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AfterEllen tumblr hits 40k

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Because I’m dope and do dope shit, we just hit 40k followers.

I curate the shit outta life and you have impeccable taste. 

(Source: afterellen)

3 Days, 3 Girls, 1 City: An LA Lesbian Takes New York

After a lifetime in the deep South and three years immersed in sunny Los Angeles’s plastic—but usually quite pleasant—population, I decided to face my fears, With a little help from 2 of the hottest queer models: Cristi (aka thelunartype) and Ari Fitz ( itsarifitz ). 

Cristi, a rare model with no ego and lots of brains, gave me modeling pointers (which did not take), took me thrift shopping, and traded stories of the hot yet deeply irritating people we date.

Ari Fitz, the model/director/writer you probably recognize from last season of The Real World, annoyed me with her lack of punctuality and then promptly charmed my attitude away by laughing at herself and telling salacious stories.

Metro Station's "She Likes Girls" is about unrequited love for a lesbian

Miley Cyrus’s brother fronts a band whose new track is about dating a woman who is more interested in women:

I like you girl but you don’t seem excited

Since she walked in where has your mind been

talking to me but thinking about her

your secret is safe, I won’t say a word.

Let’s slow it down, I was moving too quick.

You don’t say you love me

You just bite your lip

I can read the signals from a mile away

I know she is on your mind and that’s OK

The queer history of Eleanor Roosevelt you won't see in the Ken Burns documentary

PBS’s “The Roosevelts” won’t talk about Eleanor’s close relationship with Lorena Hickok.

Watch Now! MSNBC goes into The Smithsonian's LGBT collection

Curator Katherine Ott gives a behind-the-scenes look at artifacts from America’s gay history.

Martine Rothblatt rocks the cover of “New York Magazine”
This week’s New York magazine’s cover story focuses on the extraordinary life of multimillionaire, Martine Rothblatt and her wife, Bina. Rothblatt, who is currently the CEO of United Therapeutics, and founder of Sirius Radio, transitioned from male to female back in the mid-1990s. According to Lisa Miller of New York Magazine:
Martine prefers not to limit herself to available words: She’s suggested using “Pn.,” for “person,” in place of “Mr.” and “Ms.,” and “spice” to mean husband or wife. But “trans” is a prefix she likes a lot, for it contains her self-image as an explorer who crosses barriers into strange new lands. (When she feels a connection to a new acquaintance, she says that she “transcends.”) And these days Martine sees herself less as transgender and more as what is known as transhumanist, a particular kind of futurist who believes that technology can liberate humans from the limits of their biology—including infertility, cancer, and disease, but also, incredibly, death.
Martine and her wife Bina have been together for over three decades, and Bina doesn’t seem preoccupied with labels herself.
“Bina Aspen, the woman who married Martine 33 years ago, when Martine was a man, and remains her devoted wife, calls herself not straight or gay but “Martine-sexual”—as in the only person she wants to have sex with is Martine.”

Watch Now! U.S.'s new out Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith on MAKERS

An out lesbian and feminist, Megan Smith is at the top of the tech world.

A Lesbian Couple Have Married After 72 Years Together

This is Vivian and Alice from Iowa, USA. After 72 years, they just got legally married in their home state.

(via thegaywomenchannel)

Ruta Gedmintas is quite possibly a lesbian on "The Strain"

Franky just changed her name and grew out her hair.