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Wednesday 30 December 2009

Top Lesbian News of 2009.

Yep, we're back for a second year with the top lesbian news of the year. With one difference: this year we'll be talking about 2009. Duh.

So what makes your top 5?

As it often features in the blog, I'd like to point out the arrival of Jessica Capshaw as the only lesbian character on television.

Grey's Anatomy got rid of one lesbian character last year and faced a lot of backlash from the gay community. But when Arizona came along, no one was complaining. Will we see the arrival of any more lesbians on TV in 2010?

In other television news, it seems that beloved(?) cable network show The L Word went off air this year.

The L Word paved the way for lesbian visibility way back in 2004, being the first show star an all female, mostly lesbian cast. However this year, the L Word showcased its final season. And boy, did it go out with a bang. For all the wrong reasons, of course.

We all saw a whole host of celebrities come out this year, too. From Brandi Carlile to Kelly McGillis, Clementine Ford to Megan Fox, 2009 was very good for the visibility of out, famous females.

Teens will obviously be very grateful for the lesbian romance portrayed on TV drama Skins between Naomi (Lily Loveless) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott).

Good news for 2010 too: they're back! And it looks all very dramatic too. Check out the E4 Website if you want to know more.

Of course, we also saw the re-administration of Proposition 8 in California this year. Bad news for all the gay and lesbian couples who were hoping to get married. Good news for the ones who took advantage of the law being overturned previously - they were allowed to stay married legally.

So what was the best (or worst) lesbian news for you this year? And what are you hoping happens next year?

Monday 28 December 2009

Bars to Visit: The Loft Lounge, Birmingham, UK

I was recently asked to recommend some good gay bars, so here's my first recommendation.

The Loft Lounge in Birmingham, UK, is a classy, modern bar, ideal for any sophisticated gays wanting a peaceful night out.

Service-wise, staff are very friendly and are willing to wait on your every need. The decor of the place makes you feel instantly very at home and comfortable.

The fact that the Lounge also serves food gives the place an L Word feel, as in, it's pretty much like The Planet. (If you don't know what I mean, brush up on your L Word.) I didn't have any of the food myself, but it smelled damn good.

The versatility of the people in there is also amazing. There was no drama, no fighting - even the straight people there just got on with what they were doing. That's my idea of a night out.

Of course, if you're up for a bit dancing, there are other bars in Birmingham that cater perfectly. (I've been told the best is The Nightingale on Kent Street.)

But if you want a nice night out - or even a date - I recommend The Loft Lounge with full approval.

Sunday 13 December 2009

Lily... Marry Me?

You might remember a while ago that Brit popstar Lily Allen announced that she once 'snogged lesbian twins'.

Well the reason I didn't pick up on this before was because I didn't really like Allen that much. But after seeing her in concert this week, I'm actually in love with the woman.

She slated world leaders in true Brit fashion, sang like a true star and danced like no one was watching. All this is 3 sexy outfits. Brilliant.

So I'm just saying, Lily, if you ever want to 'snog' me, I'm totally in acceptance.

Marriage is on the cards, it seems.

Friday 4 December 2009

Make way for SuperBeals!

I'd like to take a time out, just to worship this lady.

That's right, I want to worship Jennifer Beals. Also known as SuperBeals, 'The Beals', JJB and Bette Porter. Or, if you're straight, 'that chick from Flashdance.'

So why am I worshipping her? Well, can you think of a reason I shouldn't? Other than the fact that she's not gay, of course.

The main reason I'm writing this is because I've recently been re-watching The L Word from the beginning, and I realized that it is actually Beals who keeps everything together. The first season (clearly the best season) has so much dramatic content because of this lady. Keeps me on my toes she does.

In real life, Jennifer has done a lot to campaign for the rights of homosexuals. She frequently makes speeches about her life growing up as a bi-racial child that move people to tears. Her acting ability is second to none; go on, admit that you were stumped when you found out she was straight after watching L for the first time. No other straight actress makes lesbian sex scenes look so seamless.

So there we have it. This is why I love Superbeals.

Why do you love her?