Posts Tagged ‘lesbian’

This Paragraph On AfterEllen Made My Day

// August 13th, 2010 // 660 Comments » // Lesbian

Xena and Gabrielle are the standard bearers of lesbian badassery. Every other lesbian and bisexual badass in the world should aspire to their greatness. They should place Xena and Gabrielle’s badass photos beside their beds and worship Xena and Gabrielle’s badass DVDs on an alter each morning while eating Xena and Gabrielle’s badass cereal for breakfast each morning out of Xena and Garbrielle’s badass collectible bowls. Xena and Gabrielle will never be out-badassed. Ever.

Thank you, Heather Hogan!

Full article: 16 Lesbian and Bisexual Badasses We Love

Genius YouTube Idea

// July 13th, 2010 // 609 Comments » // Internets, Lesbian

I just uploaded my first ever cheesy fan music video to YouTube (embedded below, but I warn you, very cheesy and probably of interest to NO ONE I KNOW) and was struck by an idea as I carefully entered all my disclaimers about “I don’t own this content blah blah blah”.

Why doesn’t YouTube allow uploaders to enter in the video copyright holder and enter in the audio copyright holder? Then those copyright holders could be notified and approve or disapprove the use of their material. If they approve, they get a portion of the Google ads proceeds from the video or can place in their own ad eg “buy this video here” or “watch more of this here”.

YouTube sort of does this by automagically detecting songs and putting in the iTunes link (I was quite impressed that it correctly identified my soundtrack) but why not give the uploaders the opportunity to do the right thing and the copyright owners the chance to make some money and promote their products in new ways?

Just a thought… and now the cheesy video!

Two Blogs Are Better Than One?

// December 7th, 2009 // 535 Comments » // Internets, Lesbian

I’m proud to announce the birth of a new blog I’ve started called Lesbian Of The Day. The basic aim is to feature one famous lesbian a day in order to increase positive visibility of successful, interesting and happy lesbians out there. I know when I was a young dykeling, positive images of lesbians were few and far between and I would have loved a site like this (well, any site really since the internets weren’t around then). Don’t expect any fantastic writing or analysis, I’m just gonna put up a big picture and say a few words.

Here’s the lucky lesbians of the days so far:

Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter

Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo

Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi

Mary Renault

Mary Renault

Mary Glasspool

Mary Glasspool

Facebook Ad Fail

// December 2nd, 2009 // 513 Comments » // Internets, Lesbian


A Childish Response

// July 6th, 2009 // 312 Comments » // Gaysville

So great to see the fight for marriage equality get started in Australia in earnest. There is a march on Saturday August 1st in all Aus capital cities which I have written on the calendar. Everyone, come along!

Posted via web from emilyjem’s posterous

P.S. Here is another one:

Top 100 Votes

// April 14th, 2009 // 4,062 Comments » // Lesbian

It’s that time of year! No, not the one day a year when I update the blog. Time to vote in the AfterEllen Top 100! If you are lesbian or bisexual, go and vote now.

Here are my top 20 most gorgeous female celebrities for 2009:

1. Jennifer Beals


2. Elizabeth Mitchell


3. Laurel Holloman



Movies To Get Excited About

// October 28th, 2008 // 393 Comments » // Lesbian, Moviesandtv

With my summer holidays from uni only weeks away, I’m looking forward to seeing some great movies over the break and here are a few trailers of upcoming ones that look intriguing!

The Unborn looks like a truly freaky horror movie of old, has that Exorcist or Omen vibe, but with some lovely modern effects thrown in. Also it has Stringer Bell, aka Idris Elba, in it, though I only recognised his voice and not his face.


Let’s Talk About The Ladies…

// May 21st, 2007 // 576 Comments » // Lesbian

afterellen are organising their own Top 100 Beautiful Women list after all the publicity that the Maxim one got last week. It will be interesting to see if the lesbian list differs greatly from the Maxim “men’s” list. (I can pretty much guarantee that Lindsay Lohan will not be number one!) After submitting my votes I thought it was a good time to give you my list of the top 10 most gorgeous women according to me! (Also I had a very hot dream about Katee Sackhoff last night).

So… here they are! NB: Jan would of course automatically top this list, but I am restricting it to famous people. Sorry Jan.

10. Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

She was gorgeous as troubled heroine Jean Grey in X-Men.

9. Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku

Mad, bad and dangerous to know on Buffy – no wonder I can’t resist!

8. Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Ah, Carmen de la Pica Morales! No woman would ever really leave a brick house like you at the altar as Shane did in the L Word.

7. Jackie Warner

Jackie Warner

Star of reality tv show Work Out, she may be the fittest lesbian in the world. What’s the difference between a straight girl and a lesbian? Jackie Warner.

6. Amber Benson

Amber Benson

As shy witch Tara on Buffy, she seemed like she has a lot of hidden depths, and absolutely gorgeous lips!


Life’s Pretty Straight Without…

// January 16th, 2006 // 5 Comments » // Internets, Lesbian, Obsessions

…a new gay girl tv show addiction! And yes folks, I’ve found a good one. It’s a new US cable teen show called South of Nowhere, and the main character is a teenage girl questioning her sexuality and having an intense relationship with her best friend. It’s great! I have downloaded all the episodes from here and am now completely hooked.

To celebrate, here is the Which South of Nowhere character are you? quiz!


Family insanity? Dramatic relationships? You’ve been through it all, and now you’ve stopped letting that stuff get to you. Your ultimate life goal, for this week at least, is to find people who appreciate you for you, not for who you’ve dated or how you dress. You’ll wear the mini-est of mini skirts without feeling self-conscious, but the thought of attending a school function gives you nightmares. You use sarcastic criticism as a way to keep people distant, because if they get close, they might discover you’re not as certain about everything as you pretend to be.

New Home

// August 24th, 2005 // 764 Comments » // Geekery, People

Okay, after some DRAMAS with moving the site, it’s now all transferred over to the new server at Digital Pacific. Please let me know if you come across any weirdness. Hopefully all will be smooth.

We’ve got some people coming over for lunch today who are the only other lesbians in the world* with a child with Down Syndrome – and they live 40mins drive away! What are the chances? Their little girl is 9 months younger than Archie. Should be fun.

*as far as we have been able to ascertain without putting any great effort into looking