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Jodie Foster marries Alexandra Hedison

In an exclusive, E! is reporting that out actor/director Jodie Foster married L Word alum Alexandra Hedison over the weekend.

According to E!, the couple began dating almost a year ago. Foster has two sons with former partner Cydney Bernard and Hedison is the former girlfriend of Ellen DeGeneres.  

Congrats to the newlyweds!

The Hook Up: Lesbian prom tips and coming out to coworkers

So prom season is coming up and I’ve been stressing on how to go about it, especially since I’m gay. I’ve been friends with this one girl since freshman year and have basically liked her since then. She knows how I feel about her and I was thrilled when I learned she felt the same way. We’ve both pretty much assumed that we’re going together, but I get the sense that she wants me to formally ask her. However, I don’t know whether or not I should make it a big deal, like make a huge poster? Leave notes in her classes? Just bring her flowers at her house?

What also complicates things is that no one really knows that we’ve been talking. I’m scared of how people will react because, while my school is extremely accepting, our getting together is super unexpected. We only know each other from being in the same sport, but we don’t hang out in the same group of friends at all—she hangs out with the really popular, partying-type crowd, and I kind of lean toward the super school-involved, non-socially awkward over-achieving AP student types.

Also, I honestly don’t know what to do about everything else. Since we don’t have the same friends, should I go and try to take pictures in her group and then she can go to dinner with mine? How the heck do we even pose? Do we still have to do that whole awkward “couples line up with the guy grabbing the girl from behind” thing? How do we even color-coordinate, or should we not match because it would be too cheesy? We’re both pretty feminine and for sure want to wear dresses and heels. Sorry for all the questions, but I honestly just don’t want to screw up the most overrated night of my high school career. Please help?

"Faking It" recap (1.1): The Real Thing

By now you’ve probably heard the premise of Faking It: Two best friends pretend to be lesbians in order to gain popularity at their ultra-tolerant high school. And based on that premise alone, you may already feel offended. Fair enough, since the concept of pretending to be an oppressed minority in order to access some supposed societal advantage has given us some of our worst cultural artifacts (apparently I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is the most heinous offender in this category). It’s also just sort of dizzying to contemplate that in 2014, in the wake of an epidemic of gay teen suicides, this show doesn’t feel completely outrageous.

More than anything else, that speaks to the tolerance divide in this country, which is nearly as stratified as wealth. And we’ve yet to see a show capture the surreal experience of navigating this world of evolving values. Combine these sensitive cultural issues with high school drama and you could end up with either a saccharine mess (latter days Glee) or a black-hearted satire (Heathers) but Faking It is neither. It’s so of the moment that it might actually be a little before “the moment.” It’s like a sriracha donut; sweet and spicy combined in a way unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

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Morning Brew - Iggy Azalea on not being a "fake lesbian"

"I think [people assume I’m gay] because I will do songs and I’ll talk about women, and also, there was such a big trend of people being fake bisexuals. I don’t know what that was about. Like, “I’m such a bisexual woman,” and I’d be like, “But you had boyfriends your whole life; you’re not gay. Why are you pretending to be? What’s with that?” I know I talk about women a lot, and I think women are beautiful and I like talking about them, but I didn’t want people to misconstrue that and think that I was being a fake lesbian. It wasn’t a, “Don’t think I’m gay,” but more so me being like, “Hey, I’m not a fake lesbian.” Straight’s cool too, you know! It’s almost like gay nowadays is so trendy that people want to be gay and then they don’t. I’m not gay. I love gay people, but I’m straight. I don’t wanna kiss girls. I’m not into girls. I appreciate women, and I like rapping about them, but in case you thought I was a lame person pretending to be gay, um, I’m not."

"Life Partners" is a sweet, slightly uneven film

The movie deals with the complex friendship of two young women: One gay, one straight.

In Life Partners, Paige (Community’s Gillian Jacobs) and Sasha (Leighton Meester) are enmeshed, co-dependent best friends at the crux of their own existential crises. Both women are nearing 30 (you know, the age where everything wonderful ceases to exist) and have settled into a sort of comfortable ennui with each other. Paige is a moderately successful lawyer and a bit of a control freak, while Sasha wastes away at a boring desk job despite her music degree and uber supportive parents.

Will homophobia end the blossoming lesbian romance on "Em Familia"?

The hottest couple on the Brazilian telenovela has yet to kiss, and the network may be to blame.

AfterEllen readers from around the world wrote in asking us to continue “Clarina” coverage and I, for one, am thrilled to oblige. Although modern in many ways, Brazil is still a country rooted in Catholic tradition. Em Familia’s lesbian storyline is a groundbreaking step forward in gay normalization and acceptance. Over the last month Marina and Clara’s relationship has deepened, but fans are still concerned whether a kiss between a lesbian and a married woman will be aired in Brazil.

During the April 13 episode of Em Familia, Clara and Marina’s sexual tension reached new, dizzying heights. Clara and Marina exchanged longing glances and veiled caresses while dancing to “The Way You Look Tonight” in a gorgeous, bittersweet scene that left fans speechless. Several AE readers wrote that wrote that Marina and Clara’s dance was the best Em Familia scene yet, and one of the most moving televised gay moments they’d ever seen.

"Hannibal" brings in a lesbian character

This week’s episode of Hannibal begins with an unappetizing scene. Though, sadly, this time it’s not one of Doctor Hannibal Lecter’s fine-plated gourmet tartars from the Rolodex of preserved human meat he keeps handy. Instead it’s a gruesome scene in a barn where there’s a dead horse with a dead woman inside of it. Fair warning: There are plenty of squeamish moments involving animals in this episode. (However no horse or sheep were injured.)

A mystery is unraveling and the Three Musketeers, Dr. Lecter, Will, and Jack are at the front of the haystack. Who’s responsible? Is it Hannibal? A copycat? Oh, and who’s Margot?

AE Exclusivie Interview: Kristen Merlin on Shakira's Sapphic video and singing country while gay

The Boston-based country singer is one of the most talented in this year’s competition, and that’s not my lady-loving bias, that is straight from the mouth of Adam Levine. My bias comes in when I say, HOW IS SHE SO HOT?! If you haven’t tuned in yet this season, or ever before, now is your time. Seems Kristen is positioned to win the entire competition with her pop-country swagger, fast vibrato and have I mentioned how energetic, personable and seriously, the hot thing? Now all she needs is votes, which I think we can handle. I for one am not opposed to breaking out the puffy paint to go to town on some T-shirts. Team Merlin is on the prowl.

West Point’s first gay wedding.