Tully Callender and Marlee Walchuk of the lesbian dance/pop singing duo Sugarbeach launched their RightOut TV LGBT Music Video Web TV channel on Halloween. Created, produced and hosted by the personal and professional partners, the channel is streaming music videos, interviews and live performances around the clock.
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Nina Knapp came up with an innovative way to raise money to produce creative projects. The result is Reel Food from Reel Women, a 128-page paperback that features recipes, biographies and photos of writers, filmmakers, actors and friends. The book includes recipes from some 34 women including Linda Andersson, Michele Balan, Stacy Codikow, J.D. Disalvatore, Bridget McManus, Andrea Meyerson, Roberta Munroe, Jenni Olson, Deborah Stewart and Briana Stockton.
Womenfest, which returns to Key West, Florida, September 7-12, will bring women from all over the world to the southernmost city. For more than 20 years lesbians and their friends have flocked to the tropical island for the end of the summer party to enjoy the sun, entertainment, parties and events designed appeal to a wide range of interests. Performers include Suzanne Westenhoefer, Lori Michaels, Emily Saliers and Jennifer Corday.
Comedian Rosie O’Donnell will return to daytime TV in 2011 on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. She will host a new daily one-hour, talk show, which she will also produce. "Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years," said Winfrey. "She's a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does."
Equality Forum is a national and international GLBT civil rights organization that focuses on education. The organization launched History Month in 2006 to teach GLBT heritage, provide role models, build community, and celebrate the community’s contributions. The icons include Cythia Nixon, Jane Lynch, Catherine Opie, Annise Parker and more...
The best thing about Jane Lynch’s non-Glee work may be the promos she does to let us know about them. She’s pitched for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (with wife Lara), PETA and now she has four new promos for the ‘Do Something Awards.”
Missing your weekly Jane Lynch fix now that the "Glee" season has ended? Take heart... on June 28 you can catch her in the new TBS animated comedy, "Neighbors From Hell." The show features a family of demons who move from the underworld to Houston, Texas on a mission to destroy a drill that digs to the center of the Earth. They also find that life on the surface of Earth is very much like life in hell and that humans have a lot in common with demons.
Emmy Award winning actress Cynthia Nixon has signed to do four episodes of Showtime’s upcoming series, "The Big C." The "Sex and The City" star will play Rebecca, a flaky former college roommate of Cathy, played by Laura Linney. Cathy is a reserved suburban wife, mother and teacher whose terminal cancer diagnosis gives her a new, humorous although dark perspective on life.
Jane Lynch and her new wife Dr. Lara Embry have hopped across the pond and are combining some Glee work with a gleeful honeymoon. The pair were married May 31 in Massachusetts.
Actress Jane Lynch, who in real life recently married partner Lara Embry in Massachusetts nuptials, is getting married again... this time in the season finale of the Starz’ TV series "Party Down."
Orlando, Florida will be the gayest place on Earth June 3-6. Mickey’s hometown will be packed with all things gay... Girls in Wonderland, Orlando Gay Days and even the Golden Crown Literary Society annual conference. There will be something for everybody.
Provincetown, Mass., will host five annual events this year for lesbians and their friends— Single Women's Weekend (May 21-23), Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-31), Women of Color & Friends Weekend (June 3-6), Girl Splash: the Summer Event for Women (July 21-25),and Women's Week (Oct 8-17).
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) celebrated its 33rd anniversary and their 2009 accomplishments t their annual gala May 1 in San Francisco. Founded in 1977, NCLR is a national non-profit legal organization that works to advance the civil and human rights of LGBT people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
This year Aqua Girl, as it is now called, will take over Miami, Florida, May 12-16, and offer LBT women 14 events from parties to dances to shows, dinners and live entertainment. And Aqua Girl has stayed true to its roots -- all of the proceeds will benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for profit organization that promotes equality, health and visibility of LBT women.
The 12th Annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (April 23 - May 2) will feature more than 80 films and shorts from 17 countries. The event kicked off with the award winning dark comedy "I Killed My Mother," created by a then 19-year-old filmmaker Xavier Dolan. The event will wrap with "La Mission," staring Benjamin Bratt ("Law & Order") and directed by his brother Peter Bratt.
The Live Sweet Voluntour flew into Orlando, FL, April 16-18, led by Shannon Wentworth, Sweet CEO and co-founder. Live Sweet is taking the Sweet Volunteer message to cities around the US while meeting local women and working volunteer projects, having fun in the process. For the kickoff, Sweet collected food and cell phones for the Orlando Harbor House domestic violence shelter. Each year the 94-bed shelter provides temporary refuge for some 700 to 800 people, mainly women and children, although it is open to all victims regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
Comedy icons and out lesbians Lily Tomlin and Kate Clinton have been entertaining audiences for decades with their own brands of smart, topical humor and commentary. April 17 the women will take a break from their busy standup tours to treat fans to a special show -- Back 2 Back -- at the St. Georges Theater in Staten Island, New York. The show will benefit the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.
Award winning actress Kathleen Turner will play the lead role in "The Perfect Family," a new production from Certainty Films. The film will be the first for Certainty, which was formed in 2009 by Director Anne Renton and Executive Producer Connie Cummings. Business and life partners Cora Olson and Jennifer Dubin (Present Pictures) are "The Perfect Family" producers.
Been missing 'The L Word'? On Sunday, June 20 at 10 p.m. on Showtime you can get your 'L Word' fix when The Real L Word' premieres. This lesbian version of the popular reality shows will follow a group of real Los Angeles lesbians as they live their lives. Think 'Real Housewives'with gay girls.
The story about Jane Lynch and her new love has been unfolding since January when viewers saw Lynch kiss the woman sitting next to her at the Golden Globe Awards. Then she told the UK publication the Guardian that she was in a committed relationship and the New York Times that she was getting married in May. The lucky lady is psychologist Dr. Lara Embry. Now Lynch and Embry have filmed a promo for the National Center for Lesbian Rights 33rd Anniversary Celebration which will be held Saturday, May 1 in San Francisco.