Weekly Lesbian Round-Up

Wondering what took place for queer women around the world this week?  Then read on for Alex and Tay’s “Weekly Lesbian Round Up” in which we scour the web in order to present you with the best of the best in lesbian news. 

The Good:

1) The Queen of England congratulated the London Gay and Lesbian Switchboard on their 40th anniversary.  Notoriously tight- lipped when it came to publicly speaking about LGBT rights, Her Majesty made an exception today and sent a special message to the charitable organization whose aim is to provide resources, support and referrals to members of the LGBT community:  Best wishes and congratulations to all concerned on this most special anniversary.” 

Prime Minister David Cameron also chimed in by stating, “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard on reaching its 40th anniversary. Since 1974 there has been real progress towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.”  Awww.

2) Former Miss Kentucky beauty queen, Djuan Keila Trent, came out as queer last month and wrote a follow up blog post this week about the endless support she has received since the public announcement. A fellow queer lady feeling supported by the wider community is always cause for celebration. As Trent wrote, “So many gold stars!” We couldn’t agree more.

The Bad:

UC Berkeley students and sorority sisters turned lovers, Kylie Foo and Sophia Chaparro, were told by Christian sorority Alpha Delta Chi, that they had two options: break up or leave.  They were strong enough to choose the latter, but their struggle has been far from easy.

The Awesome:

Chances are that you were first introduced to Erika Linder in Katy Perry’s “Unconditional” music video.  But you may not know that she is also a renowned model, known for her androgyny and effortless gender-bending This week she starred as both the male and female in Crocker Jeans’ new campaign.  As Erika once explained, “I have too much imagination to just be one gender.”  Cheers to that.

Drop us a comment and let us know what the highlight of your week was.  We’d love to hear.  Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by.

xxx Alex and Tay

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes the Queen and Prime Minister congratulating the LLGS has to be my favorite highlight, and the PM acknowledging Bi and Trans* people as well is a great step forwards!


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