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  1. An actress off a foreign TV programme who has given her name to fake tan and who says she dabbles in girls is now earning more by giving her name to frocks. Now that’s what I call ‘news’… So influential is she in the world of fashion that the head of the design department threatened to resign.
    The words “your act” and “together” spring to mind.

  2. Pumpkin Pie 10 Sep 2009, 5:23pm

    who says she dabbles in girls

    She’s had a well-documented relationship with a lesbian DJ. Say what you want about this celeb, but leave the casual anti-bi discrimination out of it.

    About this story itself, I think it’s good to keep in the know about famous LGBT people. Celebs like Lohan are the ones in the public eye, and they can help mould people’s perceptions of the rest of us. I’m not really interested in her (not to say that I regard her negatively), but plenty of other people out there are.

  3. Monkeychops 11 Sep 2009, 7:05pm

    “who says she dabbles in girls

    She’s had a well-documented relationship with a lesbian DJ. Say what you want about this celeb, but leave the casual anti-bi discrimination out of it.”

    Erm, how is that discrimination of bisexuals? You really do read what you want to on this site Pumpkin.

    Superficial, vain, throws her personal life into the public arena and has been in rehab already. Not a great example of a decent human being. LGBT people could do without being associated with the likes of her.

  4. Pumpkin Pie 11 Sep 2009, 11:01pm

    Erm, how is that discrimination of bisexuals? You really do read what you want to on this site Pumpkin.

    It’s the classic situation where monosexual people can say they’re gay/straight, but bisexuals have to prove it. Preferably more than once, otherwise they were just “experimenting”.

    Oh, and whichever sex they end up marrying/civilly-partnering is the one that they really liked all along – the others really were experiments!

    Superficial, vain, throws her personal life into the public arena and has been in rehab already. Not a great example of a decent human being. LGBT people could do without being associated with the likes of her.

    True, but there is one angle that could work for us… The gutter press is never more enamoured with a “star” than when said star is recovering from a fall. Perfect people are boring, but when someone comes off the rails and successfully manages get back on track, that’s what the general public likes.

    I don’t think your average celeb makes a good role model, but so long as there are well-liked LGBT celebs, who knows? Might convince a couple more people among the mainstream masses to give us a chance.

  5. Monkeychops 12 Sep 2009, 11:39am

    Michael didn’t actually question whether she was bi-sexual or ask her to prove it, did he? No. But you have not only made an inaccurate judgment of what he said, but then you have gone on to say that you are justified in what you say because monosexuals say this thing all the time. Did Michael say he was a monosexual anything? No and it’s not fair to tar him with that brush. You have assumed his opinion. His whole criticism of her was that he thinks she’s another pointless celebrity who tries the same tricks in self-promotion as, well, every other pointless celebrity. If you’ve got issues about people attacking your bisexuality, then you need to address that. Getting worked up because of something that someone didn’t actually say makes you look paranoid. I empathise with you though, there are a lot of people on Pink News threads who seem to have it in for bisexuals, which I feel is slightly sad. You’d think there’d be more solidarity when it comes to being from a minority sexuality, but I guess hypocrisy is universal.

    As for her being an LGBT role model, I’d rather we had no coverage than bad coverage. It would be fine if someone had come off the rails and then got back on and actually turned their life around. But now it’s turning into good PR to do it. Everyone’s been in rehab now, at least once. I don’t like celebs as role models, but I do think Matt Lucas is someone who is at least worthy of his adulation. Smart, funny and not a stereotyped comedian. Most people know he’s gay, but don’t pigeon-hole him like, say, Alan Carr. But that’s because Lucas has such a diverse body of work. He and David Walliams don’t get differentiated, people just see them as a duo – not a gay one and straight one. And to me, that’s how it should be.

  6. Pumpkin Pie 12 Sep 2009, 11:57pm

    Michael didn’t actually question whether she was bi-sexual or ask her to prove it, did he?

    “Who says she dabbles in girls” sounds like a pretty blatant anti-bi stance to me.

    But you have not only made an inaccurate judgment of what he said

    What makes you so sure that your judgement is accurate and mine inaccurate?

    Did Michael say he was a monosexual anything?

    Unless this is a different Michael, I’m pretty sure the guy who regularly posts here as Michael is indeed gay.

    celebs as role models

    Derren Brown and Lady Gaga are particular favourites of mine, each for very different reasons, of course (except for them both being very stylish).

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