ready? Good. Last Friday, Perry and Nicki Minaj dropped a new track called “Swish, Swish.” It’s a pop take on a diss track and not so subtle jab and Perry’s aryan nemesis, Taylor Swift. Ruby Rose rapidly sprang to Swift’s defense, rattling off a series of Katy-slams on Twitter.
"Purposeful poop" to "bomb a petit" to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda..stop trying to make 'Wit..I mean "fetch" happen.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017
I just think with everything going on in the world to go from rebranding as political activist only to ditch it and go low.. is.. a bummer.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017
Delicious. Alas, Rose then backpedaled from the fray.
Being mean doesn't suit me and leaves me feeling dirty. Truth is being mean leaves more leaks in your camp than the titanic and I ..— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 20, 2017
Get so triggered when I think bullies don't get held accountable and it makes me think I should say something.. but it's not place.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 20, 2017
Clearly comes from being bullied in school & wanting to stick up for the underdogs. However I shouldn't stoop because then the msg is mixed.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 20, 2017
Meanwhile, Perry told Jimmy Fallon that “Swish, Swish” isn’t a diss track. It’s an anti-bullying anthem. Don’t you love how we can just accuse anyone we dislike of being a bully now? And excuse ourselves for saying mean things because we’re “standing up to bullies?” Calling someone a bully is like calling someone insecure or immature: a catch-all insult that isn’t technically an insult because it’s lacquered in a veneer of concern. I like Ruby Rose, but this wasn’t an “anti-bullying” stance, this was snapping back at a girl for talking shit about your friend. And Katy Perry, honey: you don’t get to drop a diss track and say it’s for bullied youths. OWN THE DISS, you sissies. ENOUGH WITH THE BULLYING BULLSHIT.
Gay UFC fighter Jessica Andrade Proposes To Girlfriend After Title Fight
Love is, if not in the air, in the sweat of sporty dykes. Brazilian UFC fighter walked away from a title fight without a trophy, but with a fiance. After losing a fierce title fight, Andrade proposed to her girlfriend on live TV from inside the ring of the PPV fight. “Today, I’d like to make a special request to my girlfriend, Fernanda, who is here,” said Andrade through translation, “I want to ask her in marriage.” Her girlfriend, who was sitting cageside, joyfully accepted. It’s exciting to see lesbian representation reach even the most macho corners of our culture, especially between two Latinx women.
Miley Cyrus Says Katy Perry Wrote I Kissed A Girl About Her
Just when we thought there was nothing left to say about Perry’s catchy yet deeply problematic breakout song, “I Kissed A Girl,” Miley Cyrus rolls up with new information. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Cyrus claims that Perry wrote “I Kissed A Girl” about kissing her. Cyrus revealed: “When [Perry] came out with ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ I was doing the Hannah Montana movie, and I heard her on the radio. They said, ‘Who did you write that about?’ She said me! I screamed and started freaking out, and then she asked me to go to the VMAs with her.”
Take away: Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus made out.
Poussey And Taystee Reunite In San Junipero
Netflix put together a Black Mirror inspired OITNB promo that pays homage to the gorgeous, nostalgic lesbian episode. In this version, Pouseey (RIP) and Taystee are briefly reunited. If only this happy ending was real.
Mercury Star Diana Taurasi Marries Former Mercury Player Penny Taylor
More sporty lesbian weddings! Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury married Penny Taylor, former Mercury player and current director of player development (whatever that means) of the Arizona WNBA team. This insanely athletic couple have a combined SIX Olympic medals and SIX championships. Taylor described their wedding as “a beautiful day and everything we hoped it would be. We had all our favorite people in the world from all over the world there. It was the perfect timing and real celebration of everything we've been through and how we've been professionals and supportive of each other through some really tough years and challenging careers."
Dee Rees Developing Horror Movie About Lesbian Couple In Rural America
Out Emmy Nominee and DGA Award Winner (Pariah, Bessie, Mudbound) is pairing up with the studio behind Get Out to create a super gay horror movie. I’m so in. Inspired by Dee’s own experience, the movie will follow a lesbian couple who move into a house in a rural town. But the house seems occupied by a ghost or force who, along with the town, does not want the couple to be there. Sounds like the perfect follow up to Get Out.