Add four years when a woman in Hollywood tells you her age, a producer once told me, writes K. Pearson Brown. ‘It’s expected that they lie about their age,’ he said. After I had a baby last year I became very aware of my years. My doctor classified me as, ‘advanced maternal age.’ Does being an older mom carry a bigger stigma than being a lesbian mom these days?
It’s Election Day and what better time to relive some of pop culture’s and politic’s greatest lesbian-ish moments of 2008, including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Sarah Palin and Tina Fey? But first…a Grey’s Anatomy / Brooke Smith fired / Shonda Rhimes Rant!
Activists and leaders taking the stage at L.A.’s Music Box continue to beat a similar drum: this isn’t over by a long shot. Sky Johnson pointed out that there are more votes in Alameda County than San Francisco County and only 10% of districts are reporting. In Los Angeles, a mere 16% have been tallied.
As LGBT Californians wait for results to roll in, the movers and shakers involved in fighting proposition 8 weigh in on how far we’ve come. Lorri Jean says Obama‘s win was huge news, and National Center for Lesbian Rights lawyer Kate Kendell urged Califonians to ‘buckle your seat belts: It’s going to be a bumpy night.’
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and prominent Mormon Steve Young is promoting “No on Prop. 8," with a sign on his lawn. Young, the great, great, great grandson of Brigham Young, for whom Brigham Young University—Steve Young’s alma mater—is named, and his wife Barbara Young, have broken with the prevailing trend among Mormons and planted “No on 8” sign in the yard of their Palo Alto home.
‘I always knew that God accepted me as I was,’ says Sister Paula Nielsen, who claims she was ‘called to preach’ while still an effeminate boy of twelve. ‘As far back as I can remember, other kids made fun of me. I was the odd ball. But I always had this inner knowledge that God accepted me exactly the way I was [and] that I had a call to preach. There are three things in my life I’ve never questioned: my salvation, my call to preach and my transsexuality.’
Join Lezzie Lilly as she encourages you to vote NO on Prop 8 in this moving two-part short film.
Check out which gorgeous lady SheWired readers voted in as the queen of our October Top 10 Reasons to Tune In List!
Come Wednesday morning, America will have made some very historic decisions. In California, voters will have played a significant role in the future of same-sex marriage across the nation. Voters in Florida and Arizona will have decided whether they believe the rights of marriage should be granted to all. And for the first time in history, the American people will have elected either their first African-American president or their very first female vice-president.