Dr. Susan Love has never been cautious to share with the public her thoughts and opinions regarding socialized medicine, controversial mammography practices in the U.S., breast cancer research fallacies, and the history lesbians have carried on their backs since the early days of AIDS. Her “breast cancer bible” book, Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, has just been released in its 5th edition skin (20 years after the 1st edition was printed in 1990). While some things have changed in the past 20 years since the book’s original printing, Love reminds us in this interview that some things have remained the same…and need to be changed.
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There is a new poll on Twitter via the application “What Poll?” that begs the question: Who is your all time favorite celebrity to follow on Twitter? Who has the best tweets!?
Among the suggestions in the poll are some of our all-time favorite ladies. We’ve highlighted them for you below. Check them out and, after doing so, cast your vote! Our favorite ladies in the finals include Pink, Ellen Degeneres, Tyra Banks, Kim Kardashian, Klohe Kardashian, Kylie Minogue, Snooki, Marlee Matlin, Nicole Richie, Sandra Bernhard and more!
One of our all-time favorite Golden Girls was a guest on James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio and we have a few clips to share before the episode airs tomorrow evening! Lipton chatted with White about her life-changing role as “Rose Nylund” on The Golden Girls. The character made her a staple in the LGBT community and carved out a comfortable niche for which she is still regarded today. White recalls the rigors of working on the Saturday Night Live set and how they managed to get her in and out of her costumes in a timely fashion.
An anti-gay establishment called Just Cookies in Indianapolis, IN loves its customers. Well, its STRAIGHT customers anyway. If you’re gay, you might not want to choose to visit Just Cookies in the Indianapolis City Market again after you read what happened recently when they denied service to an LGBT group looking for some doughy goodness for National Coming Out Day.
Well, life is certainly interesting. There are still 1,138 federal rights denied to most of us within the United States of America because we, as lesbian and gay citizens, are not allowed to commit to our partners in marriage, but polygamy in Utah is completely acceptable. This is according to the new TLC show Sister Wives.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) revealed today their selection for 2010 GLSEN Educator of the Year award. Nebraska teacher Ferial Pearson has been awarded the prestigious title. There were roughly 100 nominations received.
MTV’s LOGO has nominated LAN Airlines for the coveted “Best Airline” award in their second annual TripOut Gay Travel Awards. LAN Airlines is the only non-U.S. airline to be nominated for this accolade. American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest and Virgin America are also nominated.
New Yorkers are appropriately dressed and poised to tie the knot assuming that they are at some point allowed to do so by the “powers that be.” Protests were held yesterday in New York City, Rochester, Albany, and Buffalo to remind the state of New York’s lawmakers that the LGBT population was not going to be quiet until they were afforded equal marriage protections under the law.
Advertising Week is being enlightened by a new subject this year: Gays & Lesbians, Know Them? The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Publicis Groupe have joined forces to ask panelists this very important question with the hopes of changing hearts and minds and making the LGBT lifestyle more approachable in the media.
Actress Lindsay Lohan spent her first day out of jail visiting a place called the Dream Center, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles. The Associated Press posted the following video of Lohan leaving her court-ordered confinement after posting $300,000 bail on Friday evening. Mom Dina is also seen in this video as she accompanies her daughter into the courthouse. The ‘Machine’ Dina has not publicly made any comments regarding her 24-year-old daughter’s legal woes or her sobriety following her release from jail on Friday.
Marja Lewis Ryan serves as The Four-Faced Liar triple threat – writer, actress and producer. She shared with SheWired exclusively how the project began. Director of The Four-Faced Liar Jacob Chase shared exclusively with SheWired, “As a heterosexual male, directing a film about a straight girl falling in love with a lesbian may seem like an odd fit at first glance. But that juxtaposition enabled me to tell a story about friendship and cheating and getting hurt without getting caught up in the gender or sexual orientation of the characters. I was able to just tell the story as what it is: a love story.”
Michael Rosenfeld conducted a study that regards the impact of LGBT parents on their school-age children and whether or not their roles in the family structure decide the fate of their marks in the classroom. The entire study can be read in Demography.
Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch (Glee, The L Word, Best in Show) will be presented with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award on November 13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Matthew Morrison (Lynch’s Glee co-star and Broadway veteran) will present her with the award.
Hold onto your seats you lucky little lesbians! It has just been announced that hot mama Jodie Foster and sexpot Kate Winslet have signed on to star in Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently conducted an Integrated Household Survey in the United Kingdom and the results were particularly surprising. It is acutely estimated that 480,000 (equivalent to about 1 percent of the UK population) consider themselves gay or lesbian. Half of that percentage equates to those who consider themselves bisexual (numbers round out to 245,000 people or 0.5 percent).
There has never been a better reason to wear your birthday suits. The Vote Naked Illinois Campaign has released a very enticing “get out the vote” video encouraging men and women to vote from the newly-appointed mail ballots…in their birthday suits.
Will Arizona and Callie still be together after their on/again, off/again romance last season? Will Derek and Meredith find out that they are pregnant again following Mer’s unfortunate miscarriage in the season six finale? Will Cristina and Owen take the next step in their relationship a la the marriage route? Will Izzie return to Alex or with another woman (or even at all)? Anything is possible in season seven. Check out some spoiler alerts below to get a jumpstart on tonight’s season premiere of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.
Charlene Strong Rises like a Phoenix from the Ashes to Change the Heart of a Nation with �For My Wife�
She is not a victim. Don’t call her one and don’t even think about it to yourself as you’re sitting in a quiet room. She is a wife, partner, friend, co-worker, gay rights activist, wine-lover, and humble spirit. Charlene Strong, age 47, also happens to be a lesbian. Her very private and devastating story made national headline news in 2006 when a flash flood plummeted into Seattle, Washington’s Madison Valley. The effects of the storm killed her wife of nine years, Kate Fleming. In an instant, Strong was thrust into the media spotlight as an activist and film subject depicted in the monumental award-winning Trick Dog Films documentary For My Wife.
Advocacy groups have always inhabited a distinct place in society for being a resource when something needed to change for the betterment of a community or communities. It has just been announced that long-standing pro-rights group Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to build a supportive bridge for LGBT students to report harassment, bullying, discrimination, and any other uncomfortable experience having to do with their status as LGBT students to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Education Department.
Homosexuals should be allowed to adopt in the state of Florida. At least, that was the ruling today as it was referenced at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami. How it pans out in the long run will depend most likely on the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling down the road. For today, though, let’s celebrate and recall the events leading up to this LGBT victory in the Sunshine State.