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British tv cooking competitions: held in a large tent in the middle of a field, the host is a lesbian comedian and the judge is an adorable 80 year old woman, everything is a terrible pun, all the contestants are friends and cry when someone is eliminated

US tv cooking competitions: the set is a barely-lit dungeon, no one smiles in the entire series, rock/screamo musical intro, every sentence is emphasised with a cymbal crash, everyone hates each other especially the judges, at least one contestant is introduced holding a gun

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Gay Girl Straight Girl: Season 1
Two friends take on NYC: dating, friendships, adulting, and the search for everything but themselves.

Good afternoon Kate fans!  I don’t usually (read: ever) hit y’all up with promos for things, but this is the exception.  A bomb-ass up-and-coming lesbian comedian, Ashley Gavin, is making a web series called Gay Girl Straight Girl.  She has shown the pilot to some major-ass networks and they LOVE it, but they want to see more episodes, which are expensive af to make.  Enter Kickstarter, which has already helped them raise half of their money!  If anyone feels like helping create more lesbian comedy (and lord knows we need it!), consider donating to help them reach their goal.  Seriously.  This girl is THE BEST, and u KNOW u wanna see shit like this on TV!!! <3  It WILL be on TV if we make this fuckin happen!!! <3

Thanks for your time, baes <3  I’ll get back to regular Kate posting now <3

anonymous asked:

I'm annoyed that people think hateful comments are necessary?? Like, while there are actual homophobes and actual transphobes out there doing horrible things, stop wasting your energy picking on a pro LGBT celebrity who made a mistake a decade ago.

Ya exactly!! There are people out there that actually hate our community. We don’t need to fight a lesbian comedian that did something stupid when she was 22.

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MAY 23 - LEA DELARIA

Over twenty years ago in 1993, Lea DeLaria stepped on stage at The Arsenio Hall Show and blurted out, “It’s the 1990s … It’s hip to be queer, and I’m a bi-i-i-i-ig dyke!” She became the first openly lesbian comic to appear on a late-night talk show, and shortly after, she hosted the first all-gay stand-up comedy special on television.

DeLaria recorded two comedy albums in the mid-nineties before shifting her career toward stage-acting. She starred alongside Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson in the 1998 Broadway revival of On The Town. In a review for The New York Times, Vincent Canby wrote that DeLaria left audiences numb with pleasure, comparing her “big, assertive stage personality“ to a young Ethel Merman. Both praise and talent combined led to a role as Eddie and Dr. Scott in the 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show.

Beyond Broadway, DeLaria has recorded several vocal jazz albums, once stating that it’s her “personal goal to bring be-bop jazz back into the gay and lesbian community". Her 2008 album The Live Smoke Sessions can be streamed on Spotify.

Though DeLaria has done film work in The First Wives Club, Edge of Seventeen and Ass Backwards, she is perhaps better known for her time spent on television. From 1999 to 2011, she had a recurring role as Madame Delphina (and Professor Del Fina) on the soap opera One Life To Live. She voiced the character Helga Phugly on the short-lived animated sitcom The Oblongs and held small roles on Matlock, The Drew Carey Show, Will & Grace and Californication.

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Badass Women Patterns on Etsy Now!

You asked and I listened!

For Women’s History Month I got inspired to make a series of Badass Women Leaders featuring a quote of theirs that I loved. I created 8 of them in March and they were such a hit and I had so many requests that I decided to create patterns for them so everyone can stitch the ladies.

YOU CAN BUY THEM NOW ON ETSY

I would love to see these up in every little girls bedroom, every office and every classroom in the country.

The current series includes:

Ada Lovelace
Aung San Suu Kyi
Bell Hooks
Ellen DeGeneres
Jane Goodall
Juana Ines De La Cruz
MalalaYousafzai
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You can buy them individually for $3/pattern OR you can get the whole set of 8 for only $12 -  HALF the price.

It took me like a million hours so it would break my heart if I saw people posting my patterns around the internet versus kicking in a few bucks to you know, be ethical and support my art.

When you buy the whole series you get:

* Shopping List
* Introduction to each woman
* Photo of completed piece for reference
* 3 patterns per woman

The first pattern shows you the cross stitches.

The second shows you all of the backstitching and outlining.

You could stop there and have a perfectly beautiful and complete piece, but for those of you with some advanced embroidery skills I have included a third pattern with all of the embellishment stitches I added to my original pieces! The only exception is Juana Ines De La Cruz, she has no embellishment stitches so you get the cross stitch and back stitch patterns only.

Each piece is stitched on AIDA 14 fabric in the image but use whatever fabric you like.

I will continue to add to this series forever and ever so if you have additional women you would like me to be adding please let me know. =)

Happy Stitching Friends!
Shannon

Trans Actress Bethany Black Joins Doctor Who Series 9

Trans comedian and actress Bethany Black has joined the cast of Doctor Who Series 9 – making her the first openly trans actor in the shows 52 year run.

Black, who has been dubbed “Britain’s only goth, lesbian, transsexual comedian” will have an as yet undisclosed guest star role in the new series.

Black will join The League of Gentleman’s Reece Shearsmith in the ninth episode of the new series, which was penned by fellow Gentleman alum Mark Gatiss.

“There’s a massive responsibility but you also know you can’t really represent anybody – you can’t even represent yourself,” she said at the time. “It is an absolute privilege and an honour to be representing trans people.”

Doctor Who Series 9 returns on September 19th.