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Monday 21 March 2011

The New Naomily?

If you're a Skins UK fan, you're probably going to know who Naomily are.

You know, the really cute lesbian couple from Skins UK's 2nd generation of characters.

Anyway, if you don't know who they are, Naomi (left, Lily Loveless) and Emily (right, Kathryn Prescott) were the most recent teen couple on our screens that portrayed the love of 2 lesbians.

Until now.

The 3rd generation of Skins UK has brought us pansexual Franky (Dakota Blue Richards), whom some believed at first was a transgendered character.

Anyway, the straight-laced, popular Mini (played by Freya Mavor) appears now to have a little bit of a crush on Franky.

Previously, fans saw a young, straight girl in Mini, who lost her virginity to her then boyfriend this series.

However, the series finale hinted a few times at Minky's relationship becoming something more.

But WAIT! There's another person in the mix.

With Franky being pansexual, it seems that she's also caught the eye of a male friend too. Matty (Sebastian De Souza) is clearly in love with her, making it hard for Mini to get a look in.

Anyway, a lot of fans boycotted the show this year, claiming the cast looked 'boring' and many believed they wouldn't live up to the first two generations.

However, if you give generation 3 a chance, they're actually an interesting lot.

You should check it out. Then tell me what you think of Franky & Mini's little love triangle.

Sunday 13 March 2011

Canada or the US?

I'm guessing, as most of my readers are of American origin, that most of you are screaming: WHOA WHOA WHOA, AMERICA IS SO MUCH BETTER.

However, I - a wholly British citizen - am on a much more unbiased debating ground and therefore feel I should express my opinion here.

"What does this have to do with gays and lesbians?" you ask.

Well, the more literature I read about gay marriage in both Canada and the United States, the more I am pushed away from the US and pulled toward Canada.

Of course, we all know that gay marriage is legal everywhere in Canada, not just in 6 poxy states like it is in America. But there is more to the matter.

For instance, in the article I just read by Clifford Krauss, (click his name for a link to the article), he explains that once gay marriage was legalized in Canada, there was little concern or backlash against it. I mean, of course there was some when it came to super, super Catholic parts of the church, but it was nothing compared to the States.

Krauss writes "When Massachusetts' highest court ruled for gay marriage, the issue loomed over American politics." He also reveals how even the most democratic, liberal Presidential candidates vowed to be unsupportive when it came to homosexual marriage.

All this makes me think of how closed-minded America seems. A lot of the opposition against gay marriage's legalization wasn't even from the opinions of those Americans who were overly religious. Some of the opposition came from people who had just been 'brought up that way'. That is, brought up to hate, or at least dislike, gay people.

With Canada's current social and politic state, it seems relatively easy to conclude that Canada would be a much more welcoming place for gay people and their families to live.

However, I wonder if this is not the case, and some of the things I've been reading are misleading?

If you're from either Canada or the United States, please comment and tell me your thoughts on this issue. I am extremely curious, but to me, Canada seems to be winning here.

Please prove me wrong - or right!

Thursday 10 March 2011

Another Struggle For Calzona?

Yep, you must know who I mean when I say 'Calzona' by now.

Obviously I mean gay surgeons from Grey's Anatomy, Callie Torres and Arizona Robbins, played by Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw.

Well, if you don't want to hear a sneak peek of Ramirez singing in the upcoming musical and you're avoiding spoilers, DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW.

So what do you lesbians think?

Is the person in the bed who you think it is? Where is Arizona at this time?

I for one am super excited about the musical. I was a bit cautious at first because I thought it'd suck, but this actually looks intense and pretty much what Grey's used to be.

Although Grey's Anatomy is currently on hiatus, you can watch new episodes starting March 24th on ABC.

Britain's Favourite Lesbians

Today, Britain's favourite 'lesbians', Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) and Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) will appear inside and on the front cover of UK lesbian magazine, Diva.

The Coronation Street pair give an interview, revealing their own lady crushes and what exactly they think of their characters.

Of course, all of this comes with super cute pictures. This being my favourite so far:

So make sure to pick up the magazine if you kinda love them like I do.

Also, the couple are currently going through a rough patch on the show. Sad times.

Check out this video promo for Friday's episode:

Keep up with Sophie & Sian by watching Corrie on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays on ITV1.