During her acceptance speech this past Monday for the Point Foundation’s Horizon Award, Lena Dunham admitted her disappointment when she realized she was straight. She noted, however, she was grateful that there was at least one homo in the family: “When my sister came out, I thought, ‘Thank God, someone in this family can truly represent my passions and beliefs.’”
“Nope. It hasn’t been different at all. It hasn’t felt different at all and it’s not like it’s something I’ve been hiding. I feel it was a surprise for other people. For them it might be different. I don’t know. Frankly, I hope it’s different in a positive way, and if it’s not, I’m not going to tell people how to live their life and I surely wouldn’t tell people my life is the way you should be living. People get to choose what they do want to do with their life and I appreciated that. My parents can attest to this: I wanted to make my choices even as a teenager, and I’m happy (now). At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.”
Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent came out as queer last month, and she Skyped in on TMZ Live yesterday to discuss the reaction from the LGBT community and her home state. Djuan, who works for the state government out of Lexington, says she found it interesting that some people objected to her identifying as “queer” as opposed to lesbian, bisexual or gay.
“I know there are a lot of people from older generations who do not care for the word because it brings back a lot of bad memories, but there are a lot of people from my generation and especially up North who are using the word a lot more,” Djuan told TMZ. “And I like it, so I used it.”
Last night on the fifth episode of CW’s Star-Crossed, Sophia revealed that she is a pansexual alien gal with a big time crush on a human gal. If you haven’t seen the show, you’re really going to need me to unpack that sentence, huh?
Zoie Palmer aka Lauren from Lost Girl just came out at The Canadian Screen Awards. Zoe came out subtly by thanking her partner, Alex, and their son.
Djuan writes that she has wanted to find the right words to make her statement, but struggled.
For months, I have been contemplating how I would write this post, how I would position it, when would be the right time to post it. Should I make it funny? Should I make it mysterious? Should I make it serious? Should I pick a special date to do it? Should I build some kind of anticipation around it? Hmmm…ain’t nobody got time for that. I have written and re-written and deleted and restarted this post more times than I care to share, and after all of that I have finally realized: “There ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it.” So, here we go folks…
I am queer.
Good morning! I had a lovely weekend in Washington, D.C. at the LGBT Media Convening. So nice to meet those of you who came out to say hello and I also had the opportunity to go to Phase 1, one of the oldest lesbian bars in the country that is still standing. (Sad but true!)
Let’s get into some trouble now, starting with Miley Cyrus. This time she’s kissing another woman who identifies as something other than straight! Out rapper Brooke Candy was on the receiving end of Miley’s lips in an Instagram photo, because we all know it’s pics or it didn’t happen.
Last week in L.A. a launch party for Annie Leibovitz‘s new book with Vanity Fair and engaged couple Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert came out to celebrate.
So I know there are like a million other people who struggle with coming out, but I need to tell my dad I’m bisexual. He’s the only important person in my life left to tell, and his is the reaction I’m most worried about. I wanted to wait until I knew for sure if I was gay or bi (actually this article of yours helped me figure it out). I know people say not to worry about labels, but he wouldn’t understand without one, so I wanted to be sure. Now that I know, there’s nothing stopping me from telling him. My mom knows and is 100% supportive (I knew she would be cuz she has two gay siblings), but I feel bad making her keep this secret from my dad. He’s asked her a couple of times if I’m gay and she had to lie. She said she didn’t know and if I was would it matter, and he ignored her question completely. Just didn’t answer her. He asked me once if “I was thinking about going that way” but that was months ago when I was still confused. I’ve been waiting for another opportunity like that but none have come, so I guess what I want to know is how to bring this up to him on my own?
I had a dream about Ellen Page last week, which I do not need to tell you about other than she appeared. I’m from the Joan Didion school of thought that other people’s dreams are, for the most part, boring, but besides that, I can only remember that she was there. Then the news that Julianne Moore would join her in the upcoming movie Freeheld came out on Thursday, news I’ve been searching my newsfeed for anxiously since the project was announced three years ago, and even more fervently since word came an “Academy-Award winning actress” had been sent the script with interest in the role. That was good enough for me; reason enough to believe that somehow I had intuited some kind of great news about actresses I like and a film I’ve been waiting for.
On Friday night when I saw that Ellen Page had come out during an HRC conference, I was driving to Seattle from my house in Portland. I was already late for dinner plans with friends so I couldn’t watch the speech until later that night, but I thought about Ellen a lot before I could see what she’d said. Since I watched her eight minute speech, I have not been able to get her out of my head.
Plus a “PLL” producer on tonight’s Paily’s noir romance and more!